Shania Twain will tour North America this fall, Billboard.com has learned. Due to be officially announced tomorrow (Aug. 19), the trek will kick off the tour Sept. 25 in Hamilton, Ont., and is scheduled to last through a Dec. 7 stop in Vancouver. The initial list consists of 18 shows, with the tour's first leg expected to play about 40 dates.
The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) will be honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics" is due Oct. 7 via Death Row/Koch Records.
Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland will be required to continue counseling and rehab sessions, as well as submit to random drug testing.
Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Century Award was created in 1994 by the magazine's then-editor in chief, the late Timothy White, and then-publisher, Howard Lander, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication.
When the Afghan Whigs called it quits in 2001, singer/frontman Greg Dulli's future had already begun in the form of his Twilight Singers side project, which had released its Columbia debut "Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers" the year before.