For The Record: Quick News On Fat Joe, Brandy, The Strokes, Cam'ron, Metallica, Rolling Stones & More

Rap's reigning king of overweight lovers, Fat Joe, has a recorded a remix of "Full Moon" with labelmate Brandy. Their record company, Atlantic, had no word on whether or not the song will be released as a single. ... Cam'ron celebrated the release of his third LP, Come Home With Me, Tuesday night at Club Ohm in New York. Loon, Memphis Bleek, Special Ed and the Big Tymers were among those who came through to help Cam pop the 80 bottles of Cristal he bought for the fiesta. ...

Even if Metallica don't release anything soon, Lars Ulrich should have no trouble paying the electric bills. The drummer sold five paintings by late graffiti-inspired artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on Tuesday night, one of which netted the Metallicat a cool $5.5 million. ... Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay was assaulted in central London last week, a few hours before the band was scheduled to appear onstage. Kay suffered cuts to the face and nose after being head-butted by an assailant. ...

The Afternoon Delights' "General Hospi-tale" and Martin Briley's "The Salt in My Tears" are just two of the 142 tracks to appear on the seven-CD box set Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally), which comes out July 2. ... The Rolling Stones have moved forward the kick-off date for their 2002/2003 tour from September 5 at CMGI Field in Foxboro, Massachusetts, to September 3 at FleetCenter in Boston. The band has also added a show on September 20 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. ...

The Strokes recently spent time in Los Angeles with director Roman Coppola filming the video for "Hard To Explain," the latest single from their debut, Is This It. B-sides on the single include "New York City Cops" (which had been pulled from their album) and live versions of "Trying Your Luck" and "Take It or Leave It." ... Underworld are nearly finished recording the follow-up to 1999's Beaucoup Fish and have set a September 20 release date for the material. In the fall of 2000, they released Everything, Everything, a live album that included their breakthrough hit, "Born Slippy." ...

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Electro chanteuse Björk will release a yet-untitled greatest hits collection on September 3. The disc will span her entire solo career since leaving the Sugarcubes in 1992. ... A pair of Rollins Band shows recorded at Chicago's Metro in March will surface on a double-live album titled The Only Way to Know for Sure which hits shelves June 25. The 28-track LP also includes three videos and photos as bonus material. ...

Todd Baechle, singer for synth-pop band the Faint, was arrested for public nudity Monday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico after hopping onstage during No Doubt's set and yanking off a napkin loincloth to reveal the letters "ND" on his buttocks. Police confronted him in his hotel room after the show, dragged him back to the station and held him overnight. ... DJ Spooky's Optometry, the latest album in Thirsty Ear Recording's experimental jazz Blue Series, is due July 9. The turntablist will promote the album with a July and August tour. ... All that remains of All That Remains are vocalist Philip Labonte, guitarist Oli Hebert, bassist Dan Egan and drummer Mike Bartlett, since guitarist Chris Bartlett recently quit the experimental metal band to pursue bleaker and blacker pastures. Axe grinders interested in auditioning are asked to e-mail drectasslt@aol.com. ...

"24 Hour Party People," a movie about the formation of Britain's Factory Records, is due in Stateside theaters August 9. Several bands are portrayed in the film, including Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays. ... Journey, Tim McGraw and Ted Nugent will gather in Atlanta on July 20 and 21 to headline the first weekend of the Open Road Tour, a traveling music festival sponsored by Harley-Davidson in honor of their 100th anniversary. Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hootie & the Blowfish are among the headliners of the other festivals, for which tickets can be purchased at www.harley-davidson.com.