For The Record: Quick News On Nelly, Filter, Gwen Stefani, Alien Ant Farm, Rush & More

Nelly calls KRS-One the first rapper in need of a pension plan, among other disses, on Beanie Sigel and Freeway‘s remix to “Roc the Mic.” The track appears on Nelly’s upcoming Nellyville as well as Freeway’s still-untitled debut, and both LPs are due in June. … Fans will get a new shot of Filter earlier than expected. The band’s third album, The Amalgamut, had its release bumped up two weeks, from a previously confirmed date of August 6 to the newly christened July 23. …

San Francisco’s Train walked off with four awards — Outstanding Songwriter, Best Album for Drops of Jupiter, Outstanding Male Vocalist for singer Pat Monahan, and one they shared with Gorillaz for Outstanding Single (“Drops of Jupiter”) — at the 2002 California Music Awards, held Saturday in Oakland’s Henry J. Kaiser Arena. Other notable honors went to No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani (Outstanding Female Vocalist), Smash Mouth (Outstanding Group), Green Day (Artist of the Year), Blink-182 (Outstanding Punk Rock/Ska Album) and Alien Ant Farm (Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Best Debut Album). … Stalwart guardians of all that is metal, Manowar have joined Immortal, Catastrophic and HavocHate on the Gods of War Tour. The jaunt concludes May 24 at club L’Amour in Brooklyn, New York. … Rush have added a second leg of dates to their upcoming Vapor Trails tour, which launches June 28 in Hartford, Connecticut. The new batch start September 14 in George, Washington, and run through September 28 in Irvine, California. …

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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.