For The Record: Quick News On Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, 3 Doors Down, Christina Aguilera, Weezer, Hanson & More

Now that her first world tour has drawn to a close, Avril Lavigne and her fans can relive the memories with a live CD/DVD package due this fall. Expected in late September or early October, My World features songs recorded during the trek as well as video footage shot onstage and off. ...

Talk about elitist. Not everyone can hear Royksopp's remix of Coldplay's "Clocks," which will serve as the band's next single in the U.K. Only 1,000 copies will be made available there, but online at the band's official merchandise hub, www.coldplayshop.com, 100 fans will be "allowed" to purchase the song, if they're lucky enough to win a random drawing. Another 20 copies will be awarded via raffle to members of the band's official fan club, In My Place. ... 3 Doors Down have signed on for "Experience Live at the Sky Church," a five-part concert series that will air in September. According to their Web site, 3DD — currently on tour with Our Lady Peace — have added dates to their summer tour and will continue on the road well into September. ...

Christina Aguilera's previously unreleased "That's What Love Can Do" will be featured on a new compilation available only at Target stores. Justin Timberlake is also included on the six-song sampler. ... While finalizing their DVD, Weezer are also writing and demoing songs for a new album, the follow-up to last year's Maladroit, which Rick Rubin is slated to produce. Fans who can't wait can catch new Weezer material on the Petra Haden benefit 7-inch (a live version of "Why Bother?"), as well the upcoming Green Day tribute A Different Shade of Green ("Worry Rock") and the Buddyhead-assembled compilation Gimmie Skelter ("You Won't Get With Me Tonight"). ...

Hanson will showcase several songs from their upcoming fourth album on an acoustic tour beginning August 9 in Towson, Maryland. The 13-date outing wraps August 28 in West Hollywood. ... Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and associate Killah Priest, Ruff Ryders newcomer Jinn, JT the Bigga Figga and Planet Asia will participate in the next in Hip-Hop Summit, which will take place July 24-26 at Seahawks Stadium in Seattle. For the first time the event will include an expo. ... Actor-turned-rapper Vishiss hasn't let the cancellation of UPN's "Platinum" slow him down. The Detroit native is following his first single, "Battle Rhyme"/"Killin Spree," with a collabo featuring Planet Asia and DJ Revolution. ...

Silken-voiced rapper Q-Tip is recording his third, as-yet-untitled LP. The former member of A Tribe Called Quest recorded but never released the album Kamaal the Abstract, but his solo debut, Amplified, came out in 1999 and featured the single "Vivrant Thing." ... "Beef," a documentary on rivalries between rappers, will drop on DVD in September. Narrated by actor Ving Rhames, "Beef" covers famous battles between KRS-One and MC Shan, Jay-Z and Nas, Tupac and Biggie, and the headline-grabbing feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent. ... Sarah McLachlan will be featured on the first single from Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' debut solo album, Checks, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll, due in September. "It's transforming," the Run-DMC rapper said. "It's gonna change music, not just rap." ...

Jazzy Jeff is reprising his producer role for Jill Scott's second studio album, due later this year. "Her first album allowed her to go all over the world, so she got a lot of knowledge, she got a lot of good, she got some bad," he said. "She's just really telling her story, and that's what I love." ... DJ Premier is launching his own record label, Year Round Inc. "It's bringing back the rawness of hip-hop," the Gang Starr turntablist said. "It doesn't sound like a lot of the stuff that's out now. ... We call the new stuff Tinkerbell music because it doesn't have the raw sound what hip-hop sounds like. It doesn't sound like it's from the ghetto these days." ... Similarly, Grandmaster Flash is launching his own imprint, Adrenaline City Entertainment, and writing a book about DJing. "I'mma do it like if I'm talkin' to my 3-year-old daughter. You know, 'Once upon a time ...' " he said. "I'm gonna start from the beginning, 'cause so many of you guys in the media start things in the middle or from the end. It's gotta go back to the Kool Herc years, 'cause there was somebody before me." ...

Kid Capri has signed four artists to his new No Kid'n Records, including rappers Red Handed and R&B singer Natalie. The pioneering hip-hop DJ has also launched his own clothing line, Rogish Street Threadz, and bought a tour bus. "I do 250 shows a year," he said. ... Finch will hit the studio in October to record their second album. "We are going to spend the summer writing," guitarist Randy Strohmeyer said. "We are slow writers. We spent a year writing What It Is to Burn." ... Ben Harper graced the stage twice Tuesday night at the three-hour, double-encore Pearl Jam concert at Madison Square Garden. During the first encore, Eddie Vedder beckoned Harper to the mic during the improv ending to "Daughter," and later, during the second encore, Vedder and Harper alternated lyrics to "Indifference." ... A public memorial will be staged in early August for Barry White, who passed on Friday due to kidney failure. Organizers have yet to settle on a location. ...

07.08.2003

Rock the Mic openers Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes brought out a few familiar friends Monday night at New York's Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater. Missy was joined by Ginuwine and Lil' Mo, while Bussa Bus brought out P. Diddy and Lumidee. Afterward, Diddy stayed backstage and watched Jay-Z perform. ...

Tenacious D — the acoustic cock-rock duo featuring actor/comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass — will unleash their first DVD, "Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks," on September 9. The two-disc set will feature the duo's November 2002 set at England's Brixton Academy, episodes of the D's short-lived HBO series and "an intimate portrait of Jack and Kyle and their life of carnal debauchery on the road." ... It's Showtime for hip-hop's busiest band, the Roots. Not Showtime as in time to hit the stage, but Showtime the cable network. The group's lead MC, Black Thought, has signed on to play a troubled parolee during the second season of the network's drama "Street Time." Meanwhile, his partner Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and producer Barry Cole have just inked deals to be the show's musical supervisors. "Street Time" premieres August 6. ...

The Buzzcocks and Pearl Jam played a little game of "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" on Sunday in Camden, New Jersey. During the Buzzcocks' set, Eddie Vedder joined in to sing "Why Can't I Touch It?" as former Buzzcocks bassist Steve Garvey also took the stage. Then, when Pearl Jam encored with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," Buzzcocks guitarist Steve Diggle stepped up to contribute to the guitar squall. ... Simon Cowell has signed a contract to remain with "American Idol" for the next three years, but at a hefty price. In addition to an astronomical salary, the Fox network will help him launch his own production company, Simcow Ltd., and will offer him a first-look agreement for a new reality show. ...

A tooth and a lock of hair allegedly from the King himself, Elvis Presley, is up for grabs on eBay. The tooth (previously owned by ex-fiancee Linda Thompson and then acquired and later sold by the Elvis Presley Museum) and hair (from Elvis' haircut upon enlisting in the military) have been framed with a "Love Me Tender" gold record and are currently fetching bids in excess of $200,000. ... One lucky fan will lend their vision to Tori Amos' video for "Taxi Ride," off her album Scarlet's Walk. Fans can vote for their favorite concept at toriamos.com, with the most inspired concept grabbing a $2,000 prize. ...

After taking just enough time off from their last tour to unpack and repack their bags, Something Corporate are, once again, on the road, this time touring for six weeks with 311. The U.S. tour kicks off in Bakersfield, California, on July 15. The band is also finishing up its sophomore album, North, to be released in October. ... Really, folks, Erykah Badu is almost finished with her long-talked-about third LP, Worldwide Underground. The hip-hop-loving singer even has a first single on tap called "Block on Lock (Other Side of the Game Pt. 2/Danger)." It's due to hit the airwaves soon, but her LP won't drop until September. ...