Billboard Bits: 'Saw II,' Marky Ramone, Veruca Salt

Stories on the 'Saw II' soundtrack, Marky Ramone joining Sirius satellite radio and the return of Veruca Salt.

mudvayneSongs from Mudvayne, the Used and Papa Roach will appear on the soundtrack for horror film sequel "Saw II." The disc is slated for release Oct.25 via Treadstone Records, four days prior to the movie's North American theatrical release.

The soundtrack mostly comprises hard rock and industrial tracks, with exclusives like Venus Head Trap's remix of Marilyn Manson's "Irresponsible Hate Anthem," UNKLE's mix of Queens Of The Stone Age's "Burn the Witch" and a previously unreleased B-side from Bloodsimple. Songs from Puscifer, Skinny Puppy, Revolting Cocks featuring Gibby Haynes and Al Jourgensen, Sevendust, the Legion Of Doom, Buckethead, Opiate For The Masses and A Band Called Pain are also included.

-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.

MarkyMarky Ramone has joined the Sirius satellite radio family as host of "Marky Ramone's Punk Rock Blitzkrieg." The two-hour show will premiere Oct. 4 on the channel Faction 28.

"I've certainly been a radio guest many times, but now I get to do something I've always wanted to do -- be a radio DJ," the former Ramones drummer says. "I'm going to play the music I love."

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

After a four-year absence, Veruca Salt will return to North American stages this fall with new music and the promise of a new full-length effort due next summer. The Louise Post-fronted act will embark on an 11-day tour Oct. 10 in Phoenix, with an EP, "Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things," to be sold only at shows and through its
official Web site.

The Chicago-based rock act -- guitarist/singer Post, guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick and drummer James Madla -- has been recording with producer Rae Dileo.

The band scored a 1994 modern rock hit with "Seether," and after three albums on Minty Fresh and Outpost saw the 1998 exit of guitarist/singer Nina Gordon, bassist Steve Lack and drummer Jim Shapiro. The new lineup released 2000's "Resolver" through Beyond Music. Post also participated in "Forever In Our Hearts," a single recorded December 2004 to raise disaster relief funds for the tsunami that devastated South Asia.

-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.