Remixes of "Beautiful Day" and "Elevation," an acoustic version of "Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of," and the B-sides "Summer Rain" and "Always" will be included on U2 7, a limited-edition seven-song U2 CD available only at Target stores beginning Tuesday (January 22). ... Ginuwine will open for Janet Jackson on her 10-city tour. Janet, who hits venues beginning January 25 in Louisville, Kentucky and ending February 16 in Honolulu, is making up shows she missed on her All for You tour last year. ... A second "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack is due February 26, featuring the original film versions of songs performed by Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and others. Among the tracks on the album are saucy versions of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" and Elton John's "Your Song." ... With this year marking Onyx's 10th anniversary in the rap game, the trio of Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz and Sonny Caesar are working on their fourth group album with producers Mike City, Scott Storch and D.R. Period. Sticky's new series, "Rampart," is scheduled to debut this spring on FX, and the bald MC said Dr. Dre has agreed to executive produce his next solo LP. ...

System of a Down brought the house down — literally — at Australia's Big Day Out festival on January 18 when their set was interrupted for 20 minutes by the collapse of a crash barrier. Event organizers rushed New Zealand band Shihad onto the second stage during the delay, System finished their gig unhindered and no one was seriously injured. ... Quirky cabaret crooner Rufus Wainwright will hit the road for a month-long string of 21 dates beginning February 8 in Boston to support his second album, Poses. ... Wainwright's velvety warble can be heard on When Love Speaks, an LP of 40 William Shakespeare sonnets read by actors such as Ralph Fiennes, Kenneth Branagh and Alan Rickman, due February 4. Wainwright, Annie Lennox, Bryan Ferry and Des'ree are among the artists who provide eight musical tracks on the album, which is the brainchild of conductor Michael Kamen, who led the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra through a concert with Metallica recorded for 1999's S&M. ... Thirty-two years after its last run featuring the likes of the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, the Doors and Joni Mitchell, England's Isle of Wight festival will return this summer. The multi-band concert is slated for June 3, though a lineup hasn't been cemented, according to the promoters' Web site. ...

KMFDM, who disbanded in 1999 (and whose main members continued as MDFMK), have reassembled, and they'll release ATTAK on April 16 through Metropolis. The group will preface the disc on February 6 with "BOOTS," which features the new song "Back in the U.S.S.A." and two mixes of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made for Walking." ... Vancouver's New Pornographers will launch a 13-date U.S. tour with the Frames on February 8 in Minneapolis and close with a March 2 performance at the Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco. Their song "Mass Romantic" will be featured in the soundtrack to the film "Men With Brooms," which stars Leslie Nielsen, Paul Gross and Molly Parker. ... Drum'n'bass DJ/producer Dieselboy has struck a joint venture label agreement with System Recordings, and the first release on his new imprint, Human, will be a Dieselboy mix CD titled Project Human. Dieselboy will co-headline the Dirty Beat 2002 Tour with DJ Rap in February and will play the Planet of the Drums Tour with AK1200 and DJ Dara in April.

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Kid Rock is scheduled to kick off a North American tour in support of Cocky on February 22 in Saginaw, Michigan. Openers have yet to be announced and the full itinerary has not been finalized, though the outing is expected to last through May. ... 'NSYNC want their baby back — their baby back ribs, of course. The meat-loving quintet sings the praises of Chili's popular menu item in a series of commercials that begins airing during the Golden Globe Awards on January 20. ... Southern California foursome Fu Manchu will launch an extensive U.S. tour on January 29 in Los Angeles to promote their latest album, California Crossing, due February 5. The trek, which will also feature Canadian aggro rockers Headstrong, travels across the country and back before wrapping March 10 in San Jose, California. ... Move It Like This, the new pack of dogs from the Baha Men, will arrive on March 26. The first single from the follow-up to Who Let the Dogs Out will be its title track, which will also appear in the film "Big Fat Liar." ... Gorillaz will issue G-Sides, a collection of songs previously unavailable in the U.S., on February 26. The disc will include the new cuts "Faust" and "The Sounder" as well as the B-sides "Ghost Train," "Hip Albatross" and "12D3." ...

The debut LP by Missy Elliott/Timbaland protégé Tweet is set for release on April 2. Her first single is "Oops (Oh My)." ... The Olsen Twins and Deftones aren’t the only acts covering Weezer. A Tribute to Weezer, featuring Dashboard Confessional, the Ataris, Midtown, the Stereo, Further Seems Forever, Elliott, Piebald, Mock Orange and others, will be released February 5 on Dead Droid Recordings. ... If you like to wake and quake, you'll be pleased to learn that Megadeth will release their first live album, Rude Awakening, on March 19. The LP will feature 24 tunes, including "Kill the King," "Wake Up Dead," "Hangar 18," "Mechanix" and "Peace Sells." ... Washington, D.C., duo Deep Dish are recording their first studio album since 1998's Junk Science and will promote their recent release Global Underground - Moscow with a dozen North American dates beginning January 18 in Miami. The double-disc mix album includes their remix of Dido's "Thank You," which is nominated for a Best Remixed Recording Grammy Award.