Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference Wednesday in Los Angeles.
"It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're keeping."
50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hook ("In Da Club"), the rapper headed a winners' circle that included double honorees Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The ceremony airs tonight on UPN.
Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the group plans to take time to pursue solo ventures. Rob Thomas will continue work on a solo album, while guitarist Kyle Cook is working on a set with his band the New Left. Drummer Paul Doucette is making a solo album as well, while guitarist Adam Gaynor "has been talking to some people about writing," according to Thomas.
Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna to No. 2 as OutKast's "Hey Ya!" continues its march to the summit.