For The Record: Quick News On Eminem, Moby, AZ, Kittie, Coldplay, Mos Def & More

He's got the #1 album in the country (again), but Eminem hasn't forgotten where he came from. Tuesday night at a party to celebrate the release of The Eminem Show, Em was far from acting Shady as he cooled out at New York club Remedy with members of his current rap clique D12 and the crew of MCs he ran with when he first started out, the Outsidaz. ... A few blocks downtown at Joe's Pub, rapper AZ chose not to make his advertised one-night foray into DJing at his album release party — even actor Billy Bob Thornton stuck around for about an hour to peep AZ's skills on the wheels of steel, but the fiesta's main attraction was fashionably late. Actors Marcus Chong (Tank from "The Matrix") and muMs (Poet from "Oz") did stick around, however, to chill with the Brooklyn wordsmith. ...

Moby's collaboration with New Order on "New Dawn Fades" will be included on the "24 Hour Party People" soundtrack, due July 30. The Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks and Happy Mondays also have tracks on the album, which features several songs from New Order and Joy Division. ... Mos Def, the Roots featuring Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and DJ Quik have contributed new material to the third volume of Rawkus Records' Soundbombing compilation, due June 4. Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc mixed the album, which also features Q-Tip and the Beatnuts. ...

Ex-Kittie guitarist Fallon Bowman is working on a new, one-woman project called Amphibious Assault, which she had conceived while still with her former bandmates, according to the AA Web site (www.spastica.net/aa/). Although the music has yet to be posted on the site, Bowman promises "no death metal growls and grinding guitars" this time out. ... Coldplay singer Chris Martin will appear on "Gold in Them Hills" from Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith's next album, Cobblestone Runway, due in September. Coldplay's second LP, A Rush of Blood to the Head, is due August 27. ...

Twenty-two previously unreleased tracks will be featured on Jan Hammer's Miami Vice, The Complete Collection along with all 20 of his compositions available on various "Miami Vice" albums. The double-disc collection, due July 23, will include "Miami Vice Theme," the only instrumental TV theme to hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. ... Coal Chamber and American Head Charge will hit the road for nine dates beginning June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, and ending June 26 in Houston. Medication, Whitfield Crane's new band, will also be on the bill. ...

Michael Jackson will appear in a non-singing capacity at a June 14 charity benefit organized by illusionist David Blaine in Exeter, England, according to the BBC. He'll deliver a brief speech at the event, which will benefit the charities Children With Aids and Support for Africa. ... Pitchshifter guitarist Jim Davies will hit the road with the Prodigy during the group's upcoming European festival shows. But Davies insists his participation won't interfere with his role in Pitchshifter, which remains his main priority. ... Biohazard have replaced guitarist Leo Curley with Carmine Vincent. Vincent was a roadie for the band, and his former group, Nucleus, supported Biohazard during a 2000 European tour. ...

05.29.02

Leggo my egos, says Def Jam head honcho Lyor Cohen — rumors that P. Diddy was wooing Foxy Brown to Bad Boy will remain just that, as Foxy has resigned with Def Jam and negotiated an Ill Na Na Entertainment label deal with the Universal Music Group in the process. The newly formed label is to be run by the rapper's brother-turned-CEO, Gavin "Pretty Boy" Marchand. ... Lil' Romeo's second album, Game Time, has been pushed back from its June 4 due date to July 16. That leaves Romeo with a little bit more time for pre-Game rituals, such as his radio Disney promo tour, and preparing for his post-Game campaign with McDonald's to push their Mighty Kids Meals, which begins September 13. ...

Mainstream country music legend Dolly Parton knows all that glitters is gold, and now she's buying the "Stairway to Heaven." Parton covered the Led Zeppelin classic for her upcoming record, Halos & Horns, receiving both Jimmy Page's and Robert Plant's blessings (though she took some liberties with the lyrics). ... The Neptunes have signed Minneapolis funk band Spymob as the first act on their on Star Trak Entertainment venture with Arista Records. Spymob are opening for N.E.R.D. and performing as their backup band on a three-week tour that kicked off Thursday in Los Angeles and crosses the country before wrapping up back there June 15. ...

While everyone keeps wondering if his film "House of 1,000 Corpses" will ever see the light of day, Rob Zombie's creepy video for Black Label Society's "Demise of Sanity" should soon be coming to a video outlet near you. Zombie is scheduled to shoot the clip on June 24 at a Los Angeles slaughterhouse. ... British pop rock foursome Gene will release their first Stateside album since 1997's Drawn to the Deep End on the new Artist Direct imprint iMusic in late summer. Libertine, which received rave reviews when it was released in the U.K. last fall, will feature four new tracks and will be promoted with a U.S. tour. ...

Fatboy Slim will stage another free beachside concert in his hometown of Brighton, England on July 13. Before Big Beach Boutique # 2, which will also feature John Digweed, Fatboy will be the official DJ at the World Cup soccer tournament in Japan in early June and will spin at a variety of events. ... Detroit rappers Slum Village will release their second album, Trinity, on July 30. The record finds acclaimed producer Jay Dee taking more of a back seat role to lyricists Baatin and T3. ... Tony Bono, the bassist for '80s thrash metal band Whiplash, died early Saturday morning from an apparent heart attack. He was 38. ...

Hulking singer Henry Rollins has enlisted what he deems an "amazing crew of people" to sing various songs by his former band, Black Flag, for a West Memphis Three benefit album. The LP, which will feature the Rollins Band playing backup, should see release in November ... Sense Field guitarist Rodney Sellars was forced to withdraw from his band's North American tour, which continues through June 14, after his four-year-old daughter, Leilani, and her mother were involved in a car accident on May 12 that left the girl in a coma. She's in critical but stable condition and is expected to require long-term medical care, for which a fund as been established to help the family with costs. Further information is available on the band's Web site (www.sensefield.com), and donations can be sent to Leilani Gutierrez c/o Globe Packaging, 179 E. 17th St., Box 400, Costa Mesa, California, 92627.