1. Travis Reclaims Its Music On 'Invisible Band'

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Travis front man Fran Healy closes his eyes and takes a deep, intoxicating drag on a cigarette as he ponders the initial recording sessions for "The Invisible Band," due June 12 from Independiente/Epi Travis front man Fran Healy closes his eyes and takes a deep, intoxicating drag on…

  2. Tool's 'Lateralus' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Tool's third Volcano studio album, "Lateralus," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts on the chart, while Janet Jackson's seven-week reign As expected, Tool's third Volcano studio album, "Lateralus,…

  3. Seven And Counting For Janet At No. 1

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child may have the No. 1 album for the second straight week with its Columbia set "Survivor," but Janet Jackson's "All for You" continues to best the R&B trio on The Billboard Hot 100. " Destiny's Child may have the No. 1 album for the…

  4. Jim Lauderdale Delivers 'The Other Sessions'

    May 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The Other Sessions," derives its title from the fact that it was recorded after the completion of his originally intended album last August. Jim Lauderdale's June 12 debut album for Dualtone Records, "The…

  5. Tantric Transcends Days Past

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1998, three members of the platinum-selling act Days of the New were fired. But instead of slinking off into obscurity, the ousted members turned lemons into lemonade: They recruited a new singer, In 1998, three members of the platinum-selling act Days of the New were fired. But instead of…

  6. Hot Product

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Missy Elliott, R.E.M., Tool, Weezer, Depeche Mode, Buddy Guy, and more. 'Addicted' To Missy With the release this week of "Miss E ... So Addictive," her third set on The Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road…

  7. Basement Jaxx Shakes Up Dancefloors On 'Rooty'

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe -- has prided itself on bucking the status quo of contemporary clubland. Whether producing/r Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix…

  8. Reunion With Gurewitz Good For Bad Religion

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran punk act Bad Religion is in Los Angeles this week rehearsing and writing songs for a new album slated to be released by Epitaph in October. In addition to writing, the group is also using this Veteran punk act Bad Religion is in Los Angeles this week rehearsing and writing songs for a…

  9. Lucinda Williams Readies 'Essence'

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will on June 5 release her sixth album, "Essence," the follow-up to her Grammy-winning 1998 set "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road." To be issued by Universal's Lost Highw Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will on June 5 release her sixth…

  10. Janet Makes It Six In A Row At No. 1

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks. On the latest chart, Jackson's "All for You" maintains its grip on No. 1, while Destiny's Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of…

  11. Chart Beat Bonus

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on S Club 7, Bee Gees, Russell Watson, Janet Jackson CHART BEAT BONUS S CLUB 14: That's the number you get when you double the S Club 7 hits. The British group leaps into the top-10 on The Billboard Hot 100, thanks to the release of a commercial single for "Never Had a Dream…

  12. Peters Sounds Alarm For 20th Anniversary

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the Alarm Anniversary World Tour. The solo acoustic jaunt will touch down for a pair of dates May 15-16 in Rome and a hom The Alarm's Mike Peters will mark the 20th anniversary of his former band with the…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest

    May 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Rory Gallagher, Sopranos, Vision Fest Members of U2, Oasis, the Corrs, and many others are expected to be part of a stellar turnout in Northwest London this evening for the screening of "Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour 74." The remastered film of the late and much-loved Irish…

  14. David Byrne Looks To Future With 'Eyeball'

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." Exhaling as he glances out the window of his New York…

  15. All for You

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Steeped in '70s-era roller-skatin' rhythms and crazysexycool lyrics, this album's title track is a bona fide smash at radio and retail. Steeped in '70s-era roller-skatin' rhythms and crazysexycool lyrics, this album's title track is a bona fide smash at radio and…

  16. Noites do Norte

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In need of a seductive record? Look no further than Noites do Norte. In need of a seductive record? Look no further than Noites do Norte. Veloso's vocals always have a way of putting the listener in a cozy state of mind. And a major plus of this recording is that Veloso's…

  17. Low, the Dirty Three, and Zlaya

    April 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For several years now, Amsterdam's Konkurrent has given visiting bands the opportunity to make EP-length discs as part of an experimental live-in-the-studio series dubbed "In the Fishtank." American " For several years now, Amsterdam's Konkurrent has given visiting…

  18. Phish Members Stay Busy During Hiatus

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At the top of the list is guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio's summer tour with a seven-piece band, set to begin Jul Phish is on a hiatus of undetermined length, but its members remain as busy as ever. At…

  19. McCartney Delights At NYC Poetry Reading

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul McCartney handled it in typically assured fashion. McCartney delighted a packed house last night (April 24) at It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul…

  20. Hot Product

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Janet Jackson, the Bee Gees, Tim McGraw, Case, Blind Boys Of alabama, and more. 'All' You Ever Wanted Janet Jackson's "All for You" (Virgin) is the follow-up to 1997's chart-topping "The Velvet Rope." The title track is in its…

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