For The Record: Quick News On The Roots, Aerosmith, Powerman 5000, Marc Anthony, Ozzy Osbourne & More

Philly hip-hop collective the Roots will be the first musicians to appear in a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign to promote vegetarianism. Images of group members Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, Ben Kenney, Black Thought and Kamal Gray will be plastered across the country on a series of posters set to launch this summer. ... A house in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, belonging to Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed by a fire Saturday night. The home, which was under construction at the time, was empty when the blaze occurred. ... Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One announced the addition of Norwegian bassist Sigve, who'll pair with new drummer Adrian to replace Dorian Heartsong and Alan Pahanish, the rhythm section that left the band in November. There's still no official release date for the group's third album, Anyone for Doomsday?, which is still being worked on. ...

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Mudvayne are hoping to enter a studio near Minneapolis by July with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel) to record the follow-up to 2000's L.D. 50. The as-yet untitled follow up is expected to be released late this year or early next. ... Ricky Martin won the Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian efforts and Shakira nabbed the first-ever Viewer's Choice Award at the 2002 Billboard Latin Music Awards, held Thursday in Miami. Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and singer/composer Juan Gabriel, the night's big winner, also scored trophies at the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast Sunday (May 12) on Telemundo. ... Gravity Kills were forced to cancel five shows after Doug Firley's spring-loaded keyboard came down on his right hand, shattering his ring finger during a May 3 show in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Firley returned home to St. Louis for treatment, and the band plans to resume touring in Boston on May 19. ...

For years, Ted Nugent has endorsed the sport of hunting, and now he's nurturing the art of gourmet cooking by issuing Kill It and Grill It, a practical guide to cornering, exterminating, gutting, cooking and eating wild animals. Recipes include maple-bourbon wild boar, barbecue black bear and sweet and sour antelope. ... Ozzy Osbourne will have a cameo role in the upcoming "Austin Powers In Goldmember," which hits theaters July 26. The omnipresent metal pioneer filmed his scene in his Beverly Hills residence last week. ... Gregory Dark, the ex-porn auteur who made a more mainstream name for himself directing videos for the likes of Britney Spears, Sublime, Mandy Moore and LFO, has signed on to direct a horror-action feature titled "Legion," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Casting for the flick has yet to be announced. ...

The first single from David Bowie's upcoming album, Heathen, will be "Slow Burn," which features guest guitar work by the Who's Pete Townshend and gloomy lyrics including, "Here shall we live in this terrible town/ Where the price for our eyes shall squeeze them tight like a fist." CD singles of the song will come out July 1 in various formats with the additional songs "Wood Jackson," "When the Boys Come Marching Home," "Shadow Man," "You've Got a Habit" and "Baby Loves That Way." ... Mali Music, the project recorded by Blur/ Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn in collaboration with a wealth of the titular country's top musicians, will be released in the U.S. on July 30 through Honest Jon's/Astralwerks. All of Albarn's royalties, along with a matching sum from sales proceeds, will go to Oxfam International (www.oxfam.org).