For The Record: Quick News On Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, DJ Shadow, Eve, Master P, Slipknot & More

Christina Aguilera‘s new album, Stripped, is scheduled for a October 29 release. A video for “Dirrty,” a collaboration with Redman that serves as LP’s first single, is expected to be shot shortly. … Nelly Furtado is planning to work with Argentinean producer Gustavo Santaolalla on her new album, the singer said at Wednesday’s Latin Grammy Awards. Santaolalla has worked with Café Tacuba, Molotov and Juanes, with whom Furtado performed at the ceremony. … To promote his Shortlisted second album, The Private Press, DJ Shadow will return to the road with confirmed dates starting September 18 in Las Vegas and trekking into October through Scottsdale, Arizona; Dallas; Austin, Texas; New Orleans; and Atlanta. The video for “Six Days,” directed by venerable Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai (“Chungking Express,” “In the Mood for Love”) is airing now, while a remix of the track featuring Mos Def is being readied for a future release. … Toni Braxton is expecting her second child early next year. Braxton, whose fifth album is due before the end of the year, and husband Keri Lewis had a son last December. …

Corey Taylor might be in the market for a teeny-weeny jumpsuit as the Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman became a proud papa Tuesday. His fiancée, Scarlet, gave birth to a six-pound, 14-ounce boy. … Premiere nights on UPN will get musical helping hands from Eve and the Goo Goo Dolls. Eve will perform “Gangsta Lovin’ ” during the “Monday Premiere Party” on September 23, while the Goos perform “Big Machine” the following day on “The Other Side of Tuesday” which will be hosted by James Marsters, a.k.a. “Spike” of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” … In addition to Michelle Branch, Dido and P.O.D., Santana also collaborates with Macy Gray on his upcoming album, Shaman, due out October 22. … Superjoint Ritual, the hardcore metal band formed by Pantera‘s Philip Anselmo, will release a concert DVD on September 24. Live in Dallas, TX 2002 features 11 songs from the band’s debut album, Use Once and Destroy. … Soon you can have an “@masterp.com” e-mail address. The entrepreneurial rapper is launching an Internet service that will include nationwide dial-up and broadband Internet access, instant messaging, e-mail, interactive polls and quizzes, audio streams, digital downloads, chat rooms and, of course, exclusive Master P content, including advance concert tickets and unreleased music. …

He brought his band, a tuba player, backup singers dressed in gangsta suits and openers Amerie and Donell Jones for his performance on the Coors Original Soul Tour Wednesday night, but Raphael Saadiq forgot to bring his map, as he repeatedly said “C’mon, New York” to excite the crowd at the P.A.C. Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. Diq, who will be co-directing the second single from his Instant Vintage album, “Still Ray,” on Saturday in L.A. with Chris Morrison, did recover to laugh it off and leave the stage with a standing ovation at the night’s end. … “The Halloween Takeover,” a CD-ROM created by Rob Zombie, will be handed out to Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween Store customers when they purchase select items this October. The CD-ROM features songs, videos, games and a preview of Zombie’s “House of 1000 Corpses.” … The Rolling Stones will strut their stuff live on HBO on January 18 when they play Madison Square Garden in New York. The broadcast of one of the final dates of their current Licks Tour will mark the first time the veteran rockers have performed a live concert on American television. … Haunting Louisville, Kentucky, rockers My Morning Jacket have signed to the Dave Matthews-founded ATO Records — home to David Gray, Gov’t Mule and Ben Kweller — and will soon begin work on their third album at their farm/studio in Shelbyville, Kentucky. They are currently on the road with Doves, with dates scheduled through a two-night stand at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles on October 8 and 9. …

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Staind have nearly wrapped sessions for their follow-up to 2001′s Break the Cycle, with guitarist Mike Mushok the only one yet to complete his parts. Writing on the band’s official site, Mushok said, “We are looking at putting 12 or 13 songs on the record, I would imagine. We really just need to finish it and see how all the songs feel.” … Jay-Z may have been too focused on finishing his next album to attend his own shindig, but that didn’t stop the cast of the HBO series “The Wire,” Mya and DJs Clue and Envy from celebrating the fall collection of Rocawear Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Jay’s partners Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke were on hand to welcome everyone. … LL Cool J will co-star with Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez in “S.W.A.T.,” a thriller that begins shooting in Los Angeles on October 19, according to Variety. LL has also signed on to voice Piki in the upcoming “Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys.” …

Despite some bids that came in around the $43 million mark, the Washington state childhood home of Kurt Cobain failed to sell on its eBay auction, which closed on Sunday. Owners Ed and Jennifer McKee said that none of the offers — not even those close to the asking price of $200,000 — were from serious bidders. The Oregon couple, who bought the house for $42,000, next plan to list the home as straight real estate. … P.O.D.‘s sophomore album, Satellite, was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of 3 million units. The album first earned platinum certification a month after its release in October 2001. … U2‘s Bono is scheduled to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Friday to discuss his campaign to alleviate the AIDS crisis in Africa and poverty around the world. The show will examine his charitable efforts as well as how U2 have inspired their fans to get involved in the causes close to Bono’s heart. …

Some of hip-hop’s founding fathers, including Grand Master Caz, the Chief Rocker Busy Bee, DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and Rock Steady Crew member Crazy Legs, will come together on September 20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking film “Wild Style.” The ceremony will happen at New York’s East River Park, which was featured two decades ago in the movie’s outdoor party scene finale. A screening of the film, which will be shown for the first time on 35mm film, will follow the soiree. … British artist Ms. Dynamite received the prestigious 2002 Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, beating out the likes of David Bowie, the Doves and Roots Manuva. Ms. Dynamite takes home a £20,000 prize, which she plans to donate to charity.