Hot Long Beach rapper Warren G is...
Hot Long Beach rapper Warren G is lined up to produce a track for rap-basketball giant Shaquille O’Neal’s next album, which is due in early November--right as the NBA season starts. . . .
Soul Asylum is recording a new song, “Live to Tell,” for the soundtrack to the independent film “Clerks,” which also features songs by Jesus Lizard, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Corrosion of Conformity. Then in October, Dave Pirner and crew will start work on their next full album with producer Butch Vig. . . .
Red-hot R. Kelly is featured on the soundtrack for the December movie “Lowdown Dirty Shame,” starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. Also on the album are songs by Silk, Tevin Campbell and Kelly’s protege Aaliyah. . . .
Eazy-E is pushing back the release of his “Str.8 Off the Streetz of . . . Compton, Vol. 1 and 2" CDs so that he can concentrate on his role as executive producer for the first full album by Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony, the rap group whose debut EP, “Creepin’ On ah Come Up,” is one of the fastest-rising new pop releases. The album is expected in early ’95. . . .
When James was recording its “Laid” album last year, producer Brian Eno suggested that the band relieve tension by recording some casual, off-kilter extra material for a possible second album. They did, and the album, “Wah Wah,” is due Oct. 18.
The Go-Go’s have reunited again, to record new songs to include on a greatest-hits album. The tracks, produced by former Smiths producer John Porter, will be part of the two-CD, 40-song “Beyond the Valley of the Go-Go’s” collection, which will also include some of the group’s rare early singles. There’s also talk of some live dates. . . .
L.A.'s punk-oriented Epitaph Records has signed Wayne Kramer, guitarist of the proto-punk Detroit band MC5. Guests on his upcoming album include Bad Religion guitarist (and Epitaph owner) Brett Gurewitz and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris. Henry Rollins wrote the liner notes. . . .
An impressive lineup is being put together for the Blues Heaven foundation’s Oct. 11 benefit concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre by executive producer Bernie Taupin and musical director Don Was. Among those set so far are Gregg Allman, John Lee Hooker, Robbie Robertson, Bo Diddley, Ruth Brown, George Thorogood and Branford Marsalis.*