Interview CDs, Videos Due Out On Nirvana,
August 26 [16:00 EDT] -- Fans looking for more than just
music from their favorite artists may want to check out new
product lines of interview CDs and home videos, the former
courtesy of the reborn Beserkley label, the latter through a
new company called Beast Video.
Son of Beserkley, a label operated by Matthew Kaufman who
started the original much beloved Beserkley in the early
eighties with artists like Jonathon Richman, Greg Kihn and
The Rubinoos, will be issuing interview CDs with the Smashing
Pumpkins and Nirvana this fall. The Smashing Pumpkins, a 3-CD
set due in September, was one of the last band interviews
prior to the firing of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The Nirvana
disk, scheduled for October, features one of the last
interviews recorded with the whole band just a few months
prior to the death of Kurt Cobain.
The label has already released albums featuring rare Q
& A sessions with Jerry Garcia, Jim Morrison and Oasis,
all conducted by top journalists.
On the visual end, unauthorized documentaries on Tupac
Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. will also be hitting the stores
this fall. According to Beast Video, "Tupac: Words Never
Dies" and "Notorious B.I.G.: Bigga Than Life"
will be presenting in-depth looks at both the rappers' lives
with previously unreleased concert footage and interviews
purchased from radio and TV stations. Both videos are
scheduled for release in early September.
According to the Billboard Bulletin, Beast also plans to
release an unauthorized Spice Girls production in about a