Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt are planning to team on an album, to be recorded soon by producer Glyn Johns in Ronstadt's hometown of Tucson. Neil Young is set to contribute some guest vocals, returning the favor for the pair, who appear on his upcoming album. Meanwhile, a second album by the Trio (Harris, Ronstadt and Dolly Parton), originally recorded in 1994 as a follow-up to a 1987 set, will be released Nov. 3. . . .
With two greatest-hits packages in the works, U2 is looking to the production team behind "The Unforgettable Fire," "The Joshua Tree" and "Achtung, Baby"--its biggest and most acclaimed albums--to join again for the Irish band's next new recording. Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois are in Dublin to discuss possibly collaborating on a new project, though no recording or release dates have been set. . . .
Beck and Prodigy's Liam Howlett have signed on to do remixes for a bonus in "Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats," an anthology of the influential New York hip-hop label. Beck is remixing Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance," while Howlett is having a go at Globe and Whizkid's "Play That Beat Mr. Deejay." The collection is due Oct. 27. . . .
Erasure's Vince Clarke did the score for a short film, "Kiss My Brain," being screened today as part of the L.A. International Shorts Festival. Clarke is in L.A. meeting with film producers about possible features music gigs.