1. Running Through 'The Woods'

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine a soundtrack so primal that it makes you want to run through the trees, wearing only headphones that supply a sludgy heartbeat and a cathartic wail. Imagine a soundtrack so primal that it makes you want to run through the trees, wearing only headphones that supply a sludgy heartbeat…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group's en 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering…

  3. South By Southwest Diary: March 18

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the third installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and…

  4. Angel of Retribution

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "Angel of Retribution." And "classic Priest" is the only way to describe the musical reunion of vocalist Rob Halford with guitarists Gle Judas Priest fans have been greatly anticipating the arrival of "…

  5. Valende

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its second song is an all-out "Nuggets"-era rocker, complete with handclaps, a vintage keyboard and indefinable screeches. From here, Jennifer Gen "Valende" opens with a crackling acoustic number, and its…

  6. Skinny Puppy Returns At The 'Right' Time

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together on somewhat of a lark to being recording and creating a reaction to popular music: something anti-pop, anti-c In the winter of 1982, in an apartment in Vancouver, cEvin kEy and Nivek Ogre got together…

  7. Moore, Watt, Napolitano Get Their 'Orders'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Sonic Youth, the Minutemen, Mudhoney and Concrete Blonde are among the artists that have joined forces to participate in "You've Got Your Orders Vol. 1," a 22-track, limited edition CD due Members of Sonic Youth, the Minutemen, Mudhoney and Concrete Blonde are among…

  8. Youth & Young Manhood

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. The first full-length from Kings of Leon, fronted by three sons of a Pentecostal preacher, is a new Southern twist on the catch-all genre of garage rock. Gloriously embracing…

  9. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  11. Lookout! Throws Anniversary Party

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to mark its 15th anniversary with a trifecta of concerts and a commemorative re-release. The label, which forme Longstanding West Coast punk label Lookout! Records is planning a July 25-27 celebration to…

  12. In the Pursuit of Leisure

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the Pursuit of Leisure doesn't waste any time getting to the good stuff. In the Pursuit of Leisure doesn't waste any time getting to the good stuff. It's front-loaded with a quartet of perfect pop-rock tunes that weasels its way into your head. The set opens with the head…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  14. VonRay

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Easy listening for the nÜ-metal crowd aptly describes VonRay's eponymous debut. Easy listening for the nü-metal crowd aptly describes VonRay's eponymous debut. Yet, the immediately comfortable feel to much of the ballad-heavy album is welcoming. VonRay's first single, "…

  15. Dubtometry

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST On last year's Optometry album, DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. On last year's Optometry album, DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller) re-sequenced the DNA of jazz, creating dramatic arrangements that framed the improvisations of the Matthew Shipp Quartet. With Dubtometry, DJ Spooky lets remixers…

  16. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  17. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  18. Big Head Todd Basks In New Life On 'Riviera'

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los Angeles' current crop of hitmakers or see your career come to a screeching halt, artistic and economic freedoms do When the head of your record label gives you an ultimatum to either co-write with Los…

  19. Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG) experienced a 25% sales drop, yet manages to squeak its way past a powerful debut by Radiohead's "Amnesiac" (Capitol) to spend a third straight week atop Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra/EEG)…

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