For The Record: Quick News On Mariah Carey, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle, Bruce Springsteen, Shadows Fall & More

Mariah Carey will perform during halftime at the NBA All-Star Game on February 9 in Atlanta. The game and performance will be broadcast live on TNT at 7:30 p.m. ET. ...

The nefarious Rob Zombie has signed on to direct the video for Black Label Society's new single, "Stillborn," which features guest vocals by Ozzy Osbourne. Black Label Society's new disc, The Blessed Hellride, drops April 22. ... A Perfect Circle, the group that includes Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, ex-Tool guitar tech Billy Howerdel and Queens of the Stone Age's touring guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, reconvened in a Los Angeles studio on January 17 to begin recording their second album. "When it's done, you all will be the first to know," Keenan wrote on the band's Web site. "Actually, the second to know." ...

On February 20 in Somerville, Massachusetts, Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa will play a benefit concert for DoubleTake, a Boston magazine that suspended publishing in December due to lack of funds. Tickets will range between $1,000 and $5,000. ... Power thrash band Shadows Fall will shoot a video for "Destroyer of Senses" on February 16 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The second vid from their latest album, The Art of Balance, will be directed by Zack Merek (Converge, Atreyu), and will feature guest appearances by members of Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Converge and others. ...

Hootie and the Blowfish will release their first studio album in nearly five years on March 4. Don Was (Barenaked Ladies, B-52's) produced the self-titled collection, which will feature the single "Innocence," due at radio outlets in mid-February. ... I'm Staying Out, the second solo album from former Whiskeytown singer and violinist Caitlin Cary, is due April 22. Chris Stamey (Yo La Tengo) once again produced and Mary Chapin Carpenter, cellist Jane Scarpantoni (R.E.M.) and others make guest appearances. ...

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Coldplay will be among the performers for the 45th annual Grammy Awards on February 23 in New York, according to the band's label. The British quartet is competing for Best Alternative Album, for A Rush of Blood to the Head, and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal, for "In My Place." ...

Nappy Roots and their label Atlantic Records are being sued by Willie Woods, who claims he wasn't compensated for composing and performing music for the Grammy-nominated "Po' Folks," off the Kentucky rappers' Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The St. Louis musician is seeking copyright ownership and damages. ...

Beth Orton is scheduled to bewitch the girls of "Charmed." The singer will perform her new single, "Thinking About Tomorrow," on an episode set to air February 9 at 8 p.m. on the WB. ... 

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis took his first steps as a label mogul by signing Lo-Pro to the new, as-yet-unnamed imprint he founded with Geffen president Jordan Schur. Lo-Pro, currently recording their debut album in L.A. with producer Don Gilmore, are composed of former Ultraspank members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar), departed Godsmack drummer Tommy Stewart, and guitarist Pete Ricci. ... Stereomud will drop their second album, Every Given Moment, March 11, four shows into this year's Jagermeister Tour, on which the quintet will share a stage with Saliva and Hed (Planet Earth). The album follows Stereomud's 2001 debut, Perfect Self. ...

David Bowie's classic concert film "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - The Motion Picture" will be released on DVD on April 1, along with the double-disc soundtrack. The features on the DVD include commentary from director D.A. Pennebaker and DVD-Rom extras, such as a screen saver, desktop patterns and icons. ... George Harrison Tribute: Songs From the Material World, featuring covers of the late guitarist's Beatles and solo material by the Kinks' Dave Davies ("Give Me Love [Give Me Peace on Earth]"), late Who bassist John Entwistle ("Here Comes the Sun"), ex-MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer ("It's All Too Much") and They Might Be Giants ("Savoy Truffle"), is set for release February 25, which would have been Harrison's 60th birthday. ...