For The Record: Quick News On Deftones, Kimberly Caldwell, 50 Cent, Michelle Branch, Hanson, The Roots & More

 

Deftones have announced the first three dates of a guerrilla club tour to promote their self-titled album, due May 20: Sunday at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Monday at New York’s Webster Hall and Tuesday at Boston’s Axis. … Ousted “American Idol” contestant Kimberly Caldwell has made it in Hollywood without winning the competition. The 21-year-old singer has been hired by Fox Sports Net’s “54321″ to be an entertainment correspondent. …

The same old two-step isn’t enough for 50 Cent anymore. The MC joked Friday (May 2) on New York’s Hot 97 that he’ll be asking P. Diddy to show him some new dance moves so his performance at the radio station’s Summer Jam X concert goes down right. Busta Rhymes, Nas, Sean Paul, Nelly, the Clipse and Lil’ Kim will also play the June 3 show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. … When Michelle Branch takes the Summer Stage at New York’s Central Park on June 1, she’ll be rocking for healthy skin. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation. Branch’s second album, Hotel Paper, is due June 24 and will be followed by a tour beginning May 14 and continuing through early August. …

After more than two years of tinkering on their third full-length album, Hanson have cut their ties with Island Def Jam. The Hanson brothers still plan on finishing up Underneath, despite having no label home. The guys collaborated with Matthew Sweet on a few of the album’s songs, including the title track, as well as with producer Bob Marlette. They’re now in the studio with producer Danny Kortchmar recording the final tracks for the album, which they hope to showcase with a club tour. … An exclusive remix of the Roots’ “Rock You” is the first song slated for the video game “Madden NFL 2004.” The song stems from the hip-hop band’s fifth album, Phrenology. The 14th version of the football game is expected to drop in late August. …

Someone shot an air rifle at singer Bryan Adams as he drove a motorcycle through the streets of east London, he told a BBC Radio. Adams was riding on a bike with a friend when he felt a “jolt” on his back. When he stopped later, he noticed a large hole in the back of his jacket. Adams added that the attack probably wasn’t personal, since he and his pal were wearing helmets and weren’t easily identifiable. … A couple of days ago, David Lee Roth told the world that he apprehended a robber who broke into his manor in the middle of the night by pulling out a shotgun and holding the man at bay until cops arrived. But Pasadena, California, police say Roth has a creative memory. According to the police report, one of Roth’s neighbors was trying to break the window of his own home and a concerned neighbor called the police. When the boys in blue arrived, they heard two men arguing, so they asked Roth to open his security gates, and they found the singer on a second floor balcony pointing his finger at his neighbor, who was lying flat on the lawn. Cops found methamphetamine on the neighbor and took him into custody. The report made no mention of Roth wielding a gun. …

Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon is featured in a New York art exhibit based on Los Angeles in the 1970s. Called “Stairway (Is It My Body?),” the exhibit draws on a text written by the bassist, covering topics such as Charles Manson, Joni Mitchell and architecture of the period. It’s at the Participant Art Gallery in Manhattan until May 18. …For the cost of about five Mc Donald’s Extra Value Meals ($25), you can now view Prince live in concert from the comfort of your dorm room. Via the Purple One’s Web site, www.npgmusicclub.com, site subscribers can access a virtual concert hall to preview songs from his upcoming live DVD, order CDs from talking salesclerks and tour a virtual estate. …

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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. …