For The Record: Quick News On Korn, The Hives, Moby, Hole, Iron Maiden, Lil’ Troy & More

Korn‘s Elementree label is looking for new talent and is now accepting band demos at each venue during the band’s North American tour. Submission boxes will be set up next to merchandising stands for all aspiring musicians with tickets to the show. … The American Music Awards will present the next Coca-Cola New Music Award to one unsigned artist who will perform live on the 30th Annual American Music Awards telecast in January 2003, on ABC. Eager hopefuls should send submissions digitally at www.newmusicaward.com, or by snail mail on audio cassette or CD to The American Music Awards Presents the Coca-Cola New Music Award Competition, c/o CMJ, 151 West 25th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001. …

Nineteen tracks of straight-up rawk comprise How We Rock, a compilation that will be released by Epitaph on July 23. Providing evidence that bands such as the Hives (who are featured on the album) didn’t materialize out of the ether are contributions from Turbonegro, New Bomb Turks, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, and Rocket From the Crypt appearing alongside tracks from newcomers such as Division of Laura Lee and Sahara Hotnights. … Moby bassist Greta Brinkman will join Lucid Nation on Tacoma Ballet, due out September 24. Brinkman will perform alongside former Hole drummer Patty Schemel, Larry Schemel (ex-Flesheaters), Tamra Spivey and Ronnie Pontiac. …

Iron Maiden will release their first DVD, “Rock in Rio,” on August 20. The double DVD package features the group’s 18-song set from the 2001 Rock in Rio festival along with over an hour of interview footage. … Lil’ Troy will soon introduce the world to a littler Troy. In August the rapper will release an album by his son, Troy, Jr., called T2 on Short Stop Records. … moe. will open for Robert Plant on eight U.S. tour dates, from the September 2 show in Cleveland to the September 13 gig in Las Vegas. The band is keeping busy gearing up for the third annual moe.down on August 30-September 1 in Turin, New York, preparing for their fall tour, and putting wheels in motion on their next studio LP, due out in early 2003. …

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Brian McKnight and Ashanti are slated to appear at the 2002 WNBA All-Star Game on Monday (July 15) at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. McKnight will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Ashanti will perform her new single, “Happy,” during halftime. … Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album will be released on August 27 and feature live performances by acts performing on the current tour. … A Shelbyville County Circuit Court judge scheduled a conference between prosecution and the attorney for R&B singer Keke Wyatt following a motions hearing Wednesday. The call will determine a trial date on which Wyatt will face charges of second-degree assault for allegedly stabbing her husband last Christmas day. …

The Offspring, TSOL and the Line will perform a concert on behalf of the non-profit organizations They Will Surf Again and Life Rolls On to help people with spinal cord injuries and fund research into diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The concert will be held July 31 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, and tickets go on sale at noon local time on Saturday (July 13) for $25.00. … American Head Charge have dropped out of the Dark Days 2002 Tour with Coal Chamber, Lollipop Lust Kill and Medication following Thursday night’s performance in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in order to start working on their next record. … “It would seem that his addiction got the best of him,” reads a statement on the Fat Wreck Chords Web site regarding Jim Cherry, bassist/vocalist for Zero Down and a former member of Strung Out and Pulley, who passed away on July 7 from an accidental overdose of the prescription muscle relaxer Soma. “Although Jim had been clean in recent months, he battled addiction with prescription drugs for a couple of years,” the statement said.