For The Record: Quick News On JC Chasez, Beanie Sigel, Avril Lavigne, Twisted Sister And Arnold Schwarzenegger & More

Jive Records announced Monday (September 8) that JC Chasez‘s solo album, Schizophrenic, has been pushed back to early 2004. …

So it looks like Beanie Sigel will indeed temporarily make it out of jail. A state judge on Monday authorized the Roc-A-Fella rapper’s release, as recommended by a federal judge, into a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger management while he awaits trial on federal gun and drug charges. Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Temin had temporarily thrown a roadblock in that agreement on Friday because Sigel still faces state charges of attempted murder. According to the rapper’s attorney, Sigel will be out on $150,000 bail (posting 10 percent) on Tuesday or Wednesday, at which point he’ll check into the unnamed residential treatment center for four weeks. …

Police in Greenville, North Carolina, have arrested and charged two people for stealing about $300,000 worth of personal property from Trina‘s hotel room over Labor Day weekend. The suspects, one of whom posed as the rapper’s manager, are also facing drug charges after authorities found marijuana during a search of their home. … Kimberley Locke, the “American Idol” contestant who finished just behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, has signed to Curb Records and began recording her debut album Monday in her hometown of Nashville. The singer’s first meeting with the label was captured on video and will air in a September 24 FOX special about the American Idols Live Tour. …

Because it wasn’t so “Complicated,” Apple’s iTunes music store reached the 10-million -songs-downloaded mark in four months of operation. Just before midnight on September 3, Avril Lavigne‘s “Complicated” put the online store past the milestone. … Youth rebellion anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has been dubbed the “unofficial theme song” by Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s campaign spokeswoman, who says it’s used to “get the crowd pumped” as Arnold makes his play for the California governor’s chair. Ironically, the Twisted Sister album that spawned the tune, Stay Hungry, takes its name from the 1976 comedy film of the same name, in which Schwarzenegger had a role. …

The Headbanger’s Ball Tour kicks off in late October with a bill that features Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. … Jane’s Addiction, Simple Plan and Static-X will headline concerts to take place at the Gravity Games in Cleveland, which begins Wednesday with Static-X and Die Trying performing at a kickoff event. Yellowcard will join Jane’s on Friday. …

Mandy Moore will host and perform at the fourth annual “Women Rock!” concert for Lifetime. Mya, breast-cancer survivor Anastacia, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dolly Parton and Kenny Loggins will also perform at the event, which this year will have a “Songs From the Movies” theme. Jessica Alba and Sharon Osbourne will be presenters at the show, which will tape September 30 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and air October 23. … Tori Amos has compiled a best-of collection, set to hit shelves November 18. Along with hits like “Cornflake Girl” and “Silent All These Years,” it will feature two new songs. …

Travis have scheduled a short U.S. tour in support of 12 Memories, due October 14. The outing begins with two nights in New York October 21 and 22, and ends October 29 in Detroit. … Similar to Eminem and Obie Trice‘s recently announced Willy Wonka-inspired contest, the Chemical Brothers will include one “Golden Path Ticket” in specially marked versions of their new album, The Singles ’93-’03, due September 30. The winner will be flown to the duo’s New Year’s Eve show, the location of which has yet to be announced. Fans can also enter a random drawing at www.astralwerks.com. …

Perhaps Keanu Reeves and Gavin Rossdale can give each other advice about switching from movies to music and vice versa on the set of “Constantine,” the upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ cult classic series “Hellblazer.” The Bush frontman is in talks to play a nemesis of Reeves’ called Balthazar, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rossdale, who is working on solo material, has already completed work on the soccer flick “The Game of Their Lives” and has a small role in the Brittany Murphy comedy “Little Black Book.” … Count the Stars totaled their van and trailer on the road over the weekend, resulting in the hospitalization of singer Chris Kasarjian and their withdrawal from several dates of their tour with the Juliana Theory. The rest of the band walked away with only minor injuries, but Kasarjian suffered broken ribs, a collapsed lung and received several stitches, according to the band’s label. …

09.05.03

The increasingly iconic Archbishop Don “Magic” Juan, former pimp and Snoop Dogg’s‘s touring pal, has found a label home for his upcoming album, Bishop Don “Magic” Juan Presents: Green Is for the Money, Gold Is for the Honies, Vol. 1. The album, to be released on Avatar Records, is a compilation of old soul classics that influenced the archbishop during his pimpin’ days and, according to the Don himself, new tracks from some of his current rap friends, like Snoop, Ludacris, Ja Rule and P. Diddy. The album will also include a DVD “pimp primer.” …

Beanie Sigel, in jail for drug and gun possession, was granted permission from a federal judge on Thursday to attend a residential treatment program for substance abuse and anger management while awaiting his trial. But that deal was thrown in doubt on Friday (September 5) when a state judge in Sigel’s attempted murder case revoked his bail because the alleged victim in the case, Terrance Speller, testified that he has been receiving daily threats over his cooperation with prosecutors. Sigel was to post a $1 million bond, including $150,000 in cash, his $400,000 Philadelphia home and four other properties to attend the treatment program instead of jail. At press time, the same federal judge who granted the program release was deciding on the issue. … Murder Inc. rapper D.O. Cannon was shot and killed Thursday night in his Queens, New York, neighborhood. Police have yet to name a suspect or motive. D.O. was part of a duo with another MC on the rise named Young Merc. Cannon was last heard on 2002′s Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. and Irv Gotti Presents: The Remixes.

Five years ago, the thought of Sharon Osbourne interviewing the star player of the world’s biggest boy band for her own TV show was ludicrous. But reality is scarier than the darkest Black Sabbath lyrics. For the first episode of her new program, “The Sharon Osbourne Show,” which debuts September 15 on the WB, Osbourne will chat with Justin Timberlake, and talk with eight recently orphaned siblings. The show will feature the music of — not Slipknot, not Soulfly — but Wynonna Judd. … The Strokes are hitting the road in support of their new album, Room on Fire, beginning October 9 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. The seven-date stretch with Kings of Leon, a band jokingly referred to as “the Southern Strokes,” concludes November 7 in Houston. The Strokes’ follow-up to Is This It is due October 21. …

If you’ve been listening to mixtapes lately and wondering why 50 Cent is rapping on two versions of a track called “Gunz for Sale,” it’s because the track was boosted from the G-Unit, according to the camp. A bootleg version of the song popped up on mixtapes with 50 just rapping the chorus and a new group called the A-Team rhyming the verses. The real version of the song, which will appear on the G-Unit’s November 4 LP, has also just popped up in the streets and features 50 on the hook as well as the verses. … Thurr’s a whole lot of remixing going on for Chingy. After scoring a hit with a revamping of his “Right Thurr” with Jermaine Dupri and Trina, the St. Louis party starter has teamed with the Young Gunz for a remix of their “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop.” …

No, that sound you hear isn’t a return to Dante‘s lost circle of hell, it’s the resurrection of the once-ubiquitous Chumbawamba jock-rock hit, “Tubthumping,” this time as remixed by the Flaming Lips. The song will appear on an upcoming remix album for Chumbawamba, called Readymades and Then Some, to be released on Koch Records on October 21. An accompanying DVD will feature the documentary “Well Done, Now Sod Off,” which examines the group’s history before the 1997 “Tubthumping” phenomenon. … Phish keyboardist Page McConnell‘s other band, Vida Blue, has set an October 14 release date for its second studio album, The Illustrated Band. The Afro-Cuban sextet the Spam Allstars are featured on the record and will tour with the group. …

After suffering a tragic setback in the death of their soundman/”fifth member” Jeremy Ward — and as a result having to drop off the Red Hot Chili Peppers/ Snoop Dogg tour in May — the Mars Volta are taking to the road again. Their 15-date jaunt begins October 3 in Austin, Texas, and ends October 25 in Boston. A vinyl version of the band’s debut disc, De-Loused in the Comatorium, will hit shelves October 21. … For a band that built its following by touring, Guster haven’t lost any love for the road. Armed with the hit single “Amsterdam,” off their fourth album, Keep It Together, the trio recently began a tour with confirmed dates through November 9 in Tempe, Arizona. After that, they won’t be resting on their laurels, as the tour is expected to last through December. …