Billboard Bits: Korn, Chris Cagle, Amanda Kravat
News on Korn, Chris Cagle, and Amanda Kravat.For what he describes as "a post-millennium coffee table book for your DVD player," Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and composer Richard Gibbs have created the music for an interactive disc of paintings by renowned horror filmmaker Clive Barker. The as-yet-untitled disc, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, will be released later this year by Sony.
This is not the first collaboration by Davis and Gibbs, who recently completed work on the score for "Queen of the Damned," a film based on the third novel in Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" series. Of the Korn leader, Gibbs says, "Jon is definitely the most musically twisted brain I have ever worked with."
Along with the three-dimensional portrayal of the paintings with music, users of the DVD will also have access to an audio track of the three collaborators discussing the work, as well as clips of Davis and Gibbs working on the music and Barker working on his paintings.
Korn is currently working on the follow-up to 1999's "Issues," due later this year via Immortal/Epic.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.
Capitol will repackage and rerelease country act Chris Cagle's "Play It Loud" on June 19, adding two more songs and other elements on an enhanced CD. The album was originally issued on Cagle's previous label, the now-defunct Virgin Records. The album will feature a new cover and packaging and will also contain the video for "My Love Goes on and On," behind-the-scenes footage of Cagle on the road, and new photos. The new songs are "I Breathe in, I Breathe Out," a Cagle/Jon Robbin composition previously cut by David Kersh, and "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me?" Cagle is also set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut June 16.
-- Phyllis Stark, Nashville
Amanda Kravat, former lead singer of Marry Me Jane, will tomorrow (June 5) self-release a solo album, "Wrong All Day," through her own Web site and Amazon.com. The 12-song set consists of songs Kravat has contributed to soundtracks, as well as new songs and demos she's recorded since Marry Me Jane split in 1999.
Among soundtrack work included on the album is the ballad "Green," utilized in the 1997 independent feature "Fall"; "Love Me Like You Know Me," from the feature "Wirey Spindell," and "Steady Now," which will be the love theme of USA Films' "Never Again," starring Jill Clayburgh, Jeffrey Tambor, and Sandy Duncan.
Kravat, who performed as a solo artist on several dates of the 1998 Lilith Fair festival tour, will perform as part of Sony's eMarker 411 summer tour. The artist also plans to follow-up "Wrong All Day" with her proper solo debut.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.