For The Record: Quick News On Blink-182, Beck, Tweet, Glassjaw, Saliva, Andrew WK, Ramones & More

Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus will appear on an episode of UPN’s new supernatural series “Haunted” which is scheduled to air in November. Hoppus will guest star opposite Matthew Fox (“Party of Five”) as “Tim Martin” in an episode entitled “A Three Hour Tour.” … Tweet is filming an episode of the UPN sitcom “The Parkers” this week in Los Angeles. The Southern Hummingbird will perform two songs, including the new single “Smoking Cigarettes,” on the show, which will air in November. … If you’ve ever wished to have Christina Aguilera on your cell phone, your prayers have been answered — LetsTalk.com is selling X-tina faceplates in a color she conjured herself called Cherry on Top. The company also gives customers the option of receiving periodic Aguilera updates. …

Additional dates have been added to Beck‘s tour supporting his latest album, Sea Change. The new dates, which feature the Flaming Lips as Beck’s opening act and backup band, will begin November 12 in Austin, Texas, and end November 27 in Oakland, California. … Glassjaw were forced to postpone eight European dates due to singer Daryl Palumbo‘s relapse of the intestinal disorder Crohn’s disease. Palumbo checked in to a hospital in France on Tuesday evening, where he will remain for a few days, and is expected to make a full recovery. Shows from October 2-12 in Germany and the U.K. are expected to be made up in December, and the band plans to continue unobstructed with its U.S. dates, scheduled for October 16 to November 29. …

“Bands on the Run” winners Flickerstick returned to their roots in Dallas to record a live album featuring performances of songs from their debut, Welcoming Home the Astronauts, as well as new songs. The November 5 release of the album, titled Causing a Catastrophe – Live in Deep Ellum, is timed to coincide with a tour that kicks off November 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. … Winners of Miller Genuine Draft’s Blind Date contest were treated to a surprise show by Incubus in Paradise Island in the Bahamas on Tuesday. The contest, which has thus far staged 24 secret shows by the likes of Metallica, Foo Fighters and Beck, among others, since its inception in 1997, sends winners of legal drinking age to various locations for surprise shows. … Creed will be the first band to perform on Alcatraz Island when they play for 500 contest winners at the infamous prison on October 10. VH1 will air the concert in November. …

Dashboard Confessional have set a December 3 release date for the Unplugged album recorded for MTV2 earlier this year. Singer Chris Carraba has also posted an acoustic and a full-band version of the new song “Tonight I’ll Take What I Can Get” for download on his Web site. … At a loss for what to put in your favorite Ramones fan’s stocking? We’re a Happy Family, the tribute album featuring covers by Rob Zombie, Eddie Vedder and Metallica, has been pushed from its previous release date of November 12 to Christmas Eve (December 24). … Saliva are preparing to get back into your system with the first leg of a tour that begins October 16 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and runs through November 23 in Detroit. The band will be on the road with Theory of a Deadman and Audiovent to promote its new album Back into Your System, which comes out November 12.

Andrew WK has booked a 20-city tour with Los Angeles’ Flogging Molly, Chicago’s Allister and Sweden’s Sahara Hotnights. Boston’s Lost City Angels, who include former members of Spring Heeled Jack and the Pilfers, are also on the trek, which begins October 19 in Denver and ends November 10 in Los Angeles. … Philadelphia rappers Naam Brigade will join Cam’ron, N.O.R.E. and Foxy Brown on the Survival of the Illest Tour, which kicks off October 10 in Atlanta. The group is promoting their just-released debut, Early in the Game.

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Alien Ant Farm singer Dryden Mitchell is recovering smoothly after having undergone surgery to repair a broken back he sustained in a bus accident that occurred in May while the band was on tour in Spain. Mitchell, who made a surprise appearance onstage with 311 during a September 7 stop on the Sprite Liquid Mix tour in Irvine, California, resumed singing a few weeks ago, and AAF are writing songs for the follow-up to ANThology.Unwritten Law guitarist Steve Morris apparently has the law on his side, as his neighbor Martel Duvigneaud pleaded guilty on Thursday to felony assault and possession of an explosive and is now facing up to four years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the Associated Press. In August, after making several noise complaints, Duvigneaud left two homemade explosive devices at Morris’ home, one of which injured the guitarist and forced him to miss four concert dates …

Filter have postponed all of their upcoming tour dates after frontman Richard Patrick checked himself into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility, according to the band’s record label. Filter were scheduled to launch their Rellim Tour this week, but Patrick said, “Right now I’m concerned about my health and want to get back into the best physical and mental condition to get back on the road next year.” … Da Brat has joined Ashanti and the Goo Goo Dolls as artists who’ll appear on the WB TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” Da Brat plays a hip-hop diva who magically switches places with Sabrina when her spell to make the rapping raven more pleasant backfires. … The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will once again bring their ska-skewed show to the masses. Supporting their seventh studio album, A Jackknife to a Swan, the octet is scheduled to visit seven countries on a world tour whose U.S. dates begin October 24 in New Haven, Connecticut, and wrap up December 7 in Buffalo, New York. …

TLC were inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame Saturday night, the Associated Press reported, with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas accepting the honor on behalf of the trio, which lost Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident earlier this year. While groupmember Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins could not attend due to illness, Arista president L.A. Reid, Lopes’ mother and sister and Thomas’ boyfriend, Usher, were present at the ceremony. … Nickelback got three big helpings of Wheaties at the fourth annual Prairie Music Awards, winning for Songwriter of the Year, Outstanding Rock Recording and Best Major-Label Album. The Canadian natives couldn’t attend the homeland awards event, as they were on tour at the time. …

Saliva frontman Josey Scott joined tongue-in-cheek hard rock cover band Metal Shop at the Viper Room in Hollywood Monday night for a crowd-pleasing rendition of Mötley Cr¨e‘s “Livewire” and the first verse of Iron Maiden‘s “Run to the Hills.” Kelly Osbourne, “Jackass” man Steve-O and members of the Used were also in attendance. … David Lee Roth, Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil, Kiss axeman Ace Frehley, Dokken, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf and others will perform October 19 in Polk City, Florida, as part of the full-fisted festival Rocktoberfest. The event is being billed as the biggest one-day outdoor festival in Florida history. …

David Bowie will literally make a five-borough run on his New York City Marathon Tour, which will feature five shows over five nights in each city borough: Staten Island’s the Music Hall at Snug Harbor on October 11, Brooklyn’s St. Anne’s Warehouse on October 12, Queens’ Queens College Golden Center on October 16, Bronx’s Jimmy’s Bronx Café on October 17 and Manhattan’s Beacon Theater on October 20. He’ll also hit Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre on October 21 and Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on October 23. … Aimee Mann and Barenaked Ladies will perform on Wednesday’s (October 2) episode of the White House drama “The West Wing.” The show will center around a Rock the Vote event featuring the two acts. …

Camp Freddy, a group featuring Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, Guns N’ Roses and Cult drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Billy Morrison, bassist Scott Ford and drummer Donovan Leitch, will play a pre-Halloween show on October 30 with a public show at a to-be-announced location in Hollywood. Guests and other surprises are expected. … W.A.S.P. have canceled their fall tour in order to continue working on their next rock opera opus, which isn’t due until late 2003. The project will be released in two parts, with the first coming on Halloween 2003 and the second hitting around Christmas. … Animated videos from DJ Spooky, Iffy, Supreme Beings of Leisure and 17 other acts are featured on the new DVD “Flash Frames: The Best of Internet Animation.” …

Look out, Phil Anselmo and Rob ZombieAlice Cooper is demonizing and scarifying his haunted house, Alice Cooper’s Nightmare, which will be open to the public in downtown Phoenix from October 2 to November 2. The 12,000-square-foot maze features a combination of horror special effects and rock memorabilia that should make heads roll. … Tennis star Andre Agassi raised $5.6 million at his seventh annual Grand Slam for Children charity concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with the help of Elton John, India.Arie, Babyface, Rod Stewart and comedians Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx and Dennis Miller. The concert series has raised over $24 million for Las Vegas schools and non-profit organizations.