Rock Beat: Mick Jagger, Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio

Rolling Stones singer working on script with director Martin Scorsese.

Rolling Stones renaissance man Mick Jagger, whose company Jagged Films is in the midst of shooting "Enigma," starring Kate Winslet, is already at work on his next feature. Renowned director Martin Scorsese is collaborating with the singer on a script about the inside dealings of the pop-rock world. ...

Primus bassist Les Claypool, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and ex–Police drummer Stewart Copeland are teaming up and calling themselves Oysterhead. The trio, which performed for the first time at a Feb. 21 Primus show in Burlington, Vt., will play May 4 in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. ...

An acoustic Martin DMX guitar, autographed by Neil Young, is being auctioned by Canadian online music and book store Chapter 1 Club (www.chapters.ca). Proceeds from the auction, which closes May 3, will be donated to charity. ...

Grammy-winning Latin-rockers the Chris Perez Band and singer/songwriters Beth Hart and Sophie B. Hawkins will perform Saturday at EarthFaire 2000 in Los Angeles' Exposition Park. ...

Rockers Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Filter, Third Eye Blind and Godsmack are scheduled to perform May 28 at the annual HFStival concert to be held by the Washington, D.C., station WHFS-FM. Also set for the event at the Fed-Ex Field in Landover, Md., are Cypress Hill, the Deftones, Bloodhound Gang, Staind, Vertical Horizon, Eve 6 and Nine Days.

Former Runaways singer Cherie Currie and ex–Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor will perform at the monthly Los Angeles glam-rock party Club Makeup on May 6 at the El Rey Theatre. Currie will perform the Runaways staple "Cherry Bomb" with glam-rock tribute band Glamnation, while Taylor will cap the night by singing Duran Duran hits with his own band. A silent auction to be held before the show will benefit the RAINN Foundation, an organization founded by singer/songwriter Tori Amos that helps survivors of sexual assault. ...

No Doubt have announced six new dates for their summer tour in support of Return of Saturn, their first album since the 1995 smash Tragic Kingdom. Cities include New Orleans (June 8); Boston (June 22); Detroit (July 3); Antioch, Tenn. (July 5); Kansas City, Kan. (July 13); and Salt Lake City (July 17). ... Korn drummer David Silveria had to cancel an online chat scheduled for Tuesday (April 18) because of a family emergency, the band said in an email. Silveria is sitting out the hard-rock band's current tour because of a wrist injury. ...

Pretrial formalities began Tuesday (April 18) in San Francisco Superior Court in the case of Dead Kennedys v. Jello Biafra. Biafra's ex-bandmates are suing him, claiming he failed to pay back royalties and that he mismanaged the punk band's catalog. Jury selection is expected to begin next week. ... Pretenders singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde is claiming victory in her recent campaign against the use of Indian leather by the Gap. The clothing company has decided to stop using leather from India, where the cows are said to be killed in cruel black-market operations, according to a press release from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Hynde was arrested during a PETA protest last month in New York. A Gap spokesperson could not be reached for comment. ...

Techno-rockers Mephisto Odyssey's major-label debut will feature guest appearances from singer Wayne Static and guitarist Koichi Fukuda of Static-X. The Deep Red Connection, which also features an appearance by Hafdis Huld of Gus Gus, is due June 27. ...

Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale collapsed Thursday (April 13) 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.

— sonicnet.com staff report