Scans: Sneaker Pimps, Roni Size, Snoop Doggy Dogg, LL Cool J, Oasis...

Among those getting in the act on the

Sneaker Pimps' upcoming remix CD, Becoming Re-mi-X-ed

(March 10), are Grammy nominee Armand Van Helden, Roni

Size, Paul Oakenfold and Girls Against Boys ... North

Carolina's Spatula will release their fifth album, Despina By

Land, on Jan. 20. The moody, largely instrumental album was produced by

Shellac member Bob Weston ...

The soundtrack to the upcoming film "Caught Up," starring Bokeem Woodbine,

features tracks from Kurupt and Snoop Doggy Dogg,

Gang Starr, Mack 10, Lost Boys, Killa Priest

featuring Inspektah Deck and GZA, AZ featuring

Jermaine Dupri and KRS-One, Mad Lion and

Shaggy. Both Snoop and LL Cool J have cameos in the film

about a father's struggle to reunite with his son ...

Oasis have joined the Rolling Stones as rockers thwarted by

ice storms in Canada: The band canceled their Wednesday show in Montreal

after the Molson Centre shut down for several days. The band announced it

would make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross disaster-relief fund to aid

with the crisis ... Former E Street Band guitarist "Miami" Steve

Van Zandt will make his acting debut as a recurring mobster character

in the upcoming HBO series "The Sopranos," Variety reports.

Shooting is slated to begin in late spring or early summer. -- Gil Kaufman

and Chris Nelson [Fri., Jan. 16, 1998, 9 a.m.


The London Suede's version of Noel

Coward's "Poor Little Rich Girl" has been mothballed as the first single from the

AIDS benefit album, 20th Century Blues -- The Songs of Noel Coward,

because band members say they don't have enough time to promote it due to

their commitment to recording a new album. The single was due to kick off the

campaign for the album, which benefits the Red Hot AIDS charity, and is

scheduled for release in the U.K. on April 13 ...

Former Moles and Cardinals member Richard Davies

will release his second album of baroque pop, Telegraph, on March 24.

The 10-track album features extensive collaboration with ex-Flaming

Lips guitar virtuoso Ronald Jones ... Total Energy Records is

readying a two-volume release of Detroit rock entitled Motor City's Burnin'

1968-1998, the first volume of which will be released on Feb. 5. The initial

offering presents the roots of Motor City garage-rock, with tracks from

MC5, Iggy & the Stooges, The Sonic Rendezvous

Band, The Up, The Mutants and Motor Dolls. The

second volume (Feb. 23) is scheduled to include tracks from ? & The

Mysterians, Detroit w/ Mitch Ryder, The Rockets, The

Gories, The Hentchmen and Ten High ...

The Farm Dogs, the group led by Elton John co-lyricist

Bernie Taupin, will release their sophomore album, Immigrant

Sons, on Feb. 3 ... C-Tec, a band featuring members of Front

242, Cubanate and Crisis N.T.I., will release their

appropriately titled album of dark, aggressive dance music, Darker, on

Jan. 20. -- Gil Kaufman and Chris Nelson

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