For The Record: Quick News On Young Buck And Lloyd Banks, Courtney Love, Ciara, Eminem, Amerie & More

Buck, Banks due in court in December; bench warrants issued for Love; Simon Cowell sued.

G-Unit rappers Young Buck and Lloyd Banks are continuing to perform on the Anger Management 3 Tour as scheduled despite their run-in with the law Monday night in New York. The MCs were arraigned in Manhattan Tuesday and told to next appear in court on December 1. Buck and Banks, along with 11 others, were arrested Monday for gun possession after police searched their van. …

Two Los Angeles judges issued bench warrants for the arrest of Courtney Love on Wednesday (August 10) but are holding them until her next hearing, after the Los Angeles district attorney’s office asked that her probation be revoked at her two status hearings Wednesday. Prosecutors are alleging that the singer’s fainting spell and subsequent visit to a hospital on July 21 were drug-related after all, and that Love violated her probation by being under the influence of a controlled substance. An earlier status hearing on July 22 — with separate prosecutors from the Los Angeles city attorney’s office — had determined that her drug-rehabilitation efforts “seemed to be on track,” since she had completed her program and passed all drug tests. But there were no drug-counselor reports ready on Wednesday to indicate a similar status, the district attorney’s office said. Love’s next status hearing is set for August 19. … The man suspected of shooting Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn in the head during a carjacking attempt Sunday night was arrested after a standoff at an abandoned house in Denver, police said Tuesday, according to Reuters. Joseph Yachteen, 26, was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m. Monday night, a Denver police spokesperson said. Meanwhile, Cohn was released from the hospital Monday morning after doctors removed a bullet that was lodged in his skull. …

Ciara leads the list of nominees for the 10th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards with five nods. Destiny’s Child, Amerie and Fantasia scored four apiece, while Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Nina Sky earned two each. The show will tape September 7 in Pasadena, California, and air in syndication the following week. … Would you fork over $685 for a brick — a single brick? Well, someone living in Nebraska did just that this week, purchasing the last of 30 bricks autographed by Eminem in an eBay auction benefiting his Marshall Mathers Foundation, which helps troubled youths, and the Eight Mile Boulevard Association. The bricks, according to the Detroit Free Press, were recovered from the demolished Detroit Artillery Armory on Eight Mile Road in Em’s Oak Park neighborhood. All told, sales from the 30 bricks raised close to $8,600 for the nonprofits. …

Simon Cowell’s idea for the “Million Dollar Idea” reality show? Not his, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles, which also names ABC for allegedly stealing a trademarked brand, copying an entire premise of a show already airing in syndication, and marketing it as the network’s own. The suit was filed by Jean Golden and Todd Walker, who claim that they are the original creators/hosts of “Million Dollar Idea,” a reality show ABC announced on July 13 and which was picked up for nine episodes. “Can you imagine stealing an idea and not even bothering to change the name of it?” Golden said. “Each and every detail of Simon Cowell and ABC’s mock ‘Million Dollar Idea’ is a patent rip-off of Todd and Jean’s four-year labor of love,” their attorney Pierce O’Donnell said. They’re seeking damages in the tens of millions of dollars. A spokesperson for ABC said that the network has not yet been served with the complaint, so therefore has no comment. … Ricky Martin has a few friends joining him on the first single and video from his upcoming album Life, due October 11. Fat Joe and Amerie both guest in the “I Don’t Care” clip, which was shot Thursday in Brooklyn, New York, with director Diane Martel. …

The debut from Big Boi‘s Virgin Records imprint, Purple Ribbon, will be a compilation called The Purple Ribbon All-Stars, featuring the label’s roster, due October 4. Signees to the label include Killer Mike, C-Bone and Rock D, who are featured on the first single, “Kryptonite,” as well as Bubba Sparxxx, Sleepy Brown, Janelle Monet, Scar and Koncrete. … According to a spokesperson for the Used, Veteran New York hardcore act H20 have been tapped as the replacement opener for the upcoming Used and 30 Seconds to Mars tour, following last week’s announcement that Glassjaw had been forced to pull out of the nationwide run due to frontman Daryl Palumbo‘s Crohn’s Disease relapse. Palumbo remains in an undisclosed hospital, where he’s been undergoing treatment. …

Louis XIV taped a guest spot Monday for a new UPN show called “Sex, Love & Secrets,” which stars Denise Richards and is about a tight-knit group of hipsters living in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Louis XIV appear and perform as themselves on the new series’ fourth episode, to air in late October. “Sex, Love & Secrets” premieres September 27 at 9 p.m. ET. … Ray J — who’s releasing his new album, Raydiation, on September 20 — is one of five new cast members on the fifth season of the UPN show “One on One” this fall, along with Kel Mitchell, Nicole Paggi, Camille Mana and Jonathan Chase. Brandy‘s brother plays D-Mack, a hip-hop-obsessed college student from the suburbs, while Mitchell plays the landlord Manny, a washed-up former child star who spends his days watching reruns of his old TV show. The season premiere airs September 19 at 8 p.m. ET. …

Classic hits and new music from the Rolling Stones‘ forthcoming album A Bigger Bang, due September 6, will be used through the 2005 season of ABC’s “Monday Night Football” promo campaigns and in-game highlights packages. The band will also perform as part of the “NFL Opening Kickoff” on September 8, which airs at 8 p.m. ET, before the season opener between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders. The Stones’ tour kicks off August 21 at Boston’s Fenway Park. … Ron Isley suffered a stroke last summer and the Isley Brothers had to cancel a few shows while he recovered, but one promoter isn’t having it. Ronnie Perkins filed a federal lawsuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday seeking $65,000 in damages lost from three shows the Isley Brothers canceled: August 5 in Shreveport, Louisiana; August 6 in Jackson, Mississippi; and August 8 in Baton Rouge. …

311‘s eighth studio LP, Don’t Tread on Me, hits stores on Tuesday, but fans of Omaha, Nebraska’s favorite sons who want to listen to the disc before its release can experience all 11 of the album’s tracks — including “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” “Solar Flare” and “Long for the Flowers” — at the band’s MySpace page, myspace.com/311. …

08.09.2005

Thought it was out of character for Good Charlotte to work with Hilary Duff on new material for her album Most Wanted? Well, the Madden brothers are about to begin work on another unexpected collabo — this time, they’re teaming with Miami hip-hop producers Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon, better known for their work with Fat Joe, Ja Rule and 50 Cent. Cool & Dre are also lining up work with Shakira and Trina, according to the producers’ rep. …

Destiny’s Child will make their last televised appearance as a group at the second annual Fashion Rocks concert September 9 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The show, which will kick off New York’s Fall Fashion Week and air live on CBS, will also feature Alicia Keys, Nelly, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, Rob Thomas, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Tim McGraw, Joss Stone and the Arcade Fire. … With 50 Cent battling so many of New York’s MCs, chances of him bringing out surprise guests for his Big Apple Anger Management show Monday night at Madison Square Garden seemed slim to none. However, Fif pulled it off. During the G-Unit‘s set, Young Buck brought out Mase and Busta Rhymes. …

Paul Wall‘s The People’s Champ, due August 23, will feature collaborations with T.I., Bun B, B.G., Lil’ Wayne, Freeway and Big Pokey, who is featured on the first single, “Sittin’ Sideways.” “We’ve been putting in a lot of hard work and the work ain’t gonna stop,” Wall said of the sudden emergence of Houston as a hip-hop hot spot. “We on the grind trying to make it happen and we look forward to bigger and better years to come.” … Fat Joe has selected “Listen Baby,” his duet with Mashonda, as the next single from All or Nothing.

Foo Fighters and Weezer have just added four more dates to their co-headlining tour, with Kaiser Chiefs opening all four. The newly announced dates are September 27 in San Diego, September 28 in Phoenix, October 2 in Minneapolis and October 3 in Chicago. … Contrary to a report run in this column on Monday, Christina Aguilera is not named in her songwriter Matt Morris‘ recently filed lawsuit to receive payment for the work he did on her album Stripped; he is seeking damages from his publishing company. …

Radiohead, Bloc Party, Gorillaz, Razorlight and the Coral have all signed on to contribute tracks to Help: A Day in the Life, a compilation disc to benefit War Child, a nonprofit that helps children affected by war. According to the organization’s Web site, all of the bands will record a single song in a single day, much like 1995′s War Child Help album, which raised more than $1.5 million for children distressed by the Bosnian conflict. The album will be available for download starting September 9. … A coalition of musicians has banded together under the name Operation Ceasefire to organize a free music festival as part of a four-day anti-Iraq-war protest in Washington, D.C. The concert, to be held at the Washington Monument on September 24, will feature sets by Thievery Corporation, Le Tigre, Bouncing Souls, Steve Earle, the Coup, Head-Roc, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Wayne Kramer with the Bellrays. Ex-Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra will host the event. …

Gucci Mane will follow up his breakthrough single, “Icy,” with “That’s All,” according to the rapper. … Frankie J is planning to re-release The One this fall; the new version of the LP will include his latest single, a cover of Extreme‘s “More Than Words.” … Miri Ben-Ari, Kanye West‘s violinist, will release her major-label debut on August 23. The Hip-Hop Violinist features Styles P on the first single, “We’re Gonna Win,” as well as West, Twista, Mya, Anthony Hamilton, Scarface, Musiq, Fabolous and more. “It’s like a Santana project, but it’s street vibe meeting classical music,” Ben-Ari said. …

Lil’ Mo will release her Cash Money Records debut, Syndicated (The Lil’ Mo Hour), on Tuesday, according to the singer. Tracks include “Hot Girls” with Lil’ Wayne, “Dem Boys” and “Motha of Your Child.” “It’s just like telling people to respect your baby mama, don’t be tryin’ to dis her or nothin’,” Mo said of the latter. “I just had a baby and that postpartum and dealing with the C-section, that’s not a game.” … The album art for Disturbed‘s third LP, Ten Thousand Fists, will be unveiled next week on Spawn.com, which wouldn’t make any sense at all unless Todd McFarlane had something to do with it, right? Well, it turns out the comic-book illustrator and artist Greg Capullo worked together on the album’s cover. For the LP, frontman David Draiman wanted to revive an icon from the band’s first record: the demonic smiley face they’ve dubbed “the guy.” “We wanted to have a three-dimensional embodiment of ‘the guy’ leading an army into battle, so to speak,” Draiman said. “You see ‘the guy’ as a central image, and he’s surrounded by thousands of people. They all have their fists raised in unison, tattered clothes, determined faces, some spots of blood here and there, as if they’d just come in from battle.” Ten Thousand Fists hits stores September 20. …

New York’s Snitch, a favorite haunt of Marilyn Manson, Dave Navarro, Sum 41 and Metallica, as well as the hot spot’s celebrity owners, Velvet Revolver‘s Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan and Fuel‘s Brett Scallions, could be getting the reality-television treatment. Executive producer Charlie Corwin is currently shopping the idea, and said a handful of channels have expressed strong interest in adding the series to their lineups. The series, he said, will focus on the rock club’s employees and ownership, both inside and outside of Snitch. Each episode will feature an impromptu musical performance from a top rock act, he promised. … Gavin Rossdale‘s new band Institute‘s first single, “Bullet-Proof Skin,” is on the “Stealth” soundtrack, so the video for the song has a need for speed — but it’s cars, not jets, that provide it. The clip was shot at the end of July at the Sepulveda Dam in Los Angeles with director Kevin Kerslake, and yes, Rossdale is behind the wheel, according to the band’s label rep. …