News on Tomb Raider, Moby, Outkast, A Perfect Circle, Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Angelina Jolie, Duran Duran, Los Lobos, Home, Steve Wynn, Giant Sand, Calexico
Although the final lineup is yet to be confirmed, Billboard Bulletin has learned that a number of major artists will be on the Elektra soundtrack to "Tomb Raider," expected to be one of this summer's biggest movies. The album, due May 29, will include material by Moby, OutKast, A Perfect Circle, Chemical Brothers, and Basement Jaxx. The film, starring Angelina Jolie, opens June 15.
Duran Duran and Los Lobos have split from Hollywood Records. Duran Duran, which is self-managed, is said to be shopping for a new deal; it released only one album -- last year's "Pop Trash" -- on Hollywood. Los Lobos, meanwhile, have shifted to Mammoth Records. The group heads into the studio this summer. Mammoth and Hollywood are both part of the Buena Vista Music Group.
-- Carla Hay, N.Y.; Melinda Newman, L.A.
One of the best-known clubs on the London dance scene has fallen victim to a police drug raid. Home, the "superclub" in Leicester Square, was raided and subsequently closed until further notice yesterday (March 29) after an undercover police investigation revealed "open and serious Class A drug dealing and usage," according to a spokesperson.
The decision to close the venue was made by Westminster Council at a emergency meeting, following police advice. Home, which has hosted many celebrity parties and has a capacity of some 2,000, is believed to be the biggest club to have its license revoked.
-- Paul Sexton, London
Ex-Dream Syndicate and Gutterball leader Steve Wynn will release a two-CD solo album on June 5, titled "Here Come The Miracles." Giant Sand's Howe Gelb and Chris Cacavas, along with Calexico's John Convertino, guest on the 19-track set, to be issued by Wynn's own Down There imprint and distributed by Innerstate Distribution.
Many of the tracks on the album are blues-tinged rock songs, including "Crawling Misanthropic Blues," Breakout" and "There Will Come A Day." Craig Schumacher (Giant Sand, Calexico) produced the set, which Wynn will support with a North American tour this summer.
-- Todd Martens, L.A.