With their summer package tour, the Neon Circus and Wild West Show, behind them, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks took a few weeks to generate more music. Brooks holed up with longtime writing partners Don Cook and Bob DiPiero, while Dunn consulted with collaborators Jerry Lynn Williams and Terry McBride.
U.K. rock quartet Coldplay previewed six new songs and a B-side from its upcoming sophomore Parlophone/Capitol album, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," last night (Aug. 12) at New York's sold-out Bowery Ballroom, as members of Oasis and actress Gwyneth Paltrow looked on.
U.K. rock trio Doves has lined up a month-long North American tour, kicking off Sept. 7 at Chicago radio station Q101's Oysterfest and wrapping Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. It's the group's second outing in support of its sophomore Heavenly/Capitol album, "The Last Broadcast," which debuted at No. 83 on The Billboard 200 in June and has sold 54,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Sinead O'Connor will celebrate her Irish roots with the Oct. 8 Vanguard Records release of "Sean-Nos Nua," an album of traditional Irish songs and her first studio album since 2000's "Faith and Courage" (Atlantic).
As expected, the Rolling Stones have recorded four new tracks for an upcoming retrospective double-disc, set for an Oct. 1 release via Virgin (Sept. 30 outside North America; Sept. 23 in Japan). The 40-song compilation, titled "Forty Licks," is the first such release to span the group's entire career. It will comprise two 20-track discs with contents chosen by band members, one on the ABKCO label (which owns the rights to the Stones' early albums) and the other on Virgin.