For The Record: Quick News On Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Busta Rhymes, EMF, Machine Head & More

Jennifer Lopez got nothing but J. Love Tuesday night as Foxy Brown, Kelis, the Cash Money Millionaires, Angela Bassett, Ananda Lewis and Tyson Beckford all hit the New York City premiere of her new movie, “Enough,” at the Sony Theater in Lincoln Center. Post-flick, everyone headed to the Roseland Ballroom to celebrate at the afterparty. (Click here for photos from the event). … Ricky Martin will follow up 2000′s Sound Loaded with two albums, one in English and one in Spanish. The Latin pop star, who was recently added to Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee concert June 3, is recording the new material now, which is expected to be released in the fall. …

Busta Rhymes celebrated his birthday Tuesday by going on New York radio station Hot 97 and announcing that he will be a part of Summer Jam, the station’s biggest event of the year. Later he hit the Circa Tabac tobacco lounge in Soho, where Tweet and Cormega were also present. … Havoc from Mobb Deep also turned another year older on Tuesday, which would have marked the 30th birthday of Notorious B.I.G. … Volume six of the Plastic electronic music compilation series is due July 23 and will feature new remixes of Fatboy Slim‘s “Drop the Hate,” Felix Da Housecat‘s “What Does It Feel Like?” and the Chemical Brothers‘ “Star Guitar.” Area2 artist DJ Tiesto‘s “In My Memory” is also included. …

Ice Cube, the Cash Money Millionaires, Timbaland and Lil’ Jon appear on Mack 10‘s new release, Mack 10 Presents Da Hood, due July 23 on his own Hoo Bangin Records. The first single, “LA Fo Ya,” features the album’s central vocalists, K-Mac, Deviossi, Skoop, Cousteau and Techniec. … Bleak electronic/industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy have reformed after six years apart. While vocalist Nivek Ogre was already playing with Puppy programmer Cevin Key in the less death-obsessed Ohgr, the two have reunited with longtime producer Dave “Rave” Ogilvie to work on new Puppy treats and plan to release Ohgr’s second album this winter. … A U.K. pathologist investigating the death of EMF‘s Zac Foley attributed his demise to a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, barbiturates and alcohol. The bassist was found dead January 2 in Camden, England. …

Machine Head guitarist Ahrue Luster left the band on the eve of their upcoming European tour. … Nile have completed In Their Darkened Shrines, which hits on August 20. The band will hit the road with Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal and Origin starting July 6 in Atlanta. … Bouncing back from a missed tour with now-broken-up Godflesh, High on Fire are going out on their own in support of their new album, Surrounded By Thieves. The tour starts June 6 and features Mastodon as the opener. … Warhammer‘s new album, Curse of the Absolute Eclipse, arrives on July 9. … Christian noisecore group ZAO plan to break up after embarking on a farewell tour this summer. …

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Ja Rule‘s group, Cash Money Click (CMC), along with Naughty By Nature, Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz and others, will perform at an afterparty for the Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis title fight June 8 in Memphis. Tyson is apparently counting on a victory, as he is co-sponsoring the event and planning on attending. … British producers the Space Monkeyz will release a collection of dub mixes of songs from the Gorillaz‘ debut album. Due July 16, Space Monkeyz Vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home features a version of “Clint Eastwood” called “A Fistful of Peanuts” among its 12 listed tunes and one hidden track. … David Bowie will join the ranks of Neil Diamond, Elton John, Don Henley and others when he performs on A&E’s “Live By Request.” The June 15 performance will be filmed at Sony Music Studios in Manhattan.