Avril Lavigne's "My World" DVD, due Nov. 4 from Arista Records and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will premiere the day prior with screenings at AMC Theaters in 24 U.S. cities. The artist will attend the premiere in New York, at the AMC Empire 25 Theatres in Times Square. AMC will partner with Movie Tunes and a radio station in each market to distribute tickets.
Veteran Latin crooner Julio Iglesias will release his latest album, "Divorcio," Nov. 4 via Sony International. Led by the radio single "Corazon de Papel" (Heart of Paper), the deeply personal Sony International set explores the heartache of divorce and the romantic rebirth that can follow.
After exiting Marilyn Manson in June 2002 to concentrate on his solo career, Jeordie Osborne White (aka Twiggy Ramirez) had a chance meeting last New Year's Eve with A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel and Josh Freese that lead to his joining the band.
The album Elliott Smith was working on throughout the last year of his life was an extraordinarily diverse effort that ranged from "phenomenal, experimental soundscapes to the most intimate guitar vocals," his DreamWorks Records A&R man, Luke Wood, tells Billboard.com.
Rock act 3 Doors Down will release a six-song live EP, "Another 700 Miles," Nov. 11 via Universal. The disc sports the new track "It's Not Me," a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell," and such rock radio hits as "When I'm Gone," "Kryptonite," "Here Without You" and "Duck & Run."
"Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a fifth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100, fending off a threat from Ludacris' "Stand Up" featuring Shawnna. The latter jumps 4-2, a peak it reaches in its ninth week on the chart. "Stand Up" has slightly better luck in pure urban markets, swapping places with "Baby Boy" on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally.
Longtime David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick will release a new solo album, "Zig Zag," Dec. 9 on Sanctuary Records. The disc will feature four instrumentals and collaborations with Bowie, the Cure's Robert Smith, Spacehog's Royston Langdon, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Martha Davis.