For The Record: Quick News On Beanie Sigel, Ashanti, Chevelle, MxPx, Sheryl Crow, Thursday & More

Beanie Sigel had been scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing in his attempted murder case on Thursday (August 21), but the hearing has been continued until Monday. Sigel remains in prison. …

T-Mobile is hosting five free concerts that will take place simultaneously September 4 in New York (Ashanti), Los Angeles (311), Chicago (Jason Mraz), Dallas (Live) and Philadelphia (Fuel). Tickets can be acquired at www.tmobile.com. …

Live From the Road, Chevelle‘s 10-track live album, will be available exclusively on the band’s Web site (www.chevelleinc.com), which begins taking orders Tuesday. The LP, recorded during the band’s spring tour, will ship September 2. … Thanks to an invite from director John Landis, MxPx covered a few songs (including the theme) for the forthcoming 25th anniversary edition of “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” which is scheduled for release next week. The punk band has already shot a video for the song “Shout” and will perform at the launch party for the DVD. …

Electronic duo Goldfrapp‘s remix of Marilyn Manson‘s new single, “This Is the New Sh–,” was called “the most creative remix that anyone has done for me” by the man himself. The reworking will become available as an import single September 1. … A dozen years after appearing naked as the day he was born on the cover of Nirvana‘s Nevermind, 12-year-old Spencer Elden has shot a second album cover, for The Dragon Experience, a recently released collaboration between Skinny Puppy principal Cevin Key and Ken “Hi Watt” Marshall. Key’s girlfriend was once Elden’s baby sitter. …

Thursday recently enlisted Joakim Ahlund, who has worked with similarly minded Swedish hardcore band Refused and subsequent spinoff act (International) Noise Conspiracy, to direct the clip for “Signals Over the Air,” the first single from their forthcoming major-label debut, War All the Time. …
Anti-Flag will be supported by Paint It Black, Pipedown and Thought Riot on a U.S. tour in support of their forthcoming album, The Terror State, which was produced by Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. The trek will kick off October 14 with a record-release show in Cincinnati. …

Aerosmith will attend a practice by their home team, the New England Patriots, on Tuesday and are expected to announce a new partnership with the NFL in the days ahead. … Sheryl Crow has recorded a cover of Cat Stevens‘ “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” which will be featured on an as-yet-untitled greatest-hits package due in early November. …

Less Than Jake have posted the video for the song “The Science of Selling Yourself Short,” from their latest album, Anthem, on their Web site, www.lessthanjake.com. … Lou Barlow and Jason Lowenstein, the creative nucleus of indie rock darlings Sebadoh, will reunite for an acoustic show celebrating the 10th anniversary of Domino Records, whose first release was Sebadoh’s 1992 EP, The Forest, according to the label’s Web site. The show will take place October 14 in London. …

Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris has posted on the band’s Web site that he will not be participating in Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn‘s “reunion” shows, which have been billed as “Black Flag: The First Four Years.” “I was told that my presence or services were not necessary,” Morris wrote, adding, “I made a commitment to do the shows based on the word of one of the main players that [certain people] were going to be a part of it. … If there is no appearance of Ron Reyes, Chuck Dukowski or myself I guess that would make it the last year of the first four, or some silly stupid such thing.” Morris has already participated in several reunion-type shows (and the benefit album Rise Above) with fellow ex-Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, where the Rollins Band performed Black Flag material in order to raise money for the legal aid of three West Memphis, Arkansas, men many believe were wrongly convicted of murder. …

Former Bauhaus and Love and Rockets bassist David J will release his first solo album in seven years, Estranged, on September 9. The disc features a collaboration with Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. The cut was sort of a payback to J, who co-wrote “Strays,” the title track from the new Jane’s album. Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek plays acoustic guitar and sings backup vocals on the record. …

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the launch of the DeWitt Clinton High School-Lehman College Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, which was so-named to honor Cruz, the late Queen of Salsa. According to the Associated Press, 90 students from an applicant pool of 700 were accepted for this fall’s freshman class. … The Rolling Stones canceled their Wednesday Forty Licks Tour date in Amsterdam due to doctor’s orders concerning frontman Mick Jagger‘s sore throat. A spokesperson for the band said that no other dates have yet been affected by Jagger’s illness, though the group is erring on the side of caution. The scrapped show will be rescheduled for late September. …

8.20.2003

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.” …