For The Record: Quick News On Christina Aguilera, Kelly Osbourne, Eminem, Lisa Marie Presley, Metallica, Wilco & More

Christina Aguilera, Matchbox Twenty and Kelly Osbourne have been added to the list of performers for the 30th annual American Music Awards, which will air live on ABC on January 13. Country stars Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson will also perform at the ceremony, which the Osbourne family is hosting. ...

Metallica have scheduled appearances at three European festivals next summer, including June's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Nurnburg, Germany, and at the Roskilde festival in Denmark on June 26. Save for a handful of low-key club appearances, the band has yet to perform live since the departure of bassist Jason Newsted. ...

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of the king of rock and roll and ex-wife of the king of pop, has nearly completed her pop debut. We'll have to wait until late March or early April, though, to see whether the LP is a crowning achievement or a royal disaster. ... Rapper Queen Latifah has done a hip-hop remix of "Cell Block Tango," featuring Lil' Kim and Macy Gray, for the soundtrack of Miramax's upcoming film release of "Chicago." The soundtrack is due out January 14. ...

Not one but two houses previously lived in by Eminem are up for auction on eBay. A wee Marshall Mathers spent some of his childhood in a Warren, Michigan, home, whose bidding was up to $120,000 at press time, and the three-bedroom house that's seen on The Marshal Mathers LP and what Em called home from 1988-1994 was going for at least $500,000. A third property, in Sterling Heights, Michigan, was recently pulled from the online auction block after a bid of $99.9 million turned out to be a hoax. ... "Star Wars" fans, get your wallets out — Two white storm trooper helmets, an imperial fighter pilot's helmet and a prototype rebel fighter pilot's helmet from the original 25-year-old film are going up for auction at Christie's on Tuesday. The movie memorabilia auction

will also feature Jack Nicholson's jacket from "The Shining" and Pierce Brosnan's watch from "The World Is Not Enough," according to Reuters. ...

Alt-country rockers Wilco are eyeing a February release for a six-track EP that will contain three newly recorded tracks — "More Like the Moon," "Handshake Drugs" and "Woodgrain" — as well as an alternate version of "Kamera" and "A Magazine Called Sunset" from the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot sessions and the live favorite "Bob Dylan's 49th Beard." ...

R.E.M. will take a break from their incessant studio noodling and get out and see the world next year. The band has lined up a month of European tour dates, beginning June 27, in Glastonbury, England, and plan on touring North America in the fall. The Athens, Georgia, band has spent the last few weeks in a Vancouver studio working on their follow-up to last year's Reveal. ... Marilyn Manson has made "Watercolor Fine Art Editions" of two more of his watercolor paintings, "Lily White" and "Faundadestia," available through marilynmansonartworkonline.com. The shock-rocker's watercolor paintings are made with archival watercolor ink on watercolor paper, "are hand-painted on top of," and signed and numbered by Manson, according to the site. ...

Chevelle will contribute a track called "Until You've

Reformed" to the upcoming "Daredevil" flick, according to the bands' official Web site. The band recently shot a video for "Send the Pain Below," the next single off their latest album, Wonder What's Next. ... Rob Zombie drummer John Tempesta will sit in for Testament's Jon Allen for a string of shows this month and into early 2003. The former White Zombie and Exodus drummer was once a fulltime member of Testament, recording with the long-running Bay Area, California, thrash metal band on their 1994 album, Low. ...

On February 11, German trance innovator Paul van Dyk will release the retrospective Global, featuring 13 newly reworked highlights from his 10-year career, along with the unreleased tracks "Animacion" and "My World." A companion DVD, mixed in 5.1 surround sound, will include footage of the DJ performing around the world. ... Another electronic music pioneer, Aphex Twin, will release a collection of his remixes called 26 Mixes for Cash on March 25. Along with two previously unreleased tracks, the double album will include versions of Nine Inch Nails' "The Beauty of Being Numb" and "At the Heart of It All," and David Bowie and Philip Glass' "Heroes Symphony." ......

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Eminem Eminem is in Los Angeles this week shooting the video for his next single, "Superman." Dr. Dre , along with the Shady Records roster of D12 , Obie Trice and 50 Cent , will make cameos in the Paul Hunter-directed clip. ...

Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson will make his Broadway debut on January 20 when he takes over the male lead in "Chicago." Richardson will work with the production through early March; the Backstreet Boys hope to begin work on a new album shortly thereafter. ...

The White Stripes have sent a limited number of vinyl singles — 3,000, to be exact — called "Merry Christmas From the White Stripes" to independent record stores across the U.S. this week. The record features the rarity "Candy Cane Children," "Silent Night" sung by Meg White and the biblical reading "Story of the Magi" done by Jack White. ... And speaking of holiday singles, Rob Thomas has released "A New York Christmas" via online outlets such as www.bestbuy.com and www.towerrecords.com, as well as through a Web site fans can access through Matchbox Twenty's latest album, More Than You Think You Are. Proceeds will benefit the Blythedale Children's Hospital in Westchester, New York. ...

Skate king, video-game icon, actor and Huck Jam mastermind Tony Hawk goes under the spotlight Wednesday night (December 11) on an episode of CBS' "60 Minutes II." Hawk talks about how he went from a child outcast to one of the most successful (and well-paid) athletes of his time. Check out CBSNews.com for more. ...

A U.S. District Judge awarded Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee $740,000 each in their fight against the porn company that distributed and sold their infamous honeymoon sex tape. The Seattle-based Internet Entertainment Group lost by default, since representatives of the company failed to appear in court. Anderson and Lee's damages are their share of profits from the video cassette and DVD sales of the film. IEG's total earnings from the video, including Internet sales at $15 a pop, were upwards of $77 million. ... Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil's pretrial motions hearing, which was scheduled for Monday at the Beverly Hills Superior Court, has been postponed. He's due back in court December 26, at which point a trial date in his misdemeanor battery charge — he allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot in April — is expected to be set. ...

C-Murder's second-degree murder trial now has a start date. The rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, is set to stand trial on March 17. His defense still awaits rulings on two appeals of earlier motions, one about allowing previous bad acts into evidence, and another about a contraband charge, regarding a cell phone Miller allegedly smuggled into jail. ...

Roni Size, Dillinja and other drum'n'bass stars remix producer Adam F's hip-hop tracks featuring the likes of LL Cool J, Redman, M.O.P. and others on Drum and Bass Warfare, due March 11 on System Recordings. The second of the two-CD sets features the tracks mixed together by championship turntablist DJ Craze. ... Weezer drummer Pat Wilson's side project, the Special Goodness, will release their Stateside debut, Land, Air, Sea, on March 4. Wilson sings and plays guitar in the group, which also features former Rocket From the Crypt drummer Atom Willard and Weezer engineer Chad Bamford. ...

The music was free, but the T-shirts ain't — defunct file-sharing service Napster is auctioning off the remainder of its assets on Wednesday (December 11) in San Francisco, according to the Associated Press. Up for grabs are computers, laptops and shirts with the pioneering company's cat logo. ...