Rock Beat: Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Bon Jovi ...

Arty rock group to webcast concert taped same day they announced their breakup.

A Los Angeles concert by the Smashing Pumpkins, taped the day they announced their breakup, will be webcast at www.virginjamcast.com Thursday (July 13) at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. The concert, held May 23 at Universal Amphitheatre, will be available at the site on demand from July 21–23. ... "Alligators in New York Sewers," a new song from British rockers Radiohead, is available at www.ateaseweb.com. The song was performed for the first time Sunday (July 9) in Caesaria, Israel, and was posted shortly afterward. ...

The Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, Moloko and about 40 other acts performed at Party in the Park in London's Hyde Park last weekend, the Guardian reported. About 100,000 fans assembled to watch the concert, during which John took the place of Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, who was home in the United States with a sick family member. ... The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road with Tonic for a brief tour of state fairs and festivals, beginning Aug. 28 in Pueblo, Colo. The tour will run through Sept. 4, MTV News Online reported. ...

Willie Nelson's long-awaited blues album Milk Cow Blues is scheduled for release at the end of August, according to Island Records. It features collaborations with B.B. King, Dr. John, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Jimmie Vaughan, Jonny Lang, Francine Reed and Keb' Mo'. ...

MP3.com has announced a partnership with Fun e-Business, an Internet kiosk company, to place Web-enabled jukeboxes in bars, restaurants and stores. Through the new jukeboxes, customers will be able to download digital music, as well as purchase CDs, merchandise and concert tickets through MP3.com, the companies said. ... Emusic.com is planning to integrate more subscription-based services into its existing pay-per-download business, a company spokesperson said. Earlier this month, the site made a foray into a subscription model as part of a promotion with Hewlett-Packard. ... Oasis guitarist and main songwriter Noel Gallagher rejoined his brother Liam Gallagher and the rest of the band Saturday at Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin, Ireleand. "There's been a lot of stuff written about us. ... But I tell you this, we ain't splitting up," Liam told the crowd, according to Reuters. Noel Gallagher, who left the tour in May, is not expected to perform with Oasis at their next gig, taking place on Wednesday (July 12) at the Rockwave Festival in Athens, Greece. But he will play a handful of shows in England, according to a spokesperson at Epic Records, beginning with two consecutive dates in Bolton, near Manchester, this weekend. ...

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is releasing a solo album, Iommi, on Oct. 10, according to a spokesperson who preferred not to be named. Guest vocalists will include Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, Billy Idol, Pantera's Phil Anselmo, System of a Down's Serge Tankian, the Cult's Ian Astbury and Type O Negative's Peter Steele. The LP will be out on Divine Recordings, a label run by Iommi's Black Sabbath bandmate Ozzy Osbourne. ... Irish rockers U2's next album is tentatively scheduled to be released Oct. 31, a spokesperson at Interscope said. The label would not confirm title, track listing or producer. ... Veteran punk group TSOL, traveling with the Vans Warped Tour, were unable to play their Thursday (July 6) show in Calgary, Alberta. The band was denied entry to Canada at the country's border with the United States, according to a spokesperson at their label, Nitro Records. ...

Wednesday's birthdays (July 12): Swamp Dogg, 58; Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), 57; Butch Hancock, 55; Walter Egan, 52; John Wetton (King Crimson,Roxy Music, Asia), 51; Phil Kramer (Iron Butterfly), 48; Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), 38; Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms), 35; and Eric Carr (Kiss), 1950–1991.

— sonicnet.com staff report