News on AMAs, Korn, Taking Back Sunday

Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects have joined the performance lineup for the 2005 American Music Awards, which will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los Angeles. Eurythmics will perform "I've Got a Life," a new song included on their recent "Ultimate Collection," while the Rejects will play "Dirty Little Secret."

Previously confirmed performers include Bow Wow, Ciara and Omarion, Mariah Carey, Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Hilary Duff, Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan, Lindsay Lohan, Tim McGraw, Pharrell and Gwen Stefani, Rascal Flatts, the Rolling Stones, Santana and Los Lonely Boys, Rob Thomas and Keith Urban.

Among the newly added presenters are Ashanti, Chris Brown, the Backstreet Boys, Dave Navarro, Brian Wilson, Shakira and Brooks & Dunn.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Korn will descend on New York's Hammerstein Ballroom for a one-off Nov. 29 show, where it plans to debut material from its upcoming Virgin debut, "See You on the Other Side." The group is also booked as the musical guest for this weekend's edition of "Saturday Night Live."

Due Dec. 6, "See You on the Other Side" is led by the single "Twisted Transistor," which is No. 10 this week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Dance mixes of the track occupy the No. 37 slot on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







While it works on its Warner Bros. debut, rock act Taking Back Sunday is bringing fans up to date on the proceedings via telephone. Last year, the group posted a cell phone number on its Web site and answered as many calls as it could from fans, but this time, its members are selectively calling members of the Taking Back Sunday mailing list.

"This time, we're going to keep a cell phone on hand with us so we can call you," the band writes on its Web site. "As long as we have your cell phone info, you could get a call from us while we're hanging out, riding around, in the studio, whenever."

Taking Back Sunday has been recording in Los Angeles with producer Eric Valentine. The as-yet-untitled set will is the follow-up to 2004's "Where You Want To Be," which has sold 675,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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