News on Oysterhead, Rollins, Madonna
Rock supergroup Oysterhead will donate net proceeds from its shows tonight (Nov. 13) and tomorrow at New York's Roseland Ballroom to the New York Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The group had to cancel a Sept. 15 warm-up show in New York following the terrorist attacks on the city.
In other news, portions of Oysterhead's Oct. 27 show in Hollywood, Calif., will be featured in an episode of HBO's "Reverb," airing Nov. 21. Expect 30 minutes of concert footage along with interviews with group members Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland.
Oysterhead's tour in support of its Elektra debut, "The Grand Pecking Order," wraps Sunday (Nov. 18) in Gainesville, Fla. The group's official Web site is featuring video clips of recent rehearsal sessions plus a montage of studio scenes and footage from Oysterhead's maiden show in New Orleans in May 2000.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.