For The Record: Quick News On ‘NSYNC, Sum41, Foo Fighters, Marc Anthony, Goo Goo Dolls & More

‘NSYNC‘s Challenge for the Children Foundation received a $1 million
donation this week from the Coca-Cola Company, which will be the title sponsor
for the Challenge for the Children IV celebrity basketball tournament in
Orlando in July. The foundation raises money and awareness for various
children’s charities and programs nationwide. …

Latin singer Marc Anthony will launch a North American summer tour on
July 6 in Boston in support of his May 21 release, Mended. Anthony
will play 30 cities before wrapping up September 20 in San Juan, Puerto
Rico. …

Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Incubus, Sum41, the Strokes, Slipknot, the Offspring, Weezer, Puddle of Mudd and Andrew W.K. are among the artists scheduled for the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, taking place August 23-25. …

The Goo Goo Dolls performed a surprise concert at Monrovia High
School in Monrovia, California, on Friday. The show was the result of a
student at the school winning MuchMusic USA’s Class Dismissed contest. …

Jamiroquai keyboardist Toby Smith has left the funk rock group
to spend more time with his family. Singer Jay Kay, who has left the door
open for future studio projects with Smith, said in a statement, “It is sad
to see him go but I totally understand the commitment Toby feels for his
family and the strains of being away from home for long periods.” …

A decade retrospective collection from pop punkers MxPx is set for release May 21. Ten Years and Running features 19 of the band’s choice cuts, including a re-recording of “Punk Rawk Show” and two new songs, “Running Away” and “My Mistake.” …

On May 2 at the Malibu Country Club in California, Mötely Crüe singer Vince Neil will host the sixth annual Skylar Neil Tournament in
memory of his daughter who died of stomach cancer at the age of four in
1995. The DoorsRobbie Krieger, porn star Jenna
Jameson
and Dennis Rodman are the golfers lined up for the event,
which will benefit the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund and T.J. Martell Foundation. …

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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. …