For The Record: Quick News On B2K, Ozzy Osbourne, Janet Jackson, Lil' Cease, Murderdolls, Orgy & More

While they're causing bedlam on the Scream 2 Tour, the boys of B2K are hoping to bring some of that commotion to wax. The foursome just started production on their second LP, Pandemonium, and are hoping to release it on December 17. ... Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Creed, Blink-182, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Aaron Carter, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock are among the artists who have painted or autographed clay masks for the Hospice of Michigan's Mask Project 2. The masks will be sold on eBay on September 27, and proceeds will help provide care for terminally ill patients and their families. ...

A hearing scheduled for Friday in Brooklyn Supreme Court, in which Junior M.A.F.I.A. rappers Larceny and Lil' Cease faced an attempted murder charge stemming from an August 2001 incident, was adjourned once again. The new court date is October 21. ... Former Dope guitarist Acey Slade has permanently replaced Tripp Eisen in the Slipknot side project the Murderdolls. Tripp appears on the group's debut record, but opted to make a full commitment to Static-X. ... While they work on the follow-up to 2000's Vapor Transmission, Orgy are prepping a still-untitled live album to accompany a live DVD slated for release in early 2003. In-concert performances of songs such as "History" and the New Order cover "Blue Monday" will be mixed with a few new studio tracks on the album. ...

Kid Rock and singer/songwriter Edwin McCain are co-producing an album for country newcomer Bart Adam Young. The prolific McCain is also collaborating with O-Town on their next album, finalizing his next release (The Austin Sessions, due in mid-February) and touring from September 24 in Atlanta to November 14 in Memphis. ... This year's Resfest, a traveling digital film festival, will include a segment called Videos That Rock featuring clips from the White Stripes, the Hives, Clinic, Cornershop and the Faint. The festival, which will hit San Francisco (September 18-22), New York (October 16-20) and Los Angeles (October 30-November 3) will also include the annual Cinema Electronica, featuring videos by the Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Air, Björk and Basement Jaxx. ...

The Allman Brothers Band will play a benefit concert for the Alzheimer's Association on October 3 at the Grand Ballroom of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The band will be performing at the 18th Annual Rita Hayworth Gala, and founding member Butch Trucks (drums and tympani) will be presented a "Caregiver" award at the event. ... Harmonica-driven jam band Blues Traveler will drop a live album, What You and I Have Become, on October 22. The 11-track LP was recorded in November and December and is only the second live album in the 14-year career of John Popper and company, who have built their reputation on live performances. ...

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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 surface 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.