The Rolling Stones announced that their upcoming album and tour will be called "A Bigger Bang," a title the band came up with last year, purportedly "reflecting their fascination with the scientific theory about the origin of the universe," according to a statement . . . Queen and Paul Rodgers (filling in for the late, irreplaceable Freddie Mercury) are bringing their sold-out European arena show to the United States, but just for two dates: Oct. 16 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., and Oct. 22 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif. . . . Green Day, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani and U2 led the pack in MTV Video Music Awards nominations, which were announced Monday. Green Day picked up eight (six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," two for "American Idiot"), Missy Elliott six, and Stefani and U2 each grabbed five. P. Diddy will host the Aug. 28 awards ceremony in Miami . . . A Los Angeles judge has banned Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger from using the band's name to promote a renewed version of the band. (The two have been touring under the name "The Doors of the 21st Century.") The injunction also orders Manzarek and Krieger to turn over profits from their performances to the Doors' partnership, which also includes drummer John Densmore and Jim Morrison's estate.
-- Compiled by K. Wilcox
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