For The Record: Quick News On Korn, No Doubt, Lil’ Cease, Guns N’ Roses, Paula Abdul & More

The score for the vampire film “Queen of the Damned,” composed by Korn‘s Jonathan Davis and former Oingo Boingo keyboardist Richard Gibbs, will be released on June 11. The film’s song-based soundtrack, which features tunes Davis co-wrote with Gibbs, came out in February. … Junior M.A.F.I.A. members Lil’ Cease and Larceny were due in court on Thursday to face charges of attempted murder, but the case was adjourned for motions until May 28. The charges stem from an August 2001 incident in Brooklyn, New York. …

No Doubt, Sum41 and Andrew W.K. are among the acts joining headliners Guns N’ Roses and the Offspring at the third annual Summer Sonic concert in Osaka, Japan, on August 17. Hoobastank and Disturbed are also scheduled to perform on the outdoor stage of the two-day concert, while Morrissey and the London Suede head up the indoor lineup with the likes of Cornershop and the Hives. … Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Chemical Brothers, Slayer and P. Diddy are just a small, spicy taste of the gumbo that is the 31st annual Roskilde Festival. Andrew W.K., Nelly Furtado, Hoobastank, Erykah Badu, Garbage and the White Stripes are also among the 100-plus bands playing at the four-day event, which kicks off June 27 just 20 miles from Copenhagen, Denmark. …

Eighties choreographer-turned-pop star Paula Abdul will be one of three industry pros offering constructive criticism to contestants of Fox’s new reality series “American Idol,” set for broadcast June 11. Potential “idols,” aged 16-24, can audition for the program — which week after week whittles down a crop of contestants until only one remains — at New York’s Millennium Broadway Hotel on Monday (April 29), and if selected, they’ll show their skills before Abdul’s judging panel two days later at callbacks. … Hang on to yourselves: June is David Bowie Month at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The Thin White Duke’s hand-picked lineup for his 10th annual 2002 Meltdown Festival, which kicks off June 15, includes Television, Coldplay, Pete Yorn and Mercury Rev, and Bowie himself will be wrap the event on June 29 with guests the Dandy Warhols. …

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Britney Spears, Madonna, Michelle Branch and Stone Temple Pilots are among the celebrities putting autographed merchandise on the block for the American Red Cross Virtual Auction currently underway on eBay. Additional items up for bid will appear on the site April 29, and the gavel drops on the charity event May 9. … Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Shakira are among the artists slated for the “Today” show’s summer concert series, which takes place outdoors in New York’s Rockefeller Center. Highlights include Sheryl Crow (May 3), Train (May 10), Celine Dion (May 17), Shakira (May 31), Goo Goo Dolls (June 7), David Bowie (June 14), Keys (June 21), Enrique Iglesias (June 28), Blige (August 9), Toni Braxton (September 6) and Santana (September 20). …

Upcoming episodes of Fox’s “That ’80s Show” will feature a couple of stars who made the decade shine: Deborah Gibson and Duran Duran‘s John Taylor. Gibson cameos as a Permanent Records patron with a penchant for show tunes in her episode, which taped Wednesday and will air May 7; Taylor plays a roadie-turned-contractor in his installment, which taped April 15 and has yet to receive a broadcast date. … Rasputina‘s Melora Creager will fill in for an ill Isobel Campbell when Belle and Sebastian perform on the “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” show Friday (April 26). … Chris Isaak and Natalie Merchant will co-headline a summer tour that will kick off June 21 in Irvine, California. The outing, supporting Isaak’s Always Got Tonight and Merchant’s latest self-titled release, is currently scheduled through mid-July, though more dates will be added. … The third annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held September 18 at the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, the Recording Academy announced Thursday. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS (MTV’s parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS). …