HARRISON TRACKS REVEALED
The complete track listing for the late George Harrison's final album, "Brainwashed," due out Nov. 19, has been released. The former Beatle was working on the Dark Horse/EMI Recorded Music album prior to his death last November. The album will include 11 original Harrison songs as well as a cover of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea."
"Brainwashed" was produced by Harrison with his son, Dhani, and Jeff Lynne, and features musical contributions by those three as well as drummers Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper, keyboardists Mike Moran and Marc Mann, harpist Jane Lister, and pianist John Lord.
"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" features pianist Jools Holland (Squeeze) plus guitarist Joe Brown and bassist/tuba player Herbie Flowers from his band. Harrison's final recorded song, "Horse to the Water," a collaboration with Dhani, appeared on Holland's 2001 album "Small World Big Band." The first single from the album will be "Stuck Inside a Cloud."
Here is the complete track listing for "Brainwashed": "Any Road," "Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)," "Pisces Fish," "Looking for My Life," "Rising Sun," "Marwa Blues," "Stuck Inside a Cloud," "Run So Far," "Never Get Over You," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Rocking Chair in Hawaii" and "Brainwashed"
BRODY HOSTS WILDLIFE BENEFIT
Singer/Songwriter Lane Brody, known for her work rescuing animals in distress, will hold her first Wildlife Benefit Concert Oct. 11 at Greer Stadium in Nashville. The Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Brody will perform with special guests in a three-hour concert event for the benefit of Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a non-profit animal care center in Davidson County that treats more than 1,000 injured wildlife annually. Brody has rescued animals and worked in partnership with Walden's Puddle since its inception 10 years ago.
Billy Bob Thornton and adult contemporary artist Richard Marx are slated to headline the show. Additional artists on the bill include Steve Wariner, Thom Bresh, K.T. Oslin and Brad Martin. In addition to the live concert, a silent auction featuring various music memorabilia items will be held throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit Walden's Puddle.
FILTER SINGER IN REHAB
Filter lead singer Richard Patrick has checked into rehab, forcing the group to cancel its tour dates for the rest of the year. Filter was to headline the 11-city Rellim tour beginning this week in Minneapolis. Refunds for advance tickets will be available at point of purchase.
"I want to apologize to all my friends and fans for having to cancel these upcoming shows, but right now I'm concerned about my health and want to get back into the best physical and mental condition to go back on the road next year," Patrick said in a statement.
The group's third album, "The Amalgamut," was released July 30 on Reprise and has sold 90,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Where Do We Go From Here" reached No. 11 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks survey.
Singer Toni Braxton is set to release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 on Arista Records. Retailers hope Braxton's newest picks up where the 2000 hit "The Heat" left off. That album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and has sold 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The first single from "More Than A Woman" will be Neptunes-produced "Hit the Freeway." Braxton also worked with producers Irv Gotti, Rodney Jerkins and Chink Santana on the album.
"This time around, we're going to give people something different, something that is not familiar," Braxton said. "Sometimes, artists can get confined by what they've done in the past. When people hear I'm working with the Neptunes, they're like 'I wonder what that will sound like?' I'm just being a part of my own generation -- and we grew up with rap and hip-hop as well as R&B!"
Britney Spears, on hiatus after a grueling tour that left her physically and emotionally exhausted, has been chilling out in Milan with Italian designer Donatella Versace. She was spotted in the front row at Versace's fashion show in Milan wearing a revealing dress designed by her host.
"I think I may just go to Los Angeles and record a little bit. But other than that I just plan to hang out," Spears said before taking her seat in the front row of Versace's spring/summer 2003 fashion show.