Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'
News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show premieres, the 12-track set also boasts a previously unreleased track from Jem and the Caesars' cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper."
The album is rounded out by Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head," Phoenix's "Everything Is Everything," Radiohead's "Lucky," Death Cab For Cutie's "Transatlanticism" and a Latin Project remix of Bebel Gilberto's "Aganju."
The first "Six Feet Under" soundtrack, which featured tracks from PJ Harvey, Zero 7 and the Dandy Warhols, debuted at No. 24 on Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart in 2002.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Singer/songwriter and former Billboard reporter Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, which has existed as an Internet radio station since 1998, will be made available this summer on Sirius Satellite Radio.
"We designed Radio Margaritaville after the old pirate radio stations that sat offshore and played what they wanted," Buffett says. "When I saw how Sirius is changing the way radio is being heard, I welcomed the opportunity for Radio Margaritaville to join them."
Sirius plans regular live Radio Margaritaville broadcasts from a studio located at Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant at Universal City Walk in Orlando, Fla., and from other Margaritaville locations in Key West, Fla., New Orleans, Las Vegas, Jamaica and Cancun. The station will continue to stream on the Web at RadioMargaritaville.com.
-- Tony Sanders, Billboard Radio Monitor
CBS' "The Early Show" has lined up seven musical performances that will be pretaped in its studios for later broadcast on the Wednesday editions of the show. The segments will begin June 15 with the Backstreet Boys and will also feature Toby Keith (June 22), Ringo Starr (June 29), James Taylor (July 6), Neil Diamond (July 13), Carly Simon (July 20) and Fantasia (July 27).
As previously reported, fellow network morning shows NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America" will go head-to-head this summer with live performances in New York's Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park, respectively.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.