Rock act Creed has confirmed its initial slate of 2002 North American tour dates. Currently confirmed tour dates begin with a Jan. 16 show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena, and stretch through to a Feb. 17 show at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.
Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will headline a Dec. 20 benefit for the United Mitochiondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The bill will also feature as-yet-unannounced special guests.
Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr spoke of their love for Harrison, who was the youngest member of the group. "We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music, and his sense of laughter," Starr said. McCartney described Harrison as "a lovely guy, full of humor. He was a beautiful man and the world will miss him."
It's not easy being Pink. Constantly in the public eye, the songstress has never been one to bite her tongue, as her comments have raised an eyebrow or two. Therefore, it seems logical that the 22-year-old recording artist would title her sophomore set "M!ssundaztood," which released Nov. 20 via Arista.
After a year of battling in court to be free of the contract she signed with Curb Records at age 12, LeAnn Rimes has made the surprising decision to re-sign with the label, Billboard Bulletin reports. "We're thrilled that we've come to a new agreement with LeAnn and anxious to start a brand-new chapter in our relationship," Curb chairman Mike Curb tells Bulletin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Modern rock quintet 311 is readying a pair of home videos for Dec. 11 release on Volcano. The group's 1996 VHS release "Enlarged to Show Detail" is getting an upgrade to DVD, and its sequel, "Enlarged to Show Detail 2" will see release the same day in both VHS and DVD formats.
Canadian pop/rock star Nelly Furtado has begun lining up North American tour dates for the New Year, which will be preceded by a host of appearances at radio station-sponsored holiday concerts. Dates in 2002 are set to begin Jan. 28 in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently run through April 18 in Toronto. Furtado will also appear Sunday (Dec. 2) at the My VH1 Music Awards, at which she is nominated in the Welcome to the Bigtime category.
George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58. Harrison died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday (Nov. 29) at a friend's Los Angeles home following a battle with cancer, longtime friend Gavin De Becker said late yesterday. Harrison's wife, Olivia Harrison, and son Dhani, 24, were with him.
The 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The event, which benefits the organization's goals of preserving Tibetan culture, so far boasts scheduled performances by David Bowie, Philip Glass, and the Kronos Quartet. Glass, who is a VP on the Tibet House board, will serve as the event's artistic director as he has done with past editions of the concert.
Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after selling a whopping 887,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and leads a charge of four top-10 debuts. This easily marks Creed's best week on the chart, blowing by the 316,000 first-week units the band's "Human Clay" sold in October 1999.
Residents and officials of Highland Park, Mich., are up in arms about Eminem's plans to burn down a house during the filming of "The Untitled Detroit Project." The rapper's request comes with a pledge to demolish three vacant homes, a $2,000 donation to a Highland Park charity, and a lecture to high school students about the movie business.