Billboard Bits: 'SERVE,' Busdriver, Dave Matthews Band
Rare tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, the Strokes and Coheed & Cambria can be found on the compilation "SERVE," which is being sold exclusively at Hard Rock Cafe locations throughout theRare tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, the Strokes and Coheed & Cambria can be found on the compilation "SERVE," which is being sold exclusively at Hard Rock Cafe locations throughout the United States. Proceeds will benefit Artists Against Hunger & Poverty as part of a major campaign for World Hunger Year.
Springsteen has donated a "string version" of "Secret Garden," while the Strokes offer a home recording of "Alone, Together." Aerosmith and Coheed & Cambria have contributed acoustic renditions of the tracks "Jaded" and "A Favor House Atlantic," respectively.
Here is the track list for "SERVED":
"Secret Garden" (String Version), Bruce Springsteen
"Jaded" (Acousic Mix), Aerosmith
"Life for Rent," Dido
"Alone, Together" (Home Recording), the Strokes
"Shelter," Ray LaMontagne
"A Favor House Atlantic" (Live Acoustic Version), Coheed & Cambria
"Slither," Velvet Revolver
"Ocean Breathes Salty," Modest Mouse
"Just Like Me," DMC featuring Sarah McLachlan
"Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" (Live Acoustic Version), Good Charlotte
"Let Love Rule," Lenny Kravitz
"Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night," the Hold Steady
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Los Angeles rapper Busdriver has signed with Epitaph/Anti-, which is eyeing an early 2007 release for his fifth album and label debut, "RoadKillOvercoat." The set's first single, "Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is the Sport of Now)," will arrive Sept. 26. Other album cuts include "Sunshowers" and "Secret Skin."
The follow-up to 2005's "Fear of a Black Tangent" was produced by DJ Nobody and Boom Bip. Known for his eccentric rapping style, Busdriver has risen to indie acclaim in recent years thanks to his own work in addition to collaborations with DJ Z-Trip, Daedelus and indie rock act Islands.
-- Clover Hope, N.Y.
Dave Matthews Band's recent two-night stint at Boston's Fenway Park will be released as a four-CD set as part of the band's Live Trax series. The shows featured such new songs as "Can't Stop" and "The Idea of You," which are expected to appear on DMB's in-progress studio album, plus live rarities like "Proudest Monkey" and a cover of Neil Diamond's classic "Sweet Caroline."
DMB will return to the road July 28 in Hartford, Conn., and will remain on tour through a Sept. 22-23 stand in its Charlottesville, Va., hometown.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.