U2, 'NSync signed on to
By Ellen Simonson
Daily Cougar Staff
Irish rockers U2, boy band 'NSync and piano
goddess Alicia Keys are the first three artists confirmed to play at the
44th Grammy Awards (Feb. 27
Citing the "diversity and limitless talent"
of the artists, Recording Academy President Michael Greene said the 2002
show will be the "most
dynamic ever." 'NSync — which will be
touring this spring — is scheduled to play with a "special guest," most
likely rapper Nelly.
New album already? Say it ain't so!
Catchy-yet-melancholy band Weezer has announced
a tentative release date for its upcoming album Maladroit.
The album, the band's fourth, is scheduled
to come out in April and will include such singles as "Take Control," "Dope
Noise" and "Keep Fishin'."
The name Maladroit was suggested by a
fan. Weezer's most recent (and second self-titled) album was released in
Rapper Corey Miller (better known as C-Murder,
or the younger brother of Master P) was arrested Friday for first-degree
murder. Miller is alleged
to have fatally shot 16-year-old Steve
Thomas at a club in New Orleans on Jan. 12. In August, C-Murder was charged
with two counts of
attempted first-degree murder for pulling
a gun at a club in Baton Rouge, La.
All for nothing
Janet Jackson announced Tuesday that she
may retire from the road after her current tour. The All For You tour was
launched in July and
punctuated by several cancellations and
postponments, many because of Jackson's exhaustion. She canceled her European
tour in response to
the Sept. 11 attacks and will resume playing
Friday in Louisville, Ky. The tour will end Feb. 16 in Honolulu.
Canadian "godfather of grunge" Neil Young
is set to release a new album March 26. Young, who attained prominence
in the '70s with singles like
"Heart of Gold," will also be touring
beginning in February with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
The new album, titled Are You Passionate?,
is said to be "an eclectic batch of hearfelt love songs." It will include
"Let's Roll," Young's musical
reaction to the heroism of Sept. 11 Flight
93 passenger Todd Beamer. Beamer led the other passengers in a revolt against
the plane's hijackers.