Rock Beat: Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Orgy ...

Brit-rockers will bring 10K-capacity tent to each UK tour date.

British rockers Radiohead have added a twist to their UK tour this fall, bringing with them a 10,000-person-capacity tent to each of their 10 dates in Britain, according to a publicist at Capitol Records. ...

Rockers Powerman 5000 will release a home video on VHS and DVD later this year, featuring footage shot by the bandmembers and their fans. Fans can go to www.powerman5000.com for information on entering their own video submissions. ...

Orgy has mastered their upcoming new album, produced by Josh Abraham ("Candyass," Coal Chamber). The album is set to be released on Aug. 22, through Elementree/Reprise. Orgy will soon shoot a video for the first single, "Fiction," which will hit radio stations in July. ...

Garage rockers Royal Trux will kick off a summer tour June 14 in Baltimore. The husband-wife duo, who released Pound for Pound on June 6, will hit 30 cities on the tour that ends Aug. 2 in Vancouver. ...

Deftones, System of a Down and Cypress Hill have licensed music to video game company THQ for the soundtrack to "MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy MacDonald." The game, due this fall, also features offerings from Pennywise, Snapcase, Goldfinger, No Use for a Name, OPM, Flash Point and the Pilfers. (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, also owns MTV.) ... Jacksonville, Fla., hard-rockers Cold have finished recording their second album with producer and former Nine Inch Nails drummer Chris Vrenna. The LP, due Aug. 1, is tentatively titled Something Wicked This Way Comes. Cold were discovered by Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst. ...

Songs from the Pretenders, Lou Reed and others will appear on The Best of Hard Rock Live, recorded during three seasons of the VH1 series "Hard Rock Live," according to Sire Records. Due June 20, the compilation also will feature Wilco, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole, Lisa Loeb, Ani DiFranco, Soul Asylum, Blues Traveler and Hootie and the Blowfish (Sonicnet.com's parent company, Viacom, also

owns VH1). ... Record executive Tom Ayres, who signed David Bowie to RCA Records in 1971, died in his home May 30 in Shreveport, La., Reuters reported. Ayres also worked with Victoria Williams, the Sir Douglas Quintet and Ultra Violet during his lengthy career. He was 67. ...

British rockers Radiohead, on tour in Europe, have announced dates to extend their tour into the UK, according to their publicist. The band will play 10 shows in Newport, London, Glasgow and Warrington through September and early October. ... Acoustic rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass of the cult band Tenacious D are working on a feature film tentatively titled "The Tenacious D Project," according to The Hollywood Reporter. ... Arty rock band Radiohead will release their fourth album in October, with the possibility of yet another LP arriving the next fall, according to a note posted to their Web site and confirmed by a band publicist. Their untitled LP, recorded with longtime producer Nigel Godrich, was recorded during the past 18 months in secluded locations in Denmark, France and England. ...

Everclear's "Wonderful" was the most added track in all rock formats this past week, according to Capitol Records. The song will appear on the forthcoming Songs From an American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, due July 11. The LP's sequel is due later this year. ... Producer and Arista Records President Clive Davis (Santana, Whitney Houston) plans to start a new label within the BMG label family — parent company to Arista — after Antonio "L.A." Reid takes over Arista next month, according to the Hollywood Reporter. BMG spokesperson Keith Estabrook would not confirm the report, saying only that "dialogues and discussions are continuing." Davis, 67, has said he is being forced out of Arista by BMG's mandatory retirement age policy. ...

The creators of the popular animated short "Napster Bad," which lampoons Metallica for their tough stance on MP3-trading, have struck again. A new cartoon, "Metallicops," available at www.campchaos.com, depicts drummer Lars Ulrich and singer James Hetfield as doughnut-chomping police, enforcing their copyright infringement policy on a young downloader, in a spoof of the "Cops" television show. ... Post-Grateful Dead incarnation the Other Ones — featuring guitarist Bob Weir, drummer Mickey Hart and keyboardist Bruce Hornsby — will headline this year's Furthur Festival tour, which will begin Aug. 23 in San Diego and run through Sep. 24 in Atlanta. The festival returns after a two-year hiatus, with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and various other acts on select dates. ...

Tuesday's birthdays (June 13): Dennis Locorriere ... Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook), 51; Howard Leese (Heart), 49; Jorge Santana (Malo), 46; Rolf Brendel (Nena), 43.

— sonicnet.com staff report