Billboard Bits: Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' Delays
News on Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' DelaysBauhaus has joined the lineup for the 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival. As previously reported, the event will be held May 26-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., and will feature Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Queens Of The Stone Age, the Flaming Lips, the Shins, Ben Harper, Arctic Monkeys and Matisyahu, among many others.
The day after Sasquatch! kicks off, Nine Inch Nails will begin a previously announced North American tour that features support from both Bauhaus and TV On The Radio.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
While it may be old hat to Lindsay Lohan, most of the actors appearing in the Robert Altman film "A Prairie Home Companion" are not usually featured on the soundtracks that accompany their films. That changes with New Line Records' May 23 release of the companion to the film, which includes mostly original music written and performed by "Prairie" host Garrison Keillor and his Shoe Band.
Lohan appears on the song "Frankie & Johnny," while Meryl Streep sings on three tracks, two with Lilly Tomlin. Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly also team up for a pair of songs. Acoustic duo Robin and Linda Williams, who are frequent guests on Keillor's show, appear throughout the soundtrack.
In addition to a 25-track CD, New Line is also planning a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD featuring exclusive music outtakes from the film. Loosely based on Keillor's radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion" opens June 6 in U.S. theaters.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.
U.K.-based rock act Delays lived up to its name with the protracted gestation of its sophomore set, "You See Colours." Recording stalled when the band's only copy of the demo disc containing 100 new songs went missing last year. Delays singer/songwriter Greg Gilbert then had to rely on his bandmates to rebuild the best songs.
That group effort put the album back on track, and it finally hit U.K. shelves March 6 on Rough Trade, nearly two years after its April 2004 predecessor, "Faded Seaside Glamour." A North American release is in the works on a label to be announced.
Rough Trade released "Faded Seaside Glamour" in the United States in May 2004, and a U.S. tour supporting Franz Ferdinand followed.
-- Steve Adams, London