Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "Kryptonite" featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock D.
Duran Duran Reunion Captured On DVD

Duran Duran Reunion Captured On DVD

If you didn't catch the first tour by the original Duran Duran lineup in 20 years, you'll get a second chance, and in the comfort of your living room.
Blunt Remains Strong On U.K. Charts

Blunt Remains Strong On U.K. Charts

English singer/songwriter James Blunt continues to have the British sales charts in a stranglehold, starting a fifth week atop the album survey yesterday (Aug. 7) with "Back to Bedlam" and a fourth on the singles tally with "You're Beautiful" (Atlantic).
Cuban Legend Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

Cuban Legend Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, died Saturday (Aug. 6) in Havana at the age of 78. The artist was hospitalized three days earlier with gastroenteritis and "his condition worsened and he died of multiple organ failure," said his manager, Daniel Florestan.
Inaugural New York Festival Renamed, Expanded

Inaugural New York Festival Renamed, Expanded

The inaugural New York music festival initially dubbed Across the Pond has been rechristened Across the Narrows. Set for Oct. 1-2 at Brooklyn's Keyspan Park and Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the event will feature headlining sets from Oasis, the Killers, Beck and the Pixies. Other bands on the bill include Doves, Built To Spill, Belle & Sebastian and Rilo Kiley.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1986 - David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released from prison after serving time for drug and weapons charges.
Marc Cohn Survives Denver Shooting

Marc Cohn Survives Denver Shooting

Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking after a concert in Denver but survived with only minor injuries, police said.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers.
Death Cab For Cutie Unveils Fall Tour Plans

Death Cab For Cutie Unveils Fall Tour Plans

Death Cab For Cutie will begin a fall North American tour with an Oct. 3-4 stand at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. The trek, which will feature Youth Group on the first portion and Stars on the second, comes in support of the group's Atlantic debut, "Plans," due Aug. 30. Beforehand, Death Cab will play one-offs in Japan, New York and Austin, Texas.

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