Clothing designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who created the super pointy bras Madonna wore onstage for her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour, will tailor the clothing for Marilyn Manson's trek to support his next album, The Golden Age of Grotesque, which comes out May 13. ...

Not only does Bone Crusher have an unofficial remix of his record "Never Scared" with the Diplomats getting burn on the radio and mixtapes, the Atlanta gargantuan has just completed an official reworking of his tune as well. This new version also features Cam'ron, in addition to Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss. ... Pearl Jam have had just about enough of their own hot air, so they've joined up with the environmental organization Conservation International to help reduce the damage caused by the estimated 5,700 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions caused by the trucks, buses, planes and cars used on their current tour. To balance the scales, Pearl Jam have bought the same amount of carbon from the Makira rain forest conservation project in Madagascar, thereby preventing it from burning and emitting more carbon dioxide. ...

The owners of a guitar that once belonged to Jimi Hendrix are free to sell the ax, despite a lawsuit by the late guitarist's family. Rock Stars Guitars claimed a former roadie gave them the 1967 Fender Stratocaster, which they then tried to put on the eBay auction block. The Hendrix estate questioned the authenticity, and filed suit to stop the bidding, but a judge ruled against them. Their lawyer said they'd appeal. ... A pair of Motörhead disciples in Portland, Oregon, have tracked down a black hat stolen from frontman Lemmy Kilmister last May, and returned the article to its rightful owner. The fans said they were at a party in Portland and saw Lemmy's chapeau on display. So they snatched the cap and snuck out before anyone noticed it was gone. They then drove three hours to Seattle to hand-deliver the headpiece. "I would like to thank from the bottom of my black heart two people who brought the hat. Thanks to you both," Lemmy posted on Motörhead 's Web site. ...

Opting for economy over verbosity, Louisiana metal band Superjoint Ritual have changed the name of their upcoming record from Striking Fear Into the Enemy: A Lethal Dose of American Hatred to A Lethal Dose of American Hatred. The album is due in June and is the follow-up to Use Once And Destroy, which came out last year. Superjoint Ritual is a side band of Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo. ...

04.25.03

50 Cent just keeps on giving. His fans who purchased his DVD "The New Breed" will be now be able to get even more extras: According to 50's spokesperson, if you have the DVD you can log onto www.50cent.com beginning next week and see the uncensored version of 50's "Many Men" video (which has not aired yet), hear unreleased music from the Queens MC and download a 50 freestyle to your mobile phone, among other perks. ...

Just what sort of homegrown horticulture is Blink-182 bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus into? Find out in October, when he appears on the Home and Garden Television special "Rock Gardens," which features musicians talking about and offering tours of their private gardens. Also confirmed for the show are Jefferson Airplane/Starship's Grace Slick and the Monkees' Micky Dolenz. ...

Guitarist Daron Malakian, who is spending his time during a System of a Down hiatus producing Bad Acid Trip (one the bands signed to Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike Records), is also putting together his own label through Columbia Records. Amen will likely be the first band he signs. ... Scott Weiland has co-produced nine of the 11 tracks on Florida rock band Cinder's debut album, Break Your Silence, due June 10, according to Stone Temple Pilots' Web site. Weiland also wrote lyrics and sings on a tune called "Lush." ...

A Tribe Called Quest will unearth "The Night He Got Caught" and some other never-before-released songs on Hits, Rarities and Remixes, due June 17. The album will also include classics like "Check the Rhyme" and "Scenario," and remixes of "Oh My God" and "Lyrics to Go." ... Rah Digga and Russell Simmons will be among the guest speakers at City Hall Park in New York on Wednesday at The Source Youth Foundation's second annual Campaign for Summer Jobs Youth Action Day. The organization works to ensure funding for a summer youth employment program. ...

Iron Maiden and their zombie mascot Eddie are returning to the road. The band's first U.S. date, July 25 in Holmdel, New Jersey, will follow a lengthy European tour. Two other New York-area shows and two California performances have been scheduled, the last of which is August 29 in Concord, California. Additional shows will follow. The Give Me Ed ... Til I'm Dead Tour also features Dio and Motörhead. ... Terence Trent D'Arby will release his first album since 1995, Jackpot, on June 3. The 19-track disc was produced by D'Arby (a.k.a. Sananda Maitreya), and features collaborations with Glen Ballard and Dallas Austin. ...

Cheap Trick will release their first album in six years on July 8. Special One, issued by the band's own Cheap Trick Unlimited Records, was recorded last year by producer Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow) with help from Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (Gorillaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School), Steve Albini (Breeders, Pixies) and Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Alice Cooper). ... Sony Music is giving fans a crack at making the ultimate Bob Dylan record. The company is offering a long list of Dylan singles, rarities and live recordings to fans through www.custommixcd.com, and inviting them to pick 12 songs and one of numerous pieces of cover art to complete the package at a cost of $15 plus shipping and handling. ...

Call it your one-stop shopping tour for all your downtempo electronic needs. One-man lap-pop artists, comrades and labelmates Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) and Manitoba (Dan Snaith) will embark on a joint North American tour starting May 25 in Minneapolis in support of their new albums Rounds and Up in Flames, respectively. Snaith will leave the tour after the June 1 date in Philadelphia, and will be replaced by Cincinnati turntablist Boom Bip. Click-hop artist Prefuse 73 will join the gearhead friendly trek on select dates. After the tour, Hebden will work with Beth Orton on the follow-up to her 2002 LP, Daybreaker, and then remix the track "Scatterbrain" from Radiohead's upcoming Hail to the Thief. ...

Cocteau Twins co-founder Robin Guthrie will release his first solo album, Imperial, in time for summer. The influential ethereal guitar pop group's early albums Garlands, Head Over Heels, Treasure and Victorialand were recently remastered by Guthrie and will be released before the end of the year. ... Swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have recorded what they are calling a love letter to the music of New Orleans. Save My Soul is due July 8 and will be promoted with a national tour. ... Famed label Sire Records, which had released albums by the Ramones and Talking Heads before its partnership with London Records rolled over in 2001, will ride again with new signee the Von Bondies. The label had previously been around in name only on Warner Bros.-distributed releases of the Burning Heart/Epitaph imprint, such as LPs from the Hives and Distillers. ...