December 5 [12:00 EDT] -- The first day of the two-day KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Concert in L.A. December 5 will be graced by the added presence of Scott Weiland on his second live solo outing (see Weiland Wows At Solo Debut), as well as Rancid. The two were called in to augment the bill after both the Verve and Jamiroquai were forced to pull out.
The "L.A. Times" reports that Jamiroquai singer Jason Kay has been suffering from exhaustion and opted to return home to England. The Verve pulled out last week after a death in one of the bandmembers' families.
The annual concert is taking place at the Universal Amphitheater December 5 and 6. As we reported previously, the first night will also feature Fiona Apple, Chumbawamba, Jane's Addiction, Matchbox 20, Sarah McLachlan, Smash Mouth and the Sneaker Pimps. Tomorrow sees David Bowie, the Aquabats, Everclear, Green Day, Live, Portishead, Save Ferris, Sugar Ray, 311, and Third Eye Blind.