For The Record: Quick News On Kurt Cobain, Stone Sour, Staind, John Mayer, Beyonce Knowles & More

Serious Nirvana fans might want to put their bids in on eBay item #1765388613, the four-bedroom, two-bath home where late leader Kurt Cobain lived from age 11 to 15. As yet no one has offered the first bid of $200,000 for the modest Montesano, Washington, home with Cobain's unchanged, nautical-themed "captain's quarters" bedroom. ... Stone Sour, fronted by unmasked Slipknot front man Corey Taylor, will launch their first-ever U.S. tour on September 27 at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. The outing will feature support from Sinch and Chevelle and is currently scheduled to run through an October 16 show at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Staind will release a DVD of their MTV "Unplugged" performance, recorded last July, on November 12. The DVD will feature two songs that were not included when the show aired, along with favorites like "It's Been Awhile" and "Outside." ...

Early recordings of later favorites by John Mayer, Matchbox Twenty, Train, Five for Fighting, Vertical Horizon and others are featured on Aware Greatest Hits, due October 29. All of the songs are culled from the nine Aware compilations that helped break the artists. ... Producer Damon Elliott, the man behind recent hits by Destiny's Child, Pink and Kylie Minogue, has signed on to compose tracks for and music supervise the upcoming "Fat Albert" movie. Elliott is also producing Beyoncé Knowles' title track for her next movie, "The Fighting Temptations," as well as music for Jamie Kennedy's "Malibu's Most Wanted" and Bernie Mac's "Lil' Pimp." ... New Bomb Turks, an influence on the garage's resurgence and a ceaselessly energetic live act, are ready to cease touring. The group's current outing to support its new album, The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still, will be its last, but the Turks will continue to put out records. ...

10 Years in the Life, a compilation of tracks recorded and produced by BT, is due Tuesday (September 10). Remixes of hits by Madonna, the Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold are included. ... Also due Tuesday is the soundtrack to the Susan Sarandon/Goldie Hawn flick "The Banger Sisters," which features Tommy Lee's cover of David Bowie's "Fame" and Ben Folds handling Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes." Also included on the album are original songs from Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, Who singer Roger Daltrey, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and the now-defunct Buckcherry, who also appear in the film. ... Let's Roll: Together in Unity, Faith and Hope, a benefit album featuring DC Talk, Chaka Khan, Steven Curtis Chapman and others, is also set to arrive on Tuesday. ...

Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Rusted Root, moe., Gov't Mule and Blind Boys of Alabama are among the performers scheduled for the third annual Jammy Awards on October 2 at Roseland Ballroom in New York. Gordon will perform with guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke to promote their collaboration album, Clone, due October 8. ... "1 Giant Leap," a fusion of music and images from around the world by Faithless's Jamie Catto, will be screened on an upcoming college tour that will also feature Rusted Root and former Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty. Michael Stipe, Robbie Williams and Brian Eno are among those who participated in "1 Giant Leap." ... Rocket From the Crypt will release their seventh album, Live From Camp X-Ray, on October 22 through Vagrant Records. The disc is neither live, nor was it recorded at Camp X-Ray. ...

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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.