For The Record: Quick News On Snoop Dogg, Weezer, 'NSYNC's JC Chasez, Will Smith, Robbie Williams, Ludacris & More

Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy and the St. Lunatics have loaned their voices to a remix of Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris's "Welcome to Atlanta." ... Speaking of the D-O-Double-G, the laid-back rapper remade the Parliament hit "We Got the Funk" on "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" for his upcoming movie "Undercover Brother," which opens May 31. Parliament's Bootsy Collins will contribute instrumentals to the soundtrack, due May 21. ...

Weezer are scheduled to shoot a video in Los Angeles on Monday for "Dope Nose," the first single from their fourth album, Maladroit, due May 14. The clip. which will feature the band performing on a drag strip while custom motorcycles zip about, will be directed by Marcos Siega, who helmed the band's last two clips, "Island in the Sun" and "H*** Pipe." ... Detroit rockers the Brothers Groove had a surprise guest at their show in Royal Oak, Michigan, Monday (April 1) when 'NSYNC's JC Chasez visited the band after his group's gig that night in Auburn Hills. Chasez took in the vibes and signed autographs for fans before heeding frontman Chris Codish's call to the stage, where he freestyled to "1-2-3" because he didn't know the words. ...

Will Smith will lend his voice to the animated movie "Sharkslayer," due in 2004, according to the Hollywood Reporter. James Gandolfini, Angelina Jolie and Renée Zellweger will also voice characters in what is being described as an underwater mob film. ... Robbie Williams will release a DVD version of his hit import album Swing When You're Winning in the U.S. on April 23. The Rat Pack tribute will feature footage from a concert last year at London's Royal Albert Hall, a video of Williams' duet with Nicole Kidman on "Somethin' Stupid," and a "duet" with old footage of Frank Sinatra. ...

Hobbled country crooner Lyle Lovett was released from a Houston hospital Saturday in accordance with doctors' expectations. Lovett suffered a severe broken leg three days before his release when a bull trampled him when he came to the aid of his uncle at the latter's ranch in Klein, Texas. ... R&B newcomer Mario, whose June 25 album features production work by Alicia Keys, will film the video for his first single, "Just a Friend 2002," this weekend in his hometown of Baltimore. The song, a remake of Biz Markie's 1989 hit, will arrive on April 22. ... Queen Latifah plays a jailed woman who strikes up an online relationship with a man played by Steve Martin in the comedy "In the Houze," which begins shooting this month. Eugene Levy ("American Pie") co-stars. ...

Oasis have titled their upcoming album, due in July, Heathen Chemistry. "Hindu Times" will be the first single from the British rockers' fifth studio effort, which was mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent (Björk). ... Depeche Mode's March pay-per-view special, "One Night in Paris - The Exciter Tour," will be bolstered with bonus backstage footage and interviews when it is released as a DVD on May 28. A key feature of the disc allows viewers to choose their favorite camera angle among the 13 rigs director/photographer Anton Corbijn used to film the concert. ...

Former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg will launch a string of free in-store performances April 22 in Seattle to promote his new albums, Stereo and Mono. The tour ends May 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Cypress Hill's B-Real, Xzibit, Bad Azz, Ras Kass and Planet Asia are among the guests on Los Angeles rapper Krondon's debut album, The Black Gold LP, due in the summer on S.O.L. Music Works. Self Scientific's DJ Khalil produced the LP with help from Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. ...

04.01.02

Britney Spears' midtown Manhattan lounge finally has a name: NYLA. The moniker is derived from the postal abbreviations for New York and her home state, Louisiana. ... Foxy Brown will soon head into the studio to work on her fourth album, Ill Na Na Part 2: The Fever. Though Brown is still lining up producers, she hopes to finish the LP in eight weeks and release it this summer. ... As further proof that Jay-Z can churn out records faster than anybody else in the biz, Chapter One: Greatest Hits — released overseas on Tuesday (April 2) — features blockbusters such as "Hard Knock Life," obscurities like "Wishing on a Star" and street favorites such as "Can't Knock the Hustle" and "Imaginary Player." No definitive word from Roc-A-Fella as to whether the album will ever find its way to the U.S. ...

Teen queen turned 21st-century Playboy model Tiffany will appear on Fox's "That '80s Show," though she won't be reprising her mall-magnet persona or perform her #1 hits such as "I Think We're Alone Now." Like her pictorial, Tiffany's role lands at the opposite end of teenybopper spectrum — she plays a punk in the episode, which is scheduled to air April 17. ... After wrapping up a headlining tour on April 7 in San Francisco, Tantric will head into Nashville and Los Angeles recording studios with producer Toby Wright (Korn, Alice in Chains) to begin work on their second album, due later this year. ... The The are getting the repeat treatment May 21 with the release of 45 RPM - The Singles of The The, which gathers the band's singles from the last 19 years and adds three new tracks to the double-disc collection. The best-of launches a reissue campaign that finds Soul Mining (1983), Infected (1986), Mind Bomb (1989) and Dusk (1993) receiving renewed life on July 2.