Former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters has been added to the bill for the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. The shows are set for Oct. 7 at Boston's FleetCenter and Oct. 8 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The Boston lineup also features Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Sting, and James Taylor; those artists, minus Taylor and Joel, will also play in New York along with Jimmy Buffett and Brian Wilson.
Athens, Ga.-based jam band Widespread Panic has confirmed a short Southeastern U.S. tour that will open with a trio of shows at New Orleans' UNO Lakefront Arena. The 13-date run kick off on Halloween and wrap with a pair of gigs Nov. 15-16 at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis, Tenn.
Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, and Brooks & Dunn have signed on to headline concerts in conjunction with Texas Stampede, a rodeo competition running Oct. 24-27 at Dallas' American Airlines Center.
"Worship and Tribute," the innovative sophomore release by New York post-hardcore outfit Glassjaw, almost went unrecorded. Mired in business disputes with its former label, Roadrunner Records, the group nearly disbanded last year.
The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on the chart, "Home" notched the third biggest sales week of the year, behind only the first two full weeks of Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope), which dips to No. 2. Fittingly, "Home" also lands at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally.
"Let's roll" were among the last words spoken by Todd Beamer, who joined a group of passengers that confronted the hijackers of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The same words serve as the title of an eclectic inspirational compilation that pays tribute to Beamer and all of the heroes of the day the U.S. was targeted by terrorists.
Juanes and Nelly Furtado will duet on the track "Fotografia" at the third annual Latin Grammy awards, which will be presented Sept. 18 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The pair previously performed the track, drawn from Juanes' Surco/Universal Music Latino album, "Un Dia Normal," in May at the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards. Shakira and Thalia have also been added to the Latin Grammy performance lineup.