News on Coachella, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Zakk Wylde

The "Coachella" documentary, chronicling the first six editions of the storied California festival, will be released on DVD April 18 via Anti-. In addition to performances by Radiohead, Morrissey, Oasis, the Arcade Fire, the Pixies, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy & the Stooges, the DVD sports bonus interviews with Ben Harper, Mos Def, Tenacious D, Muse, Thievery Corporation, Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and the Libertines, among others.

As previously reported, the 2006 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held April 29-30 and will be highlighted by performances from Depeche Mode, Madonna, Tool, Massive Attack, Common and Daft Punk.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







The Red Hot Chili Peppers' catalog is now available digitally for the first time. At Apple's iTunes Music Store, nine albums, including a "Greatest Hits" set, can be purchased starting today (March 21); the albums "Blood Sugar Sex Magik," "Californication," "By the Way" and "One Hot Minute" each feature previously unreleased bonus tracks and/or music videos exclusive to iTunes.

As previously reported, the Chili Peppers' new album, "Stadium Arcadium," will be released May 9 via Warner Bros. The group will begin a summer European tour May 30 in Barcelona; North American dates are expected to get underway in late July or early August.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Zakk Wylde and his band Black Label Society have signed a new deal with Roadrunner. The label will release Wylde's new album, "Shot to Hell," this summer. The longtime Ozzy Osbourne sideman was most recently signed to Artemis, which issued Black Label Society's 2005 album "Mafia." That set debuted at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 213,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, Black Label Society will headline the second stage of this summer's Ozzfest tour. Wylde will also perform during a handful of shows with Osbourne and is collaborating with him on his next studio project.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.