Sure, Bruce Springsteen was born to run. But was he born to run for office? Political consultant Doug Friedline thinks so. He's leading a campaign to get the Boss elected as New Jersey's next U.S. senator.
Coldplay has set an Aug. 26 U.K. release date for its highly anticipated sophomore Parlophone/Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head." The set, due a day later in North America, is led by first single "In My Place." Other confirmed tracks include "Politik," "Clocks," and "The Scientist," according to a source.
Episodes of the series "Music in High Places" featuring Deftones and Alanis Morissette performing in exotic locales,will be released Aug. 27 on DVD and VHS via Image Entertainment. Each edition offers 70 minutes of bonus material including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
Updating a story first posted here earlier today, the media onslaught of Ozzy Osbourne's clan will roll on next month with the release of "The Osbournes Family Album," due June 11 via Epic. The set, a soundtrack of sorts to the hit MTV reality series "The Osbournes" and featuring songs personally chosen by each member, is led by daughter Kelly Osbourne's cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach."
The music that defined the 1980s has been assembled into Rhino's forthcoming compilation "Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)." Due July 2, the seven-disc set boasts 142 tracks in chronological order, running the gamut of music styles that dominated the airwaves during the decade -- rock, new wave, heavy metal, pop, hip hop, and R&B.
Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along with best female R&B artist, Aaliyah is up for best video and the viewer's choice award for the single "Rock the Boat," as well as best actress for her role in "The Queen of the Damned."
Two Grateful Dead principals and a host of hip-hop and DJ acts have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Bonnaroo festival, set for June 21-23 in Manchester, Tenn. Dead bassist Phil Lesh will be joined by his former bandmate Bob Weir for Phil Lesh & Friends' performance during the weekend, alongside other newly added acts such as Jurassic 5, Blackalicious, the Disco Biscuits, Corey Harris, Cut Chemist, Amon Tobin, and DJ Z-Trip.
Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments have done little to change the overall situation," he said Monday, publicizing a report, called "Listen to Africa," by the charity Christian Aid.
Updating a story first posted here yesterday, Konrad Hilbers has resigned as the CEO of Napster less than a year after taking the post, and despite a reported buy-out offer on the table from Bertelsmann, the cash-strapped file swapping service is said to be considering filing for bankruptcy, according to sources. Napster has been offline since July 2001 while fighting copyright infringement suits brought against it by the major labels.
Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of the year category, while both artists plus McBride are nominated in the "lol" (laugh out loud) category for funniest video of the year.