Foo Fighters, the White Stripes, the Deftones, Blur, Godsmack, and Staind are among the 19 bands slated to perform at Los Angeles radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival concert, set for June 14 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif.
Metallica has moved the release of its upcoming Elektra album, "St. Anger," up to Thursday (June 5) from its scheduled June 10 arrival. According to the label, the move is being made "to ensure that counterfeit copies of the band's first studio album in six years do not proliferate in the marketplace." In the past year, release dates for high-profile albums from Eminem and 50 Cent were moved forward for similar reasons.
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland pleaded innocent today (June 2) to drug charges in Los Angeles, and said he would again enter a rehabilitation program to try to kick persistent heroin and cocaine habits, court officials said.
R. Kelly made it four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (June 1) as "Ignition" (Jive) continued to hold off all challengers. Jive also maintained its two-pronged chart reign, as Justin Timberlake started another week at No. 1 with his debut solo album, "Justified."
Although the star-studded Field Day Festival remains in limbo, a suit claiming the event would harm the environment in host city Riverhead, N.Y., has been thrown out of the New York State Supreme Court. A decision on whether Field Day, which is set to feature Radiohead, Beck, and the Beastie Boys, can secure its necessary permits is expected Tuesday (June 2).