For The Record: Quick News On White Stripes, Ween, Bjork, ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Jake Gyllenhaal & More

The White Stripes will play with veteran guitarist Jeff Beck (Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group) at the Royal Festival Hall in London on September 13 and 14. They will be joined by the GreenhornesJack Lawrence on bass for a set of Yardbirds songs. … Some lesser-known tracks by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Robert Plant and Elton John will grace the soundtrack to “Moonlight Mile,” which arrives in theaters September 27. The film was directed by Brad Silberling and stars Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Jake Gyllenhaal. …

Our Little Corner of the World: Music From Gilmore Girls is set for release September 24, the same day the music-centric WB TV series kicks off its third season. Personally selected by the program’s executive producers, the 20-track album features Carole King and Louise Goffin‘s new version of the show’s theme song “Where You Lead I Will Follow” and previously released tracks by Joey Ramone, the Shins, PJ Harvey, Björk, John Lennon and Yo La Tengo. … Ween plan to help longtime drummer Claude Coleman, who suffered a broken pelvis in a highway accident several weeks ago, by performing benefit shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on October 7 and 8. …

08.29.02

Pepsi did not like the “Word of Mouf” it was getting back from consumers, so the soft drink giant pulled a series of 30-second ads featuring Ludacris that began airing in June. The move came a day after Fox News talking head Bill O’Reilly‘s August 27 call for a boycott of Pepsi, citing the “degrading” lyrics in such Luda songs as “Area Codes.” … Ashanti and Brandy will bring their fashionable selves out to stores to promote the Dollhouse clothing line next month. The Murder Inc. princess will meet and greet at Macy’s in New York’s Herald Square on September 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, while the Full Moon diva and new mother will take over the South Coast Plaza Nordstrom in Costa Mesa, California, on September 21 from 10 a.m. to noon PT. …

Following Kid Rock‘s lead, Fred Durst is getting into the hat business with a line of signature baseball caps called the Flawless collection. The hats, due out in early September from New Era, feature small, off-center logos of major league baseball teams and come with a metal clip on the visor with a replica of Durst’s signature and the logo of his Flawless label imprint. … “Warped Book: Tales of Freedom and Psychotic Ambition” is a 200-page chronicle of the popular summer skate/punk tour co-written by the tour’s founder, Kevin Lyman. The book (available at warpedbook.com) features road stories from the bands, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews with past participants such as Pennywise, Rancid, NOFX, the Vandals and Ice-T. …

An all-star album benefiting VH1′s Save the Music Foundation, VH1′s for the Kids (October 22), will feature original songs from Tom Waits (“Bend Down the Branches”), Five for Fighting (“The Hoppity Song”) and Semisonic‘s Dan Wilson (“Willie the King”). Also included is a cover of the Muppets‘ “The Rainbow Connection” by Sarah McLachlan and tracks from Cake, Billy Bragg with Wilco, Barenaked Ladies, Guster, Darius Rucker, Remy Zero and Sixpence None the Richer. … The Neurosis-founded Beyond the Pale sound series will return to San Francisco on November 14-17 at the DNA Lounge. Among the bands participating in the second annual event are the reunited Steel Pole Bath Tub and Savage Republic, as well as Low, Sonic Boom, Neurosis/Tribes of Neurot, Phantom Limbs, Lotus Eaters, Tarantula Hawk and Pleasure Forever.