For The Record: Quick News On Linkin Park, Trick Daddy, Rage Against The Machine, Stooges, Donnas & More

More than 20,000 rock fans gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday night to witness an historic performance by Linkin Park. Despite protests from numerous officials in the extremely stringent and religious city, the band was allowed to perform the concert, which was part of its tour of Asia. Prior to the show, Linkin Park had been told they couldn’t wear shorts, curse or engage in any other inappropriate behavior while they played. Very few major artists are granted permission to perform in Kuala Lumpur. …

Trick Daddy will head to court on December 15 to begin his trial on drug-possession and assault charges. The rapper, whose real name is Maurice Young, was arrested on September 24 when cops found cocaine in his shirt pocket as he was being ejected from the stands of a high school football game in Homestead, Florida. The run-in with the law put Young in violation of a bond order from a previous incident in February, and now he’ll face all charges at his new trial. A Miami-Dade County judge ordered him to remain on house arrest until that date — a decision the State Attorney’s Office calls lenient because it still allows him to perform locally. … A recently reunited Iggy and the Stooges have joined the lineup of the fifth annual Voodoo Music Experience, taking place November 1 in New Orleans. While Iggy is on, the Donnas are off — the female quartet was forced to cancel due to drummer Donna C‘s wrist injury, which also recently derailed the group’s European tour. Iggy and the Stooges augment an eclectic roster that already features 50 Cent, A Perfect Circle, the White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age. …

The upcoming Rage Against the Machine DVD, which hits shelves November 25, will include the free concert the band performed in the streets of Los Angeles during the 2000 Democratic National Convention. The show was scheduled as a protest against the two-party system and the policies of President Bill Clinton, who was speaking at the convention. … Jack Bruce, singer/bassist for 1960s rock group Cream, underwent a liver transplant on September 19 and is now making a successful recovery, his family said in a statement. Bruce, 60, was diagnosed with liver cancer this summer, and underwent a previous transplant that resulted in infection and kidney failure before the successful transplant in September. “Jack will be with us for many years,” the family said, “and obviously we are looking forward to more new songs, concerts and records.” …

Goldfinger singer John Feldmann, who has produced albums for Mest and Good Charlotte, has signed on to work again with the Used, who will return to the studio in December. Before then, Goldfinger will join Good Charlotte on the road from October 23 in Richmond, Virginia, to November 28 in Long Beach, California. Goldfinger are currently without a label, but Kung Fu Records is planning a live album as part of its The Show Must Go Off series. … Swedish rockers Mando Diao have scheduled their first Stateside tour in support of their debut album, Bring ‘Em In, released in August and featuring the single “Sheepdog.” The outing begins October 22 in New York and ends November 6 in San Francisco. …

Imagine a Broadway musical featuring the music of John Lennon. You may say we’re dreaming, but we’re not the only ones: Producers Edgar Lansbury and Don Scardino have a show in the works and are eyeing a 2004-05 debut. The play, which has the approval of Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, will feature roughly 30 songs from Lennon’s post-Beatles career. …

10.15.2003

Snoop Dogg has added yet another piece of swag to his arsenal. Following a couple of action figures released earlier this year, the Doggfather plans on dropping a third next month. The nine-inch figure from Sota Toys retails for $14.99 and is available in four outfits, including a dapper pin-striped suit. …

Tickets for the Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert in Nashville on November 10 will be distributed for free through a lottery system. Those interested in attending must apply for the lottery by October 26 by sending a 3 1/2-by-5-inch card with their name, address and daytime phone number to: Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute, P.O. Box 20003, Nashville, TN 37202. Each applicant may only send one entry. John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam and George Jones have been added to the lineup, which also features Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Hank Williams Jr., Jack Clement, Steve Earle, Larry Gatlin and Rosanne Cash. … After a separation of over a year from his wife, Velvet Revolver/ Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has filed for divorce. Weiland originally wanted a divorce from wife Mary right after the couple split, but dropped the issue in August. On Tuesday, he refiled in Los Angeles court because of irreconcilable differences. Weiland and his wife have two children and signed a prenuptial agreement before they married in May 2000. …

It looks like Redman is finally ready to come out of hibernation. The funk doc is almost done preparing his new LP, Red Gone Wild, due in February. … No more waiting three years for each LP. At the Source Awards, Lil’ Kim said she’s already in the lab working on the follow-up to La Bella Mafia, which dropped in March. …

MC Thom Yorke? Not quite, but Radiohead are commissioning remixes for either an LP or EP due out next year, according to a band spokesperson. The group will get the hip-hop treatment by producer Madlib, the Los Angeles beat conductor who just released a Blue Note jazz remix album, Shades of Blue. Madlib was asked to work on the project by the band personally but had never heard Radiohead’s music before. After a crash course, he chose the song “Sit Down. Stand Up” from Hail to the Thief. In addition to the Madlib remix, electronic producer Four Tet has taken on “Scatterbrain” for the project. … The bluegrass group Iron Horse has just released an album of Metallica covers called Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica. The LP includes chicken-pickin’ versions of “Fade to Black,” “Enter Sandman” and “The Unforgiven,” and features cover art modeled after The Black Album.

Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, Rahzel of the Roots and Lisa Kekaula of the BellRays are among the guests on the Crystal Method‘s third studio album, Legion of Boom. Due January 13, the album includes the single “Born Too Slow,” featuring John Garcia, former singer of stoner-rock pioneers Kyuss. … “Let’s Go (It’s a Movement),” by Warren G featuring KRS-One and on-the-rise Japanese MC L’il Ai, will be the first single from Beef: The Soundtrack, which drops October 21. Besides the single, which is expected to surface at radio next week, the LP features classic controversial hits like “No Vaseline” by Ice Cube and “F— Tha Police” by N.W.A. …

Following last month’s departure from Soulfly, Mikey Doling, Marcello D. Rapp and Roy Mayorga will now concentrate on Abloom, their project with members of Onesidezero. Abloom will play Los Angeles’ Roxy on November 15. … Joi, Angie Stone, DJ Premier and Nice & Smooth‘s Greg Nice attended Raphael Saddiq‘s show at New York’s S.O.B.’s on Tuesday night. …

The rendition of Frank Sinatra‘s “Can I Steal a Little Love” that Joey Fatone‘s lounge singer character sings in the upcoming movie “The Cooler” will be featured on the soundtrack, due November 11. The movie, which stars William H. Macy and Alec Baldwin, opens November 19 in New York and Los Angeles and December 19 nationwide. … Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, who recently became a father, is planning a November tour with his side project, Jackson. Shiflett sings in the group, while his brother Scott (of Face to Face) plays bass and Saves the Day‘s Pete Parada plays drums. …

Following the publication of his book of photography, due in November, Lou Reed plans to drop a live album. The LP, slated for a February release, stems from a June 24 concert at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. … Sting will be honored as MusiCares’ 2004 Person of the Year at the 14th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 6. The event will feature a tribute concert and an auction, the proceeds from which will benefit the MusiCares Financial Assistance Program, which aids music industry professionals in times of need. …