Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined the bill for the Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Britney Spears has pulled out of presenting an award at this week's MTV Europe Music Awards in Edinburgh, due to illness. "Unfortunately, she is not well. We are disappointed she won't be attending, but we wish her well for a speedy recovery," an MTV spokesperson said.
The Calling bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Nate Wood are suing the group's frontman Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin for fraud, mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty. The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, also names the band's management, Spivak Entertainment, as a defendant.
2001 - Michael Jackson proves that he's "Invincible" in the U.K. as his Epic album "Invincible" goes straight to the top of the country's album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 album as a solo artist.
Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. 18 through Atlantic Records, is the title track, "It's Still Okay To Dream," a new song performed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
In a move to drive traffic to its site this holiday season, Amazon.com is offering free music, movie and book exclusives, Billboard Bulletin reports. Bruce Springsteen, the Counting Crows, R.E.M. and Jack Black are among the music artists providing content to Amazon for the promotion.
Roots rock artist Delbert McClinton will gather such fellow musicians as John Hiatt, Asleep At The Wheel, Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro for his 10th Sandy Beaches Cruise, which sets sail Jan. 11 from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Rapper Mos Def has been tapped to star with Alan Rickman in "Something the Lord Made," an original movie for HBO about the true story of heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, a white surgeon and a black lab technician.
Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service detention following a federal judge's ruling. Judge Kimba Wood on Friday reversed a 1997 Bureau of Immigration Affairs decision to deport the U.K. native because of a 1991 conviction for attempted murder.