For The Record: Quick News On Bow Wow, Weezer, Wallflowers, Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey & More …

Bow Wow will meet and greet in Detroit on June 17 to promote his new film, “Like Mike,” and lend support to a local charity that helps low-income families and senior citizens. He will greet fans at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills from 2-3 p.m., then participate in a presentation to the Lighthouse of Oakland County as its shoe drive draws to a close. … Weezer have added a side stage to their Enlightenment Tour with Dashboard Confessional and Sparta, which kicks off July 6 in Salt Lake City. Loudermilk, Home Town Hero and AM Radio will perform on it through July 23, after which Weezer labelmates Rooney replace Loudermilk. …

After an investigation into the deaths of nine concertgoers at the Roskilde festival in Denmark, a state prosecutor resolved that no charges will be filed against the event’s organizers. In addition to the deaths, 43 were injured during Pearl Jam‘s set on June 30, 2000, when a crowd of nearly 50,000 surged toward the stage. … In more upbeat news, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has contributed guitar work to the Wallflowers‘ fourth album, Red Letter Days, due September 24. An undetermined first single will hit the airwaves in late July. … A double-live Black Crowes set, The Black Crowes Live, is set for release on August 27. …

Mos Def is slated to star in “From the Outside Looking In,” an urban indie film about a young man growing up with his four best friends in Brooklyn, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mos Def will play one of the friends along with Isaiah Washington, Wood Harris and the film’s writer/director, Jerry LaMothe, with production scheduled to begin in August. … Five for Fighting, Tonic, Howie Day and Remy Shand have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival. The 23-city music and sports tour (which boasts Train and headliner Sheryl Crow) kicks off July 10 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. …

Violent Femmes singer Gordon Gano will release his first solo album, Hitting the Ground, in late August to coincide with an upcoming Femmes box set. Nine of the 11 tracks feature guest vocalists, including PJ Harvey, Lou Reed, Linda Perry, They Might Be Giants, Frank Black and Mary Lou Lord. … Spiritual People, the third solo album from former Arrested Development frontman Speech, is due on September 10 through iMusic. Speech described the follow-up to 1999′s Hoopla as ranging from “hip-hop with a folk edge to vintage soul and pop.” …

Chicago newcomers OK Go will promote their self-titled debut album, due September 17, by touring with labelmates the Vines this summer. Francis Lawrence (Incubus, Nelly Furtado) recently shot a video for the album’s first single, “Get Over It.” … “Grease,” the campy 1978 musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, caught the #97 spot on the venerable American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 romantic movies. Several of the show’s classic tunes were penned by John Farrar, father of Phantom Planet bassist Sam Farrar. …

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Kelly Osbourne canceled her musical performance on “The Tonight Show,” scheduled for Friday, due to a broken hand coupled with exhaustion brought on by too much traveling, her publicist said. The injury resulted from falling down some stairs, though by press time, Osbourne’s spokesperson couldn’t pinpoint when the mishap occurred. … Chill the Faygo — Insane Clown Posse have announced the details of their annual Gathering of the Juggalos. This year’s festival will be held June 19-21 in Peoria, Illinois, and will include performances by Kittie, Bubba Sparxxx, Mack 10 and Twiztid, among others. … Common ground couldn’t be reached at a court-ordered mediation between Courtney Love and Universal Music Group on Monday, so Love’s lawsuit against the major-label conglomerate stands to go before the judge June 18, barring any scheduling conflicts. The former Hole frontwoman filed a suit against her label in March 2001, looking to get out of her contract. …

Folks were out in droves to see a pair of critical faves in New York on Monday night: “SNL” star Jimmy Fallon took in Beth Orton‘s way-sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom, while Magic Johnson grooved to the smooth sounds of Raphael Saadiq at B.B. King’s Blues Club. … Viva Death — a politically charged side project featuring A Perfect Circle‘s Josh Freese, Foo FightersChris Shiflett, his brother Scott of Face to Face and that group’s frontman, Trevor Keith — will release its debut album on August 27. The group plans to tour in support of the album. …

Digital Underground rappers Humpty Hump and Money B have teamed with porn stars Ron Jeremy and Obsession to launch a digital magazine titled “Sex and the Studio.” The DVDs will feature the rappers interviewing artists about their music and the “actors” asking them about sex as they undress. … Santana, Snoop Dogg and Bootsy Collins will perform at the 10th annual ESPY Awards. Snoop and Bootsy will perform the “Undercover Brother” soundtrack hit “Undercova Funk (Give Up the Funk)” at the ceremony, which will be televised live from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on July 10 on ESPN. …

Shining the spotlight back on Seattle, Brad‘s third album, Welcome to Discovery Park, will be released on August 13. The group’s first major tour in five years is likely to kick off in the fall to promote the new album. … Where are they now, you ask? Everyone’s favorite early ’90s bands — Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Soul Asylum, Seven Mary Three and Sponge — have joined forces for the New World Disorder Tour, which kicks off on July 3 in Newport, Rhode Island. …

Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’anno will have his first book released on June 17 through London’s John Blake Publishing Ltd. It’s called “The Beast” and is essentially his autobiography. … Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has once again changed the name of his side project — it’s now to be called Stone Sour. … Shadows Fall‘s new record, The Art of Balance, will hit stores on September 17. … Tomas Lindberg, who recently left the Crown, is back with his former band, the Great Deciever, who are currently working on a new album.