A blowout and a couple reunion tours
• Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Fall Out Boy and Usher will perform at the fourth annual Fashion Rocks concert on Sept. 6, the AP reports. Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Ludacris, Martina McBride and Santana are also scheduled to appear at the New York event, which will be broadcast the next night on CBS. With this lineup, Ticketmaster will probably charge a convenience fee to your TV.
• The Bitter Sweet Symphony is starting up again, as The Verve announced they are reuniting for a new album and live dates in the U.K. this fall, Billboard reports. Well, everyone but guitarist/keyboardist Simon Tong, who is probably still mad at Nick McCabe for leaving back in 1998.
• Rage Against the Machine will be a headliner at the third annual Vegoose Music Festival, set for Oct. 28-29 in Las Vegas, Reuters says. That’s after playing in the Rock the Bells tour in New York in July and joining the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27. Apparently music festivals are part of the machine.