Billboard Bits: 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill'

News on 'Committed,' Duff, 'King of the Hill'

DMBTime-Life will on Jan. 27 release "Committed 2 Rock," a compilation with tracks from a host of today's most popular modern rock, alternative and inspirational rock acts, in the style of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series.

"Committed 2 Rock" will feature cuts by Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Nickelback, 311 and Moby, as well as tracks by inspirational-leaning acts P.O.D., Jars Of Clay, Lifehouse and DC Talk. Creed's "Higher" will mark the first time the multi-platinum band has contributed a song to a compilation disc.

Here is the track list for "Committed 2 Rock":

"Alive," P.O.D.
"The Middle," Jimmy Eat World
"Higher," Creed
"Breathe," Nickelback
"Flood," Jars Of Clay
"Learn To Fly," Foo Fighters
"Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse
"Heavy," Collective Soul
"Here's to the Night," Eve 6
"Wherever You Will Go," the Calling
"I Did It," Dave Matthews Band
"Friends & Family," Trik Turner
"My Own Worst Enemy," Lit
"Pinch Me," Barenaked Ladies
"Natural Blues," Moby
"Praise You," Fatboy Slim
"Supernatural," DC Talk
"Amber," 311

-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.

DuffHilary Duff's Saturday (Nov. 22) concert at Los Angeles' Roxy Theater will be streamed lived as part of AOL's BroadBAND Rocks! Series. The sold-out show will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and will be available on demand to AOL for Broadband members for seven days after the show.

Duff kicks off her first headlining concert tour tonight (Nov. 17) in Phoenix. After a nine-show stretch that ends Dec. 1 in Tampa, Fla., the 16-year-old artist will head into a round of radio station-sponsored holiday events around the country through mid-December. For full details, visit her
official Web site.

Duff is touring in support of "Metamorphosis" (Buena Vista), which topped The Billboard 200 two weeks after its late-August release. The set, which has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, is No. 11 in its 11th week on the tally.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

GeorgeCountry stars George Strait, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley and Deanna Carter will cross over into the world of animation on an upcoming episode of the Fox series "King of the Hill." The artists voice characters in the Dec. 14 installment of the show, in which they encounter main characters Hank and Bobby Hill at a truck stop.

"I've always loved 'King of the Hill,'" Strait said in a statement. "As a Texan myself, I can relate to the characters' pride in their state. [His character] Cornell is pretty tough on the Hills but at least they drew me with five fingers. On 'The Simpsons,' they only have four!"

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.