1. The Live Album

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The mÉlange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary success worldwide, embraced by widely disparate listenerships that find a home in the music of the f The mélange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary…

  2. The Live Album

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The mÉlange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary success worldwide, embraced by widely disparate listenerships who find a home in the music of the fo The mélange of music, nationalities, and styles that is Manu Chao has met with extraordinary…

  3. No Doubt, Garbage Expand Fall Tour

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its announced fall tour. The majority of the dates on the run will be with Garbage, and will feature opening stints by the Distillers and Good C California ska-pop act No Doubt has added more dates to its previously announced fall tour.…

  4. A Jacknife to a Swan

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. Fans of the Bosstones' high-energy mix of ska, punk, and reggae will find a lot to love on their seventh studio project. The album features blazing brass passages…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, CMC, MECCA Awards, Rosco Gordon Ja Rule will go back to his roots with the Cash Money Click -- now known as the Cash Murda Click, or simply CMC -- to release a new album in the fall. Due Nov. 26 via Murder Inc./TVT, "Est. Since '93," will bring the chart…

  6. Hot Product

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dolly Parton, Counting Crows, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and more. 'Way' Down Yonder Singer Anthony Kiedis experienced the full range of a relationship's emotions while crafting the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner…

  7. Rancid/Blink 182 Chums Gets Transplanted

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined up a string of California tour dates to preview its forthcoming Epitaph/Hellcat album. The group -- featuring Armstrong Punk outfit the Transplants, the brainchild of Rancid's Tim Armstrong, has lined…

  8. De Bichos y Flores

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Much like its Argentine neighbors Bersuit, Uruguayan rocker La Vela Puerca delights in mixing traditional rhythms and instruments with rock elements, adding touches of ska and reggae to the mix. Much like its Argentine neighbors Bersuit, Uruguayan rocker La Vela Puerca delights in mixing…

  9. Orbital Surveys 'Work,' Heads 'Back To Mine'

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. electronic music duo Orbital is set to release a retrospective album, "Work 1989-2002," June 3 internationally via ffrr Records. The set largely consists of previous singles, but does inc Veteran U.K. electronic music duo Orbital is set to release a retrospective album,…

  10. Downhome Sophisticate

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With his fifth album, Corey Harris has arrived at a point in his musical odyssey where it's no longer possible to categorize him as anything more specific than a roots musician. With his fifth album, Corey Harris has arrived at a point in his musical odyssey where it's no longer…

  11. Reggae Stars Bring The 'Love' On Tour

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "Pressure Drop" has been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, will headline the One Love Festival, a U.S. reggae tou Veteran reggae artist and ska pioneer Toots & the Maytals, whose "…

  12. Bosstones Go Indie, Pull 'Jackknife'

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are heading back to their independent label roots. Come July 9, the Boston-based band will release "A Jack Following four studio albums and a live set on Mercury, ska punks the Mighty Mighty…

  13. Epitaph Acts Crowd 'Punk-O-Rama'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seventh edition of Epitaph Records' "Punk-O-Rama" compilation series will be released June 25 and feature 19 tracks from the likes of Rancid, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise, the Hives, and Bouncing The seventh edition of Epitaph Records' "Punk-O-Rama"…

  14. Warped Tour To Kick Off In Late June

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The 2002 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will encompass a 46-city, 48-day trek launching June 21 outside Boise, Idaho, and wrapping Aug. 15 in Boston. As previously reported, the summer fest will be h The 2002 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will encompass a 46-city, 48-day trek launching…

  15. Cybertropic Chilango Power

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the tradition of bands like CafÉ Tacuba and El Gran Silencio, Mexico's Los de Abajo propose a widely divergent mix of styles—cumbia and salsa blended with Mexican folk, hip-hop, and e In the tradition of bands like Café Tacuba and El Gran Silencio, Mexico's Los de Abajo propose a…

  16. Bad Religion, Bosstones, NOFX To Get Warped

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran punk act Bad Religion, Boston ska band Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and snotty pop-punkers NOFX will headline this year's edition of the Vans Warped Tour, tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-Jun Veteran punk act Bad Religion, Boston ska band Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and snotty pop…

  17. Buenos Muchachos

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As if to shed a bit of its image as a feel-good party band, La Mosca's follow-up to its breakthrough Vísperas de Carnaval kicks off with more introspective material. As if to shed a bit of its image as a feel-good party band, La Mosca's follow-up to its breakthrough Vísperas de…

  18. Rancid, Strummer 'Give 'Em The Boot'

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic Front, and others will be featured on the third volume of Hellcat's budged-priced punk and ska compilation series, "Give Tracks from Rancid, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Dropick Murphys, Agnostic…

  19. Billboard Bits: Britney, Bosstones, High Times

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, High Times MTV.com is sponsoring a contest that will award lucky winners the chance to fly to New Orleans for a private screening of Britney Spears' film debut, "Crossroads." Spears and the rest of the cast will attend the…

  20. Gorillaz, D12 Join Forces For '911'

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced more details for their musical collaboration, dubbed "911." According to a statement, the song will be available for free Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced…

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