For The Record: Quick News On Dashboard Confessional, Creed, Nas, ‘Spider-Man,’ Rob Zombie & More

The MTV2 Award-winning Dashboard Confessional will have plenty of friends to celebrate with during an upcoming U.S. tour. Hot Rod Circuit, Honorary Title, Ash, Loudermilk and Rhett Miller (Old 97′s) will join the group for various stretches of the tour, which starts on October 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre and is currently scheduled to run through a November 2 date at the Bash on Ash in Tempe, Arizona. … Creed have made good on their threats to take Sevendust out on the road, and they’ve scheduled a month’s worth of dates beginning in Selma, Texas, September 20 and wrapping up in Boise, Idaho, October 20. …

If the voice stemming from the leathery lips of the Lizard in the forthcoming “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” sounds familiar, it’s because none other than Rob Zombie is lending his pipes to the evil alter ego of Dr. Curt Connors. The series is set to air on MTV early next year. … Boyz II Men‘s music just got a little nastier. Nas has recorded vocals for a remix to the Philly foursome’s “Ain’t a Thang Wrong.” …

Ryan Adams is taking to the road to promote his upcoming album of demos, Demolition (September 17), with a 17-date acoustic tour. The outing begins on September 28 at the Granada Theater in Dallas and winds up on October 30 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon. … The Wallflowers will appear in the September 26 season premiere of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” while “Everybody out of the Water,” a song from their forthcoming album, Red Letter Days, is featured on the show’s soundtrack, out September 24. The band’s 4th LP, due November 5, is preceded by its first single, “When You’re on Top.” …

Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx has promised that “if all goes well, there will be a farewell tour, an amazing soundtrack and a movie” — presumably an adaptation of the band’s autobiography, “The Dirt” — “all hitting in late 2003, early 2004,” in a recent posting on the band’s Web site. He also talked about a new group he’s forming with Kris Kohl (Adema), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), an unnamed second guitarist and a vocalist named London. … The Dismemberment Plan want fans to dismember their songs for an upcoming remix record which the group hopes to release by year’s end. Singer Travis Morrison writes on the band’s Web site that he plans to package the fan remix album with a DVD of one of the band’s performances at Chicago punk venue the Fireside Bowl. …

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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, http://www.mtvla.com. …

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.