Peter Bogdanovich's Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers documentary, "Runnin' Down a Dream," will premiere Oct. 14 at the New York Film Festival and Oct. 29 on the Sundance Channel.

Peter Bogdanovich's Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers documentary, "Runnin' Down a Dream," will premiere Oct. 14 at the New York Film Festival and Oct. 29 on the Sundance Channel. The four-hour film traces the band's history via rare footage, concert clips and interviews with Stevie Nicks, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, the late George Harrison and Jackson Browne, among others.

Sundance will re-air "Dream" on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3. A coffee table book of the same name will accompany the film and will be released Nov. 1 by Chronicle Books.

Sources indicate "Dream" will also be released on DVD in October and that it may be available exclusively from Best Buy, but details have yet to be announced.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Coming off back-to-back hits with "Same Girl" (R. Kelly and Usher) and "I'm a Flirt" (R. Kelly featuring T-Pain and T.I.), songwriter Lil' Ronnie is jazzed about working with "Big Bro," his nickname for Kelly.

"We're cookin' on some projects like the Bow Wow and Omarion album [due in early December], Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Celine Dion and the new Xscape album [featuring all the original members]," he tells Billboard.com. "There is tons of stuff of we're working on. Getting the chance to work with Kelly is great. He's the master."


-- Gail Mitchell, N.Y.







Legendary punk band Operation Ivy's 1991 self-titled compilation has been remastered for a Nov. 6 release via Hellcat Records. The album, originally issued by Lookout!, will also be availably digitally first time from leading download outlets.

"Operation Ivy" rounds up the band's lone album, "Energy," the 7-inch vinyl EP "Hectic" and two tracks from the compilation "Turn It Around." Group members Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid after Operation Ivy split in 1989; last December, they reunited with Operation Ivy frontman Jesse Michaels for the first time in 15-plus years when he sang the latter band's "Unity" with them at a Rancid show in San Francisco.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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