For The Record: Quick News On Good Charlotte, Papa Roach, Rush, Switchfoot, The Cure, Brian Wilson, Gavin Rossdale & More

Good Charlotte fans will have to wait a couple of weeks longer for the group's third album, Chronicles of Life and Death.The follow-up to 2002's The Young and the Hopeless is now due October 5, after previously being slated for September. ... Papa Roach will release their Getting Away With Murder in September. The disc was produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., Blindside) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Bad Religion, Green Day). The band will play a five-week tour to preview songs from the new disc, starting June 25 in Spokane, Washington. Dates are scheduled through July 17 in Orlando, Florida. ...

The battery trial of Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has been pushed to September 13, following a defense motion. Lifeson and his son were arrested after they got rowdy with police after a New Year's Eve party at a Florida hotel. ... A limited-edition version of Switchfoot's latest album, The Beautiful Letdown, due June 22, will include a bonus DVD that features behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Dare You to Move" video, an acoustic version of "On Fire," the previously unreleased "Monday Comes Around" and a live version of "Meant to Live." ...

When tickets for the Curiosa Festival, featuring the Cure, Interpol, the Rapture and Mogwai, go on sale this weekend, fans will be given the option to preorder the Cure's new, self-titled album through ticketmaster.com. The band's 13th album drops June 29. ... Brian Wilson's upcoming Getting in Over My Head, due June 22, will feature a collaboration with Paul McCartney called "A Friend Like You." ... Omaha, Nebraska, electro-rockers the Faint will drop their fourth LP, Wet From Birth, September 14. The album follows 2001'sa breakthrough Danse Macabre, and last year's Danse Macabre Remixes, which featured contributions from Paul Oakenfold and Photek, among others. ...

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale has recorded 14 songs for his solo debut with Helmet's Page Hamilton as producer. A release date has yet to be set, but the still-untitled LP may be ready before the end of the year. Helmet's Size Matters, meanwhile, is due September 14. A tour is expected to commence the following week. ... Guster singer/guitarist Adam Gardner and his wife, Lauren Sullivan, have launched Reverb, a nonprofit environmental action group that will spread awareness through music tours. The group will erect an eco-village at venues on the Alanis Morissette/Barenaked Ladies' Au Naturale Tour beginning July 16 in Wantagh, New York. ...

Two years after debuting at the 2002 Bonnaroo festival, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, featuring Primus bassist Les Claypool, Guns N' Roses drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former GN'R guitarist Buckethead, are preparing to release their debut album, The Big Eyeball in the Sky, September 7. The group is planning a tour for October. ... 2 Live Crew's Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at the Free Speech Coalition's Night of the Stars on July 24. Actress Susan Sarandon and two California legislators (Assemblyman Paul Koretz and Senator John Vasconcellos), are the honorary co-chairpersons for the event. Porn star Jenna Jameson will also be honored. ...

Boston Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Bronson Arroyo and Lenny DiNardo provided backing vocals to the Dropkick Murphys' version of "Tessie," a 1903 waltz that Red Sox fans used to sing. The song has been absent from Fenway Park since the "Curse of the Bambino" was born when Babe Ruth was sold to the New York Yankees prior to the start of the 1920 season, but legend has it that when it was sung, the Sox were unbeatable in the postseason. ...

6.10.2004

Britney Spears has more than knee trouble to worry about — she's also facing a $10 million lawsuit. San Diego athletic-clothing company Lite Breeze Inc. is claming trademark infringement because of the singer's use of the phrase "In the Zone" for her album. Lite Breeze claims that it's causing marketplace confusion, since it has used the phrase in association with its promotion of music and live sporting events. The company also alleges that once Spears received a cease-and-desist letter, she switched the name of her tour to the Onyx Hotel. Spears is required to file an answer to the allegations by Monday. ...

Eminem won another victory against Ray Benzino and The Source. On Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, a judge awarded Shady Records undisclosed compensation for the hip-hop magazine's violation of an injunction and publication of some of Em's lyrics on its Web site. The raps, which were written by Em as a teenager, came to light only a few months ago when they were uncovered by The Source. The judge also dismissed a counter-copyright-infringement lawsuit by the magazine against Eminem, whom the judge compared to Elvis. ...

Rapper Loon, along with one of two co-defendants, failed to appear in California's Beverly Hills Superior Court on June 3 for a preliminary hearing on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. A bench warrant has been issued for Loon, whose real name is Chauncey Hawkins, and co-defendant William Reyes. The charges stem from an incident at the West Hollywood House of Blues in February in which Loon is accused of stabbing a security guard. ... Scott Weiland got a bit of a breather in the DUI case against him in Los Angeles. His court date was postponed until June 22. ...

Evanescence have added a batch of new shows to their summer tour, which also features Seether, Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin. The trek, which was previously scheduled through the end of July, now runs through August 15 in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... After playing a few select shows and summer radio festivals, Hoobastank will launch a tour on June 19 in Toronto. Dates run through July 30 in Weedsport, New York. The following day the band will head to Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to play the Rolling Rock Town Fair, which also features Disturbed, N.E.R.D., Staind, the Crystal Method, Sevendust, Finch, Finger Eleven and Three Days Grace. ...

Despite the assurances of the Rock the Bells concert promoter, a spokesperson for RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan said that any reunion of the iconic rap crew scheduled for July 17 in San Bernardino, California, is still under discussion. The Clan are also scheduled for a handful of shows overseas in June and July, which RZA also says are tentative. ... "Legally Blonde" is joining the ranks of flicks-turned-musicals. Music and lyrics for "Legally Blonde - The Musical" will be composed by Larry O'Keefe and Neil Benjamin. No word yet on when the show will see the bright lights of Broadway or who will play the starring role of Elle Woods. ...

Stephen Malkmus is hammering away on his third post-Pavement album, which he expects to drop in January. Malkmus isn't sure if the album will be a solo venture or will include his band the Jicks, with whom he released last year's Pig Lib. ... For Tanya Donelly's third solo album, she's recruited a former Throwing Muses bandmate to play percussion. Whisky Tango Ghosts is due August 10 and features Dave Narcizo on two songs ("The Promise," "Story High"). Other song titles include "Butterfly Thing," "Every Devil," "Divine Sweet Divide" and "My Life as a Ghost." ...

Producer and beatmaker Jimmy Tamborello of the Postal Service and Dntel will unveil a hip-hop project under the name Headset in the fall. The group's album, Space Setting, is described as being influenced by the work of the Neptunes and Timbaland. ... Peter Garrett, the former lead singer of Midnight Oil, announced on Thursday (June 10) that he will run for Australia's parliament with the opposition Labour Party. According to The Associated Press, the Labour Party approached Garrett about joining the race, and he will run for a seat from a Sydney district that strongly favors the Labour Party. Garrett has long been involved in politics, largely as an environmental activist. In the early '80s, he bid for a seat in parliament's upper house on a nuclear-disarmament ticket and was narrowly defeated. ...