For The Record: Quick News On The Pixies, Ozzy Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Disturbed, Metallica, Motorhead & More

Fresh off their stint at Coachella, the Pixies have announced they’ll be jumping aboard the Lollapalooza trek, though only for the Los Angeles area and New York dates. The recently reunited group will play the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, on July 22, and Randalls Island in New York on August 17. …

The Supreme Court announced on Monday it will not hear a case filed against Ozzy Osbourne in 1998 by his former bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake, who played on Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. The two were seeking royalties for songs from those albums that were used in television commercials and during NFL games. A California judge had previously dismissed the suit. In 2002, the two albums were reissued with overdubbed bass and drum parts by Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin, respectively. … Disturbed have hired former Union Underground bassist John Moyer to replace Steve “Fuzz” Kmak, who was let go in December due to personality conflicts. Moyer tried out during an open audition on April 4 in Chicago. Moyer’s first appearance with Disturbed will be at the Rolling Rock Town Fair on July 31 at Westmoreland Co. Fairgrounds in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. …

Paris Hilton‘s next video will show her caught up in the rapture — but not in the way you might think. The hotel heiress will be featured in the new clip for Haitian rapper Won-G‘s “Caught Up in the Rapture,” a remake of Blondie‘s 1981 chart-topper, “Rapture.” … Metallica won a Music Video Award for “Frantic” at the eighth annual Prism Awards Thursday night at the Hollywood Palladium. The honor for the most accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use within entertainment programming was presented by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Health. The other Music Video Award winner was Johnny Cash for his cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt.” …

Speed metal forefathers Motörhead‘s new album, Inferno, the follow-up to 2002′s Hammered, is set for a June 22 release. Guitar whiz Steve Vai adds a bit of flash to “Terminal Show”; other titles include “Smiling Like a Killer,” “In the Name of Tragedy” and “Whorehouse Blues.” … Ex-Clash singer and guitarist Mick Jones and former Generation X bassist Tony James have formed the new group Carbon/Silicon. The band plays classic rock in the vein of the Rolling Stones blended with electronic beats and samples. …

Gene Simmons isn’t the only member of Kiss recording a solo album. Guitarist and singer Paul Stanley has been working on a disc in Los Angeles with producer Bob Kulick. In a phone interview with New York radio station Q104.3, Kulick said the material sounds different than anything fans have previously heard from Stanley. No release date has been scheduled. … Former Cult frontman Ian Astbury is recording a solo album. He’s currently working with producers such as Gordon Raphael (the Strokes) and U.N.K.L.E. member James Lavelle on demos. …

04.30.2004

Don’t fret, devastated John Stevens fans, you can see your favorite polite redhead again this summer — in the flesh, no less. All 12 “American Idol” finalists will hit the road for a 48-date tour beginning July 14 in Salt Lake City. Tickets for the outing, which wraps September 26 in San Jose, California, go on sale May 22. …

Celia Cruz kept shining Thursday night at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The late singer was nominated in seven categories and won three awards, as did Ricky Martin. William Hung‘s muse’s nods included Top Male Latin Pop Album for Almas del Silencio.

Cats, dogs and a variety of wildlife walk, talk and frolic around Incubus in their new video for “Talk Show on Mute,” the second single from their latest album, A Crow Left of the Murder. A first glimpse of the clip, which was directed by Floria Sigismondi earlier this month, is available on the band’s Web site, www.enjoyincubus.com. … The idyllic Malibu, California, rented home studio used to record Incubus’ 2001 LP, Morning View, will soon house the Deftones as they create their follow-up to last year’s self-titled effort. The bandmembers have spent the last few months writing their fifth album in their hometown of Sacramento, California. …

Michael Jackson wasn’t the only celeb in trouble having a second arraignment on Friday. Courtney Love appeared in a Beverly Hills, California, courtroom to enter a plea — for the second time — to felony drug-possession charges. This time, as last time, she pleaded not guilty. She’s due back in court on June 4 for a pretrial hearing. … Meanwhile, her alter-ego Japanese anime character, Princess Ai, will have her first adventure come July 6. Love’s character, a royal princess from a magical kingdom caught in modern-day Tokyo, is featured in the first of a series of gothic shojo comic books, now available for preorder at http://store.comicfusion.net. …

What better way for fans to prepare for this summer’s Vans Warped Tour than by remembering the good times of last year’s trek? Featuring backstage interviews and performances from Rancid, Pennywise, Sum 41, Simple Plan and others, the “Vans Warped Tour ’03″ DVD, boasting Dolby 5.1 digital sound, is scheduled for release June 22, three days before this year’s tour kicks off in Houston. … Revolutions, the latest album by the X-ecutioners, has been rolled back two weeks to a June 8 release. The group will hit the road to support their fourth album, which features such guests as Rob Zombie and Fat Joe, beginning June 2 in New Haven, Connecticut. …

Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” must be playing somewhere in the Primus camp. After reuniting for a fall tour that carried over through spring, original members Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim “Herb” Alexander have extended their tour through June 26 in Chicago. Beginning May 29 in Irvine, California, the new leg, dubbed the Hallucino Genetics Tour, will feature a complete rendition of 1990′s Frizzle Fry following a conventional set. The left-field trio’s last outing, the Tour De Fromage, included a performance of 1991′s Sailing the Seas of Cheese.