Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on June 29, 1996, was originally released in VHS form in 1998.
Eclectic U.K. duo Dead Can Dance will be celebrated with the three-CD boxed set "Dead Can Dance 1981-1998," due Nov. 6 from 4AD/Rhino. The release includes three audio CDs featuring 47 career-spanning tracks, such as a 1980 session on the U.K. John Peel radio show and the group's previously unreleased final recording, "The Lotus Eaters."
Songstress Barbra Streisand will on Oct. 30 release her first holiday album in 34 years, "Christmas Memories" (Columbia). The album will be the artist's first studio release since 1999's "A Love Like Ours." It features Streisand's interpretations of 12 religious or Christmas-themed songs, including Schubert's "Ave Maria," which was also included on Streisand's 1967 release, "A Christmas Album."
David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 20) at Madison Square Garden, is an appearance via satellite by Janet Jackson. Additional tickets for the event will also go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 16) through Ticketmaster outlets.
As much as he enjoys being a road animal, Lenny Kravitz says he digs being sequestered in the studio even more. "I get hooked on experimenting with different sounds and vibes-and the opportunity to unlock my subconscious and see what's lurking below the surface," Kravitz explains. "Sometimes, I don't even know where I'm going to wind up once I start the process of making a new record."
The Barenaked Ladies are the latest addition to Music Without Borders Live, the Oct. 21 benefit concert at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The pop act will join previously announced artists Alanis Morissette, the Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, and Bruce Cockburn. Each artist is expected to play a 40 minute set during the show, which will air live on Canadian music network MuchMusic.
Bob Dylan wanted tighter security for his current tour, but he didn't expect to be held up at the door before his own show because he didn't have a backstage pass. Dylan, on the road in support of his new Columbia album "Love and Theft," was set to play the last Oregon stop on his tour Tuesday night when he had trouble getting through a checkpoint at the Jackson County Exposition Center in Medford.
The Alliance of Neighbors benefit concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Phoebe Snow, and Joan Jett will be broadcast live Friday (Oct. 19) via Philadelphia-based cable television provider Comcast's CN8-The Comcast Network channel. The event will be the second of two sold-out shows at the 1,400-capacity Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., to benefit area victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album "Fever" started its second week on top.
After prodigious LSD intake warped his psyche and cost him his creative leadership in Pink Floyd, the fragile Syd Barrett was helped into the studio by Floyd's new overlords, David Gilmour and Roger Waters.