For The Record: Quick News On Outkast, Trina, Tweet, Kelly Osbourne, Hives, System Of A Down & More

Outkast‘s Dre was spotted getting his rock on at the Hives‘ show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday. While the rapping ATLien was on the floor enjoying Sweden’s much-hyped musical export, Kelly Osbourne made the scene on the VIP balcony. … Trina has selected the first single from her August 26 release, Diamond Princess — it’s called “No Panties” and features Tweet. The T&T connection may be going in front the cameras soon to shoot the video, as Trina is currently selecting a treatment fit for royalty. …

BareNaked, Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s first album for Jive Records, is scheduled to hit stores on September 24 and a single of the same name will be sent to radio on June 16. Among Hewitt’s collaborators are Brian McKnight and Meredith Brooks, the latter of whom also produced the LP. … For Deftones guitarist Stephan Carpenter and ex-Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera and bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, The Future Is Now. The artists appear on an album of that name by New York rap group Non Phixion on the track “The CIA Is Still Trying to Kill Me,” which comes out August 12 on Uncle Howie/Landspeed Records. … Mix Master Mike, the Beat Junkies, Craze and other top DJs will perform at the Allies’ All Star Beatdown Semi-Finals turntablist competition July 26 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The World Finals will be held in New York in October. …

David Bowie‘s Tuesday performance at New York’s Roseland Ballroom was attended by a host of luminaries including Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan, System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, Saturday Night Live star Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen guitarist and “Sopranos” cast member Steven Van Zandt, Marky Ramone and artists Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons. During the set, Bowie rewarded the crowd by performing his new album, Heathen, and his classic disc Low in their entirety. … Tonic have finished recording their as-yet-untitled third album with producer Bob Rock (Metallica) on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The first single will be released this summer to coincide with the band’s stint on the Jeep World Outside Festival. …

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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.