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Britney to Release Much-Anticipated New Album; Beyonce Continues World Tour

On October 30, the Eagles' first full studio album in 28 years will be released. Long Road Out of Eden includes the group's current Country hit "How Long." The album will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. On October 31, the Eagles' former guitarist Don Felder will release his new book book, Heaven And Hell: My Life As An Eagle. Felder was fired from the group in 2001.

Jive Records will release the Backstreet Boys new album, Unbreakable, on October 30. The group is down to four members since last year's departure of Kevin Richardson. The first single from Unbreakable is the ballad "Inconsolable."

Also on October 30, Jive Records will release Britney Spears' much-anticipated album, Blackout. Her debut single, "Gimme More" jumped from Number 68 to Number 3 following her embarrassing performance on the MTV Music Video Awards. This week, it falls seven positions to Number 13 (week ending November 3).

In other Britney Spears news… A California court commissioner ruled that the singer doesn't have to go to trial for the August 6 minor car accident that occurred in a Studio City parking lot. Britney paid damages to the owner of the other vehicle. She has one more driving-related charge against her, which is driving without a California license. A pre-trial hearing for that charge will take place on November 26.


New albums scheduled for release on October 30 include: "Go" by Mario, "Prayer of a Common Man" by Phil Vassar, "Everything Is Fine" by Josh Turner and "After Tonight" by Will Downing.


Beyonce continues her world tour this week with shows in Bangkok, Thailand (October 30); Jakarta, Indonesia (November 1) and Macau, China (November 3). She's also scheduled to perform in Shanghai, China on November 5; Taguig City, Philippines on November 7; Seoul, South Korea on November 9 and 10; and Taipei, Taiwan on November 12. She's supporting her latest album B'Day. In other news, a live DVD of her Beyonce Experience summer tour will be released on November 27.

Duran Duran will launch the November 13 release of their new album Red Carpet Massacre with a 9-night engagement at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway. The shows begin on November 1 and wrap up on November 12. The group's itinerary also includes a show at the "World Football Idol" competition in Argentina on November 24. "World Football Idol" is described as "the first global event to find the next big football (soccer) star."