Music Buzz #7
Which guitarist left a popular rock band, which cowboy's rounded up tunes for a new CD and what are the ladies of Destiny's Child planning to do in the next couple of years.
Limp Bizkit's guitarist Wes Borland has left the band. According to a statement released by the band's management, there are no hard feelings. "Both Limp Bizkit and Borland will continue to pursue their respective musical careers," the statement said. "Both wish each other the best of luck in all future endeavors."
Cowboy Garth Brooks is set to release his first new CD in four years. Scarecrow, will be Garth's eighth album and is scheduled to hit stores November 13, 2001. "At the end of last year I made a commitment to Capitol that I would try to bring them one more album," Garth says of the follow up to 1997's Sevens. "This is the result of that effort, a real labor of love, that I'm proud to hold up next to all of our previous releases."
The first single, Wrapped Up In You, has already been released to radio. Garth has hinted that Scarecrow could be his last album but he hasn't hung up his saddle and spurs yet.
Get set for a greatest hits CD from those obnoxious Green Day rockers. The disc is titled International Superhits and is making its way to a store near you on November 13, 2001. The 21-song CD will also include two new tracks, Maria and Poprocks & Coke. A DVD of all the band's videos will be released the same day.
Eminem is officially available again. His divorce from Kimberly Mathers has been finalized and the ex-couple will share legal custody of their five year-old daughter, Hailie Jade.
The independent women of Destiny's Child are each planning on releasing solo projects at different times in the next year and a half. This way the girls won't be in competition and they can pursue film and TV projects when they have the time. Michelle Williams is planning to have a gospel disc ready for early next year, according to the group's manager Mathew Knowles. (Ya, he's Beyonce's daddy.)
Beyonce Knowles could be starring opposite Mike Myers in Austin Powers 3: Goldmember as the female lead. She is in negotiations for the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will also begin work on her solo project, which is due out next fall. And last but not least, Kelly Rowland's CD should be ready sometime in early 2003. Until then, Kelly plans to make some TV appearances starting with a guest spot on the Nickelodeon show, Taina. Kelly's episode will be shot in early December, 2001.