For The Record: Quick News On Jimmy Fallon, Ashanti, Redman, Keith Murray, P.O.D., Go-Go’s & More

To celebrate the release of his debut album, The Bathroom Wall, Jimmy Fallon will appear and sign autographs during an in-store at FYE at 1290 Avenue of the Americas in New York City on Tuesday, August 27, starting at 5:00. Two days later, he’ll host the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards just a few blocks away at Radio City Music Hall starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. … Ashanti will help to usher in this year’s traditional Turkey Day festivities by riding the M&M float during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to Def Jam. No word yet if the Murder Inc. princess will also perform at the event, which will be televised from New York. …

P.O.D. have canceled their October European tour because frontman Sonny Sandoval is suffering from a herniated disc in his neck and back. The condition, caused by years of performing, will eventually require surgery, the band’s publicist said, but the band has no plans to drop off Ozzfest. … Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Smits will co-host the 3rd annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live from L.A.’s Kodak Theatre on September 18 starting at 9 p.m. on CBS. …

Redman, Onyx, Keith Murray, Poverty, Words and Madd Skillz will head out on the 2002 Lyricist Lounge Tour staring September 12 in Orlando, Florida. The itinerary’s scheduled dates run through an October 9 stop in Washington, D.C. … The drummer from Ash, Rick “Rock” McMurray, suffered broken ribs August 16 when the band’s bus crashed en route to an Area2 show in Detroit, according to their Web site. No other members of the group were seriously injured, and the band hopes to return to the road soon. …

Eighties pop-rockin’ girl group the Go-Go’s have written and recorded “Do It Over,” a theme song for a new series called “Do Over.” The Paramount-produced television series begins next month on the WB. … Spiritualized drummer Kevin Bales is currently being treated for leukemia, according to the band’s Web site. The English rock band, who have made swirling, dreamy pop their stock and trade, have delayed the recording of their next album, which was originally set to begin in September. …

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Marilyn Manson recently shot scenes for “Beat the Devil,” the next film from director Tony Scott (“True Romance”), which co-stars Gary Oldman (“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”) and James Brown. “I am proud to have gotten a signature from the Godfather of Soul on my very own Bible,” Manson posted on his Web site. … Sebastian Bach has signed to star in a year-long national tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” beginning November 1 in California, according to the hard rocker’s Web site. The former Skid Row frontman has previously appeared on stage in Broadway’s “Jekyll & Hyde” and “The Rocky Horror Show.” …

Robbie Williams emerged victorious from a case to evict a cybersquatter who was using www.robbiewilliams.info to direct users to Oasis‘ Web site, according to Reuters. Howard Taylor of Southampton, England, who said his intention was to use the URL as a fan site for Williams and made the Oasis link as a joke, was required by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization to transfer the site to Williams. … Eleven previously unreleased tracks by crooner Jeff Buckley will be released on October 15. The album, Songs to No One, was culled from demos and live performances Buckley recorded with Gods and Monsters founder Gary Lucas. …

Guitarist Erik Rutan has parted ways with death metal standard bearers Morbid Angel in order to focus on Hate Eternal, a project he formed in 1996. “Being in Morbid Angel for the past nine years has been the greatest time in my life,” Rutan said in a statement released via Earache Records, home to both bands. … Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will be releasing a split CD from two of his long-running projects — IR8 and Sexoturica — through his own Chophouse imprint, according to the label’s Web site. IR8 features Newsted, Tom Hunting of the Bay Area thrash band Exodus and Canadian Strapping Young Lad mastermind Devin Townsend, while Sexoturica includes Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser. …

The Rolling Stones played a surprise gig in Toronto on Thursday at the Palais Royale, treating lucky fans to such Stones classics as “Wild Horses.” The band has been rehearsing at a Toronto school for its upcoming world tour that kicks off on September 3 in Boston. … Sheryl Crow, Sting, John Mellencamp and Don Henley have been confirmed to play both “Music to My Ears: In Celebration of Timothy White” concerts on October 7 in Boston and October 8 in New York. The concerts, benefiting the family of the late Billboard editor-in-chief, will also feature James Taylor and Billy Joel in Boston and Jimmy Buffet and Brian Wilson in New York, among others. …

Course of Nature, newcomers who are currently touring with Nickelback, will appear in season premiere of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” on the WB on September 20. In the episode, Sabrina encounters the band (fronted by Melissa Joan Hart‘s real-life boyfriend Mark Wilkerson) at their rehearsal space, playing their single “Caught in the Sun.” … Glenn Lewis‘ duet with Amel Larrieux, “What’s Come Over Me,” will be the third single from the “Barbershop” soundtrack, due August 27. Lewis’ Hennessy Privilege Music Tour with Kelly Price and Dave Hollister kicks off September 25, … Eddie Money, Loverboy and Survivor will hit the road on what is being dubbed the Triple Shot of Rock Tour. Opening night is August 22 in Cleveland.