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Billboard Bits: George Harrison, Family Values, Antony
News on George Harrison, Family Values, AntonyGeorge Harrison's "Living in the Material World" will be reissued on CD and in a deluxe CD/DVD package Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The remastered album will feature two additional tracks, the 1971 B-side "Deep Blue" and "Miss O'Dell," the B-side for "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)."
The DVD rounds up rare performance footage of "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" from Harrison's 1991 Japanese tour with Eric Clapton, behind-the-scenes film clips shot during the 1973 sessions for "Living in the Material World" and previously unreleased versions of "Miss O'Dell" and "Sue Me, Sue You Blues" set to archival film clips.
"Living in the Material World" was Harrison's second solo effort after the Beatles disbanded in 1970. It spent five weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard 200; "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" also reached the top of Billboard's pop singles chart.
-- Jill Menze, N.Y.
10 Years, Bury Your Dead and Bullets & Octane are the first second-stage acts confirmed for the Korn-led Family Values tour, which kicks off July 27 in Virginia Beach, Va. Lawn tickets will be available for $9.99 for all shows on the itinerary.
Korn is also plotting such attractions as a paintball competition, batting cages and, in Denver, stripper poles on the lawn to entertain the crowd. Fans are even encouraged to email frontman Jonathan Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas to make each show unique.
As previously reported, Korn will be flanked on the Family Values mainstage by Deftones, Stone Sour and Dir en gray.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Antony and the Johnsons, CocoRosie and Matmos will stage a July 26 benefit for New York's Ali Forney Center. Proceeds from the show at Warsaw in Brooklyn, N.Y., will benefit the organization, which offers emergency housing for gay and transgendered youth, medical care and job training. Tickets go on sale Friday (June 23).
Antony has a handful of international festival appearances on tap this summer, including the U.K.'s Latitude Festival on July 15 alongside Patti Smith and British Sea Power. As previously reported, he appears in the upcoming Leonard Cohen documentary "I'm Your Man" and on its soundtrack, as well as the sea chantey collection "Rogue's Gallery," due Aug. 22 via Anti-.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.