For The Record: Quick News On R. Kelly, Lifehouse, Breeders, Rollins, Ratt & More

R. Kelly, Lifehouse and Gloria Estefan have been added to the list of performers for the Olympic Winter Games events. Kelly will sing at opening ceremonies Friday (February 8), Lifehouse will play at Olympic Medals Plaza on Sunday and Estefan will partake in closing ceremonies on February 24. ... Title TK, the Breeders' first album since 1993's Last Splash, will hit stores May 21. Sisters Kim and Kelley Deal and their new band, currently in the midst of a club tour, will launch another outing come summer, according to Elektra Records. ... Henry Rollins, X frontwoman Exene Cervenka and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer will share the bill next month in Los Angeles to benefit three young Arkansas men convicted of murder. The show, set for the Troubadour on March 8, will benefit the legal defense fund of the West Memphis Three, whose case was chronicled in the 1996 documentary "Paradise Lost." ...

That '80s show: Synth-poppers Depeche Mode have announced a special "One Night in Paris, the Exciter Tour" Pay-Per-View concert debuting Friday, March 8 on iN, TVN, Echostar and DirecTV. Directed by Grammy-nominated Anton Corbijn, the show was recorded at the sold-out Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy during the band's 2001 Exciter world tour. ... On Wednesday, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled that ex-Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy must stop using the band's name and logo. The judge also ruled that Pearcy must hand over all the money he earned while billing himself as "Stephen Pearcy and Ratt" to his former bandmates, who have also been touring as Ratt. Ironically, the decision stemmed from a suit Pearcy filed last year to gain sole ownership of the name. The judge determined that Pearcy's claims against his former comrades were without merit because he vacated the band of his own accord, leaving guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer as the sole holders of the Ratt trademark. ... Rhett Miller, frontman for the alt.country outfit Old 97's, has announced plans to begin recording his first solo album. ...