1. Poll: Kiss Has The Season's Most Desired Box Set

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Kiss' career-spanning 96-track "Box Set" (Mercury) is the lavish retrospective package that music fans would most like to find in their stocking this holiday season. Of 4,356 voters in a Billboard.com Kiss' career-spanning 96-track "Box Set" (Mercury) is the…

  2. Janet Heads To Hawaii For HBO Live Special

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson will be seen in a live HBO concert special on Feb. 17 from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. It's the chart-topping artist's second special for the cable network, following 1998's "Janet: The V Janet Jackson will be seen in a live HBO concert special on Feb. 17 from…

  3. A Halloween Homecoming For The Strokes

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the most highly touted band to come out of the Big Apple in two decades. Even if all the fuss helped the group quickly sell o A frenzy of hype continues to swarm around New York's the Strokes, perhaps the…

  4. Billboard Bits: Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Bono/Stipe/Moby, Crowes, Napster, Rammstein U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby made unannounced appearances last night (Oct. 29) in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie Boys. Prior to the…

  5. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

  6. Is This It

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full-length debut. Rock saviors or over-hyped posers? That's the debate surrounding this much-talked- about New York quintet and its aptly titled full…

  7. Mercury Rev Takes 'Dream' On Tour

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North American dates in support of its latest V2 album, "All Is Dream." The trek begins Nov. 22 in Toronto and wraps Dec. 12 Veteran experimental rock act Mercury Rev has lined up its first series of North…

  8. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  9. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

  10. Catatonia Calls It Quits

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in recent years, has confirmed that it is splitting. The news follows lead singer Cerys Matthews' recent treatment at a c Welsh pop-rock favorite Catatonia, one of the most successful acts in the U.K. in…

  11. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  12. LL Cool J Tapped For 'Mindhunters'

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "…

  13. Macy Gray Taps Into Her 'Id'

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore album: She just refused to be told wha Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it…

  14. Amos Taking 'Strange Little Girls' On The Road

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "Strange Little Girls," with a North American tour due to kick off Sept. 28 in West Palm Beach, Fla. As previously reported Armed with only a piano, Tori Amos will support her upcoming Atlantic album, "…

  15. So Solid Crew Races To No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT London garage collective So Solid Crew -- featuring MCs such as Megaman and Romeo, plus DJs such as Oxide and Dan the Man -- made its expected arrival at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (A London garage collective So Solid Crew -- featuring MCs such as Megaman and Romeo, plus DJs…

  16. Crystal Days, 1979-99

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the misty, faraway '80s—with their vital radio breeding ground dubbed "college rock"—Echo & the Bunnymen were among the most revered of British imports to the U.S., along with suc In the misty, faraway '80s—with their vital radio breeding ground dubbed "college…

  17. Lazy Ways/Beach Party,North Marine Drive/Summer INto,Cheery REd/Cooking Vinyl/spinART 901

    August 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Prior to forming the hit-bound Everything but the Girl in the mid-'80s, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn pursued under-the-radar solo careers. Prior to forming the hit-bound Everything but the Girl in the mid-'80s, Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn pursued under-the-radar solo careers. Thorn'…

  18. Super Furry Animals Storm The U.K.

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Without a doubt, Super Furry Animals are one of the most imaginative bands of our time. What other 7-year-old pop groups have released six LPs in two different languages, toured the European festival Without a doubt, Super Furry Animals are one of the most imaginative bands of our time. What…

  19. Janet Cancels Milwaukee Concert

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson postponed last night's (July 18) concert in Milwaukee just hours before showtime after suffering what promoters called an injury that required emergency dental surgery. Jackson's officia Janet Jackson postponed last night's (July 18) concert in Milwaukee just…

  20. Built To Spill Discovers 'Ancient Melodies'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band's third Warner Bros. studio set, "Ancient Melodies of the Future" (released on July 10), marks a shift away from previous work, Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band'…

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