U2 Tour Dates Announced

How does a rock band cap off a sold out world tour? Add on some more dates.

U2 will revisit half the cities they have already hit this year when the group launches the third leg of its wildly successful Elevation tour.

The 22 dates are expected to begin Oct. 10 in South Bend, Ind., according to Billboard Online.

The jaunt will run through Nov. 18 in Las Vegas. U2 has already played 83 sold-out dates worldwide.

MTV Breeds a Media Mogul

Carson Daly might soon have more say over the bands that make it to his popular countdown show Total Request Live.

The VJ is getting his own record label in a deal with Sony. "I get so many tapes from great musicians," said Daly at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I usually give them away to friends, and then they become huge."

Speaking of MTV, last week's lengthy awards show broadcast was the second most watched VMAs in the music channel's history. The top spot still belongs to the 1999 broadcast hosted by Chris Rock.

Chrissie Hynde Honored By P.E.T.A.

Sure she's had her share of hits with The Pretenders, but Chrissie Hynde says she's more flattered when fans comment on her diet.

"If someone says 'thanks' for what your doing for the animals, or that they've been vegetarian that makes my day," said Hynde.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals honored her Sunday night along with Sir Paul McCartney and Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons.

"It's not really about me getting the award," said Hynde. "Even for PETA it's not about that — It's just about getting publicity for PETA."

Hynde is also using the occasion to update her fans on the next Pretenders album, and says they're ahead of schedule on the production.

"We'll finish that before the end of the year, that's for sure," said Hynde. "And we've got a tour to do, as well.


Ben Stiller's turn as a fashion model in the comedy Zoolander will bet set to an all-star soundtrack. The album, due Sept. 25, has remakes of some classic hits. No Doubt recorded Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby," Nikka Costa tries out "Call Me," by Blondie and The Wallflowers contribute their take on "I Started A Joke," by the Bee Gees.

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