Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Franz, Wilco Bring Even More Heat To Sweltering Austin Fest

Approximately 65,000 fans braved 100-plus-degree heat and a threat from Hurricane Rita for the weekend's festival.

Queens Of The Stone Age Are Kings Of SXSW 2005

Band's unofficial set was the highlight of the four-day musical blitzkrieg.

Courtney Love Tame By Comparison To U.K.'s Libertines In 2004

British quartet released acclaimed album, racked up rehab stints.

With Assist From Eminem, Tupac Takes Top Slot On Albums Chart

Loyal to the Game sells more than 330,000 copies its first week out.

Good Charlotte Singer Heats Up Duff/ Lohan Beef

Joel Madden reportedly refused to give Lohan's younger brother an autograph.

Illinois Governor Wants To Keep 'GTA,' 'Halo 2' Out Of Kids' Hands

Rod Blagojevich proposes legislation to make it illegal to sell mature-themed games to minors.

Where'd Ashlee And Axl Get Those Necklaces? The Punk-Rock Jeweler

New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, Used are also rocking Rusty's creations.

Death Cab For Cutie Singer A Real Cutup In Latest Video

Ben Gibbard goes under the knife for 'Title and Registration' clip.

Onstage Murder Could've Been Prevented, Security Experts Say

Concert venues need trained staff and metal detectors, they insist.

Fall Out Boy No Longer Forced To Sleep On Strangers' Floors

Now signed with a major label, band is recording third album in relative luxury.

Jay-Z's Retirement Gets Even Richer As Collision Course Debuts At #1

Next week will see top-10 debuts for Kelly Clarkson, Nas and T.I., as well.

Sum 41 Release Sensitive 'Pieces' — But Don't Expect A Sappy Video

As shooting deadline looms, band works out ideas for its first slow-song clip.

Blink-182's Barker Proves He Didn't Steal His Own Kid With Reality Show

Drummer is your average Mohawked dad-next-door in 'Meet the Barkers.'

MC Lars Sends Up Emo On New Single, Which Stars Fake Band Hearts That Hate

'The [emo] scene's not unique anymore,' says the rapper.

Butch Walker Prefers Avril's Friendly Fans To The Punks Who Booed Him

Former Marvelous 3 frontman has recently been Lavigne's producer, co-writer and opening act.

U2's Atomic Bomb Explodes Onto Albums Chart, Taking #1 Spot

Eminem's Encore falls to #2, with total sales topping 2 million.

Twista, Faith Evans Spin Tales From Tats In 'Hope' Video

Twista also has Kamikaze follow-up and projects with Speedknot Mobstaz and Christina Milian in the works.

'We Don't Need No Compensation'? Agent For Pink Floyd Kids Says Otherwise

A royalties agent for the children who sang on 'Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2' wants to see them get paid.

Destiny's Child And Lil Jon Can't Top Eminem

Despite release-date complications, Slim Shady will clean up on the albums chart for the second week in a row.

Avril Lavigne To Start Her New Album At The Sound Of The Beep

Singer has recorded many song ideas on her voice mail.

Kanye, Fabolous, Twista Make 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack A Slam Dunk

Album is due January 11, three days before film.

Interpol's Fans Are About To Get 'Evil'

'Evil' poised to be next single off band's latest LP, Antics.

Incubus Singer Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge, Pays Fine

Airport screener found switchblade in his luggage in October.

Sum 41 Video Skit Deemed Unsuitable For Children — Band Says, 'Good!'

'I don't think rock shows should be for children,' drummer Stevo says.