Ward Helps Deschanel Find Her Voice

The album has been finished for a year, but Merge Records is finally preparing to release "Volume 1" by She & Him, a collaboration between musician/producer M. Ward and actress/songwriter Zooey Deschanel.

Bragg Preaches ‘Love And Justice’

Billy Bragg's first album under his own name in six years will double as his debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint. "Mr. Love & Justice" is due April 22 and includes 12 new songs.

Spears Taken From Home In Ambulance

Britney Spears was taken from her Los Angeles home by ambulance early this morning (Jan. 31) and escorted to a hospital by more than a dozen police officers as two helicopters followed overhead.

Reis Reloads With The Night Marchers

With Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes now defunct, principal member John Reis has transitioned into a new band, the Night Marchers.

Flo Rida Dominating Pop, Digital Charts

Flo Rida's "Low" starts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and is still making noise in a number of other places. On Hot 100 Airplay, the track ends the 14-week run at No. 1 by Alicia Keys' "No One," while on Hot Digital Songs, its matches a record of nine weeks at the top, set by Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" in 2005.

McGraw Back On His Own For Summer Tour

Tim McGraw will return to the road this summer as a solo headliner after two years co-headlining with his wife, Faith Hill. The Live Your Voice outing begins May 9 in Tampa, Fla., and will feature support from Jason Aldean and Halfway to Hazard.

Jarreau Tackling Holiday Favorites On Next Album

Al Jarreau will have more than just love songs to offer to his fans this year.

Billboard Bits: Rockstar Tour, 48Straight, Downloading

In addition to Slipknot and Disturbed, the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival will feature Dragonforce and Mastodon on the main stage.

‘Juno’ Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart

The Rhino soundtrack to "Juno" becomes the label's first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, moving up 2-1 with a 13% increase to 65,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first film soundtrack to top the chart since last year's "Dreamgirls."

Feist, Keys, Paisley Join Grammy Performers

Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. In addition, the casts of the film "Across the Universe" and "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" will participate in a Beatles segment.

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