Linkin Park will play three rescheduled Projekt Revolution Tour shows in between Summer Sanitarium dates. The added shows are July 22 in Rochester, New York, with Mudvayne, Cold and Jurassic 5; July 29 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with Mudvayne and Cold; and July 30 in Wichita, Kansas, with Mudvayne. ...

While on a break before going to Europe to support By the Way in August, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will write and record two or three songs for an upcoming greatest-hits album. The band completed a North American tour leg, with Snoop Dogg in tow, last weekend. ... Tommy Lee has confirmed the end of his engagement to Prince's ex-wife, Mayte Garcia. In his Web journal at joysmayhem.com, the rocker originally wrote, "I'm a free man by the way. NO more probation/court/drama, etc. ... I'm a single man these days ... uh oh!" The reference to his love life, however, has since been deleted, while the line about his probation status remains. ...

Maybe Moby really is made of stars — he's the music coordinator for the new multimedia show at New York's Hayden Planetarium, which used to host weekly laser-light shows set to the tunes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and others. Moby's show, in which he'll mix his own music with that of Radiohead, the Flaming Lips and Massive Attack, should debut in October. ... Pharoahe Monch, KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane will be on hand for the inaugural Hip-Hop Peace & Unity Festival in Boston on July 18 and 19. The festival, organized to celebrate diversity and promote positivity, will include roundtable discussions with hip-hop artists and local government officials in an effort to come to a mutual understanding about the origin and culture of hip-hop. There will also be a fundraiser for Boston youth programs that have been subjected to recent cutbacks. ...

Love crooner Daniel Bedingfield will appear on the CBS soap opera "Guiding Light" on July 9 to perform his ballad "If You're Not the One." The dance mix for the song is already used in the promos for CBS Daytime's "Hot Enough for You" ad campaign. ... Thursday have made a new song called "For the Workforce, Drowning" available through their Web site. The track will appear alongside Thrice's "Under a Killing Moon" on a limited-edition clear vinyl split 7" single set for release July 1. The song was recorded during the sessions for War All the Time, Thursday's first full album since jumping to a major label, which drops September 16. ...

Robbie Williams appears in a three-minute public-service announcement sponsored by UNICEF to help fight child trafficking. "It's short, but it's definitely not sweet," he says in an introduction preceding the film, which is based around a poem by Simon Armitage, describing the sale of children into prostitution as if they were an exotic fruit. The film can be viewed at endchildexploitation.org.uk. ... Williams is also reportedly looking to collaborate with journalist Chris Heath on his autobiography, which he would work on throughout his European tour. This would be Williams' second autobiography; his first, "Somebody Someday," took fans behind the scenes of his 2001 tour. ...

To offset cutbacks the state of California made to its educational system, hometown boys Hoobastank have planned a July 15 benefit at a new Calabasas middle school that now can't afford to open. The money raised will be used to hire teachers. Hoobastank's second album is due September 30. ... Britpop band Starsailor have finished their follow-up to Love Is Here. The new album, Silence Is Easy, is slated for release in September, with the title track set to be the first single. Other song titles include "Music Was Saved," "Fidelity," "Shark Food," "White Dove" and "Four to the Floor." ... Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Christopher Walla, who has worked with Hot Hot Heat, will produce Blue Sky Mile's Initial Records debut. The band will begin tracking at the end of July at Hall of Justice studios in their hometown of Seattle. ...

06.25.2003

Linkin Park are scheduled to play a pro skateboarding contest this weekend in Las Vegas, and JC Chasez and Pink will be among the celebs there to help the winners celebrate. The Boost Mobile Pro of Skateboarding will take place Friday through Sunday, boasting the richest prize purse in the history of professional skateboarding — more than $250,000. Linkin Park's performance follows the wildcard skate-off, and takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's the Joint on Friday. ...

Expect lots of bands changing places — at least musically — on the upcoming "Freaky Friday" soundtrack. Bowling for Soup cover Britney Spears' "... Baby One More Time," Simple Plan remake the Turtles' "Happy Together" and Lillix contribute their cover of the Romantics' "What I Like About You." The Donnas also provide an unreleased song, while the film's star Lindsay Lohan makes her recording debut on the soundtrack. The LP is due in stores July 29, and the film hits theaters August 6. ...

Mya, appearing as herself, will sing her new single "My Love Is Like ... Wo," on the NBC soap opera "Passions." The episode is scheduled to air July 24. ... A recent acoustic performance by Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with an interview with the band, will air at 11 a.m. PT Thursday on KCRW.com and KCRW-FM in Los Angeles. An edited version of the show will air July 20 on the weekly program "Sounds Eclectic," which is distributed to public radio stations nationwide. ...

First the West Coast All Tomorrow's Parties festival was postponed until September, and now its cross-country counterpart has followed suit. The East Coast ATP Festival, curated by Stephen Malkmus and scheduled for September in Asbury Park, New Jersey, has been bumped to next year. ... R.E.M. have set an October 28 release date for In Time: Best of R.E.M. 1988 - 2003. The compilation will feature two new tracks, "Bad Day" and "Animal." ...

The Dandy Warhols are hitting the road beginning August 24 at Los Angeles' annual Sunset Junction Street Fair, but in the meantime, the group is planning a more innovative tour. To promote the August 19 release of Welcome to the Monkey House, the group is a launching an Internet tour. The Warhols' Odditorium Web site — a collection of short films and music — will travel around to different Web sites, ranging from gaywired.com to virginmega.com, beginning July 1. ... Steve Turner, Mark Arm's right-hand man in Mudhoney, has released his solo debut, Searching for Melody, on newly formed Seattle indie Roslyn Records. Backing up the guitarist are Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (who will play bass on the project) and Seattle studio wiz Johnny Sangster. ...

Death Cab for Cutie have announced that Transatlanticism will be the title of their new album, due in October. In related news, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard and DNTEL's Jimmy Tamborello are gearing up for an Australian tour with their project the Postal Service that's set to begin July 3. ... The new album by Vertical Horizon, Go, will be released on September 23. The first single, "I'm Still Here," goes to radio in July. ...