For The Record: Quick News On 3 Doors Down, Korn, Pearl Jam, Tyler Perry, Monica, Mike Patton, The Cure & More

3 Doors Down listen to their fans, Jonathan Davis has a Pirate in his family, Pearl Jam hit the studio.

Say what you will about 3 Doors Down, but there’s one thing for certain: they definitely know when to listen to their fans. According to their manager, the guys had originally intended for “It’s Not Me” to be the second single off their Seventeen Days album, but “due to the overwhelming response of the live audiences in Los Angeles and Europe,” they decided to make “Behind Those Eyes” the next single. A final video treatment is being mulled over, and the band has set aside April 11 in Los Angeles to shoot the clip. …

In typical rock-star fashion, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, who, with porn-star wife Deven, became proud parents last week, has named his infant son something even more bizarre than Apple. According to Davis’ Web site, Pirate Howsmon Davis entered the world on Friday, and is doing just fine. “I can’t describe how I’m feeling right now,” Davis wrote. Pirate is the rocker’s second child, and Deven’s first; Davis has a 9-year-old boy named Nathan from a previous marriage. … Pearl Jam are in the studio working on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, which is tentatively slated for release in the second half of the year, according to a spokesperson. …

Tyler Perry has hooked up with Dallas Austin to put out the soundtrack to “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” The record is dropping on April 19 and will feature the likes of India.Arie, Monica, Patti LaBelle, Tamia, Heather Headley and Tamela Mann. … Funkmaster George Clinton is in the final mixing stages of a new P-Funk All Stars album, How Late U Gotta B B4 U Absent?, according to a spokesperson, who described it as “a taste of what’s to come from Parliament, Funkadelic, George Clinton and new artists Belita Woods, Kendra Foster, JOI and [Clinton's granddaughter] Sativa.” The album is slated for release in June on Clinton’s C KUNSPYRUHSY label. …

Mike Patton‘s already long list of contributors to his Peeping Tom project has grown even more. Turntablist Kid Koala, beatboxer Rahzel, the MelvinsDale Crover and Patton’s Ipecac labelmate Dalek have all recently signed on. … Glasgow, Scotland, whine merchants Belle & Sebastian will release a double-disc compilation album on May 24, consisting of the 25 tracks from the band’s seven Jeepster EPs as well as all of its singles, according to the band’s Web site. Push Barman to Open Old Wounds will feature such songs as “Dog on Wheels,” “Lazy Line Painter Jane,” “A Century of Elvis” and “Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It.” …

Need to get your goth on? On the heels of the re-release of their 1979 debut, Three Imaginary Boys, the Cure will reissue their seminal early ’80s discs — Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography — on April 26. The remastered two-disc sets will feature the original album, numerous rarities and a lavish booklet filled with lyrics as well as photos from Robert Smith‘s personal archives. … Blues Traveler singer/harmonica player John Popper is about to launch a U.S. tour with the John Popper Project. The guitarless group features DJ Logic on the turntables, Blues Traveler bassist Chan Kinchla and Mosaic drummer Marcus Bleeker. The band has scheduled 11 dates so far, beginning with an April 14 show in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Gov’t Mule and running through an April 29 date in Urbana, Illinois. …

03.22.2005

Hilary and Haylie Duff seem to be inseparable these days — the celeb sisters are teaming up once again, this time to lend their voices to an upcoming animated film called “Foodfight!” The movie takes place in a grocery store, which comes to life after hours and features such characters as Mr. Clean, Charlie the Tuna and Twinkie the Kid dominating the action. There’s no word yet on which characters the Duff sisters will play. “Foodfight!” — which will be in 3-D — is due out in the fall of 2006. …

Audioslave‘s forthcoming second album now has a name: Out of Exile, which will hit record stores May 17 and feature “The Curse,” “Your Time Has Come” and the current radio single, “Be Yourself.” Audioslave’s spring tour kicks off April 14 in Las Vegas. … Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the White Stripes, Kid Rock and the Pixies will headline the 12th annual Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, which takes place June 10-12. Additional artists confirmed include Loretta Lynn, Bloc Party, the Killers, Joan Jett and Coheed & Cambria. Meanwhile, native son and producer Jermaine Dupri has been recruited to curate the festival’s urban stage. …

Fat Joe is making us wait even longer for his All or Nothing LP. The record has been pushed back to May 24; his camp has blamed “sample clearance issues” for the delay. … Kanye West will release the “Kanye West Video Anthology” on March 22. In addition to his videos, the DVD will feature retooled versions of previously released material, like the “Jesus Walks” remix with Common and Mase, as well as a couple of songs that have never hit shelves, such as “Heavy Hitters With GLC.” … “American Idol” champ Ruben Studdard has been knocked down yet again with another lawsuit, this time from his own godfather. Ronald Edwards, also the singer’s former manager, filed a $500,000 countersuit against the Velvet Teddy Bear on Friday, according to The Associated Press, accusing him of failing to pay management fees and other expenses. This comes on the heels of Studdard’s $246,000 suit against Edwards, filed March 5, in which the singer accuses his former manager of mismanaging his money while acting as a business advisor. …

Guitarist Vernon Reid announced on his blog that he will be a guest member of the Roots when they hit the road in June. His group, Living Colour, will be playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the end of April. … Lenny Kravitz donated a signed black-and-white Epiphone Flying V guitar to help raise money for Brazil’s fight against hunger, according to Reuters. He personally handed the instrument to Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at a photo op before his concert in Brasilia on Saturday. The $5,000 axe will be auctioned off on a government Web site as part of the president’s “Zero Hunger” program. Now that Kravitz wrapped his first tour of Latin America over the weekend, U.S. audiences will get to see him perform Stateside when his tour here kicks off on April 5 in Dallas. …

Meat Beat Manifesto will embark on their first U.S. tour in seven years beginning June 9; a full itinerary for the 20-city trek has not yet been announced. The electronic duo’s new album, At the Center, will hit stores on May 24. … Montreal trio the Unicorns may have called it quits, but we haven’t heard the last of them yet. Two of the members, singer Nicholas Diamonds and drummer J’aime Tambour, will continue on as a hip-hop outfit called Th’ Corn Gangg. The duo recently made their U.S. debut at South by Southwest and an album and tour are expected later in the year. … Prolific singer/songwriter and studio/touring musician Mindy Jostyn died March 10 after a battle with cancer. Jostyn had worked with such artists as Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, Joe Jackson, Shania Twain, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, according to her Web site. Her latest solo album, Coming Home, is due later this year. …