Billboard Bits: Cash, Voodoo, Minor Threat

News on Cash Tribute, Voodoo, Minor Threat

RodThe Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt have signed on to perform at the event, which already boasts recently added artists John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, Jack Clement, Steve Earle and Larry Gatlin.

Free tickets to the event will be distributed via a lottery. Fans wishing to attend should send 3 1/2" x 5" post card with a name, address, and daytime telephone number to: Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute, PO Box 20003, Nashville, TN 37202. Only one entry per person will be accepted and must be received by Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A random drawing will be held Oct. 27 with winners notified by phone. Each will receive two tickets to the concert.

-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.

IggyIggy & the Stooges are the latest act to be added to the fifth annual Voodoo Music Experience. The reunited Iggy Pop-fronted act will play Nov. 1 in the middle of the three-day event in New Orleans City Park.
As previously reported, more than 80 acts will perform across three stages.

No longer part of the bill are the Donnas, according to organizers. The band was recently forced to cancel its fall tour due to severe chronic tendinitis in drummer Torry Castellano's (aka Donna C.) wrist. Surgery is a possibility, according to a note on the band's official Web site. At deadline it was unknown if the band would be able to fulfill its commitment to play the Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand in January.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

MinorDischord will on Nov. 11 release Minor Threat's "Live DVD," comprised largely of the pioneering hardcore act's June 23, 1983, show at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Also featured on the DVD are six songs from the group's second-ever show on Dec. 17, 1980, at D.C.'s Unheard Music Festival; 17 songs taped Nov. 20, 1982, in Camden, N.J., and a 1983 interview with frontman/future Fugazi principal Ian MacKaye.

In June, Dischord released the group's original eight-song demo tape on CD and 7-inch vinyl.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.