Beck discusses 'Song Reader' in LA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rock artist Beck made a rare public appearance in Los Angeles to talk about his sheet music project "Song Reader" and answer audience questions.
'Trespassing' tops the U.S. album chart

'Trespassing' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

Kings of Leon set for Bonnaroo fest

MANCHESTER, Tenn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and Kris Kristofferson are confirmed to perform at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music and arts festival, organizers said.
Weird Al releases 'Craigslist' single

Weird Al releases 'Craigslist' single

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. comedic singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic Tuesday released his new single "Craigslist," an homage to the Doors, Jive Records said.
The Who honored at VH1 show

The Who honored at VH1 show

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- The long-running British rock band The Who has been honored by a bevy of fellow rockers at a VH1 charity event in Los Angeles, the cable network says.
The Who to reunite for 'VH1 Rock Honors'

The Who to reunite for 'VH1 Rock Honors'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- The iconic British rock band The Who is to reunite for a rare performance on the upcoming "VH1 Rock Honors" show in Los Angeles, VH1 has announced.

'Oblivion' wins Spike TV best-game award

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The fantasy-themed role-playing game "Oblivion" won the coveted fourth annual Spike TV Video Game Award in a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Led Zeppelin pulls out of Jack Black film

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Led Zeppelin originally approved the use of "Stairway to Heaven" in the upcoming Tenacious D film, but demanded the song be pulled after the scene was filmed.

Jack Black to host MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Musician and actor/comedian Jack Black will host this year's MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Glinda and Belle debut as TastiSkank

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Kate Reinders, who plays Glinda in "Wicked," and Sarah Litzsinger, who is Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," get down as TastiSkank at Ars Nova in New York.

Black plays Herod in 'Superstar' benefit

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Jack Black, lead singer of the Tenacious D band, will play King Herod alongside original stars of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a Hollywood benefit.

Jack Black elopes with That Dog musician

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Actor-musician Jack Black and his girlfriend, Tanya Haden, have eloped, it was reported Tuesday.

Amanda Bynes learns manliness from 'D'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Teen actress Amanda Bynes tells People magazine she listened to a lot of Tenacious D to prepare for her gender-bending role in "In She's the Man."

Casting complete for former 'Nicole' flick

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- "Nicole in the Country," which lost its title when real-life Nicole Kidman joined the cast, has added more star power with the signing of Jack Black.

New jukebox musical to get Hollywood debut

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Broadway's Laura Bell Bundy and Tenacious D.'s Kyle Glass will headline "Rock of Ages," a new jukebox musical set in the mid-1980s.

Student's Web site provides fiscal relief

CRICKLEY, England, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A British university student about to start a course in business management has already achieved real-world success as a Web entrepreneur.

Will Ferrell adds 'Fly on Wall' to roster

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Will Ferrell has considered adding one more project to a busy schedule that already includes nine films with "Fly on the Wall."

Cathy's World: Tim Conway 'On the Spot'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- I wish "On the Spot," the WB's new half scripted/half improvised comedy that premieres Thursday night at 9:30, were funnier. But the problem with improv is it g

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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

To put "Spider-Man's" record opening weekend box-office haul into perspective, look at it this way -- its $114 million gross was more than three times as much as the combined grosses of the rest of the Top 12 movies, and it accounted for more than 75 perc
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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

AEROSMITH Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton said Kid Rock, Shakira, Pink, Nelly, Nas, Papa Roach and Sum 41 have all signed on to participate in next month's second annual "mtvICON" tribute to the veteran rock band.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

'AMERICAN BANDSTAND' "American Bandstand" turns 50 this year and to celebrate, ABC-TV on May 3 will air a tribute to the music show that was hosted for so many years by perennial teenager Dick Clark.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

OZZFEST The 2002 edition of Ozzfest will feature the first appearances by the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, ...
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

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