For The Record: Quick News On Nick Carter, John Mayer, Trina, Dee Dee Ramone, Cold, Pete Yorn & More

The severe snowstorm that swept through the East Coast Monday has taken its toll on Nick Carter‘s solo tour. The February 17 kickoff in Pittston, Pennsylvania, was canceled, and the second date, February 18 in Plainview, New York, has been rescheduled for Saturday. …

A co-headlining tour featuring John Mayer and Counting Crows is being planned for the summer. Specifics have yet to be confirmed. … In support of his forthcoming second album, Day I Forgot, boho bard Pete Yorn will embark on a 27-date tour beginning April 21 in San Francisco and wrapping up May 31 in San Diego. The follow-up to Musicforthemorningafter is due April 15. …

Rob Zombie fans are long accustomed to waiting for his “House of 1,000 Corpses” horror flick, so news that they’ll have to wait a bit longer for the release of the soundtrack shouldn’t scare them off. The new due date for the LP, which features four new Zombie tracks, including “Brick House 2003,” his cover collaboration with rapper Trina and ex-Commodore Lionel Richie, has been pushed back to April 1. The film is still slated to hit theaters April 11. … Cold will team up with director Marc Webb (Good Charlotte, Puddle of Mudd, Green Day) to shoot a video for “Stupid Girl,” the first single from the band’s upcoming Year of the Spider, this Saturday in Minneapolis. The band is drafting its fans for the video, and those who want to be in the clip should head to the Bancroft School in south Minneapolis at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Additional details can be found at www.coldonline.com. …

Late punk icon Dee Dee Ramone appears on the latest album by New York punks Youth Gone Mad. The songwriter and bassist, who died in June, wrote and recorded songs, as well as designed the artwork for Youth Gone Mad Featuring Dee Dee Ramone, which was released February 11. … Johnny Paycheck, the country maverick who proclaimed “Take This Job and Shove It,” died in his sleep on Tuesday in a Nashville nursing home. He was 64. Paycheck was suffering from emphysema and diabetes. Although he is remembered by many as a non-conformist outlaw who battled booze and the IRS and spent two years in jail for shooting a man, Paycheck recorded over 70 albums during his career and landed 11 top 10 country singles. …

Queen encountered a major problem recently when they decided to remix their complete catalog in Surround Sound: Some of their masters have disappeared. Recordings of “Sheer Heart Attack, “All Dead, All Dead,” “Spread Your Wings,” “God Save the Queen” and six other songs are missing from EMI storage rooms and studio vaults. Guitarist Brian May has posted a plea on the band’s official Web site to anyone that might know where the tapes are, and added that there will be a reward offered to any major crime solvers in the case. … Original Queensrÿche guitarist Chris DeGarmo has reunited with his former bandmates in a Seattle studio and is working on the group’s next record, which is slated for a summer release. DeGarmo left the band after its 1997 disc, Hear in the Now Frontier.

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Maybe now that she’s not running around with Cam’ron so much, Mariah Carey will have time for Busta Rhymes. The pop princess is scheduled to finally team up with the animated MC next week in Los Angeles for the “I Know What You Want” video. Bussa Bus is scheduled to co-direct the clip with Chris Robinson. …

The countdown to the Grammys continues. We’ve heard a lot about who will perform — from Eminem to Nelly with Kelly Rowland — but what about who will host? In fact, there won’t be one singular host this year. In honor of the Grammys finally returning to the Big Apple, this year’s ceremony will feature not one but several hosts, all with a New York state of mind. They include Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Robin Williams, Paul Shaffer and “60 Minutes” correspondent Ed Bradley. More emcees remain to be announced. …

The world premiere of the new DMX/ Jet Li flick, “Cradle 2 the Grave,” is set to go down on Monday at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater. In addition to the cast, which also includes Hollywood hottie Gabrielle Union and portly funnyman Anthony Anderson, the Cash Money Millionaires, the Clipse, the Neptunes and Ginuwine are expected to be in attendance. …

More planetary shifts in the camp of A Perfect Circle: Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has left because of touring commitments with Queens of the Stone Age, and has been replaced by ex-Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner. Last month, former Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez took the place of A Perfect Circle’s departed Paz Lenchantin, who is now in Zwan. … Hey, it’s only right. With characters like Snoop Dogg, the Queen Bee and the Ticallion Stallion being hip-hop icons, why can’t the original hip-hoofer be loved by the kids? According to a spokesperson for Fox, the network is planning to revive the classic TV show “Mr. Ed,” which was centered around a talking horse. While the pilot episode has not been cast, let alone shot, the network rep said the current plan is to give Ed a decidedly more “urban” edge. …  

This year, England’s legendary heavy metal hoedown, the Donnington Festival, will feature Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Audioslave, Disturbed and Deftones. The event will take place in Donnington Park on May 31 and June 1, and will mark the first time the celebration will run more than a day. … He’s cherished more for his vulnerable vocals than his fleet-fingered leads. Even so, U2 frontman Bono has been nominated for a 2003 Orville H. Gibson Guitar Award. Other nominees include Sum 41‘s Deryck Whibley, the DonnasAllison Robertson, American Hi-Fi‘s Drew Parsons, Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay and System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian. Winnners will be announced Thursday in New York. …

So far, it looks like only 3,500 people will be able to see AC/DC in concert this year. The band’s lone scheduled gig is March 11 at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Tickets will only be available to contest winners, press and employees of the band’s new label, Epic. … Music from Blink-182, P.O.D., Garbage, Weezer and David Bowie will be featured in the new remixing video game, “Amplitude.” The sequel of sorts to “Frequency” allows players to compete online with other remixers. … Bob Dylan, India.Arie, LL Cool J, John Mayer, Ben Harper and Musiq are just a few of the artists slated to perform at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, taking place April 24 to May 4. …

Godzilla crashes the Atlanta club scene in the new video for Bone Crusher‘s “Never Scared,” featuring Killer Mike and T.I., shot last weekend by director Bryan Barber. Jermaine Dupri, who produced the track, Da Brat, Cee-Lo and Lil’ Jon & the Eastside Boyz have cameos in the clip. Bone Crusher’s Attenshun! is due April 15. … Suge Knight has continued his humanitarian efforts, this time paying the funeral expenses for 57-year-old Betty Jean Rothchild, who was killed on February 5 by crossfire as she left her home in South Los Angeles to purchase groceries for a church dinner. In January, Tha Row Records chief provided funds for the families of two children murdered in Compton and Pomona, California. …

The Haunted, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Cephalic Carnage, Converge, Eighteen Visions, Nevermore, Mastodon, Opeth and the newly reformed seminal death metal outfit Suffocation are among the many acts scheduled to perform at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set to take place May 16 and 17 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. … British black metal purveyors and Ozzfest second stage co-headliners Cradle of Filth will see their major-label debut, Damnation and a Day, issued Stateside March 25. The band has already shot a video for the album’s first single, “Babalon AD (So Glad for the Madness)” with director Wiz (Marilyn Manson). …

Some view it as sacrilege, others see it as keeping up with the times. Yoko Ono has teamed up with the Pet Shop Boys to record a dance pop version of John Lennon‘s last song, “Walking on Thin Ice.” No release date has been scheduled. … All of Cher‘s #1 singles will be available for the first time ever on April 1 on the best-of set The Very Best of Cher, which features early favorites like “The Beat Goes On” and “I Got You Babe” along with modern fare such as “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Need more Cher? NBC will air a live, two-hour concert special on the diva on April 15. …