Although the Shortlist Music Prize won't be handed out until Nov. 11, as an indication of the event's growing prestige, the Shortlist has already lined up judges and sponsors. Listmakers include Norah Jones, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Jack Black, the Cure's Robert Smith and three returning names: Perry Farrell, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme and the Roots' ?uestlove.
Mark Knopfler's fourth solo album will be released Sept. 28 via Warner Bros. Dubbed "Shangri-La," the set is the former Dire Straits leader's follow-up to 2002's acclaimed "The Ragpicker's Dream." The 14-track album is named for the Malibu, Calif., studio where it was recorded.
Rapper Lil' Wayne shot a music video at the closed 108-year-old Ohio State Reformatory, which has become a popular backdrop for videos and movies. About 30 teens showed up Tuesday for a glimpse of the 21-year-old rapper during the shoot for the song "Go DJ" from his album "Tha Carter."
Queen is getting ready to rock Las Vegas. The legendary rock group's stage musical "We Will Rock You," which has been playing to sold-out crowds in London since 2002, will make its North American debut at the Paris Las Vegas hotel on the Strip.