For The Record: Quick News On Limp Bizkit, Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Neptunes, Vanessa Carlton, Tweet & More

It's Fred Durst's birthday, so he's bestowed upon himself the gift of yet another title change for the next Limp Bizkit album. The newly christened Results May Vary, Durst wrote on his band's Web site, is "like a prescription drug, each person's reaction to the ingredients will be differnet (sic)." The first pressings of the album will contain 35 minutes of DVD footage culled from a massive four-hour DVD called Poop, expected to come out before the end of the year. ...

A candlelight vigil will be held for Aaliyah on Monday, the two-year anniversary of her death. Fans are welcome to join and celebrate the singer's life at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, from 4-7 p.m. ... On August 29, a day after their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Metallica will perform a rare club show at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Details on how to get tickets will be announced on radio station WXRK (K-Rock) on Friday. ...

Justin Timberlake, Swizz Beatz, DJ Clue, members of the Star Trak family and Kelly Osbourne in a "Clockwork Orange"-like getup all came out to New York's Chelsea Piers on Tuesday night for Pharrell Williams and his partner Chad Hugo's Neptunes Presents ... Clones album-release party. ... Tweet has titled her second album It's Me Again. A release date has not been set, but the singer says the first single is called "Thug Man." ...

Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the Blowfish and Billy Bob Thornton have been added to the lineup for Farm Aid 2003, scheduled for September 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois will also join Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and others at the event. ... Das EFX will release their first studio album in five years on September 23. How We Do includes the Dame Grease-produced single "Greezy," along with a collaboration with Sean Paul called "Memories." ...

Ever-quotable punk icon Jello Biafra countered a press release from his former Dead Kennedys bandmates, who invited him to participate in what he called "their cash-in nostalgia show in Hollywood on August 19th," with a press release of his own. "What's the matter, not enough Hot Topic bozo teens flocking to stuff cash in their bikinis? [Were] they having that much trouble selling tickets to a bar that holds less than 600 people?" he said, adding, "If they really want to 'bury the hatchet,' why won't they stop suing me? ... I feel sorry for anyone duped into paying top dollar for a ticket because they heard, 'I might be there.' But I hardly think I'm 'letting fans down' by refusing to be part of a nostalgia scam." ... Guided by Voices, Isaac Hayes, Phantom Planet, Rilo Kiley, the Dandy Warhols, Circle Jerks and Earlimart are among the performers slated for this weekend's Sunset Junction Street Fair in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sunset Neighborhood Alliance, a neighborhood improvement group. More information on the event and the organization can be found at www.sunsetjunction.org. ...

Along with a DVD he is directing, Moby will release a collection of B-sides from 18 on November 4. The album will include "Love of Strings," one of the most downloaded songs at Apple's iTunes store. ... Purchasers of Andrew W.K.'s The Wolf, due September 9, just might receive a thank-you call from Andrew himself — the zany rocker has announced a promotion to personally phone over a thousand of his fans who purchase his record. The first 250 people to pre-order the album on either his official site or www.amazon.com will receive a call; then, post-album release, he will ring up an additional 100 winners per week through a random drawing he will have on his site. ...

Kittie are taking another legal swing at Artemis Records in their effort to

divorce themselves from the label. The band has filed a lawsuit claiming, among other things, that Artemis interfered with its ability to develop new income streams and to tour internationally, and that it offered Kittie inadequate promotion, resulting in a $2 million loss for the rockers. ... Orgy will release their third LP, tentatively titled Punk Statik Paranoia, in January on frontman Jay Gordon's new D1 Music label. ... A two-disc DVD collection called "The Ed Sullivan Show Featuring the Beatles" is set for an October 28 release. The four-hour compilation includes 20 live performances by the band, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Yesterday." ...

08.19.03

Jay-Z's got new beef, this time with Fat Joe. Not really, but the rappers' respective basketball teams in this year's Entertainers Basketball Classic tournament at New York's famed Rucker Park got into a disagreement before the championship game on Monday night. A dispute over which team would occupy the home team's bench resulted in Jay-Z's team refusing to play. Rucker Park commissioner Greg Marius called the game a forfeit — over a bench — and said Fat Joe's squad would remain defending champions. ...

Good Charlotte will perform alongside Britney Spears, Aerosmith and Mary J. Blige at the NFL Kickoff Live 2003 event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on September 4. The all-star performance will end with Aretha Franklin's singing of the national anthem. ... DMX debuted his line of dog apparel, dubbed Boomer 129, at the Q Lounge in New York on Monday night. Pit bulls and rottweilers modeled such items as rain jackets, doo-rags and tank tops. Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the rights to X's next film, "Never Die Alone," and will release the flick later this year. ...

With so many artists already confirmed it's scary, the fifth annual Voodoo Music Experience will once again take place in New Orleans on Halloween, but this year it's a three-day affair. 50 Cent, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, P.O.D., A Perfect Circle and the Donnas top the list of 31 acts slated to perform at New Orleans' City Park. ...

Ricky Martin, Thalia and Alexandre Pires with Kelly Clarkson are among the first wave of performers announced for the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, to be held September 3 in Miami. ...

Marc Anthony and his wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Muñiz, welcomed their new seven-pound bundle of joy into the world this weekend. The couple's second child, Ryan Anthony Muñiz, was born in New York at 11:40 a.m. on Saturday. ...

Old-school L.A. punk figure Brendan Mullen — who promoted shows at the Masque, among other claims to fame — is taking on Jane's Addiction for his next project. He's writing the first authorized biography on the band, to be called "Whores: An Oral History of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction." The book is due in 2005 from Da Capo Press. ... To promote his upcoming album, Some of My Best Friends Are DJs, due out in October, turntablist Kid Koala is staging a contest through mom-and-pop record stores around the country. One lucky winner will receive a private home performance by the DJ maestro and will get to keep all the equipment, including turntables, a Rane mixer and speakers. Koala's girlfriend has also promised to cook dinner for the lucky fan. For a list of participating stores, check the Coalition of Independent Music Stores site, www.cimsmusic.com. ...

While Scott Weiland focuses his energy on Velvet Revolver and Robert and Dean DeLeo anxiously await the reception to the Alien Ant Farm record they produced, Atlantic Records is gearing up to release a Stone Temple Pilots greatest-hits collection called Thank You that will include 14 songs culled from the band's five albums as well as an acoustic version of "Plush" and the previously unreleased track "All in the Suit That You Wear." Both the CD and a DVD (compiling all of the band's videos with live and home-video footage) are tentatively scheduled to be released November 4, according to the Stone Temple Pilots Web site. The Alien Ant Farm record truANT hit stores this week. ...

Icelandic critical darlings Sigur Rós have begun work on their fourth full-length album, according to the band's official news site. Live recordings of three new tracks — "Gong," "Milanó" and "Salka" — can be found at www.sigur-ros.co.uk. ... Illvastar, the ex-bassist of the Norwegian black metal band Svartahrid, has been sentenced to a year in prison for defiling a corpse. The metal maniac broke into a mortuary on June 14, decapitated a corpse with a knife, and brought the severed head to a party near the southeastern town of Skien. A guest at the party reported Illvastar to the police. The bassist, who had been drinking moonshine and smoking, had no memory of the beheading. ...

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider's brother-in-law was shot and killed on Monday while walking to work in Midtown New York. Vincent Gargiulo, 34, was slain one block from where he was employed as a construction worker. Police have no substantial leads. ... Despite their name, Rush are in no hurry to release their massive triple-CD live album, Rush in Rio. It, and its accompanying double DVD, have been pushed back to a late October release. ...

Outtakes from Johnny Cash's work with producer Rick Rubin, which yielded four American Recordings albums over the last decade, will surface on the tentatively titled Unearthed box set. Expected to drop by Christmastime, four of the set's five discs will be composed of previously unreleased material, while the fifth will serve as a greatest-hits disc. ... Singer/songwriter Howie Day will follow-up his debut, Australia, with Stop All the World Now on October 7. The LP's first single, "Perfect Time of Day," has begun to surface at radio, and beginning September 28, Day will be accompanied by a full band on tour for the first time. ...

Ben & Jerry are watching their dreams melt before their eyes. A week before the ice-cream-making duo's scheduled 25th anniversary party in Middletown, New York, their One World One Heart Festival has been canceled because of poor ticket sales. The bash was to take place August 23 and 24 and feature such acts as Third Eye Blind, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Tracy Chapman and others. But only 1,000 of the venue's 30,000 seats were sold. ... Chapman, Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson and others have signed on to participate in We the Planet, an eco-friendly tour hoping to spark dialogue concerning global issues. The group will travel the country in hippie-like fashion, via a bus powered by vegetable oil and bio-diesel fuel, and hit up universities and communities across the nation from September 11 to November 9. ...