Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2000 but making its DVD debut Nov. 25 via Johnson's Brushfire label.
In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but the song isn't about the explosions or the fires.
2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newcomer and U.K. act of the year, and her song, "It Takes More," wins best single.
In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album sells a whopping 509,600 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to lead nine albums into the top-20.