For The Record: Quick News On Nelly, Britney Spears, Outkast, Cold, Bob Marley, JC Chasez & More

Nelly will probably have to head back into the studio for another sneaker anthem. The gold-toothed MC's spokesperson has announced a partnership between Nelly and Nike for his own limited-edition shoe, to be called "Air Derrty." The Derrty will be released on June 13 and sold in Niketowns in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and at Squad 1 in Nelly's hometown of St. Louis. All proceeds from the Air Derrty will benefit Nelly's nonprofit foundation 4Sho4Kids, which is dedicated to helping children with Down Syndrome and those born with drug addictions. ...  

Outkast have altered the title of their upcoming double album to Speakerbox/The Love Below. It will hit shelves July 8. ... R. Kelly will be releasing a greatest-hits album this fall, according to his spokesperson. Included in the mix will be a couple of new tracks and a bonus disc of remixes. In the months following, Kelly will also put out a full remix album of all those hard-to-find song reworkings he's made over the year for radio. ...

Britney Spears will guest host radio station Z100's birthday celebration Zootopia 2003 on June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event, which will include the farewell performance of TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, will also feature Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Jewel, Third Eye Blind, Wayne Wonder, Simple Plan, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Daniel Bedingfield, JC Chasez, Bowling for Soup and Ginuwine. ...

Liz Phair will promote her self-titled fourth album, due June 24, on a summer tour with the Flaming Lips. Phair will play solo and acoustic on the trek, which begins May 23 in Portland, Oregon, and ends June 6 in Denver. ... Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, Misfits bassist Jerry Only and Black Flag guitarist Dez Cadema will perform a set of Ramones songs on May 16 at Webster Hall in New York in celebration of the late Joey Ramone's birthday. Ramone died of lymphatic cancer on April 15, 2001. Rocket From the Crypt will open the show. All proceeds will be donated to the Lymphoma Foundation. ...

Cold's Los Angeles area fans who pre-order their new album Year of the Spider at any Lincs record store May 3 at 10 a.m. will receive a ticket to the band's record-release party at the Roxy in Hollywood on May 14. ... Prodigy member Keith Flint has formed a new band with former Pitchshifter guitarist Jim Davies and drummers Kieran Pepper and Tony Howlett. The band will choose a name and hire a bassist in the coming days. The next Prodigy album is due before the end of the year, the group's publicist said. ...

Actor/rapper Ice-T found a new distribution home in PAL/Ryko for his label Final Level Entertainment. The first release from the partnership will be the soundtrack to the adult film "Ice-T Presents Pimpin' 101," which is due June 17 and features contributions from Busta Rhymes, M.O.P., Kool Keith and Ice's new group, Sex, Money & Gunz. ... Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, Modest Mouse and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists are on board for the third annual Siren Music Festival, sponsored by New York alternative weekly The Village Voice, taking place July 19 on the boardwalk in Brooklyn's Coney Island. Last year's show featured Sleater-Kinney, the Donnas and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ...

A lock of Bob Marley's tresses, along with a 1980 postcard, sold for more than $4,000 at a London auction. Other items that fetched the big dough were Michael Jackson's pillowcase, which sold for $713, and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's bikini, which netted $1,128. ... After four years, Chicago industrial metal band Static-X and founding drummer Ken Jay have parted ways. A replacement has yet to be named. ... Los Angeles DJ Christopher Lawrence was detained at LAX airport for two hours and interrogated by 30 different officials earlier this week when authorities found traces of explosives on a box of music equipment he was shipping to Melbourne, Australia. Lawrence was freed, but not until part of the United Airlines international terminal was evacuated. ...

04.30.03

R. Kelly is finally ready to shoot the video for his new single, "Snake." The singer is in Los Angeles Wednesday (April 30) and Thursday to shoot scenes with guest star Big Tigger and director Little X. The video is said to be themed around Kelly getting stuck in a desert and stumbling across an oasis. Tigger says to expect lots of women and slithering reptiles. ...

P. Diddy, R. Kelly, India.Arie and Ron Isley and the Isley Brothers are among the acts slated for the third annual Detroit Music Festival August 1 and 2. Legends the Temptations, the O'Jays, the Four Tops, Frankie Beverly and the Gap Band are also playing the Comerica Park event. ... Challenge for the Children V, 'NSYNC's fifth annual celebrity-driven basketball fund-raiser to benefit children's charities nationwide, will take place at Miami's South Beach, July 18-20. Last year's event raised more than $2 million. ...

A note to thieves: If you're going to try to rob a rock star, make sure he doesn't have a gun collection. A knife-wielding man who scaled the 10-foot walls of David Lee Roth's estate was confronted by the angry shotgun-toting singer, who cornered the intruder and held him at gunpoint until the Pasadena Police arrived to arrest him. The former Van Halen singer, who should have so much hearing damage by now that he'd have trouble distinguishing between the sounds of a jackhammer and telephone, actually woke up to the sound of cracking branches and leapt into action. ...

Nickelback are in the studio working on the follow-up to 2001's Silver Side Up. The quartet, whose members are producing the effort themselves, has completed four or five songs thus far. Neither a release date nor title has been announced. ... Irish eyes will be smilin' on June 21 in Dublin, Ireland, when U2, the Corrs, Samantha Mumba and Ronan Tynan perform at the opening ceremonies of the 11th Special Olympics World Summer Games. The event will take place at Croke Park and will be hosted by comedian Patrick Kielty. ...

With her third proper release, Coverage, recently completed, Mandy Moore has placed clips of three songs on her Web site (www.mandymoore.com), covers of Todd Rundgren's "Can We Still Be Friends," XTC's "Senses Working Overtime" and Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot." "[Coverage] is a compilation of some of the most incredible music I have ever heard in my life and the fact that I got to record these songs is still unimaginable to me," Moore said in a post. ... Musiq, Jaguar Wright and Vivian Green will join forces for the Grey Goose Music Tour, which kicks off May 22 in Washington, D.C., and wraps up June 22 in New Haven, Connecticut. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony headlined last year's outing. ...

For the second year in a row, Los Angeles funk-rock group the Peak Show successfully performed two guerilla shows at Coachella, setting up their own stage in the center of Empire Polo Field. The band's debut, produced by Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys), and mixed by Serban Ghenea (N.E.R.D.), is due October 14. ... Deee-Lite singer Lady Miss Kier, whose real name is Kierin Kirby, is suing Sega for copying her diva image. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, she claims the character Ulala in "Space Channel 5" and "Space Channel 5 Part 2" "bears a striking physical similarity and likeness" to her. ...

New York hip-hop pop group 2 Skinnee J's are touring through the end of May to promote their third album, Sexy Karate. 2 Skinnee J's produced and released the record on their own, after struggling with label problems throughout their 10-year history. ... Irish rockers Ash are returning to the States for a tour beginning May 15 in Boston and ending June 13 in New York. Throughout the trek, the band will be selling an EP of live material recorded during its U.S. tour last year. ...

Following opening stints for AFI, the Used and Glassjaw, among others, louder-than-you rockers the Blood Brothers will embark on a headlining tour on Thursday. Seventeen dates through May 23 are slotted to support the Seattle quintet's third album, Burn Piano Island, Burn. ... Sammy Hagar and Lynyrd Skynyrd will hit the road together starting July 19 in Cadott, Wisconsin, and play dates through August 17 in Reno, Nevada. Skynyrd's guitarist Gary Rossington endured a quadruple bypass in February but has recently been given the thumbs-up to return to the road. ...