Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

Black Re-Interprets Pixies, Gets Mellow In Nashville

Amid the Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour, Frank Black has found time to prep two new albums, including a double-disc set. Tentatively due Oct. 12 via spinART is "Frank Black Francis," the first disc of which features his pre-Pixies demos, while the second disc sports new recordings of more than a dozen Pixies songs.
QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

QOTSA Get A Lift From Manson, Dalle

Queens Of The Stone Age were recently visited in the studio by Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle, girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. The pair offered vocals on an as-yet-untitled cut earmarked for Queens' in-progress new studio album. QOTSA were previously joined in the studio by ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons/
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Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

Photographer Sues Aguilera, Bodyguard

Christina Aguilera and a bodyguard were sued by a photographer who says the guard punched and spat on him after he took the singer's picture outside a Hollywood nightclub last year.
JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

JoJo, DeGraw Sign On For Ashe Kids Day

R&B artist JoJo and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, the official kick off of grand slam tennis event the U.S. Open.
Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

Fire Destroys Black Eyed Peas' Gear

A fire broke out early yesterday morning (Aug. 11) in a Burbank, Calif., studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and band members said.
First Latin Grammy Performers Confirmed

First Latin Grammy Performers Confirmed

The initial list of performers confirmed for the fifth annual Latin Grammy awards features Bebo Valdés, Diego El Cigala, Paulina Rubio and Roselyn Sanchez.
Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

Rare Photos Reveal U2's 'Show'

More than 400 rare photographs and illustrations will chronicle U2's live performance history in the book "U2 Show: The Art of Touring."
B&E: Letter Kills, Origene

B&E: Letter Kills, Origene

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts.
Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

Tribe Beatmaster Muhammad's 'Garden' Grows

A Tribe Called Quest principal Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Garden Seeker Productions has signed a new deal with Penalty Recordings and Ryko Distribution. Muhammad's solo debut, "Shaheedullah and Stereotypes," will arrive Oct. 12, to be followed later this year or in the first quarter of 2005 by releases from Chip Fu, Kay and Sy Smith.

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