Music Notes: Doobie Brother Hospitalized

Drummer Mike Hossack was headed to a Doobie Brothers gig at Lake Tahoe when his motorcycle collided into a car.

The 54-year-old sustained injuries to his legs, arms and pelvis Friday night. The band canceled weekend concerts at Caesar's Tahoe Resort and its unclear how it will honor upcoming commitments.

"Luckily we think he's going to pull through OK [but] he's going to have a long recovery," said the group's manager, Bruce Cohn.

Hossack's condition was upgraded from critical to serious over the weekend, and Cohn says the veteran rocker is aware of what happened. "He's coherent and it was good because the band's extremely worried and still are, you know," said Cohn. "He's not out of the woods but I think he's going to be OK."

Aerosmith Dodges an Endorsement

Aerosmith may soon be telling its fans to "Drive this way" instead of walk.

The Boston rockers are planning to do ads for Dodge. The announcement was expected today at New York's Grand Central Station as the band takes a slight break from their tour in support of Just Push Play.

Moving Beyond Metallica

After the chart-topping, stadium-thundering heights with Metallica, what does bassist Jason Newsted do next?

Answer: start over.

Newsted spoke on an Internet radio show last week and said he's recording with his new band Echobrain. The album includes guest appearances by his former bandmate Kirk Hammett and members of the San Francisco Symphony. There's no word on when the recording will be released.

Moreover

Michael Stipe produced the women's prison drama Stranger Inside for HBO, and says the violent film is really just about family. … Genesis is setting up shop on eBay. More than 600 of the band's items are up for auction, including guitars and a pair of Phil Collins' drums. … And Hanson will get some help from Carole King and Barenaked Ladies on the trio's next album.

ABCNEWS Radio and ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.

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