Film & TV Conference: Musicians On Acting In ‘Once’

Fox Searchlight’s “Once” is a film built around strong songwriting, rather than the other way around, the movie’s musician stars told attendees today (Nov. 2) at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in Beverly Hills.

Anthony Hamilton ‘Full Of Life’ On Next Album

With his involvement in “American Gangster” putting him on the big screen, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is preparing to unleash his next album on the world in 2008.

Wright Sues Spears For Breach Of Contract

Britney Spears’ former manager has sued the singer for more than $15,000, alleging the pop star has failed to pay for work he helped produce.

Brushfire Acts Featured On ‘Roo/Vegoose CD

Live performances from Brushfire Records acts at the Bonnaroo and Vegoose festivals are collected on “Thank You. Goodnight,” due Nov. 6. The album will be sold through leading indie retailers and the artist Web sites.

Radiohead Albums Boxed In Time For Christmas

A Radiohead boxed set, spanning the British band’s first six studio albums plus a live record, will be available from Dec. 10 via the band’s Web site. Also coming is a limited edition USB stick featuring the catalog as WAV files.

CMT Launching ‘Duets’ Competition Show

Country music cable channel CMT has ordered 11 episodes of a duet-themed music competition show. “Can You Duet?” will debut as a weekly hour-long series in the spring.

Minogue Launches Social Networking Platform

Australian singer Kylie Minogue capped her comeback from breast cancer today (Nov. 5) with a new single and the launch of a mobile phone social networking site that its designers said was a first for a major pop act.

Eagles Outpace Britney On U.K. Album Chart

The Eagles scored their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 4) as “Long Road Out of Eden,” released in the territory by Polydor, debuted at the top ahead of Britney Spears’ “Blackout” (Jive).

New Sheryl Crow Album Due In February

Sheryl Crow will return Feb. 5 with her next A&M/Interscope album, “Detours.” The first single, “Shine Over Bayblon,” is at iTunes now. Crow told Billboard.com this summer that the song “is very environmentally conscious, in the tradition of Bob Dylan.”

Zeppelin Postpones Show After Page Breaks Finger

Led Zeppelin is postponing its one-off London comeback concert after guitarist Jimmy Page suffered a broken finger last weekend. The show, which was set for Nov. 26 at the 02 Arena, will now be held Dec. 10. All tickets for the original date will be valid.

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