Rock News: Music's highs and lows

By United Press International  |  May 29, 2002 at 3:00 AM
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Icelandic singer Björk is inviting fans to decide on the tunes that will be included in her upcoming greatest hits album, due in stores in September.

The invitation is also a contest. A posting on the singer's Web site ( said the voter who comes closest to the final tracklisting will win a bag of "Björk goodies" consisting of the 'Greatest Hits' album and the forthcoming Royal Opera House DVD.

Björk also plans to release a 'Family Tree' box-set in addition to the "Greatest Hits" album. The set will include some of her own favorite roots, strings and beats tracks, some of which have never been released.

The Web vote will run through 12:00 GMT, June 3.


Weezer has announced 23 tour dates this summer for their "Enlightenment" tour -- kicking off July 6 in Salt Lake City and continuing through Aug. 10 in Chula Vista, Calif.

The band has signed up Dashboard Confessional and Sparta for the tour, and plans call for The Strokes to join the line-up at an undetermined point. Weezer will be touring in support of its "Maladroit" album, which debuted last week at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.


Korn singer Jonathan Davis -- who helped invent new metal -- now tells Rolling Stone he doesn't like it anymore.

"I'm afraid of the whole thing now," said Davis. "It's getting so diluted that it isn't even interesting anymore. It's soulless."

Davis said the band is going for a Nine Inch Nails-Pink Floyd-Led Zeppelin kind of thing on their new album, "Untouchables," due in stores June 11.

"The subject matter is generally about being an outcast, and being fed up with being a victim," he said. "I've always been scared to tell people what I think of them. So it's me getting some balls."

The leads ingle from the album, "Here to Stay," is already a radio hit.


NBC has announced that No Doubt will kick off a 12-week Lincoln Garage Summer Concert Series this on June 7 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

The series will be held every Friday this summer on the outdoor Lincoln Garage stage, built specifically for the musical performances next to "The Tonight Show" soundstage at NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif.


Here's a look at musical appearances this week on latenight TV.

"Late Show With David Letterman" has Sheryl Crow on Wednesday,

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has Ben Harper and Will Smith on Wednesday, Paul McCartney on Thursday, and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne on Friday, along with a replay of the earlier musical appearance by RES.

"The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" has Dwight Yoakam and Nils Lofgren on Wednesday, "And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead" on Thursday and Garbage on Friday.

"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" has Gene Simmons on Thursday and Brandy on Friday.

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