SMALL FACES

With hopes of using music as an instrument of peace, Perry Farrell is reviving plans for a Jubilee festival in the Israeli desert. Originally planned as an eclectic and multicultural gathering for spring, the event was called off when Mideast violence escalated last fall. Now Farrell is discussing an October date as the culmination of the summer tour he's leading with his reformed band, Jane's Addiction ....

David Was has been hired to score the CBS series "The Education of Max Bickford," starring Richard Dreyfuss and debuting in the fall. He's teaming up with sometime-partner Don Was (who wrote and produced the "Mad About You" theme) to write the theme as well as original songs for the character of Dreyfuss' daughter, an aspiring rock singer ....

Kathy Mattea is branching out from her country career, leaving Mercury Records for world-music label Narada Records with plans for an album incorporating Celtic influences ....

Fresh off remixing U2's "Elevation" (for the "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" soundtrack) and Xzibit's "X" featuring Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, former Nine Inch Nails drummer-programmer Chris Vrenna has finished his debut album under the name Tweaker, with vocals from Will Oldham, David Sylvian, DJ Swamp and Shudder to Think's Craig Werden. Vrenna is also producing albums for the bands Artificial Intelligence and Red Delicious, as well as working on a song with Sheryl Crow for her next album.

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