For The Record: Quick News On The Neptunes And Rolling Stones, Dashboard Confessional, Justin Timberlake & More

The Neptunes and Fatboy Slim have remixed the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil." The remixes, released in conjunction with the band's European summer tour, will hit overseas radio next week. ...

The all-star lineup of the Rolling Stones' Toronto gig keeps growing. The Tea Party and Blue Rodeo will now join Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, Rush, the Guess Who, Sam Roberts, the Flaming Lips, Kathleen Edwards, the Isley Brothers, Sass Jordan and La Chicane at the extravaganza, which will take place on July 30 at an old military base. ...

In support of their album A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar, due August 12, Dashboard Confessional have announced new dates for their fall tour. The band is covering more territory, hitting up venues on the West Coast, and ending up in St. Paul, Minnesota, on October 7. ...

For those who think the music of the Pretenders is for the birds: Vocalist Chrissie Hynde was arrested in Paris on Wednesday for protesting the inhumane treatment of chickens by fast-food chains. The singer and various members of the animal-rights group PETA were blocking traffic and smearing blood-red paint across the window of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. Hynde was taken to a local police station and released an hour later. ...

Cake have announced dates for the second Unlimited Sunshine Tour, which this time around will include Cheap Trick and the Detroit Cobras, among others. The outing kicks off September 2 in Atlanta and wraps up September 20 in Universal City, California. ...

07.15.2003

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose wandered into the Crazy Horse Too in Las Vegas Wednesday morning (July 16) and treated the nearly empty strip club to a preview of tracks from his band's long-delayed Chinese Democracy album. In addition to blasting new cuts over the club's PA system, Rose also visited the VIP room, ordered champagne and signed autographs, according to an employee. ...

Justin Timberlake's "Rock Your Body," along with songs from Jennifer Lopez, B2K and Jay-Z, are featured on Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 13, due Tuesday. Coldplay, Sum 41 and Godsmack are among the rock bands on the album. ... Courtney Love has joined forces with manga publisher Tokyopop for a comic based on her life. The series, "Princess Ai," follows the adventures of the princess of a mysterious land who disguises herself as a performer and takes refuge in the nightclubs of Kabushiki-cho. Love's character uses the stage both to express herself and hide from attackers. Story lines and dialogue will revolve around Love's lyrics. The creative director for "Princess Ai" is D.J. Milky ("Karma Klub") and the character designer is Ai Yazawa ("Paradise Kiss"). ...

Metallica will play a one-off gig between Summer Sanitarium shows on August 6 at Salt Lake City's USANA Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale Saturday. ... U2 frontman Bono received an honorary law degree from Dublin's Trinity College on Friday in recognition of his Drop the Debt campaign and his commitment to human rights in the developing world. ...

Along with working on Britney Spears and Shakira's next albums, producers the Matrix have time allotted with a wide range of other acts, including New York garage rockers the Mooney Suzuki, pop stars Ronan Keating and Christina Milian, and TV Eyes, featuring members of Beck's band, Air and Jellyfish. Samantha Moore, Darius, Busted, Keaton Simons and Swollen Members are also on the production trio's plate. ...

A nonprofit group called Station Fire Fund has been started by survivors of the February blaze at Rhode Island's Station club that killed 100. The organization will benefit the families of victims killed or injured in the fire. So far, the Station Fire Fund has raised $10,000 and provided $8,000 to pay for funerals, medical care, bills and groceries. ... Tommy Stinson — former bassist for the Replacements and current bassist for the new Guns N' Roses — is hitting the road for a three-week club tour in late August. The trek kicks off August 24 in Albany, New York, and continues through September 13 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Stinson is finishing up his upcoming solo record, which includes contributions from A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese, GN'R guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Dave Philips and saxophone player Jason Freese. ...

ZZ Top's Mescalero, which had been slated for release in the spring, will now drop in the U.S. on September 9 via RCA. The boogeyrock journeymen are currently touring in Europe with the Rolling Stones. ... Neil Young's upcoming release, Greendale, is scheduled to hit stores on August 19. Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina and bassist Billy Talbot join Young on the album, which will also be released as a DVD in September. ...