For The Record: Quick News On Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Ozzy And Kelly Osbourne, Ice Cube & More

Michael Jackson‘s celeb-studded video for the charity single “What More Can I Give?” — long shelved due to label, producer and other controversies — has surfaced on the Internet. The song was performed by Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Beyoncé Knowles, Nick Carter, Celine Dion, Usher, Shakira and many others, and is viewable at www.jacksondailynews.net, in both the English and Spanish versions …

Madonna is poised to make book-publishing history when “The English Roses” comes out September 15. The first title of her original series of five illustrated storybooks will be the widest simultaneous multi-language book release, with editions in 42 languages being released in more than 100 countries. The story for young readers is about “friendship, jealousy, sleepover parties and fairy godmothers.” … Details have yet to be announced, but Radiohead are planning a North American tour for late summer. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are opening on the first leg, which runs from August 12 to September 5, according to the former Pavement frontman’s Web site. …

Ozzy Osbourne‘s homecoming show in Birmingham, England, on September 7 will be quite the family affair when daughter Kelly shares the bill with her heavy metal daddy for the first time ever. The 18-year-old Kelly will also open a show in London two days earlier. … Foo Fighters, White Stripes, AFI, the Deftones and Evanescence are slated to headline San Francisco alterna-rock station Live 105′s annual summer concert, the BFD, which will take place June 13 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Also on the bill are the All-American Rejects, the Roots, the Donnas, the Ataris, Interpol, Hot Hot Heat, Dan the Automator, the Transplants and the Used. …

“Snow Dogs” director Brian Levant has signed on to helm the upcoming Ice Cube comedy “Are We There Yet?” The road-trip flick follows the rapper as he brings his girlfriend’s kids to New York for New Year’s Eve. … The Mars Volta have dropped off a tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers because of the death of their sound manipulator, Jeremy Ward, who died last week from a suspected drug overdose. Following a break, the band plans to embark on a headlining tour in July. The Mars Volta’s debut full-length, De-Loused in the Comatorium, comes out June 24. …

Alien Ant Farm have settled on truANT as the title of their second album, which was produced by Stone Temple PilotsDean and Robert DeLeo and carries an August 19 release date. When naming the follow-up to 2001′s ANThology, the southern California quartet may have felt they were beaten to the punch by the latest albums from the White Stripes (ElephANT) and Less Than Jake (ANThem). … It will be a good day for R.E.M. fans when the band’s “Bad Day” arrives. The alternative ancients are shooting a video for the song, which will serve as the first single from the band’s forthcoming best-of set, in Vancouver with director Tim Hope (Coldplay, Jimmy Eat World). The tune was recorded during the sessions that yielded 1986′s Life’s Rich Pageant. The hits collection is scheduled for release October 28, about two months after they begin a North American tour. …

The Los Angeles edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties, the annual three-day indie music festival, has postponed its dates from June 20-22 to Sept 26-28 due to sluggish sales, according to a spokesperson for the event. Curated by “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, the festival was originally intended to feature a wide range of acts including Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Fall and Wire. The new event will likely include many of the same artists. … R.E.M., Zwan, Radiohead, the Flaming Lips, Moby, Electric 6, the Coral and Interpol are among the highlights of this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. The three-day, nine-stage extravaganza kicks off June 27. …

The Experience Music Project has expanded its original Jimi Hendrix gallery to make the space about three times as large as the old exhibit, and now deems it the largest collection of Hendrix memorabilia anywhere in the world. The Hendrix family loaned personal items to be displayed, as well as stage costumes from the Isle of Wight and Rainbow Bridge, the guitar the late musician played at Woodstock and guitars he smashed at the Monterey Pop Festival. The exhibit opens on Saturday… “TRL” host Hilarie Burton has a budding acting career ahead of her — her show “One Tree Hill” has been picked up as a midseason series by the WB. The drama stars Chad Michael Murray (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Gilmore Girls”) and newcomer James Lafferty as two half-brothers bound by the secret that they share the same father. Their worlds collide when they find themselves competing not only for control of the basketball court but also for the affections of Burton’s character, Peyton. Twelve episodes have been ordered, and filming is likely to begin in July. …

Michael Peter Hayes (a.k.a. Mickie Most), the producer who worked with such stars as Jeff Beck, the Animals, Hot Chocolate and Kim Wilde, died at his home in North London after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 64. … A compilation CD of songs by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott‘s band the Valentines comes out on Monday (June 2). The record is called Peculiar Hole in the Sky and songs include “To Know You Is to Love You,” “Love Makes Sweet Music,” “Sookie Sookie,” “Every Day I Have to Cry” and “I Can Hear the Raindrops.” …

Boomkat will release “What U Do 2 Me” as the second single from the their debut album, Boomkatalog One. Taryn and Kellin Manning will perform the track Friday on “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” … The Eels just finished a video in Los Angeles for “Saturday Morning,” the first single from Shootenanny!, due Tuesday. The group will play a few Hollywood shows in June before heading overseas for a European outing. …

Gwen Stefani, Coldplay and Joey Ramone are among those included in “Mayor of the Sunset Strip,” a documentary about L.A. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, scheduled to debut June 17 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Bingenheimer is the longtime host of Rodney on the Roq on KROQ-FM. … With their six-month-long career, Hookah Brown had barely begun to start smoking before the group was beat. Featuring ex-Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, the quartet officially called it quits after a series of short U.S. tours, before releasing their debut album. Robinson is reportedly pursuing other projects. …

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The hearing for a $1 million civil lawsuit filed against Eminem has been adjourned to an unspecified date four to six weeks from now. In 2001, DeAngelo Bailey sued the rapper for defamation and invasion of privacy after Eminem recounted being bullied by Bailey in grade school in The Slim Shady LP‘s “Brain Damage.” …

Dave Matthews will let his evil streak show on Some Devil, the singer/guitarist’s solo debut that’s expected to drop this fall. The LP follows DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley‘s solo affair, True Reflections, scheduled for a June 17 release. The first single from Tinsley’s album is titled “Listen.” … Those who can’t get enough Moby will be downright giddy with the release of a DVD he’s in the process of compiling that features all the videos from his latest LP, 18. The electronic guru is also planning to revive his Voodoo Child persona on an upcoming album. The last Voodoo Child offering was a Stateside release of the U.K.’s The End of Everything. Moby expects the DVD and LP to be released by early winter. …

Music mogul Damon Dash is doing something Russell Simmons and P. Diddy have never done: taking his clothing line international. Dash, who owns Roc-A-Wear clothing with Jay-Z, recently opened up an office in Amsterdam to market and distribute the line in Europe. Dash also recruited Posh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Beckham, to be the initial European spokesperson. … Blu Cantrell gave people a sneak peek of her new LP, Bittersweet, Thursday night at Nell’s nightclub in New York. Among those mingling with the music industry attendees was Blu’s Arista Records family member Anthony Hamilton, who’s signed to So So Def. Bittersweet drops on June 24. …

Neil Young and longtime backing band Crazy Horse are hitting the trail for a two-month summer trek beginning June 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Thirty-two dates are scheduled through August 10 in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and country balladeer Lucinda Williams will open each one. Young and the Horse also have two dates scheduled in September without Williams. … Wildwood Flower, the last studio album recorded by June Carter Cash, who died May 15, is set for release September 9. Husband and frequent collaborator Johnny Cash sings on approximately half the songs, and other members of the pioneering country act the Carter Family will also contribute. …

Southern boogie rockers Kings of Leon and psychedelic choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the additions to the lineup for the second annual Austin City Limits Festival, taking place September 19-21 in the Texas capital’s Zilker Park. Reunited country group the Mavericks and singers Caitlin Cary and Tift Merritt will also join previously announced artists R.E.M., Ween, Liz Phair and the Beta Band. Over a hundred acts are expected to be confirmed by the time the festival kicks off. …

DJ Shadow has just released a limited-edition, double-disc mix CD through his Web site, www.djshadow.com. Only 1,000 copies of the Diminishing Returns Party Pack were manufactured, each accompanied with a pair of stickers and drink coasters. The second disc also includes the previously unreleased track “War Is Hell.” … Former Blake Babies singer/guitarist Juliana Hatfield and drummer Freda Love have formed a new project called Some Girls with bassist Heidi Gluck. The group’s 11-track debut, Feel It, is due September 9. …

Twiztid will release their fourth album, The Green Book, July 1, and hope to support it with a U.S. tour in August. The follow-up to last year’s Mirror Mirror boasts guest appearances by Layzie Bone, Tech N9ne, Bushwick Bill, Esham and, of course, their mentors, the Insane Clown Posse. … Jim Rose, the pain-loving forefather to the fiends of “Jackass,” will issue his history on DVD July 22. Originally released as a 35-minute video in 1993, “The Jim Rose Circus Show” features traditional sideshow stunts like sword-swallowing and knife-throwing combined with truly disgusting acts like drinking the result of a stomach pump and hanging cinderblocks from certain sensitive body parts. …

An anti-piracy bill that passed in the California State Assembly Thursday lowers the number of pirated songs a person must possess to face serious criminal charges. Now only owning 100 pirated songs, instead of 1,000, can deal you one year in county jail, up to five years in state prison or a maximum fine of $250,000. AB6, drafted by Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn (D-Saratoga), passed unanimously and will now go before the California Senate. …