DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

DMB Spring Tour Kicks Off In April

As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in Vancouver. The shows will feature as-yet-unconfirmed opening acts. "We've been in the stadiums for a while, and now we've made a conscious decision to downsize and make it easier on everybody," the band's manager Coran Capshaw told Billboard in November.
Gorillaz Polish 'G-Sides'

Gorillaz Polish 'G-Sides'

U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz will release the B-sides/rarities album "G-Sides" Feb. 26 via Virgin. The nine-track set includes the new songs "Faust" and "The Sounder;" remixes of "19-2000" (one each by Soulchild and Wiseguys/House Of Wisdom remix) and "Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher remix) from the group's eponymous debut; the B-sides "Ghost Train," "Hip Albatross," and "12D3;" and videos for "Tomorrow Comes Today" and "Rock the House."
Girls Against Boys Signs With Jade Tree

Girls Against Boys Signs With Jade Tree

After a lone album for Geffen, veteran New York-based underground rock act Girls Against Boys has returned to the independent label ranks via a two-album deal with Jade Tree. The group is recording its as-yet-untitled label debut in Brooklyn, N.Y., with producer Ted Nicely, who helmed three of GVSB's acclaimed Touch & Go albums in the mid-'90s.
Super Bowl To Explode With Music

Super Bowl To Explode With Music

The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical entertainment, and plenty of it will be televised during the Fox network's extensive coverage of the game and the pre-game circus, according to a National Football League (NFL) spokesperson.
Universal To Pay Musicians $4.75 Million

Universal To Pay Musicians $4.75 Million

As many as 300 musicians and their families who claimed they were owed royalties from Universal Music Group may receive part of a $4.75 million settlement.
311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

311, Hoobastank Bond For Int'l Tour

Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in San Francisco and conclude April 6 in St. Louis. Incubus is also on the bill for the international dates but will not be a part of the U.S. portion of the tour.
Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of that song for over a year before I recorded it," she notes with a smile. "It felt like my ace in the hole. It's such a beautiful song on every level. I couldn't wait to get into the studio and sing it."
Update: Adam Ant Committed To Mental Hospital

Update: Adam Ant Committed To Mental Hospital

Adam Ant (real name: Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the 1980s, has been committed to a London psychiatric hospital after being arrested for firearms offenses, police said today (Jan. 16). Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police on Monday -- just 24 hours after he was accused of...
Emilio Estefan Accused Of Sexual Advances

Emilio Estefan Accused Of Sexual Advances

A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr., accusing him of threats and unwanted sexual advances. But Estefan, the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, yesterday (Jan. 15) disputed the allegations through his lawyer and described actor Juan Carlos Diaz as an unwanted trespasser.
Paul McCartney To Lead Super Bowl Tribute

Paul McCartney To Lead Super Bowl Tribute

Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit of everyday heroes" during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI, set for Feb. 3 at the New Orleans Superdome. When contacted, a McCartney spokesperson could not confirm whether the performance would comprise the track "Freedom," which the artist debuted at the Concert for New York City, or a new song written specifically for the occasion.
Wainwright Plans Headlining Tour

Wainwright Plans Headlining Tour

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will launch his first headlining club/theater tour Feb. 8 in Boston. The trek, which comes in support of the artist's sophomore album, "Poses" (DreamWorks), will feature fellow singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson (son of folk rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson), opening all but the Feb. 14 show in New York (that show will be opened by Antony Hegarty).
Neil Young Feeling 'Passionate' This Spring

Neil Young Feeling 'Passionate' This Spring

Rock legend Neil Young has given his next Reprise album the working title "Are You Passionate?" and is shooting for a March 26 release, according to a spokesperson. Young's backing band for the set could not be confirmed, but fan sites have reported that Crazy Horse guitarist Pancho Sampedro and frequent Young collaborators Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) and Booker T. Jones (keyboards) all contributed to the sessions.
Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

Mandy Moore's 'Cry' Heralds Soundtrack

Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of that song for over a year before I recorded it," she notes with a smile. "It felt like my ace in the hole. It's such a beautiful song on every level. I couldn't wait to get into the studio and sing it."

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