Vertical Horizon is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to its 1999 double platinum RCA set "Everything You Want." The new album, "Go," is due Sept. 24, according to a post from drummer Ed Toth on the band's official Web site.
Matt Groening, creator of the animated Fox series "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," will curate the 2003 U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, to be held in June on the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) campus.
U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has unveiled details for a U.S. club tour in August and a U.K. arena tour in October. The U.S. dates begin Aug. 6 in Boston and wrap Aug. 20 in Los Angeles, while the U.K. dates get underway Oct. 4 in Glasgow and wrap Oct. 23 in Belfast. Tickets for these shows will be available in advance to registered members of Coldplay's official Web site.
Los Angeles-based digital media device manufacturer SongPro Inc. will release this fall an add-on component for Nintendo's hand-held gaming system, Game Boy, that will allow it to double as a MP3 music player, Billboard Bulletin reports. It will also be able to store and play back files encoded in Microsoft's WMA format.
The surviving members of the Who turned their mourning into defiant energy in their first concert since last week's sudden death of founding bassist John Entwistle. Guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey kicked off a North American tour last night (July 1) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Pino Palladino filling in for Entwistle.
Rosemary Clooney, the mellow-voiced singer who co-starred with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" and staged a dramatic comeback after her career was nearly destroyed by drugs and alcohol, died Saturday. She was 74. Clooney died shortly after 6 p.m. at her Beverly Hills, Calif., home surrounded by her family, her publicist said. She had been hospitalized earlier this month after suffering a recurrence of lung cancer.
The Grateful Dead will live again, as Wisconsin's Walworth County board voted 5-0 Friday to allow the band to hold a reunion concert Aug. 3-4. Billed as "Terrapin Station -- A Grateful Dead Family Reunion," the concerts will be held at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, about 30 miles from Milwaukee.
A mass of Christian burial for late Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White will be celebrated tomorrow (July 2) at 10 a.m. at Boston's Paulist Center (Five Park St.). The family will receive friends and relatives today from 5-8 p.m. at J.S. Waterman & Sons Eastman-Waring funeral home (495 Commonwealth Ave.).
Elvis Presley and Eminem maintained their supremacy at the top of the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (June 30). "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Vs. JXL (RCA) is Britain's No. 1 single for a third week, while "The Eminem Show" (Interscope/Polydor) tops the album survey for a fifth-straight frame.