1. Vedder, Chili Peppers Set For Ramones Tribute

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the Offspring, and Rancid are among the artists confirmed to contribute to a Ramones tribute album, due for a spring release Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob Zombie, Green Day, the…

  2. Billboard Bits: Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, Joe Walsh

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Talib Kweli/Mos Def, Joey Ramone, Afu-Ra, and Joe Walsh. The Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, Inc., founded by hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Mos Def to promote literacy and use the arts, education, history, and science to promote culture, will host its inaugural benefit…

  3. Posthumous Ramone Single, Album Due In Early 2002

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" will be the first single released from the late punk icon's only solo album. The track will be sent to U.S. rock and modern rock radio Joey Ramone's cover of Louis Armstrong's "What a…

  4. Mission Of Burma Reforms After 19-Year Hiatus

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first shows in nearly 19 years Jan. 12 at New York's Irving Plaza and Jan. 18 at Boston's Avalon Ballroom. The gigs preceed a <a hr Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first…

  5. Dodge Ad Boosts New Aerosmith Single

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST With an endless stream of car commercials hocking vehicles via classic rock anthems such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again," little notice was taken when Dodge tru With an endless stream of car commercials hocking…

  6. 'N Sync 'Bobbles' Into Best Buy

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync fans will be descending upon U.S. Best Buy retail outlets over the next five weeks in order to pick up bobblehead dolls fashioned after each member of the group. Beginning Saturday (Nov. 24), 'N Sync fans will be descending upon U.S. Best Buy retail outlets over the next…

  7. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bob Dylan, 'N Sync, Blue Man Group Bob Dylan is writing a multi-volume autobiography, titled "Chronicles," the first installment of which is due out next year. A Simon & Schuster spokesperson declined to give details of the deal, or say how many volumes Dylan will…

  8. Stars 'Line' Up For 'N Sync Soundtrack

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When it was time to assemble the soundtrack to his first feature film, "On the Line" (opening nationwide Oct. 26), all 'N Sync member Lance Bass had to do was leaf through his personal phone book to e When it was time to assemble the soundtrack to his first feature film, "…

  9. Slipknot Calls Off International Tour

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Slipknot has postponed a planned tour of the U.K., Japan, and Australia "because of the international tensions, current conflict, and growing safety problems involving our country," a Hard rock outfit Slipknot has postponed a planned tour of the U.K., Japan, and…

  10. R.E.M. Returns To Athens For Secret Show

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taking the stage at the Georgia Theatre in front of a less-than-packed house that had come R.E.M. pulled off a top-secret, hush-hush concert in its hometown of Athens, Ga., on Tuesday…

  11. Dilated Peoples Stretch Out

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, "Expansion Team" (due out Oct. 23), plays on the Los Angeles-based trio's musical philosophy. "We've gone from performing in a tiny L.A. club to The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, …

  12. Brotherly Love

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sadly, these are among the last tracks that Hammond B-3 preacher Brother Jack McDuff cut before his death last year. Sadly, these are among the last tracks that Hammond B-3 preacher Brother Jack McDuff cut before his death last year. To his credit, the album's as exciting as anything he…

  13. Slipknot Emerges From The Middle Of 'Iowa'

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Records publicist says of the label's platinum shock-thrashers Slipknot. For most bands, this much is implied. But most bands aren't like Slipknot. In fact, most groups have nothing in common with th "They take their music very seriously," a Roadrunner Records publicist…

  14. The Damned Create 'Grave Disorder'

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Damned frontman Dave Vanian recently reunited with original guitarist/showman extraordinaire Captain Sensible to record a new album, "Grave Disorder" (due August 21 via Nitro), the first studio collab Sometimes it takes 25 years for a band to get its due respect. While the Sex…

  15. The Anglo Files

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New music from Los Chicharrons, K-Boy, X-Press 2, and Zohar; DMC/Technics Mixing Championships. Tummy Touch's Odd Couple This month (Aug 27 in U.K.) will see the release of "Blow for You/Blow for Me," the second album from Tummy Touch's eccentric funk-samba maestros Los…

  16. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  17. Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

    July 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a download subscription offering and has entered into content-distribution deals with indie labels Beggars Group, Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a…

  18. Band Vibe Brings Joe Strummer Alive

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are waiting for feedback from friends, their record label, critics, and others. But, with his third solo album, "Global a Go-Go" (d Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are…

  19. The Anglo Files

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Essential Festival proves to be one of Britain's best; plus Maize, Danny Tenaglia, and Thomas Brinkmann. Essential Viewing In 2001, Essential's trademark "dance and roots" policy once again helped the festival prove itself to be amongst the most discerning Britain has…

  20. 'Jay & Silent Bob' Assemble Eclectic Soundtrack

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal soundtrack to director Kevin Smith's "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is turning out to be a wide-ranging compilation. Due out Aug. 14, th Even though it's still in the assembly stage, the Universal…

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