1. May 16, 2009

    May 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears’ second album, “Oops!… I Did It Again” sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week, setting a new record for highest debut by a female artist. 2000 – The Artist Formerly Known As Prince announces that he will start using his name again. 1993 – R&B and soul singer Marv…

  2. King Crimson / Aug. 6, 2008 / Chicago (Park West)

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly passionate. In fact, for most of the band's existence but especially since its early '80s comeback, King Crimson has bee King Crimson has never really been political, nor has it ever been particularly…

  3. Police Heading To Vancouver For Final Tour Prep

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police convene in Vancouver this week to begin final preparations for their slavishly anticipated reunion tour, which begins there May 28 -- preceded by a fan club show the night before. "It's fee The Police convene in Vancouver this week to begin final preparations for their…

  4. Hard Work Pays Off For Tool's 'Days'

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The members of Tool had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "substance over style, art over image." The four men of Tool -- anonymous band members behind vaguely androgynous frontman Maynard James Keenan -- had a credo when they formed the band 16 years ago: "…

  5. Tool Plots 'Vicarious' DVD Single

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tool is planning to promote "Vicarious," the seven-minute first single from its new album, "10,000 Days," with a DVD single in the coming weeks. The group previously issued singles in this format for Tool is planning to promote "Vicarious," the seven-minute first…

  6. R.E.M., King Crimson Vets Form Slow Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex-Ministry/current-R.E.M. drummer Bill Rieflin, Slow Music is one of the more unlikely rock collaborations to emerge Comprised of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, and ex…

  7. R.E.M. Reunites With Berry, Buck Plays 'Slow'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, Ga., home base. For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, Ga., home base. The action took place…

  8. The Power to Believe

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. Entering its 35th year, venerable is a word you might apply to King Crimson. The innovative progressive unit has left its mark across contemporary music, influencing bands from Talking Heads to Tool. But the roaring,…

  9. King Crimson 'Believes' In Musical Exploration

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of King Crimson on stage and record. And as the band prepares the release of "The Power To Believe," due March 4 on Sanctu For more than two decades, guitarist/vocalist Adrian Belew has been the voice of…

  10. Beaches & Canyons

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Here is an album for which new adjectives need to be invented. Unfortunately, George Orwell isn't available. Here is an album for which new adjectives need to be invented. Unfortunately, George Orwell isn't available. Black Dice's Beaches & Canyons is like Robert Fripp…

  11. Zeppelin's John Paul Jones Brings The 'Thunder'

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band of all time, John Paul Jones was in need for a change by the time Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980. Putting his own music on the As a principal member of what was arguably the greatest rock'n'roll band…

  12. John Paul Jones Summons 'Thunder'

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18 and take part in a charity concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday (Jan. 27), both featuring special guest Former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones will release a new album in the U.K. on Feb. 18…

  13. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  14. Bowie Bolts Virgin, Launches Indie Label

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and has instead launched his own independent label, ISO. Based in London and New York, the label will be home t Veteran rock artist David Bowie has opted not to renew his contract with Virgin Records, and…

  15. Reich Revisits Past Works On New Album

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Composer Steve Reich's new Nonesuch album, "Triple Quartet," is his first release to include new compositions since "City Life" in 1996. The title piece was written for the Kronos Quartet in 1999 and Composer Steve Reich's new Nonesuch album, "Triple Quartet…

  16. Tool Beefs Up Fall Itinerary

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Sept. 6 in St. Paul, Minn. No support act for the first 11 shows has been announced, but Tool has tacked on 10 more shows to its fall North American tour, which, as previously…

  17. Tool, King Crimson Plan Brief Tour

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock heavyweights Tool will team with progressive rock veterans King Crimson for a nine-date tour of the western U.S., kicking off Aug. 3 at Red Rocks outside of Denver. Tool is out in support of Hard rock heavyweights Tool will team with progressive rock veterans King Crimson for a nine…