For The Record: Quick News On New Found Glory, Destiny’s Child, R. Kelly, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran & More

New Found Glory’s set Wednesday at the Bristow, Virginia, stop on the Vans Warped Tour was cut short by a microburst, a meteorological phenomenon in which a violent wind suddenly descends over a small area. The heavy wind caused a giant weather balloon to hit a fence, which then collided with some concertgoers. One boy was seriously injured and needed to be medivac-ed from the scene after having convulsions. He was kept overnight at a local hospital and was recovering at press time. …

The 47th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005, it was announced Thursday (August 5). This marks the second straight year the event will be held at the venue. … Destiny’s Child want you — if you’re hot and male and can dance, that is. The trio are looking for dancers for performances on tour, TV appearances and music videos. Auditions will be held in New York (Sunday at the City Center, Studio 4, at 2 p.m.), Atlanta (August 12 at Pop City Studios at 5 p.m.), Los Angeles (August 14 at Screenland Studios at 3 p.m.), Chicago (August 15, time/place TBD) and Houston (August 16, time/place TBD) with choreographer Frank Gatson. “It is my — and Destiny’s Child’s — belief that great dancers are everywhere,” Gatson said in a statement. “Dancers have a destiny. … If they are really talented, we will find them.” …

R. Kelly’s upcoming double album, Happy People/ U Saved Me, due August 24, will have 21 tracks total. The next single from the release is a song called “If,” shipping to radio on Friday. Other songs on the double LP include “Red Carpet (Pause, Flash),” “Ladies’ Night (Treat Her Like Heaven),” “If I Could Make the World Dance,” “Prayer Changes,” “I Surrender,” “The Diary of Me” and “3-Way Phone Call,” featuring Kelly Price, Kim Burrell and Maurice Mahon. … Pink Floyd’s The Wall is coming to Broadway. Harvey Weinstein and Tommy Mottola will develop and produce a Broadway musical based on the band’s 1979 double album, The Wall, the third-best-selling album of all time, with Floyd co-founder Roger Waters writing the show’s book and arranging and orchestrating the music. “Now I can write in some laughs,” Waters said, “notable by their absence in the movie.” …

Poor Justin Hawkins. The ailing Darkness frontman has been battling what he calls “a tummy upset,” and his band had to pull out of the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka and Tokyo. The singer has actually been diagnosed with gastroenteritis, and his consultant recommended he take at least one week off from performing to recuperate before starting the tour up again. The band is scheduled to pick up the tour in Austria on Sunday and will still headline the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds festivals August 27-28. … To add to his misery, on Wednesday Hawkins discovered his jet-black Jaguar XK8 up on bricks outside his London apartment. Seems someone had stolen all four wheels from the car. Hawkins is offering a reward for any information leading to the return of the wheels. …

Duran Duran have started shooting a video for their upcoming comeback album, Astronaut. The clip for the first single, “Sunrise,” is being directed by Mark and Michael Polish (“Twin Falls Idaho”) with each bandmember’s part shot separately. Bassist John Taylor’s scenes are in the California desert, frontman Simon LeBon races his motorbike through Spain’s countryside, drummer Roger Taylor cruises the U.K. in a car, guitarist Andy Taylor hits the clubs of Ibiza, and keyboardist Nick Rhodes hovers in a spaceship above London. … Former Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes is launching a national tour to support his first solo album, Gibby Haynes and His Problem, due August 24. The trek kicks off at Emo’s in his hometown of Austin, Texas, on September 4 and ends at the same venue on October 9. …

Cincinnati’s city council unanimously voted to lift a ban on concert general-admission seating that had been in place for almost 25 years, according to The Cincinnati Post. The ban was imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death at a performance by the Who on December 3, 1979. The decision to lift the ban came on Wednesday, accompanied by a set of regulations including a limit on the number of tickets for the festival seating area of shows and a requirement that promoters have a written evacuation plan. … Shawn Colvin is sharing her experience with depression through a national education campaign, sponsored by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. “Beyond the Music: Shawn Colvin Speaks Out About Depression” is designed to raise awareness of the symptoms of depression and to motivate those who may be suffering to seek medical help. …

8.05.2004

Beyoncé took a break over the weekend to attend a star-studded baby shower in Houston for her little sister Solange (who got married in February to football player Daniel Smith). More than 300 family members and friends attended Sunday’s shower, including Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, former Houston Rockets basketball player Cuttino Mobley and University of Texas quarterback Vincent Young. …

Usher, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Hoobastank, Avril Lavigne and Mary J. Blige are among the performers scheduled for the Fashion Rocks concert September 8 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Fans can win tickets to the celebration of music and fashion at chevyfashionrocks.com. … Although it’s not the official single, Korn’s cover of “Word Up,” originally made famous by Cameo in 1986, has been getting some radio airplay. Versions of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” and Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” were favored to be the covers featured on Korn’s upcoming greatest-hits album, but now it looks as if “Word Up” has usurped the PE classic. “Fight the Power,” as well as a rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole,” which features Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, are now being saved for future use. …

Michelle Branch and Kimberley Locke, along with several popular South Asian artists, are set to perform at the One Night for India concert on August 21. The charitable event, to be held at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, will directly benefit the fight against HIV/AIDS in India. … Paris Hilton is shooting a guest spot this week in the upcoming UPN show “Veronica Mars,” a teen detective drama debuting this fall. The hotel heiress will play Caitlin Ford, one of the elite students at Neptune High — who is also a suspect in an identify-theft case, as far as the title character is concerned. Hilton’s episode — the second one in the series — will air September 28 at 9 p.m. ET on UPN. …

Ozzfest second-stage buddies Atreyu and Bleeding Through plan to continue their road relationship when the multi-band metalfest comes to a close. The bands, joined by Scars of Tomorrow and Silverstein, are lining up a monthlong fall tour to begin in October. An complete itinerary is forthcoming. … Bono sang at the private funeral for Susan Buffett, wife of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday. Susan was active in philanthropy, including AIDS awareness and prevention, a cause for which Bono has fought over the years. … Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone will release his third solo album, Gemini: Good Vs. Evil, on September 28. Lil Jon produced the first single, “Getchu Twisted,” which features Krayzie’s Bone Thugs mates on the remix. …

Henry Rollins is about to embark on a trip to Honduras for a USO-sponsored show to boost morale for troops stationed at Soto Cano Air Base. This will be Rollins’ third tour with the USO, having previously entertained troops in the Middle East. … Famously abrasive and influential San Francisco punkers Crime, who used to perform in full S.F. Police uniforms, only released three singles before breaking up in 1981, and the majority of their recordings were lost for over a decade. Now everything’s been collected and remastered on the new compilation San Francisco’s STILL Burning, which also includes two unreleased outtakes from their very first studio session. …

Like Nelly, Matthew Sweet also plans to release two albums this fall — Living Things and Kimi Ga Suki Raifu. The second LP was actually released last year in Japan only but will now hit the U.S. on October 19, while Living Things will be released worldwide on September 7. … Four of Rush’s albums recorded in the late ’80s and ’90s, Presto, Roll the Bones, Counterparts and Test for Echo, have been remastered and will be released on August 24. …