For The Record: Quick News On Beyonce, Coldplay And Gwyneth Paltrow, Steve-O, Hanson, Nappy Roots, Kylie Minogue & More

Beyoncé Knowles is in discussions with her manager/father about launching her own clothing line. Her mother, Tina Knowles, who has dressed Destiny's Child for years, will design the apparel. ...

Fans at Coldplay's show in Denver on Friday got a rare glimpse into frontman Chris Martin's relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow, when he announced that the band's unreleased love song "Moses" was about her. Melodic chimes accompany his smooth falsetto when he sings, "Like Moses has power over the sea/ So you've got power over me." ... Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will co-host "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for an entire week starting Monday. Performing on the program will be a handful of artists from the upcoming Lollapalooza Tour, including the Donnas, Rooney, Kings of Leon, Steve-O and the Bellydance Superstars. Meanwhile, Boy Sets Fire, Fingerfight and MC Supernatural have all been added to the Lolla second stage. ...

An acoustic Hanson will take the stage June 19 at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre along with Pat Wilson from Weezer's side project the Special Goodness to raise money for LIFEbeat, the music industry fights AIDS organization. Sponsored by 89.9 KCRW and Spaceland, the concert will also include performances by Bleu, Calexico, Phantom Planet and surprise guest MCs. ... Nappy Roots are filming the video for "Roun' the Globe" this weekend in Los Angeles with director Lenny Bass. The cut is the lead single off of Nappy's new album, Wooden Leather, due August 26. ...

Russell Simmons will be presented the Innovator Award at the American Black Film Festival June 21 in Miami, while actress Gabrielle Union ("Bad Boys II") will be honored with the Rising Star Award. Cedric the Entertainer will present Simmons with his award. ... The skies just got a bit friendlier, not to mention perkier, now that Kylie Minogue has signed on as spokesmodel for British Airways. The Australian pop tart will appear in the airline's upcoming TV spots in the U.K. ...

To promote the release of their EP Fight Test, the Flaming Lips have begun filming a video for the title track in Los Angeles. The clip features frontman Wayne Coyne and the band performing in front of a blue screen that will flicker with pitched battles, animals and vegetables. ... Roc-A-Fella Records and the cognac Remy Martin are teaming up for the Remy on the Rocs Music Series, which consists of a six-city tour featuring singers Rell and Allan Anthony. The jaunt begins June 15 in Detroit and ends July 2 in Chicago. ... Synth-pop duo Erasure have set sail for the U.S. with their ninth LP, Loveboat. Slated for release June 17, the follow-up to 1997's Cowboy had only previously been available in the U.K. until now. ...

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Axis of Justice, a lefty political organization founded by Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, wants you. The group is currently taking applications for volunteers to help out in its Los Angeles home base. Those chosen for the task will conduct research, communicate with other nonprofit entities, coordinate activities with the Axis street team, help plan displays at Lollapalooza and other tours and help raise funds. If you're up for the task, send an e-mail that states why you're the person for the job to axisofjustice@streetwise.com. Include contact information and experience. ...

Following her successful auction for GottaHaveIt.com, Britney Spears is once again shedding her clothes. The pop star is cleaning out her closet of a hundred additional, less extravagant items, such as tanks, T-shirts, jeans, hats and other accessories, that should be more affordable to her average fan. Details for the Britney Walk-In Closet Auction, which will be offered through Studio Closet and WorldOfBritney.com, will be announced soon. For more information, call (818) 972-2179. ... Christina Aguilera is giving her fans a shot at front-row tickets, backstage passes and the chance for a face-to-face meeting. The pop princess is offering up the goods as part of a charity auction at StubHub.com that will benefit the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. ...

Ja Rule has scheduled three concert dates in South Africa, marking the country's first visit from a major music artist this year. Ja will perform in Johannesburg July 4, Durban on July 6 and Cape Town on July 9. ... Lil' Kim just shot some scenes for B2K's new film, "You Got Served," in Los Angeles. Steve Harvey and Marques Houston star alongside the teen heartthrobs. ...

Madonna didn't touch up her bruises from her recent bike accident for her "Hollywood" video, despite the clip's glamorous look. The pop star wore close to $20 million in vintage jewelry for the shoot, including pieces once belonging to '30s film star Mae West, and vamps like movie queens from the '20s through the '70s throughout. "Hollywood" is set to debut June 22 on VH1 and June 23 on MTV. ... The White Stripes have extended their North American tour through August 4 in Cleveland. The newly announced dates, which continue to support their latest album, Elephant, begin July 20 in Boston. On Friday, the band plays a radio festival in Mountain View, California. ...

When Metallica decided to contribute to the Ramones tribute album, We're a Happy Family, they couldn't make up their minds about which three-chord stomp they would cover, so they laid down a bunch. They wound up giving "53rd and 3rd," but some of the other tracks will surface as B-sides to the international single release of "St. Anger." "Cretin Hop" will back the two-track single, while "Commando," "Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" accompany the CD maxi single. There are no plans at the moment for a Stateside release. ... While his new bride, Gwen Stefani, prepares for her first major film role in "The Aviator," Gavin Rossdale will be testing out his acting skills as well. The Bush frontman is taking on a small role in the soccer film "The Game of Their Lives," in which he'll play 1950s player Stanley Mortensen. He posted on the band's Web site that he has "one major speech in it and someone calls me an a--hole for what I've said. So it's a prestigious start." The singer starts shooting in St. Louis and Rio De Janeiro this month. ...

Smash Mouth are nearly finished with their fourth album, which has yet to be titled, according to a post on the band's Web site. A bonus DVD will be included with the release, which could hit stores as soon as July. ... An alternating current just ran through Detroit's Electric Six. Out of the rump-shaking rock troupe are the Rock 'n' Roll Indian, Surge Joebot and Disco; replaced by Johnny Na$hinal, the Colonel and Frank Lloyd Bonaventure. Until the Colonel can enlist full-time, replacement John R. Dequindre will take his place. No tour dates will be affected, despite the breakup. The split, due to creative differences, was planned last month, but was only announced on Monday. ...

Blink-182, New Found Glory and the Roots are homeless. The groups' label home, MCA Records, has been absorbed by Geffen Records. Both labels are part of the Universal Music Group conglomerate, and the expanded Geffen will be run by Jordan Schur, the former head of Flip Records, which first signed Staind on the recommendation of Fred Durst. ... Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando sets out on his first tour to support his solo debut, Baby I'm Bored, on Tuesday (June 10) in Providence, Rhode Island. Joining the cleaned-up balladeer on the 15-date trek will be former flame and Blake Babies singer Juliana Hatfield. Confirmed dates run through June 29 in Solano Beach, California. ...