For The Record: Quick News On Audioslave, Usher, M.O.P., Mya, Boot Camp Clik, Supersuckers & More

Audioslave are in the midst of shooting the video for "Like a Stone," the second single from their self-titled debut. Following the Los Angeles shoot, the band

will play several overseas dates, beginning January 14 in Paris and moving on to London, Holland, Italy, Germany and Japan. ...

Following up his stint on "American Dreams" as the frontman of a band, Nick Carter has his next television acting role lined up. The Backstreet Boy is set to play a music teacher on two upcoming episodes of the ABC comedy "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." Carter will tape his part next week, and the episodes will air February 4 and 11. ...

Hip-hop and techno are about to collide. Redman, LL Cool J, Guru, M.O.P., Capone-N-Noreaga, Beenie Man & Siamese and Pharoahe Monch have all had tracks remixed by a host of drum'n'bass DJs including DJ Craze, Roni Size, Origin Unknown, Dillinja, Ray Keith and Hype & Pascal for the double disc Drum and Bass Warfare. The project was coordinated by electronic producer Adam F, and will be released March 25. ... Mya, Aaron Carter and Usher celebrate the disco era by taking on classics such as "Turn the Beat Around," "I Just Want to Be Your Everything," and "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" on ABC's upcoming concert special, "Disco Ball." KC & the Sunshine Band, the Pointer Sisters and the Village People revive their original hits for the two-hour special. Taped in Los Angeles in October, "Disco Ball" airs January 16 at 8 p.m. ...

The Boot Camp Clik were supposed to rhyme with guest Talib Kweli at their show Tuesday night at New York's S.O.B.'s, but Kweli left early. While the night's other advertised main attraction, Das EFX, didn't show up at all, Buckshot, the Cocoa Brovaz and the rest of the rhyme collective from Bucktown U.S.A. (a.k.a. Brooklyn, New York) were not the only ones who made the crowd move. Keith Murray and Ras Kass made surprise mic appearances, and Killah Priest was put on the bill as a last-minute opener. ...  

Coldplay have added a second leg of North American tour dates, starting February 27 in Ottawa, Ontario, at the Corel Center. The 13-date stretch runs through March 13 in Minneapolis at the Target Center. The Music are slated as the opening act. ... Bonus and rare footage from Offspring, Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, Bouncing Souls and Bad Religion will be included on an upcoming Epitaph Records DVD set for release on February 25. Named for the label's long-running sampler series, the Punk-O-Rama DVD Volume 1 will contain 22 videos from such bands as Descendents, (International) Noise Conspiracy, Refused, Dropkick Murphys, Division of Laura Lee and more, as well as interviews with Epitaph founder/ Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, NOFX's Fat Mike and Fletcher from Pennywise. ...

For their new album, The Velocity of Sound, the Apples in Stereo woke from their calming reverie, cranked their amps and made enough noise to create a stirring sonic boom. At the end of the month they'll take the rock on the road, starting January 28 in Nashville. The 17-date tour ends in Indianapolis on February 15. ... Veteran country punks the Supersuckers will release a new album,

Motherf---ers Be Trippin', on April 22 on their own Mid-Fi label. The

follow-up to 1999's The Evil Powers of Rock-N-Roll will feature the

songs "Rock-N-Roll Records (Ain't Selling This Year)," "Rock Your Ass,"

"Pretty F---ed Up," "Bruises to Prove It," "The Fight Song," "A Goodnight for

My Drinking," "Sleepy Vampire," "Bubblegum and Beer" and "Someday I Will Kill

You." ... Guitarist Mark Beauchemin and bassist Jeff Reid have left SR-71 and will be replaced by Pat Dement and Mike Ruocco, respectively. SR-71 will hit the road in February to promote their second album, Tomorrow, which features the latest single, "My World." ...

Former Voivod bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest is set to release the first album from his new band Project: Failing Flesh in February. Titled A Beautiful Sickness, the LP will include a cover of Venom's "Warhead." ... Abrasive underground hardcore band the Blood Brothers, whose Ross Robinson-produced big-label debut is set to surface next month, will precede the album's release with a DVD on February 4. "Jungle Rules Live" will include an 11-song live performance captured last year in their hometown of Seattle, as well as three audio-only bonus tracks — "Ambulance vs. Ambulance" and "USA Nails" from the forthcoming Burn Piano Island, Burn, and "Meet Me at the Water Front After the Social" from the indie released March on Electric Children. ... Seattle indie favorites Vendetta Red will release their major-label debut, Between the Never and the Now, on June 24. Jerry Finn (Blink-182, Green Day) is producing the record. ...

01.07.03

Showtime will broadcast a full-length Jay-Z concert on February 22. The one-hour show from Memphis is slated to feature as-yet-unnamed cameos from Roc-A-Fella family members and will precede the Mike Tyson-Clifford Etienne heavyweight boxing match. ...

Kelly Rowland filmed the video for "Can't Nobody," the second single from her solo debut, Simply Deep, last weekend in Los Angeles. Benny Boom (Nas, P. Diddy) directed the clip, which is a take-off of the Christian Slater flick "True Romance." The song and video will hit outlets in late January. ... Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer, Norah Jones, Brian McKnight, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Rufus Wainwright, Jewel and Nikka Costa are among the artists who will perform in honor of Elton John on January 17 at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The benefit for music education is being sponsored by NAMM (the International Music Products Association), which will present John with the Yamaha 2003 Lifetime Achievement in Musical Excellence Award. ...

Those "Make Trade Fair" T-shirts worn by Coldplay singer Chris Martin aren't all for show. Since the band's inception, Coldplay have set aside a fixed percentage of their royalties for charities that include Oxfam and Amnesty International. While management is mum about the exact figure, they did say the band gives between 5 and 15 percent of all its earnings to worthy causes. ... Nickelback and Oleander will launch a seven-date mini-tour beginning January 17 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and running through a January 25 date at the

Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, with stops in Jacksonville, Raleigh, New York,

Boston and Detroit. Tickets for the club tour are available exclusively through sponsoring radio stations. ...

The debut album from professional street skateboarder Chad Muska,

MuskaBeatz, will be released exclusively to skate shops on February

11. The disc features songs written and performed by an impressive array of

hip-hop legends, including Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Guru, Flavor Flav, Raekwon, KRS-One, Biz Markie, Afrika Bambaataa, Ice-T, Grandmaster Melle Mel, U-God, Special Ed, MC Lyte and Jeru the Damaja. ... Those who've always considered Patti LaBelle a space case now have more fuel to add to their rocket ship. The soul diva has been asked to record a song for NASA, which will serve as the organization's anthem. The tune "Way Up There" was written by LaBelle's collaborator Tena Clark and will also be used as the theme song for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Wright Brothers' first flight. ...

Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines tested her acting skills with a cameo role in the independent children's film "Grand Champion," which was directed by her friend and rodeo star Barry Tubb. The flick, which tells the story of a boy who kidnaps a steer to prevent it from being slaughtered, stars Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis and features George Strait and Charlie Robison. "Grand Champion" premiered in select cities last year and will receive widespread theatrical release in the coming months. ...

Nile will kick off their headlining U.S. tour on January 17 in Houston, Texas, at Fitzgerald's. Support for the trek, dubbed The Art of Noise, will come from Napalm Death, Dark Tranquillity, Strapping Young Lad and the Berzerker. ... Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard will release a seven-song EP called Motel of Fools on January 14 that reunites him with GBV rotating castmembers Jim MacPherson and Tobin Sprout. The EP will not spell an end to Guided by Voices, but is meant to be a taste of a full-length Pollard solo record expected this spring. ...

Gary Glitter, who has been convicted for crimes related to child pornography in the past, has been deported from Cambodia after being detained for suspected sex offenses there. The 58-year-old fallen U.K. pop star, best known for the American sports-arena anthem "Rock and Roll Part 2," has reportedly fled to Thailand. ...