Billboard Bits: Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac

News on Locobazooka!, Decades Rock, Tupac

DisturbedThe lineup for the 14th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Music and Arts Festival in Fitchburg, Mass., boasts more than 50 bands, including Disturbed, Dropkick Murphys, Life Of Agony, Ill Nino, Seemless, 10 Years, Danko Jones, Clutch, Dope, Bloodsimple, American Minor, Lost City Angels, Darkbuster, Bury Your Dead, Since The Flood, Darkest Hour, God Forbid, Hexerei, Leaving Eden and A Breed Apart.

The event will be held Sept. 18 at Fitchburg Airport. Tickets are $39.95 and are available via a link on the festival's Web site.

-- Ray Waddell, Nashville

BonnieBonnie Raitt will be the subject of the second installment of the new VH1 series Decades Rock Live. The show will be taped Sept. 30 at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., and find Raitt flanked by Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Ben Harper, and Keb' Mo'.

Although specific pairings have yet to be announced, organizers say Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow, Cyndi Lauper, the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Cheap Track, Incubus, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Zombie and Lynyrd Skynyrd will take part in upcoming tapings.

Decades Rock launched earlier this month with founding Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger collaborating with Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and Antigone Rising, among others.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

TupacTupac Shakur's July 4, 1996, concert at Los Angeles' House of Blues will be released on DVD in October via Eagle Rock. The project represents what is believed to be last performance footage of Shakur before he was murdered later in the year.

At the show, the rapper was joined by such guests as Snoop Dogg, the Outlawz, Kurupt, Nate Dogg; Jodeci and Daz Dillinger. The DVD will be filled out with a handful of music videos and will also be available in UMD format for Sony PlayStation Portable devices.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.


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