For The Record: Quick News On Eve, Ricky Martin, Uncle Kracker, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Lit & More

Getting sent to the principal’s office may not be such a bad thing after all if Eve or Ricky Martin rule the school. Along with more than 1000 civic leaders and celebrities, the First Lady of Ruff Ryders and the hip-swiveling pop star will serve as principals for a day as part of an education initiative in New York City taking place April 19. …

Outkast, Nickelback, P.O.D., Godsmack, Alien Ant Farm, Sevendust, Default and Injected will take the stage for the third annual Rolling Rock Town Fair, taking place July 27 at the namesake beer’s birthplace of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Last year’s concert featured Stone Temple Pilots, Staind and Incubus, among others. …

Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, Five for Fighting, Ryan Adams and John Mayer will perform at the second annual Fan Nation concert April 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. Each of the acts will participate in autograph sessions at a special interactive tent. …

No Stranger to Shame, the second album from Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker, will hit shelves in mid-summer. Among the tracks slated for the follow-up to 2000′s Double Wide is a version of Kracker’s concert staple, Dobie Gray’s 1973 hit “Drift Away,” featuring Gray himself on backing vocals. …

Sarah McLachlan and her drummer husband Ashwin Sood welcomed their first child Saturday, a baby girl named India. McLachlan and the baby are doing well. …

SoCal punks Lit are going back to school — Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, California, that is, to host a fund-raising concert on April 10, called the Punk Rock Prom. Proceeds from the advance sale of 1,500 tickets have helped the school — located in Riverside County, adjacent to Lit’s home turf of Orange County — meet its financial goal of building a new athletic complex. …

Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Kevin Hearn will hit the road for a few weeks to promote his 2001 solo album, H-Wing. The tour begins May 5 in Montreal and ends May 18 in Ferndale, Michigan. …

Goldfinger will release their fourth full-length album, Open Your Eyes, on May 21. The band recently filmed a “Twilight Zone”-like video for the title track first single. …

Trance wizard Paul Van Dyk has remixed “Be Angled,” the latest single from fellow German electronic artists Jam & Spoon.

Charleston, South Carolina’s Jump, Little Children recently filmed a hometown show to be the centerpiece of a DVD titled “J,LC Return to the Farm,” due this summer. Meanwhile, the band, whose 2001 album, Vertigo, is a favorite at college radio, will sing the national anthem at a Boston Red Sox game May 1. … Ohio roots rockers O.A.R. will release the double-disc live album Any Time Now on May 7.

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Ozzy Osbourne will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. The metal-pioneer-turned-TV-star will be immortalized in front of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not? Museum. … Rapper Capone‘s day in court to face charges of second-degree assault has been adjourned to April 29. The accusations stem from a fight at a Queens, New York, nightclub last September, in which Capone was allegedly involved. … Boomkat, a duo composed of multi-instrumentalist Kellin Manning and his actress sister, Taryn — co-star of Britney Spears‘ “Crossroads” and the upcoming Eminem flick, “8 Mile” — have inked a deal with DreamWorks Records, which will release their debut in September. A yet-to-be-determined single is expected to surface at radio in late May. …

Darling buds of punk Green Day have posted news of a forthcoming B-sides, covers and rarities compilation on their Web site. Among the tracks that may end up on the disc, which is expected this summer, are covers of the Kinks‘ “Tired of Waiting for You” and the Ramones‘ “Outsider.” … Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7, the latest addition in the popular (and cheap) punk compilation series, is due June 25. Among the 19 tracks on the album are Guttermouth‘s “My Girlfriend” (from their upcoming summer release), Bad Religion‘s “The Defense,” Rancid‘s “Bob,” the Hives‘ “Supply and Demand” and “Black City” from the Swedish garage band the Division of Laura Lee. …

Electronic music innovator Frank Tovey, perhaps better known as Fad Gadget, died of heart failure April 3 at his London home. Tovey, who suffered from heart problems since his childhood, recently toured with Depeche Mode and was working on new material at the time of his death, according to Mute Records, his longtime label, which released The Best of Fad Gadget in December. … To commemorate this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, event promoter Goldenvoice has produced trading cards featuring performers on the eclectic lineup, according to the Los Angeles Times. Artists taking the stage at the event include headliners Björk and Oasis, the Foo Fighters, the Strokes, Dilated Peoples, Pete Yorn, Belle and Sebastian, Queens of the Stone Age, the Beta Band, Cake, Jurassic 5 and Saves the Day. …

Alcon III, a fan convention in honor of crown prince of parody “Weird Al” Yankovic, is set for April 26-27 in Elk Grove, Illinois. Although the creator of such classics as “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi” and “The Night Santa Went Crazy” won’t be attending the event — which is scheduled to include live performances, lookalike contests, lip-synchs and a charity auction of “weird” wares — the presence of drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz should appease the 400 fans expected to attend. … The Who will issue four previously unreleased songs June 11 on a new best-of record called The Who: Ultimate Collection. … Goo Goo Dolls drummer Mike Malinin performed with his Latin-flavored side project, Act of Faith, Thursday at the Roxy in West Hollywood. Ex-Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila is in the band as well. … The Flying Tigers, the Los Angeles rock trio featuring ex-Powerman 5000 bassist Dorian Heartsong, will release their self-titled debut on April 16. “Maybe” is the first single. …