Korn have canceled two Canadian dates of their Tour With No Name, which started Thursday, because one member, whose name wasn't disclosed, returned to Los Angeles on a personal matter. Fans holding tickets for the Toronto stop on June 26 and the Montreal's visit the following day are asked to hold their tickets, which will be honored during the band's fall tour. ... Britney Spears has another #1 in her collection she's at the
top of this year's Forbes Celebrity 100, the financial magazine's
annual ranking of "fame and clout." Spears topped Tiger Woods
(#2) and Steven Spielberg (#3), while the other artists in the top
10 are Madonna (#4), U2 (#5), 'NSYNC (#6)
and Mariah Carey (#7) who, despite a turbulent year, herself beat
out Oprah Winfrey (#8), Michael Jordan (#9) and
Tom Hanks (#10). ... Alicia Keys, Nas and
3LW are among those expected to support Teens in Motion, a
non-profit group to help New York City teenagers through social and
educational programs, at a charity event on June 26 at B.B. King's Blues
Club in Manhattan. Olivia, Mario, Avant and
Jimmy Cozier are also anticipated to attend. ...
Photogenic U.K. trio BBMak have set an August 27 release date for their second album, Into Your Head. The first new single from Christian, Mark and Ste is "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)." ... Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer and the Rentals, is playing an acoustic show June 28 at the Morgan Phillips mattress store in Beverly Hills. Ex-Cake guitarist Greg Brown will sit with Sharp, who will be performing on a mattress. ... British singer/songwriter Beth Orton will return to America for her second summer tour in support of Daybreaker, due July 30. The outing begins July 28 in New York and crosses the country before ending August 22 in Los Angeles. ... Electronic music collective Gus Gus will release their third studio album, Attention, on August 27. The record marks their first with singer Earth. ...
A former Beatle has been performing with monkeys seriously. At the recommendation of Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney spent four hours with two apes at a research lab in Atlanta, where he sang them "Eleanor Rigby" and a new song, and the primates joined the rock legend on keyboards and drums. ... Joel Petersen, bassist for Omaha's the Faint, will release his first solo album, Broken Spindles, in September. His publicist described the record as Aphex Twin meets retro '80s goth. ... Nothingface have written about 20 new songs for their next record. Pre-production begins next month, and the band plans to enter the recording studio in September and finish the album in time for an early 2003 release. ... Carlos Santana and Rubén Blades guest on Revolución de Amor, the seventh album from Mexican rock band Maná, due August 20. Santana is returning a favor from Maná, who appeared on "Corazon Espinado" from his 1999 smash, Supernatural. ...
Nelly was the guest of honor Wednesday night at a shindig held by Universal Records and The Source magazine at club Suede in New York. The party was not only to celebrate the June 25 release of Nellyville, but also to congratulate the rapper for appearing on the cover of the publication's July 2002 issue. ... Not to be outdone by their newsstand rivals, Vibe magazine had a party within walking distance to celebrate their current issue with Ashanti on the cover. The singer was on hand with members of her Murder Inc. fam to perform two songs: "Happy" and "Foolish." ...
Though it's been talked about for months, Arista Records and Bad Boy Records ended their partnership on Thursday (June 20). Under the agreement, label chief P. Diddy keeps his entire catalog as well as every artist on Bad Boy. ... Ludacris and Musiq will make an appearance on the Showtime series "Soul Food" in an episode entitled "Tonight at Noon," during which Musiq will perform his new single, "Don't Change." The new season of "Soul Food" kicks off on June 26. (MTV's parent company, Viacom, also owns Showtime.) ...
David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar have announced dates for the second leg of their co-headlining tour. The shows begin July 23 in Bossier City, Louisiana and wrap up on September 7 in Las Vegas. ... Nine Days and Blues Traveler are slated to perform at Ben & Jerry's One World-One Heart music festival on June 22 at the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont. The event, which also features Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Samples, the Iguanas and Sarah Harmer on the bill, will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free. ...
Erykah Badu has returned to the studio to record new material for a yet-untitled EP, due August 27. The first single, "Love of My Life," features Common and will appear on the soundtrack for the Taye Diggs film "Brown Sugar," which will feature appearances by Method Man, Mos Def, Queen Latifah and former New Edition member Ralph Tresvant. ... Also due August 27 is Lost in Space, Aimee Mann's follow-up to 2000's Bachelor No. 2, on the singer's own label. Mann's husband, Michael Penn, guests on the record, along with Jason Falkner and Jon Brion.