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For The Record: Quick News On Outkast, Britney Spears, RHCP, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Megadeth & More

Outkast's next album will be a double-disc soundtrack to a film the hip-hop duo are nearly finished writing. Big Boi said at Tuesday's BET Awards the group has recorded more than 60 tracks for possible inclusion. ... Also at the awards show, Jill Scott said she has two albums in the works, including one called Brown Baby Diaries. She is dedicating most of her summer to freelance writing for various national magazines and newspapers in her hometown of Philadelphia. ... Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias will perform at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City on, well, July 4, of course. The show, which also features Ray Charles, James Taylor and host Rob Lowe, will be broadcast live on NBC from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will stage a performance on Ellis Island in New York City on July 9 exclusively for ticket-winners from local station 92.3 K-ROCK (WXRK-FM). The show date coincides with the release of their new album, By the Way, and is the second K-ROCK concert for the band, who performed on the roof of the World Trade Center in October 1999 to celebrate the release of Californication. ... Usher, Eve, Tweet, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones and R&B newcomer Sharissa are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Sashi Experience and Concert on August 25 at James Bond Beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event will also feature Jamaican musicians Super Cat, Bling Dawg, T.O.K., Dawn Penn and Major Damage. ...

Filter sure have a hard time making up their minds. First they repeatedly change the release date of their upcoming album, The Amalgamut, and now they're postponing their July mini-tour in order to launch a full U.S. headlining trek. ... Dance music pioneers Underworld will release their first new album in three years, A Hundred Days Off, on September 24. The first single from the disc will be "Two Months Off." ... Dirty Vegas will accompany Moby on his American summer tour, which kicks off July 14 at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas. The U.K. trio's road trip ends at the Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 24. ...

Forget "American Idol" — realize your rock star dream by applying for the position of frontman with the former members of Megadeth. Alumni David Ellefson, Jimmy DeGrasso, Al Pitrelli and Marty Friedman are looking for a vocalist for their new band, and aspiring rockers should contact Entertainment Services Unlimited, Main Street Plaza, 1000 Suite 303, Voorhees, NJ 08043. ... Sepultura have slated August 27 as the tentative release date for Under a Pale Grey Sky. The album features the band's final performance with former frontman Max Cavalera at the Brixton Academy in London, England, on December 16, 1996. ...

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Foxy Brown is making sure her next album, Ill Na Na Part 2: The Fever, has extra heat. P. Diddy is co-executive producing the project along with Foxy's brothers, Gavin and Anton Marchand. ... The stars will be out Tuesday night (June 25) for Nelly's album release party at the Globe Theatre in Universal Studios, California. Among the famous folks expected to help celebrate the arrival of Nellyville are host Cedric the Entertainer, Ja Rule, Blu Cantrell, Sugar Ray Leonard, O-Town, Shaquille O'Neal, Tweet and Queen Latifah, among others. ... Beanie Sigel, Dirty Vegas, Jimmy Fallon and members of the Mooney Suzuki were among those rubbing shoulders at the Entertainment Weekly "It List" party Monday night at Milk Studios in New York. Also on hand were Hayden Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, Rain Phoenix, Lara Flynn Boyle and our own Iann Robinson, who was named "It VJ." ...

U2's the Edge joined the ranks of newlywed celebrities on Saturday when he married his girlfriend of 10 years, Morleigh Steinberg, in the South of France. Celebrating the union of the couple — who've had two children since meeting on the band's Zoo TV Tour — were Lenny Kravitz, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and the Edge's U2 bandmates. ... The Transplants, the new side project from Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Rancid guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman, and singer Rob Aston, will play eight club shows in California beginning July 20 in San Diego. The Distillers, featuring Armstrong's wife, Brody Armstrong, will open. ...

Pete Yorn, Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee and singer/ songwriter Marc Dauer have launched Trampoline Records. The label's first release, Trampoline Records Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, is due in September and will feature new material from Yorn, Jaffe's side project the Sake Sushi Orchestra, Peter Buck's side project the Minus 5, Dauer's Jukebox Junkies, Jeff Trott and others. ... Not to be outdone, the always-busy Wyclef Jean has launched a record label, Sak Passe, which means "what's up" in Creole. Wyclef told the Miami Herald the label will focus on Caribbean music. ...

Hoobastank will release a CD on July 9 exclusively through Target stores that features seven previously unreleased tracks as well as acoustic versions of "Running Away," "Up and Gone," "Crawling in the Dark" and "Ready for You," according to the band's Web site. ... Former Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty will release the acoustic live album Smofe + Smang: Live in Minneapolis on July 8 via his Web site, www.mikedoughty.com. The 25-track album includes Soul Coughing favorites such as "Circles," "Soft Serve" and "Lazybones," as well as new tracks "Busting Up a Starbux" and "Thank You, Lord, for Sending Me the F Train."