Paul McCartney Reignites ‘Fireman’ Project

Sir Paul McCartney is returning to his Fireman alias after a decade away from the collaborative project with producer Youth. McCartney releases "Electric Arguments" by the Fireman on Nov. 17 via MPL, an imprint of his own London-based publishing company.

AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To ‘Rock Band’

AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. The group has also struck an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart to carry an AC/DC-themed version of the video game "Rock Band."

Janet Jackson Hospitalized In Montreal

Janet Jackson "got suddenly ill" during soundcheck for her show at the Bell Centre Montreal last night (Sept. 29) and was rushed to a hospital, according to a statement from her publicist.

Caribou’s ‘Andorra’ Wins Polaris Music Prize

Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize.

Billboard Bits: Rod Stewart, Kenny Chesney, CMA Awards

A new Rod Stewart compilation, "The Definitive Rod Stewart," will usher in an extensive catalog reissue campaign by Warner Bros. on Nov. 18.

Foo Fighters, Raconteurs Rock Austin City Limits

Rock'n'roll was the order of the day for the close of Austin City Limits on Sunday (Sept. 28), as Foo Fighters, the Raconteurs, Against Me! and Band Of Horses delivered powerful sets.

Letters To Cleo Reuniting For Short Tour

Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall.

Travis Barker Released From Georgia Hospital

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has been released from an Augusta, Ga., hospital after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash more than a week ago.

Oasis, Ryan Adams Team For More Touring

Following a recent short North American run, Oasis and Ryan Adams are teaming again for 11 December dates here, beginning Dec. 3 in Oakland, Calif.

Plant: No Tour Or Recording With Zeppelin

Robert Plant has put the hammer down on rumors he will join Led Zeppelin for a 2009 tour and recording sessions. In a statement on his Web site, Plant says he "has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years."

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