For The Record: Quick News On Aaliyah, Eve, DMX, Faith Evans, C-Murder, Bono, Kid Rock, Jessica Simpson & More

Since her untimely death last August, Aaliyah has remained a strong presence with a string of hits from her final self-titled album, including the current single, “I Care for You” — and now fans can look forward to a posthumous collection of Aaliyah material. The currently untitled album, to be released by Blackground/Universal Records in November, will include previous hits, remixed songs and as-yet-unreleased tracks. … Eve shot the video for her next single, “Satisfaction,” in Philadelphia over the weekend. The Cash Money Millionaires and Philly’s Most Wanted are among the list of guest stars who came down to support. … Celebs including DMX, Faith Evans, Scarface and Stevie Wonder are scheduled to take to the stage on October 28 at New York’s Beacon Theater. The benefit show, which is the first in the Artist Power concert series, is put on by the Artists Empowerment Coalition. …

In the spirit of raising voter awareness, Russell Simmons has renamed a model of sneaker from his Phat Farm line the “Carl McCall,” according to the New York Daily News. McCall, New York State Comptroller, is currently running for the state’s governorship. … Brian McKnight will show the world that Pierce Brosnan has nothing on him when he plays a spy in his new video for “Let Me Love You.” The track is one of the few all-new recordings off his greatest-hits album From There to Here, which drops on November 5 and also features “The Way I Do” with Mr. Cheeks and Baby. … The heat has been turned up by 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey, who will marry longtime girlfriend Jessica Simpson by the end of the month, his publicist said. …

C-Murder, who was set to start his second-degree murder trial Monday (October 7), has been granted a second continuance. The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, will now faces one more motions hearing on October 17 and will finally stand trial November 12, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, court. … The Recording Academy will honor Bono as the 2003 MusiCares Person of the Year. The U2 singer and humanitarian will be saluted at a tribute dinner, concert and silent auction at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on February 21, two days before the Grammy Awards are handed out at Madison Square Garden. … Kid Rock recently joined forces with Lynyrd Skynyrd to record a version of the latter’s “Gimme Back My Bullets.” The track will appear on the next Skynyrd record, which is due next spring and is currently untitled. …

Former Buckcherryguitarist Yogi will join up with the Wallflowers as their touring guitarist starting November 20 in Englewood, Colorado, replacing Michael Ward, who left the group last year. The new Wallflowers album, Red Letter Days, features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready on five songs and comes out November 5. … Evil Heat, Primal Scream‘s latest album released earlier this year overseas, is due domestically on November 26 on Epic Records. The album, which features appearances from Robert Plant, My Bloody Valentine‘s Kevin Shields, Jesus and Mary Chain‘s Jim Reid and model Kate Moss, will include a DVD of videos, live performances and other bonus material. … Erasure will follow up 2000′s U.K.-only Loveboat with an album of cover songs aptly titled Other People’s Songs. Due worldwide in February, the record is being produced by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode). …

Five hundred photographs of the Beatles, most unpublished, have been uncovered in the archives of Dundee University, where they lay hidden for more than 30 years. According to Reuters, the pictures were a part of photojournalist Michael Peto‘s archives and were given to the university after his death in 1970. … A two-line note by written by former Beatle Paul McCartney was auctioned off for $2,100 last Saturday, according to the Associated Press. The note, written to a friend, included two opening lines from “Penny Lane.” …

10.04.02

The RIAA has certified that Eminem‘s The Eminem Show has gone six times platinum, while Nelly‘s Nellyville is now quadruple platinum. Pink‘s Missundaztood also went quadruple platinum, Avril Lavigne‘s Let Go was certified triple platinum and Dixie ChicksHome went double. … Jimmy Eat World will stage a benefit show at the Mesa Amphitheatre in their hometown of Mesa, Arizona, Friday (October 4) for victims of area fires that left many uninsured and under-insured residents in distress, including drummer Zack Lind‘s grandparents, who lost their home to the blazes. Money raised from the show, which also includes the Donnas, No Knife and Arizonans Reuben’s Accomplice, will be donated to Firefund 2002, an organization founded by local firefighters to help those in need. … The third installment in Rhino Records’ campaign to reissue Elvis Costello‘s catalog in expanded, remastered form forges ahead November 19 with the arrival of remastered versions of 1991′s Mighty Like a Rose, 1982′s Imperial Bedroom and 1979′s Armed Forces, each with expanded liner notes by Costello himself and a bonus disc of rare recordings and live tracks. The next wave is expected to hit in April. …

Talib Kweli has set a November 19 release date for Kwelity, his first album without Mos Def or Hi-Tek. Guests include Pharaohe Monch, the RootsBlack Thought and Bilal, who appears on the first single, “Waitin’ for the DJ.” … Long-running Canadian metal band Voivod — whose lineup currently includes former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted — have finished pre-production on their next album at Newsted’s Chophouse studios. The band plans to enter the Plant on October 15, according to the Chophouse Records Web site. … (hed) p.e. have set a March 4 release date for their third album, the Machine-produced Blackout. The group, who have new songs featured in EA Sports’ NASCAR Thunder 2002 and Madden NFL 2003 games, are hitting the road for a month with Nonpoint beginning October 23 in Cleveland.