The dark, brooding look you’ll see on...
The dark, brooding look you’ll see on Trent Reznor’s face on the cover of Rolling Stone next week isn’t entirely organic. The magazine hired computer graphic artist Mark Mahurin--the same guy who did the notorious O.J. Simpson touch-up for Time magazine--to make a photo of the pale industrial-rocker look grimmer. It would have been cheaper if they’d just waited for Reznor to smear himself with Woodstock mud. . . .
One Woodstock performer you won’t be seeing much of for a while is Peter Gabriel. He’s planning to take a year off before beginning any new projects. . . . Lenny Kravitz has been holed up in Daniel Lanois’ New Orleans studio of late, working on a new album that focuses on his rock ‘n’ roll side. . . .
A video is being assembled for Urge Overkill’s version of Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon,” the first single from the soundtrack album of Quentin Tarantino’s film “Pulp Fiction.” The album, due Sept. 13, also features old hits by Al Green, Ricky Nelson, Dusty Springfield and others. . . .
A big dancehall reggae festival is being staged in Jamaica on Saturday to serve as the centerpiece of the film “Klash,” a heist drama set in the dancehall world and starring actress-singer Jasmine Guy. Among the performers scheduled for the concert and the film are Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra and Buju Banton, with hopes that this will do for the genre what “The Harder They Come” did for reggae in the early ‘70s. Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter, also makes an appearance in the film.