Colombian vocalist Juanes will release his next Surco/Universal Music Latino album, "Un Dia Normal," on May 21. The set is the follow-up to "Fijate Bien," the title track of which won three Latin Grammys last year.
Sevendust, Filter, and Gravity Kills lead the lineup for the inaugural Locobazooka tour, due to kick off June 27 at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Audiovent, Nonpoint, Reveille, and Mushroomhead are also confirmed for the trek, with additional bands to be added.
Actor/comedian Jamie Foxx will star as legendary musician Ray Charles in Crusader Entertainment's "Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Story," for which Mark Rydell ("For the Boys," "On Golden Pond") is in talks to direct.
The soundtrack to "ESPN's Ultimate X: The Movie" is filled with appropriately explosive music. Due May 14 via Hollywood Records, the set features previously released tracks from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Tricky, Guided By Voices, Pennywise, and Suicide Machines, to accompany footage of such extreme sports as skateboarding, biking, moto X, and street luge on enormous IMAX theater screens.
Virgin has set an Aug. 13 North American release date for Marianne Faithfull's 11th album, "Kissin' Time," an eclectic set that pairs the singer with artists such as Beck, Billy Corgan, Pulp, and Blur. The album was released in March in the U.K. on Hut and received mostly positive reviews.
The natural link between country music and NASCAR racing will grow stronger June 11, as Warner Bros. and Curb Records team up to release the "Inside Traxx" compilation, featuring 14 country songs by the likes of Jo Dee Messina, Neal McCoy, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, and Tim McGraw. The album is part of a multi-faceted co-branding package that also includes the Inside Traxx Winston Cup concert series and Inside Traxx collectible die-cast cars manufactured by Action Performance.
ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for their work on the ABBA-themed musical "Mamma Mia!"
An ambitious live recreation of one of rock's most acclaimed albums -- the Beach Boys' masterpiece "Pet Sounds" -- will find its way onto U.S. record store shelves June 11, courtesy of Sanctuary Records. The album, dubbed "Brian Wilson Presents 'Pet Sounds' Live," will be released June 3 internationally.
Elton John performed last week at London's Buckingham Palace -- but Queen Elizabeth II was not at home to hear him. The singer recorded a song to be played at a concert in honor of the queen's Golden Jubilee on June 3. John will be on tour and unable to perform at the show, which will be held on the palace grounds.
Reunited industrial act KMFDM, featuring founding members Sasch Konietzko and Raymond Watts (aka Pig), will mount its first tour in five years this summer, launching May 31 in Seattle. The 31-date jaunt will take the act, touring in support of its 13th album, "Attak" (Metropolis), to clubs in most major markets. Industrial peers Kidney Thieves and 16 Volt will support.