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MUSIC NEWS: THE AIRLINE PEANUTS VERSION
Just A Little Snack To Tide You Over Until We’re Back On The Ground

Stevie Wonder and the late Marvin Gaye head the list of honorees at this year's Rhythm & Blues Foundation Awards, which will take place Sept. 6 in New York City. The event, in its 11th year, has been moved from February to September to coincide with Sept. 7's MTV Video Music Awards. Wonder will receive a lifetime achievement award, while Gaye will get a legacy tribute and Atlantic Records co-founder ahmet ertegun',390,400);">ahmet ertegun',390,400);">Ahmet Ertegun a founders award. "We hope moving the date to the might before the MTV Awards will bring out such blues-influenced top draws as the Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera and NSYNC," organizers said… Limp Bizkit's fred durst',390,400);">fred durst',390,400);">Fred Durst and Kid Rock top a list of rock artists contributing versions of classic hip-hop songs to Republic Records' rap tribute album "Take A Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute To Rap." Durst teams up with Staind on Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise," while Rock's selection has yet to be determined. Dynamite Hack's hit cover of Eazy-E's "Boyz-N-The-Hood" is also included, as is Sevendust doing LL Cool J's "Going Back To Cali" and the Kottonmouth Kings' version of the Geto Boys' "My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me." No word whether Ted Nugent's blistering take of N.W.A.'s "Niggaz 4 Life" will be included… Former Mercury Records Group executive Jason Linn has been named senior VP of music development for New Line Cinema. In this position, Linn will be charged with seeking new musical artists for inclusion in New Line films and soundtracks and will also seek to expand New Line's presence in the music world. Prior to joining New Line, Linn served as the head of the alternative marketing and video department for the Mercury Records Group in New York. He reports to Toby Emmerich, president of New Line Music. "I'm so happy to now join a film company, especially since the Mercury Records Group no longer exists," Linn said.

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