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Shirley Manson posting Web diary about studio sessions for third LP.

Garbage have entered a Madison, Wis., studio to work on their third album, according to Interscope Records. Singer Shirley Manson is posting a diary about the process on www.garbage.com. ...

Napster will sponsor upcoming tours by emo-rockers the Get Up Kids, with the Anniversary and Koufax, and by punk band Face to Face, with Saves the Day and Alkaline Trio, a spokesperson for Vagrant Records said. Dates and venues are expected to be announced early next week. ... Indie label Big Wheel Recreation will issue Czech Republic rockers Sunshine's Velvet Suicide on Oct. 3 in the United States, according to a band spokesperson. This fall the band will join At the Drive-In and Murder City Devils on tour. ...

Atmospheric art-rockers Godspeed You Black Emperor! plan to release a double album, Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, on Oct. 9, according to Constellation Records. The 90-minute set follows up last year's Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada. ... Papa Roach, who will continue to tour into September following their stint with Korn, will be joined on the road by fellow hard-rockers Taproot and (hed)pe, according to a band spokesperson. ...

The Cult's performance at a party for Maxim magazine was cut short Thursday night (Aug. 10) when crowd control problems outside the Farmers Daughter Motel in Los Angeles forced police to shut down the event. A spokesperson for Maxim said the problems resulted from hundreds of people showing up uninvited and refusing to leave. ... Minneapolis rockers Lifter Puller have disbanded, according to a band spokesperson. The group, which formed six years ago, released an EP and three full-lengths, including this year's Fiestas and Fiascos. ...

Stone Temple Pilots have nixed plans to release a greatest hits LP in October so they can continue promoting their fourth album, No. 4 (1999), according to the band's Q Prime spokesperson. The LP, which they'd planned to call Big Bang Babies, would have included two new tracks, "You Can't Drive Me Away" and "Heed the Water Whisper." The spokesperson said STP have not decided where the tracks will land eventually, though singer Scott Weiland had said previously that they may turn up on movie soundtracks. ... Activist filmmaker Michael Moore will shoot the video for the new Rage Against the Machine single, "Testify," according to Epic Records. The song is the third to be released from last fall's The Battle of Los Angeles. ...

Jets to Brazil, led by former Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, have postponed the release of their sophomore album until mid-September because of a manufacturing error, a band spokesperson said. The quartet will sell advance copies throughout its tour, which kicks off Sept. 1 in Lancaster, Pa., and continues to an Oct. 20 appearance at the CMJ conference in New York. ... Psychedelic rockers Bardo Pond and Japan's Ghost will be featured at the fourth annual Terrastock Festival, to be held Nov. 3–5 in Seattle, according to an event spokesperson. Sponsored by British magazine Ptolemaic Terrascope, the event also will feature Bevis Frond, Spaceheads, Monkeywrench and Green Pajamas. ...

Monday's birthdays (Aug. 14): Dash Crofts (Seals & Crofts), 60; David Crosby, 59; Gil Bridges (Rare Earth), 58; Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station), 54; George Newsome (Climax Blues Band), 54; and Terry Adams (NRBQ), 50.

— sonicnet.com staff report