For The Record: Quick News On C-Murder, Cam’ron, Puddle Of Mudd, Strokes, Trina & More

After granting a continuance from C-Murder‘s last scheduled motions hearing on May 22, Judge Martha Sassone responded to the defense’s appeal and returned to the issue of whether the rapper smuggled a phone into his Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, jail cell to threaten potential witnesses in his murder trial. His bond remains revoked; the next motions hearing is scheduled for July 11. …

Cam’ron shot the second video for his Come Home With Me album over the weekend in Washington, D.C. The clip is not for “Welcome to New York City,” as had been previously discussed — Jesse Terrero was at the helm as the cameras rolled at Club Dream for “Hey Ma.” …

Puddle of Mudd have been doing some “guerilla-style recording”
recently for their next album, singer Wes Scantlin said at Saturday’s
taping of the MTV Movie Awards. The band plans to spend some quality time in
a studio at the end of the summer and release the follow-up to Come
Clean
early next year. …

The Strokes have announced the five dates they will play with Weezer, Dashboard Confessional and Sparta on the Enlightenment Tour. The dates are July 15 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; July 17 in Noblesville, Indiana; July 18 in Columbus, Ohio; July 29 in Atlanta; and July 30 in Antioch, Tennessee. …

Trick Daddy has chosen a first single off of his August 6 release, Thug Holiday: “In Da Wind,” which features Goodie Mob‘s Cee-Lo and Outkast‘s Big Boi. Trick is going over video treatments right now for the video, according to his spokesperson. …

Trina is close to picking a lead-off single from her album, Diamond Princess. The album is due on August 27 and features guest spots from such notables as Missy Elliott and Jagged Edge.

While his brother Chris Robinson pursues a solo career, guitarist
Rich Robinson is busy compiling an as-yet-untitled Black
Crowes
live CD, due August 27, according to V2 Records. Chris plays New
York’s Bowery Ballroom on June 19. …

Via a statement on their official Web site, melodic hardcore rockers Thursday have announced their signing to Island/ Def Jam, despite the fact that Victory Records is calling it a breach of contract. “With the knowledge that becoming a part of a major [label] not of our choice was going to happen regardless of what we felt,” the band said, referencing MCA’s recent 25 percent acquisition of former indie Victory, “we decided to find other options.” …