A spokesperson for Sanctuary Records confirms the label will issue the CD on Sept. 28, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12.

The Wu-Tang Clan's performance at this weekend's Rock the Bells Festival, tipped to feature all of its principal members together for the first time in years, will be recorded for future release on CD and DVD. A spokesperson for Sanctuary Records confirms the label will issue the CD on Sept. 28, with the DVD to follow on Oct. 12.

The hip-hop collective played a handful of European festivals earlier this month, minus Method Man, who was busy with his Fox TV show "Method and Red," and Ol' Dirty Bastard, who is not allowed to leave the United States due to his status as a convicted felon.

But Rock the Bells promoter Chang Weisberg assures Billboard.com the entire crew, including Capadonna, will be present on Saturday (July 17) in San Bernardino, Calif. "Two months ago when we announced it, everyone was like, 'Oh, sure,'" he says. "But now, we realize it is really going to happen. We've got two hours scheduled for them, which is amazing for the fans. I think the European festivals went about an hour-and-twenty, but when you add Meth and ODB, there's another half-hour easily."

Weisberg hints at the presence of surprise additions to the bill, advising, "If you're a hip-hop head and you love this kind of hip-hop, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't go." The event will also feature performances by Redman, Dilated Peoples, Sage Francis and Eyedea & Abilities, among others.

As previously reported, the Wu will be the subject of the book "The Wu-Tang Manual," scheduled for a fall release by Riverhead Books.

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print