For The Record: Quick News On Fred Durst, Eminem, Jack Johnson, The Who, Everlast, Quiet Riot & More

A St. Paul, Minnesota, security company filed a lawsuit against Fred Durst on Monday seeking $49,663 in workers’ compensation the company had to pay to a security guard the Limp Bizkit singer allegedly kicked in the head during a 1999 concert. Durst, who was arrested after the incident but later saw the charges against him dismissed, settled a civil lawsuit brought by the guard for $100,000 in April 2000. …

Eminem joined Obie Trice onstage Sunday at Detroit’s State Theatre to celebrate Tuesday’s release of Trice’s Cheers. The duo performed the “8 Mile” soundtrack cut “Love Me,” the “Cradle 2 the Grave” soundtrack song “Go to Sleep” and Cheers’ “Lady.” … The building that houses P. Diddy’s studio Daddy’s House, which has given rise to LPs by Notorious B.I.G., Mase and Diddy himself, is reportedly in the process of being sold for $36 million. …

Following the second successful year of the Bonnaroo Music Festival, an album and DVD commemorating the event are on the horizon. The 23-song double LP Live From Bonnaroo, featuring tracks from festival headliners the Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, Jack Johnson, Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth, is due September 30. The home video 270 Miles From Graceland — Bonnaroo 2003 will drop October 21. … The British branch of the Universal Music Group has posted a 45-minute documentary on the making of the Metallica video for “Frantic” on the Web site www.thedevelopmentline.co.uk/clients/metallica/franticGame. The footage can be viewed after answering a brief questionnaire. … Meanwhile, Metallica will play a New Year’s Eve show in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel’s 1,400-seat club the Joint. …

In March, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will begin recording the first Who album in 21 years, according to a post on Townshend’s Web site. The material will be based on the guitarist’s recently completed story “The Boy Who Heard Music.” … It’s a marriage made in heaven. On Monday, Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and Vince McMahon’s WWE announced that they have started the “Two Million More in 2004″ campaign. The nonpartisan movement is aiming to register 2 million or more potential voters in the 18-30 age range. …

Restaurant bible Zagat has moved from food to music with the first “Zagat Music Guide,” rating and reviewing the best 1,000 albums of all time, thanks to a 10,656-person survey. Four Beatles albums made the cut for the most popular albums, with Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run taking the top slot. Coldplay, Norah Jones, the Strokes and the White Stripes were included in the top albums of the 2000s. The guide also features the best music for making out, breaking up, driving, working out and cocktail parties. … The chiropractic industry is sure to soar after the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour rolls into town. With headliners Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God and Shadows Fall, the 24-date trek begins October 28 in Montreal and runs through December 3 in New York. The tour commences exactly three weeks after the MTV2 Headbangers Ball album drops. …

U2’s Bono and his two daughters contributed 16 illustrations to a booklet to accompany an updated musical interpretation of the classic children’s tale “Peter and the Wolf.” The proceeds from the enhanced CD, recorded by Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer, will go to the Irish Hospice Foundation. The project is slated for release October 3. … The Ataris and Vendetta Red will embark on the VW Music Ed Tour, which kicks off October 3 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The 20-city outing wraps November 6 in Claremont, California. …

Former House of Pain main man Everlast is planning to release his fourth solo album on the Island Def Jam label early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort follows 2000’s Eat At Whitey’s. … Three new Flaming Lips songs will appear on the group’s forthcoming seven-song EP, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, set for release November 18. The holiday song “A Chance at Christmas (Say It Isn’t So),” two remixes of “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell” and one of “Do You Realize??” round out the set. …

Wilco, Bright Eyes, Spoon and Super Furry Animals are among the bands lending their talents to the third volume of The Amos House Collection, a series that benefits the Rhode Island charity that helps disenfranchised families get back on their feet. The double-disc set is scheduled for release in December. … As if her pint-sized figure doesn’t already speak volumes about Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, she’s decided to name her next album Body Language. The follow-up to last year’s Fever is due February 10. “Slow” will serve as the LP’s first single in the U.K., surfacing November 3. A U.S. single has yet to be determined. …

Black Sheep’s Dres and Mista Lawnge have reunited and are cooking up a new LP. The duo are still gathering beats for a project they hope to release next year. Black Sheep are best known for their hit “The Choice Is Yours,” from their 1991 album, A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.Quiet Riot have reached condition critical. After 28 years of heavy metal madness, the Los Angeles band has decided to quit rioting, drummer Frankie Banali said. On their Web site, www.quietriotforce.com, the band has posted an image of a face peering through a welder’s mask and the message: “1983-2003. To our fans: Thank you for 20 years of rock & roll.” The comment suggests the band considered its 1983 major-label debut, Metal Health, to be its first record, even though the group had been bashing around the club scene since 1977. … Fresh from the Sprite Liquid Mix Tour, O.A.R. have lined up a fall trek to support their latest album, Between Now and Then. The six-week outing begins October 17 and culminates with a pair of shows at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 28 and 29. …

9.22.2003

For those whose weeks would not be complete without the tiniest tidbit of Bennifer buzz, the couple was spotted Monday afternoon (September 22) at probate court in the Liberty County Courthouse, near Savannah, Georgia. It’s not known what exactly Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck and his brother Casey Affleck were doing there — Ben told paparazzi he was there to get a hunting permit — but that kind of court handles, among other matters, name changes, estate settlements, prenuptial agreements and marriage licenses, though a court spokesperson said that a marriage license was not applied for. Affleck’s spokesperson didn’t know of the incident when asked, and Lopez’s rep didn’t return calls by press time. …

Two separate court dates have been set for Busta Rhymes, stemming from an incident last December during a performance. Celine Giguere, a 21-year-old woman from Rhode Island, claims Busta assaulted her from the stage after she reached up and placed her hand on the rapper’s chin, and she filed misdemeanor assault and battery charges against him. Busta, meanwhile, responded by filing a separate assault charge against Giguere. Both trials are set for January 22 in Falls River District Court in Massachusetts. … A security guard testified in the C-Murder murder trial on Thursday that there was “no doubt in my mind” that the rapper pulled the trigger that killed 16-year-old Steve Thomas. The guard told the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, court that although he didn’t see the rapper with a weapon, he did see sparks from a pistol and heard a bang. The guard said that he saw C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, fighting with Thomas, and that he tried to break up the fight, but was too late. He admitted that he originally made up a false description of the killer “because of fear. I was afraid for my life.” …

The Diary of Alicia Keys, the sophomore album from the hip-hop soul singer, has now been pushed to a December 2 release date. It will include the song “Streets of New York,” featuring Nas and Rakim, which has been floating around on mixtapes the last few weeks. … Ex-Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth canceled the remaining three weeks of his tour following an onstage accident that occurred Wednesday in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The overzealous singer was swinging the mic stand over his head during the encore of “Jump” when he conked himself in the head, opening a gash above his eye. Roth was taken to the hospital, where he received 21 stitches. …

Bay Area punks Rancid will support their just-released sixth album, Indestructible, with a North American tour that begins October 1 in New York. Confirmed dates run through November 22 in Toronto. Following the domestic jaunt the band will head to Japan. … Actor Adrien Brody, NBA player Kevin Garnett, Redman, Farnsworth Bentley and Faith Evans were among the celebrities who hit Los Angeles’ House of Blues on Saturday night for the second date of the Seagram’s Gin Live Tour starring Carl Thomas and Lil’ Mo. The 25-city trek commenced Friday night in San Francisco and ends on October 25 in Miami. …

Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, banjo star Bela Fleck and the Kronos Quartet are among the guests featured on Nelly Furtado’s new album, due November 25 and recently re-titled Folklore. The first single, “Powerless (Say What You Want),” is due at radio outlets in early October. … Timbaland and Magoo have pushed their LP, Under Construction II, back to November 18. Their new single is called “Indian Flute” and features Tim’s younger brother Sebastian. …

Jurassic 5’s beefy, baritone rapper Chali 2na will rejoin the Los Angeles Latin funk group Ozomatli for their next album, Street Signs, due in February. When J5 were still a relatively local L.A. act, Chali provided vocals for both groups, but in 1998 he opted to concentrate on Jurassic full-time. Ozomatli will hit the road for a 20-city trek on October 2 in support of their EP Coming Up, which will hit stores Tuesday. … The Streets, Floetry and Cody Chesnutt have been added to the Shortlist Awards Concert October 5 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. The acts join fellow nominees Interpol, Bright Eyes, Damien Rice, Cat Power and Black Keys on the bill. …

The Adolescents, the Bronx and Youth Brigade are among the bands slated to perform at the Jack Grisham for Governor Awareness Rally October 5 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. Grisham’s band T.S.O.L., whose Divided We Stand is due Tuesday, will also perform. … Slipknot’s 1999 home video “Welcome to Our Neighborhood” will be released on DVD on November 18. The disc includes live versions of “Surfacing” and “Wait and Bleed,” the video for “Spit It Out” and seven minutes of bonus concert footage filmed during one of the band’s 100 Ozzfest appearances. …

Lana Clarkson, the B-movie actress who was found dead in producer Phil Spector’s mansion in February, was killed from gunshot wounds to her head and neck that were inflicted by another person, according to a ruling the Los Angeles County coroner’s office released Monday. The report took eight months to investigate and has been passed along to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, which is expected to make a decision on what charges to bring against Spector this week. … Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, along with Keith McGuffey, is composing the original soundtrack for a CGI animated film called “The Spirit Bear.” The film, about the journey of a bear cub, is currently in preproduction and is being targeted for a spring 2006 release date. … Boo & Gotti are ready to release the second single from their Perfect Timing LP. The new track, “Baby Girl,” features TQ. …