For The Record: Quick News On Pink, U2, Sum41, Nelly Furtado, Korn, N.E.R.D. & More

“Don’t Let Me Get Me,” the second video from Pink‘s Missundaztood, will premiere on February 16. Plans for a spring tour are in the works, according to Pink’s spokesperson. … Adema were forced to drop off the Projekt: Revolution bill for at least three shows following an unspecified family emergency. Monday night’s show in Lowell, Massachusetts, featured only Cypress Hill, Linkin Park and DJ Z-Trip, and the lineup will be the same for Tuesday (February 12)’s gig in Fairfax, Virginia, and Wednesday’s performance in Philadelphia. …

U2 won Major Tour of the Year and Most Creative Stage Production in the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, which were presented February 9 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Other winners included Alicia Keys (Best New Artist Tour), George, Washington’s the Gorge (Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue), Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (Red Rocks Award for Best Small Outdoor Venue), Dallas’ American Airlines Center (Best New Major Concert Venue), Los Angeles’ Staples Center (Arena of the Year) and Las Vegas’ the Joint (Nightclub Venue of the Year). … Our Lady Peace lead the list of nominees for this year’s Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammys, with five nominations, followed by Nickelback and Leonard Cohen with four and Sum41 with three. Nickelback, Sum41, Barenaked Ladies, Alanis Morissette and Nelly Furtado will be among the performers at the Juno Awards ceremony April 14 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. …

N.E.R.D., the hip-hop group comprising superproducers the Neptunes and rapper Shay, put a modern-day funk spin on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the Hype Williams-directed video for their next single, “Rock Star.” The trio’s debut album, In Search Of … is due March 12. … Speaking of Hype Williams, the director will release “The Hype Williams Video Collection” on VHS and DVD on April 30. The collection features 10 of Williams’ vintage clips for the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Craig Mack, LL Cool J, Ja Rule, Jay-Z and Nas, with the DVD boasting bonus features such as running commentary by Williams, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a shoot and interviews. … Donnie Wahlberg, the ruffneck member of late-’80s boy band extraordinaire New Kids on the Block, may get another chance to work his acting chops on the small screen. Having surprised critics with subtle turns in films such as “The Sixth Sense” and “Ransom” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” rapper-turned-actor “Marky” Mark‘s big bro has been cast as a detective in the pilot for the NBC cop drama “Boomtown,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sting‘s 2002 Rainforest Benefit Concert will take place at New York’s Carnegie Hall on April 13, with a lineup to be announced in the coming weeks. Ticket prices range from $150 for a single rear balcony seat to $50,000, which covers a private first tier box that seats 16, two backstage passes, two reserved tables at the party, acknowledgement in the evening’s program, Rainforest Foundation membership, and 16 concert mementos. … Mick Jagger recently shot the video for “Visions of Paradise,” the second single from his album, Goddess in the Doorway, with director Dave Meyers (Janet Jackson, Dave Matthews Band). Actress Jennifer Jimenez (“Blow”) stars. … Bonnie Raitt will launch a three-month tour on March 30 in Madison, Wisconsin, to promote her upcoming 16th album, Silver Lining, due April 9. She will perform her latest single, “I Can’t Help You Now,” on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on April 24. …

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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, Glenn Lewis and Nelly Furtado will perform at the ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Beyoncé Knowles‘ lil’ sis Solange and will take 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.