Thursday, February 12, 2009

Music News & Notes

Limp Bizkit Reuntited

The original lineup of Limp Bizkit is reuniting for a tour and new album, according to a statement from Interscope Records.

Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto and DJ Lethal were last together in the fall of 2001, after which Borland left the band to focus on his own music.

Limp Bizkit has essentially been on hiatus since then and Durst has been devoting his time and energies to directing and acting in films.

Although all dates are not confirmed yet, the band is scheduled to play international festivals this spring, including shows in Eastern Europe, as well as Germany's "Rock Am Ring" and "Rock Im Park" festivals.

According to a joint statement released by the crew: “We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other.”

Limp Bizkit was one of the most popular rock bands in the world and their first three albums have sold in excess of 20 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.



Paul Stanley has recently confirmed the start of recording a new KISS album. "It's a KISS album in the most true and classic sense. We're recording it in analog, not digital, and writing it ourselves."


Ozzy Working On New Music

Ozzy Osbourne is said to be putting his annual Ozzfest festival on hold for 2009 while he completes work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "Black Rain" is due around Thanksgiving and will be co-produced by Osbourne with Kevin Churko.


Top Ten Moneymakers for 2008

Interestingly the top five moneymakers are also the five acts that earned the most on tour, and in the same order, according to Billboard Boxscore.

1. Madonna: $242,176,466
2. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766
3. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964
4. The Police: $109,976,894
5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237
6. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,990
7. Neil Diamond: $82,174,000
8. Rascall Flatts: $63,522,160
9. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,814
10. Coldplay: $62,175,555

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