For The Record: Quick News On TLC, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, Missy Elliott, Neptunes, Oasis, Pete Yorn & More

The memory of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will live on when TLC release their fourth album, 3D, on November 12, with the first single, "Quickie," arriving next month. Dallas Austin, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Rodney Jerkins, Babyface, the Neptunes and Organized Noize are among the producers on the LP; its title and artwork were dreamed up by Lopes, who was killed in a car crash in April before the record was completed. ... Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and former All Saints star Nicole Appleton have gotten engaged, the latter told Reuters on Friday. Gallagher was last married to actress Patsy Kensit, while Appleton is the former fiancée of Robbie Williams. ...

Phantom Planet were forced to cancel Friday and Saturday's (September 13-14) shows in Albany, New York, and Worcester, Massachusetts, respectively, because singer Alex Greenwald has laryngitis. The band's tour with Superdrag continues through September 20, after which they'll open 12 shows for Elvis Costello. ... Just weeks after his #1 Hits collection hits stories, Elvis Presley will be celebrated again with the release of the covers album A Tribute to the King, due October 22. The 13-track compilation features covers by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson & Leon Russell, Fine Young Cannibals, Jerry Lee Lewis and Eddie Cochran. ... A Montreal radio station ceased playing a parody of Celine Dion's "I'm Alive," in which the singer is referred to as "annoying," after husband/manager Rene Angelil accused them of violating copyright laws. Angelil has also warned the station's parent company, the Radio Energie network, and eight other of its stations not to play any Dion songs in the future. ...

While in Los Angeles for a show with his side project, the Minus 5, this week, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck stopped by Pete Yorn's studio to record mandolin parts for the singer/songwriter's second album. Buck and Yorn last collaborated on the radio version of "Strange Condition," from Yorn's debut, Musicforthemorningafter. ... AFI have begun recording their follow-up to 2000's The Art of Drowning. Garbage's Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) and Jerry Finn (Blink-182, Green Day) are producing. ...

To celebrate the release of the turntablism documentary "Scratch" on DVD Tuesday, Mix Master Mike and DJ Z-Trip will perform at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles. Z-Trip's film "How to Rock a Party" is included in the two-disc DVD, along with extended interviews with Mix Master Mike, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Shadow and others. ... "Scrubs" star Zach Braff will direct the video for Lazlo Bane's "Superman," which is the show's theme song and the first single from its soundtrack. Due September 24, the album features the Eels, Butthole Surfers, Shawn Mullins and others, as well as Men At Work's Colin Hay, who will appear on the show on September 26. ...

A three-disc, 65-song box set celebrating the struggle for freedom in America, Freedom: Songs From the Heart of America, will be released on November 19, featuring songs from Bruce Springsteen ("Chimes of Freedom"), Bob Dylan ("The Times They Are A-Changin' ") and Johnny Cash ("Song of the Patriot"). Also included on the set — a companion to an 8-hour PBS special hosted by Katie Couric and narrated by Christopher Reeve — are inspiring numbers from Simon & Garfunkel, Sly Stone, Keb Mo', the Isley Brothers and Woody Guthrie. ...

09.12.02

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.