News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

Alicia KeysNew York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique Iglesias. The station will announce additional artists each day this week through Friday, the day tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. ET via Ticketmaster (charge-by-phone only).

Members of the station's ZVIP program can purchase tickets -- which range from $60 to $150 -- a day earlier through Ticketmaster Online with a special password that will be provided via E-mail. Proceeds from Jingle Ball 2001 will benefit a relief fund set up by Clear Channel Communications to aid the families of the victims of the World Trade Center tragedy, as well as the Ronald McDonald House.

For more information on the show, visit the official Z100 Web site.


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.







DisturbedGhoulish hard rock acts Disturbed, Mudvayne, and Cold will provide the music scares on the next episode of HBO's "Reverb," due to premiere Wednesday (Oct. 31) at 8 p.m. ET. In addition, the show's interactive programming will feature a live chat with Cold on AOL Music immediately following the show. The site will also feature performance clips of Cold ("Witch") and Disturbed ("Conflict"). Reverbnet.com will also feature the "Witch" clip, as well as Disturbed performing "Droppin' Plates."

The Halloween show will air again on Friday (12:30 a.m.), Saturday (12:00 a.m. HBO Plus), Sunday (12:55 a.m.), and next Monday (12 a.m. HBO Plus). Among the artists yet to appear on this season's upcoming episodes are Guided By Voices, Linkin Park, One Side Zero, and Tantric.


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.







Elton JohnAutographed memorabilia from the Concert for New York City is up for auction through tomorrow (Oct. 30) at eBay.com. Among the items up for grabs is a Yamaha grand piano autographed by Elton John that was used by the artist during the show, and the one-of-a-kind Pearl American Flag Masters Series drum set used by Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and autographed by the band.

Currently drawing the top bid is a Fender Custom American Flag Stratocaster specially commissioned for the event, and signed by more than 35 of the event's participants, including Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, the Who, Destiny's Child, the Backstreet Boys, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, and New York Governor George Pataki. At deadline the item was fetching more than $40,000.

As with the Oct. 20 concert and a substantial portion of the proceeds from Columbia's forthcoming concert album (due Nov. 27), the auction will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.


-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.







EchoVeteran U.K. rock outfit Echo and the Bunnymen will release a concert album in the U.S. via SpinART Records on Feb. 5, a label spokesperson confirms. Although no title has been announced, the tracks were recorded over two nights this past August in the band's hometown at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. A DVD culled from the performances may also surface early next year.

The tracklist for the set is:

"Rescue"
"Lips Like Sugar"
"King of Kings"
"Never Stop"
"Seven Seas"
"Buried Alive"
"Supermellow Man"
"My Kingdom"
"Zimbo"
"All That Jazz"
"Eternity Turns"
"Back of Love"
"Killing Moon"
"The Cutter"
"Over the Wall"
"Nothing Lasts Forever"
"Ocean Rain"


-- John D. Luerssen, N.Y.