Morissette Tunes In To ‘Radio’

Alanis Morissette has joined the cast of sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick’s semiautobiographical feature adaptation “Radio Free Albemuth.” The Canadian pop singer plays Sylvia, a woman who shows up in the vision of a record label executive named Nick (Jonathan Scarfe) as a glamorous singer.

Daltrey: The Who Returning To Road In ‘08

Three months after the Who wrapped up a year-long tour, singer Roger Daltrey is chomping at the bit to return to the road, saying he hopes the band will visit Japan and Australia next year.

Wainwright’s Garland Gigs Head To CD/DVD

Fans who missed Rufus Wainwright’s live, song-for-song interpretation of Judy Garland’s 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall can experience them thanks to an upcoming CD and DVD.

B.I.G. Estate Files Motion Against Witness

The estate of the slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. filed a federal court motion yesterday (Oct. 29) claiming that a prison inmate who implicated a former police officer in the killing was lying when he recanted his testimony.

B-52’s Getting The Party Started Again

“Some of us have been wanting to do this for a long time,” B-52’s vocalist Fred Schneider tells Billboard.com ahead of the band’s new “Funplex,” due Feb. 26 on Astralwerks. “A couple years ago we just started writing, and everything worked out.”

Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company’s first developing artist.

New Joe Jackson Album Due In January

Joe Jackson’s first album in five years, “Rain,” will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc.

Chingy Spreads The ‘Love’ On New DTP Album

As tipped here in August, former Capitol rapper Chingy returns to the Disturbing Tha Peace fold this winter with “Hate It or Love It.” Due Dec. 11, the set features guest appearances from Amerie, Ludacris, Bobby Valentino, Anthony Hamilton, Rick Ross and Huey, among others.

Morissette Tunes In To ‘Radio’

Alanis Morissette has joined the cast of sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick’s semiautobiographical feature adaptation “Radio Free Albemuth.” The Canadian pop singer plays Sylvia, a woman who shows up in the vision of a record label executive named Nick (Jonathan Scarfe) as a glamorous singer.

B.I.G. Estate Files Motion Against Witness

The estate of the slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. filed a federal court motion yesterday (Oct. 29) claiming that a prison inmate who implicated a former police officer in the killing was lying when he recanted his testimony.

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