For The Record: Quick News On Fall Out Boy, Seether, Maroon 5, Cee-Lo, Louis XIV, Backstreet Boys & More

Pop-punks on 'One Tree Hill'; Karma and Effect band shoots 'Truth'; 'This Love' coming live to DVD.

Fall Out Boy are going primetime this fall, appearing on the October 26 episode of the WB's "One Tree Hill," according to the show's producers. The guys will be playing themselves and will perform the song "Dance, Dance" during a beach scene. The group shot the episode early last month. ...

Seether will follow up their current Karma and Effect hit "Remedy" with "Truth." Dean Karr (Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson), who directed the "Remedy" video, just shot the "Truth" clip in Los Angeles. ... Maroon 5 have set a September 20 release date for the CD/DVD Live - Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, the band will perform with Kanye West on Thursday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of the NFL season kick-off festivities. ... Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger has produced the debut EP from Agent Sparks, which features his brother, Ben Einziger. Not So Merry is due September 20 on Immortal Records. Copies preordered at www.immortalrecords.com will be delivered autographed. ...

Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha will release a collaborative album called The Happy Hour on Pha's Sho'Nuff Recordings (via Capitol) in November. The duo just shot a video in Atlanta for the title track. Nate Dogg, Keith Sweat and Guy's Aaron Hall guest on the album. ... The Wallflowers played to a flash-mob audience at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on Thursday. The free show was part of a nationwide concert series sponsored by Sony Pictures Digital and Ford. Fans can register at FusionFlashConcerts.com to be alerted about future shows featuring Louis XIV, Pete Yorn, Yellowcard and Frankie J in select U.S. cities. ...

Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough have offered their services — and their mugs — to be the new faces of Fight for Children, a nonprofit aimed at furthering the educational opportunities for urban youth. They'll be featured as part of the new "Create, Promote, Invest - We're Fighting for You" campaign, which will be unveiled during Fight for Children's San Tropez Summer Soiree in Long Island, New York, on Saturday. ... "American Idol" auditions in Memphis, Tennessee, slated for September 5 have been scrapped so the city can focus its efforts on aiding the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. "Out of respect for the city's citizens, their public services, and the need to focus public safety on the victims, this decision was made," "Idol" producers said in a statement. More than 10,000 evacuees are currently finding refuge in Memphis. ...

Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and dancehall artist Matisyahu are set to perform on Chabad's annual "L'Chiam - To Live" telethon later this month. This marks the Los Angeles Jewish group's 25th year of organizing the event, which helps provide food, clothing, shelter and hope to people from all walks of life. Also slated to participate are "Joey" co-stars Matt LeBlanc and Drea De Matteo and surf-rock guitar legend Dick Dale. The event will be broadcast September 25 and can be seen live on the Internet at www.tolife.com. ... Camp Freddy guitarist Billy Morrison revealed through the group's Web site that the all-star cover band — featuring Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum and Donovan Leitch — will perform a charity gig at West Hollywood's Key Club on September 29 to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. ...

The Bloodhound Gang are launching a New York scavenger hunt to promote their forthcoming LP, Hefty Fine, due September 27. Fans of the quirky rock band can put their knowledge to good use as they attempt to solve puzzles that will lead them to other clues hidden throughout the East Village. Prizes include BHG merchandise, show tickets and even pitchers of beer. Of course, all this fun will come at a price: The cost to partake in the hunt is $30. ... Bruce Springsteen is extending his North American acoustic concert trek through the fall, adding 17 gigs spanning 11 states, mostly in the East, including Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Florida. The additional leg of the tour will kick off October 6 in Rochester, New York, and wrap November 21 Trenton, New Jersey. ...

Apparently, when he's not picking fights with dudes in other bands, breaking up with rail-thin supermodels and, in general, creating a ruckus, ex-Libertines and current Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty likes to use his finger like a pen and write words in the air in front of his face. Or at least that's what his latest venture would suggest. Doherty's launched a reality-TV-esque Web site, BalaChadha.com, which (for a fee) will provide his fans with a window into the rocker's life — and yes, it's disturbing. ... Synth-rockers Metric might be gearing up to release their Live It Out (October 4), but singer Emily Haines is also looking forward to releasing the solo material she's been amassing over the past few years. Haines has enough material for two albums but is unsure what form the records will take. "It's not like, 'Oh, now I'm doing a solo project.' These songs just needed to be recorded. I've been carrying them around for a long time. It was just a good process of getting down these really spare tunes, trying to feel like Bowie in an empty room." ...

09.01.2005

You just can't keep the R. away from the cameras. Last week, in between performing at the MTV Video Music Awards and partying in celebration of the event, R. Kelly shot a video for "Slow Wind" on the outskirts of Miami with director Little X. And on Thursday (September 1) in his hometown of Chicago, Kells is shooting the clip for his reggaeton record "Burn It Up." ...

Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, Eminem, U2, Destiny's Child and Usher were among the big winners at the 2005 World Music Awards, held Wednesday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Carey took home three awards, for Best-Selling Pop Female Artist, Best-Selling R&B Artist, and Female Entertainer of the Year; while Em nabbed Best-Selling Pop-Rock Artist and Best-Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. Destiny's Child, who opened the show, claimed several awards, including Best-Selling Pop Group, Best-Selling R&B Group, and the title of the World's Best-Selling Girl Group of All Time. The Killers were bestowed with the honor of Best-Selling New Group, and Carlos Santana was presented with the Legend Award. The show will air September 13 on ABC. ... Expect ESPN's "College GameDay" to give extra love this season to Ohio State. Nick Lachey, an Ohio native and dedicated fan of all the state's sports teams, has signed on to be a regular contributor to the show. Nick will host feature segments as well as make onsite appearances, joining Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit. ...

On September 20, three days before what would have been Ray Charles' 75th birthday, a new collection of Charles collaborations featuring Mary J. Blige, Ruben Studdard and Angie Stone will hit stores. Charles actually started the album, titled Genius and Friends, six years before last year's Genius Loves Company, which won the Album of the Year Grammy. Alicia Keys' Super Bowl performance of "America the Beautiful" alongside a video of Charles singing the song in 2001 will also be included on the album, which Ahmet Ertegun, who first signed Charles in 1957, made a bedside promise to Charles to finish. ... The initial round of performers for the 2005 Pop Montreal festival has been announced. Beck, Foxy Brown, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Annie, Metric, Devin the Dude and Black Mountain are among the acts who will play at venues throughout the city during the fest, which runs from September 28 through October 2. ...

An electric guitar belonging to slain Damageplan and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was one of several fresh pieces of rock and roll memorabilia installed Wednesday evening at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio, Texas. According to a Hard Rock spokesperson, Abbott's girlfriend Rita Haney and brother/bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott were on hand for the unveiling, which was followed by a performance by Drowning Pool. ... Metallica's Kirk Hammett will be collaborating with the Flux Quartet at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on September 15. The performance, of a piece composed specifically for Flux, will feature Hammett improvising on an electric guitar. "Flux and Kirk are a perfect fit for this innovative and aleatoric composition," said Saul Gropman, a classical guitarist and the artistic director of the Morrison Artists Series at San Francisco State University. "Flux has an 'anything goes' spirit, and Kirk's broad improvisational skills bring this piece together as a magical marriage of two styles." ...

Fans of massive-haired frontmen, science-fiction concept albums, free guitars and name-brand clothing, rejoice: Coheed and Cambria have the perfect contest for you. The space-rockin', comic-book jockin' quartet are joining forces with Taylor guitars and Atticus clothing for a free-stuff bonanza in celebration of the band's new album, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. Fans can win a guitar signed by the band, a boatload of Atticus clothing and a copy of Coheed's LP by entering at the group's Web site, CoheedAndCambria.com. ... Echo & the Bunnymen, who are releasing a new album called Siberia on September 20, are hitting some slightly warmer climes on their upcoming late fall tour to support it. The 16-date trek kicks off on November 18 in Washington, D.C., and wraps December 9 in San Diego. ...

The Presidents of the United States of America are planning a new tour — or what they like to call a "campaign" — to promote their latest album, Love Everybody. The Seattle trio's nine-date trek starts September 16 in Spokane, Washington, and wraps October 4 in New York. ...Blues icon R.L. Burnside has died at the age of 78 in Memphis, his label announced Thursday. The Mississippi singer/songwriter/guitarist began singing and playing guitar as a young man, and throughout the '70s and '80s he toured with his family band, dubbed the Sound Machine, made up of sons Joseph and Daniel and son-in-law Calvin Jackson. In 1996 he teamed with indie-rock blues group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for A Ass Pocket of Whiskey. A fund has been set up to benefit his widow, Alice Mae. For more information, visit www.fatpossum.com. ...