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October 16, 1994|Dave Jennings from London

ENGLAND SWINGS: Brian Eno enlisted Bono, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and others for a recent project--but as sculptors, not musicians. The creations of the stars were auctioned in London recently, raising $82,000 for a Bosnian children's charity. A small woodcarving by McCartney commanded the highest price, $18,750, from a mystery buyer, while Bono's music box, containing a pair of sunglasses and an American Express card, sold for nearly $3,000.

* "Repetitive Beats," a single by Retribution--a one-time collaboration of members of Killing Joke, hip-hop group Fun-Da-Mental and dance acts the Drum Club and System 7--is the latest effort by British rockers to protest their country's Criminal Justice Bill. The proposal would, among other things, effectively outlaw "rave" dance parties. Primal Scream and ex-Clash guitarist Mick Jones are among those doing remixed versions of the single, to be released in the U.K. on Oct. 24.

Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie was among the estimated 100,000 people taking part in a recent Hyde Park demonstration against the bill. The London rally ended in violent clashes between demonstrators and police, with 38 people (including 11 police officers) injured.

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