For The Record: Quick News On Interpol, Fat Joe, Ozzy Osbourne, Justin Timberlake, Rob Zombie, Nickelback & More

The latest albums from Cody Chesnutt, Floetry, Sigur Rós, the Streets and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are among the 10 finalists for the Shortlist Music Prize. The other five finalists — the Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Cat Power, Interpol and Damien Rice — will perform at the Shortlist Concert October 5 in Los Angeles. The winner, selected by a panel that includes Gwen Stefani, the Neptunes and Coldplay's Chris Martin, will be announced that night and will receive a $5,000 prize. ...

Fat Joe will join Latin singer La India and funk collective Yerba Buena in a tribute to late salsa singer Celia Cruz at the Hispanic Heritage Awards, taking place at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Friday. NBC will broadcast the event on September 13. ... Ozzy Osbourne has postponed a string of U.K. tour dates that had been scheduled to begin this week in order to undergo a foot operation. Osbourne's publicist wouldn't comment on the injury. The rescheduled dates begin October 22 in Dublin and conclude November 1 in his hometown of Birmingham, England. The rest of the overseas tour, which will now begin in the Netherlands on September 9, is not expected to be affected. ...

Justin Timberlake, the new Ronald McDonald? The pop singer is filling some big red shoes as part of a McDonald's global marketing campaign that features his new song "I'm Loving It." He'll have cameos throughout the spots, which will appear in 100 countries. The fast-food chain is also sponsoring Timberlake's 2003 35-city European tour, which kicks off in November in Germany. The U.S. launch of the campaign is slated for late September. ... Next summer Rob Zombie will publish a book featuring stories from some of his favorite authors, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. "Rob Zombie Presents: Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen" will feature an introduction by Zombie and new original artwork. ...

Nickelback have mapped out their first trek in support of their fourth album, The Long Road. With support from Trapt and Three Days Grace, the jaunt kicks off October 14 in Lubbock, Texas, and runs through September 9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... Come Feel Me Tremble, Paul Westerberg's sixth solo album since disbanding the Replacements, is due October 21, the same day a Westerberg documentary of the same name will be released on DVD. The album includes a cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days." ... The latest go-round of Vagrant Records' cross-country namesake tour will be headlined by Alkaline Trio and will include labelmates From Autumn to Ashes, Reggie & the Full Effect and No Motiv, the label's first signing. The 33-city tour begins October 29 in Minneapolis. ...

Sarah McLachlan, who will tour extensively in 2004, according to her Web site, is planning a November release for her first studio album in six years. The still-untitled disc will feature the single "Fallen," which is being released to radio this week. ... When Hoobastank's Dan Estrin rides into a roped-off section of the parking lot on a minibike, he really rides into a roped-off section. While doing just that last week, Estrin was clotheslined by the rope and thrown from his bike, resulting in a skull fracture that caused a blood clot near his brain. Surgery removed the clot, but the guitarist, scheduled to leave the hospital Tuesday (September 2), is out of commission for five to six weeks, so the band has canceled all of its September shows. Estrin is expected to be ready in time for the Nokia Unwired Tour, which kicks off October 2 with the All-American Rejects, Ozomatli and Diffuser. ...

Lisa Marie Presley, who just wrapped a tour with Chris Isaak, will kick off a headlining outing September 13 in Las Vegas. The short trek, to promote her debut, To Whom It May Concern, will wrap up October 6 in New Orleans. ... It's no wonder England can't get the hang of such U.S. trends as hip-hop and driving on the right side of the street — we keep sending them things like Sk8er Rock, a 27-track double album featuring the artists skaters love to shred to, like Pink, Puddle of Mudd, Chad Kroeger, the Calling and the inspiration for the comp's name, Avril Lavigne. And since the album is only available overseas, if you buy it in the States you get to pay more for it! ...

Offspring guitarist Noodles writes on the band's Web site that Pennywise's Jim Lindberg and T.S.O.L.'s Jack Grisham recorded backing vocals with the band for its next album, which may or may not be called Chinese Democracy. Either way, it's the follow-up to 2000's Conspiracy of One. ... If Willie went wicked, he'd probably be first in line for the "Wicked Wonka" tour. Featuring Insane Clown Posse, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Kottonmouth Kings and Tech N9ne, the 34-city trek begins September 17 in Cleveland. ...

Trina might be the baddest one, but someone did her mo' bad. A man posing as her manager weaseled his way into her hotel room in Greenville, North Carolina, late Thursday night and stole more than $300,000 in cash and jewels from the rapper while she was performing at a nearby club. Police are reviewing hotel security video, according to a spokesperson for the Hilton Greenville. ... Josh Homme's next Desert Sessions project (volumes nine and 10, for those scoring at home) is set for release October 7. Recorded in February during a jam session at Joshua Tree National Park in the California desert, the disc includes contributions from A Perfect Circle's Josh Freese, Dean Ween, PJ Harvey and Twiggy Ramirez. ...

Guns N' Roses guitarist Buckethead and his side band, Deli Creeps, have contributed the title track to the upcoming straight-to-DVD film "Flesh for the Beast," a horror tale about an occultist who obtains an evil medallion that conjures female demons who take residence in a former brothel and kill, kill, kill. The Terry West-directed flick will be released October 28 in rated and unrated versions. The unrated disc will contain additional music by Buckethead. ... Cracker's Countrysides is due October 14 and will feature bonus footage of singer David Lowery telling off a Virgin Records executive. Cracker will promote the album with a tour beginning September 27 in Richmond, Virginia, and ending November 11 in Las Vegas. ...

Glam-rockers Poison lost a stage set, sound system and musical instruments when one of their transport trucks burst into flames Sunday while heading to a show in Clarkston, Michigan. The driver and crew tried to extinguish the blaze, but since there were pyrotechnics in the truck, they gave up and cleared the area until fire officials arrived. Despite the accident, Poison played that night and will finish the tour as planned. ...

08.29.03

Bobby Brown was released from the DeKalb County jail on Friday (August 29), seven days after being arrested in a restaurant while dining with his wife, Whitney Houston. According to a DeKalb County Sherriff's Office spokesperson, Brown was originally sentenced to 14 days in jail by a county judge for violating terms of his probation. While that time was cut in half for good behavior, Brown was not out of the woods yet — he was released to police from the City of Atlanta to answer charges stemming from an arrest last year. Brown pleaded guilty to driving without a license and no contest to possession of marijuana. He must now comply with the rest of his sentence from the DeKalb judge, which includes rehab and house arrest. ...

Jay-Z and Lil' Kim lead the list of nominees for the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each, including Album of the Year. 50 Cent, Nelly and Cam'ron and the Diplomats earned four nominations, while Missy Elliott, Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace, Pharrell Williams and the Neptunes, Eve, Scarface, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, LL Cool J, the Clipse, Baby and David Banner garnered three nods. Eminem, nemesis of The Source owner Ray Benzino, is not nominated. The show is scheduled for October 13 in Miami and will air on BET on November 11. ...

Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti has decided to fight his arrest for possession of ecstasy and Viagra. In Alameda County Court on Monday, Gotti's lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of his client, saying they are going to file a motion claiming the search of Gotti backstage at an R. Kelly concert in Oakland, California, was illegal. The court date to hear the motion is scheduled for November 10. ...

The Black Eyed Peas have just signed on to perform with Juanes at the Fourth Annual Latin Grammy Awards. The event's Web site reports that the performance roster will also include Banda El Recodo, who will appear with both A.B. Quintanilla III and the Kumbia Kings. The show airs September 3 at 9 p.m. on CBS. ...

Following their final two scheduled dates this weekend, New Found Glory will take about a week off before starting work on the follow-up to last year's Sticks and Stones. Pre-production will begin in an open space in the Hurley factory, located in Costa Mesa, California. NFG drummer Cyrus Bolooki recently shared some studio time with his younger brother Andrew's band All That's Left. Bolooki produced three tracks for the group, including "Please Don't," which features Ryan Key of Yellowcard. ... Mötley Crüe-bassist-turned-songwriting-gun-for-hire Nikki Sixx penned the title track for Meat Loaf's new LP, Couldn't Have Said It Better, due September 23. Others who lent Mr. Loaf a hand include ballad-writer extraordinaire Diane Warren (Aerosmith, Celine Dion) and Stephen Trask of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" fame. ...

Taking Back Sunday shot a video for "You're So Last Summer" on Sunday with a bunch of fans and Public Enemy faceplate Flavor Flav. The song is the third single from the hardcore band's debut, Tell All Your Friends. ... In other TBS news, the band and Blink-182 will perform a benefit concert for uninsured pro surfer Jason Bogle, who is suffering from bone cancer. The show is set for September 6 at San Diego's 4th & B. ... On Monday in Toronto, the Sex Pistols had to leave the stage for a minute, or five, to compose themselves after an antagonizing concertgoer in the front row kept spitting on frontman Johnny Rotten. The surly singer called the phlegmy fan a "f--in' lumberjack," then led the band offstage. The group returned with a cover of the Stooges' "No Fun" and finished the set. ...