For The Record: Quick News On Fall Out Boy, Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Mel Gibson & More

FOB make surprise appearance in SoCal; Anderson, Rock get hitched again; Gibson pleads no contest.

Fall Out Boy made a surprise appearance Wednesday night at West Hollywood, California’s Key Club for the Snakes on a Plane: The Album release party — which actually went down a day after the record came out. Front-row attendees sang along to hits like “Dance, Dance” and “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” but unfortunately didn’t get a chance to hear any new material. FOB bassist Pete Wentz told the crowd, “We’re here in L.A. recording our new album, so if you see us on the street, give us a high-five.” The packed house was also treated to Cobra Starship’s first-ever show, with the band’s Midtown frontman Gabe Saporta welcoming William Beckett from the Academy Is …, the SoundsMaja Ivarsson and Gym Class HeroesTravis McCoy for a rendition of “Snakes on a Plane (Bring It),” their collaborative theme song to the movie. The concert also featured performances by the Sounds, the Academy Is …, Gym Class Heroes and Jack’s Mannequin, all of whom contribute to the soundtrack. …

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock got married for a third time on Thursday (August 17), The Associated Press reports. A judge performed the ceremony at midnight at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville, and Rock hopped onstage at the club to belt out covers of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition.” … System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian will be joining the Wu-Tang Clan for their shows Friday in New York, Saturday in Philadelphia and Sunday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Odadjian, who has been collaborating with the RZA in the studio in recent months, will play bass during the entire set. …

Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to his drunken-driving misdemeanor in a Malibu, California, court on Thursday, AP reports. The deal will require the actor/director to undergo alcohol rehabilitation, pay a fine and be on probation. The arraignment had been slated for September but was moved up at the request of Gibson’s attorney, and a judge agreed. … Jennifer Lopez won’t get her day in court after all. Lawyers in a dispute between the singer/actress and ex-husband Ojani Noa over his proposed tell-all book said the issues between the exes will be settled through arbitration instead of before a judge, according to an AP report. Lopez filed suit on April 10 and obtained a temporary restraining order barring Noa from publishing intimate details of her sex life in a book titled “The Unknown Truth: A Passionate Portrait of a Serial Thriller.” …

In more court news, Pete Doherty was charged with seven counts of drug possession on Thursday, according to AP. The Babyshambles singer/guitarist, who was arrested by London police last week, is currently in police custody and will appear in court Friday. The charges include possession of cocaine and diamorphine, and also pertain to two previous arrests. … Haley Joel Osment is in deep water too, AP reports. The 18-year-old actor, who crashed a car in July, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, marijuana possession and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of .15 percent or greater. He’s also facing a vehicle-code-infraction charge for being underage and driving with a BAC level of .05 or higher. Osment will be arraigned September 19 in Glendale, California. If convicted, he could face up to six months in county jail. …

Ricky Martin will be honored as the 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. A tribute dinner is scheduled for November 1 in New York. … Jurassic 5 are headlining the Re-Boot & Rock the Beach concert on August 27 in Venice Beach, California. The show will follow a special clean-up-the-beach day sponsored by Heal the Bay. … Jagged Edge are releasing “Seasons Change” featuring John Legend as their next single. “The first thing that sticks out in my mind about John Legend is just how humble he is and how easy he was to work with,” Brian “Brasco” Casey said. …

Philadelphia police just aren’t buying Beanie Sigel’s story. Authorities say they have doubts about the rapper’s claim that he was robbed and shot a block from his boyhood home three months ago, AP reports. “No one believes him. We don’t believe he was shot where he said he was shot,” Detective Tracy Byard told the Philadelphia Daily News. “There’s a million-and-one holes in his story.” Sigel told police that on May 25 he was boxed in by two cars and robbed by several men, who then shot him in the shoulder. But police say there were no witnesses in the area who heard any gunshots and no shell casings recovered. Byard said Sigel argued with investigators when they questioned his story and tried to photograph his wound at the hospital. The MC’s attorney chalked the doubts up to his client’s prior criminal history, which includes a year in prison on a gun charge and a recent acquittal on an attempted murder charge. …

The initial performers have been announced for the annual New York indie-rock CMJ Marathon, which will run from October 31 to November 5. Acts include seminal female punk trio the Slits, recently re-toasted proto-metal-rockers Blue Cheer, outre rapper Madlib and theatrical synth-poppers the Knife. Hot Chip, the Black Keys, Deerhoof, Blonde Redhead, the Boy Least Likely To, Joseph Arthur, Cold War Kids, Silversun Pickups, Professor Murder, Keren Ann and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will also perform. … French-Canadians love music festivals too. Pop Montreal, now in its fifth year, has announced initial performers for this year’s four-day extravaganza, which will run from October 4 through 8. Bands include Regina Spektor, Tapes ’N Tapes, Harvey Danger, Beirut, Akron/ Family, Vitalic, plus tons of homegrown talent, including Gonzales, Mocky, the Besnard Lakes, Montag, Sunset Rubdown, Land of Talk, Islands and Tokyo Police Club. … Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge has welcomed a new addition to his family, People reports. Jonas Rocket DeLonge was born to the singer/guitarist and his wife Jennifer on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. … Jennifer Aniston wants to set the record straight: She is not engaged to Vince Vaughn. “It couldn’t be more of a ’No,’ ” the actress told the magazine. “I’m not engaged and I don’t have a ring and I haven’t been proposed to,” she said. Aniston, who calls the stories “insane,” explained her relationship with Vaughn: “We’re just being. We’re just having a good time.”

08.16.2006

The Smashing Pumpkins have entered a recording studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker, according to a post on the band’s Web site. Baker produced Queen’s A Night at the Opera, which included their classic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and also has the Cars, Journey and Cheap Trick on his lengthy résumé. The band announced in April that it had reunited, though Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin are the only members who have been confirmed for the comeback so far. …

Wondering how Kevin Federline and Britney Spears have kept their relationship alive? Chalk it up to patience — on his end. “She thought she could play me,” he explains of their early days in GQ’s September issue, on newsstands Tuesday. “She was playing games, testing me to see where my head is at, see if she could get away with this or that.” Federline said he stuck it out through the relationship’s rocky start and proved to his future wife that he was interested in the woman, not the fame. The dancer-turned-rapper also revealed to GQ that he toilet-papered 98 Degrees’ tour bus, aced the GED — “Not that it’s the hardest thing in the world” — and has a collaboration with Britney recorded and ready to roll. “After she has the baby and gets skinny, we’re gonna hit ’em with this sh–,” he said. And speaking of baby number two, Britney told People magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Friday that she hadn’t planned on having her next child so soon. “It just kind of happened,” she told the magazine. Laughing, she added, “I’m going to wait a while for the next [one]!” …

Authorities in Düesseldorf, Germany, are on the lookout for any controversial religious content in Madonna’s concert on Sunday and will determine whether the performance is covered under laws protecting artistic expression, The Associated Press reports. But rather than send a representative to the show to see for themselves, prosecutors plan to rely on media reports. Madonna, who wears a crown of thorns and hangs from a mirrored cross during one part of her Confessions show, was blasted over the same performance earlier this month in Rome. … Two more Guns N’ Roses dates have been set in stone, with more gigs expected to be booked and announced over the next few weeks. Guns will perform at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on September 20 and 21, in addition to their previously announced shows at the Joint inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino scheduled for September 16 and 17. …

Nominations for the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards will be announced September 26 at 8:30 a.m. ET. The awards ceremony will broadcast live on Univision from New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 2. … The New York Mets are commemorating the 41st anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary concert at Shea Stadium on August 23 with a performance by 1964: The Tribute, a cover band that will play before the 7 p.m. start and between innings of the Mets/ St. Louis Cardinals matchup. … Ben Folds is releasing a rarities compilation this fall called Supersunnyspeedgraphic, the LP, a reference to the Internet EPs he released in 2003: Super D, Sunny 16 and Speed Graphic. Select songs from those EPs as well as B-sides, covers and soundtrack contributions will be included. …

Saturday Night Wrist, the Deftones’ long-awaited fifth studio LP, has been set for an October 31 release. The album — which features guest appearances by System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and Giant Drag’s Annie Hardy — will boast a dozen tracks, including “Hole in the Earth,” “FM,” “Beware,” “Cherry Waves,” “Mein,” “Interlude,” “Tilde,” “Rats,” “Pink Cell Phone,” “Combat,” “The Earth” and “Comanche.” … Head Automatica have canceled the second leg of their Popaganda Tour because — as they state in a press release issued this week — they’ll “be linking up with another band for the months of October and November.” Details on that tour will be announced shortly. Refunds for all tickets purchased for the September 27-October 21 shows can be obtained at point of purchase. The band apologizes “for any inconveniences these cancellations may have caused” and thanks fans “for their continued support.” …

When they wanted a remix of “Easy,” the first single from the forthcoming Barenaked Ladies Are Me LP (due September 12), the Ladies counted on their fans. Now the band is calling on its faithful to do the air-guitar thing and create a video for the disc’s second single, “Wind It Up.” Download the track from MySpace.com/BarenakedLadies, play a mean make-believe six-string over it, fill out an entry form on BNLMusic.com and post your clip on YouTube. The Ladies will pick their favorites to appear in the “Wind It Up” music video. The group has also posted multitrack versions of “Wind It Up” and “Bank Job” for remixing, with two more songs to come. Select remixes will appear on an upcoming digital EP, with proceeds going to charity. …

Attendees of the Fashion Rocks pre-party, set for September 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, will hear Elton John’s The Captain & the Kid performed live by the singer more than two weeks before its September 19 release. Tickets to the event — which will also feature a post-concert cocktail reception and an auction — range from $500-$1,000, with proceeds benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. … With this summer’s Warped Tour behind them, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have teamed up with the Eagles of Death Metal for a fall tour that kicks off in Philadelphia on October 12. The trek will make a total of 19 stops and wraps up in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on November 19. … Calling all Juggalos: The Insane Clown Posse will hit the road this fall for a 26-date jaunt that will conclude with a Halloween show in Detroit. The first date is set for September 29 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band will be touring in support of its latest studio offering, The Tempest, which is set to drop September 19.