For The Record: Quick News On Eminem And Nas, Jack Black, Winona Ryder, Wayne Wonder, Tony Hawk & More

Eminem and Nas will receive awards at Saturday’s Detroit Hip-Hop Summit at Cobo Arena. Em will be given the Outstanding Achievement Award for charitable contributions to Detroit, while Nas will receive the Heroes Award for “I Can,” an “inspiring song in which he empowers young people to believe they can be whatever they aspire to be,” according to organizers. …

Jack Black plays the Mooney Suzuki‘s road manager in the group’s new video for “In a Young Man’s Mind.” And to repay the comedian, the garage band will appear in Black’s upcoming Tenacious D movie. … Flawless Records signees the Revolution Smile and Detroit rapper Marz have been added to Ozzfest‘s second stage. Revolution Smile are enlisted for the first half of the tour, June 28 to July 25. Onetime Insane Clown Posse associate Marz then assumes the position from July 30 to August 28. New Zealand garage rockers the Datsuns will also bolster the tour, opening up the main stage for five dates between July 20 and 30. …

Winona Ryder was in the VIP section at the Primal Scream show in New York on Wednesday. The diminutive actress leaned over the railing to watch the band, but left her perch after the fourth song. Near the end of the night, vocalist Bobby Gillespie dedicated a song to Ryder, who had apparently been backstage drinking the band’s beer. … After months of arduous negotiations, Jane’s Addiction have signed with Capitol Records, which will release the band’s third studio album, Hypersonic, in July. …

Wayne Wonder has teamed up with hip-hop’s eighth wonder for a remix. Wayne enlisted the services of LL Cool J for a new version of the reggae hit “No Letting Go.” Cool J took the opportunity to give light to his new artist Duchess, who appears on the song as well. … Patti LaBelle is working like a woman half her age. She’s finishing up her still-untitled first album for her new label, Def Jam Classics. So far Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, R. Kelly, 7 Aurelius, Wyclef Jean and the duo of Andre Harris and Vidal Davis have either produced tracks or are slated to hit the lab with the singing legend. … Meanwhile, LaBelle is on the road promoting her cookbook, “Lite Cuisine,” which will drop around Mother’s Day. She’ll kick off her summer tour on May 30 in Oakland, California, with Jaheim and Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly. …

With the Oscars moving next year to February 29, around the time the Grammys are normally held, the Recording Academy is bumping up its annual awards show to February 8. In a chain reaction effect, the American Music Awards have moved from January back to November 16, 2003. … MC Lyte, whose Da Undaground Heat Vol.1 is due May 6, will appear on the April 29 episode of UPN’s new hip-hop drama, “Platinum,” and may play a recurring role in the show. “I feel the series depicts the hip-hop game in a real authentic way,” the rapper said. Ginuwine will guest in the same episode. …

With their “Harder to Breathe” single picking up steam, Maroon 5 have been added to the John Mayer and Counting Crows summer tour. The soulful rockers will join the outing July 7 in Denver, after a co-headlining trek with up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jason Mraz. … The second album by Mike Patton‘s group Tomahawk, Mit Gas, will come out on May 6. Afterward, the former Faith No More vocalist will focus on finishing the third disc by his other main band, Fantômas, titled Shaq Owns You and tentatively scheduled for release in September. …

The Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where bands such as U2 and Radiohead have performed legendary shows, will reap the proceeds from the 10-track LP Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Carved in Stone. Featuring live contributions from Phish, Dave Matthews Band, the String Cheese Incident and Widespread Panic, all recorded between 1994 and 2002, the album is available at all Best Buy outlets and online at www.bestbuy.com. … Influential ’80s funk metal band Living Colour will release their first album in 10 years on September 22. The band will record through June, and will hit the road for a two-week tour that starts May 15 in Irvington, New Jersey, and ends May 30 in Poughkeepsie, New York. …

Paul McCartney has provided one of his previously unreleased songs for use in the film soundtrack for “The In-Laws.” “A Love for You” was originally recorded in 1971. The LP will also contain a previously unreleased version of “Live and Let Die” and “I’m Carrying,” which was on Wings‘ 1978 record, London Town. … Trip-hop pioneer Tricky will issue his new album, Vulnerable, on June 17. The moody, confessional disc features vocals by Italian singer Costanza Francavilla and includes a cover of XTC‘s “Dear God.” …

Tony Hawk is tweaking some elements of his Boom Boom Huck Jam music and extreme sports tour before taking it out again this fall. “We’ll have a whole new ramp setup and more choreography,” he said recently. “That was an element people really enjoyed from the first one.” … Local H will release an EP titled No Fun May 27 on the band’s new label, Chicago indie Thick Records. The collection includes three new tracks and covers of tracks by the Ramones, Primal Scream and the Godfathers. … Beautiful Creatures guitarist Michael Thomas has left the band. In a post on the group’s official Web site, he said the parting was amicable. The group has made no plans to replace him and will still play Thursday’s show (April 24) in Los Angeles. …

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The S. Carter Collection, Jay-Z‘s new sneaker, hit stores over the weekend and sold out in a matter of hours, becoming the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok’s history. The rapper, who released a CD sampler with the first 10,000 pairs sold, appeared at a Foot Locker in Philadelphia on Thursday to promote the product. …

P. Diddy and his Bad Boy Entertainment will host Bad Boy Weekends in 10 U.S. cities this summer, beginning July 18-20 in Detroit. The rap mogul, New Edition, Carl Thomas, Loon and Dream will be attending the events, which will be open to the public and will include a Queens of Comedy show, a white linen party and a celebrity basketball game. …

Wilco have scrapped plans to release a six-song EP commercially, and have instead made the disc available for free online at www.wilcoworld.net to fans who bought their last album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. A code inside the packaging of the LP can be used to unlock the treasures of the new record, which features the new songs “Handshake Drugs,” “Woodgrain” and “More Like the Moon,” as well as “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” and the Foxtrot outtakes “A Magazine Called Sunset” and “Kamera.” All six tracks were originally issued as bonus cuts of the Australian version of Foxtrot. … Is Ryan Adams hanging up his spurs? The alt country singer/songwriter posted on his official Web site, www.ryan-adams.com, that he plans to retire. “I’m not drunk,” he wrote before proclaiming that he’ll continue pursing musical endeavors, he just won’t sing. Although suspicion lingers that he might be pulling a Michael Jordan, Adams said his last show will be July 4 in New York. …

In his near 20-year-long career as bassist for Flotsam and Jetsam, Metallica, Echobrain, Voivod and most recently Ozzy Osbourne, Jason Newsted had never let anything prevent him from taking the stage — that is until he encountered a bad batch of grapefruit juice. Newsted was forced to pull out of a Voivod gig in Anaheim, California, on Monday after being sidelined by a bout of food poisoning. He has since made a full recovery, and the band will resume the tour Friday in Newsted’s former hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. … Keith Flint has remixed Marilyn Manson‘s new single, “mOBSCENE,” complete with his own vocals. Manson discussed meeting the Prodigy star on a recent posting on his Web site: “We discussed illegal behavior, participated in illegal behavior and became the best of friends over a bottle of Absinthe.” …

Master P and Lil’ Romeo are busy filming episodes for their Nickelodeon sitcom “Pieces of the Puzzle,” premiering this summer. “Hip-hop is going in a direction where everyone is talking about the bad stuff, so for me and Romeo to be able to be the first father and son of hip-hop to be able to do something positive and have fun with what we’re doing is taking it to a whole new level,” Master P said recently of the project. … Kelly Rowland, who was scheduled to tour the U.S. this summer with Luther Vandross before his stroke last week, has booked a European headlining trek for September. “Thank the Lord I’m having a huge amount of success over there,” she said last week. Vandross is listed in critical but stable condition in a New York hospital. …

Hypercharged and newly reunited cult Norwegian rock band Turbonegro recently enlisted the joint talents of directors Spike Jonze (“Adaptation”) and Jeff Tremaine (“Jackass: The Movie”) to helm the clip for “Sell Your Body to the Night,” the first single from their forthcoming comeback album, Scandinavian Leather. The video includes appearances by several members of the “Jackass” crew, including Johnny Knoxville, as well as a large grizzly bear. …

Five songs Norah Jones recorded with New York singer/songwriter Peter Malick long before her debut swept this year’s Grammys are being released June 10 on an EP. Titled New York City, the collection will include three of Malick’s songs, along with covers of Bob Dylan‘s “Heart of Mine” and Magic Sam‘s “All Your Love.” … Public Enemy are releasing a CD/DVD single May 6 of “Son of a Bush,” a track from last year’s Revolverlution that attacks President Bush and his father. “Have you forgotten/ I been through the first term of rotten,” Chuck D raps in the song. … Björk is planning to re-release Debut, Post, Homogenic and Vespertine with live versions of each of the songs. The limited-edition Live Box Set is due this summer. …

Seal, the crooner responsible for the 1991 hit “Crazy” and the Grammy Award-winning “Batman Forever” soundtrack song “Kiss From a Rose,” will return with a new album this summer. The self-titled set, his first since 1998′s Human Being and fourth overall, will be preceded by the single “Get It Together.” … Ric Ocasek, the former leader of ’80s hitmakers the Cars, has added “senior VP of A&R for Elektra Records” to an impressive résumeé that already included “record producer” for bands like Weezer, No Doubt, Bad Brains and Guided by Voices. Workaholic Ocasek is also finishing a new solo album, Nexterday, and working with a film crew on a documentary about his former band. …

Felice Bryant, who wrote “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love” and other songs for the Everly Brothers, died of cancer on Monday. She was 77. Bryant and her late husband, Bodleaux Bryant, wrote over 800 songs recorded by more than 500 different vocalists. … The Eagles, poised for a three-month tour that kicks off on May 9, are planning to release their forthcoming album on their own label, not a major. The as-yet-untitled LP, prefaced by the single “Hole in the World,” will be available through Amazon.com, Yahoo and Best Buy. …