Billboard Bits: 'Come Together,' Eminem, David Bowie

News on 'Come Together,' Eminem, David Bowie

Several top acts have contributed tracks to bolster the hurricane relief compilation "Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now," due Nov. 22 as a combined release from the major record labels. Among the new additions are Kanye West's "We Can Make It Better" featuring Talib Kweli, Common, Q-Tip and Rhymefest, R. Kelly's "Let Your Light Shine" and Diddy's "By Faith" featuring Fred Hammond.

Also tipped for inclusion are Faith Hill's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," B.B. King's "Early in the Morning," the Josh Groban/Bela Fleck collaboration "Alla Luce Del Sole" and the Winans' "After All."

Proceeds from the compilation have been earmarked for the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.






Showtime will on Dec. 3 premiere the concert special "Eminem Live From New York City," taped in August during an Anger Management tour stop at Madison Square Garden.
As previously reported, the film was directed by Hamish Hamilton, who directed Usher's March Showtime special "One Night One Star."

"Live From New York City" will debut three days before the release of "Curtain Call," an Eminem retrospective that will feature a handful of new songs along with such hits as "My Name Is," "Lose Yourself" and "Stan."

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.






David Bowie will release a refurbished edition of his "Serious Moonlight" concert DVD March 13 via EMI, according to his
Web site. The DVD spotlights a September 1983 show in Vancouver filmed and directed by David Mallet and features such favorites as "Fashion," "Rebel Rebel," "Young Americans," "Ahses to Ashes" and "China Girl."

"Moonlight" is rounded out with a 78-minute cut of the tour documentary "Ricochet," filmed in such locales as Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. In addition, a four-song, digital only EP will be released Feb. 13, encompassing the audio from the DVD tracks "Space Oddity," "Breaking Glass," "China Girl" and "Young Americans."

-- Jason MacNeil, Toronto