Fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting Aaliyah's next album, but listeners in Germany will have a chance to pick up a double A-side single of "I Don't Wanna"/"Come Back in One Piece," which will be released there Oct. 30. Both songs are from the "Romeo Must Die" soundtrack; the latter is a duet with rapper DMX. ...

R&B-pop trio Destiny's Child are set to perform Oct. 26 at the GQ magazine Men of the Year Awards at New York's Beacon Theater, according to a spokesperson for the group. The awards show, which also will feature rockers Third Eye Blind, is scheduled to air on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT on Dec. 9. ...

The Mad Rhythms Reaching for the Roots tour, featuring 1NC, Natalie Wilson and Dru Hill's Woody Rock, kicked off Tuesday (Sept. 12) in Winston-Salem, N.C. The tour continues through Sept. 22 in Princess Anne, Md. ...

Jill Scott must cancel her concert in Washington, D.C., on Thursday (Sept. 14), a concert in San Francisco on Sunday (Sept. 17) and scheduled appearances for Showtime, BET and Soul Train because of a "serious but not terminal" illness, Hidden Beach Recordings spokesperson Karen Taylor said. The artist's acclaimed debut album, Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1, was released July 18. ...

R&B singer Pink will join pop acts Mandy Moore and BBMak on Oct. 25 at the Z100 School Spirit concert at New York's Webster Hall, according to a publicist for the event. New York high school students compete by logging on to www.z100.com to vote for their school; the winning student body gets to go to the show for free. ...

The "Inside Edition" footage shown Sept. 7 of TLC MC Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in New Orleans is indeed legit, Arista Records publicist Matt Shelton said on Tuesday (Sept. 12). But he said he couldn't confirm reports she's been seen in Honduras, Los Angeles and New York. Shelton said he expects the singer, who missed a Sept. 5 press conference and hasn't checked in with family or her label since before Labor Day, to "turn up in typical 'Left Eye' fashion." ...

Comedian/actor/singer Rudy Ray Moore will perform material from the '50s and '60s for the first time in some 40 years when he fronts the Dolemite Explosion on Sept. 23 at the New York club Wetlands, according to a Norton Records publicist. Moore is better known for his role as the title character in the '70s blaxploitation movie "Dolemite." ...

R&B/gospel singer Damita, whose self-titled debut album drops Sept. 26, will perform her single "The Wedding Song" and other tunes at several wedding fairs sponsored by Brides magazine. In addition to hearing the music, engaged couples can get fashion, financial and honeymoon advice from wedding experts. ...

Among the events commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Sept. 18, 1970, death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, a tribute concert opened a Hendrix exhibit at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Sept. 12. Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell (the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys) will play, along with ex-Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, late Hendrix protégé Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble, the Roots, Sheldon Reynolds of Earth, Wind & Fire, Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson and others. ...

A U.S. district judge handed down an injunction Sept. 1 to prevent a group calling itself the Platters from performing in Lawrence, Mass., according to the Boston Globe. Though Herb Reed, one of two original members of the group that sang "Twilight Time" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," was awarded a judgment in a separate court in 1997 giving him sole rights to the Platters' name, another group has continued to tour under that moniker. ...

Tony Award-winning R&B singer/actress Jennifer Holliday was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from the prestigious Berklee School of Music at the school's convocation Friday (Sept. 8). The singer, who was a member of the original Broadway cast of "Dreamgirls" and has a recurring role on the TV show "Ally McBeal," was joined by rock guitarist Steve Vai in accepting the honorary degrees. ...

Although Destiny's Child insist they remain solid despite their recent personnel changes, the members all are doing individual projects, lead singer Beyoncé Knowles said Sept. 2 at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Los Angeles. "[Group member Kelly Rowland] just did a duet with Avant, so the great thing is everyone's getting a chance to do their own separate individual things," Knowles said. ...

Victoria Williams' Sweet Relief organization is working on a new project, an album tribute to funk and rock legend Sly Stone. The project is only in the concept stage, but Sweet Relief's Bob Bortnick told the Los Angeles Times that he felt the influences of Sly and the Family Stone, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, would be such that assembling an impressive — and commercially potent — roster of artists to participate in the project should be relatively easily accomplished. Sweet Relief, founded in 1993, strives to raise funds to give financial aid to musicians in need of medical care. Earlier projects have been tributes to songwriters Vic Chesnutt and Williams.

— sonicnet.com staff report