"We really had to get something out there for the fans, because we had intended for our new record to come out this year," Ozomatli bassist Wil-Dog Abers says of "Coming Up," the band's new five-song EP. "But a number of things got in the way of that happening, which actually turned out to be a good thing."
"Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the past six months, won three Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. Only the outstanding variety, music or comedy special award was presented at the ceremony.
Britney Spears, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ashanti and Hilary Duff are the first artists confirmed to perform on the 31st American Music Awards. The event will be held Nov. 16 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. ABC will broadcast the show live.
In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album charts, Black Eyed Peas and the Darkness nevertheless maintained their No. 1 spots. The Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Mercury) leads the singles chart for a third week, while the Darkness' "Permission To Land" is No. 1 on the album tally for a fourth.