For The Record: Quick News On Audioslave, Mariah Carey, Usher, Eddie Vedder, Nickelback, Vanessa Carlton & More

The Rage Against the Machine-meets-Chris Cornell project, Audioslave, took the stage in Los Angeles Wednesday and Thursday to film their first video, “Cochise.” The song will officially hit radio airwaves next week, with the video to follow in late October. … Mariah Carey will film the video for “Through the Rain” — the first single from her still-untitled new album, which is due December 10 on her Island/Def Jam imprint MonarC Music — in New York on Sunday with director David Meyers (Pink, Jay-Z). Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced the ballad, which began streaming on MTV.com, VH1.com and BET.com Thursday and arrives at radio outlets on Friday (September 27). …

Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band onstage Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago during the Boss’ “My Hometown.” The Pearl Jam singer, who was in his native Chicago to perform with the Who earlier in the week, sang the verses on the tune, changing the lyrics “this is your hometown” to “this was my hometown.” … Nickelback will release “Live at Home” on DVD on October 29. The disc will feature a sold-out 14-song concert from Edmonton, Alberta, as well as videos for “How You Remind Me,” “Leader of Men” and “Too Bad,” along with the obligatory behind-the-scenes and making-the-video segments. … From hometowns to O-Town: the prefab quintet have moved the release of their second album, O2, from October 1 to November 5. …

Usher has dubbed himself “Mr. Entertainment” and is putting out a new DVD, “Usher: Evolution 8701 – Live in Concert,” to go with his new moniker. Shot on July 11 in Orlando, Florida, the DVD, due November 12, will showcase Usher performing his hits in front of fans in concert and a bonus of the singer crooning “U Don’t Have to Call” in an empty venue. … As winter approaches and beach blowouts become faded memories, it’s a good time to pop in Fatboy Slim‘s “Big Beach Boutique II” DVD, which comes out October 7. The disc features footage from Slim’s DJ bash held July 13 in Brighton Beach. … Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith teamed up to record “Gold in Them Hills” at London’s Electric Earth East Studios. The track will appear as a bonus on Sexsmith’s fifth album, Cobblestone Runway, which comes out October 8. …

Norah Jones, Zero 7, Beth Orton, Aimee Mann and Kinky will perform at influential Los Angeles public radio station KCRW’s second annual A Sounds Eclectic Evening on November 23 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. DJ Shadow and Thievery Corporation will DJ the afterparty on a Universal lot. … Missy Elliott, Eve, Tweet, Vanessa Carlton and Howie Day will headline a benefit at New York’s Irving Plaza on October 22 for Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit organization for women’s health issues. Lucinda Williams, Neil Finn, Mann, Joe Henry, John Doe and Rosey will play a Los Angeles benefit for the same organization on November 5 at the Wiltern Theater. …

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Whitney Houston filmed a video last week with director Kevin Bray (Brandy, four prior Houston clips) for “Whatchulookinat,” the first single overseas from her new album, Just Whitney. A track list for the album, due by the end of the year, has not been finalized, but songs titled “Tell Me No” and “Unashamed” will likely be included. … Usher will play Marvin Gaye in an upcoming episode of the NBC drama “American Dreams.” Nick Carter and Michelle Branch will also guest on the show, which revolves around “American Bandstand.” …

Barry White, soulful crooner and master of the love song, has started a course of kidney dialysis therapy treatment stemming from a preexisting condition of hypertension, according to his doctor. White will be a candidate for a kidney transplant once he is stabilized. … Scott Weiland‘s wife, model Mary Forsberg, filed for divorce on Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court siting irreconcilable differences, according to the Associated Press. The Stone Temple Pilots frontman, who wed Forsberg in May 2000, pleaded guilty to domestic battery last December; the couple has two children. …

The Strokes will reissue their debut album on October 1 with a DVD featuring videos for “Last Nite,” “Hard to Explain” and “Someday.” The DVD will also have two previously unreleased performances from an MTV2 $2 bill show: “The Modern Age” and “New York City Cops.” … Adema will release an enhanced EP, Insomniac’s Dream, on October 22, featuring the new song, “Immortal.” Also included on the disc is a live version of “Do What You Want to Do,” the previously unreleased track “Shattered,” a cover of Alice in Chains‘ “Nutshell” and remixes of “Freaking Out” and “The Way You Like It.” …

Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson joined Recording Artists Coalition founder Don Henley and other artists Tuesday at a California Senate committee hearing in Los Angeles to debate industry accounting practices. The artists are lobbying for penalties for inaccurate accounting practices by record labels. … Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard, the RootsScratch, Black Crowes bassist Andy Hess, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, John Scofield and DJ Logic have joined the lineup of performers for the 2002 Jammy Awards. The Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir and Ratdog are headlining the event October 2 at Roseland Ballroom in New York. …

Linkin Park are showing off their Reanimation videos at reanimation.linkinpark.com. Clips for “Kyur4 Th Ich” and “Frgt/10″ can be watched, along with “Pts.Of.Athrty,” on their Reanimation Player. … Matchbox Twenty will release “Disease” as the first single from More Than You Think You Are, due November 19. Singer Rob Thomas described the song, engineered by Greg Collins (System of a Down) and hitting airwaves September 30, as “Monsters of Rock goes to Studio 54.” … Mudvayne fans are getting their Chanukah gifts early this year, the band’s Web site is giving an advance listen of “Not Falling,” the first single off their new album, The End of All Things to Come.

The Studded Paul, the second in the Kiss Kondom series, will be available beginning Friday. The Kondoms can be found at Spencer Gifts, Tower Records, specialty gift shops and at www.kissonline.com. … Electronic music pioneers Richie Hawtin and Sven Väth have collaborated on the mix album The Sound of the Third Season, due November 26. The collection features material the DJs spun at their Cocoon parties this summer at Amnesia in Ibiza, Spain. … “Phase One: Celebrity Take Down,” the Gorillaz DVD due November 11, will feature tracks from the group’s debut album mixed in 5.1 surround sound, along with animation by visual mastermind Jamie Hewlett. A bonus CD-ROM containing games and Web links will also be included.