For The Record: Quick News On Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Lyttle, Jennifer Lopez, Twista, Backstreet Boys, U2 & More

Lindsay Lohan‘s first single from her forthcoming, still-untitled debut album is being shipped to radio this week, but it’s no longer called “Just What It Is” — the new title of the track is “Rumors.” Both lyrical references can be found in the chorus, which details the singer/actress’ complaints about being followed by tabloid reporters and paparazzi: “I’m tired of rumors starting/ I’m sick of being followed/ I’m tired of people lying/ Saying what they want about me/ Why can’t they back off me?/ Why can’t they let me live? I’m going to do it my way/ Take this for just what it is.” The album is due out in November. …

Kevin Lyttle leads fellow Caribbean artists Bounty Killer, Spragga Benz and Vybz Kartel, among others, in the charge to help those affected by Hurricane Ivan’s destruction by hosting a benefit show in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday. Proceeds from the show will benefit the relief efforts in Grenada, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Concertgoers are also being asked to bring nonperishable food and other items. … On October 2, Leonardo DiCaprio will present Jennifer Lopez with the Noche de Ninos award for her assistance of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The ceremony, to be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, will be hosted by actor Antonio Banderas. …

Ben Jelen, Henry Rollins, Bob Mould, Sandra Bernhard and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” mastermind John Cameron Mitchell are headlining an event in Washington, D.C., to support gay marriage. “WEDrock” will take place October 5 at the 9:30 Club, with all proceeds benefiting Freedom to Marry activities in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. “Being a real American, all about that freedom, I can’t think of anything more hateful and un-American than someone taking the time to block the union of two people,” Rollins said in a statement. “When I see the happiness on the faces of the same-sex couples as they take their vows, it’s so completely wonderful and brave and American.” … U2 have announced that How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb will be the title of their new album, due November 23. “Vertigo,” the first single off the 11-track LP, will hit radio on September 24. …

C-Murder pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree attempted murder in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last week, according to a spokesperson for the Baton Rogue District Court. The MC (born Corey Miller) is scheduled to return to court on December 7 for a motions hearing. No trial date has been set yet. Miller is accused of shooting at a Baton Rouge club owner and patron on August 14, 2001. … Snoop Dogg will host Spike TV’s second annual Video Game Awards, which will be televised live on December 14 from Santa Monica, California’s Barker Hanger at 9 p.m. ET. The rapper stars as himself in a number of games, including Activision’s “True Crime: Streets of LA” and Electronic Arts’ “NBA Live 2003,” and will play a lead character in the upcoming holiday-season release from EA, “Def Jam: Fight for NY.” The nominees for the VGAs will be announced later this month. …

The Vote for Change Tour, the multi-city, multi-artist trek seeking to motivate voters to remove President Bush from office, will stage its final concert in Washington, D.C., on October 11. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and others will take the stage at the MCI Center for a four-hour performance. “We all wanted to come back together for a finale show after we had finished our separate tour dates,” said Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam in a statement. “We thought our nation’s capital seemed like the most ideal place to do that.” … R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People,” the Go-Go’s‘ “Vacation,” the Bloodhound Gang‘s “Fire Water Burn,” Neil Young‘s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” and other songs that punctuated poignant moments in “Fahrenheit 9/11″ have been assembled for the soundtrack to Michael Moore‘s record-breaking political documentary. The album is due October 5, to coincide with the film’s DVD release, and a portion of the sales will benefit Rock the Vote. …

On Friday, before jetting overseas for shows later this month in China and Japan, the Backstreet Boys will perform a warm-up show at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The tour marks the boy band’s first outing since 2001. … Twista and his attorney convinced a Chicago judge last week to grant an order restraining the rapper’s wife, Rashida Mitchell, from talking negatively about him in the press. The couple have been married since 1991 but began their divorce proceedings in 1999. Mitchell told the Chicago Sun-Times recently that Twista was failing to take care of their 10-year-old daughter. …

“Go shawty, it’s your …” Well, you know the rest. On Monday night Swizz Beatz celebrated his birthday with a bash at New York club Babalu. Ja Rule, Joe Budden and Lil’ Kim all came out for the event. … Jimmy Eat World are launching a short West Coast tour to promote the October 19 release of Futures. After two late September dates in England, the band will play two shows in California (September 30 in Riverside and October 19 in Pomona) and two in Arizona (October 23 in Tempe and October 24 in Tucson), in addition to shows October 26 in Las Vegas and October 27 in Orem, Utah. …

The heart of rock and roll is still beating … on “One Tree Hill,” since Huey Lewis just shot two guest episodes for the WB show (click for photos from the show) . Lewis, the voice behind such Huey Lewis and the News hits from the ’80s as “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “I Want a New Drug,” will play James, the dad of Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) and will appear in the season premiere, airing September 21, and the following episode on September 28. The show airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. … Grandmaster Flash is custom-mixing the soundtrack for “The Bernie Mac Show” so that it will flow from one cut to the next. James Brown, Parliament, George Clinton, Sly & the Family Stone, the Commodores, the Neville Brothers and others will be featured on the 17-track LP Music From & Inspired by ‘The Bernie Mac Show’: Non-Stop Funk Party, out November 2. …

Two artists sure not to be found anywhere in Liam Howlett of the Prodigy‘s CD collection: Madonna and the Beastie Boys. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle this week, Howlett put the Material Girl — who just happens to own Maverick Records, the label Prodigy are signed to — on blast, saying that he thinks her music is “sh–.” And he went on to call the Beasties’ latest album, To the 5 Boroughs, “weak and dated.” … Oasis guitarist/singer Noel Gallagher is featured on “Keep What Ya Got,” the new single from former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown‘s new solo album, Solarized. The LP came out this week in England and is due Stateside February 22. …

Elvis Costello is taping two concerts on Friday in Memphis for his first live DVD. He’s recording the concerts at the Hi-Tone Cafe, the same cafe where he played four shows in April. … The Accident Experiment are in no need of rescue after the American Red Cross brought a copyright-infringement lawsuit against them for using a logo similar to the one employed by the lifesaving charity organization. With a new logo in tow, the band that features former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel is reissuing its first EP, with two new tracks, on Thursday as a free download on its Web site, www.theaccidentexperiment.net. The band’s full-length debut, United We Fear, is due early next year. …

Without a singer, Adema are carrying on. Following the departure of Marky Chavez, the band is holding auditions for a new frontman. Adema’s third album and last featuring vocals from Chavez, Four Closure, is expected to drop in January. … Apartment 26, the band featuring Biff Butler, son of Black Sabbath‘s Geezer, have broken up. The group released a pair of albums since forming five years ago. Its latest, Music for the Massive, was released in February. …

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Joey Fatone married his fiancee, Kelly Baldwin, in a private ceremony on Thursday, in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. In attendance were the other four members of ‘NSYNC. …

Despite the many recent paparazzi shots showing Britney Spears barefoot with her clothes falling off, the singer’s mother is coming to her defense and insisting that her daughter isn’t “trashy.” On the singer’s Web site, Lynne Spears posted over the weekend that what happened to her superstar daughter (stepping on a floor-length skirt and it pulling down too low) has happened to many girls, but “luckily, there weren’t hordes of paparazzi around to capture it in photos.” As for Britney’s tendency to walk barefoot, even in public restrooms, Lynne said that her daughter is under doctor’s orders “to wear Uggs or tennis shoes and it’s just too hot for that.” “I guess it’s easy to find these ‘flawed’ human moments when there’s 10-14 cars of paparazzi documenting your every move,” she wrote. “My daughter is not one that is going to give into the pressures of dressing up every single day in order to impress the paparazzi vultures that await her outside … Britney always lets all of this roll off her back and not care about what they say.” …

Simon Fuller, the creator of “American Idol” and its British predecessor “Pop Idol,” has sued the creators of the U.K.’s new talent contest “The X Factor,” including notorious “Idol” judge Simon Cowell and “Idol” co-producers Fremantle Media. Fuller made the copyright-infringement and breach-of-contract charges after viewing the show’s first episode Saturday. In a statement, Cowell and Freemantle insisted the shows are different, and said that although they hope to resolve the matter amicably, they are willing to defend themselves in court. “The X Factor,” which features Cowell and Sharon Osbourne among the judges, began similarly to “Idol” but will later find the judges pitted against each other as they coach certain contestants. Cowell is still scheduled to be a judge on Fuller’s “American Idol” when it returns in January. …

It looks like Gwen Stefani‘s upcoming solo album has a name after all. Though she first planned to title it What You Waiting For?, she’s now calling it Love Angel Music Baby, four words whose initial letters spell “LAMB,” the name of her clothing line, her rep confirmed. The first single, “What You Waiting For?,” was written with Linda Perry and produced by Nellee Hooper, and the video was shot by Francis Lawrence. … An unauthorized version of the Streets song “Dry Your Eyes,” featuring Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has found its way to several Internet sites and radio stations across the country, prompting the British rapper’s management to issue a statement denouncing the leak. “We have no idea how anyone heard it outside of the closest people to both bands and aren’t particularly pleased,” they said, clearly upset that a song featuring one of the world’s most recognizable pop voices would create a buzz on their artist in the U.S. …

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme is temporarily leaving the Eagles of Death Metal, the side band he drums in under the alias Carlo Von Sexron. In a cryptic letter posted on www.qotsa.com, Homme said he was being replaced by sometime Homme-collaborator Joey “Sexy Mexy” Castillo on the group’s upcoming West Coast tour. According to a band spokesperson, Homme hopes to return as the Eagles’ “sleazy manager.” … Frank Black, who was known as Black Francis during the Pixies‘ initial tenure more than a decade ago, is releasing a double-disc collection of Pixies-related tunes. Due October 12, Frank Black Francis will feature one disc of 15 pre-Pixies demos and another of 13 new versions of Pixies classics re-recorded with Andy Diagram and Keith Moline of Two Pale Boys. Black also has the acoustic Honeycomb, a record he made in Nashville with several noted session musicians, due later this year. …

The Backstreet Boys have designated the Special Olympics to be the charity benefiting from the band’s concert in Beijing on September 24. The boy band will donate a portion of the ticket sales to Special Olympics International, which will use the funds to support educational-related initiatives in Beijing. … “Did Korn inspire you to be who you are today?” That’s what the bandmembers want fans to tell them to help promote their upcoming Greatest Hits album. Fans in the Los Angeles area are eligible to appear in a TV spot advertising the release by sending an e-mail to kornstory@hotmail.com describing how Korn’s music influenced, inspired or helped them “connect with someone important.” Check out the band’s official site for details. …

Modest Mouse have finalized their All Tomorrow’s Parties festival lineup. Lou Reed, the Walkmen, Explosions in the Sky, Sufjan Stevens, White Hassle and others will join previously announced performers the Flaming Lips and the Shins at the two-day alternative festival November 6-7 in Long Beach, California. … Motörhead are canceling their U.S. tour, which was scheduled to start this month, due to a foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilmister when he was touring Europe a month ago. Kilmister had originally ignored the pain and went against his doctor’s recommendation by completing that summer festival tour, but it made the injury worse and his doctor is now insisting that he stay off his foot for several weeks. Motörhead will return for a U.S. tour in March. …

Red Hot Chili PeppersJohn Frusciante has set an October 26 release date for Inside of Emptiness, the fourth of the six albums he plans to release this year. The third, produced by Ian MacKaye, is due Tuesday. …