Idlewild Inspired By Classics On New Album

Idlewild Inspired By Classics On New Album

Although he's known for his earnest and introspective tales, Idlewild singer Roddy Woomble says writing lyrics for the band's upcoming 2005 release is more of a chore than anything else.
Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first disc of which features his pre-Pixies demos, while the second disc sports new recordings of more than a dozen Pixies songs.
QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle, girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. The pair offered vocals on an as-yet-untitled cut earmarked for Queens' in-progress new studio album. QOTSA were previously joined in the studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons/
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Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him after he took the singer's picture outside a Hollywood nightclub last year.
JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, the official kick off of grand slam tennis event the U.S. Open.
Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

A fire broke out early yesterday morning (Aug. 11) in a Burbank, Calif., studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and band members said.
Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon, which rose to the summit in its eighth week. "Lean Back" also remains at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Hot Rap Tracks charts.
'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

'Pure Jerry' Series Showcases Live Garcia

In the tradition of the Grateful Dead's "Dick's Picks" and "From the Vault" albums of archival live recordings, a series of concert recordings of the band's late guitarist/singer's solo outings has been established. The "Pure Jerry" discs will be sold exclusively online via JerryGarcia.com.

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