For The Record: Quick News On Ruben Studdard And Scooby-Doo, Chingy, Green Day, Sean Paul, Whitesnake & More

Ruben Studdard will make a cameo appearance in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” due next spring. The “American Idol” winner takes a stage with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini in the movie, which also stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard, Alicia Silverstone and Seth Green. …

Chingy takes his Midwest swing from St. Louis to the dirty South for his new remix of “Right Thurr.” The newest member of LudacrisDisturbing Tha Peace family teamed with Miami’s Trina and Atlanta’s Jermaine Dupri for the new song. … The latest installment of the Reggae Gold compilation series hits stores on Tuesday (June 17), and features collaborations from Shaggy and Will Smith on the remix to “Hey Sexy Lady” and Wayne Wonder and LL Cool J on the remix to “No Letting Go.” Sean Paul, who started to blow because of the inclusion of his “Gimme the Light” on Reggae Gold 2002, is also featured on the new compilation, on the remix to Busta Rhymes‘ “Make It Clap.” …

Green Day drummer Tre Cool has a bone to pick with you. Recently he underwent knee surgery, and after the procedure, he joked on the band’s Web site that he would give away a removed bone chip to a fan. When fans e-mailed him back to find out how they could procure the chunk, Cool responded with an actual proposition. “Hey you little freaky weirdoes,” he said in an audio message, “I never thought anybody would really want my bone chip, but I did [offer].” Contestants hungering for Tre’s bone must write a haiku and post it on the message board on the Green Day site. “I alone will judge,” said Cool. “Good luck bastards.” …

Take Them On, On Your Own, the new album from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, is due September 2, preceded by first single “Stop.” A North American tour is set for July 5 in Toronto through July 24 in San Francisco. … The Polyphonic Spree, Tripping Daisy singer Tim DeLaughter‘s 23-member group, are re-releasing their 2002 debut, The Beginning Stages Of … with four bonus tracks through a new deal with Hollywood Records. The group, which just shot a video for “Light & Day,” will release their second album in early 2004. …

David Bowie had better trade in some Bowie bonds for traveler’s checks. To coincide with his forthcoming album, Reality, due in October, Bowie plans to set out on his first world tour in eight years. The chameleon of rock will visit 17 countries in seven months. … Lou Reed‘s place in music will be cemented June 24, when the former Velvet Underground frontman’s handprints are placed on the Hollywood RockWalk. Reed’s mitt imprints will lie alongside those of Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson, the Ramones and others who’ve made significant contributions to rock. …
 
Los Angeles’ All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, which was rescheduled from June to September 26-28 due to slow ticket sales, will include many of the same bands originally lined up by curator Matt Groening, including … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Boredoms, Breeders, Buffalo Daughter, !!!, Fantômas, the Melvins, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, Wire and Yo La Tengo. … Australian rockers You Am I will release their sixth album, Deliverance, on August 19. The effort follows 2001′s Dress Me Slowly.

Whitesnake, Warrant, Kip Winger and Slaughter are joining forces for the Rock Never Stops Tour, which kicks off July 11 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The 27-date outing wraps up August 24 in Hamilton, Ontario. … Still without a permanent drummer after the departure of Ken Jay, Static-X are working on their third album, Shadow Zone, which is slated for an early fall release. A Perfect Circle‘s Josh Freese is manning the kit in the studio for the follow-up to 2001′s Machine.Slipknot bassist Paul Gray will be amongst the artists contributing to the Death tribute album, which should be released in early 2004. The tribute record is being coordinated by ex-Death and Testament guitarist James Murphy, CKY guitarist Deron Miller, former Malevolent Creation drummer Dave Culross and ex-Malevolent Creation singer Brett Hoffman. …

The first major-label offering from My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves, will be released in August. The disc was produced by frontman Jim James and will include the songs “Dancefloor,” “Golden,” “Masterplan” and “One Big Holiday.” … New Jersey screamo faves Thursday will issue their new album, War All the Time, on September 16. The album is the follow-up to 2001′s Full Collapse.

06.16.03

When they’re not shaking stadiums with their visceral vibes on the Summer Sanitarium Tour with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Mudvayne, Deftones will do some club shows on the off days. Seven shows are scheduled thus far, beginning with Lincoln, Nebraska, on July 1, and ending with Boise, Idaho, on August 6. …

The July 3 opening date of Lollapalooza in Ionia, Michigan, has been canceled due to technical problems. The tour will now kick off July 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. … Comedian, talk-show host, and all-around guy’s guy Jimmy Kimmel will host the 31st annual American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC on November 16. Nominations for the 17 AMA statuettes will be announced in September. …

The as-yet-untitled follow-up to Nelly Furtado‘s 2000 debut, Whoa, Nelly!, is scheduled for a November 25 release. That album provided Furtado with a Grammy in 2001, for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, for its single “I’m Like a Bird.” … Aerosmith drummer and former Bronx resident Joey Kramer will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame at a June 22 ceremony, along with DJ Red Alert and “Raging Bull” boxer Jake LaMotta, among others. …

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will release their first DVD, “God Is in the House,” August 26. Featuring music videos and live footage recorded in Lyon, France, in 2001, the home video includes the documentary “No More Shall We Part – The Recording Sessions,” which chronicles the making of the group’s 2001 album. … The vertically challenged but mighty Glenn Danzig has hired ex-Comes With the Fall drummer Bevan Davies to fill the stool of Joey Castillo, who split in September to join Queens of the Stone Age. Davies will debut with Danzig July 4 in Spain at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival. The band is expected to begin recording a new studio album in July. …

Alice Cooper will survive his upcoming Bare Bones Tour without being guillotined, electrocuted, hung or otherwise disposed of. The shows, which begin July 12 in Walker, Minnesota, will be free of theatrics and pyrotechnics, featuring only Cooper and his band banging out winners like “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “I’m Eighteen” to an audience that might miss the drama and excitement of pythons, dancing girls and a few well-placed flash pots. … Seattle rock museum Experience Music Project is currently hosting a Kiss exhibit, which features stage costumes worn by the band through the years and other memorabilia. The display runs through the fall. …

Superjoint Ritual, which features Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo, will shoot videos for “Dress Like a Target” and “Waiting for the Turning Point” on June 28 during a show the State Palace Theatre in New Orleans. Both songs are from the band’s upcoming disc, A Lethal Dose of American Hatred, which comes out July 22. Tom Mignone, who worked on the band’s DVD “Live From Dallas,” will direct. … Reel Big Fish drummer Carlos de la Garza has left the band to spend more time with his family. Justin Ferreria, who played in Fish singer Aaron Barrett‘s side project the Forces of Evil, is filling in on the band’s current tour, which ends August 5 in San Francisco. The group’s last disc, Cheer Up!, came out in July 2002. …