For The Record: Quick News On Tweet, J. Lo, Nas, Jay-Z’s Dream Team, Green Day, Radiohead & More

While Tweet likes to spend her summers down South visiting family, she’ll have to put those plans on hold this year. The Rochester, New York, native is co-headlining a tour with Glenn Lewis that kicks off May 21 in Boston (full itinerary to be announced shortly). … Much like her character in the upcoming “Enough,” Jennifer Lopez is being very stealthy. According to her spokesperson, J. Lo is shooting the video for her next single, the “I’m Gonna Be Alright” remix with Nas, Tuesday (April 16) and Wednesday (April 17) at a secret location with director David Meyers. …

Jay-Z and the whole Roc-A-Fella camp are working on a LP under the collective name of the Dream Team, according to a spokesperson for the label. While no release date has been set, Roc’s rep said you can expect more collaborations along the lines of “Just Fire,” featuring Cam’ron, Memphis Bleek and Beanie Sigel. … Bay Area punks Green Day will donate proceeds from their April 29 Oakland Arena date on the Pop Disaster tour with Blink-182 to the Oakland Area Children’s Hospital. The two-month tour begins Wednesday (April 17) in Bakersfield, California. … Noreaga, Rodney Jerkins, Patti LaBelle and Diana Ross helped celebrate the relaunch of Upscale magazine at Flute in New York City on Monday. Ross’ daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”), is featured on the mag’s April cover. …

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway raised more than $26,000 for charity through sponsorship donations by running the London Marathon on Sunday. Selway, who completed the race in four-and-a-half hours, will donate the pledges to the Samaritans, a U.K. organization offering crisis and emotional support, though the Radiohead fan site, W.A.S.T.E.; and all donators were entered into a drawing to win the drums he used on some OK Computer tracks. … Teen duo M2M will perform three songs, including their current single, “Everything,” on the 100th episode of “Dawson’s Creek,” which airs Wednesday (April 17) on the WB network. The pair will support their new album, The Big Room, with an opening stint on Jewel‘s tour, which launches June 14. …

 
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The Dave Matthews Band‘s show Monday (April 15) at New York’s Madison Square Garden has been postponed, as Matthews is sidelined with strained vocal cords. He is expected to return for Tuesday’s show at the venue, and organizers are attempting to reschedule the date. … The injury also forced Matthews to withdraw from participating in a musical salute to Willie Nelson in Nashville on Sunday that featured Rob Thomas, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Ryan Adams, among others. … A copyright and “breach of contract” lawsuit against ‘NSYNC, filed by Sid and Marty Krofft Pictures Inc. in November 2000, was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The film company, creators of ’70s children’s programs “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost,” designed 25-foot puppets of the group for their 2000 American Music Awards performance and claimed ‘NSYNC and their manager had subsequently profited from using images of the puppets on tour merchandise, which they alleged violated their copyright on the giant toys. …

Nicole Kidman, Jay Leno, Ben Affleck, Brooke Shields and L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant were among those who turned up for some home cookin’ at the opening of Jennifer Lopez‘ new restaurant, Madre’s, in Pasadena, California, Friday. The grub hub, whose name means “mother’s” in Spanish, specializes in Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine. … After being presented with the Artist Contribution Award at Saturday’s ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards in Los Angeles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out the show with a rousing performance of “Parallel Universe” and “Give It Away.” Other music winners included Outkast (Skiing’s Musical Artist of the Year), Radiohead (Snowboarding’s Musical Artist of the Year), Sum41 (People’s Choice Award), Pennywise (Motocross Musical Artist of the Year), Slayer (BMX Musical Artist of the Year), Jack Johnson (Surfing’s Musical Artist of the Year) and Jay-Z (Skateboarding’s Musical Artist of the Year), who performed with Static-X‘s Wayne Static, Korn‘s Fieldy, Limp Bizkit‘s John Otto and the X-ecutioners. …

Judge Martha Sassone granted C-Murder a continuance in his second-degree murder trial, which was to have begun on Monday (April 15), according to a clerk at the 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Though the case will continue on Wednesday, C-Murder’s attorney anticipates asking for more continuances. … Vancouver rockers Nickelback scored three wins at the 2002 Juno Awards, Canada’s Grammy equivalent, on Sunday in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Having performed at the event, Chad Kroeger and company, the year’s Best Group, picked up trophies for Best Single (“How You Remind Me”) and Best Rock Album (Silver Side Up), in between performances by fellow countrymen Sum41, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, and jazz pianist-singer Diana Krall, who also racked up three wins. … Aerosmith, Godsmack and Staind made quite a stink in Beantown Thursday, as each took home two trophies at the 15th annual Boston Music Awards. Staind won for Act of the Year and single of the year (“It’s Been Awhile”); Aerosmith scored Album of the Year (Just Push Play) and Video of the Year (“Jaded”); and Godsmack was named Outstanding Rock Band, while singer Sully Erna was picked for Male Vocalist of the Year. …

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, the Flaming Lips‘ follow-up to 1999′s The Soft Bulletin, is due July 16. The album title refers to Yoshimi from the Japanese group Boredoms, who appears on the title track. … The Lips are also plugging away at their film Christmas on Mars, which features an appearance by former “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns. … Breaking from his boy band beginnings, Joey McIntyre — youngest member of ’80s pop sensation New Kids on the Block and onetime “Say What? Karaoke” host — is loading up his Mercedes, grabbing a friend for accompaniment and hitting the road starting May 21 on his One Man Show With Two People Tour. McIntyre will scale his usual stage show way, way down for the gigs, which will hit 20 cities including San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit and Toronto. …

Former NBA player James Robinson will launch his new Da Dirty South Records with the summer release of My Life, My Pain, the debut album from Don Dada. Robinson currently plays professional basketball in Russia. … Each member of Boyz II Men will travel to a different locale with a different director to shoot “The Color of Love,” the Babyface-produced first single from Full Circle, due June 11. Nathan Morris will hit Accra, Ghana, with Benny Boom (P. Diddy), Michael McCary will hit Jaipur, India, with Little X (Usher), Shawn Stockman will hit Tokyo, Japan, with Hype Williams (Aaliyah) and Wanya Morris will hit San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Chris Robinson (Alicia Keys).