While on a break from the Justified and Stripped Tour, Justin Timberlake shot a video in New York for his new song "I'm Lovin' It." He had planned to release the Neptunes-produced track on his next album, but since it's already leaked to radio and the Internet, he's going to release it this fall. The singer's spokesperson said it is not yet known, however, where the song will ultimately surface. ...

Celebutant Paris Hilton is vying for a career as a pop star. The hotel heiress has been working on recording a dance pop album, which her producer Romeo Antonio describes as a cross between Jessica Simpson and Beyoncé, in terms of voice and style. Hilton has six songs in the can, including a midtempo ballad with the working title "Loneliness." As of yet, she has no label deal. ...

Kelly Osbourne has canceled five shows in the U.K. because of "health reasons," according to a statement to the press. No further details were given. Osbourne had just finished a European tour opening for Robbie Williams and was due to play six headlining and festival dates in August as well as two shows opening for papa Ozzy. ... Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo, Further Seems Forever singer Jason Gleason and Shai Hulud screamer Geert Van der Velde have agreed to contribute spoken-word pieces to the upcoming album A.S.A.P.: Artists Speak Against Poverty. Proceeds will benefit Childreach, an organization that provides shelter, medicine and food for needy children around the world. Additional acts will be announced shortly. ...

North, the new album by Elvis Costello, is set for release September 23. The first 100,000 copies of the LP, which follows last year's When I Was Cruel, will include a DVD portion with music videos. ... Paul Westerberg will follow-up last year's Stereo/Mono set on October 7 with Dead Man Shake. Like Mono, the LP will be credited to the former Replacements singer's Grandpaboy alias. ...

A special edition of The Very Best of Cher, due August 26, will include a second album recorded live in Miami last fall for a TV special. Cher Live: The Farewell Tour will also be released separately. ... JC Chasez has pulled the plug on his OnlyArtist.com venture, which may be familiar to some fans who remember the pop star wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the site's name at last year's MTV Video Music Awards. Chasez had used the site to solicit feedback about his first single, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" to help mold his forthcoming solo album. But now visitors to the Web site are redirected to NewArtist.com, which focuses on AJ Gil from "American Idol." ...

The Raveonettes have finalized dates for a fall tour in support of their LP Chain Gang of Love, due September 2. The outing kicks off September 5 in Philadelphia and wraps October 12 in Tampa, Florida. ... It's only Rock n Roll, but Lost Highway likes it, which is more than can be said for Ryan Adams' last recorded effort. Love Is Hell, Adams wrote on his Web site, didn't measure up to the label's standards and has been shelved. Rock n Roll, his third solo LP, is due in November. ... Shadow Zone, the third album by Static-X, is set for an October 7 release. ...

While preparing to record a new album next month with noted rap-rock producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Limp Bizkit), the Cure are assembling tracks for an upcoming box set, expected to drop this fall. Coinciding with the set will be a reissue of all the band's LPs, including 1980's Boys Don't Cry, 1982's Pornography and 1987's Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. ... Arrive at your own answer to Boy George's immortal question, "Do you really want to hurt me?" when the first three Culture Club albums get reissued with bonus tracks on October 7. The new old albums include 1982's Kissing to Be Clever, 1983's Colour by Numbers and 1984's Waking Up With the House on Fire. ...

The Dead Kennedys, long estranged from original singer Jello Biafra, have invited him to perform with the group at its 25th anniversary concert August 19 in Los Angeles. No word yet on whether Biafra will accept. ... The Sex Pistols will make their first U.S. television appearance in 24 years on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Friday. Stuntman comedian Super Dave Osbourne co-hosts the week. ... The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots will be reissued with bonus tracks on September 2 along with a DVD. Among the supplemental tracks are previously unreleased versions of "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1" and "Do You Realize??"; the DVD will contain several videos with special "making of" tracks for both "Yoshimi" and "Do You Realize??" ... Bright Eyes are releasing some of their early work via a vinyl box set containing seven records — A Collection of Songs: Recorded 1995-1997 on two LPs, Letting Off the Happiness, Every Day and Every Night, Fevers and Mirrors on two LPs, and Don't Be Afraid of Turning the Page — along with some bonus tracks. The set will hit stores on September 9. ...

08.11.03

50 Cent continues to pick up awards. The rapper won honors in four categories at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Friday night, including Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist. 50 was nominated a record 10 times and bested both mentor Eminem and R&B singer R. Kelly, who each won three awards. Grandmaster Flash and old-school R&B singer Betty Wright won this year's Billboard Founders Award, which is given to pioneering artists. ...

The 2003 Shortlist Music Prize announced its "long list" of nominees on Monday (August 11). Among the 86 nominations are albums from Mars Volta, Kenna, Grandaddy, Floetry, Talib Kweli and Röyksopp. Judges like Spike Jonze and Erykah Badu will cut the long list down to 10 finalists in early September and one winner on October 16. ...

On Friday a federal judge rejected subpoenas issued by the RIAA to uncover the names of one MIT and three Boston College students who were allegedly sharing copyrighted music. U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro said that because the subpoenas were issued in Washington, D.C., they could not be served in Massachusetts. The two schools had asked the judge last month to deny the subpoenas, which requested the students' names and personal information. ... Before attending the Philadelphia Hip-Hop Summit Thursday at Temple University, you better have your voter registration card. All participants are required to be registered, and the event, which develops political and economic empowerment through hip-hop culture, will also serve as a registration drive. DMX, Wyclef Jean, Cam'ron, Dead Prez, Method Man and Redman are expected to attend. ...

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl married girlfriend Jordyn Blum on August 2 at their Los Angeles home. Guests included Clive Davis and former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic. ... Nick Carter's father, Robert Carter, was arrested last week for allegedly abusing the singer's mother, Jane. Police in Marathon, Florida, said that they responded to a call at the Carter residence on Thursday. The Carters were newly separated and dividing up their property. A witness said the argument started when Mr. Carter couldn't find his pictures of his other pop star son, Aaron. Jane Carter told police she had to run and hide from her husband, who kicked through several doors in the house and shoved her, causing her to fall and hit the back of her head. Mr. Carter admitted to police that he kicked open the doors, but denied shoving his wife. Mr. Carter was subsequently arrested for domestic battery, and was released on a $5,000 bond. He's due back in court for arraignment on August 26 and faces up to a year in jail. ...

The first album from 213, the West Coast rap supergroup featuring Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G, will be released on November 18. The trio are currently in the studio recording the yet-untitled album. ... System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian struck out in his only at bat but played alongside David Arquette, Kevin James and others on the winning team in Saturday's Hollywood Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. "Oh well, at least I can say I struck out at Dodger Stadium," he said. "I'm a baseball fan, but I'm more into hockey. I don't even know any of these people." ...

Rancid have bumped up the release date of their new album, Indestructible, to August 19. Fans who purchase the music on iTunes will have access to two bonus tracks. ... Nikki Sixx is putting his Brides of Destruction project on indefinite hold in order to focus on several other endeavors, including a possible reunion with Mötley Crüe. "[I] speak to Tommy [Lee], Vince [Neil] and Mick [Mars] daily," the bassist wrote on Mötley's official Web site. The Brides of Destruction album, which features L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns as well as Adema drummer Kris Kohls on several tracks, will be released in Japan later this year, but the band has yet to land a North American deal. ...

Peaches, whose explicit rhymes are enough to make a sailor blush, will launch a four-week tour to support her second album, Fatherf---er, due September 23. The trek kicks off October 1 in Washington, D.C. ... Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will be on hand at Daddy's Junky Music in Warwick, Rhode Island, Wednesday to announce the name of the winner of a charity raffle that benefits the survivors of the Station nightclub fire that took 100 lives during a Great White show in February. The winner will receive an autographed guitar and Zakk Wylde/ Black Label Society LPs and merchandise. The 20 Daddy's locations throughout New England and New York have been selling tickets since April. ...

Ex-Libertines vocalist Pete Doherty has pleaded guilty to robbing the home of his bandmate Carl Barat. Doherty broke into Barat's basement apartment and made off with an antique guitar, video recorder, laptop computer, mouth organ and CD player. Doherty is due back in court September 8, and may receive jail time. ... The 1974 cult film "Space Is the Place," which tells the story of a yellow spaceship propelled by the bizarre music of Sun Ra, will be reissued on DVD on October 28. In the film, Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra searches the galaxy to find a planet that will serve as a new home for the black race. Eventually he lands in Oakland, California, and has to fight the Overseer for supremacy. The package features over 20 minutes of added footage and rare home movies of the Arkestra from 1970. ...

The Drive-Through Records 2003 Invasion Tour, which features the Starting Line, Home Grown, Allister, the Early November and Senses Fail, will kick off on August 22 in Cincinnati. Dates run through October 18 in Philadelphia. New Found Glory will join the bill on September 1 in Sacramento, California, and Finch will play the next day in San Francisco. ... Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland, a member of the band from 1979-89, pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual assault and four charges of indecent assault in a U.K. courtroom Friday. He's accused of assaulting a 17-year-old boy between July and December 2002. ...