Republic/Universal Records has set a July 22 release date for "American Wedding -- Music From the Motion Picture," a soundtrack companion to the third movie in Universal's "American Pie" series. The soundtrack features previously unreleased contributions from Avril Lavigne ("I Don't Give"), the Wallflowers ("Into the Mystic"), and New Found Glory ("Forget Everything").
Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version of the Rock Never Stops tour. Headlined by the David Coverdale-led Whitesnake, the 27-date North American trek will also feature Warrant, Kip Winger, and Slaughter.
What happens when an artist watches her album sales dwindle with each successive release? If you are Jewel, you hook up with Über-pop producer Lester A. Mendez (Shakira, among others) and replace your Birkenstocks with Manolo Blahniks.
The last time Paul McCartney played Dublin, it was 1963 and Beatlemania was in full swing. Legend has it that after the gig, John, Paul, George, and Ringo had to be transported out of the now-defunct Adelphi cinema in the back of a newspaper van. This time around, a posh, dark-screened coach was on hand to take the 60-year-old singer and his band of slick session musicians back to base.