For The Record: Quick News On Tool, Eminem, Godsmack, Coldplay, Big Daddy Kane, Wall Of Voodoo & More

Tool will release the six-minute-long “Parabola” as their next radio single from Lateralus. Guitarist Adam Jones has created yet another surreal video to accompany the track. … Detroit will prove once again that it has more than just fine automobiles to offer on April 19 when the city honors its musicians at the 2002 Detroit Music Awards. Rock City’s nominees include Madonna, Eminem, D12, the White Stripes, Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock, while Royce Da 5’9″, Obie Trice and Paradime are among those who will appear live. … Godsmack, Joey McIntyre, Letters to Cleo‘s Kay Hanley, Reveille and Tracy Bonham are among the performers scheduled for the 15th annual Boston Music Awards on April 11 at the Orpheum Theatre. Staind, Aerosmith and American Hi-Fi lead all nominees with seven each, while Godsmack, LFO, Vertical Horizon and Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo all earned multiple nominations. …

R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe, Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and the Flaming LipsWayne Coyne are among the guests on U.K. drum ‘n’ bass DJ Faultline‘s upcoming album, Your Love Means Everything, due in May. Stipe sings on “Greenfields,” a cover of the 1960 track by the Brothers Four. … Stateside drum ‘n’ bass specialist Aphrodite, meanwhile, takes a hip-hop approach to his latest studio album, Aftershock, due in May. It features guest vocals from Rah Digga, Big Daddy Kane and Schooly D, who appears on the first single, “Hoochie.” Aphrodite begins a 13-date North American tour Thursday at Centro-Fly in New York City. …

Marc Moreland, lead guitarist and songwriter for Wall of Voodoo, the Los Angeles new wave band behind the 1984 hit “Mexican Radio,” died Wednesday from complications following a liver transplant. The 44-year-old released Take It to the Spotlight under the name Marc Moreland Mess on March 5, but relatives told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune he was too sick to hear the finished mix. … Counting Crows will perform new material from their as-yet-untitled fourth album, due in July, on five dates with the Who this summer. After four shows in California — Irvine (June 29), Los Angeles (July 1), Mountain View (July 3) and Marysville (July 4) — they will play at the Gorge, near Seattle (July 6). …

Jersey-grown Jon Bon Jovi and his bounty huntin’, six-stringin’ partner Richie Sambora are scheduled to play Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium April 14 as part of “Willie and Friends,” a tribute to country rock legend Willie Nelson. Dave Matthews Band, Brian McKnight and Ryan Adams are also slated to perform at the all-star salute. … Four days after the April 9 release of their eighth album, Gutterflower, the Goo Goo Dolls will headline the Pioneer Rock & Roar Concert at the 28th Annual Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, California. … Charlatans UK have assembled Songs From the Other Side, a 17-track collection of B-sides and extras, for release on May 7. …

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Incubus and Hoobastank are among the acts who’ll kick off Atlanta’s ninth annual Music Midtown Festival on May 3. Bubba Sparxxx, Ja Rule, Pete Yorn, and Kid Rock are on the lineup for day two, while City High, Garbage, Mystikal, No Doubt and Puddle of Mudd will help close it down on May 5. … After Music Midtown becomes a distant memory, Incubus will start hanging out with that obsessive kid from “Rushmore.” Phantom Planet, whose members include actor Jason Schwartzman on drums, will take over for Hoobastank as opening act on the 2002 Honda Civic Tour starting May 24 in Minneapolis. The tour wraps on July 3 in San Antonio, Texas. …

Sevendust just may be heading your way — the ATL rockers have lined up three months’ worth of new dates beginning April 3 in Plainview, New York, and wrapping up at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, on July 27. … Perhaps in an attempt to rival co-headliner Elton John‘s 2001 Grammy duet with Eminem, Billy Joel invited AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams onstage at the Ice Palace in Tampa Bay, Florida last Saturday, and joined them for a version of their hit “Highway to Hell.” Joel called the stunt a protest against the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for not inducting the Australian rock titans this year.