Guster kicked off a North American tour on Monday with a show at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The pop/rock band has dates scheduled into early November in support of its fourth album, "Keep It Together (Palm/Reprise).
Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will open Oct. 10 in U.S. theaters.
Atlantic Records has set an Oct. 14 release date for "Sessions@AOL," a compilation album featuring live, in-studio performances culled from the streaming bi-weekly music series, which runs on AOL Music and the Fuse television network.
Justin Timberlake has signed a multi-tiered sponsorship deal with McDonald's. The alliance is tied to the restaurant chain's new worldwide marketing campaign, which launches this month. Timberlake will sing on and appear in several new McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" commercials, the first of which debuted yesterday in Germany and will begin airing Sept. 29 in the U.S.
More than a year after its release, the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is getting new life. The Warner Bros. set will be released as a double-disc package on Sept. 23, with the standard album on disc one and a DVD Audio edition on disc two.
Veteran DJ Paul Oakenfold has collected two CDs (or three LPs) worth of remixes for "Perfecto Presents ... Paul Oakenfold: Great Wall," due Sept. 30 from Warner Bros. The set features Oakenfold's own creations as well as music by Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, Madonna, Ian Brown and Bjork.
Following an extended break, Sarah McLachlan is gearing up for a busy fall and 2004. "Fallen," the first single from her as-yet-untitled next Arista album, was released to North American radio outlets yesterday (Sept. 1). A commercial single will follow in the coming weeks, with the album expected in November.