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IN THE WORKS ACTION JACKSON

*Touring: Janet Jackson begins her second worldwide tour Nov. 24in Cincinatti. It will last two years and needs to make $28.1 millionto top her record-breaking debut tour of 1990. Opening for Nirvana(their tour began Oct. % 27 in Kalamazoo, Mich.) could be just thecareer boost Arizona-based cult faves the Meat Puppets need-that, andNirvana’s covering the Puppets’ ”Lake of Fire” for their upcoming MTVUnplugged. You can’t be Jason Priestley’s favorite band forever.In support of Desire Walks On, their first album in three years,Seattle-based Ann and Nancy Wilson-also known as Heart-will begintouring Nov. 16 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The sisters were inspired tohit the road again, says Nancy, after going out to local Seattleclubs with just acoustic guitars and ”playing with the guys fromAlice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. It gave us a lot offresh energy.” Heart jamming withLayne Staley-who’da thunk?*Converting: So what does a proclaimed nonfeminist read whilerelaxing on a video shoot? According to a techie on the New York Cityset of Juliana Hatfield’s ”For the Birds,” the alternative rocker hashad her nose buried in Germaine Greer’s 1970 manifesto, The FemaleEunuch. *Supporting: Rumor has it that Soul Asylum will back upVictoria Williams on her next album. *Dumped: Pere Ubu, the mosttraded band in rock history, has been dropped once again, this timefrom the said-to-be-foundering Imago Records, which will likely payUbu six figures not to record.