Kanye West Has Hand In Puppet Pilot

Comedy Central has teamed with Kanye West for a project described as hip-hop meets the Muppets. A half-hour pilot has been shot for the project, tentatively titled "Alligator Boots." It would feature music produced and performed by West and fellow rapper Rhymefest.

Chris Cornell Co-Writes David Cook Single

"American Idol" champ David Cook has selected "Light On," a co-write by Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and Hinder/Puddle Of Mudd collaborator Brian Howes, as the first single from his debut album.

Elbow Sets Sights On Kids Album, Animated Film

Elbow, recently crowned victors of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, plans to follow its prize-winning set "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) by working on an album of children's music and an accompanying animated film.

Caught by License Plate Lookup

A popular jam band was busted for dumping human waste into a lake in Minnesota last week.  A concert-goer from the night before grabbed the dumpers’ license plate, and after performing a reverse license plate search, discovered it belong to the band. Oops!

Anberlin Sidesteps Pressure On Universal Debut

Barack Obama isn't the only one championing change these days. Just ask the members of Anberlin.

Billboard Bits: ‘Juno,’ Travis, ‘Yes We Can’

Rhino will aim to extend the "Juno" phenomenon by combining the soundtrack and the subsequent collection "Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs" into a single, deluxe edition of the album.

My Bloody Valentine Brings The Noise At ATP

Decibel levels ran into the red last night (Sept. 21) as My Bloody Valentine played its first U.S. concert in 16 years to bring the All Tomorrow's Parties festival to an ear-splitting close in Monticello, N.Y.

Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request.

Swift Lands New Song On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Country star Taylor Swift's "White Horse," a song from her forthcoming sophomore album, "Fearless," will be featured in the two-hour season premiere of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" on Thursday (Sept. 25).

Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Up For Rock Hall Induction

Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall.

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