Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and Don Henley are among the artists set to appear at a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor In Chief Timothy White. White, who was 50, died of an apparent heart attack on June 27. Proceeds from the concert will benefit White's family, which includes 10-year-old twin sons. Several of White's favorite charities will also benefit from the show.
One of the longest celebrity marriages is over. Actress Valerie Bertinelli and rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently announced they secretly separated 10 months ago. They've been married for 21 years and have an 11-year-old son, Wolfgang.
July 16, Maverick Records will release the motion picture soundtrack to Austin Powers In Goldmember. The album features tracks by Britney Spears and Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child. Knowles' Work It Out will be released as the first single. She co-stars with Mike Myers in the movie. Spears, who has a cameo in the film, contributed the track Boys from her latest album Britney. Austin Powers In Goldmember will hit U.S. theaters on July 26.
EMI Records will issue a 30th anniversary collection of David Bowie's 1972 album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The double CD contains all 11 songs from the original release, plus a bonus disc of twelve rare and previously unreleased tracks. In other news, Bowie will kick off a series of North American concert on July 28, as part of Moby's Area2 festival tour.
July 16, Rhino Records will release Trail of Memories: The Randy Travis Anthology. The 2-CD set features 44 tracks from 13 of his albums issued between 1986 and 1999. Fifteen of those songs reached Number One on Billboard's Country Singles chart. On July 19, Randy will begin his U.S. summer concert tour with an appearance at the Country Jam USA festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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The 2002 Rochester MusicFest takes place July 14-21 in Rochester, New York. Rhythm-and-blues stars Ashanti, Tweet, the Isley Brothers and Al Green are scheduled to perform concerts during the weeklong event. In addition, free shows will be put on by a host of other acts, including Mary Mary, Third World, and the Smithereens.
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July 17 the classic rock band Yes will kick off a North American tour in Seattle, Washington. The group's lineup features lead vocalist Jon Anderson, keyboardist Rick Wakeman (who last performed with Yes in the mid-1990s), drummer Alan White, bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Steve Howe. Yes will be touring in support of its new 5-CD box set In A Word: Yes (1969- ),which will be released on July 30.
Swedish pop group A*Teens will embark on a North American summer tour this week. Dates begin on July 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group will be promoting its latest album Pop 'Til You Drop. U.S. concerts will wrap up on August 26 in Syracuse, New York.
Eminem, Ludacris and Papa Roach will headline the 2nd "Anger Management Tour," set to begin on July 18 in Buffalo, New York. The 30-date outing is scheduled to end in Auburn Hills, Michigan on September 8.
Tim McGraw, Bob Dylan, Journey, the Doors and Stone Temple Pilots are among the acts appearing on the "Open Road Tour." Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is sponsoring the 10-city trek. U.S. dates begin on July 19 in Atlanta, Georgia and cover five weekends through late October. They'll also take the tour to Canada, Mexico, Spain, Australia and Japan before wrapping up dates in Germany in July of 2003.