For The Record: Quick News On Chemical Brothers, Motorhead, Johnny Gill, Soulfly & More

The Chemical Brothers have lined up a tour in support of their latest album, Come With Us, marking the British duo's first Stateside jaunt in two-and-a-half years. The seven-date trek begins April 15 in Washington, D.C., and heads Westward to wrap on April 27 at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California. ... "Rub You the Right Way," "My, My, My" and 15 other Johnny Gill hits comprise his Ultimate Collection, due March 26. New Edition's "Can You Stand the Rain," which Gill sang after replacing Bobby Brown in the group, is also included. ...

Get your earplugs — Motörhead and Morbid Angel are touring together this spring. The first date is April 11 in Dallas and the journey runs through May 18 in Anaheim, California. ... Victoria Beckham, a.k.a. Posh Spice of Spice Girls fame, is expecting a second child in September, according to Reuters. Son Brooklyn Joseph Beckham was born in March 1999. ... Soulfly have bumped the release date of their third album from May 21 to June 25. ...

Slayer guitarist Kerry King makes a guest appearance on the title track of Hatebreed's Perseverance, which comes out March 26. ... K's Choice, the Belgium band behind the 1996 single "Not an Addict," will release their fourth album, Almost Happy, April 23. ... 10, the 10th mix album from drum'n'bass producer DB, is due March 19. The follow-up to The Secret Art of Science includes tracks from Goldie and Optical. ...

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Toya, the "I Do!!" songstress out of the Nelly/St. Lunatics camp, will shoot a video for her next single, "No Matta What (Party All Night)," at the end of the month. ... Elsewhere in protégé news, Tina Novak, the first artist She'kspere signed to his own Spere Records label, will release Been Around the World on April 23. ... Goo Goo Dolls have set an April 9 release date for Gutterflower, their proper follow-up to 1998's Dizzy Up the Girl. The album's first single, "Here Is Gone," will be released to radio and video outlets in early March. ...

The soundtrack to "The Scorpion King," which includes tracks from Godsmack, P.O.D., Hoobastank and Nickelback, among others, can now be sampled online at scorpionkingmusic.com. The LP is scheduled for release on March 26 ... Also due March 26 is a live album documenting last year's Pledge of Allegiance Tour. The disc features multiple tracks by System of a Down ("Chop Suey!," "Bounce," "Toxicity"), Slipknot ("People = Sh--," "The Heretic Anthem," "New Abortion") and Mudvayne ("Under My Skin," "Pharmaecopia"), and cuts by No One and American Head Charge. ... Having recently opened for Creed, Tantric are gearing up for a headlining tour with Mesh and Daysleeper opening. The stint will begin in Philadelphia on March 10 and end in San Francisco on April 7. ...

Eels will release their fifth album, Souljacker, on March 12 and support the LP with a tour that begins March 16 in Austin, Texas, and runs through April 10 in Los Angeles. ... British buzz band Starsailor will launch a two-week club tour February 28 in Toronto. The trek, supporting the January release Love Is Here, wraps up March 16 in Dallas, one night after the band performs with Neil Finn, Ed Harcourt and Actual Tigers at South by Southwest. ... Belle and Sebastian are packing up their kilts and hitting the road. The Scottish darlings will kick off the U.S. leg of their bi-continental tour on April 28 at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, and hit Austin, Philly, Boston, New York, Detroit and Chicago before wrapping up in Atlanta on May 13. ...

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis will kick off a 16-date solo tour March 21 in Detroit. Alexakis is also producing an album for Flipp, the singer said on Everclear's official Web site. ... Electronic music veterans Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Erick Morillo will headline Destination - NYC, an all-night concert at the South Street Seaport in New York City on March 2. Three days later, Cox will DJ and sign copies of his latest mix album, Global, at the Virgin Megastore in NYC's Union Square at 6 p.m. ...

One of these things just doesn't belong — Bonnie Raitt, Rick James, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, the Doobie Brothers, War and No Doubt are scheduled to perform at the 20th annual SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida. The art and music festival takes place May 1-5 (visit www.sunfest.com for more information). ... "Final Rinse," a film featuring Sebastian Bach and Joey Ramone, will be screened in Los Angeles on February 22 and 26. The movie also features performance footage by the Last Hard Men — a group featuring Bach, the Breeders' Kelley Deal and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs — plus Biohazard, the Dictators, Slaughter and others.