Madonna has just recorded Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” with the English dance group Massive Attack for “Inner City Blues,” a Gaye tribute album due in September. It also includes a version of “Save the Children” featuring Bono in a “duet” with Gaye’s voice sampled from the original track. Others who have recorded tracks for the collection include Stevie Wonder, Neneh Cherry, Digable Planets, Public Enemy, Arrested Development’s Speech and Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye. . . .
Trent Reznor is taking time off after Nine Inch Nails’ grueling tour, but there’s talk of a live film and album drawn from the shows. After he’s rested, Reznor will look and listen to material recorded at several concerts and decide whether he wants to put something together for release. . . .
The Rolling Stones are deciding how to approach their planned live album--an acoustic set is one possibility being considered. Producer Don Was left straight from picking up his producer-of-the-year Grammy to meet with the band in Tokyo. Was is also set to produce a live Bonnie Raitt album this summer, with new songs expected to be included. . . .
A wealth of live David Bowie material is set to be released by Illinois-based reissue specialist Griffin Music. First up on March 28 is an album from Bowie’s 1972 L.A. debut at the Santa Monica Civic with the Spiders From Mars band. That will be followed this summer with three CDs drawn from various BBC in-studio sessions taped between 1969 and 1972. . . .
Motorhead has finished a new album, “Sacrifice,” with negotiations under way for a U.S. release, which will be followed by a 20th-anniversary tour. Meanwhile, look for group leader Lemmy Kilmister on Comedy Central in segments related to the cable channel’s airings of the mid-'80s British series “The Young Ones,” starting this week. Motorhead made a guest appearance on one of the show’s episodes.*