Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions'

News on Bruce Springsteen, Stones, 'Matrix Revolutions'

BruceBruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's Oct. 16, 2002, concert in Barcelona will be released on DVD Nov. 18 via Columbia. No additional information is available about the DVD, although prominent Springsteen fan site reports that it will also feature footage from other shows, photos and interviews. A Springsteen spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

Also reportedly due for release on Nov. 18 is a Springsteen "Essential" collection, with two discs of the artist's best-known songs and a third disc of rarities.

As previously reported, Springsteen and company are winding down their extensive world tour in support of the album "The Rising" this weekend at Shea Stadium in Queens, N.Y.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

StonesFrench filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's 1968 film "One Plus One," aka "Sympathy for the Devil," will be released on DVD for the first time Oct. 21 by ABKCO Films. The film juxtaposes abstract imagery and social commentary about the hippie and Black Power movements with footage of the Rolling Stones' recording their hit "Sympathy for the Devil" at London's Olympic Studios.

The classic song is currently enjoying a revitalization due to the recent release of a seven-track ABKCO maxi-single featuring the song as well as remixes by Fatboy Slim, Full Phatt and the Neptunes.

As previously reported, the Stones have struck an exclusive deal with Minneapolis-based retailer Best Buy to carry the band's new "Four Flicks" DVD set, containing more than 50 songs and previously unreleased footage. The four-DVD set, which will be released Nov. 11 on TGA Entertainment, will sell at a retail price of $29.99.

-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.

DonMaverick Records has set a Nov. 4 release date for the soundtrack to "The Matrix Revolutions." The Warner Bros. movie -- scheduled to open Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters -- is the third film in "The Matrix" trilogy, which began with 1999's "The Matrix" and continued with the 2003 sequel "The Matrix Reloaded."

Music by composer Don Davis will dominate "The Matrix Revolutions" soundtrack, which will also feature music from ambient acts Pale 3 and Juno Reactor. Davis and Juno Reactor were part of "The Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack (Maverick), which was released in May. Davis' compositions on the upcoming album will be a mix of classical opera and post-modern concerto, while the rest of the soundtrack will combine elements of rock and electronica.

-- Carla Hay, N.Y.