For The Record: Quick News On Outkast, Linkin Park, Korn, Beyonce, Eels, Diamond Dave & More

Outkast's Andre 3000 is in talks to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic directed by Allen and Albert Hughes ("Menace II Society," "American Pimp"). But first the rapper will star in an HBO movie coinciding with his group's just-released Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below, and then a film with Morgan J. Freeman ("Hurricane Streets") called "Love Hater." ...

Linkin Park will have to tone down their act when they play Malaysia on October 15. The government has granted the band permission to play a 50,000-seat stadium in Kuala Lumpur on the condition they don't jump around onstage, swear or wear shorts, according to wire-service reports. Officials in the conservative Islamic nation regularly prevent Western rock acts from playing there. ... Korn's sixth album, Take a Look in the Mirror, the first LP fully produced by the band, will drop November 18. In the meantime, fans can catch the first single, "Right Now," rocking radio early next month. ...

Beyoncé Knowles will play herself in an episode of the UPN sitcom "All of Us," airing October 7. ... Next year, the Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles. The ceremony will take place February 8 at the Staples Center. The show was scheduled a few weeks earlier than usual so it wouldn't bump up against the Oscars and other awards programs. ...

Soulfly bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga and guitarist Mike Doling have left the band, the group's label confirmed. No reason was given. They have been temporarily replaced by bassist Bobby Burns (ex-Primer 55), guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-Ill Nino) and drummer Joe Nunez. "This is no big deal," frontman Max Cavalera said in a statement. "Soulfly is always evolving. I'm always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact, there has never been the same band on any consecutive Soulfly record." ... Following up performances in New York and San Juan Capistrano, California, Gina Gershon and current backup band Girls Against Boys will take their act to the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood on September 25 to promote the "Prey for Rock & Roll" soundtrack, due October 7. Seven additional dates will follow, and the trek wraps in Philadelphia on October 15. ...

Latin rock and electronic band Kinky have set a November 18 release date for their second album, Atlas. Cake singer John McCrea, who met the band on the recent Unlimited Sunshine Tour, is featured on the first single, "The Headphonist," while Itaal Shur, who won a Grammy for co-writing Santana's "Smooth," co-wrote another tune on the album, "Not Afraid." ... After a dynamic performance for 14,000 fans in Lima, Peru, Alanis Morissette ended the show by shouting, "Thank you, Brazil!" In a press conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Morissette said she had been drinking before making the gaffe. "I don't remember saying that," she said at the conference, according to the BBC. "I think I was drunk." ...

Hardcore metal band Life of Agony will release a double CD of their January reunion shows, River Runs Again: Live 2003, on October 14. And the reunion looks like it won't be short lived: The band has booked shows in Long Island, New York, for December 11 and 12 and will start working on a new studio album before the end of the year, which is tentatively scheduled for release in 2004. ... AC/DC's 1991 Monsters of Rock festival performance at Donington Castle in the U.K. is captured on the DVD "AC/DC Live at Donington," due November 11. In addition to the concert, the disc features remastered sound, band commentary and the ability to focus on just one member throughout an entire song. ...

The Sunday accident that caused David Lee Roth to get 21 stitches in his face and forced the cancellation of a handful of shows turned out not to be a run-of-the-mill concert misstep. No, it was "a very fast, complicated 15th-century samurai move" gone wrong that put the former Van Halen singer out of commission, according to his publicist. ... E should hope for straight A's when his band, the Eels, embarks on its Fall Tour of College Duty on October 16 in Lawrence, Kansas. The traipse through mostly college towns winds down November 8 in Brooklyn, New York. ...

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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. ...