Scans: Jewel, Metallica, Posies, Toasters, Rage...

Jewel will sing the National Anthem at the Super

Bowl (Jan. 25) in her proverbial own backyard of San Diego. The half-time show

will feature a tribute to Motown, with such performers as Boyz II Men,

Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Tops ... Film

director Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs") has dipped into

his old-school record collection again for the soundtrack to his latest flick,

"Jackie Brown." Among the classic tracks are Bobby Womack's "Across 110th

Street," the Brothers Johnson's "Strawberry Letter 23" and Johnny

Cash's "Tennessee Stud." The collection also features tracks from the film's

star, Pam Grier, Bloodstone, The Delfonics, Minnie

Riperton and rapper Foxy Brown ...

Metallica were in Los Angeles Friday filming a video for "The Unforgiven ll," the hard and heavy country-flavored ballad off their latest album, ReLoad. Matt Mahurin, who directed the video for "The Memory Remains," was cameraman and in the director's chair. The video should be on the air in January. Metallica host an hour-and-a-half (possibly longer) radio show this Thursday night; they'll perform an acoustic set live in the studio. Over 150 rock stations will air it ...

Back from a major label excursion, the Posies have returned to their

original indie label, Popllama Products. Success, a 12-song album

featuring the songs "Looking Lost," "Somehow Everything," "Grow," "Farewell

Typewriter" and "Every Bitter Drop," will be the Posies' final album ... Cooking

Vinyl America has just re-issued two classic albums by noise poppers Wedding

Present, their 1987 debut George Best Plus -- featuring the singles

"Nobody's Twisting Your Arms" and "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?" -- as

well as the singles collection, Tommy ...

New York's stalwart ska label, Moon Ska Records, has compiled the soundtrack to

British filmmaker Ash's feature debut, Bang. The film, which stars Peter

Greene ("Pulp Fiction") and newcomer Darling Narita, features tunes from The

Toasters, Isaac Green and the Skalars and the New York Ska Jazz

Ensemble ... A limited-edition version of the gold-selling (500,000 copies

sold) Spawn soundtrack is now in stories; it features an exclusive,

holiday-themed cover from Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, as well as a new

rock-meets-electronica track, "This is Not a Dream," featuring Apollo 440

and Morphine ...

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will lead a protest

against sweatshops Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. Kicking-off a Christmas-time

"Rage Against Sweatshops, We Don't Wear Guess?" billboard-campaign in Los

Angeles with the "Holiday March Against Sweatshops," Morello said in a press

release that he hopes to let "people know that we [Rage Against the Machine]

stand against Guess? exploitation of garment workers in sweatshops in Los

Angeles." Morello led a similar march in L.A. in October of this year ...

Bozo-costumed rappers the Insane Clown Posse offer their own unique take

on the holidays with a new single entitled "Santa's a Fat Bitch," which also

features the song "Red Christmas" ... After months of being courted by every

label on the planet, Underworld have announced that their follow-up to

their breakthrough Second Toughest In the Infants will be released on

U.K.-based Junior Boy's Own label, which just recently entered into a

joint-partnership with Virgin Records' founder Richard Branson's V2

Records ...

Pop-rapper Puff Daddy was the most nominated artist for this year's

American Music Awards (Jan. 26), with nominations for best pop/rock male artist,

best rap/hip-hop artist, best soul/R&B album, best soul/R&B male artist and best

soul/R&B new artist. The Wallflowers and Spice Girls each landed

three nominations -- best pop/rock band/duo/group, best pop/rock album and best

new artists. The Wallflowers earned the nod with their second album,

Bringing Down the Horse. Beck was tapped in the best pop/rock male

vocalist category, U2 earned a best pop/rock band/duo/group nomination

and Bush, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Sublime will go

head-to-head-to-head for best alternative artist. Also nominated for awards were

Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Mary

J. Blige ...

Finally, The Lemonheads are looking for a new home after recently

severing ties with Atlantic Records. The Evan Dando-led power-pop band

released four albums during their tenure on the label, including their

commercial breakthrough, 1992's It's a Shame About Ray, and 1996's Car

Button Cloth.

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

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