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Coldplay and Leona Lewis have been added to the lineup of acts performing at the 2008 American Music Awards, according to Billboard.com. Already announced are Kanye West, the Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, New Kids On The Block, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, Pink...
Linkin Park has hinted in recent months that the band won't take another three-and-a-half years between album releases, like it did with 2003's Meteora and 2007's Minutes to Midnight. Now it seems like the group is living up to its promise. Singer Mike Shinoda told us that the...
AC/DC's Black Ice is Wal-Mart's fastest-selling album of 2008, according to figures released on Tuesday (October 28th). The disc, which is being sold exclusively through Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com, has moved more than 780,000 copies since arriving on Monday, October 20th...
Papa Roach is offering a free download of the band's new single and video, "Hollywood Whores," this week at its official website. The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth major label album, Metamorphosis. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix told us that the song's subject matter...
Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti is taking his side band, Little Joy, on a North American tour next month, according to NME.com. The dates begin on November 7th in St. Paul, Minnesota, finishing up on the 29th in Austin, Texas. The outfit features Moretti's girlfriend Binki...
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has opened a retail store named after his side project Puscifer in the town of Jerome, Arizona, where Keenan also makes his home. The shop features all the items available at the online Puscifer store, as well as local art and coffee plus other...
Downloadable content from Jimi Hendrix and the Raconteurs will debut this November for Guitar Hero: World Tour, according to a press release from game publisher Activision. Three classic Hendrix tracks, "If 6 Was 9," "Little Wing" and "Fire," will be available on November 13th,...
AC/DC previewed the stage show and set list for its first world tour in seven years on Sunday night (October 26th) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where the band played an abbreviated "dress rehearsal" set for contest winners and music industry guests at the Wachovia Arena...
Ex-Shiny Toy Guns singer Carah Faye Charnow has started a new band called Versant, with a brief video teaser for the band's music posted at Buzznet.com. The name of the group means "slope of a mountain." There's no word yet on when the new group will issue a full album, although...