Pearl Jam have added a second show (Feb. 21) to their Maui, Hawaii, tour
stop; they'll hit the road following the release of their highly anticipated Yield album ...
In other tour news,
Patti Smith has temporarily canceled her January and February concert
appearances on the West Coast for "personal reasons," according to an Arista Records spokeswoman. "It's just postponed and she's planning on rescheduling,"
Chloe Comins said ... The recent ice storm that has crippled much of the
Northeastern U.S. and Canada put a halt to the Rolling Stones concert in
Montreal on Sunday when officials noticed that ice had penetrated the roof of
Olympic Stadium. The Stones canceled two earlier dates this month when singer
Mick Jagger was diagnosed with laryngitis ...
World Domination Recordings is re-issuing the out-of-print
final album from Shriekback, Sacred City, on Jan. 20. The band's
seventh album, out of print since 1993, features the original lineup of Barry
Andrews (XTC), Dave Allen (Gang of Four), Martyn
Barker and honorary member Karl Hyde, later of Underworld ...
What the World Needs Now (Jan. 20) is the name of a tribute to legendary
songsmith Burt Bacharach by artists signed to the Big Deal label
(distributed by TCI Music, parent company of SonicNet/Addicted To Noise). Among
the artists contributing new and exclusive tracks are Shonen Knife,
BMX Bandits, Wondermints, Cockeyed Ghost and The
Just days after being shut out at the Grammy's, the Spice Girls felt the
other shoe drop when snippy fashion guru Mr. Blackwell placed them at the top of
his annual list of worst-dressed women. Calling the British pop-tarts
"five-candy colored beauties trapped in fashion waste," Blackwell lumped the
Girls in with second-placed actress Ellen DeGeneres and third-place "winner"
Madonna, who Blackwell summed up with the quip, "Yesterday's 'Evita' is
today's 'Velveeta.' She runs the gamut from a Style Snore to a Bumpy Bore,"
according to Reuters. In 10th place was shock-rocker Marilyn
Manson, who, despite being a man, Blackwell felt compelled to include
because "He looks like Alice Cooper doing 'Rosemary's Baby.' " -- Chris
Nelson and Gil Kaufman [Wed., Jan. 14, 1998, 9 a.m.
Bob Cavallo, former manager of Prince and Earth, Wind and
Fire, has been named chairman of the Walt Disney Music Group. The newly
created position will put industry veteran Cavallo in charge of all of the
Mouse's musical operations, including the Hollywood, Lyric Street, Mammoth and
Walt Disney Records labels ... Roc-A-Blok Records president/in-house producer
Ski is about to enter the studio with K.T. -- the first signing to
recently ousted Motown president Andre Harrell's new label, He Records -- to
work on K.T.'s debut ... R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has recorded
backing vocals for the song "Almond Kisses" from Brit-rock band
Spacehog's sophomore CD, The Chinese Album (March 17) ...
Finally, the Fugees's Wyclef has done a radio remix of Coolbone's
"Use Me," a cover of a 1972 Bill Withers hit. Richard Roundtree (a.k.a.
"Shaft") appears in the video, shot recently in Harlem ... Nine-piece R&B/ska
band Hepcat will kick off a U.S. tour with Hellcat labelmates the The
Slackers and The Gadjits on Feb. 4 in Sacramento, Calif. Hellcat is
the label launched last year by Tim Armstrong of Rancid and
Epitaph Records president and former Bad Religion member Brett
Gurewitz ... Punk godfather Iggy Pop stretched his acting muscles
over the holidays by putting on some monster makeup and playing an alien named
Vorta in an episode of the syndicated Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ...
Moorcheeba's sophomore album, Big Calm (March 17), features guest
mixing by DJ Swamp (who worked on Beck's smash Odelay
album) and Jason Furlough of New York's grimy hip-hop crew, New
Kingdom. -- Gil Kaufman and Tim Gaskill [Tues., Jan. 13, 1998, 9 a.m. PST]