For The Record: Quick News On Murphy Lee, The Donnas, Beyonce, Nelly, Saliva, Eddie Vedder, Cyndi Lauper & More

St. Lunatic Murphy Lee recently shot a video for the Jermaine Dupri collaboration “What the Hook Goin’ Be?,” the first single from his solo album, Murphy’s Law, due in September. The album will also include Lil’ Wayne, Snoop Dogg and the Murphy Lee/P. Diddy/Nelly “Bad Boys II” single “Shake Your Tailfeather.” “Benny Boom shot both videos,” Lee said. “They’re amazing.” …

The Donnas shot a video for a remix of “Too Bad About Your Girl” in Los Angeles over the weekend. The song will be featured on the soundtrack to the skateboarding movie “Grind,” which opens August 15 and stars Mike Vogel (“Grounded for Life”), who will also appear in the video. … Beyoncé Knowles, Shania Twain, Craig David and David Gray partied in London’s Hyde Park for an open-air concert benefiting disadvantaged children on Sunday. More than 100,000 tickets were sold and more than $1.6 million was raised for the Prince’s Trust, the charity headed by Prince Charles, the Associated Press reports. …

Nelly will soon kick off a six-city tour, and this time it isn’t just to rock the stage. Nelly will be hitting Miami, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and St. Louis to find a model for his new women’s clothing line, Apple Bottom. According to Nelly’s publicist, proceeds from the tour will go to the Jes Us 4 Jackie Foundation with the hopes of increasing the number of donors on the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. … “Time,” a previously unreleased track from Saliva, has found a home on the soundtrack to the “Tomb Raider” sequel, alongside a remixed Moby track, Paul Oakenfold’s reworking of P.O.D.’s “Satellite,” and album cuts by Filter, the Dandy Warhols and Conjure One, which features guest singer Sinéad O’Connor. “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” hits the silver screen July 25, and its soundtrack drops three days earlier. …

Eddie Vedder has written the introduction to rock photog Charles Peterson’s latest collection, “Touch Me I’m Sick,” due in November. Like Peterson’s previous work, this volume continues to document the grunge era, focusing on the birth of the Seattle scene via early live shots of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and Sleater-Kinney, among others. … My Bloody Valentine founder Kevin Shields is scoring “Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola’s follow-up to “The Virgin Suicides.” The soundtrack, due August 9, will include four score pieces, along with the first two Shields songs to be released in 13 years, plus material from Air, Jesus and Mary Chain and Death in Vegas. …

Eighties icon Cyndi Lauper has collaborated with the Minus 5, the side project of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Young Fresh FellowsScott McCaughey, on a song for the upcoming Wig in a Box, an audio tribute to the play-turned-cult-film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Their “Midnight Radio” will appear next to cuts by the Breeders, Polyphonic Spree, Spoon and Jonathan Richman as well as Hedwig creators Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell. The LP is due October 21 and will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home to the Harvey Milk High School for gay, lesbian and transgender students. …

Felix Da Housecat will follow-up his acclaimed Kittenz and Thee Glitz with A Bugged Out Mix on September 9. … David Bowie’s last trek to the Big Apple was documented by a series of photographs to be released in the upcoming book “David Bowie: Live in New York.” Portrait photographer Myriam Santos-Kayda followed the singer during his October 2002 marathon tour, capturing him on five nights in five venues in each of the five boroughs. The book, due in October with a foreword by Bowie, contains shots of the Thin White Duke onstage and backstage. …

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“The only thing left is ’The Osbournes on Ice,’ ” Ozzy Osbourne joked about the possibility of touring with his daughter Kelly, with whom he recently re-recorded the classic Black Sabbath tune “Changes” as a duet for his next album. “I don’t think her music and my music are anything like each other,” he conceded, “but if anyone throws one f—ing thing at my daughter, I’m on that stage with a baseball bat.” …

Guess you can call her the First Lady of Ruff Ryders and Aftermath. Eve, who was originally signed to Dr. Dre’s label before joining forces with the Ruff Ryders, has now come full circle. According to one of her reps, Eve’s next LP will be released through a joint venture with Aftermath and the Double R. In March, Eve told MTV News that the Doc will be producing several tracks on the project. …

Godsmack’s European tour, which was to begin July 13 in Manchester, England, was inexplicably nixed. The trek included headlining shows and festivals. … Kid Rock threw a surprise birthday party for Pam Anderson Tuesday night in Malibu, California. On short notice, Rock enlisted the Lazy Stars, the house band for the alt country Sweethearts of the Rodeo night, held on the first Wednesday of each month at Hollywood’s Molly Malone’s. The countrified vibe got partygoer David Spade to get up and sing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” while John Stamos sat in on drums. … Dashboard Confessional’s first single off A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, out August 12, will be the suggestive “Hands Down,” previously released on the 2001 EP So Impossible. The new version goes for adds at radio July 15. Meanwhile, Dashboard headline a tour that runs August 30 through September 18. MxPx support for the whole trek, while Vendetta Red will open on select dates to be announced. …

Nick Carter continues to work on his second solo record and is currently on his way back from Toronto, where he was laying down a couple of tracks with “Informer” reggae rapper Snow, Carter’s management said. Meanwhile, Carter’s other collaborator, Tommy Lee, has been angrily defending himself against outraged metal fans who have been criticizing the drummer for working with the Backstreet Boy. “Am I never supposed to write a song for anyone else?” Lee wrote in his Web journal at www.joysmayhem.com. “I’m not joining the Backstreet Boys, I was asked by Nick … to help him get a more aggressive sound for his new CD!! … He’s a huge rock fan … You all would be very surprised … Do I judge your work!?!!? … It wouldn’t get me off posting to everyone how you burn the burgers you flip at Jack in the Box!!” …

The Goodie Mob insist that the departure of Cee-Lo did not spell the demise of the group. The remaining members, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo, have been working on their next LP, called Black History. Gipp is just about done putting together his first solo effort, Mutant Mind Frame. That LP is due sometime in August and features appearances from Outkast, among others. …

Dido’s follow-up to No Angel — which yielded “Thank You,” most famously sampled by Eminem in 2000’s “Stan” — is finally finished. The LP, titled Life for Rent, hits stores September 30, while the album’s first single, “White Flag,” arrives July 7 at radio. Other songs on the record include “Stoned,” “Mary’s in India,” “Sand in My Shoes,” “This Land Is Mine” and “See the Sun.” … Singer/songwriter Ben Lee makes his film debut in the Australian coming-of-age comedy “The Rage in Placid Lake,” in which he co-stars with Miranda Richardson (his girlfriend, Claire Danes, makes a cameo). Lee plays the title character, the son of two hippie parents who are horrified when he takes a job at an insurance company. The film makes its world premiere this month at the Melbourne International Film Festival. …

The Ying Yang Twins will release their third album, Me and My Brother, on August 25. Until then, the duo can be heard on Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’s “Get Low.” “It’s possessing women’s bodies,” Jon said of the song. “If you don’t believe me, go to the club and watch what happens when the song come on.” … New York laid-back hip-hop crew the Fun Lovin’ Criminals are scheduled to drop their new album, Welcome to Poppy’s, September 9. The LP is the studio follow-up to 1999’s 100% Colombian.Truth Hurts is recording the follow-up to her 2002 debut, Truthfully Speaking, which will again feature production from mentor Dr. Dre. “You will definitely still hear beats and you will definitely still hear the real talk and it will definitely be me,” she said. …

If it’s not Scottish it’s crap? This could be the rationale for the new Ewan McGregor/Tilda Swinton film “Young Adam,” scored by ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Byrne, born in Scotland, collected Glasgow’s musical elite — including members of Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, the Reindeer Section and Future Pilot A.K.A. — to assist in composing the upcoming film’s soundtrack, due September 7 on Thrill Jockey Records. … Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan will embark on his first solo tour of North America on July 18 in Atlanta. The 21 dates that follow, through August 25 in Los Angeles, support his solo debut, Paper Monsters, released June 3, and its new single, “I Need You.” At the shows, expect to hear new material as well as Depeche Mode favorites. …