For The Record: Quick News On Kid Rock, Fabolous, A Perfect Circle & More

Kid Rock and girlfriend Pamela Anderson ducked into New York City’s Mercury Lounge Thursday night for a quick glimpse of unsigned Boston quartet Mappari. Perhaps Rock and the “V.I.P.” star were still clocking Detroit time, as music industry showcases by Virgin Records’ Moth and Mammoth’s the Full Nine had the club filled two hours earlier and after only a few measures, the unassuming pair left as hurriedly as they arrived. … Fabolous and one of hip-hop’s founding fathers, DJ Kool Herc, will be at Macy’s in Manhattan’s Herald Square on Monday (February 4) starting at 5:30 p.m to help The Source celebrate the publication of its 150th issue. P. Diddy‘s clothing company, Sean John, designed a T-shirt to commemorate the hip-hop magazine’s milestone. …

Bassist Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), bassist Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle), drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole/Mötley Crüe) and guitarist Radio Sloan (the Need) have formed the Chelsea, and they’ll rotate instruments and share vocal duties when they hit the stage at Los Angeles’ Spaceland on Wednesday. The quartet, which is named for the New York hotel made infamous by the Sex PistolsSid Vicious and girlfriend Nancy Spungen, plans to hit a recording studio in the next few weeks. … Lenchantin’s APC bandmate, guitarist/mastermind Billy Howerdel, is writing songs for the follow-up to A Perfect Circle’s debut album, Mer de Noms.

Santana‘s follow-up to his Grammy-sweeping, diamond-plus-selling 1999 LP, Supernatural, will be titled Shaman, according to VH1 Radio. The album, due in June, will feature a collaboration with operaman Placido Domingo. … Adam Ant will be spending Valentine’s Day in court to face charges stemming from an incident in a London pub last month. The singer, who suffers from manic depression, was charged with possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence as well as criminal damage and one charge of committing actual bodily harm after he allegedly brandished a fake gun and was committed to a psychiatric hospital following his January 12 arrest. …

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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 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.