1. Defining Tech

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave Scene and Rise, a documentary on the electronic music scene in New Orleans. Summer Forest is responsible for the book Searching for the Perfect Beat: Flyer Designs of the American Rave…

  2. I Believe

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. One of the early members of contemporary gospel pioneer Commissioned, Sapp, on his fourth solo album, shows that the fire is still burning hot. He…

  3. This Is Tech-Pop: 21st Century Electro and New Wave

    June 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Leave it to Ministry of Sound to be one of the first stateside labels to introduce contemporary electro compilations to the masses. Whether the music is dubbed nÜ-electro, neo-electro, electroc Leave it to Ministry of Sound to be one of the first stateside labels to introduce contemporary…

  4. Fatboy Slim's Triumphant Homecoming

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) Hometown fans of Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) were given a tasty treat last July, when he gave them a free show on the beach in Brighton, England. That Hometown fans of Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) were given a tasty treat last July, when he…

  5. Hot Product

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Musiq Soulchild, Lauryn Hill, Tom Waits, and more. 'Listen' Up Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns this week with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing,…

  6. Sphinctour

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Although it's impossible to capture on disk the bone-rattling ferocity of a live Ministry performance, Sphinctour comes close. Recorded during the band'…

  7. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  8. Ministry Returns With Live Album On New Label

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour" March 19 as the first release under a new deal with Sanctuary Records. A companion home video release on DVD and VHS is du Pioneering industrial rock act Ministry will issue the live disc "Sphinctour…

  9. American Trumpeter Injured By Police In Spain

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Spanish police yesterday (Jan. 31) said they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Police said they thoug Spanish police yesterday (Jan. 31) said they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  10. Sevendust Plans Road Race

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oak, Mich., with former labelmate Gravi Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, …

  11. Billboard Bits: Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Gravity Kills, Clem Snide, Takashi Asahina Digital rock purveyors Gravity Kills have set a March 19 release date for its third studio album, "Superstarved." As previously reported , the set is the band's label debut for Sanctuary after two studio sets and a remix album…

  12. Reconfigured Kidney Thieves Rebound

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Los Angeles-based, industrial-tinged Kidney Thieves aren't sure what to expect when they hit the road for a five-day tour of the Northwest with Biohazard this month. Core members Bruce Somers (mu The Los Angeles-based, industrial-tinged Kidney Thieves aren't sure what to expect…

  13. Billboard Bits: Naughty By Nature, Janet, So Solid Crew

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Naughty By Nature, Janet, So Solid Crew Veteran hip-hop act Naughty By Nature's debut for new label TVT, "iicons," is due March 5. The set finds longtime members Treach and Vinnie collaborating with Method Man and Redman on "Rock'N'Roll," Pink on …

  14. Billboard Bits: Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall The first three albums from critically adored Los Angeles cult act Love will be rereleased on vinyl Dec. 18 by Sundazed. The group's 1970 greatest hits set from Elektra, featuring selections from the band's first four releases, will also be…

  15. Gravity Kills Finds Sanctuary

    October 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning modern rock act Gravity Kills has signed with Sanctuary Records. The label will issue the St. Louis-based ac After releasing two studio albums and a remix set through Wax Trax!/TVT, industrial-leaning…

  16. Jarre Looks To Wind Energy For Live Show

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine park with all of the electricity produced by wind energy, his management Cream Creative Management tells Billbo Keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre is making plans to hold a concert in a Danish wind turbine…

  17. Jamiroquai Steps Out In '2001'

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's a few weeks before the Sept. 11 release of Jamiroquai's fifth Epic effort, "2001: A Funk Odyssey," and group mastermind Jay Kay feels he has something to prove. "No stone can be left unturned for It's a few weeks before the Sept. 11 release of Jamiroquai&…

  18. Billboard Bits: Soribada, Innocence Mission, and more

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on South Korean download site Soribada, Innocence Mission, and a donation made by the estate of late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. The prosecutor's office of Seoul, South Korea, has indicted the operators of local peer-to-peer MP3 download site Soribada for…

  19. 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…

  20. The Anglo Files

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT So Solid Crew emerges with its "21 Seconds" single, plus stories on Brother Brown, DMC/Technics Mixing Championships, Grandmaster Flash, and Rollerblade. So Solid Sells Sales indicators show that South London collective So Solid Crew is likely to enter the U.K. charts at No. 1 with…

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