.

Zombie Joins Coalition Concerts

Lineups taking shape for Grammys Eve

December 21, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Rob Zombie has teamed up with Korn and Ozzy Osbourne to play the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Grammys Eve. The metal lineup is one of five pre-Grammy shows dubbed "The Concerts for Artists Rights" staged by the Recording Artists Coalition to benefit the organization's efforts to assist artists seeking better deals with major labels.

The organization was spearheaded by Sheryl Crow and Don Henley, who will perform with the Eagles. They are both part of the lineup at the Forum that also includes Dixie Chicks, Elton John, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks. No Doubt, the Offspring and Weezer will perform at the Long Beach Arena. Clint Black, Trisha Yearwood and other country artists will perform at an as-yet-undetermined venue. More artists and shows are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Recording Artist Coalition is in the process of lobbying the California legislature and Congress to review industry practices that artists deem coercive and unfair. Specifically the organization is seeking to repeal the California State Labor Code amendment which made music industry contracts exempt from the "Seven Year Statute," limiting personal service contracts to a maximum of seven years.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com