For The Record: Quick News On Limp Bizkit, Scott Stapp, Kanye West, Nelly, Bow Wow, Johnny Cash & More

Limp Bizkit are getting back to the fundamentals for their next album. Not only have they re-enlisted guitarist Wes Borland into their ranks, but Fred Durst and company are again working with producer Ross Robinson, who helmed their 1997 debut, Three Dollar Bill Y’all, as well as albums for Korn and Slipknot. …

Ex-Creed frontman Scott Stapp is being sued by a former business associate for failing to repay $60,000 he borrowed to pay Beverly Hills, California, doctor David Kipper — known for his controversial rehab techniques — for services rendered in 2002. The doctor developed a bad reputation earlier this year when Ozzy Osbourne filed a complaint with the Medical Board of California, claiming that Kipper over-prescribed addictive antipsychotics and tranquilizers. … Old-school gospel vets are up in arms over Kanye West‘s nomination for Best Gospel Rap Album for The College Dropout at the annual Stellar Awards. The nod is due to the single “Jesus Walks,” though some Stellar officials say that the lyrics to the other tunes on West’s debut could offend some listeners. …

Bow Wow is talking with various networks about shooting a reality show following his life in music and movies as well as “me and my mother living in my house,” the rapper said recently. Bow just started recording his fourth album, which marks a return to working with Jermaine Dupri. “I really want this album to be about me going back home with So So Def and being back with JD, so we’re just going to play that really big,” he said. … BET on-air personality Free hosted her second annual Break! Celebrity Pool Tournament in New York Tuesday night. Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson and Russell Simmons were among those in attendance at the charity event that raised more than $75,000 for the Free4Life Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for young people in Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. …

An auction of articles from the estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash brought in more than $1.2 million in its first day. A custom-made guitar that Cash, who passed away last September, used on tour, took in $131,200. There are 773 lots up for auction, including an inscribed photo of Elvis Presley which sold for $18,000, a few of the singer’s black jackets, a 1987 Rolls-Royce and a grand piano that was featured in Cash’s “Hurt” video. All proceeds from the auction, which continues through Thursday, go to the Cash estate. … Rocker-turned-politico Krist Novoselic and punk stalwart Henry Rollins will bring the rock to the “Political Rockers” category at The New Yorker Festival, October 1-3 in New York. The former Nirvana bassist and hardcore hothead are scheduled to speak at the New York Public Library on October 2. …
 
Phish‘s 2003 two-day festival known as IT is coming to DVD on October 12. Half of the double-disc set was recorded at the show in Limestone, Maine, while the other half features interview clips, a photo gallery and the 90-minute TV special that aired on PBS in August. … An album featuring finalists for the fourth annual Shortlist Music Prize will be released October 26, a few weeks before the November 10 award ceremony in Los Angeles. The finalists will be announced on September 20. …

… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are hitting the road for a fall tour beginning October 7 in Austin, Texas. Tour dates have been announced for cities in the U.S. and Canada through November 12, when the band will wrap things up in Dallas. … After their track “Complicated” appeared on the soundtrack to “The Punisher,” Tallahassee, Florida, quintet Submersed are preparing to drop their debut album. In Due Time, set for September 28, was co-produced by former Creed/current Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, who befriended Submersed guitarist Eric Friedman in 1999. Submersed will open for Alter Bridge on their North American tour, which begins September 23. Their first single, “Hollow,” is expected to surface at radio this week. …

Breaking Benjamin have broken it off with drummer Jeremy Hummel. In a letter posted on the fan site www.shallowbay.com, Hummel claims he was handed his walking papers for no specific reason by singer Ben Burnley. Hummel and Burnley formed the band in 2000. … Dirty Vegas are getting ready to drop their next album, One, with the first single, “Walk Into the Sun,” heading to radio at the end of September. One is driven by a more organic approach, with live instrumentation, including an eight-piece orchestra. Tracks include “Save Me” and “Human Love.” …

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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. …