For The Record: Quick News On Mario, Phil Anselmo, 'Jackass' Steve-O, Nelly, Cash Money, Ricky Martin & More

Mario and BBMak are slated to perform at the seventh annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day festival on August 24 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. MTV VJ Quddus will co-host the event with gold medalist Summer Sanders, and tennis stars Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Andy Roddick will make appearances. ... Down canceled two non-Ozzfest gigs after frontman Phil Anselmo scratched a cornea and was unable to perform. While Down nixed their July 31 show in Montreal and the August 1 gig in Hamilton, Ontario, the other bands on the bill — System of a Down, Meshuggah and Pulse Ultra — played on.

"Jackass" stunt-monger Steve-O (real name Stephen Glover) posted a $150,000 bond and will be allowed to return to Louisiana to face obscenity and battery charges stemming from a nightclub act (see "Steve-O Suffers For His Art, And It May Land Him In Jail") within a week, a Los Angeles municipal court judge ruled Friday (August 2). Glover's attorney said that once he returns to Terrebonne Parish, he faces an additional bond of $1.12 million, which he hopes to get reduced. Glover is also required to return to Los Angeles on August 16 and prove to the court that he turned himself in to Louisiana authorities, unless he remains incarcerated because he was unable to post bond. ...

Ricky Martin heads the list of five winners of the 16th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, according to the Associated Press. The awards will be presented on September 20 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. ... Diana Ross, who was three concerts into her summer tour, has canceled all the remaining dates, according to Reuters. No reason was given for halting the 10-city outing; in May, the 58-year-old singer had checked herself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. ... On September 17, the Vandals will release Internet Dating Super Studs, which features songs such as "Disproportionate Head," "Little Weirdo" and "Soccer Mom." The 14-track album was produced by Ryan Williams (Rage Against the Machine, Quarashi) and Vandals guitarist Warren Fitzgerald. ...

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New songs from Jay-Z, Nelly, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Cash Money, Juvenile, Rah Digga, Cam'ron and others will be featured on DJ Envy Blok Party Vol. 1: The Desert Storm Mixtape, due in October. Envy's cohorts in the Desert Storm collective, including DJ Clue, provide production work on the album. ... Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Brandy, Janet Jackson, Sunshine Anderson, J-Swift and Jazze Pha are slated to attend BMI's Urban Awards 2002 at Club Tropigala in Miami Beach on August 6 at 7 p.m. They join a previously announced guest list that includes N.O.R.E., Big Tymers, Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, the Neptunes, Rockwilder and Mario Winans. ...

The first 200,000 people to buy the explicit version of Queens of the Stone Age's new record, Songs for the Deaf, will get a free

DVD featuring studio footage of the band as they worked on the album, three songs from their March show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, two songs from a 2000 Ozzfest performance in St. Louis and an interview from the Secret Tour. The album hits stores August 27. ... To compliment the October 8 release (pushed back from September 3) of her Greatest Hits, Björk will release Family Tree, a box set that chronicles her entire career — including a song she wrote on the flute when she was 15 — on five 3-inch CDs and one 5-inch CD. The collection will feature Sugarcubes tracks, previously unreleased Björk material and classical arrangements of some of her songs by the Brodsky Quartet. ... 3 Doors Down's second album, Away From the Sun, is scheduled to arrive on November 12. The follow-up to their 2000 debut was produced by Rick Parashar (Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Default). ...

Sense Field, Gameface, K-Luna and Crashcart performed at a benefit concert Tuesday that raised $4,800 for Sense Field guitarist Rodney Sellar's 4-year-old daughter, Leilani, who was left paralyzed from the neck down after an automobile accident on May 12. "Right Here Now: A Benefit for Leilani" was held at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California, and will help pay for the child's growing medical expenses. ... Nonpoint will release a DVD titled "Accompaniment" on September 10 that will feature all of their videos as well as backstage footage. The project will also document their U.K. tour and other past touring experiences. ...

Primal Scream are previewing "Some Velvet Morning," their cover of the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood song featuring supermodel Kate Moss on vocals, on their Web site, www.primalscream.net. The cover is included on the band's Evil Heat, due in the U.K. on Monday, which also features Robert Plant and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. ... Former Smiths frontman Morrissey had to reschedule his first week of U.S. tour dates after he had trouble getting his immigration clearance in time to start rehearsals. The tour, which had originally been slated to start Thursday (August 1) in Salt Lake City, will now begin on August 9 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. ...

An expanded reissue of Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted will be released on October 22. It will be mixed from original master tapes and include a sizeable portion of extra tracks from the period the LP was recorded as well as previously released B-sides and rare compilation appearances, the band's publicist said. ... On the same date, Pavement will also release a DVD titled "Slow Century." The disc will feature two concerts (one with multiple vantage points), all of the group's videos (with band and director commentary) and a documentary by Lance Bangs that provides an overview of the band's history.