Music Notes: Puffy Bio Planned

Middle-aged men with fresh dance steps and vocal chops could be the next big thing on the pop charts.

A British company is putting together a five-person group to prove grown-ups can be pop stars, just like younger stars 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys.

The company, 15 Minutes, is accepting applications for the old-boy band. They're looking for men in their 50s with talent who the music industry has overlooked

"This is not a gimmick. We want them to tour all over the world," said a company spokesperson.

So far roughly 2,500 men have applied for the group, tentatively called Man Band. The guys are set to be in line in two weeks, with their first single out in about a month.

Puffy History

Just how many nicknames has Sean "Puffy" Combs had in his life?

You may get to find out when the rap mogul is treated to his very own Biography special on A&E. The artist, now known as P Diddy, is being profiled as part of a month of new episodes.

Combs' episode airs May 28, and he's the only hip-hop artist in the series.

Also expect bios on '70s rocker Peter Frampton, home expert Martha Stewart, actor Charlie Sheen and Faith Hill's hubbie Tim McGraw.

Aretha's Rock Duet

Detroit native Kid Rock will get a lesson from his hometown predeccessor, the Queen of Soul.

The blond singer will duet with Aretha Franklin next week during VH1's Divas Live special, which pays tribute to Franklin.

The lineup also includes Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and members of the Backstreet Boys.


Rod Stewart is gearing up for his first tour since 1999. He'll be on the road from June through August, with stops in the United States and Canada. Tickets for the first batch of dates go on sale this weekend. … Country singer Loretta Lynn is home recouperating from pneumonia. She was in the hospital for 11 days, and is not allowed to work until the end of the month. … David Bowie's mother, Peggy Jones, has died in a nursing home in England. The two were not on speaking terms during his glam rock heyday in the 1970s, but they patched things up after he married Iman in 1992.

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