For The Record: Quick News On Slipknot, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, Destiny's Child & More...

While on their month-long European tour, which began January 20, Slipknot will shoot their show at England's London Arena on February 16 for possible inclusion in the video for their latest single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)," which also doubles as the debut single off the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Resident Evil." Performance footage may also wind up on the group's first-ever DVD, an as-yet-untitled project tentatively slated for September. ... Congratulations are in order for Mary J. Blige, who's making a different kind of beautiful music — she's engaged. Blige has been making the rounds announcing her plans to marry, though the intensely private singer hasn't revealed the date or the name of her fiancé. ...

We finally know when to expect the first full-length solo project from the Destiny's Child camp. Michelle Williams' gospel album, which is still untitled, is scheduled to hit stores on April 2, according to Columbia Records. ... The SnoCore Rock tour, which features Alien Ant Farm, Fenix TX, Adema, Glassjaw and Earshot, has added new dates in Kansas City, Missouri (March 14); Denver (March 15); and Salt Lake City (March 16). The March 1 show, which had been set for Asbury Park, New Jersey, will now be held at New York City's Roseland Ballroom; on March 11, the traveling troupe will stop in Madison, Wisconsin, and hit Minneapolis the following day; and on March 19, the trek will stop in Seattle and visit Portland the day after. ...

Nelly Furtado, Alanis Morissette and the Goo Goo Dolls have joined Dave Matthews Band, the Foo Fighters, Macy Gray and others on the list of artists scheduled to perform during the 16-night Hallmark Olympic Celebration Series. Furtado will perform on February 18, followed by Morissette on February 21 and the Goo Goo Dolls the following night. ... Before embarking on a North American tour with 311, red-hot Hoobastank will film a video in Los Angeles for their second single, "Running Away," with director Paul Fedor (Jimmy Eat World, Marilyn Manson). A feature interview with Hoobastank, "Hoobastank: But Seriously," debuts here on Friday (February 1). ...

Rapper Marz is the latest artist to sign with Korn's major-label-distributed Elementree imprint, and his next LP is expected to surface before year's end. Formerly inked to indie E-Magine Entertainment, the Chicago MC, who toured twice with Insane Clown Posse, is working with Korn's Jonathan Davis on his follow-up to last year's Lung Fu Mo She, according to his spokesperson. ... C-Murder, incarcerated since January 18 and facing a possible second-degree murder charge, will release his fourth album, Tru Dawgs, on April 30. His brothers Master P and Silkk the Shocker guest on the LP, as do Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, Bizzy Bone, Keith Murray and Mia X, among others. ...

DJ Carl Cox, who spent last summer on Moby's Area:One Tour, returns to these shores to promote his mix LP, Global (due March 5 on FFRR Records), with a 24-date North American outing starting February 15 in San Diego and wrapping up March 23 in Miami. Cox is also working on his third studio album with guests such as Roni Size, Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook, Neneh Cherry, Josh Wink, Erick Morillo and Christian Smith ... The Melvins — the "greatest band in the history of music," according to themselves — will release Hostile Ambient Takeover on April 16 through Ipecac Records, with a U.S. tour to follow. Millennium Monsterworks, a live album culled from their New Year's Eve 2000 "big band" concert in San Francisco with Fantômas, will see the light of day on April 2, also via Ipecac. ...

After his performance at E!'s Sizzlin' 16 Party Wednesday in Hollywood, Pete Yorn said he plans to release an album later this year that he recorded with producer Don Fleming (Sonic Youth, Screaming Trees), in the late '90s before he made his major-label debut, Musicforthemorningafter. Yorn was in Los Angeles filming a video for his next single, "Strange Condition," which was first included on the soundtrack to "Me, Myself & Irene," which he also scored. ... Speaking of singer/songwriters, John Mayer launched a winter tour in Florida that will keep him on the road through March 9 in Chicago. Mayer is supporting last fall's Room for Squares. ...

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Blu Cantrell will play the role of, well, Blu Cantrell in "Drumline," a movie about black college marching bands directed by Charles Stone III, who helmed the Cam'ron flick "Paid in Full." Cantrell performs the national anthem at a pivotal moment in the film, which also boasts appearances by Dallas Austin and Petey Pablo and stars Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones. ... Two singles from the upcoming "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack will be simultaneously released before the album hits stores on February 19: Static-X's "Cold" and "Forsaken," which was written by Korn's Jonathan Davis and former Oingo Boingo keyboardist Richard Gibbs and features Disturbed's David Draiman. ...

Pearl Jam's latest fan club single includes a cover of the Ramones' "I Just Want to Have Something to Do" by bassist Jeff Ament, John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" and live versions of "Last Soldier" and "Indifference." The band has no plans to release its buzzed-about B-sides album any time soon, their spokesperson said. ... Collaborations with Everlast and DJs Vinroc, Apollo, Shortkut and Biz Markie, along with a Lo-Fidelity Allstars remix, have been added to the X-ecutioners' first album in five years, Built From Scratch. Due February 26, the LP also features appearances from Linkin Park, Xzibit, Dan "the Automator" Nakamura, DJ Premier, the late Big Punisher and others. ... Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child is among the performers slated for the first annual Gospel Insider Music Awards ceremony on February 15 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California. Kirk Franklin will co-host the event, which will be broadcast in local markets. ...

Led Zeppelin's eponymous box set, released in 1990, has received a Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of more than 10 million units (the RIAA counts each disc as a unit, meaning the four-disc set sold more than 2.5 million copies). Zep now tie the Beatles as the group possessing the most diamond discs, with five each. ... The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will release Plastic Fang, their first album in four years, on April 23. Spencer and crew plan to tour the U.S. upon its release. ... San Francisco's annual indie lovefest, Noise Pop, will launch its third annual film festival on February 27, one day after its rock-show component kicks off. Among the treats on tap are documentaries on acts such as the Clash, Soul Asylum, Radiohead and Nick Drake, an hour-long Sparklehorse video album and films scored by the Flaming Lips ("Okie Noodling") and Spoon ("Everything Hits at Once"). ...

Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks and the duo of Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora will pay tribute to Billy Joel in a ceremony and concert at the 12th Annual MusiCares Person Of The Year dinner. The event, at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, will honor Joel for his accomplishments both as a musician and a humanitarian. ... In other Joel news, his Face to Face Tour with Elton John has added second dates in Ft. Lauderdale (March 5) and Tampa (March 11), and new shows in Uniondale, New York (March 20) and East Rutherford, New Jersey (April 6). ... Riviera, Big Head Todd and the Monsters' first studio album in four years, will be released on the band's own label on March 26. A headlining theater tour will kick off in April.