For The Record: Quick News On Velvet Revolver, JC Chasez, Courtney Love, Johnny Cash, Mudvayne, Jurassic 5 & More

It’s official: Velvet Revolver have inked a deal with RCA Records. Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, ex-Wasted Youth guitarist Dave Kushner and the former Guns N’ Roses trio of Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum hope to have their debut album in stores by the end of February. Chinese Democracy, meanwhile, is still nowhere in sight. …

JC Chasez, Tyrese, Daisy Fuentes and Jessica Alba are among the first presenters to be named for the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards, which will feature performances by Ricky Martin and Kelly Clarkson. Comedian George Lopez will host the event, to be held September 3 in Miami and broadcast on CBS. … “Bootylicious,” “boy band” (and “girl band”) and “turntablist” are among the 3,000 new entries in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Pop culture terms “bada bing,” “reality TV” and “SARS” have also been added. …

Courtney Love‘s upcoming solo album, America’s Sweetheart, has been pushed back to November 4. Last month, Love described her album as having, “a lot of God and a lot of sex.” … Johnny Cash‘s collaboration with late Clash singer/guitarist Joe Strummer will appear on the country legend’s box set, due out this Christmas. The five-disc set, tentatively titled Unearthed, is a collection of outtakes from the country legend’s work with producer Rick Rubin. …

Mudvayne will launch a tour September 4 in Springfield, Illinois. The band will be sharing the stage with such groups as Powerman 5000, Evanescence and Godsmack during the trek, which ends September 24 in Waterloo, Iowa. … The August 15 Detroit stop of the Kiss/Aerosmith tour that was canceled due to the blackout has been rescheduled for September 7. …

The Used and S.T.U.N. will join forces for a few weeks of shows, beginning September 19 in Las Vegas and ending September 26 in Denver. … Jurassic 5, the Polyphonic Spree, Damien Rice and Gary Jules are the first performers to be announced for KCRW-FM’s annual A Sounds Eclectic Evening in Los Angeles. Last’s year’s benefit included Beck, Pete Yorn and Aimee Mann. …

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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. …