New Dashboard Confessional Album Due In July

New Dashboard Confessional Album Due In July

Dashboard Confessional will issue "A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar," the follow-up to its 2001 disc "The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most" in July, Vagrant Records owner/president Rich Egan tells Billboard.com. The new disc was produced by Gil Norton (the Pixies, Foo Fighters) and includes such songs as "Carry This Picture for Luck," and "Hands Down," the latter of the which was previously released in live form on the group's 2002 "MTV Unplugged" set.
Isley Brothers To Plant 'Body Kiss'

Isley Brothers To Plant 'Body Kiss'

DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new album by legendary soulsters the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, aka Mr. Biggs. The album is already off to a good start, as first single "What Would You Do?" is No. 28 this week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Orrico Set For 'American Dreams'

Orrico Set For 'American Dreams'

Pop artist Stacie Orrico has landed a part on an upcoming episode of the nostalgic NBC series "American Dreams." She'll have an acting role and sing the Angels' 1963 No. 1 Billboard single "My Boyfriend's Back" with the show's teenage female leads, Brittany Snow (Meg) and Vanessa Lengies (Roxanne). The 16-year-old artist's version of the song is also slated to appear on an upcoming "American Dreams" soundtrack album.
Def Jam Guilty Of Fraud In Suit From TVT

Def Jam Guilty Of Fraud In Suit From TVT

A jury in New York Federal Court on Friday found Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) chairman Lyor Cohen and Def Jam Records liable for fraud, copyright infringement, and breach of contract regarding the planned release by TVT Records of a...
Duran Duran Boxes Up Singles

Duran Duran Boxes Up Singles

While Duran Duran continues to work on its forthcoming reunion album, Capitol has announced the release of a 13-disc box set to commemorate the band's singles. Due June 10, "The Singles Box 81-85" will retail for about $50, with each CD featuring between two and four tracks. Each disc will contain the original B-sides.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That.
Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

Phish Announces Summer Tour, 'It' Event

Phish will cap its 21-date summer U.S. tour with It, a two-day event to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. The revered Vermont-based jam band previously held its Great Went and Lemonwheel festivals on the same site in 1997 and 1998, before crowds of more than 60,000 people.
R.E.M. Unwraps 'The Final Straw'

R.E.M. Unwraps 'The Final Straw'

Following the lead of the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp, and DJ Shadow and Zack de la Rocha, R.E.M. has posted a new anti-war song on its official Web site.
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Previewing new releases from Celine Dion, Linkin Park, Ringo Starr, Brian McKnight, and more.
'Chicago,' Eminem Score Oscars

'Chicago,' Eminem Score Oscars

The big screen musical "Chicago" was the big winner last night (March 23), taking six Oscars home from the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, including best picture. Among the Miramax film's honors was a best supporting actress trophy for the eight-months pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones, who also performed the "Chicago" song "I Move On" with fellow cast member and nominee Queen Latifah. Rapper Eminem won the best song award along with Jeff Bass and Luis Resto for "Lose Yourself," from the film "8 Mile."

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