The Panic Channel has been tapped as the opening act for the debut tour featuring Supernova, which features drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted and a vocalist to be ann

The Panic Channel has been tapped as the opening act for the debut tour featuring Supernova, which features drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Gilby Clarke and bassist Jason Newsted and a vocalist to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 13) on the CBS reality show "Rockstar." Panic Channel guitarist Dave Navarro is among the show's hosts.

As previously reported, the Supernova tour will begin Dec. 31 in Las Vegas. The group's debut album is due Nov. 21 via Epic. Throughout the tour, a handful of contestants from "Rockstar" will join the bill.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Matisyahu has recorded a new version of his song "Jerusalem" with legendary production duo Sly & Robbie. The track will be available Sept. 19 from digital retailers but can be accessed for free by fans who have already purchased Matisyahu's album, "Youth," on which the original appears.

The artist is in the midst of a fall tour with Gomez and the Polyphonic Spree, which rolls into San Diego tonight (Sept. 12)


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Veteran country artists Vince Gill and Alison Krauss will team for the next episode of CMT Cross Country, to be taped Sept. 23 in Nashville. The performance will be broadcast Oct. 27 on the country channel.

Gill and Krauss have collaborated a number of times in the past, including on 1996's "High Lonesome Sound," which won a Grammy for best country collaboration with vocals. Gill's new four-disc album, "These Days," is due Oct. 17 via MCA; Kraus produced Alan Jackson's new set, "Like Red on a Rose," due Sept. 26 via Arista.


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