For The Record: Quick News On Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Nickelback, AC/DC, Phish, Natalie Imbruglia & More

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has redefined his own Family Values — his wife, Vanessa, gave birth to Zoe Jane Lewis on Friday (April 5). Congratulations to the couple and their daughter, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. … Nickelback have announced they will play the third annual Rolling Rock Town Fair, which takes place July 27 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. On April 9, seven other acts will be announced for the bill, which in past years has featured Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby and more. …

For $14.95, you too can be shaken all night long, as hard rock pioneers AC/DC plan to present a concert pay-per-view on May 11. Filmed at a live show in Munich, Germany, the 18-song set includes “Hells Bells,” “Back in Black” and “Highway to Hell,” among others. … Singer and onetime Aussie soap starlet Natalie Imbruglia is heading for the silver screen alongside John Malkovich and Rowan “Mr. Bean” Atkinson in the spy spoof “Johnny English,” according to Reuters. The songstress reportedly plays a female agent in the film, which begins shooting Monday (April 15). … Robert Plant will release Head First, his first solo album in nine years, on July 16. The disc will include covers of Jimi Hendrix’s version of “Hey Joe,” Tim Buckley’s “Song for the Siren” and Tim Hardin’s “Morning Dew.” …

The smooth, suave frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, has set May 21 for the release of his latest solo studio effort, Frantic. The 13-song album will contain new material as well as re-imagined covers. … Phish keyboardist Page McConnell announced plans for an eight-show East Coast tour with his new project, Vida Blue, which also features Meters drummer Russell Baptiste and Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge. Kicking off at Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, the tour hits the likes of Washington, D.C., and Myrtle Beach, Florida, before wrapping up in New Orleans. …

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On May 28, look for the long-threatened publication Gene Simmons’ Tongue to be sitting on magazine shelves next to your favorite music rags. Earlier this year, the Kiss bassist said the mag will feature a letter column called “Tongue Lashings,” the overseas section “Foreign Tongue,” the food guide “Forked Tongue” and the gossip section “Tongue in Cheek.” … Bob Dylan will star as an imprisoned blues musician whose manager helps him make a jailbreak to perform one last show in the upcoming movie “Masked and Anonymous.” Dylan’s first major acting role in 15 years will be directed by “Seinfeld” producer/director Larry Charles. …

Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Black Crowes guitarist Audley Freed will augment Gov’t Mule’s lineup for five dates, beginning April 17 in New York City and ending April 21 in Madison, Wisconsin. The trek, launching April 11 in Atlanta, supports The Deep End Volume 1, Gov’t Mule’s latest album and first since the August 2000 death of bassist Allen Woody that features guest bassists Flea, Bootsy Collins, Mike Watt and John Entwistle, among others. … Deep Purple, the Scorpions and Ronnie James Dio will play 38 U.S. dates, beginning May 1 in San Diego and ending August 4 in Los Angeles. Deep Purple are touring with new keyboardist Don Airey, who replaced founding member Jon Lord last month. … The thinking girl’s girl group, Sleater-Kinney, are in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2000’s All Hands on the Bad One. The still-untitled album is slated for an August release.