Mars Volta, Surprised By Latest LP's Success, Already Writing Material For Next Two Records

'We really don't understand it at all,' guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López says of Bedlam in Goliath's #3 debut.

Juvenile Arrested For Marijuana Possession; Plus Benji Madden, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse & More, In For The Record

Madden splits with fiancee; Shakira raises $76,000 for her charity; Cyrus criticized for not wearing seat belt in flick.

Hannah Montana And Beck Are Back Again; Plus Chris Walla, Mars Volta, Vampire Weekend And More, In New Releases

Also due Tuesday: Shelby Lynne, Bullet for My Valentine, Dispatch, Jeffrey Lewis, Willie Nelson, Xiu Xiu.

Amy Winehouse's Alleged Crack Video Under Investigation; Plus Pink, Paris Hilton, 'American Idol' & More, In For The Record

Pink urges boycott of carriage-horse rides in NYC; footwear line lets you walk in Paris' shoes; 'Idol' contestant has criminal past.

Mars Volta Pride Themselves On Being Difficult, Prepare For Onset Of Bedlam

'We have the ability to attract and repel at the same time,' frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala boasts. 'Otherwise, you're just going to be, like, this Neil Diamond act.'

Cat Power, Matt Costa, Natasha Bedingfield And More Storm The Stores, In New Releases

Also due Tuesday: Backyardigans, Drive-By Truckers, North Mississippi Allstars, Buzzcocks, MGMT.

Mars Volta To Release 'The Record That Did Not Want To Be Born'

Prog-rockers blame Ouija-like game for bad-luck spell, album delay.

Lil Wayne Appears In Court On Drug-Possession Charge; Plus Tony Yayo, Game, 50 Cent, Britney Spears & More, In For The Record

Lil Wayne made a brief appearance in an Atlanta courtroom on Wednesday for an arraignment in connection with a year-old drug-possession charge.

Gwen Stefani's Not-So-Sexy Malaysia Gig; Plus Christina Aguilera, Common, Swizz Beatz, Nicole Richie & More, In For The Record

Xtina nixes two more concerts; Swizz turns up at Com's album-release party; Richie to serve time at same jail Paris Hilton did.

It's A Culture, Not A Trend: Bands Are Rocking Bilingually More Than Ever

As the bilingual U.S. population grows, bands are singing in both English and Spanish.

For The Record: Quick News On Anna Nicole Smith, Dr. Dre, Guns N' Roses, Nas, Kelis, Borat & More

Attorney granted custody of Smith's body; Dre talks Detox; GN'R delay LP yet again.

It's A Culture, Not A Trend: Bands Are Rocking Bilingually More Than Ever

As the bilingual U.S. population grows, bands are singing in both English and Spanish.

Justin Sexes Up The Charts With First Solo #1 Debut

John Mayer, Bob Seger, Lionel Richie, Mars Volta also crack top 10.

New Releases: Justin Timberlake, Daz Dillinger, TV On The Radio, Mars Volta, John Mayer, Mastodon & More

Also due Tuesday: Plain White T's, Tally Hall, N.O.R.E., Lionel Richie, Papa Roach, Yo La Tengo, Everclear.

For The Record: Quick News On Jamie Foxx, Nas, Kelis, Lil' Flip, Beck, Steve-O, Interpol, Rolling Stones & More

Foxx visits 'Sesame Street'; Nas joins Kelis for next single; Flip signs with Asylum/ Warner Bros.

For The Record: Quick News On Notorious B.I.G., Mel Gibson, Kevin Federline, Beyonce, Jermaine Dupri, Lance Bass & More

Biggie shooting witnesses wanted; Gibson enters rehab; K-Fed wants to launch Real magazine.

Mars Volta's Amputechture Inspired By Immigrant Marches, Possessed Nuns

Band goes conceptual again on Frances the Mute follow-up.

New Releases: 'Get Rich' Soundtrack, Beastie Boys, Limp Bizkit, Mars Volta & More

Also due Tuesday are new releases by Twista, Guided by Voices and Sepultura.

For The Record: Quick News On Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand, Mars Volta, Brian 'Head' Welch, Babyface & More

Aguilera to perform with Herbie Hancock; Head feverishly recording; Babyface and wife separating.

System Of A Down 'Kill Rock 'N' Roll' With Volta In SoCal

Bands kick off joint tour Thursday night in Long Beach.

Mars Volta Reluctantly Pieced Together Black-Light-Friendly 'L'Via' Video

Group's original video was of course much, much longer.

System Of A Down/ Mars Volta Tour Dates Announced

Tour launches August 4 in California — slated to end, 40 dates later, in October.

Bonnaroo Kicks Out The Jams Thanks To Dave Matthews, John Mayer — And Bo Bice

Mars Volta, Modest Mouse also highlights of three-day event.

Man Found Dead At Bonnaroo Festival; Police Await Autopsy Results

Friends of David Ottman said he suffered from a breathing disorder.