For The Record: Quick News On Good Charlotte, White Stripes, Tamyra Gray, Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, Mariah Carey & More

Good Charlotte will drag their young and hopeless selves onto the road beginning October 15 with a gig at the Showplace in Buffalo, New York. The month-long, 24-date headlining tour is scheduled to wrap up at Tabu in Orlando, Florida, on November 15. ... "American Idol" finalist Tamyra Gray will make her acting debut with in a four-episode arc on Fox's "Boston Public" during the February sweeps period. Gray will portray a student at the fictional Winslow High School, and it was not announced whether she will sing on any of the episodes. ... The White Stripes will bring some family values to "Saturday Night Live" on October 19. The Detroit duo are scheduled to be the musical guests on the show, which will be hosted by Sen. John McCain, according to a spokesperson for the group. ...

Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Jill Scott, Elton John and others will honor Stevie Wonder at BET's eight annual Walk of Fame induction ceremony, which is taping October 19 in Washington, D.C. and airing October 29. Jamie Foxx is hosting the event, which has recognized Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men in past years. ... Jackson, meanwhile, has invited more than 200 Air Force members and their families to spend Saturday (October 12) at his Neverland Ranch in California. The King of Pop wanted to thank the soldiers for serving overseas as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. ...

Master P won the rights to TheNewNoLimitRecords.com in a cybersquatting arbitration against Divine Mafa (doing business as The New No Limit Records Inc.). The ruling said that Mafa, who allegedly tried to sell the name to P, registered the Web address in bad faith. There was no finding of bad faith with regard to the domain PMillerCollection.com. Click here to see the National Arbitration Forum's decision. ...

Erykah Badu and Common will join the D.O.C. and Russell Simmons at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's latest gathering on Friday (October 11) and Saturday in Dallas. Past summits have been held in New York and Los Angeles. ... A DVD filmed at last year's Farm Aid just days after September 11 will be released November 19. "A Concert for America" features performances from Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and others. ... Dreamstreet's Chris Trousdale and Myra and a host of young television stars have recorded holiday classics for School's Out! Christmas, due October 29. Evan Rachel Wood ("Once and Again") and Ashlee Simpson ("7th Heaven") are among the thespians showing off their vocal skills on the disc. ...

Rocket Man Elton John will send out a time capsule of his tops of the pops, from "Your Song" to "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore," on the two-disc set Greatest Hits 1970 - 2002, due November 12. Among the other tracks slated for the collection are "Daniel," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" and "Nikita." ... Due the same day is Travelogue - Blues Traveler Classics, a collection of favorites such as "Gina," "But Anyway," "Run-Around" and "Carolina Blues." ... Just in time for the giving of the thanks, Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament spans George Clinton & Co.'s Chocolate City/Casablanca years with classics such as "Bop Gun," "Flash Light," "All Your Goodies Are Gone," "Give Up the Funk" and "Aqua Boogie." The disc is due November 5. ...

The Strokes and former Pavement bassist Mark Ibold came out to show support for Australian quartet You Am I at New York's Mercury Lounge Tuesday on the second date of the 13-year-old band's seven-date U.S. tour (four shows find them opening for the Strokes), its first in four years. While the band is looking to secure a major-label deal for a new album, SpinART is in negotiations to domestically release their latest, Deliverance, which dropped in Australia last week. ... NYC anti-folk duo the Moldy Peaches are releasing individual solo albums. Kimya Dawson's I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean is set for release November 5, while Adam Green's Garfield is slated for October 22. Green kicks off a tour October 17, opening for Badly Drawn Boy until November 8, and the Strokes from Nov 9-17. ...

Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and James Taylor filed a lawsuit against Vivendi Universal-owned MP3.com Inc. for copyright infringement. Although MP3.com has settled suits with the five major label groups by May 2000, the artists can still sue over previous cases of infringement to the tune of $150,000 per instance. ... If you've always yearned for a refrigerator personalized by '80s rocker Billy Idol, you'd better hurry up and get over to eBay and bid on one in the "Art of the Appliance" auction. Idol, along with BMXer Mat "The Condor" Hoffman and racing legend Mario Andretti, have customized refrigerators for a charity auction ending Saturday (October 12), with Idol's benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association and bearing a caricature of the singer with the words "rock and roll" substituted for his signature spiky hair. ...

Can they make up their minds already? Practically moments after settling first on Cockstar and then on Motordog, the new band featuring Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, Adema drummer Kris Kohls, former Mötley Crüe vocalist John Corabi and a frontman named London have changed their name again, this time to Brides of Destruction. ... Taking a page from the Phish career guide, funk jam act Deep Banana Blackout have announced that they are going on an "extended hiatus." The eight-person collective, formed in 1995, still has more than a dozen dates left on its End of Party outing and will cease touring for an indefinite period after that. ...

Unwritten Law have severed ties with Interscope Records and are currently searching for a new label. ... Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony again joined former VH frontman Sammy Hagar and his band the Waboritas onstage earlier this week, according to his Web site. Anthony and the band ran through several Hagar-era Van Halen hits, including "Best of Both Worlds," "When It's Love," "Right Now" and "Dreams" at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico. ... Following in the footsteps of Tommy Lee, Nelly and Disturbed's David Draiman, Korn singer Jonathan Davis recently became a Playboy "celebrity photographer," shooting pictures of his fiancée, former porn star Deven. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Davis told Playboy.com. ...

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Hopefully it won't be another summer sham concert — Nas has been announced as one of the headliners for the first Power 105.1 Powerhouse concert taking place on November 14 at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena. Ja Rule and Ashanti have also been tapped to perform, and a full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. ... Justin Timberlake will headline Teen People's 4th annual What's Next party at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on November 5. Timberlake will perform songs from his solo debut, Justified, which drops the same day. ... Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless, visited several House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to deliver a petition in support of music education. About 15,000 names are on the online petition, a joint effort from the Justin Timberlake Foundation and the American Music Conference. ...

Wrestling star Stone Cold Steve Austin (real name Steve Williams) was granted a continuance Wednesday in his domestic violence case in San Antonio. Prosecutor Scott Simpson said a new trial date will be determined at the next hearing, to be held October 24. Austin faces a misdemeanor charge of assault with bodily injury, and a guilty verdict could land him in jail for up to a year. ... The Abyss in Houma, Louisiana — where Steve-O's nightclub act landed him with charges of obscenity and battery — received a small windfall on Wednesday. A public hearing to determine the status of their liquor license — stemming from the Steve-O incident in July — was postponed until criminal proceedings were underway with the "Jackass" stuntmonger. The new hearing date will be November 27, according to the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. ... While Axl Rose's latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses are back in the game, former members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum are working together again (with writing contributions by Izzy Stradlin) and it looks like they've found a singer to flesh out the band. According to Slash's and McKagan's Web sites, Kelly Shaefer from Neurotica has been auditioning to handle mic duties for the boys and a decision is expected soon. ...

Singers Marc Anthony and Dionne Warwick, songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David and record label mogul Clive Davis will receive the 2002 New York Heroes Award from the New York chapter of the Recording Academy at a dinner on December 11 at New York's Roosevelt Hotel. Mariah Carey will present at the ceremony. ... Billy Corgan's new band, Zwan, are nearly finished with their debut album, the singer said in a posting on www.zwan.com. "And it looks like we will probably be playing some shows after Thanksgiving," Corgan said of the band, which features former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former Chavez guitarist Matthew Sweeney, former Tortoise guitarist David Pajo and bassist Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle). ...

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney's concert documentary "Back in the U.S.," which chronicles his recent Stateside tour, will air on ABC on November 27, according to Reuters. The movie will feature performances of more than two dozen songs, including "Yesterday" and "Live and Let Die," as well as backstage footage. ... The man who killed John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for a second time on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Chapman, 47, who has spent 22 years in prison for the 1980 murder of the ex-Beatle, was denied parole because doing so would "deprecate the seriousness" of his crime, according to a statement; Chapman is next eligible for parole in the fall of 2004. ... India.Arie, Brian McKnight and Vanessa Carlton will join legends Stevie Wonder and the Temptations for the holiday concert event "A Motown Christmas." The show will air on the USA Network on December 8. ...

Former Primus leader Les Claypool and his band the Frog Brigade kicked off a six week U.S. tour on Tuesday with a show at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, California. The jaunt in support of Claypool's first solo album, Purple Onion, will run up and down the East and West coasts before drawing to a close in the Midwest with a show at Minneapolis' Quest on November 24. ... Renowned Canadian rockers Rush will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The trio of Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and Geddy Lee will receive their honor in February during Canadian Music Week, which will run from February 26 to March 1 in Toronto. ... Favorites from Chicks on Speed, Ladytron and Miss Kitten will be featured on Electro Nouveau, a compilation celebrating dance music's latest trend, due November 12. A new version of Felix Da Housecat's "Madame Hollywood" is also included on the two-disc set. ...

The public library in Bob Dylan's hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, has put together a collection of artifacts from the town's favorite son for a museum-style display they hope to unveil in the library's auditorium on the folk icon's 65th birthday in May of 2006, according to a spokesperson. The materials include a copy of the 1959 Hibbing High School yearbook with Dylan's picture as well as 2,000 newspaper and magazine articles, 300 books, 25 posters, 50 albums, 40 CDs and nearly all of Dylan's singles in their original sleeves. ... Former Pixies singer Frank Black will play two solo shows — October 23 in Lawrence, Kansas, and October 24 in Chicago — before hitting the road with the Catholics to promote their two new albums, Black Letter Days and Devil's Workshop. The Bennies, featuring former Pixies drummer David Lovering, will open most of the band dates, which begin November 2 in Toronto and end November 27 in Boston. ...

Fatboy Slim is releasing a set of three EPs on November 19: Illuminati featuring Timo Maas's "Star 69" remix, Darren Emerson's "Sunset" remix and Pete Heller's "Song for Shelter," among others; Camber Sands featuring the Chemical Brothers' "Song for Shelter" remix, Dave Clarke's "Retox" remix and an instrumental of "Weapon of Choice," among others; and The Pimp, featuring X-Press 2's "Star 69" remix, among others. ... In other Fatboy news, the DJ remixed Carter Burwell's theme for the upcoming film "Adaptation" for the soundtrack, due November 26. The movie marks the reunion of "Being John Malkovich" director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman. ... After Fatboy Slim, Nick Warren and Seb Fontaine celebrate the 10th birthday of Cream this weekend, the influential Liverpool superclub will close its doors. Cream will, however, continue promoting festivals in other markets and will likely expand to North America. ...

Beth Orton will promote her new album, Daybreaker, with her third Stateside tour. The acoustic trek begins November 10 in Atlanta and wraps November 23 in Los Angeles at KCRW's A Sounds Eclectic Evening with Norah Jones and others. ... Remix team Thunderpuss scored their 25th #1 single on the Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play chart this week with their version of Whitney Houston's "Whatchulookinat." ... Fastball, Jon Auer of the Posies, Vic Chesnutt with Jack Logan, the Deathray Davies, the Mendoza Line, Hem, Matt Pond PA, the Damnations, Brenda Kahn and Grand Champeen are among the artists pitching in for the tribute album Almost You - The Songs of Elvis Costello, due in January on Glurp Records. ...

Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo is working at home on his first solo effort that will which he describes as having a 70's feel. The album will include songs that did not make the cut on Stone Temple Pilots records as well as new material. ... Marilyn Manson's home video "Gods, Guns and Government," due October 29, features concert footage culled from Manson's tour of the same name in support of Holy Wood: In The Shadow of the Valley of Death, as well as "The Death Parade," a 30-minute tour documentary directed by Manson himself. The short film boasts appearances by Eminem, Slipknot, Tammy Faye Bakker and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.