For The Record: Quick News On Juvenile, Britney, Hilary Duff, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park, Viggo Mortensen & More

Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, have issued an arrest warrant for 28-year-old rapper Juvenile on charges of failing to pay child support to the mother of his 6-month-old daughter. The Cash Money Millionaires member neglected to show up for a hearing in August on the matter but the warrant was only obtained this week. ...

No longer content with making a splash on cable and in theaters and record stores, 16-year-old Hilary Duff is coming to network TV.  The "Lizzie McGuire" star struck a deal with CBS to star in a family-oriented comedy for the 2004-05 season. ... At their London show Sunday, N.E.R.D. were joined by Justin Timberlake for nearly their entire set. The same thing happened at the band's Edinburgh, Scotland, show immediately following last week's MTV Europe Music Awards on November 6. ...

Linkin Park are releasing a single for fans only on their Web site on Monday (November 10) — a live version of "From the Inside," which will appear on the band's upcoming Live in Texas CD and DVD. ... Hoobastank and Story of the Year have been added to the upcoming Linkin Park tour, which also features P.O.D. The trek will start in the beginning of January and run through the end of February. Hoobastank's new album, The Reason, comes out December 9. Story of the Year's debut, Page Avenue, came out September 16. ...

A maker of diet pills has filed a federal lawsuit against Britney Spears, seeking relief from accusations made by the pop star that they improperly used her image in the promotion of Zantrex-3, after she was reportedly seen spilling a bottle from her bag while at Heathrow Airport a few months ago. A spokesperson for the singer called the ad unauthorized, but Zoller Laboratories continues to promote the link between the singer and its product on a Web site for the pill, at www.zantrex.net/britney.htm. Zoller, along with DG Enterprises and Basic Research LLC, said in their lawsuit filed in Utah's Federal Court on Friday that they have never used Spears' image in advertising. ... Meanwhile, Britney wants to meet you — well, if you buy her new album, that is. She's staging a signing on November 18 at New York's Virgin Megastore in Times Square, where the first 500 people who purchase In the Zone that day at that store (beginning at 9 a.m.) will have the pleasure of the singer personalizing it for them. ...

System of a Down will play their only North American show of 2003 on Saturday with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a benefit at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Warshaw Center for Prostate Cancer Research and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a school founded by the Chili Peppers' Flea. ... Viggo Mortensen, who plays Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is working on a solo album called Pandemoniumfromamerica. The disc will feature guest appearances by head Hobbit Elijah Wood, Guns N' Roses guitarist extraordinaire Buckethead and Travis. The record will be available later this month through Percival Press, and will include songs, instrumentals and spoken-word performances. ...

A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, couple is suing Justin Guarini for rear-ending them on March 12, 2002, before he became well-known as the first season "American Idol" runner-up. The lawsuit, filed Friday, seeks more than $100,000 for injuries Louis Maiatico suffered to his back, neck and side. Guarini was originally cited for following too closely and paid a $100 fine. ... Kelly Rowland, Tori Amos and Seal are among the artists who have contributed remakes of 1950s songs for the soundtrack to "Mona Lisa Smile," due November 25. Rowland covered Duke Ellington's "I'm Beginning to See the Light" for the movie, which stars Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal and opens December 19. ...

Who better to launch his own line of lingerie than a man who's probably seen as many panties as a Victoria's Secret stock boy, Tommy Lee. The former Mötley Crüe drummer and renowned ladies man will reportedly start his skivvies venture in the spring. ... No Doubt and Sting are the first two performers announced for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, taking place December 10 in Las Vegas. Additionally, the former Police frontman will receive the Billboard Century Award in recognition of his body of work. The ceremony airs live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET. Award finalists are expected to be named soon. ...

Marilyn Manson's song "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth" will be featured in the upcoming "Spawn Armageddon" video game. The track was featured on Manson's most recent album, The Golden Age of Grotesque. The game is being produced by Todd McFarlane and is scheduled for release on November 26. ... Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera has hired Terry Date to mix the band's next record, which will be produced by Cavalera. The group, which has had a revolving door lineup recently, will consist of Cavalera, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-Ill Nino), bassist Bobby Burns (ex-Primer 55) and drummer Joe Nunez (ex-Stripping the Pistol). The band recorded nine songs at the Saltmine Studios in Mesa, Arizona. Tracks include "The Prophecy," "Living Sacrifice," "Defeat U" and "Mars." ...

Zakk Wylde will begin recording material for the next Black Label Society album next week. The follow-up to The Blessed Hellride, which dropped in April, is expected to surface in the spring. ... If you've ever wondered what English pop star Damon Albarn does while touring the U.S., you're about to find out. The Blur/ Gorillaz frontman's first proper solo album, Democrazy, is a scattered collection of demos and ideas that were roughly recorded in hotel rooms while on the road this summer in support of Blur's latest, Think Tank. But this kind of insight is only for the diehards. Only 5,000 copies will be pressed on vinyl and released in the U.K., via Albarn's own Honest Jon's label, on November 24. ...

Guy Speranza, 47, the original singer of Riot, died on November 8 from pancreatic cancer. Speranza performed on the band's first three studio records, 1977's Rock City, 1979's Narita and 1981's Fire Down Under. Speranza's replacement, Rhett Forrester, was murdered in Atlanta in 1994. After leaving behind his career in music, Speranza worked as an exterminator in Florida. He was diagnosed with cancer last spring. ...

Deck the halls with boughs of emo — Conor Oberst is putting out a Bright Eyes Christmas album for sale only on the Web site of his label, Saddle Creek Records.

Starsailor will launch a 16-date North American tour on January 15 in Detroit. The outing, in support of their LP Silence Is Easy, wraps February 12 in San Diego. ... Anthrax have added two more weeks to their tour. The first new show is November 29 in Leominster, Massachusetts, and the final scheduled date is December 14 in Clear Lake, Iowa. ...

11.07.2003

Disturbed bassist Fuzz has left the band, according to a post on the group's official Web site. Disturbed have not yet started looking for a replacement, and do not wish to discuss what motivated Fuzz's departure or whether he voluntarily left. "I hope everyone can appreciate that all four parties involved would like to keep that information confidential," the band said. Disturbed are currently in the studio writing songs for their third record, which they hope to have in stores by spring 2005. ...

After much speculation, it's official — O-Town are O-Ver. According to a statement they sent to fan site Insideotown.com, the group will not continue on, but will remain "best friends." The decision was mutual, and each member has moved on to other projects: Jacob is working as a volunteer firefighter in San Diego, Dan is writing and producing, Trevor is studying acting, Ashley is recording a solo album and Erik-Michael is going solo and exploring acting. ... A gutsy promoter has booked Guns N' Roses as a headlining act for the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, which begins May 29 and runs for five nights in Lisbon, Portugal. If they actually appear, GN'R will be playing the second night of the event. It will be the first time the band would take the stage since its tour last year was canceled after the group failed to show up to gigs in Vancouver and Philadelphia, sparking riots in both cities. ...

Two arrest warrants have been issued for Eminem's ex-wife, Kim Mathers, after she skipped out on two separate hearings this week. On Thursday, Mathers failed to show up for arraignment charges of running a drug house in Warren, Michigan, stemming from a hotel party on September 29. On Tuesday, Mathers was to attend a hearing for violating the conditions of a bond in a previous drug case in St. Claire, Michigan. Her attorney told local papers that nobody has seen or heard from Mathers in a week. ... Although most of "Punk Rock Holocaust" was shot during this summer's Vans Warped Tour, the killing spree isn't over. Additional bands will be hacked, maimed, impaled and disemboweled for the slasher flick while on tour through the rest of the year. Captured so far on film are pro skaters Jon Comer and Tony Alexander, Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau, Mest's Tony Lovato and Nick Gigler, the Used's Bert McCracken, Andrew W.K. and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. ...

Madonna's children's books, "Mr. Peabody's Apples" and "The English Roses," read by the Maternal Girl herself, will be available for download through Apple's iTunes Music Store on Monday. The print version of "Apples," which is about the importance of teachers, will hit bookstores the same day. ... Chic and Power Station drummer Tony Thompson has renal-cell cancer. Contributions to help with his medical expenses, since he has minimal insurance, or well-wishes to keep his spirits up can be made at www.tonythompsonfund.com. Thompson has also contributed to records for Madonna and David Bowie. ...

Drive-Thru Records will release its second compilation DVD, simply titled "Drive-Thru Records Presents Version 2.0," on December 9. The disc features music videos, live performances and home videos from New Found Glory, Finch, Something Corporate, the Starting Line, Home Grown and Rx Bandits, among others. ... The only thing surprising about Kiss-opoly is that it's taken long-tongued bassist/merchandising maven Gene Simmons so long to unleash it on the public. Following in the footsteps of versions of the classic board game Monopoly based on colleges (Rutgers-opoly, Harvard-opoly) and cities (New York-opoly, Phoenix-opoly), as well as the offensively stereotyping Ghetto-opoly, the Kiss version will be available for the holidays. ...

Hawaii native Jack Johnson will host the inaugural Kokua Festival, a benefit for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, which supports environmental education and community programs in Hawaii. DJ Logic and Michael Franti and Spearhead will join Johnson at the January 3 concert at Kualoa Ranch in Windward, Oahu. ... Nick Carter's family has yet another legal woe — the Backstreet Boy's sister Bobbie Jean was arrested late Wednesday on a DUI charge by the Florida Highway Patrol. She was also cited for following too closely and for failure to carry registration and insurance. ...