For The Record: Quick News On Incubus, Wu-Tang Clan, Tool, Aaron Carter, White Stripes & More

Incubus, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, System of a Down and P.O.D. will headline the annual KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles on June 15. Moby, Puddle of Mudd, Hoobastank, Jimmy Eat World, Unwritten Law, the Strokes, Bad Religion, Jack Johnson, the Vines and New Found Glory will also perform at the radio festival, one of the biggest in the country. ... A puppetized Wu-Tang Clan will hang, bang and perform "In Da Hood" on the first episode of "Crank Yankers," Comedy Central's all-star crank call series, which premieres June 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET. Tenacious D and Ween are among the folks promised for future episodes. ... After he finishes recording his third album this summer, Aaron Carter will launch the Rock, Rap and Retro Tour on August 6 in Nashville. The 30-date outing will wrap up in Boston on September 21, around the time the follow-up to Oh Aaron is expected to surface. ...

Tool have tacked 11 additional dates on to their summer tour with Tomahawk, scheduled to begin July 11 in Bakersfield, California. The new dates run from July 23 in Fort Worth, Texas, to August 12 in Trenton, New Jersey, while the announcement of an additional leg remains forthcoming. ... Jewel, Wyclef Jean and Lifehouse are among the artists confirmed for the 32nd annual Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. The eclectic summer festival traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend (August 30-September 2) and features more than 2,500 artists, including Modest Mouse, Ani DiFranco, Kelly Willis, the Mekons, Beachwood Sparks and a reunited Concrete Blonde. ... Sonic Youth will promote their 16th album, Murray Street, due June 25, with a month-long tour kicking off August 1 in Dallas and wrapping up September 1 at the Bumbershoot Festival. On August 11, the New York City rockers will play a free show at Central Park's Summerstage. ...

The White Stripes will capitalize on their white-hot popularity by re-releasing their first two albums, The White Stripes and De Stijl, on June 3. Their third album, White Blood Cells, catapulted the Detroit duo into the mainstream, courtesy of the single "Fell in Love With a Girl. ... Ziggy is descending from the stars once again. On June 6, David Bowie's classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars will be released with bonus outtakes and demos to celebrate the disc's 30th anniversary, and this summer, Cowboy Pictures will reissue the David Bowie concert film "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars." ... Prince will again open up his Paisley Park home studios for a week of concerts, moderated discussions, music workshops and listening sessions. Xenophobia, as the royal pop star is dubbing the fan club-exclusive event, will run from June 21 to 27, and include appearances by Maceo Parker (June 21), Norah Jones (June 24) and Musiq (June 26). ... The Recording Academy has created a number of new Grammy categories, including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Best Rap Solo Vocal Performance has been split into separate male and female fields, bringing the total of rap categories to five. ...

A benefit concert to alleviate the medical costs of Sean McGrath, formerly of Saves the Day and currently with the Alps, who is undergoing chemotherapy after having been diagnosed as having gastrointestinal cancer in April, will take place June 15 at New York's Irving Plaza. The "Hold on to Your Friends" concert will feature peformances from Thursday, Midtown, Taking Back Sunday, the Alps and others. ... Tracks from Felix Da Housecat, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Peaches, Bis and Miss Kittin & the Hacker are featured on the ghetto tech compilation DefiningTech, due June 11. John Selway also appears on the experimental electro album under his alias Memory Boy. ... Female drum'n'bass DJ Reid Speed will spend the summer on the road in support of her recently released mix album, Resonance. Reid Speed hits Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 1 and travels from the East Coast to the West before closing the tour July 21 in Salt Lake City. ...

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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.