Random Rock News

William Shatner’s Has Been (produced by Ben Folds) will include tunes co-written by Nick Hornby and a cover of Pulp’s “Common People.” Meanwhile, Ben’s Super D EP (available 7/27) will feature a cover of The Darkness’ “Get Your Hands Off My Woman.” Ben’s doing a free in-store at Borders (in the Time Warner Bldg) tomorrow at 12:30. He’s be playing ’90s covers in celebration of I Love The ’90s. He’s signing things too, so bring your Furby.

Rufus Wainwright tells The NY Post that a combination of crystal meth, Ecstasy, cocaine, and special K once gave him visions of “10,000 video screens of gay porn featuring Jerry Garcia, and the soundtrack was that instant message sound.” Then he wept for three days and called Elton John for guidance. Whoa! Read about it here.

The Who’s Pete Townshend sets the record straight about his feud with Fahrenheit 9/11 muckraker Michael Moore. “I resent being bullied and slurred by him in interviews just because he didn?t get what he wanted from me,” says Pete.

Village Voice Siren Festival band schedule here! Who’s going? Where’s the after-party?!