Magnetic Fields Opt For ‘Distortion’

Feedback and the drive to recreate the Jesus & Mary Chain's "Pscyhocandy" were the impetuses for the Magnetic Fields' eighth studio album, appropriately titled "Distortion."

Minogue To Tour Europe In 2008

Kylie Minogue has lined up an extensive 2008 European tour in support of her new album, "X." The Australian pop star and her creative team will take a new show concept on the road with "KYLIEX2008," which she describes in a statement as "fresh, exhilarating and innovative."

Santana In A Trio Mood For Next Album

After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008.

‘Oprah’ Visit Helps Groban Soar To No. 1

After seven weeks on the chart, Josh Groban's holiday set "Noel" finally overtakes The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The 143/Reprise album ascends 2-1, selling 405,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 81% increase was fuled in part by his surprise appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last week.

Supergrass Polishes New ‘Diamond’

U.K. rock outfit Supergrass will release its new single, "Diamond Hoo Ha Man," Jan. 14 internationally on 7-inch vinyl. An as-yet-untitled new album will arrive in March via Parlophone.

Cash Money’s Williams Arrested In Tennessee

Rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams was among 16 people charged with possession of marijuana yesterday (Nov. 27) in Tennessee after the RV they were riding in was pulled over by police for making an improper lane change.

Black Crowes Enlist For ‘War’ On New Album

The Black Crowes have wrapped "Warpaint," their first studio album since 2001, and will release it March 4 internationally via their own Silver Arrow imprint, with distribution by Megaforce/Red.

Isle Of Wight Anchoring Police’s ‘08 Schedule

The Police will headline the final day of the U.K.'s Isle of Wight Festival, to be held June 13-15 at Seaclose Park. Additional acts have yet to be announced.

Linkin Park, Coheed & Cambria Team For Tour

Linkin Park will hit the road in North America early next year with support from prog rock combo Coheed & Cambria. The tour begins Feb. 12 in Omaha, Neb., and has dates on tap through March 8 in West Valley, Utah.

Lolla/Glasto Producers Launching Rock-Oriented Festival

After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Melvin Benn's Festival Republic.

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