For The Record: Quick News On Korn, Destiny’s Child, Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Breeders & More

Judging by the title of Korn‘s long-awaited fifth album, the follow-up to 1999′s Issues will be positively peerless: Untouchables, produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosmith, Marilyn Manson), is scheduled for release May 14, their publicist said. Korn are rehearsing for a South American tour that begins March 14 in Venezuela, and North American dates are expected soon. … While their Latin Grammy Awards performance was canceled (along with the ceremony itself) in the wake of September 11, Destiny’s Child will get to perform with singer/guitarist Alejandro Sanz after all — at the 44th annual Grammy Awards on February 27. Train and Alan Jackson were also added to the event as performers, while Kid Rock, the Dixie Chicks and comedic actors Kevin James (“The King of Queens”) and Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) will present awards. … Neither Destiny’s Child nor Dave Matthews Band will be going home empty-handed come Grammy time, as Rock the Vote will honor the bootylicious trio and the huggable jam band with this year’s Patrick Lippert Award for their activism and efforts to educate young people about political issues. The Goo Goo Dolls and Nelly Furtado will perform at the ceremony, which takes place the day before the Grammys (February 26) in Los Angeles. …

Jamie Foxx will host LIFEbeat’s UrbanAID 2 charity concert, featuring previously announced acts P. Diddy and the show’s headliners, Jay-Z and R. Kelly. The April 9 event is focused on raising awareness of HIV prevention. … Title TK, the Breeders‘ first album since 1993′s Last Splash, will hit stores May 21. Sisters Kim and Kelley Deal and their new band, currently in the midst of a club tour, will launch another outing in the summer, according to Elektra Records. … the Who have lined up 18 dates in the U.S., kicking off June 28 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Cafe and winding up August 31 in Wantagh, New York, at the Jones Beach Amphitheatre. The seasoned survivors will hit Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and more along the way. … Before they tour Mexico, Argentinean fusion-rock collective Los Fabulosos Cadillacs will play a one-off U.S. show at Los Angeles’ Universal Amphitheatre on April 4. …

Henry Rollins, X frontwoman Exene Cervenka and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer will share the bill next month in Los Angeles to benefit three young Arkansas men convicted of murder. The show, set for the Troubadour on March 8, will benefit the legal defense fund of the West Memphis Three, whose case was chronicled in the 1996 documentary “Paradise Lost.” … Funky franchise Fishbone and their Familyhood Nexperience collective will release The Friendliest Psychosis of All, the follow-up to 2000′s Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx, on February 19, the same day they play the Winter Olympics Ice Village in Salt Lake City. The EP features contributions from the Fishbone fellas Norwood Fisher, Walt Kibby II and Angelo Moore as well as Primus bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Brian “Brain” Mantia; peculiar GN’R guitarist Buckethead; and funk godfather George Clinton. … Rhett Miller, frontman for the alt-country outfit Old 97′s, has announced plans to begin recording his first solo album. …

That ’80s show: Depeche Mode have announced a “One Night in Paris, the Exciter Tour” pay-per-view concert debuting Friday, March 8 on iN, TVN, Echostar and DirecTV. Directed by Grammy-nominated photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, the show was recorded at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy during the band’s 2001 Exciter world tour. … On Wednesday, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled that ex-Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy must stop using the band’s name and logo and also ruled that Pearcy must hand over all the money he earned while billing himself as “Stephen Pearcy and Ratt” to his former bandmates, who have also been touring as Ratt. Ironically, the decision stemmed from a suit Pearcy filed last year to gain sole ownership of the name; the judge determined that Pearcy’s claims against his former comrades were without merit because he vacated the band of his own accord, leaving guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer as the sole holders of the Ratt trademark. …

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Alicia Keys and Angie Stone will sing “America the Beautiful” during the NBA All-Star pre-game show on Sunday, before Elton John takes the court to perform “Philadelphia Freedom.” … Our condolences go out to Slayer vocalist and bassist Tom Araya, whose father died Wednesday night of a heart attack. The group has canceled its Friday (February 8) show in Dallas and may postpone or cancel other dates as well. … A court date scheduled Wednesday for rapper Capone was adjourned until March 19. The MC is facing second-degree assault charges stemming from an alleged altercation involving a gun at a Queens, New York, nightclub in September. …

The entire “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack — featuring new tracks penned by Korn‘s Jonathan Davis and interpreted by Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, Disturbed‘s David Draiman, Wayne Static of Static-X and Jay Gordon of Orgy — is available for preview at WBR.com via streaming audio. The album is due February 19. … Ben Folds will embark on his first solo piano tour February 25 in Iowa City, Iowa. The 17-date outing, to support last year’s Rockin’ the Suburbs and his new single and video, “Still Fighting It,” ends March 20 in Los Angeles. … Marc Anthony will deliver Mended, his second English-language album, to stores on March 26. …

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough will host a one-hour meet-and-greet February 16 at the Rock & Sports Experience, a weekend event held at the Washington Convention Center and sponsored by Washington, D.C. radio station Hot 99.5 FM. Dorough will promote awareness of the autoimmune disorder lupus via his Dorough Lupus Foundation, which provides financial assistance to victims who cannot afford treatment and aids in research of the disease, which took his sister’s life in 1998. … Mindless Self Indulgence and Dillinger Escape Plan will fight for marquee space when they jump aboard the System of a Down tour, which kicks off Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas. …

Soul Coughing will release a greatest-hits album, Lust in Phaze, on April 9. Along with radio favorites like “Soundtrack to Mary” and “Rolling,” the album will include Ruby Vroom outtake “Buddha Rhubarb Butter,” “Unmarked Helicopters” from the “X-Files” compilation Songs in the Key of X, a Propellerheads remix of “Super Bon Bon” and a live version of “Casiotone Nation.” … Cornershop will attempt to break a record for the longest remix ever when their official Web site (www.cornershop.com) streams a dynamic, continuously mixed version of “Spectral Mornings” for 24 hours beginning February 12. The song, in its original 15-minute form with OasisNoel Gallagher on guitar, appears on Cornershop’s Handcream for a Generation, which is now due April 9. …

Turntablist ensemble the X-ecutioners will kick off a two-month tour to support their second album, Built from Scratch, at the South by Southwest music conference on March 14 in Austin, Texas. The trek wraps May 6 in Los Angeles. … Hardcore band Speedealer will release their third album, Second Sight, on Palm Pictures on May 14. The record was produced by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and features heartwarming songs such as “Leave Me Alone,” “Slowly Burning Alive” and “Kill Myself Tonight.”… Pro File 1, a collection of remixes by Meat Beat Manifesto (a.k.a. Jack Dangers) due February 19, will include the famed sound manipulator’s takes on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer,” David Bowie‘s “You’ve Been Around” and others. Pro File 2, featuring Frankie Bones remixes, is due in May.