Music News

As predicted last week, Coldplay looks like a lock to debut at Number One on the Billboard album chart this week, displacing last week's chart-topper, Lil Wayne, with first-week sales of more than 700,000 copies for their new album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends...
Motley Crue wants out of its deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make a movie out of the band's best-selling 2001 memoir, The Dirt. According to Reuters, a deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but has since gone nowhere, with bassist Nikki...
Oasis has signed a new long-term record deal with Sony BMG Music, according to NME.com. The British rockers inked a joint agreement between the corporate parent label and their own imprint, Big Brother Recordings, that includes the band's next three studio albums as well as the...
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme responded through an online post on Friday (June 20th) to charges of homophobia after video surfaced of him using an anti-gay slur against a fan who had hurled a shoe at him onstage. The object was flung at Homme just after he had...
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and its youth division, PETA2, have both named their male and female picks for Sexiest Vegetarians of 2008. The PETA choices are Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and new pop sensation Leona Lewis, while PETA2 voters...
Finnish rock cello quartet Apocalyptica has scheduled a new round of North American tour dates, beginning on August 5th in Colorado Springs and concluding on October 4th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The group will head back to Europe for a few weeks after its August 9th...
The members of Shinedown will host a live chat at their web site on Monday night (June 23rd) at 8 p.m. ET, from backstage at the band's concert in Houston that evening. The group will be talking about their new album, The Sound of Madness, which arrives on Tuesday (June 24th),...
The lineup for New Orleans' 10th annual Voodoo Music Experience has been finalized. In addition to previously announced headliners Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails and R.E.M., other featured performers among the event's more than 90 acts include Death Cab for Cutie, Wyclef...
Shinedown will team up with Theory of a Deadman and Black Stone Cherry for a stretch of summer tour dates beginning on July 13th in Covington, Kentucky and extending into late August. Shinedown will be promoting its third album, The Sound of Madness, which comes out on Tuesday (...