Rockers, Rappers Psyched Up For Super Bowl Kickoff

Some musicians such as R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, rapper Silkk the Shocker relish football championship; others take a pass.

System Of A Down's Stolen Truck Found In Flames

Vehicle that had contained gear belonging to heavy-metal act and tourmates Fear Factory, Spineshank was empty and burning.

Marvelous 3 'Freak' Over Marvelous Fortune

After 10 years in various incarnations, Atlanta-based rock trio finds success with 'Freak of the Week.'

Courtney Love, Michael Stipe Talk Movies And Music

Hole leader and R.E.M. frontman tell British press of possible collaboration.

Alanis Morissette Reflects As She Preps For Tour

Canadian songstress offered insights into songs on her latest album and her influences.

Built To Spill Conserve Song Length For New Album

For soon-to-be-released Keep It Like a Secret, indie rock trio moved away from lengthy jams of last LP.

Best Of '99: U2, Salman Rushdie Collaborate On Pop Song

Irish rock band, controversial author adapt elements of his new book 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet.'

System Of A Down Cancel Dates After Gear Ripped Off

Vehicle with $250,000 in equipment reported stolen from heavy-metal act and tourmates Fear Factory and Spineshank.

Golden Smog Like A Breath Of Fresh Air

Seven-piece 'supergroup' traded instruments and spots on stage with abandon.

Metallica Pushing Ahead With Multiple Trademark Lawsuits

Metal pioneers are suing a number of companies for alleged trademark infringement.

Former Faith No More Leader Starts Up Label

Mike Patton and partner launch Ipecac Records with three albums by slow-core rockers the Melvins.

Hip-Hop Tour To Star DMX, Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman

Diverse rap stylists to team for 37-date swing, starting Feb. 27 in Charlotte, N.C.

Spin Magazine Fires Two Top Editors

Ousted editor-in-chief Michael Hirschorn and executive editor Craig Marks to be replaced by former Vibe editor.

Best Of '99: Berkeley Club That Launched Green Day Under Attack

City and neighbors push to control club-goers who, they say, are vandalizing the community.

Change Brings Richer Music

Fans whine when favorite musicians alter tempos or styles, but art isn't meant to be stagnant.

'Hi-Lo Country' Soundtrack Updates Classic Western Music

Duet by Beck and Willie Nelson sets tone for album.

Placebo Set For First Extended Tour Of U.S.

British neo-glam act's two-month outing will kick off in San Francisco Feb. 25.

Westerberg To Release (Relatively) Quiet Album

Suicaine Gratifaction started as ballads album; ended up with some rockers, too.

Afghan Whigs To Get Back On Tour After Singer's Injury

Soul rockers to play first dates since frontman Greg Dulli suffered fractured skull in Texas nightclub altercation.

GBV, Flaming Lips Set To Rock Noise Pop Fest

Among other bands to play the seventh annual indie-rock gathering are Creeper Lagoon, Grandaddy and Beulah.

Goo Goo Dolls Gear Up For Grammys, Mick and Keith

Buffalo, N.Y., power-pop band nominated for three Grammys; will open dates on Rolling Stones arena tour in March.

Red House Painters LP: Born Of Urgency, Delayed By Record Business

Old Ramon, originally scheduled for January release, now might come out in March.

Sheena Staples' Album Is A Family Affair

Singer/keyboardist's debut features her father, Neville Staples of the Specials, plus members of No Doubt, Rancid.

Black Crowes To Fly North For Winter Tour

Atlanta rockers will showcase newer, less jam-oriented material.