The Bee Gees just keep coming back.
The Brothers Gibb disappeared from the public eye after their mid-1960's heyday only to reappear as the disco kings of the late 1970's. Now they're reinventing themselves again, this time as songwriters for other artists such as The Backstreet Boys.
Maurice Gibb told the BBC news service "The Net" that the band has just completed a track for the Backstreet Boys, and are now looking at writing one for Brandy. He adds that they've also been talking to The Verve's Richard Ashcroft about a tune.
The Bee Gees took a writing credit on a major rap hit earlier this year. According to the Bee Gees official website, Pras Michel's "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" from the movie "Bullworth" uses the chorus melody of "Islands in the Stream" written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb.
Meanwhile, a Bee Gees charitable tribute album sponsored by England's Granada TV is due out in the U.K. in October. The record, which
benefits homeless youth in Northern England, includes 911 doing "More Than A Woman," Cleopatra with "I've Gotta Get A Message To You,"and tracks by The Orb and Lightening Seeds among others.
The Bee Gees will also see a live album released in the States in November, namely their "One Night Only" performance taped in Las Vegas in 1997, their only live appearance that year.