1. Pink Gives New Album A 'Try'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This." The set, which features a number of songs co-written with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, is the follow-up to her breakthroug Party diva Pink will on Nov. 11 release her third Arista album, "Try This.…

  2. Thrice, Thursday Team For Tour

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming Island labelmates Thrice and Thursday will kick off a U.S. tour Oct. 17 at the Staircase in Pittston Township, Penn. Up-and-coming Island labelmates Thrice and Thursday will kick off a U.S. tour Oct. 17 at the Staircase in Pittston Township, Penn. The trek, sponsored by MTV2 and…

  3. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  4. 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…

  5. Indestructible

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Those who saw Rancid's ska-spiced 1995 set "And Out Come the Wolves" for what it was/is—a downright pop/ punk masterpiece—are going to love this album. Those who saw Rancid's ska-spiced 1995 set "And Out Come the Wolves" for what it was/is—a downright pop/ punk…

  6. Hot Product

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock titles Rock The House This week sees the release of new albums from a host of notable rock acts. Alien Ant Farm's "TruAnt" (DreamWorks) is the group's first album since it was involved in a serious car accident in May 2002. The set was produced by Stone Temple Pilots&…

  7. Warped Tour Bands Team For Film

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rancid, Simple Plan, the Used, Less Than Jake, the Ataris and other acts on the 2003 Warped Tour will appear in "Punk Rock Holocaust," a feature-length slasher flick being filmed on this summer's tour Rancid, Simple Plan, the Used, Less Than Jake, the Ataris and other acts on…

  8. Ask Billboard

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions on R.E.M., Madonna and Rancid TIME'S UP Hello Keith, I would like to know the track listing for R.E.M.'s greatest hits cd(s) that will be released later this year. I was startled to find out the period of hits covered begins in 1988! I…

  9. Rancid Takes 'Indestructible' To Warner Bros.

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. Details have emerged on Rancid's deal with Warner Bros. As previously reported , the veteran punk act has left its long-time home of Hellcat/Epitaph Records for the release of its forthcoming album, "Indestructible,"…

  10. Rancid Hops To Warner Bros.

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album. Veteran punk outfit Rancid will jump to Warner Bros. Records for its sixth studio album and first since their self-titled 2000 release. "This is true," confirms a representative from Epitaph…

  11. Punks Prevail In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and likeness to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" The Hellcat Pictures film was written a Members of Green Day, Rancid, X, Blink 182, A.F.I., and more lend their voices and…

  12. AFI Revels In Success Of 'Sorrow'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The reasons why longtime underground rock act AFI signed with major label DreamWorks aren't surprising -- bigger video budgets, global distribution, press machine. The reasons why longtime underground rock act AFI signed with major label DreamWorks aren't surprising -- bigger video…

  13. Burn Piano Island, Burn

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST On Burn Piano Island, Burn, the Blood Brothers' cacophonous, heart-attack-with-a-smile, perversely musical songs/ blitzkriegs exhibit a blissful disregard for all the conventions of form . On Burn Piano Island, Burn, the Blood Brothers' cacophonous, heart-attack-with-a-smile,…

  14. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  15. Warped Tour Hits The Small Screen

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Vans Warped Tour will be welcomed into fans' houses this spring with the April 1 release of the "Vans Warped Tour Live" DVD, which will feature performances from the 2002 tour as well as backstage The Vans Warped Tour will be welcomed into fans' houses this spring with…

  16. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 10) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The Police, the Clash, Elvis C Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 18th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  17. After A Year, Canada's Simple Plan Catches On

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sometimes a simple plan can go a long way, as a certain pop-punk quintet from Canada has proved with its debut album, "No Pads, No Helmets ... Just Balls." Not expecting a lot more than to develop a small fan base while touring, the…

  18. We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Boasting contributions from U2, Kiss, Tom Waits, and Metallica, star power alone set the bar pretty high for this set—maybe too high, as it is sadly weighted down by lackluster performances. Boasting contributions from U2, Kiss, Tom Waits, and Metallica, star power alone set the bar pretty…

  19. Hot Product

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Vince Gill, John Mayer, Kenny Lattimore/Chante Moore, and more. That 'Thing' He Does After years of working with producer Tony Brown, Vince Gill decided to produce his new MCA album, "Next Big Thing," on his own. "I didn't want politics…

  20. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

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