For The Record: Quick News On Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Pamela Anderson And Tommy Lee, Spiritualized & More

Busta Rhymes is planning a headlining tour for the spring, after he shoots a video for “I Know What You Want,” a collaboration with Mariah Carey and the Flipmode Squad and the next single from his LP It Ain’t Safe No More. “I want to get the video out of the way before we hit the road, so we ain’t got to worry about none of that and can just focus on showing the love to the people,” he said at Monday’s American Music Awards. … Also at the AMAs, Big Boi said that the Outkast clothing line, which was put on hold while they recorded their upcoming double album, will make a big splash in the spring. The rapper said Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and other major department stores have agreed to carry the line. …

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee have reached a settlement agreement regarding the custody of their two children, Brandon and Dylan. The ex-spouses agreed to share custody, according to their lawyers, though a provision of the agreement allows Anderson to bring the kids with her if she relocates to Michigan within the year to live with her fiancé, Kid Rock. … Celine Dion will release a new album, One Heart, on March 25, the same day her Las Vegas extravaganza “A New Day …” opens at the new Caesars Palace Colosseum. The first single will be “I Drove All Night,” originally recorded by Roy Orbison in 1988 and a year later by Cyndi Lauper. The song will double as the centerpiece of Chrysler’s new “Drive & Love” ad campaign. …

Two albums chock-full of Spiritualized rarities will be released on Arista/Spaceman Records this year. The first hits record stores in March and features 11 tracks that were never before available on LP. The second release, slated for fall, will boast obscure 7-inch releases and cuts from their Medication EP. … Budding remixers can download various vocal and instrumental tracks of Delerium‘s new single, “After All,” from their Web site for a remix contest beginning January 17 and ending February 14. The winning remix will be featured on the group’s new album, Chimera, due May 20. …

Phil Collins, Queen, Van Morrison and Little Richard will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 34th annual ceremony and awards dinner on June 12 in New York. … If you’ve got enough cash, you could sing for Def Leppard. The band is holding an auction on eBay, and the winner will get to belt out “Pour Some Sugar on Me” with the band at its Hallam FM Arena show in their hometown of Sheffield, England. Bidding is currently up to 4,200 pounds (about $6,300), and runs through January 23. All proceeds will go to Help a Hallam Child, which provides assistance for needy kids in the English regions of South Yorkshire and the North Midlands. …

Evil death metal dudes Morbid Angel are currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2000′s Gateways to Annihilation, their publicist said. The disc is tentatively slated for a September release. … Strapping Young Lad will issue their third studio album, SYL, on February 11. The disc, the band’s first in nearly six years, was recorded in Vancouver and was produced by guitarist and frontman Devin Townsend. A full tour with Townsend’s other outfit the Devin Townsend Band will follow the album’s release. …

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Before touring together this summer, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera will headline the NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration, which will air February 8, the day before the 52nd annual all-star game. B2K and LL Cool J will also perform at the hour-long event that will be simulcast on 12 different networks, including ABC, TNT and Nickelodeon, at noon ET. …

More performers have been added to the pre- and post-shows for the Super Bowl. Bon Jovi will kick off the post-game festivities, while Styx will join the pre-show lineup, with already announced performers Santana, Beyoncé Knowles, and Michelle Branch. The Super Bowl airs live on ABC on January 26. … Vanessa Carton will play Dusty Springfield in an episode of “American Dreams” filming on Saturday and airing February 9. The NBC drama’s February 16 episode will feature India.Arie as Nina Simone. Usher, Michelle Branch and Nick Carter were guests during last fall’s sweeps period. …

D’Angelo was granted a continuance Wednesday for his resisting-arrest and assault charges stemming from a November road rage incident. A Chesterfield, Virginia, district court judge gave the R&B singer, whose real name is Michael Archer, a new court date of March 12. … Those wondering what Clash songs the band’s late singer/guitarist Joe Strummer considered essential will find out March 11, when the two-disc retrospective Essential Clash arrives. Before his death in December, Strummer selected the 40 songs for the digitally remastered set, which includes “Janie Jones” and “White Riot” and rare photos in the liner notes. …

Mekhi Phifer, who accepted an American Music Award for Eminem at Monday’s ceremony, said after the show he and his “8 Mile” co-star are planning another film project together. When asked if it would be a sequel, perhaps chronicling Slim Shady’s later years, he answered, “I’m not sure about that.” Phifer’s next film is “Honey” with Jessica Alba and Lil’ Romeo. … Ice-T premiered his new clothing line, Ice-Wear, Tuesday night in New York. Besides yakking it up with such celebs as Keith Murray about his new apparel, the rapper/actor revealed at the party that he will be putting out a new album with his rock group Body Count this year. …

Tori Amos is taking Scarlet out for another walk. The flame-haired songstress will launch her second North American tour in support of her latest album, Scarlet’s Walk, on February 19 in Boca Raton, Florida. The monthlong, 19-date stretch concludes March 19 in Erie, Pennsylvania. … Two bands fronted by some of the best hairdos in rock will share the stage on a tour kicking off February 8 at Penn State University. Bon Jovi and the Goo Goo Dolls are teaming up for 36-show tour that winds down April 19 in Las Vegas. …

“Great Tastes Just Within Reach Vol. II,” the second fundraiser cookbook from Kevin Richardson‘s Just Within Reach charity, is available online at www.alwjwr.com. The Backstreet Boy wrote the forward and provided recipes (in the Down Home Kentucky Grub section) for the book. … John Mayer will release his first DVD and VHS, “Any Given Thursday,” on February 11. The concert video was filmed in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 12 and also features backstage footage of the singer/songwriter. …

Blink-182‘s clothing line, Atticus, will release its second compilation, Dragging the Lake II, on March 18 via Side One Dummy Records. The album will feature unreleased tracks from Blink-182, Box Car Racer, Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, Suicide Machines, Sparta, Rocket From the Crypt, Finch and more. … Side One Dummy is also releasing a Vans Warped Tour 2003 compilation on May 20 featuring more than 50 bands. … LeAnn Rimes said at Monday’s American Music Awards she will release “Suddenly” as the second single from her fall release, Twisted Angel. Rimes is hoping the more rock and roll track will appeal to fans of Avril Lavigne and Pink. …

The Recording Academy will present its Technical Grammy Awards to engineer Geoff Emerick and audio equipment manufacturer Shure Incorporated on February 22, the night before the Grammys return to Madison Square Garden. Emerick was the engineer at Abbey Road Studios who worked on several classic Beatles albums, including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, while Shure is best known for quality microphones, including some of the first wireless models. … And speaking of the Grammys and geeky technology stuff, this year’s show will mark the first time an awards show will be broadcast in High Definition TV and 5.1 Surround Sound. …