Billboard Bits: 'Guitar Hero III,' Os Mutantes, Isis
Fans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "Guitar Hero III" will be treated to an Interscope CD featuring music from the game and a special code unlocking new or remixed songsFans already salivating for next month's release of the videogame "Guitar Hero III" will be treated to an Interscope CD featuring music from the game and a special code unlocking new or remixed songs from Marilyn Manson, AFI and Flyleaf.
Due Oct. 30, two days after "Guitar Hero III" hits stores, the CD includes in-game songs such as Sonic Youth's "Kool Thing," AFI's "Miss Murder" and Queens Of The Stone Age's "3's & 7's."
Via a code that will come with the disc, Xbox Live users can unlock the bonus playable songs "Carcinogen Crush" from AFI, "Tina" from Flyleaf and a remix of Manson's "Putting Holes in Happiness" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner. The AFI song is expected to appear on an EP of new material in December.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Fans who missed Os Mutantes' reunion tour last year can catch a glimpse of those performances with the forthcoming double-disc CD set "Os Mutantes Live," due Nov. 13 via Luaka Bop. The 21-song effort was captured last year at the Barbican in London.
The group tackles tracks like "Don Quixote," "Virginia," "I'm Sorry Baby" and "Ave Lucifer" and is joined by special guests Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson on a handful of songs. A DVD of the concert will be released at a later date.
The Brazilian band hasn't released a new studio album since 1974, but its cult status peaked in the past decade as new generations of listeners discovered its music through compilations.
Here is the track list for "Os Mutantes Live":
"Ave Gengis Khan"
"Cantor De Mambo"
"I'm Sorry Baby"
"Fuga No. 2"
"La Premier Bonheur Du Jour"
"Dois Mil E Um"
"Balada Do Louco"
"I Feel a Little Spaced Out"
"A Hora E A Vez Do Cabelo Nascer"
"A Minha Menina"
"Panis Et Circense"
-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Hard rock act Isis will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a November tour and two new CD singles. The trek begins Nov. 1 in New York and wraps Nov. 20 in Los Angeles; 27 will support throughout, while Big Business, Oxbow and These Arms Are Snake will appear at select dates.
The first single, "Holy Tears," is due Nov. 21 via Ipecac. It will feature a live version of the song, a video and a remix of "Not in Rivers, But in Drops" by the Melvins and Lustmord. A single for "Not in Rivers" will arrive in January, with bonus tracks to be announced.
Here are Isis' tour dates:
Nov. 1: New York (Irving Plaza)
Nov. 2: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Nov. 3-4: Boston (Middle East)
Nov. 14: Seattle (Neumo's)
Nov. 15: Vancouver (Richard's on Richards)
Nov. 16: Portland, Ore. (Hawthorne Theatre)
Nov. 18: San Francisco (Slim's)
Nov. 20: Los Angeles (Troubadour)
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.