For The Record: Quick News On Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Corey Clark, Danity Kane, Korn & More

'Law & Order' episode appears to allude to Britney, K-Fed; arrest warrant to be issued for former 'Idol' finalist.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have named their second son Sutton Pierce, according to a source close to the family. That means the newborn has the same initials — as well as almost the same birthday — as his older brother, 1-year-old Sean Preston. Meanwhile, could there be a connection between the season premiere of “Law & Order” and Britney? All evidence seems to point to “yes.” In the episode, a rapper named J-Train — we’re looking at you, K-Fed — becomes a murder suspect after incriminating photos of his wife are published in the tabloids. The photos depict her dropping her baby in New York’s Central Park and leaving her child alone in the car while she runs into a coffee shop. We’ll let you reach your own verdict. The episode airs September 22 on NBC at 10 p.m. …

In related news, Federline is offering a handful of treats to those who preorder his debut album, Playing With Fire. The first 500 orders receive an autographed headshot, additional packages will include a Federation Records T-shirt, and all who preorder will be entered to win a contest. The grand-prize-winner gets a trip to Los Angeles, where he or she will be put up for two nights and three days and will be able to attend Federline’s Halloween album-release party, hosted by Spears. The second-prize-winner receives an autographed pair of sneakers K-Fed wore at the Teen Choice Awards, and 10 runners-up get a replica of the medallion he wears, according to his MySpace page, “almost every day!” …

The sheriff’s office in Yuma County, Arizona, plans to issue an arrest warrant for Corey Clark. The former “American Idol” finalist failed to appear in court Tuesday on a summons stemming from a July 24 arrest for trespassing and violating a court order. Clark’s wife, Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez, filed for domestic-violence protection in June, claiming that Clark had abused her. The order prohibits him from having any contact with her and their child. … Jon Heder and his wife are expecting their first child, The Associated Press confirmed Friday (September 15). The “Napoleon Dynamite” star and his wife, Kirsten, married in 2002. …

Fresh off their #1 debut atop the Billboard albums chart in late August, Danity Kane are launching a “party tour” at various clubs in cities across the U.S. After a signing at the Nordstrom store in Escondido, California, on Saturday, the ladies will head down to San Diego to host a party that night at Aubergine. They’ll do additional Nordstrom signings and host parties through October 28 in Washington, D.C. …

Is former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch returning to the fold? A post on the born-again rocker’s Web site claims he’s been chatting with frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, and that “I’m taking the right side of the stage again for our next Korn tour and album.” The band’s management said there’s no truth to the post, which is now believed to be the work of a hacker. … Ying Yang Twins are getting a boost from Wyclef Jean on their new LP, the deceivingly titled 2 Live Crew. Jean, his cousin Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis and Mr. Collipark are executive producing the release, slated for late November. The group’s follow-up to last year’s United State of Atlanta (U.S.A.) is being led by the teaser song “1st Booty on Duty” and first single, “Dangerous.” …

While there have been many Depeche Mode singles collections over the years, the band’s first-ever greatest-hits collection is slated for a November 14 release. The CD/DVD set The Best of Volume 1 will feature 17 tunes, including new single “Martyr,” as well as 23 videos and an EPK. Now that’s a reason to cheer up. … The trove of unreleased Elliott Smith songs continue to make their way onto the Internet. For months, unreleased demos and songs from the From a Basement on the Hill sessions — his posthumous release — have been trickling onto the Internet. Now an additional four unheard songs — “Talking to Mary,” “Let’s Turn the Record Over,” “From a Poisoned Well” and “True Love Is Like a Rose” — have all leaked online. …

Ed Lover has signed on to host “Hip-Hop Hold ‘Em,” a syndicated No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em show debuting October 6 in more than 175 markets. DJ Scratch will be the show’s resident DJ and each show will feature five different guests from the hip-hop world. … The choice was definitely theirs. Nineties hip-hop duo Black Sheep performed at an invite-only show Tuesday night in New York to preview tracks from their forthcoming album, 8WM/Novakane, due October 24 via indie distribution outlet the Orchard. The Queens group, best known for their hit “The Choice Is Yours,” is making the project available only through the digital medium to music and mobile outlets. … Natalie will follow up her self-titled debut, which featured the single “Goin’ Crazy,” with Everything New on Tuesday. Bun B makes an appearance and Play-N-Skillz (Chamillionaire‘s “Ridin”), Happy Perez (Frankie J‘s “Obsession”) and Bloodshy & Avant (Britney Spears‘ “Toxic”) contributed production. …

Saliva frontman Josey Scott sustained unspecified injuries in a recent automobile accident, according to the band’s Web site. With Scott recouping from the mishap, Saliva have postponed their upcoming tour with the Fairwell — originally slated to kick off Thursday and run through October 1 — until next month. No official dates have been announced yet. Saliva’s forthcoming, yet-untitled album will be released in 2007. … Another hard-rocker was injured on Thursday when Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns suffered a mild stroke. A full recovery is anticipated, at which point he is expected to rejoin the band for its tour in Australia at the end of October. …

The Flaming Lips are going to War again. A deluxe reissue of the band’s recent At War With the Mystics album will be bundled with a bonus DVD containing three videos and Wayne Coyne‘s bizarre commencement speech to the Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City. The CD will be upped with five outtakes and eight radio-session cuts. The package, which also includes the mystical 5.1 surround-sound mix of the album, drops October 24. … Speaking of deluxe reissues, an expanded, two-disc version Pavement‘s 1995 LP Wowee Zowee will hit stores November 7. Called The Sordid Sentinels Edition, the album will boast 18 unreleased tunes, outtakes, live tracks and radio sessions, in addition to a slew of B-sides and soundtrack and compilation tracks. …

Secret Machines are returning to the road this fall for another tour performed “in the round” (as in, on a circular platform in the center of venues). The outing kicks off October 2 at New York’s Irving Plaza and crosses the country before returning November 3 and 4 to Brooklyn’s Warsaw. … Moody indie-rockers the Twilight Singers are warming up their pipes for a second U.S. tour in support of Powder Burns, which dropped in May. With gritty companion Mark Lanegan in tow, the band will hit San Francisco on October 24 and stay on the road until November 16 in Brooklyn, New York. …
The Who are launching a Sirius Satellite Radio channel as they proceed with their first major world tour in 20 years, which kicked off Tuesday in Philadelphia. The commercial-free, 24-hour channel, produced by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, kicks off Thursday and will feature exclusive interviews, broadcasts of current and past shows, backstage reports and more.

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Green Day and U2 will debut their collaborative track, a cover of the Skids‘ “The Saints Are Coming,” live September 25 at the Louisiana Superdome. The New Orleans Saints/ Atlanta Falcons matchup marks the reopening of the Superdome, which has been closed since it was used as a temporary shelter following Hurricane Katrina. The performance will air as part of ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” pre-game show and will be available for download, with proceeds benefiting Music Rising, the Edge-sponsored instrument-replacement fund for Gulf Coast musicians. …

People magazine has revealed its list of the 10 best-dressed stars of 2006 — as chosen by voters at People.com — with Beyoncé (#4), Christina Aguilera (#8) and Jessica Simpson (#9) making the cut. Jennifer Aniston, dubbed “the natural” by the magazine, tops the list. For the fellas, Justin Timberlake was named Trendiest, David Beckham pulls off Best Jacket and Jeans and Maddox Jolie-Pitt scored Best Dressed Kid honors. The magazine also ranked Ashlee Simpson‘s makeover and the nightclub fight between Tommy Hilfiger and Axl Rose in its “Top 10 Moments That Shook the Style World” feature. People‘s “Best & Worst Dressed” double issue hits newsstands Friday. …

Beck has announced his first batch of headlining dates to coincide with the October 3 release of The Information. The trek begins October 12 at Nashville’s City Hall and ends October 23 at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater, with an October 18 appearance at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden in between. … Godsmack have announced several dates for their forthcoming fall headlining run after they wrap up a co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie October 1 in Concord, California. The Boston rockers will head out solo starting October 14 in Shiner, Texas, with dates scheduled through November 11 in Bakersfield, California. No support acts have been confirmed yet, and additional dates will be rolled out in the coming weeks. … Vegetable-oil-fueled Philadelphia rockers Mewithoutyou have laid out a heap of fall tour dates. The band will throw down at New York’s Irving Plaza on October 11, then play a gig almost every day up through November 24 in Sayreville, New Jersey. …

Coheed and Cambria will release a live DVD, “The Last Supper: Live at Hammerstein Ballroom,” October 31. The DVD was recorded at the New York venue in May, capturing one night of the band’s tour in support of 2005′s Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume I: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness.Gomez have beefed up their tour schedule with an extra month’s worth of dates. After a gig on Wednesday at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium with Matisyahu, the band will hit the pavement again on October 3 in Burlington, Vermont, and continue touring through a Seattle gig on October 20. Last but not least, Gomez will swing through Las Vegas on the 28th to participate in the Vegoose Festival. … Yo La Tengo, Diamond Nights, Ladytron, Jake Brennan, the Long Winters and Be Your Own Pet have hopped onboard for the New England Music Organization Music Festival, to be held in Boston September 28-30. The conference also encompasses panel discussions, trade and art shows and more. …

Smoky-voiced chanteuse and rock icon Marianne Faithfull, 59, has postponed a world tour after being diagnosed with breast cancer, The Associated Press reports. Faithfull’s publicist said that doctors believe the cancer is in its earliest stages. The singer will reschedule the tour, which was set to begin October 7 in Paris, for 2007. “I have absolute faith and confidence in my fantastic medical team and of course I will be well again, if not better than ever,” Faithfull said in a statement. “Next year’s tour, I assure fans, will be one big celebration.” … Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox and Ozomatli are among those who have contributed to Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard‘s song to celebrate the 35th anniversary of environmental organization Greenpeace. Good Charlotte, Gina Gershon, Imogen Heap and Natalie Imbruglia also lent their talents to the track, which was recorded Saturday at SIR Studios in Los Angeles. The finished project will be available as a music-video download, with proceeds benefiting Greenpeace. …

On October 31, Kiss will issue KISSology: Volume One 1974-1977, a two-DVD box set chronicling the early development of the band. The item will contain six solid hours of unreleased footage along with live performances and four full concerts. The DVD is the first volume in what will be a definitive three-part collection, with the second and third installments slated for release in 2007. … Ten kids from the Boys & Girls Club of New York joined Roger Waters onstage during his sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Wearing black T-shirts with the slogan “Fear Builds Walls,” they helped him perform “The Wall,” singing, “We don’t need no education” and clapping their hands in the air. Waters also wowed the crowd with performances of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Us and Them” and “Comfortably Numb.” …

While he’s been mostly dormant since 2004, Magnetic Fields magnate Stephin Merritt has a slew of new songs on the horizon. One of his many side projects, the Gothic Archies, will release The Tragic Treasury: Songs From “A Series of Unfortunate Events” — a musical companion to the Lemony Snicket book series — on October 10. A 16-date bookstore trek in support of the disc will start September 28 in San Bruno, California, and end November 16 in South Euclid, Ohio. The Magnetic Fields are back in the studio, recording the follow-up to 2004′s I, with release targeted for spring. … The chief inspector at the Bahamas coroner’s office said Wednesday that the death of Anna Nicole Smith‘s son Daniel is “suspicious,” AP reports. A formal inquiry, scheduled for October, could lead to the filing of criminal charges. Authorities said they believe they know what killed Daniel, who had no apparent physical injuries, but were awaiting results of toxicology tests to confirm the findings. The 20-year-old died while visiting his mother in her hospital room in Nassau on Sunday, three days after she gave birth to a baby girl.