For The Record: Quick News On Paris Hilton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jenny McCarthy, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd & More

Razzies name Jenny McCarthy worst actress and Paris Hilton worst supporting actress.

The night before “Crash” scored the Academy Award for best picture, the 26th annual Golden Raspberry Awards — prizes that no one in the movie business vies for — were handed out. The biggest Razzie “winner” was “Dirty Love,” written by and starring Jenny McCarthy. The film took trophies for worst flick and worst screenplay, McCarthy was named worst actress and her ex-husband John Asher took the prize for worst director. Rob Schneider scored worst actor for “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo”, while Hayden Christensen was named worst supporting actor for “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” Paris Hilton‘s work in “House of Wax” was recognized with a worst supporting actress Razzie, Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman were named the worst screen couple for their roles in “Bewitched,” “Son of the Mask” took the award for worst remake or sequel, and Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes were named most tiresome tabloid target. …

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have unveiled the album art for their forthcoming double LP, Stadium Arcadium, by way of their official Web site. The Chilis have also posted a teaser trailer for Arcadium, featuring a snippet from the disc’s first single, “Dani California,” as well as a 30-second downloadable “Dani” ringtone. Stadium Arcadium lands in record stores May 9. … Pearl Jam have revealed the track list for their upcoming self-titled LP, which is scheduled to drop May 2. Thirteen cuts, including “Life Wasted,” “Marker in the Sand” and “Wasted Reprise,” will appear on the LP. The first single, “World Wide Suicide,” has been uploaded to the band’s official bootleg site. … For one week, Sirius Satellite Radio is devoting an entire station to the music of Pink Floyd and guitarist David Gilmour. Classic rock channel the Vault started the Gilmour marathon Monday, just in time for Tuesday (March 7)’s release of the guitarist’s third solo album, On an Island, his first studio outing in more than two decades. …

A woman is being held without bond on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of former Jackson 5 drummer Johnny Jackson, who was found dead in his home in Gary, Indiana, on Wednesday. Yolanda Davis, 44, told police that she stabbed Jackson, 54, with a steak knife when he lunged at her during a fight, according to The Associated Press. Davis could face up to 65 years in prison if she is convicted. … Paul Rachman‘s documentary “American Hardcore,” a film that recounts the evolution of America’s hardcore punk movement from 1980 to 1986, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, according to Reuters. The movie, which screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be featured at this month’s South by Southwest Film Festival, includes concert footage featuring Black Flag, Bad Brains, Jerry’s Kids, Suicidal Tendencies and Wasted Youth. Inspired by Steven Blush’s book “American Hardcore: A Tribal History,” the documentary is expected to hit theaters this fall. …

Overcast, an influential, erstwhile Massachusetts metal band that counted among its members Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D’Antonio and Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair, will regroup after eight years apart for a special appearance at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for April 28-30 in Worcester, Massachusetts. According to the band’s Web site, it will also return to a recording studio in May to breathe new life into more than 10 classic Overcast tunes and record two previously unreleased cuts, all of which will appear on the forthcoming Reborn to Kill Again. Killswitch guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (who has produced LPs for Unearth and Underoath) will helm the project. There’s no word yet on when the disc will surface, but discussions with several labels are ongoing. … Saliva will be performing at this year’s Elvis Presley Festival, which is set for June 2-4 in Tupelo, Mississippi. According to The Associated Press, rockabilly, country and gospel acts the Dempseys, Cowboy Mouth, Jeff Bates, Travis LeDoyt, Chris Cagle, Chely Wright and the Landmarks join Presley’s backing vocalists the Jordanaires in the lineup for the eighth annual event. …

Political punkers Anti-Flag have teamed up with U.S. Representative Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, to urge congressional leaders to fund a study on the use of depleted uranium as munitions. The band released a new song, “Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime,” through the After Downing Street coalition’s Web site. According to the band, the song is a critique on the military’s use of the deadly chemical “without studying its long-lasting and detrimental effects to humanity.” The cut will appear on the group’s forthcoming For Blood and Empire LP, which is due March 21. … Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 has entered a North Carolina recording studio, where he’s started tracking the follow-up to last year’s Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, and the Dead. He’s written more than 30 tracks for his sophomore solo outing so far, including “Buried With Children,” “My Home Sweet Homicide,” and “Morgue Than Words.” Wednesday 13 will be producing the effort, which could surface in late spring. Wednesday’s also recorded two covers (“Burn the Flames by Roky Erickson and Motörhead‘s “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”), but it’s not clear whether either track will appear on the as-yet-untitled LP. …

A federal judge has ordered Rod Stewart to hand over more than $3 million to a Las Vegas casino where the singer was supposed to perform in late December 2000. Stewart canceled the gig, claiming he was unable to sing due to a recent throat surgery, and the Rio Hotel and Casino filed a breach-of-contract suit to recoup to the $2 million advance the singer was paid. According to The Associated Press, Stewart was ordered to cough up an additional $153,483 in contempt-of-court sanctions and legal costs for withholding information from attorneys representing Harrah’s Entertainment before the start of last year’s trial. The court also awarded Harrah’s more than $1 million in interest, penalties, and related legal expenses. …

03.06.2006

Mariah Carey and John Legend were the big winners at the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards Saturday, each taking two prizes. Carey scored a best album award for The Emancipation of Mimi and best single honors for “We Belong Together,” while Legend took the best male album prize for Get Lifted and best male single trophy for “Ordinary People.” Kanye West won best R&B, soul or rap music video for “Gold Digger” featuring Quincy Jones Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jamie Foxx. R. Kelly, who led the field with three nominations, fell to West and Legend for those prizes but didn’t leave empty-handed — he was honored with the newly minted Stevie Wonder Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by presented by Stevie Wonder himself. …

American Idol” fans who subscribe to the Fox Reality Network can look forward to even more of the talent contest starting March 16. “American Idol Extra,” which promises to “reveal the backstage drama of what really happens on ‘American Idol’ after the weekly vote-off show,” kicks off after the first of the final 12 is cut and will continue through the show’s finale in May. The show will follow that week’s ousted finalist from tryouts through elimination and provide other “peeks behind the curtain,” including updates on finalists from past seasons. “American Idol Extra” will air Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m. … System of a Down will host and headline the fourth annual Souls benefit concert, which is set for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on April 23 — the day before the Armenian genocide is commemorated. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Armenian National Committee of America — which is lobbying the U.S. Congress to officially recognize the Armenian genocide — as well as other organizations that work to eradicate genocide across the globe. Tickets go on sale Saturday, and supporting acts will be announced soon. …

Coldplay are taking a page out the Beastie Boys‘ playbook for their new live DVD. Much like the B-Boys’ “Awesome: I F—in’ Shot That!” concert film (which hits select theaters March 31), Coldplay plan to put cameras in the hands of five lucky concertgoers at their two sold-out Toronto shows at Air Canada Centre on March 22 and 23. Enthusiasts can enter the Coldplay fan-cam contest by watching “Entertainment Tonight Canada,” catching the Coldplay song of the night and then logging on to GlobalTV.com to complete the contest. … A number of bands have been added to the bill for this year’s Bamboozle festival, set for May 6 and May 7 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Living Things, Poison the Well, Me Without You, Silverstein, 30 Seconds to Mars, Saves the Day, Chiodos, Halifax, Endeavor, October Fall, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Amber Pacific, Cute Is What We Aim For, Gym Class Heroes, MC Lars, Men Women & Children, Moneen and the Receiving End of Sirens will all take the Bamboozle stage. Previously announced bands Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday and Hawthorne Heights are anchoring the bill. …

The debut disc from Black Light Burns, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland‘s new side project, has been through the mixing process and should be ready for release later this spring. A definitive date has not been pinned down for the LP. … Head Automatica have announced a slew of new dates that will keep the band busy through early April. Camu Tao will open for the Daryl Palumbo-fronted outfit between March 21 in Athens, Georgia, and April 5 in Farmingdale, New York. The band’s forthcoming album, Popaganda, is expected in late May/ early June. … Underoath are now shooting for a June 20 release for their forthcoming, yet-untitled album, produced by Adam Dutkiewicz, the Killswitch Engage guitarist who has also helmed discs for Unearth and Cannae. To keep them occupied between now and this summer’s Warped Tour, Underoath have booked a 17-date tour with Poison the Well, As Cities Burn, Since by Man and Spitfire. That trek kicks off May 3 in Columbia, South Carolina, and wraps up May 30 in Memphis, Tennessee. …

Riots broke out Saturday night outside of a punk-rock concert in San Bernardino, California, headlined by several British acts, including G.B.H., the Adicts, Vice Squad, Final Conflict, Broken Bones and the Varukers. A number of American bands, such as Total Chaos and Naked Aggression, were also on the British Invasion 2K6 bill. According to The Associated Press, the concert — held at the National Orange Show Events Center — attracted more than 1,500 punk fans. The police, who were responding to a report that someone had been stabbed at the event, attempted to prevent fights that broke out after a group of skinheads began shouting “white power” and were pelted with rocks and bottles by concertgoers. By the time the authorities were able to control the situation, two audience members were hospitalized with serious injuries while dozens of others sustained minor wounds. Two officers were also injured. The AP reports that two patrol cars were destroyed, local businesses were vandalized and fires were set around the arena. At least six people were arrested. … Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore is amplifying his long-running Ecstatic Peace imprint with a recent Universal Records distribution deal. The label — which has been around since 1981, putting out short runs of records by Jackie-O Mother—-er, Yoshimi and No Neck Blues Band — is hoping to break out of obscurity by developing artists in a joint venture with Universal. In the works is the first effort by Pagoda, featuring actor Michael Pitt (“Dreamers,” “The Village”), and a “sick” extreme-noise recording between Moore and experimental multi-instrumentalist Prurient.