Column from May 22nd, 2000 issue

Rik Emmett seems to have just released a new CD under the name "Live at Berklee". The tracks were recorded live at the Boston College of Music on January 28th and 29th this year, and as well as the tracks you get several monologues from Rik.... As well as tracks from his recent solo albums, there are also seven new songs on the live CD that are unavailable anywhere else. Rik also has a new manager in the form of well known Canadian music business guiding light Bob Roper. When Bob was head of A&R at WEA he signed the like of Honeymoon Suite and Frozen Ghost, he's also currently Larry Gowan's manager, so he clearly knows what he's doing! Visit http://www.rikemmett.com for more details.

In Australia, the original five Cold Chisel studio albums have been remastered, restored and repackaged. The five albums are: Cold Chisel, Breakfast at Sweethearts, Twentieth Century, East, and Circus Animals. A box set of all five albums plus the double live "Swingshift" release is also available. Each album also has bonus tracks plus some multimedia (video clips, posters and photos) from the era.