Third Eye Blind Offers Online Preview Of New Tracks

Later this month, Third Eye Blind will attempt to prove that its career is indeed semi-charmed when the band follows up its 1997 self-titled debut with "Blue."

Starting Thursday, fans will be able to hear the album's first single, "Anything," as well as another song from the album, "Wounded," on a 3EB-dedicated channel at the Web site spinner.com.

The channel's streamed playlist has been handpicked by the band, and visitors may find themselves listening to a program of classic rock fare such as Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along The Watchtower," the Beatles' "Dear Prudence," AC/DC's "Back In Black," and Yes' epic "Starship Trooper" before hearing the new 3EB tracks.

If you're more into instant gratification, mjuice.com, along with Spinner and Winamp, will be offering "Anything" for download. The track's time-out date of November 22.

"Blue" will hit stores on November 23 (see "Third

Eye Blind To Get 'Blue' In November").

In other Third Eye Blind news, the band will be providing the halftime entertainment at the Detroit Lions-Chicago Bears game at the Pontiac Silverdome on Thanksgiving Day. The next day, the group will perform on "The Late Show With David Letterman." The band is planning an extensive world tour for next year.