For The Record: Quick News On Disturbed, 'Biggie & Tupac,' New Found Glory, P.O.D., Bono, 'American Idol' & More

Disturbed will shoot the video for their next single, "Remember," during a concert at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 17, the same day their second album, Believe, is released. The group will also promote the disc with in-stores at Tower Records on L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard on September 16 and at Rolling Stones in Chicago on September 19. ... The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, DJ Shadow's The Private Press, Björk's Vespertine and Doves' The Last Broadcast, are among the LPs that will vie for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music at a concert/ceremony at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater on October 29. Judges including Beck, Alanis Morissette, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and the Neptunes have narrowed a list of more than 70 albums down to 10 finalists, all of which must have sold fewer than 500,000 copies in order to qualify. ... Carlos Santana will give the first glimpse of his upcoming album, Shaman, at the Latin Grammy Awards, where he'll perform the song "America" with album collaborators P.O.D. The Latin Grammys air on CBS on Wednesday, September 18. ...

Just a few weeks after the Los Angeles Times' bombshell story on the murder of Tupac Shakur, "Biggie & Tupac," the new documentary by "Kurt & Courtney" filmmaker Nick Broomfield, will be released to theaters. The film, which includes interviews with the Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, as well as protégé Lil' Cease and then-imprisoned Death Row head Suge Knight, opens in Los Angeles and New York on September 27 and in select cities soon after. ... Ten years after his virtual duet with the late Frank Sinatra on "I've Got You Under My Skin", U2's Bono will pay tribute to the Chairman of the Board by covering "That's Life" for the soundtrack to "The Good Thief." The film, directed by Neil Jordan ("The Crying Game"), is due out in March. ...

"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson will be joined by hosts Ryan Seacrest, Brian Dunkleman and judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson (what, no Simon Cowell?) on the season premiere of Fox's "Mad TV" on Saturday (September 14). Variety said that a deal is close, though not confirmed, to bring Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini to the big screen for a feature film "mixing real-life adventures with scripted hijinks"; a Fox spokesperson would not comment on the report. ... "Word Up!" photographer Ernie Paniccioli's three-decade pictorial history of hip-hop, "Who Shot Ya?" will hit shelves on October 22. The book features more than 200 color photos of artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Will Smith, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and the Notorious B.I.G. along with text by journalist and one-time "Real World" cast member Kevin Powell. ...

New Found Glory will release "The Story So Far," a DVD featuring interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes footage, on October 15, according to the band's Web site. Also included will be videos for "My Friends Over You," "Head On Collision," "Dressed to Kill" and two versions of "Hit or Miss." ... Matchbox Twenty have set a release date for their third studio album, More Than You Think You Are. The follow-up to 2000's multiplatinum Mad Season will be released on November 19. ... The Ramones tribute We're A Happy Family is now set for release on November 12. The LP, co-produced by Rob Zombie and Johnny Ramone and featuring covers by U2, Metallica and Marilyn Manson, among others, had previously carried a tentative November 5 release. ...

Former Extreme/Van Halen singer Gary Cherone is hoping that three's a charm as he preps the first album by his new group, Tribe of Judah. The band's single, "Thanks for Nothing," hits radio soon, with an album, Exit Elvis, set for release on October 22. ... The Cult will release an 86-minute DVD entitled "Live From Los Angeles" on October 8. The movie, filmed at the Grand Olympic Auditorium on October 4, 2001, features versions of favorites such as "Love Removal Machine," "She Sells Sanctuary," "Sweet Soul Sister," "Fire Woman" and "Peace Dog," as well as post-concert footage of the band. ...

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Pearl Jam has titled their seventh studio album, due November 12, Riot Act. The first single, "I Am Mine," will hit the airwaves next week and will be released, along with the B-side "Down," on October 8. ... Lucky Day, the follow-up to Shaggy's multi-platinum Hotshot, is due October 29. Rik Rok, the main voice of the massive hit "It Wasn't Me," is again featured on the album, which includes the new single, "Hey Sexy Lady." ... Jagged Edge are taking that whole bad-boys-of-R&B image to heart. They've recorded a remake of Color Me Badd's hit "I Wanna Sex You Up" for DJ Envy's November 26 release, Block Party. ...

Long time Devin the Dude fan DJ Premier hit New York's Bryant Park Hotel on Tuesday night to help celebrate the release of Devin's new LP, Just Tryin' Ta Live. The guest of honor was also on hand and said that in addition to his own LP, he's looking forward to working on the new Dr. Dre album in the next few months. ... The Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland are official members of the Doors, according to keyboardist Ray Manzarek. The reformed rock group, which played near Los Angeles last weekend, is writing new material for an upcoming album. ...

Whitney Houston was issued a summons for violating New Jersey's water-use restrictions, the Associated Press said. According to the report, Houston was watering her lawn despite a recent ban from watering lawns and cars imposed by the state to combat drought conditions in the area. ... Touching Down, the new album from drum'n'bass star Roni Size, is due in November. Unlike his last albums, which included guests like Method Man and Zack de la Rocha, the new material is strictly Size.