Rock Beat: Hole, Deftones, Metallica …

Courtney Love's band posts dozens of MP3 files online.

Hole have posted more than 50 MP3 files on holemusic.com. The songs include live versions of such songs as “Celebrity Skin” and “Malibu,” as well as a studio version of “Asking for It” with guest vocals from Kurt Cobain. … Hard-rockers the Deftones, who released White Pony on June 20, recently relaunched their deftones.com Web site. In addition to band news, biographies and tour dates, the site includes footage from the production of the “Change (In the House of Flies)” video, and will eventually include an audio diary of the band’s tour. …

Metallica will host an online chat July 7 at 6:45 EDT on www.marsmusic.com. The Web site, which is sponsoring the band’s Summer Sanitarium tour, will also feature a live webcast of Metallica’s July 14 performance in San Francisco. … Confrontation Camp, the new rock outfit headed by Public Enemy rapper Chuck D, has decided not to play their eight planned shows on the Vans Warped Tour, according to Artemis Records. The group, which will release Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear on Aug. 8, is planning to tour later in the summer. … Rock band Matchbox Twenty will release “Bent” as a CD single, their first, on July 4. The track, off Mad Season by Matchbox Twenty, has been the #1 song on the Radio & Records Adult Alternative chart for six weeks. The single will include a live acoustic recording of the band’s previous hit “Push.” …

Bon Jovi will play a benefit concert Thursday (June 29) in Asbury Park, N.J., with all proceeds going to three local charities, according to Island Records. Two weeks ago the band released Crush, their first studio album in five years. … Steven Van Zandt, also known as E Street Band guitarist Little Steven, will appear Wednesday (June 28) at the Tower Records on 66th Street and Broadway in New York. Van Zandt will sign copies of last year’s Born Again Savage.Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge and singer/bassist Mark Hoppus plan to co-produce one movie and star in another, according to MCA Records. The bandmates are expected to begin the film projects after finishing their U.S. stadium tour with Bad Religion. …

Rhino Records will reissue former Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson‘s eponymous 1998 album on Sept. 5. The reissue will include four songs that were previously available as singles and seven unreleased outtakes. … Glam-rockers Kiss netted $1.6 million from fans and collectors over the weekend in Los Angeles during a two-day auction of costumes, instruments and other memorabilia, organizers said. A set of four original Kiss costumes on life-sized mannequins went for $86,250. The auction was held at Paramount Studios and online. … Veteran guitar wizard Carlos Santana is in the studio with folkie/rapper Everlast recording a track for Everlast’s upcoming album, expected in the fall, a Santana spokesperson said. Everlast contributed “Put Your Lights On” — a song he wrote about his near-death experience from a heart attack — to Santana’s multiple-Grammy-winning 1999 album Supernatural. … Members of Marilyn Manson and guitarist Reeves Gabrels (who has worked with David Bowie) will make appearances on the upcoming album from Washington, D.C., rockers Godhead. Godhead are the first band signed to Posthuman Records, the label recently launched by Marilyn Manson’s namesake frontman and Priority Records. Danny Saber (Black Grape, Michael Hutchence) is producing the LP, 2000 Years of Human Error.

Wednesday’s birthdays (June 28): Bobby Harrison (Procol Harum), 57, and Dave Knights (Procol Harum), 55.

— sonicnet.com staff report