Tommy Lee is paired with Snoop Dogg for a song to be featured on the soundtrack of "Heavy Metal II," the sequel to the '70s animated cult favorite. The movie and album are due in the fall, with a new Monster Magnet track also featured. . . .
Mystikal and OutKast have teamed up on "Neck Uv Da Woods" for the soundtrack of "The Wood," the semi-autobiographical film by director Rick Famuyiwa that's something of "The Wonder Years" set in '80s Inglewood. . . .
Curt Kirkwood has re-formed the Meat Puppets with new musicians after a rough hiatus that saw his bassist-brother Cris Kirkwood jailed for drug violations after both his wife and a friend died from overdoses in his Phoenix-area house. Among the members of the new, Austin-based puppets is drummer Shandon Sahm, son of the Sir Douglas Quintet's Doug Sahm. . . .
An online auction of 10 special art and music boxes assembled by Brian Eno raised $5,500--enough to purchase a truck to transport donated goods to Kosovo refugee children in Macedonia. The Lollapalooza Foundation matched the total for the purchase of a second truck.