Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label, Softdrive Records. In a joint venture with Interscope, the imprint launches Oct. 14 with the release of "Tell Them Hi," the new album from recently reunited Los Angeles rock act the Campfire Girls.
1998 - Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on "The Drew Carey Show." On the program, Carey's band is looking for a lead guitarist, and a string of axemen audition for the gig - including Ramone, even though he didn't play guitar in the Ramones.
The Black Eyed Peas top the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week with "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor). But there's a new No. 1 album, as "Absolution" (East West), the third studio set by U.K. rock act Muse, edges out new releases by Sting and R. Kelly. Muse first hit the album chart at No. 29 with "Showbiz" in October 1999, progressing to No. 3 with 2001's "Origin of Symmetry."
Pearl Jam has signed on for an Oct. 22 benefit at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, with all proceeds to be donated to YouthCare and the Orion Teen Center. The rare acoustic show will come three days before the group performs for the sixth time at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert outside San Francisco.