A new Johnny Cash box set collecting more than 100 outtakes from his work over the past decade with Rick Rubin is being prepared for a possible Christmas release through American/Lost Highway. Tentatively titled "Unearthed," the collection will most likely span five discs, four of which will be composed entirely of previously unreleased material, Rubin reveals to Billboard.com.
Hard rock act Sevendust will on Oct. 7 release its fourth full-length album, "Seasons." The TVT disc, the group's first since 2001's "Animosity," will be supported with a vigorous touring schedule that commences tonight (Aug. 14) in New Orleans.
Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but she's starting to feel the heat of another fast-moving track. Burning up the chart is "Shake Ya Tailfeather" by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, which has bolted into the top-5 in just nine weeks on the chart.
After making her feature film acting debut in Ang Lee's "Ride With the Devil," singer/songwriter Jewel is now readying a follow-up. The artist will star in "Wave," an independent film project she is developing and producing through her Gravitas Entertainment alongside Goldie Hawn's Clearlight Prods., a division of Cosmic Entertainment.
Members of Pearl Jam, Third Eye Blind, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Spoon and the Softies are among the contributors to "Live From Nowhere Near You," a benefit album for the Portland, Ore.-based homeless charity Outside In. The set will be released Aug. 19 and distributed by Burnside.
2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxicology report confirms that he died of a heart problem.
Image Entertainment will issue the DVD "Selena: The Last Performance," on Sept. 2, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first live DVD of the late singer to hit the market contains her legendary 1995 Houston Astrodome concert, which set an attendance record for the venue (64,000 people) that stood until last year.
The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vocal group's first holiday album and third overall for Real World, following 2001's "Spirit of the Century" and last year's "Higher Ground."