For The Record: Quick News On Rob Zombie And Trina, Baby, Juvenile, Motorhead, Interpol, Lionel Richie & More

Just when you thought collaborations have lost their luster, Rob Zombie has teamed with soul singer Lionel Richie and rapper Trina for "Brick House 2003," a remake of the disco classic by Richie's former band, the Commodores. The song will be released on March 18 on the soundtrack to Zombie's debut feature film, "House of 1000 Corpses," along with other Zombie tracks and classic cuts from the Ramones and others. ...

Cash Money Records CEO Ronald "Slim" Williams and brother Brian "Baby" Williams will kick off their "Cash for Money" children's charity program during the New Orleans Hornets Game on Wednesday (February 5). The hip-hop label, home to Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, Hot Boys, Big Tymers and Turk, will donate 100 game tickets to underprivileged youth for all upcoming Hornets games. ... Rapper, actor, rocker, designer and ice cream spokesperson Ice-T admitted Tuesday that he is the father of the 15-month-old son of a New York Board of Education clerk, according to the Associated Press. A DNA test reportedly confirmed the rapper's paternity, and Ice-T is expected to begin child support payments this month. ...

If girl groups wet your whistle, you might wanna check out "Down and Out With the Dolls," an independent movie written and directed by Kurt Voss about the trials and tribulations of a female alt-rock band. The film, which features Kinnie Starr, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister and members of L7 and the Nymphs, opens in Los Angeles on March 11 and hits screens across the rest of the country in April. The movie soundtrack comes out February 25. ...

Interpol and Josh Wink are planning to churn out remixed versions of Ladytron's next single, "Blue Jeans." The tracks will be available on the U.K. single, but aren't slated for release in the U.S. ... Tonic will launch an acoustic tour to promote their Grammy-nominated album Head on Straight on March 3 at Marian College in Wisconsin. The six-week trek runs through April 5 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

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Justin Timberlake, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Avril Lavigne, Jim Carrey, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and Good Charlotte are among the nominees for the first-ever "TRL" Awards, airing live on February 17 at 4 p.m. The show hopes to heap praise on notable "TRL" celebrities and commemorate the finest moments in the show's history. ...

Linkin Park are lining up their second annual Projekt Revolution tour for April, and, though an itinerary hasn't been announced, they hope to visit cities where they've not played before. Mudvayne are confirmed to tag along on the trek, and an offer has been extended to Jurassic 5. Last year's outing featured DJ Z-Trip, Adema and Cypress Hill. ...

Aside from appearing in Coca-Cola ads, animal lover and Grammy-nominated artist Common is now lending his time and energy to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The rapper will appear holding a veggie burger in the group's latest ad campaign, which encourages the audience to "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life." ... Prince Paul has set a May 6 release date for his next album, The Politics of the Business. Ice-T, Chuck D, Guru, DJ Premier, the Beatnuts and Tony Touch guest on the album, along with comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. ...

Underworld, Paul Oakenfold and Sasha and John Digweed will headline the fifth annual Ultra Music Festival on March 22 at Miami's Bayfront Park. The event, which has become the centerpiece of the annual Winter Music Conference electronic music convention, will also feature Paul van Dyk, Tiesto, Hybrid, Timo Maas, Roni Size, Junkie XL, Goldie, Josh Wink, Erick Morillo, Seb Fontaine, Sandra Collins and many more. ... Liz Phair's long-awaited follow-up to 1998's Whitechocolatespaceegg is tentatively due on May 20. Phair debuted some of the new material at a performance at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last week, where she also joined Ben Lee at a separate show for a cover of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything." ...

The enigmatic Deftones have nearly completed their fourth album, the follow-up to 2000's White Pony. Neither album nor song titles have been announced, though a new track is slated to appear on the soundtrack to "The Matrix Reloaded" and a tour announcement is forthcoming. ... Longtime Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy has started writing his autobiography, "RaTales," which should rival Mötley Crüe's "The Dirt" for pure cathartic decadence and debauchery. The book will chronicle Pearcy's experiences with the band from its club days to mega-stardom and finally through its eventual collapse. No publisher has signed on yet, but Pearcy hopes to have the book out by the end of the year. ...

Shootenanny! will be the title of the Eels' next album, due June 3. The 12-song LP follows 2001's Souljacker. ... Veteran pop-rock artists Yo La Tengo will begin a U.S. tour March 10 in Carrboro, North Carolina, to support their new album, Summer Sun, slated for release on April 8 on Matador Records. The trek wraps up April 25 in New York. ... Vincent Chin, reggae music pioneer and founder of VP Records, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Chin's VP Records is the world's largest independent reggae label and includes artists Sean Paul and Grammy-nominated Bounty Killer. ...