Nappy Roots gave props to their native digs, so it's only right that the love is reciprocated. Kentucky Governor Paul Patton will appoint the collective as colonels of the state at a ceremony in their hometown on September 16, which is being declared Nappy Roots Day. ... Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson will show off his charitable side on September 28 at a benefit breakfast in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. Admission is $100, which includes grub, a meet 'n' greet with Richardson, a souvenir ticket, entry into a raffle and an autograph, while proceeds will benefit Richardson's environmental organization, Just Within Reach, and Wildlife on Wheels. ... The members of experimental metal band Candiria canceled their tour with 40 Below Summer after their tour van was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer near Buffalo, New York. Guitarist John LaMacchia suffered a broken collarbone, and singer Carley Coma was cut and bruised, but not severely injured. ...

The Chemical Brothers, Box Car Racer, Bright Eyes/Desaparecidos, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, the Used, the (International) Noise Conspiracy and American Hi-Fi are just some of the hundreds of acts who will play this year's annual CMJ Music Marathon (October 30-November 2) in New York. Also performing are Sigur Ros, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, Pedro the Lion, the Polyphonic Spree, Auto-Pilot Off, the Bangs, Dirtbombs, Murphy's Law, the Music, Ugly Casanova, Von Bondies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ... Metallica are set to release a book of lyrics on October 1, and they will reissue their 1993 box set, Live Sh--: Binge and Purge, on DVD on November 12. The set will contain a three-CD Mexico City concert as well as DVDs of shows in San Diego and Seattle. ...

Michelle Branch, the Pretenders, Gloria Estefan and Chaka Kahn are the first performers announced for Lifetime's annual Women Rock concert. Jennifer Love Hewitt will perform at and host the event, which will be filmed October 10 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre and air October 25 on Lifetime. ... Meanwhile, Chrissie Hynde & Co. will release their eighth album, Loose Screw, on November 12 through Artemis Records. The Pretenders will promote the record when they open for the Rolling Stones on select dates this fall. ... Lou Barlow's revamped Folk Implosion are recording a new album with producers Mickey Petralia (Beck, Eels) and Wally Gagel (Sebadoh, Juliana Hatfield) that is expected early next year. Barlow will tour solo acoustic this fall — beginning October 8 in Visalia, California, and ending November 19 and 20 in Los Angeles — to promote the new record from his side project, Sentridoh, titled Free Sentridoh Songs From Loobiecore. ...

Bruce Dickinson sang the aeronautic anthem "Aces High" nearly 20 years ago, and now that the Iron Maiden singer is employed by charter airline Astraeus, he's able to launch into the soaring tune at 20,000 feet. An experienced pilot since the 1990s, Dickinson serves as first officer of Boeing 737s traveling from the U.K. to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. ... As for Dickinson's other "day job," Iron Maiden will release a six-disc box set of early live recordings called Eddie's Archive on November 5. The set will feature material from shows staged between 1979 and 1988 and will include a compilation called The Best of the B-Sides. ... Jerry Cantrell and Mad at Gravity have booked a 30-date tour kicking off October 9 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and wrapping November 16 in Houston. Mad at Gravity, fresh off a tour with Creed, are promoting their debut, Resonance. ... Fresh off his tour with fellow ex-Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar will release his new studio album, Not 4 Sale on October 8. In addition to the first single, "Things've Changed," the 10-track album will feature the cuts "Halfway to Memphis," "Whole Lotta Zep," "The Big Nail," "Stand Up," "The Big Square Inch," "Karma Wheel" and "Hallelujah." ...

If you go to Filter's upcoming 11-date Rellim Tour, that guy you hang with backstage might just be singer Richard Patrick. The low-dough outing kicks off on October 2 at the Quest in Minneapolis and allows fans to enter the venue through the backstage area, chow down on pizza and check out the bands' dressing room and lounge areas. ... Dave Navarro and Slash, who teamed up at San Diego's Street Scene Festival as part of a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, plan to reteam with another all-star band at an undisclosed location for a party on Halloween. The two hot-shot guitarists previously hit the stage with Moby, Robbie Williams and members of the Cult at an L.A. night club. ... Undisputed light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr., considered by most to be the best pound-for-pound boxer, is hoping he can sing as well as dance in the ring on November 16. Jones, on the heels of his debut LP, Round One: The Album, will perform his first concert in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the main event prior to the quarterly fight series "Rumble in the Rock." ...

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Serious Nirvana fans might want to put their bids in on eBay item #1765388613, the four-bedroom, two-bath home where late leader Kurt Cobain lived from age 11 to 15. As yet no one has offered the first bid of $200,000 for the modest Montesano, Washington, home with Cobain's unchanged, nautical-themed "captain's quarters" bedroom. ... Stone Sour, fronted by unmasked Slipknot front man Corey Taylor, will launch their first-ever U.S. tour on September 27 at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. The outing will feature support from Sinch and Chevelle and is currently scheduled to run through an October 16 show at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Staind will release a DVD of their MTV "Unplugged" performance, recorded last July, on November 12. The DVD will feature two songs that were not included when the show aired, along with favorites like "It's Been Awhile" and "Outside." ...

Early recordings of later favorites by John Mayer, Matchbox Twenty, Train, Five for Fighting, Vertical Horizon and others are featured on Aware Greatest Hits, due October 29. All of the songs are culled from the nine Aware compilations that helped break the artists. ... Producer Damon Elliott, the man behind recent hits by Destiny's Child, Pink and Kylie Minogue, has signed on to compose tracks for and music supervise the upcoming "Fat Albert" movie. Elliott is also producing Beyoncé Knowles' title track for her next movie, "The Fighting Temptations," as well as music for Jamie Kennedy's "Malibu's Most Wanted" and Bernie Mac's "Lil' Pimp." ... New Bomb Turks, an influence on the garage's resurgence and a ceaselessly energetic live act, are ready to cease touring. The group's current outing to support its new album, The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still, will be its last, but the Turks will continue to put out records. ...

10 Years in the Life, a compilation of tracks recorded and produced by BT, is due Tuesday (September 10). Remixes of hits by Madonna, the Crystal Method and Paul Oakenfold are included. ... Also due Tuesday is the soundtrack to the Susan Sarandon/Goldie Hawn flick "The Banger Sisters," which features Tommy Lee's cover of David Bowie's "Fame" and Ben Folds handling Jackson Browne's "Doctor My Eyes." Also included on the album are original songs from Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, Who singer Roger Daltrey, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and the now-defunct Buckcherry, who also appear in the film. ... Let's Roll: Together in Unity, Faith and Hope, a benefit album featuring DC Talk, Chaka Khan, Steven Curtis Chapman and others, is also set to arrive on Tuesday. ...

Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Rusted Root, moe., Gov't Mule and Blind Boys of Alabama are among the performers scheduled for the third annual Jammy Awards on October 2 at Roseland Ballroom in New York. Gordon will perform with guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke to promote their collaboration album, Clone, due October 8. ... "1 Giant Leap," a fusion of music and images from around the world by Faithless's Jamie Catto, will be screened on an upcoming college tour that will also feature Rusted Root and former Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty. Michael Stipe, Robbie Williams and Brian Eno are among those who participated in "1 Giant Leap." ... Rocket From the Crypt will release their seventh album, Live From Camp X-Ray, on October 22 through Vagrant Records. The disc is neither live, nor was it recorded at Camp X-Ray.