For The Record: Quick News On Britney Spears, Green Day, Nick Carter, Marc Anthony, Biz Markie & More

Britney Spears accepted an invitation to "Celine's Club" — a Montreal strip joint — and agreed to sing a duet with golfer Tiger Woods called "Let's Make a Hole in One" for charity before a pair of Canadian DJ pranksters admitted they were just pretending to be Canadian diva Celine Dion. Spears reportedly laughed when the "Masked Avengers" admitted they were pulling her leg. ... Billie Joe Armstrong cut his head on his surfboard while surfing in Newport Beach, California, last week. The Green Day singer was treated by lifeguards and is reportedly doing fine. ... Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives are the first performers announced for the third annual Latin Grammy Awards, broadcasting live September 18. Nick Carter, Jon Secada and Daisy Fuentes will be presenters at the show, which Gloria Estefan and Jimmy Smits will host. ...

England's Leeds Festival erupted into violence over the weekend as 500 concertgoers went on a rampage, burning more than 70 portable toilets and pelting police with bottles and trash, resulting in some minor injuries, according to organizers. A teen attending the three-day event — which featured the first Guns N' Roses show in the U.K. in nine years as well as sets by the Prodigy, the Strokes and Foo Fighters — was found dead in his tent, though his death was reportedly unrelated to the violence. ... Jewel selected budding filmmaker Marcos Efron from a field of 120 entrants as the winner of her video director search. Efron will be given $50,000 to make a video for "This Way" in Los Angeles this week. ... DJ Jazzy Jeff, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie and Public Enemy's Professor Griff will make appearances on the Underground Poets Railroad spoken word tour, founded by filmmakers Kip and Kern Konwiser. The outing, which begins September 3 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will be filmed for a documentary that will benefit families of black firefighters who died on September 11. ... Footage from Sublime's final live performance, at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California, in 1995, is featured on the DVD "Sublime: Live '94-'96," due September 10. The collection, which features a cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," culls performances from 1995's inaugural Warped Tour, as well as several club dates. ...

Country music luminary Johnny Cash was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville on Monday, where he was treated for an allergic reaction to either food or medicine. A hospital spokesperson said the Man in Black was in stable condition, kept overnight for observation and expected to be discharged Tuesday (August 27). ... After five years together, Phish drummer Jon Fishman's side project Pork Tornado will release their debut album on October 1. The Burlington, Vermont, quintet will support the self-titled LP with a five-week tour that begins October 9 in Northampton, Massachusetts. ... The first three albums and an early EP by seminal post-punk quartet the Replacements will get the reissue treatment by Restless Records September 3. The band's 1981 debut Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, 1983's Hootenanny and 1984's Let It Be as well as the 1982 EP Stink, will be digitally remastered and feature improved artwork. ... William Warfield, 82, the renowned show tune singer who crooned "Ol' Man River" in the 1951 musical "Show Boat" died Sunday. At the time of his death he was at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago recovering from a fall he took in late July. ...

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Alien Ant Farm frontman Dryden Mitchell is recovering from injuries he suffered in a bus accident with the rest of the band, and he even made it to see friends Papa Roach in the Los Angeles area last week. A spokesperson for the singer said he recently had the halo removed from his upper body and has started physical therapy. ... Black Eyed Peas have pushed the release date of Elephunk to January. Will.I.Am and cohorts are still finishing three songs. ... The Offspring, Face to Face, Devo, Social Distortion, CKY and Good Charlotte will headline various dates on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam Arena Tour, which kicks off October 10 in Tacoma, Washington. The outing, scheduled until November 17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will also feature a circus of skateboarding, BMX and motocross. ...

The much delayed Swizz Beatz Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories is now due December 10. Metallica, Ja Rule and DMX are among the guests on the album. ... Before touring with India.Arie later this fall, R&B newcomers Floetry will spend this week on the road with Alicia Keys. The video for "Floetic," the title track and first single from the duo's debut album, premiered last week. ... Eyes Adrift, the trio featuring Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, former Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood and ex-Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh have coordinated a tour to support their self-titled debut, which comes out September 24. The dates begin September 25 in Dallas and are scheduled through November 7 in Tempe, Arizona. ...

Stone Temple Pilots have announced a new string of live dates, including a few festivals and a handful of dates supporting Aerosmith, via their Web site. Weiland and Co.'s latest round of performing kicks off at the San Diego Street Scene on September 6. ... Badly Drawn Boy will hit the road from October 17 in Washington, D.C., to November 8 in Los Angeles to promote his second album this year. Have You Fed the Fish? is due October 22. ... After six years with Cradle of Filth, guitarist Gian Pyres is pursuing a new musical direction. His departure comes while Cradle are in the studio working on their major-label debut, Damnation for a Day, which is due for release in February 2003.