For The Record: Quick News On Motorhead, Kylie Minogue, KRS-One, U2, Silverchair & More

Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilminster had his trademark black cowboy hat swiped during the band's show at San Francisco's Club Townsend on May 17. Lemmy is offering an undisclosed reward for the hat — a concert favorite of the metal kingpin — and those with information are asked to e-mail the group's official Webmaster at acetrump@bigfoot.com. ... KRS-One says he's just getting better with time, as are some his pioneering peers. He recently revealed he's planning a group album with Doug E. Fresh and Big Daddy Kane under the moniker the Treacherous Three. ...

U2 and the songwriting team behind Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head" were the big winners at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards held in London. U2's "Walk On" won Best Song Musically and Lyrically, while "Out of My Head" scribes Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis picked up a trio of trophies for Best Dance Single, International Hit of the Year and Most Performed Work. ... Silverchair were forced to cancel two Australian shows in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney this week because frontman Daniel Johns, who suffers from the chronic condition reactive arthritis, was in too much pain to play. The band's new album Diorama will be released in the U.S. in July. ... Neil Diamond will kick off a 16-date North American tour September 5 in New Orleans. The Jazz Singer (and frequent target of Will Ferrell's scary love) will end the trek October 4 in Vancouver. ...

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Lance Bass arrived in Moscow last week to complete his physical examinations to qualify for a seat on a Russian rocket mission this fall. He's scheduled for a centrifuge test on Thursday (May 23) and a pressurized chamber test next Tuesday. The deadline for the Russian Space Agency to pick their candidate is May 30. ... One of the candidates vying against the 'NSYNC singer has dropped out of the race, leaving Bass and former NASA official Lori Garver in the lead, should the Russian Space Agency elect to send a space tourist instead of an additional cosmonaut. Polish banking magnate Leszek Czarnecki, who would have paid for the $20 million rocket ride out of his own pocket, didn't complete his physical examinations in time to make the cut for the trip and hopes to go next year instead. ...

Madonna is collaborating with French composer Michel Colombier (Serge Gainsbourg, Zero 7) on "Can't You See My Mind," the title song to the upcoming James Bond movie, "Die Another Day." Colombier, who first worked with Mrs. Ritchie on "Don't Tell Me," is also scoring Madonna's upcoming film, "Swept Away," and working with the singer on her next album. ... 3LW just finished up production of their video for "I Do" in L.A. The song, which was co-produced by P. Diddy and Mario Winans and features Loon, is the first single off of their second album, A Girl Can Mack, due in September. ... The hair-metal resurrection continues as Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, L.A. Guns and Firehouse unite to embark on the month-long Rock Fest tour, which kicks off June 20 in Fargo, North Dakota. ...

Though C-Murder's next scheduled motion hearing date in his second-degree murder trial was to be May 22, Judge Martha Sassone granted a continuance until June 3. The Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, district attorney's office has until then to comply with a court deadline to provide witness information to the defense; a trial date has not yet been set. ... While emos like Saves the Day and Dashboard Confessional may threaten to put old-school singer/songwriters out to pasture, emus put a temporary thorn in the side for Tom Waits during the filming of his "God's Away on Business" video. The gruff artist was supposed to perform alongside three emus, but the night before the shoot, the birds were eaten by wild coyotes, causing director Jesse Dylan to delay the shoot while he searched for suitable replacements. ...

Ice Cube is in negotiations to rewrite and executive produce the MGM comedy "Race" about a cab driver who becomes the only black man participating in the NASCAR circuit. Cube, who will not act in the film, is expected to executive produce the soundtrack. ... The Sun Ra Arkestra, the band that backed legendary avant-garde jazz artist Sun Ra, marked what would have been the late jazz great's 88th birthday with a concert at Joe's Pub in New York on Wednesday night. Sun Ra, born Herman Sonny Blount, passed away in 1993. ... Surviving Morphine members Dana Colley and Billy Conway are two-thirds of the Twinemen, the first original project since the death of their old singer Mark Sandman in 1991. The band, rounded out by Laurie Sargent, a former member of the nine-piece tribute Orchestra Morphine, will release their self-titled debut July 9.