OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "Kryptonite" featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock D.
With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 tracks on three audio CDs and another 20 music videos on a DVD.
Nearly five months since the release of his latest Interscope album, "Guero," Beck has only played sporadic live dates in support of the set. But the artist has finally made plans to go on tour in North America, beginning Sept. 19 in Minneapolis, according to his official Web site. Dates are on tap through Oct. 8 in Camden, N.J., and include three opening slots for the Rolling Stones.