For The Record: Quick News On Eminem, Kid Rock, Nas, Foxy Brown, Puddle Of Mudd, System & More

Eminem, Kid Rock and the White Stripes are among the Motor City artists nominated for the 2003 Detroit Music Awards, taking place April 11 at the State Theatre. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and “Without Me,” Kid Rock’s “Picture” and the White Stripes’ “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” are up for Best National Single honors, while The Eminem Show and Slim Shady’s “8 Mile” soundtrack are gunning for Best National Album. They all fall short of local pop rocker Liz Larin, who leads the pack with 10 nominations. …

DJ Kay Slay is readying his first official in-store album, The Streetsweeper Vol. 1, for an April 29 release. Slay is shooting the first video, “Too Much for Me,” with the track’s guest performers Nas, Baby and Amerie on Monday in New York. Foxy Brown, who also raps on the song, is not currently slated to appear in the clip, the Drama King’s spokesperson said. …

Puddle of Mudd have pushed back the release of Life on Display, the follow-up to their multiplatinum debut, in order to record three additional tracks. “I think we’re looking at mid-to-late August,” guitarist Paul Phillips wrote on the band’s Web site. “I’m real sorry, but we really want to give you guys the best record possible.” … System of a Down have posted the new video for “Boom!” on their official Web site. Michael Moore (“Bowling for Columbine”) filmed the band at a recent Los Angeles anti-war march for the clip, which debuted on MTV2 on Tuesday. …

Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Heart members Ann and Nancy Wilson, and jazz drummer Clarence Acox have been chosen as the first recipients of the inaugural Northwest IMPACT Award presented by the Pacific Northwest branch of the Recording Academy. The celebration, which will honor musicians who have been deemed an asset to the local music scene, will take place April 2 at the Westin Grand Ballroom in Seattle. … Paul Simon will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Father and Daughter” at Sunday’s 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. U2 are also slated to play, but fellow nominee Eminem has chosen to skip the event. …

Some people can never have enough cake. About a month after releasing their latest album, One Bedroom, Chicago indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake will issue the seven-track mini album Glass, which features four new songs and three remixes by Stereolab, Broadcast and Carl Craig. The Sea and Cake begin a 15-date tour on Wednesday (March 19) in Austin, Texas, which runs through April 25 in Washington, D.C. … Groove Armada will promote their recently released Lovebox with a North American tour beginning April 14 in Washington, D.C. The outing will wrap April 16 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. …

Some details about the death of Finntroll and Impaled Nazarene guitarist Teemu “Somnium” Raimoranta have emerged. The 25-year-old artist died March 16 from injuries sustained in an accidental fall he took while intoxicated. … Kiss mouthpiece Gene Simmons is making plans for a new solo record. On the official Kiss Web site, the master of self-promotion wrote that the album would come out sometime next year, but offered no specific details. …

03.18.03

Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Richard Ashcroft, Doves, Supergrass and Madness are among the artists scheduled to play the third annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts from March 24 to 29 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Teenage Cancer Trust aims to serve the needs of teenagers and young adults in the U.K. with cancer, leukemia, Hodgkin’s and other related diseases. … Eric Clapton, meanwhile, is going back to school Tuesday night (March 18), playing solo and answering questions at the Birkdale School in Sheffield, England, to help raise money for the school orchestra. …

Alabama’s Trust Company opted to begin work on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2002′s The Lonely Position of Neutral, over performing on the second stage of Ozzfest. A replacement has not yet been named. … Craig David has chosen the next single from his Slicker Than Your Average LP: “Rise & Fall,” which features Sting. On Thursday, David will give a special concert at Adrian High School in Adrian, Michigan, as an appreciation for students who brought clothes, food and other aid to the poverty-stricken town of Los Olivas, Mexico, whose residents must forage though a landfill for daily necessities. …

Jesus Mezquia, the man accused of murdering Mia Zapata, singer for Seattle’s the Gits, has abandoned his fight against being extradited to Washington. The Florida man was arrested in January and is being held without bail in Miami on first-degree murder charges, nearly a decade after 27-year-old Zapata was found beaten, raped and strangled on a Seattle street. …

Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler suffered a broken collarbone and six broken ribs on Monday after the Honda motorcycle he was driving collided with a Fiat Punto in London’s Belgravia district. Knopfler was rushed to St. Thomas’ Hospital in Central London, treated for his injuries then discharged. Knopfler is scheduled to tour Europe in April. … Slayer have delayed the release of their DVD “War at the Warfield” until sometime in April. The concert was recorded in San Francisco on December 7, 2001 during the band’s God Hates the World Tour. It marks one of the final performances with drummer Paul Bostaph, who left the group to join Systematic. …

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sent 300 letters to companies whose employees are allegedly involved in illegally downloading music and films on company computers with file-sharing software including Kazaa and Morpheus. The RIAA pointed out that this is blatant copyright infringement and warned of possible fines and seizure of equipment. Most of the letters were sent to technology firms (35 percent), medical firms (20 percent) and manufacturing companies (20 percent). …

Pete Yorn has tapped Grandaddy for his U.S. tour set to kick off April 21 in San Francisco and ending June 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Yorn’s new album, Day I Forgot, hits stores April 15, while Grandaddy’s album Sumday is slated for release on June 10. … New York rockers the Liars have hit the studio to record the follow-up to their 2001 LP, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. The band will showcase some of its new songs during a string of concert dates beginning April 28 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and wrapping up June 1 in New York. …