In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where artists of all genres can play on common ground: "Sesame Street." In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal -- and seminally hip -- children's show, Legacy/Sony Wonder will on Sept. 2 release the three-CD boxed set "Songs From the Street."
Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel posted bail and was released from jail Saturday after he was charged with shooting and injuring a man outside a Philadelphia bar. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, surrendered to police late Thursday after returning to Philadelphia from a concert in Camden, N.J., where he performed with rapper Jay-Z.
Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The Destiny's Child frontwoman started a second week atop the album chart with "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia), and scores the No. 1 spot on the singles tally with "Crazy in Love."
Hard rock act Godsmack has canceled its summer European tour, which was set to begin July 13 in Manchester, England. According to a spokesperson, the band "had a few projects with contractual deadlines that couldn't be moved, so they were unable to keep the European dates. They will look to go over there in the future," with dates to be determined.
Former Squeeze singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook has set up dates for his fifth U.S. solo tour since the breakup of the band. Sponsored by VH1 Classic, the club tour will kick off July 26 in San Francisco and is slated to wrap Sept. 9 in New York.