Rock Beat: Bush, Bo Diddley, Oasis, Korn

Grunge band's frontman collapses onstage; blues guitarist sues shoe maker.

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale collapsed Thursday while leaving the stage at Central Michigan University. A publicist for the grunge band said Rossdale suffered from an electrolyte imbalance, but the singer is reportedly feeling fine, and the tour will continue as scheduled. ...

Blues-guitar innovator Bo Diddley filed a lawsuit Wednesday against athletic shoe company Nike for unauthorized use of his image on a T-shirt. Diddley previously had a contract with the shoe giant for a 1989 ad campaign that also featured football and baseball star Bo Jackson. ...

Singer Liam Gallagher was a no-show for Oasis' Monday performance on NBC-TV's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno," leaving his brother Noel Gallagher to handle the vocals. The Brit-pop band's April 29 Toronto concert will be cybercast on its Web site (www.oasisnet.com), three days after the site hosts an online chat with Noel Gallagher. ...

Korn drummer David Silveria, sitting out his band's Sick and Twisted tour because of a wrist injury, will conduct an online chat April 18 on the band's Web site (korn.com). After canceling several shows in March, the band resumed the tour with ex– Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin. ...

The Indigo Girls have canceled a planned April 28 show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The folk-rockers, who frequently champion political causes, object to the state's continued use of the Confederate flag above the Capitol building. ... Singer/songwriter John Mellencamp will be honored by his hometown, Seymour, Ind., with Mellenfest 2000, a fan convention to be held Oct. 6–8. Mellencamp, who turns 49 Oct. 7, will not attend the event. ...

The Westwood One radio network has purchased the rights to air "A Supernatural Evening with Santana." The live concert, taped April 8 and to air in June on Fox television, featured Rob Thomas, Lauryn Hill, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews and others, and eventually will be released in DVD and VHS formats. ...

Pearl Jam ripped through the new rocker "Grievance" on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday. The song, off the rock band's Binaural, due May 16, features verses marked by Fugazi-ish off-kilter rhythms. ... The 1958 Fender Jazzmaster guitar Tom Verlaine used on Television's classic art-punk album Marquee Moon (1977) was sold on online auction site eBay for $31,600 last month. ...

Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson signed into law Tuesday a bill that makes music piracy, online and offline, a felony, the Recording Industry Association of America said. Counterfeiters and bootleggers often work in Wisconsin to evade piracy laws in surrounding states, according to the RIAA. ... Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has announced the creation of a new record label, Posthuman Records. Manson's work will continue to come out on Nothing Records. ...

Nine Inch Nails drummer Jerome Dillon has contributed a song to "Cecil B. Demented," an upcoming film by maverick director John Waters. Dillon, who helped kicked off the NIN tour Wednesday, co-wrote the song, "Chow," and played all the instruments.

— sonicnet.com staff report