1. Quicksand Spawns Rival Schools

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels began informal jam sessions with ex-Civ drummer Sammy Siegler and bassist Cache Tolman as Rival Schools. Arm It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels…

  2. A Quixotic Venture: Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook Goes Solo

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook," via his own Quixotic Records, the former Squeeze frontman sings about going it alone in today's marketplace: "I'm pushing out the boat/ On Glenn Tilbrook's solo debut via his own Quixotic…

  3. Dylan Rolls Out Six-Week Fall Tour

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his forthcoming Columbia album "Love and Theft," due Sept. 11 in North America. The trek, beginning Oct. 5 in Spokane, Wash Bob Dylan will hit the road for a six-week North American tour in support of his…

  4. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins was hospitalized yesterday morning (Aug. 20). Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following the Foo'…

  6. Sony Revives 'Metal Masters'

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sony's Legacy Records will dust off a number of '80s heavy metal albums for its "Metal Masters" reissue series, with Quiet Riot's "Metal Health," Europe's "The Final Countdown," Accept's "Balls to th Sony's Legacy Records will…

  7. Jewel Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jewel has "completed the recording process" for her upcoming fourth album, tentatively titled "This Way" and scheduled for a Nov. 13 via Atlantic. The singer/songwriter is currently in the "final mixi Jewel has "completed the recording process" for her…

  8. Allman Bros. Working On New Studio Album

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band is working on its first studio album in over seven years and hopes to release it next spring, drummer Butch Trucks tells Billboard.com. Songs such as "Desdamona," "High Cost o The Allman Brothers Band is working on its first studio album in over seven…

  9. Eternal

    August 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few R&B groups have had the staying power of the Isley Brothers. Few R&B groups have had the staying power of the Isley Brothers. With 47 years under the fraternity's respective belts, the group is making another debut—for DreamWorks. And since the key to the group's ongoing…

  10. Billboard Bits: Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wetlands, Joe Henry, Kid 'N Play The Wetlands Preserve, a staple of the New York music club scene for more than a decade, will close its doors for good on Sept. 15. The club blames "gentrification" in its Tribeca neighborhood for spiraling rent costs; the building "…

  11. Billboard Bits: Wilco, J-Lo, Windham Hill

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, Windham Hill, George Winston Revered roots-tinged rock act Wilco has parted ways with Reprise Records after the label rejected the group's forthcoming album , "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," according to sources. The split was reportedly predicated around…

  12. 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'…

  13. Robert Earl Keen Hopes New Disc Will Defy 'Gravity'

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Already a monster act in his home state of Texas, singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen is making serious inroads in many other markets. Hopes are that Keen's new Lost Highway release, "Gravitational For Already a monster act in his home state of Texas, singer/songwriter Robert Earl…

  14. Outkast Recording New Songs For Hits Package

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo Outkast has recently spent time in the studio recording new material for a forthcoming greatest hits set on LaFace/Arista, according to a spokesperson. Although full details for the album Hip-hop duo Outkast has recently spent time in the studio recording new material for a…

  15. Can Our Love . . .

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For their fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), the U.K.'s Tindersticks seem and sound quite at ease—that is, as much as one might expect from this somber sextet. For their fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), the U.K.'s Tindersticks seem and sound quite…

  16. Reba's 'Girls' Provide Hunger Relief

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming female-dominated country Girls' Night Out tour -- featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson -- has teamed with volunteer hunger-relief p The upcoming female-dominated country Girls' Night Out tour -- featuring Reba…

  17. Missing Persons Found Again

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of California shows in July that will be the precursor further touring later this year, and a full U.S. tour next summer. Best Staple '80s new wave act Missing Persons will reunite for a brief series of…

  18. Billboard Bits: Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, and more

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Nelly, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D Animated versions of Nelly and his rap collective St. Lunatics star in "Rip Van Nelly," a new online Macromedia Flash game. With a Rip Van Winkle-like premise, Nelly wakes up under the St. Louis Arch after a 20-year nap, and users…

  19. Cheb Mami Plans U.S. Trek

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July 11 in Washington, D.C. The <I>Rai</I>artist, who gained substantial international recognition for his hit duet with Sting, " Algerian vocalist Cheb Mami will kick off a rare, and brief, U.S. tour July…

  20. Springsteen Celebrates Stone Pony Anniversary

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans over the holiday weekend when he dropped into the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., and turned in an hour-long set with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes an Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans over the holiday weekend when he dropped into the…

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