As tipped here last year, Homer Simpson will make his rock'n'roll dreams come true in the fall, with some help from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones duo will guest star in an episode of "The Simpsons" scheduled to air in November in which Homer goes to rock'n'roll fantasy camp.
Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffered a head injury while swimming on Sunday in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of four European concerts (July 15 in Lucca, Italy; July 16 in Rome; July 19 in Brittany, France; and July 21 in Dublin). "Early indications suggest that Neil has sustained a fracture on one of his vertebrae and is still in hospital in France undergoing further tests," the band says.
Joey Fatone, one-fifth of hit-making boy band 'N Sync, will make his Broadway debut in the long-running production of "Rent," the New York Times reports. Fatone is due to take on the role of Mark, a struggling video artist and narrator of the show; his first public performance in the role is scheduled for Aug. 5.
"Austin Powers" star Mike Myers is discussing the possibility of starring in a new movie about founding drummer of the Who, Keith Moon. Myers and Who frontman Roger Daltrey have discussed plans for a forthcoming film, and the 39-year-old comic actor said he hoped it would be made.
Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, which is already No. 42 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Veteran cult American artist and music industry maverick Lee Hazlewood has finalized plans for the first-ever solo European tour of his five-decade-long career. Commencing on Sept. 7 in Aarhus, Denmark, the 16-date tour will see the 73-year-old Hazlewood backed by an array of contemporary musicians, including members of the High Llamas. Other musicians and special guests are to be announced soon.
Having just wrapped a headlining stint on Honda's Civic Tour, California-based modern rock outfit Incubus has unveiled plans for a fall North American jaunt. The 39-date tour will largely visit secondary markets not hit on the Civic run, beginning Aug. 31 in Reno, Nev., and due to last through November. Shows are currently set through Oct. 31 in Irvine, Calif.
Adult contemporary titan Phil Collins has wrapped his first all-new solo album in six years, "Testify," due Nov. 12 from Atlantic. "Testify" marks the first release of new Collins music since the 1999 soundtrack to "Tarzan," which won the artist an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy on the strength of the single "You'll Be in My Heart."
A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don Henley -- have committed to playing a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White. White collapsed in an elevator June 27 in Billboard's New York offices and was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack. He was 50.