For The Record: Quick News On Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney, Tom DeLonge, Frances Bean Cobain, Kid Rock & More

Clarkson picks next single; DeLonge reveals song titles; Kid Rock to release live album.

Just as Kelly Clarkson‘s latest video heads for the “TRL” retirement home, the singer has a new single on the way. She’s picked “Walk Away” as her follow-up to “Because of You.” …

A year and three months after their first anniversary, Jesse McCartney and “7th Heaven” actress Katie Cassidy re-create their first dates in a photo spread in the February issue of Teen People, posing in his car, on the beach, on a Ferris wheel and on a picnic blanket eating takeout. “After dinner, I opened the car door and there was a beautiful orchid sitting in his front seat. It was so sweet,” she said. “We got ice cream on our first date. It was really cute … [And] on one of our first dates, we spent the entire day on the beach.” … The debut album from Tom DeLonge‘s new band, Angels & Airwaves, won’t be hitting shelves until the spring, but that doesn’t mean he can’t spend nearly every waking minute releasing various news tidbits about said album. Case in point, Friday’s news about the names of eight tracks on the A&A album, according to DeLonge’s manager: “Valkyrie Missile,” “Distraction,” “The Adventure,” “The War,” “A Little’s Enough,” “It Hurts,” “Do It for Me Now” and “Start the Machine.” …

Apparently Kid Rock missed the road more than he thought. The Detroit rocker has added seven more dates onto his previously announced string of winter shows, which already included a two-night stand at the Joe Louis Arena in his hometown just before this year’s Super Bowl. Rock will now also play February shows in San Antonio; Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Nashville; and an April 8 gig at the Heritage Motorcycle Rally in Ladson, South Carolina. On February 14, meanwhile, Rock will release his first live album, When I’m Dead … Kid Rock Live. … The members of Every Time I Die are recovering from a recent van accident in Wyoming. While the band is fine, having sustained just scrapes, bruises and pulled muscles, the van isn’t. Hence, the boys will be missing the next four dates of their tour with Story of the Year. Every Time I Die will rejoin the trek on Tuesday, and will be good to go for their spring tour with Bleeding Through and Between the Buried and Me, which kicks off February 11 in Reno, Nevada. …

Despite being the progeny of Courtney Love and late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, 13-year-old Frances Bean Cobain‘s taste veers toward the mainstream. She tells i-D magazine for its latest issue that she’s obsessed with “Laguna Beach” and “American Idol,” and wants Mariah Carey to come sing at her sweet 16 party. Frances says her style is “very girly, classic girly,” but not like Courtney’s ironic twist on femininity. “You know the funny thing about my mom? That stuff works for her! She can get away with it,” Frances said. “She looks good in it.” As much as she thinks her mom is cool, though, Frances sometimes wishes her mom were a little more normal. “Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so much at home alone and that it wasn’t about nannies and chauffeurs and all that stuff. I get to meet everyone I want and I get quite a lot of attention because of it, you know? But of course it hurts when you see a lot of lies about her in tabloids and then you think, ‘Well, it’s not that cool to have a cool mom.’ I don’t like seeing my mom upset. No one does, right?” … The Donnas are all about catching big air. They shot a music video at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah for “Fall Behind Me” to promote the upcoming Olympic Winter Games. In the clip, the U.S. women’s snowboarding team soars into the air above the band as it performs at the base of a half-pipe. The Olympics start February 10 in Torino, Italy, and will be covered on NBC. A full-length version of the Donnas video can be viewed at offthepodium.com. …

Further Seems Forever — the band founded seven years ago by Dashboard Confessional‘s Chris Carrabba — have broken up. A statement posted to the band’s Web site said the split was amicable. The group’s planning a batch of farewell shows, and promised to hit “as many places as possible,” though dates have yet to be announced. The statement also revealed that unreleased material would come out sometime this year, along with a DVD of live footage and the band’s videos. … Officials in Vietnam formally charged British glam rocker Gary Glitter with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11 on Friday. According to The Associated Press, the charges carry prison terms of three to seven years. Glitter has been held in a Vietnamese jail since November 19 after he was stopped at Ho Chi Minh airport on suspicion of sex with minors. Prior to the charge, Glitter reportedly agreed to pay $2,000 to the families of two of the girls who were alleged victims to secure their testimony on his behalf. …

The Bouncing Souls will hit the studio next week to start recording their seventh, as-yet-untitled LP — the follow-up to 2003′s Anchors Aweigh. The album will surface on June 6, according to the band’s Web site. … The Thrills have been hard at work on their third studio LP. They’ve written about 20 songs for the effort, which could hit stores before the end of the year, according to the band’s MySpace page. …

01.05.2006

Paula Abdul thinks that the upcoming fifth season of “American Idol” may be the strongest season yet, “so it’s kind of exciting for us,” she told People magazine. “It’s the first season we’ve had strong males and strong females together.” She wants to warn female viewers, though, that they should watch at their own risk, since two of the contestants will make them swoon once they sing. “The one girls are gonna fall in love with is Ace,” she said. “Man, oh, man, girls are going to fall in love with him. And a guy named Patrick, too. They both have great voices.” “American Idol” premieres January 17 at 8 p.m. on FOX. …

Lindsay Lohan was released from a Miami hospital Thursday (January 5). The singer/actress had sought treatment for an asthma attack she suffered Monday night due to the city’s humidity, her rep said. She’s expected to start shooting “Chapter 27″ with Jared Leto in New York in about a week. …

Nick Lachey told Elle magazine that he’s learned a few things from his (now-failed) marriage to Jessica Simpson, including not to buy clothes in a size too big for your better half (“They don’t take kindly to that”) and to “throw in the towel right off the bat” when arguing, since “women argue in ways that aren’t rational to men.” He attributes the relationship changing due to “the exposure,” and thinks the couple’s most romantic moment was only made possible because it took place before all the cameras came into their lives, when they were sitting on a beach in Hawaii watching fireworks going off. He said his biggest weakness is being too open. “I’m typically an overly sensitive person, I lay my heart out there too often,” he said. “I’ve never been shy about crying. Sometimes we’re so scared of our emotions that we rob ourselves.” That doesn’t make him a total softie, he stressed — he’s all for dirty talk (“I haven’t even realized my full dirty talk potential”) and kinky behavior in the bedroom, like walking around in his girl’s shoes (“It was sort of a kinky thing we liked to get into”). …

Scott Stapp and girlfriend Jaclyn Nesheiwat have set a date for their impending nuptials — the couple plan to wed February 10 in Florida, according to the singer’s rep. Nesheiwat is the director of public affairs for Stapp’s charitable foundation that supports children; they met at a Muscular Dystrophy Association gala in New York last January. … Michael Jackson‘s not going to get his memorabilia back — a Los Angeles judge has tossed out his $10 million lawsuit against a New Jersey construction company owner, who had a Jackson family collection the singer said was stolen. Henry Vaccaro had costumes, awards, letters and documents from various Jackson family members, including Tito and Jermaine, but Michael had said that Vaccaro only had the right to have the items that came from the rest of his family, but not items tied to him, and he got a court order to stop the items from being displayed or sold before the case was resolved. …

If you think that Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young looked sharp on the field Wednesday night, Snoop Dogg says wait until you see his kids. Snoop, Trick Daddy, Diddy, Nelly and Luther Campbell are all getting ready to get their Knute Rockne on — they’ll be coaching kids’ football teams against each other during the inaugural Battle of the Stars Youth Football Classic on January 14 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami. Matchups include Diddy’s Mount Vernon Razorbacks against the Snoop Dogg All-Stars, and Nelly’s St. Louis All-Stars against Trick Daddy’s Miami Overtown Rattlers. … Queen Latifah became the first hip-hop artist to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. The 35-year-old singer/rapper/actress (born Dana Owens) said she hoped the honor would encourage others. “I think the reason I am here is to inspire African-American women who are rappers, full-figured women to know that they can do it, too,” said Latifah, according to an Associated Press report. …

Less than three months after losing drummer John “Beatz” Holohan in a van accident outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Bayside are hitting the road once again. On January 26 they’ll launch a headlining tour, with former Staring Back drummer Gavin Miller taking Holohan’s place behind the kit, according to Victory Records. Hawthorne Heights guitar tech Nick Testa will fill in for bassist Nick Ghanbarian, who suffered a broken back in the same accident, which occurred while Bayside and Hawthorne were in the middle of their Never Sleep Again Tour. On February 28, Bayside will release an EP/DVD capturing one of frontman Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O’Shea‘s acoustic performances upon returning to that trek shortly after the accident. … An unlikely savior has swooped in to save the home of late country legend Johnny Cash. Bee Gees leader Barry Gibb and wife Linda bought the Hendersonville, Tennessee, home for an undisclosed sum and said they plan to restore it, according to The Associated Press. Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived in the 13,880-square-foot house on Old Hickory Lane for 35 years. …

Pack your earplugs: Punishingly loud Scottish guitar army Mogwai are coming to a city near you. The tour, in support of their upcoming album Mr. Beast (due March 7), kicks off March 1 in Chicago and makes stops in nine additional cities before ending on March 14 in Houston. … Brooklyn, New York, experimental quartet Animal Collective are hitting the road in support of their 2005 release, Feels. And they’ll probably bring their zebra masks. The tour begins February 21 in Boston and criss-crosses between the U.S. and Canada before coming to a close with a two-night stand in New York on March 25. …