Fun Lovin' Criminals Down With B.B. King On New Album

Trouble-making rockers Fun Lovin' Criminals are currently wrapping up work on its new record, the follow-up to 1996's "Come Find Yourself," and tentatively plan to have the album out in November.

Entitled "100% Colombian," the Criminals laid down tracks for the new album at several New York studios earlier this year, and the new record features a guest appearance by blues legend B.B. King. The first single from "100% Colombian" will be "Love Unlimited," which a source close to the band described as a "tribute to Barry White."

The Fun Lovin' Criminals are currently on tour in Europe, and there's a chance you may catch "100% Colombian" in the import bins here before its domestic version arrives in stores, as plans are afoot to release the new album in the U.K. first.

In related tour news, the Criminals may open for Garbage when that band launches its fall tour of the U.S. in August, according to a post by Fast, the band's bassist, on one of the Criminals' fan sites.

Such a pairing was also mentioned as a possibility by the members of Garbage themselves during a recent interview (see "Garbage Plans Club Tour For May, Full-Scale Tour For August").