For The Record: Quick News On Lil' Kim, Nelly, Fabolous, Roger Daltrey And Anthrax, Bruce Springsteen & More

Fabolous had the right to say "It's My Party" on Tuesday night. The rapper held a shindig at New York's club Metronome, where such luminaries as Ginuwine and DJ Clue were on hand, to celebrate the release of his new album, Street Dreams. ... Meanwhile, across town at posh club Lobby, Lil' Kim was having a fiesta for the release of her new LP, La Bella Mafia. Mobb Deep's Prodigy and Craig Mack were among those in attendance. ...

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added two more shows, on August 28 and 29, to their summer stint at New Jersey's Giants Stadium. This brings the total number of concerts at the venue to nine; the first show is on July 15. ...

Nelly is planning on buying into a Craftsman Truck team starting at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on March 14, according to the Associated Press. The NASCAR truck will be rocking a new paint scheme and will feature Nelly's Vokal clothing label logo. ...

The X-ecutioners are set to release a new mixtape, titled Scratchology, on April 8. The New York turntable group's compilation will include tracks from Grandmaster Flash, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, DJ Q-Bert and others. ...

Who vocalist Roger Daltrey will be making a cameo on Anthrax's first album in half a decade. Daltrey is featured on a song called "Taking the Music Back." The album, entitled We've Come for You All, hits stores on May 6. ... Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan will embark on a North American tour on July 18 in support of his debut solo album, Paper Monsters, due June 3. More details on the trek are expected soon. The album's first single, "Dirty Sticky Floors," will surface in late May. ...

03.04.03

On Friday, Ja Rule celebrated his 27th birthday with friends and family at a private dinner party held in his honor at Barcode in Miami's South Beach. While the party happened on February 28th, the rapper's true birthday doesn't even exist this year — he was born during the leap year on February 29th, 1976. ...

Korn are planning on producing their new, as-yet-untitled LP themselves. Singer Jonathan Davis told the Los Angeles Times that the pace at which the songs are coming together — 10 songs in three weeks — is the fastest the band has ever worked. Davis will soon board a bus and travel the country for lyrical inspiration. ...

Radiohead have long praised Sigur Ros in the press, and now they'll have the chance to idolize them in person. The two bands will convene in the coming months to work on a piece of music for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, scheduled to debut in October at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music. Sigur Ros will release a DVD of videos in the spring. Radiohead's new album is due June 10. ...The White Stripes have announced a string of U.S. concert dates set to kick off April 15 in their hometown of Detroit and wrap up April 30 in San Diego. The candy-striped duo are also playing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 27 in Indio, California. ...

Those feeling like last year's Warped Tour passed by a little too quickly can relive the memories with the Vans Warped Tour DVD, set to drop April 1. Live performances from New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and others from the 2002 trek are combined with backstage footage and interviews. Should you prefer your Warped in the here and now, pre-sale tickets for this summer's tour become available Thursday at www.warpedtour.com. ... Trust Company, Blindside, 30 Seconds to Mars and Pacifier make up the lineup for the fifth annual Cutty Rock the Boat Tour, which begins March 12 in Springfield, Missouri, and ends April 18 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sevendust headlined last year. ...

Kelly Price has set an April 8 release date for her much delayed third album, Priceless. Eric Clapton, Faith Evans and Keith Murray make appearances. ... Peter Gabriel will return to North America this summer for a second outing to promote his fall album, Up. The amphitheaters tour will kick off June 7 in San Francisco. ...

Longtime friends and fellow frontmen Vinnie Caruana of the Movielife and Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw have written a bunch of songs together for a side project they've dubbed H.A. Although Caruana noted in an interview that he'd like to record an album and embark on a tour, nothing specific has been set. ... Everclear will hit the road beginning April 1 in Kansas City, Missouri, to support their new album, Slow Motion Daydream, slated for release on March 11. The Exies are scheduled to open the tour, which ends April 22 in Washington D.C. ...

British rockers the Libertines canceled their European tour when vocalist and guitarist Carl Barat was diagnosed with bronchial pneumonia in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday. The band plans to reschedule the tour in the near future. ... Guitar whiz George Lynch is once again rockin' with Dokken. No, he hasn't rejoined the band, he and his current group Lynch Mob have re-recorded 13 songs that chronicle his career, including four Dokken ditties, "Tooth and Nail," "Kiss of Death," "Breaking the Chains" and "Paris Is Burning." The tracks have all been revamped with different vocal lines and edgier guitar riffery, and will hit the streets April 29. ...