For The Record: Quick News On Bjork, Rollins Band, No Doubt, Journey, DJ Spooky & More

Electro chanteuse Björk will release a yet-untitled greatest hits collection on September 3. The disc will span her entire solo career since leaving the Sugarcubes in 1992. ... A pair of Rollins Band shows recorded at Chicago's Metro in March will surface on a double-live album titled The Only Way to Know for Sure, which hits shelves June 25. The 28-track LP also includes three videos and photos as bonus material. ...

Todd Baechle, singer for synth-pop band The Faint, was arrested for public nudity Monday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico after hopping onstage during No Doubt's set and yanking off a napkin loincloth to reveal the letters "ND" on his buttocks. Police confronted him in his hotel room after the show, dragged him back to the station and held him overnight. ... DJ Spooky's Optometry, the latest album in Thirsty Ear Recording's experimental jazz Blue Series, is due July 9. The turntablist will promote the album with a July and August tour. ... All that remains of All That Remains are vocalist Philip Labonte, guitarist Oli Hebert, bassist Dan Egan and drummer Mike Bartlett, since guitarist Chris Bartlett recently quit the experimental metal band to pursue bleaker and blacker pastures. Axe grinders interested in auditioning are asked to e-mail drectasslt@aol.com. ...

"24 Hour Party People," a movie about the formation of Britain's Factory Records, is due in Stateside theaters August 9. Several bands are portrayed in the film, including Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays. ... Journey, Tim McGraw and Ted Nugent will gather in Atlanta on July 20 and 21 to headline the first weekend of the Open Road Tour, a traveling music festival sponsored by Harley-Davidson in honor of their 100th anniversary. Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hootie & the Blowfish are among the headliners of the other festivals, for which tickets can be purchased at www.harley-davidson.com. ...

05.13.02

Philly hip-hop collective the Roots will be the first musicians to appear in a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign to promote vegetarianism. Images of group members Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, Ben Kenney, Black Thought and Kamal Gray will be plastered across the country on a series of posters set to launch this summer. ... A house in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, belonging to Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was destroyed by a fire Saturday night. The home, which was under construction at the time, was empty when the blaze occurred. ... Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One announced the addition of Norwegian bassist Sigve, who'll pair with new drummer Adrian to replace Dorian Heartsong and Alan Pahanish, the rhythm section that left the band in November. There's still no official release date for the group's third album, Anyone for Doomsday?, which is still being worked on.