Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call to help fight the scourge of AIDS today (Nov. 29), putting on a musical extravaganza broadcast across the world on the Internet. Mandela, 85, one of the world's leading AIDS campaigners, joined 40,000 fans of all races who packed into a stadium in South Africa's tourist mecca Cape Town under a cloudless sky for the fund-raising concert.
Chronicling the Rolling Stones' hugely ambitious Forty Licks world tour, which saw the band showcasing different productions respectively for stadiums, arenas and theaters, "Four Flicks" rocks mightily.
Designed as a companion piece to Duran Duran's authoritative "Greatest" hits CD, released in 1998, this same-named two-DVD set includes the videos for all 19 songs featured on the album, plus loads of bonus features.
"Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nine weeks that "Baby" reigned, but makes its move up thanks to a sharp decrease in the latter track's airplay.
After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy Awards and more than 5 million albums sold, Jars of Clay has earned the right to explore new territory and to venture a little off the beaten path.
Meat Loaf, who underwent heart surgery after collapsing onstage in London last week, said today (Nov. 28) that doctors have cleared him to resume his stalled European tour. But the singer, renowned for his theatrical, sweat-soaked shows, said the health scare has shaken his confidence.