Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Beck, Steve Earle and the Neville Brothers are among the 20 artists featured on Farm Aid: Volume One Live, a double-CD with 25 songs taken from the annual benefit performances over the past 15 years. The CD — which also features Dave Matthews Band, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Cash, Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt — will hit stores Sept. 12, five days before the Farm Aid 2000 concert. ...

Pop-punks Blink-182 will release a live album Nov. 7 titled Blink-182 Live — the Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back). The collection will include one new studio track, "Man Overboard." ... Hard-rockers Soulfly, who are touring this summer on Ozzfest, will set out on their own tour Sept. 24 in West Hollywood, Calif., according to Roadrunner Records. The band's second album, Primitive, is due Sept. 26. ...

Pearl Jam have announced that blankets will not be allowed at their shows for safety reasons, saying, "Unfortunately, some people have been using them as trampolines, resulting in injuries. We don't want anyone injured." A posting on their Web site (www.sonymusic.com/artists/PearlJam) says they will allow ponchos and small beach towels. ... Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins and Graham Nash will perform Sept. 28 at a fund-raiser in Santa Monica, Calif. Comedian Dennis Miller will host the show, which benefits the Dream Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to the terminally ill. ...

Blues-rock singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt joined post-Grateful Dead incarnation the Other Ones onstage Friday (Aug. 25) in Mountain View, Calif. Raitt played slide guitar and sang a duet with guitarist Bob Weir on "West L.A. Fadeaway," with keyboardist Bruce Hornsby on "Rainbow's Cadillac," and also pitched in on "Black Muddy River." The show will be webcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday (Aug. 30) on www.sfx.com. ... Metal band Disturbed have dropped plans to tour with Marilyn Manson this fall and will head out with Stone Temple Pilots instead, a Disturbed spokesperson said. The band changed its plans because of scheduling issues. ...

The members of long-disbanded new-wave group the Cars recently got together for the first time in 13 years to record an interview, a spokesperson for Rhino Home Video said. The interview will be on the DVD version of an Oct. 24 home-video release, "Cars Live," which features material drawn from a 1979 German concert. ... Rockers Marvelous 3 and Tsar will launch a U.S. tour Sept. 3 in Lake Park, Fla., a spokesperson for Marvelous 3 said. SR-71 joins the tour Sept. 7 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ...

Veteran pop-punk band the Dickies will play four Southern California dates in September, a spokesperson said in a statement. The shows will be Sept. 2 in West Hollywood, Sept. 23 in Los Angeles, Sept. 29 in Costa Mesa and Sept. 30 in Culver City. ... The video for Metallica's "I Disappear" will be included on the Nov. 7 DVD release of "Mission: Impossible 2," according to Paramount Home Video. The video features the band playing the song on a desert plateau in between action sequences featuring each bandmember. ...

Tuesday's birthdays (Aug. 29): Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears), 57; Chris Copping (Procol Harum), 55; Dave Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), 53; Michael Jackson, 42; Tony Macalpine, 39; Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), 37; Meshell Ndegéocello, 31; Alex Griffin (Ned's Atomic Dustbin), 29; and Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground), 1942–1995.

— sonicnet.com staff report