For The Record: Quick News On Cam’ron, Shakira, N.O.R.E., Hives, System Of A Down & More

Cam’ron is ready to hit the road with his Diplomat Crew to headline the second Survival of the Illest Tour. Although Def Jam has not confirmed the full lineup, the Harlem hard rock said that Foxy Brown and N.O.R.E. are also going to be a part of the outing. … The first annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America ceremony will take place on October 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET, with Argentine TV and radio personality Mario Pergolini and Mexican actor Diego Luna hosting the event. Among the performers and nominees are Maná, Shakira and System of a Down, with online votes cast between September 7 and October 7 through MTV Latin America’s Web site. …

The fourth annual Icelandic Airwaves Festival will feature sets from the Hives, Fatboy Slim, Remy Zero, Blackalicious, Gus Gus and the Leaves. The fest runs from October 16-20 in Reykjavik. … The Speedkings, with Marky Ramone on drums, will release Legends Bleed on October 22. The album features 16 new tracks and four Ramones covers, recorded live at a New Year’s Eve concert in Berlin last year. … Melodic hardcore quintet Glassjaw, fresh from performing on both Ozzfest and the Warped Tour, will embark on a headlining tour September 13 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 23-date trek, which comes full-circle to wrap November 22 in Philadelphia, supports the Long Island, New York, group’s second LP, Worship and Tribute.

Former Weezer bassist and Rentals frontman Matt Sharp will hit the road beginning September 14 in San Diego with a new, self-titled solo album, for which he’s hoping to secure a label deal. Joining Sharp onstage will be former Cake guitarist Greg Brown. … Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch will hit the road for a two-month trek September 6 in Seattle with his solo debut, Now You Know, due September 17, in tow. The 11-track LP, which is entrenched in folk and blues influences, doesn’t mark the end of Built to Spill, who are just taking a break from their 10-year career. …

A 30th anniversary reissue of Lou Reed‘s 1972 solo album, Transformer, will be released on October 22 with remastered versions of signature songs such as “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Vicious” as well as previously unreleased acoustic demos of “Hangin’ Around” and “Perfect Day.” Reed’s 1978 live album, Take No Prisoners, will be issued on CD in the U.S. for the first time on September 24 as a two-disc set. … Neil Young‘s 1979 movie, “Rust Never Sleeps” (directed by Young under the pseudonym “Bernard Shakey”), will be released on DVD on September 24. Bonuses include the original theatrical trailer, never-before-published photos from the Rust Never Sleeps Tour and remastered sound. …

Our Little Corner of the World: Music From ‘Gilmore Girls,’ the 20-song soundtrack to the WB TV series, has been pushed back a week to October 1. The album, which features cuts by Joey Ramone, John Lennon, the Shins, PJ Harvey and Yo La Tengo, was originally scheduled for release September 24 to coincide with the program’s season premiere. … Dinosaur Jr. founder J. Mascis will release his second solo album, Free So Free, on October 8. Mascis will promote the album with a tour beginning October 9 in Boston. …

One More Car, One More Rider, a new double-disc live album from Eric Clapton recorded last year at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and at Tokyo’s Budokan Hall, is due November 5. A DVD of the same title will also be released the same day. … Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy and drummer Glenn Kotche have teamed with composer/performer/producer Jim O’Rourke (Stereolab, Sonic Youth) to form Loose Fur. The trio’s self-titled debut album will be released on Drag City in January. …

Originally scheduled for release in June, The Best of INXS and remastered versions of the band’s Kick, X and Welcome to Wherever You Are will hit stores on October 15. The greatest-hits package will feature commentary from the band along with two previously unreleased tracks, including a remix of “Tight” by Dan the Automator, known for his work with Gorillaz. … Also due October 15 is The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac, a double-disc collection featuring nine top-10 hits. The group (sans Christine McVie) will tour in support of the album next year. …

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Add two more to the population of Nellyville: Eve and Fabolous both say they have been added to the Nellyville tour, which kicks off October 3 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Amerie is also opening up in some cities. … Foo Fighters will release “All My Life,” the first single from their forthcoming album One by One, on 7-inch vinyl through Sessions Records on September 24. The single will include a cover of the Ramones‘ “Danny Says” on the B-side, with Foo guitarist Chris Shiflett handling lead vocals, according to the band’s Web site. Foo fans can also preview “All My Life” on Netscape Music …

Shakira, Juanes with Nelly Furtado, and Thalia will join Marc Anthony and Carlos Vives as performers at the third annual Latin Grammy Awards on September 18. Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Love Hewitt, comedian Cheech Marin, actors Hector Elizondo and Esai Morales and singer Laura Pausini are the latest presenters added to the show, which will be broadcast on CBS. …Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell and his wife, actress Leighanne Wallace, are expecting a baby boy by the end of the year. “The only thing we have to deal with now is our puppies being jealous,” the couple said in a statement. …

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett suffered a surfing injury September 1 and will be out of commission for about two weeks. The axe-slinger needed six stitches after his board cut his armpit in the accident. … Following in the wake of P.O.D., Incubus will reissue their last album, Morning View, with a bonus DVD on October 1. The extra material will include live tracks, a U.K. video for “Are You In?” and the obligatory behind-the-scenes footage. … Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples and Blackalicious will hit the road together for 21 dates beginning September 14 in Richmond, Virginia. Chuck D and cohorts are promoting their new album, Revolverlution, which features new material and four past favorites remixed by fans. …

Coolio, Tiffany, Vitamin C and former Milli Vanilli member Fabrice Morvan are among the entertainers who will participate in Fox’s “Celebrity Boot Camp,” premiering September 30. The reality special will follow several entertainers as they endure physical and mental challenges. … “House of 1000 Corpses” actor Dennis Fimple, who played Grandpa in Rob Zombie‘s as-yet-unreleased horror flick, has passed away, according to Zombie’s Web site. Fimple appeared in such movies as “Maverick” and “King Kong” and was a bit player on several popular television series throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. …


Founding members of the Black Rock Coalition, Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic, are about to drop a collaborative album under the name the Yohimbe Brothers called Front End Lifter (September 10). The beat-heavy rocktronic album features guest spots from Prince Paul, Slick Rick and the original members of Living Colour. … The new Travis song “Love Will Come Through” will be available on the band’s official Web site for free on streaming audio starting September 6, but if you want to add it to your collection you’ll have to wait ’til November 15, and you’ll have to pay. Funds will go to the U.K.’s Spinal Injuries Association, an organization that helps those with injuries similar to that recently suffered by Travis drummer Neil Primrose in a swimming pool accident. …

The Essential Heart Collection, a 2-CD package featuring hits from the band’s Capitol Records and Epic Records eras, is due October 8. “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda” are among the 37 songs gathered on the collection. … Joan Osborne will release the covers record How Sweet It Is on September 17. The disc will feature classic hits by Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and others. … The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt will be hitting shelves on September 24. The LP features 21 classics from the Grammy-winning vocal chameleon, including “When Will I Be Loved?” “Heat Wave” and “Blue Bayou” as well as other hits spanning Ronstadt’s 26-year career.