Scans: X, Vic Chesnutt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fugees, Jewel

Ex-X members John Doe and Exene Cervenka (who now goes by the name Cervenkova) will be

reunited with original X drummer DJ Bonebrake (who plays with Cervenka in Auntie Christ) and guitarist Billy Zoom, if only for an afternoon, this Saturday when the trio do an in-store appearance at the Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles to promote X's recently-released two-CD compilation Beyond and Back... Vic Chesnutt is currently in a Nashville studio working on his next solo album. Joining him are countrypolitan rockers Lambchop, whose Kurt Wagner is co-producing the album with Chesnutt. The sessions, which began on Halloween, are taking place at The Castle, Al Capone's former hide-out, which is reportedly haunted. The album is due in 1998...

Dig this exchange between ex-Throwing Muses' leader Kristin Hersh and Korn's Jonathan Davis at Monday's Musicom3 Artists Panel. Hersh asked Davis if he would consider a sponsorship of the Korn web site by the deodorant that Korn members use.

Davis: No.

Hersh: What if your next album sells 10 copies and they offer you a million dollars?

Davis: [laughing] Then we would talk.

Red Hot Chili Peppers/Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave

Navarro took some time off from the group's two New York shows last week

to film a couple of ads for clothing retailer the Gap. In the Christmas-time ad,

Navarro, decked-out in EZ jeans, a red velvet robe and black boa does his

unique take on "Jingle Bells," and in the second ad, set for the spring campaign,

Navarro plays a little ditty he came up with on the spot (a la Aerosmith's

recent Gap spot)...

The Fugees' 1996 breakthrough,

The Score, has become the biggest selling rap album by a group, with 6

million copies shipped, according to the Recording Industry Associaton of America... Oasis were forced to cancel three shows in

France earlier this week due to a French truckers strike. The band was able to

play a show in Lille on Nov. 3, but a Nov. 4 benefit for the London Lighthouse,

an AIDS/HIV organization supported by the late Princess Diana, had to be

canceled, as did appearances in Angers and Bordeaux. The band's European

tour will pick up again on Saturday in Zaragoza, Spain... Folkie Jewel

has signed on for a $2 million publishing deal with HarperCollins that will have

the single-album, 23-year-old singer/songwriter penning both her memoirs and

a volume of poetry...

Just a month after the ouster of embattled Motown head Andre Harrell, film

producer George Jackson has been named president and CEO of Motown Records. The multi-

year, multimillion-dollar contract for the movie mogul appears to be

hitched to the success of his production company, which packaged such music-

oriented movie/soundtrack hits as Krush Groove, New Jack City

and House Party II and III... Rancid is holed up in a New

York studio for much of the rest of this month to finish recording their follow-up to

1995's ...And Out Come the Wolves. The as-yet-untitled album is

tentatively slated for an April '98 release...

The latest album from French rapper MC Solaar, Paradisiaque, will be

released on Jan. 13... Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst and the

band's DJ Lethal recently produced a few tracks for SX10, the

band led by Cypress Hill's Sen Dog... Bombthreat: Before

She Blows, the dark, psychedelic debut from L.A.'s Fly is the first

project on Kneeling Elephant, the label founded as a joint venture between

ARTISTdirect and RCA Records. ARTISTdirect is both a booking agency and home

to the Ultimate Band List website; it's run by Lollapalooza co-founder Marc

Geiger and former William Morris Agency Sr. Vice President Don Muller...

Finally, Glenn Buxton, the guitarist in veteran shock rocker Alice

Cooper's original group, The Spiders, died on Oct. 19 in Clarion,

Iowa from complications related to pneumonia and emphysema. Buxton, 46, played on such Cooper classic as Billion Dollar Babies and Killer

and the band's major-label debut, Love It To Death.

(ATN's Senior Writer Gil Kaufman compiled this report)

Color="#720418">[Wed., Nov. 5, 1997, 9:00 a.m. PST]