Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a special online promotion in advance of the Oct. 16 release of his new Epic studio album, "Down to Earth." Since late last week, one track from each of his prior 12 studio albums has been available for streaming download from Osbourne's official Web site each weekday until street date. On Oct. 15, the new set will stream online in its entirety.
Just hours after Janet Jackson canceled a 22-date European tour, citing travel concerns in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Weezer has called off its own 16-date European tour "due to the unsettling and tragic circumstances of the recent events in the U.S.," according to a statement. The trek was due to begin Oct. 9 in Copenhagen and run through a Nov. 1 date in Glasgow.
Janet Jackson has canceled her forthcoming European concert, tour citing travel concerns for her entourage following the terrorist attacks in the U.S. last month. "My European fans are among the most loyal and I was very excited to share this show with them," Jackson says in a statement. "I have agonized over this decision. Like most people, the events of Sept. 11 have troubled me enormously and I remain concerned about the foreseeable future. If anything happened to anyone on this tour, I could never forgive myself."
Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphia International ("Love Train," "For the Love of Money") and EMI ("Have You Had Your Love Today"), the trio is anticipating the Oct. 9 release of its latest album, "For the Love . . ."
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez, wearing one of her trademark gowns with plunging neckline and low-cut back, married dancer and choreographer Cris Judd in a very private ceremony Saturday night at a private home in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, Calif., Lopez's publicist said.
The first-ever American edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be curated by Sonic Youth and held Oct.19-21 on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles, has been postponed. In a statement, the band said, "in lieu of the events of [September] 11th and the present volatile world climate, we have postponed ATP until early 2002." Sonic Youth was to have also performed at the event, alongside such acts as Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stereolab, Television, and ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus.