Billboard Bits: The Strokes, Barbra Streisand
The RCA release, which has been available since last month internationally, will also feature Samuel Bayer's video for "You Only Live Once."The Strokes' cover of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me," which features Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age principal Josh Homme, will be released Sept. 26 as the B-side to the band's new single, "You Only Live Once," Billboard.com has learned.
The RCA release, which has been available since last month internationally, will also feature Samuel Bayer's video for "You Only Live Once." Meanwhile, the Strokes will play four shows in Mexico in the next week as a precursor to a run of fall North American dates. Five dates are support slots for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, beginning Sept. 14 in Chicago.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
More than one thousand tickets to Barbra Streisand's upcoming national concert tour that were fraudulently purchased from Ticketmaster using stolen credit card information have been invalidated, the company says. These invalid tickets have turned up for sale on various Internet resale sites.
The tour's national promoter, Michael Cohl, Ticketmaster and Streisand manager Marty Erlichman cautioned consumers today (Aug. 29) that these tickets will not allow the ticketholder to gain admission to the venue on the night of the show.
A list of the Streisand tickets that have been cancelled to date is available for reference on Ticketmaster.com.
-- Ray Waddell, Nashville