For The Record: Quick News On Juvenile, System Of A Down, Diplomats, Common And Erykah Badu, Bob Dylan & More

Juvenile pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of aggravated battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence and was sentenced to 75 hours of community service. The charges stemmed from an incident which occurred in March 2001 when the rapper was arrested for knocking a man unconscious with a champagne bottle and grabbing a police officer outside a Miami comedy club. …

The neo-soul dream team was out in full force for a jam session after the Grammys on Sunday. Common and Erykah Badu hosted an after-party at New York’s B.B. King’s Blues Club, where Raphael Saadiq played guitar, Me’Shell Ndegéocello rocked the bass and Brian McKnight stroked the keyboard. Meanwhile, Mos Def, Musiq, India.Arie (who was carried onstage like a queen), Bilal and the evening’s party hosts took turns jumping on the mic. … The Diplomats are set to film the first video from their Diplomatic Immunity LP. Production on “Gangsta Music” ramps up in New York on March 8 and 9. …

System of a Down‘s Shavo Odadjian wrote and recorded some basslines for a recording by KCUF, an unsigned endeavor of his friend/sideshow attraction Crazy White Sean. Korn‘s Munky also appears on a track, and when — and if — the album gets released, Slipknot‘s Sid Wilson intends to work on a remix. … Electro pioneers Fischerspooner, Ladytron and Felix Da Housecat are among the artists featured on Electro Kills, due April 22. Les Rhythmes Digitales founder and Madonna collaborator Jacques Lu Cont remixed Felix’s “Silver Screen Shower Scene” for the compilation. …

A previously undiscovered recording by Mick Jagger, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, a 1974 cover of the blues song “Too Many Cooks,” sold for $2,230 at an online auction Thursday. The unlabeled acetate was found at the bottom of a box of records 34-year-old Tom Fisher bought four years ago for $32. … Director Todd Haynes (“Velvet Goldmine,” “Far From Heaven”) has gotten the green light from Bob Dylan to use the rock legend’s music in a biopic about his life. The times won’t be the only thing changing; Dylan will be portrayed by seven different actors, including a black woman and an 11-year-old boy. …

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In the tradition of his duet with Elton John at last year’s Grammys, Eminem has enlisted¬†Philadelphia hip-hop group the Roots to back him up during his live performance of “Lose Yourself” at this year’s awards ceremony, happening Sunday. … Kid Rock and Dave Grohl have also been added to the list of performers for the 45th annual Grammy Awards. Rock will perform with Sheryl Crow and Grohl will join Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and others in a tribute to Joe Strummer and the Clash. In addition, Kylie Minogue, Ja Rule, Fred Durst and Queen Latifah will make appearances as presenters. …

First came the Funkmaster Flex Celebrity Car Show, then Flex’s own line of rims and driving shoes. Now, the New York DJ is bringing his car obsession to the small screen. This fall, TNN will be airing six episodes of the “Funkmaster Flex Show,” a celebrity car show which will include segments on 50 Cent‘s 1969 Chevy Impala and Ja Rule’s car collection. … Beyoncé Knowles is currently recording in Miami and is “three-fourths done” with her debut solo album, according to her father/manager Mathew Knowles, who promised “very interesting collaborations.” The album is due in mid-May, to be followed in July by the soundtrack to “The Fighting Temptations,” which stars Beyoncé and Cuba Gooding Jr.

At the Brit Awards on February 20, Coldplay won Best British Group and Best British Album, and Ms. Dynamite took Best British Female and Best Urban Act. Other winners at the event — England’s version of the Grammys — include Robbie Williams (Best British Male Solo Artist), Eminem (Best International Album), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Best International Group), Pink (Best International Female Solo Artist) and Norah Jones (Best International Breakthrough Artist). …

Blur are the latest additions to the April 26 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Drum’n’bass duo Lemon D and Dillinja have also been added to the first day of the two-day festival. … Blur’s new album, Think Tank, will be released May 6. The first single will be the Fatboy Slim-produced “Crazy Beat.” Only one of the remaining 13 tracks was produced by the electronic music maestro. “Battery in Your Leg” is the sole song that features original guitarist Graham Coxon, who left the band last year. …

Edwyn Collins, the Scottish singer behind the 1995 hit “A Girl Like You,” will release his first album in five years, Doctor Syntax, on April 15. The record includes a song called “The Beatles,” which Collins describes as a four-minute history of the band. …