A spokesperson for Staind says the release of the band's "Staind: MTV Unplugged" DVD -- once set to hit stores Aug. 21 -- has been put on hold.
"There are no plans for the "Unplugged' DVD right now ... " the spokesperson told Allstar News, "because we're releasing the 'Family Values' album, which Staind is a big part of. The band has tentative plans to go into the studio this summer and begin a new record."
The "Family Values Tour 2001" CD features Staind's "Fade" and "It's Been A While," as well as lead singer Aaron Lewis doing "Black" and guesting on Stone Temple Pilots' "Creep" and Linkin Park's "One Step Closer." The album also includes tracks by Static-X and Deadsy.
Moby samples some old TV stars in his new video.
Jam Music reports the techno musician recruited Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges of "Diff'rent Strokes" fame to appear in his video for "We Are All Made Out Of Stars," from his upcoming album "18." Other celebrities on the video include actor Corey Feldman, porn star Ron Jeremy, former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, Vern "Mini-Me" Troyer of the second "Austin Powers" movie and "Ghost World" star Thora Birch.
This isn't the first time Moby has recruited Hollywood for his videos. A previous clip featured Christina Ricci in an angelic cameo.
"18" is due out May 14.
ST. LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Lauryn Hill will perform May 11 as part of the annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival in the Caribbean. The event -- now in its 11th year -- will also feature performances by India.Arie, Branford Marsalis, Smokey Robinson, En Vogue and Buddy Guy, according to Billboard.com.
The festival at the Pigeon Island National Landmark opens May 3 and runs through May 12.
Hill's only other recent performance came Feb. 15 during the Biggest Hearts In Entertainment concert in Los Angeles that paid tribute to U2's Bono.
A two-hour episode of the former Fugees member's MTV "Unplugged 2.0" episode premiered last Sunday on MTV2. A one-hour version will air on MTV on a later date, and a CD of the show -- which featured Hill performing all new material with only her acoustic guitar as accompaniment -- is due out in April, according to her official Web site.
(Web sites: stluciajazz,org, lauryn-hill.com)
Throat problems by lead singer Guy Garvey have forced Elbow to cancel its last tour date in Atlanta. The band's label, V2 Records, said Harvey had been battling the flu since the band's New York City date last week.
At Monday night's show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Garvey apologized to the packed crowd for not performing "top notch" and asked for a little help on the band's first single "Newborn." He dubbed it "open bar karaoke." According to witnesses, "a lucky young lady jumped on stage, sang every word and hit every note."
Elbow is slated to resume touring April 3 in San Diego, Calif.
BSB'S A.J. MCLEAN
Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is getting married.
The singer told VH1 last weekend in Miami that he's engaged to up-and-coming singer Sarah Martin. He says they plan to tie the knot in 2003 -- hopefully on the anniversary of the day they met.
No comment on McLean's nuptial plans from his spokesperson.
McLean -- who did some rehab time last summer to kick alcohol abuse and depression -- is the third BSB to pop the question. His bandmates Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell each married in 2000.
In the meantime, the Backstreet Boys have said they'll be returning to the studio in the next couple of weeks to begin work on their next album, the follow-up to 2000's "Black & Blue."