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.
A sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set will arrive Nov. 25 from American Recordings/Lost Highway. Dubbed "Unearthed," the set features 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during the late country great's sessions for his four "American Recordings" albums released between 1994 and 2002.
Drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for millions of dollars, alleging he was not paid royalties for his collaborations with the guitarist more than 30 years ago.
The Dixie Chicks' 2003 Top of the World tour will be captured in an upcoming collection of live recordings, due Nov. 25 from Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records. The release will come in double-CD and DVD editions. Titled "Top of the World," the set was recorded during the North American leg of the Chicks' 2003 tour of the same name.
Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Joni Mitchell and the Beach Boys mixed with more recent fare from Maroon5 and Wyclef Jean.
Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday (Oct. 21) for $10 million in damages for spousal abuse, saying she attacked him in drunken rages, leaving him with an "unrelenting pain in his head."