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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

By PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International   |   Jan. 11, 2002 at 4:30 AM   |   Comments

'N SYNC, O-TOWN, LFO

Songs by 'N Sync, O-Town and LFO that were previously unavailable in the United States will appear on the soundtrack to the straight-to-video film "Longshot," due in stores March 5. MTV News quotes the album's publicist saying those groups, along with Britney Spears, also have cameo roles in the basketball-themed movie set in high school.

The CD also includes tunes by Natural, Take 5, C-Note and Innosense.

The movie reaches video stores March 26.


GORILLAZ

The animated band Gorillaz is planning a North American concert tour, to begin Feb. 23 in Toronto:

DATE

2/23 Toronto Docks

2/25 Boston Avalon Ballroom

2/26 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club

2/28 New York Hammerstein Ballroom

3/1 Philadelphia Electric Factory

3/3 Chicago Riviera Theater

3/5 Seattle Paramount Theater

3/7 San Francisco Warfield Theater

3/8 Los Angeles Palladium

Gorillaz received a Grammy nomination last week for Best Rap Performance By a Duo Or Group for the single "Clint Eastwood." The band's self-titled album, released last summer, has been certified platinum.

(Web site: virginrecords.com)


ADEMA

Adema is on the road again for a series of sold-out headlining North American shows. At the end of the month, the band will then join Linkin Park and Cypress Hill on tour. The Projekt Revolution tour begins Jan. 29 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs and ends in Las Vegas Feb. 24.

TOUR ITINERARY

DATE CITY VENUE

Headlining:

1/11 Portland, OR B Complex

1/12 Vancouver, B.C. Richard's On Richard's

1/13 Seattle, WA Graceland

1/14 Boise, ID The Big Easy

1/16 Denver, CO The Bluebird Theatre

1/18 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest

1/19 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

1/20 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

1/23 Toronto, Ontario Reverb

1/25 St. Louis, MO The Galaxy

1/26 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theater

With Linkin Park & Cypress Hill:

1/29 Colorado Springs World Arena

1/30 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum

2/1 Chicago, IL U.I.C. Pavilion

2/2 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center

2/4 Detroit, MI Cobo Hall

2/5 Dayton, OH Ervin J. Nutter Center

2/7 Wilkes-Barre, PA First Union Arena

2/8 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

2/9 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center

2/11 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena

2/12 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center

2/13 Philadelphia, PA First Union Spectrum

2/16 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum

2/17 Ft. Worth, TX Ft. Worth Convention Ctr

2/18 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena

2/20 Phoenix, AZ America West Center

2/22 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena

2/23 San Diego, CA Cox Arena @ SDSU

2/24 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center

Adema performed New Year's Day on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" after a two-night stand at the Roxy in Los Angeles. The band's self-titled first album debuted in the top 30 on the Billboard 200 album chart last August.

(Web site: arista.com)


THE WHO

The Who will play three shows in small venues in England later this month as precursors to previously announced charity performances at London's Royal Albert Hall in February.

A summer North American tour is also in the works, reports Billboard.com. Guitarist Pete Townshend reveals on his official Web site that plans call for a three-leg tour -- likely beginning in Los Angeles in June and wrapping in Canada in August.

Prior to the Who's Feb. 7-8 London shows -- which will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust -- the group will play Jan. 27-28 at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England. Details about a third show have not yet been finalized.

Townshend recently told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he'd "made a very real commitment now to go into the studio with the Who at the end of October of 2002, with a producer and a record deal, and to put out whatever we come up with, even if it's rubbish." The group has not recorded together since 1982's "It's Hard," which featured the No. 28 Hot 100 hit "Athena."


PINK FLOYD

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is donating the proceeds from the sale of his London house to charity.

A London newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph, reports Gilmour sold the home to Earl Spencer, brother of the late Princess Diana, for $6.48 million and gave the money to Crisis, which helps homeless people.

"I don't need the money and I just thought it would be a good thing to do," the newspaper quotes him as saying. "I've had that house for nearly 20 years. It's made a fat profit and I've scarcely used it for the last six or seven years."

Gilmour, 54, lives in a farmhouse in West Sussex, England, and owns a house in Greece. He's a regular donor to Crisis through his foundation, the DG Charitable Trust.

The Independent quotes a Crisis spokesman saying the group hasn't gotten final confirmation of the gift but was in talks with Gilmour.

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