For The Record: Quick News On Britney Spears, Johnny Cash, Travis Barker, Courtney Love, N.O.R.E., Libertines & More

Although the Ying Yang Twins will no longer be performing their collaboration with Britney Spears, "I've Got That Boom Boom," on "Saturday Night Live" on October 18, they'll still be teaming up with the pop princess a few days later. The duo will perform with Spears for her forthcoming ABC special, which tapes October 21 and 22 at New York's Gotham Hall. The show is slated to air November 17, one day before her album drops, according to the Twins' rep. ...

A planned tribute concert in Nashville for the late Johnny Cash might be adding some more star power to its lineup soon. Bono, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are in talks with organizers to perform at the Ryman Auditorium show on November 10. They would join a bill that already includes Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Kris Kristofferson. ... Travis Barker can now join his Blink-182 bandmates in the daddies club. The drummer's girlfriend, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, gave birth Thursday in Santa Monica, California, to Landon Asher Barker. Moakler has another son from her relationship with boxer Oscar De La Hoya. ...

Courtney Love's arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance has been postponed until October 31, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Superior Court. After receiving a call about a possible burglary on October 2, police found Love near the home of her former manager/boyfriend, where she admitted to smashing a handful of windows. A field sobriety test led to Love's arrest on the drug charges. ...

Rapper N.O.R.E. was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to face charges of marijuana possession after being busted in New York on September 3. The case has been adjourned until December 8. ...

Virginia rap duo the Clipse were supposed to release their sophomore album, Hell Hath No Fury, on December 16, but the album's been pushed until February. The group just dropped the Neptunes-produced "Pu---" as a street single for the mixtape circuit and still plans to release a proper single after the holidays. ... Just three days after exposing a flaw in the copy-protection software used on an Anthony Hamilton CD, Princeton graduate student Alex Halderman is being sued by the software maker. Los Angeles' SunnComm Technologies Inc. claims it lost more than $10 million in market value and that Halderman violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act when he posted a paper on his Web site detailing how to defeat the MediaMax CD-3 software with a simple push of the "Shift" key. ...

A DVD with three hours of videos, live performances and other footage will be featured in a special edition of the Stone Temple Pilots' greatest hits, Thank You, due November 11. Included on the DVD will be live versions of "Sweet Emotion" performed with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and "Wichita Lineman" with Glen Campbell. ... Along with classics like "In Your Eyes" and "Sledgehammer," Peter Gabriel's double CD Hit, due November 4, will include rarities (such as the "Philadelphia" soundtrack's "Lovetown") and a new song, "Burn You Up, Burn You Down." The latter is featured in the latest edition of the video game "Myst." ...

Kylie Minogue's ninth album, Body Language, will feature production by Curtis Mantronik, Cathy Dennis, Emiliana Torrini, Baby Ash and Rez and was recorded in London, Ireland and Spain. Track titles for the LP, due February 10, include "Slow," "Still Standing," "Sweet Music" and "Red Blooded Woman." ... Toni Braxton will release an 18-song greatest-hits collection, Ultimate Toni Braxton, on November 4. The set will include the previously unreleased tracks "Whatchu Need" and "The Little Things" along with hits like "Un-Break My Heart," "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" and "You're Makin' Me High." ...

The Libertines reformed with their eccentric singer Pete Doherty to play a show on Wednesday, the evening of his release from prison. Doherty spent a month in jail in England after pleading guilty to breaking into a bandmate's apartment July 25 and stealing several items while the rest of the band was on tour in Japan without him. The reunion show took place before a crowd of 200 at the Tap N' Tin club in Kent, England. ... Robert Downey Jr. is the latest actor to want to add "singer" to his résumé. He's recording an album reminiscent of Steely Dan, he told FOX News, and plans to perform Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years" — with the band — on "The Wayne Brady Show" on October 24. ...

10.9.2003

Linkin Park have set a November 18 release date for their live CD and DVD package Live in Texas. The discs will chronicle the band's complete set recorded at their two Texas Summer Sanitarium dates. "The shows were so amazing this summer, we had to record them and share them with our fans," singer Chester Bennington said. Added rapper Mike Shinoda: "Until now, we've never put together anything that captures the energy of what we see at our concerts." ...

System of a Down are writing and rehearsing in Los Angeles for their new album. The follow-up to last year's Steal This Album! is expected in the spring. ... A clip of Korn's "Right Now," the first single from their upcoming album, Take a Look in the Mirror, has been posted on www.korn.com. The follow-up to last year's Untouchables is due November 25. ...

Jessica Simpson will join comedian Paul Rodriguez and members of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders for the Wayne Newton USO Show, an annual United Service Organization fundraiser. The event will take place Friday at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., and honor General Tommy R. Franks for his service, and entertainer Ann-Margret for her participation in previous USO tours. ... N.E.R.D., the Clipse and Spymob will headline the October 30 Rock the Vote Benefit Concert at the inaugural New Orleans Media Experience, a festival celebrating the best in film, music, advertising and video games taking place October 26 to November 1. ...

In a seeming attempt to rival Cher for the tour that would never end, Kiss and Aerosmith have added another leg to their North American trek. The new dates begin Friday in Mountain View, California, and run through December 20 in Fresno, California. ... The 13-date Tell Us the Truth Tour, for those who can handle it, features Tom Morello's Nightwatchmen, British bard Billy Bragg and Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers educating concertgoers on political issues and media and trade reform. Tour information and updates will announced soon. ...

The artists on Atlantic should probably start getting their jewels mailed to them when they travel. First somebody swiped Lil' Kim's Queen Bee necklace a few months ago, now it looks like somebody may have nabbed a chicken-foot charm and necklace belonging to Nappy Roots member Big V. On Wednesday while traveling from Los Angeles to Indianapolis, he put the necklace in his luggage when he checked his bag in the airport. The husky wordsmith thinks somebody working for LAX probably stole it because when the bags arrived in Indiana, his $15,000 worth of jewelry was gone. ... Ultimate Run-DMC, a two-disc CD/DVD package due October 28, commemorates almost two decades of music and video productions by the Kings of Rock. The set includes 18 of the group's hit singles such as "Raising Hell" and their collaboration with Aerosmith, "Walk This Way"; 14 videos, and more. ...

Without ever releasing an album together, INXS and new singer Jon Stevens have parted ways over musical differences. The replacement for the late Michael Hutchence and the surviving members of the band will remain friends, INXS said in a statement. ... A few landmark feathers were put in the RIAA's cap last week. Alan Davis received a six-month jail sentence for illegally selling more than 100 CD compilations via a Web site. Four members of a warez ring pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement. And a New Jersey flea market was hit with a lawsuit for selling pirated CDs and cassettes. ...

Influential pop-punk band the Descendents have recorded 20 songs for two upcoming projects. An EP is scheduled for January, and a full-length album will follow in March. The discs will be the band's first studio releases since 1996's Everything Sucks. ... Taking a break from recording his fourth album, British singer Damon Gough, a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy, will hit the states for a three-week East Coast acoustic tour. The trek begins November 1 in Northampton, Massachusetts, and ends November 18 in Dallas. ...

Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten/ Lydon is working with director Penelope Spheeris ("Wayne's World," "Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years") to adapt his autobiography, "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs," to the big screen. The film has yet to be cast and no release date has been set. The 1994 book will be republished in January. ...