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Badly Drawn Boy New Year Bash/Korn To Record New Material/Kid Rock Hitting The Road/Chemical Brothers Name Album/Suede Rarities Released/More Pumpkins Yet To Come?/Silverchair No Longer Homeless

2000 Mercury Prizewinner and newly crown Gap king Badly Drawn Boy will be headline a New Year's bash in his hometown of Manchester. The Doves will also join in on the fun as well as DJ sets to be spun by the likes of 808 State, Alpinestars and Twisted Nerve head honcho Andy Votel. Twisted Nerve is the label where Badly Drawn Boy got his early start. The gig will go down in the 9,000-capacity Castlefield Arena on December 31st from 7pm until 1am.....Korn are due to head into the studio with Marilyn Manson and Hole producer Michael Beinhorn before the start of the new year to start recording their fifth album......2001 will bring a national tour from Kid Rock, who will be starting the tour off in Greenville, SC, on January 17. Joining the Kid on tour will be Fuel and Buckcherry. The full tour itinerary is expected to be announced in the coming days. This will be Kid Rock's first live performances since the untimely passing of his rapping sidekick Joe C in November......
The Chemical Brothers, fresh off their stellar opening slot at the off-the-hook U2 show last week in New York City, have named their yet unfinished upcoming fourth album Chemical Four. Although no tracks have yet been completed, the Brothers tell us to expect "a lot of percussion." Amazing, that......The UK's favorite Bowie-Smiths amalgamation, Suede (or London Suede in the States, thanks to a lovely DC folk singer) have released an 8-track rarity CD through their fanclub. The Suede Information Service CD includes tracks recorded for Israeli radio in 1997 and includes two live b-sides. Check out for ways to get the CD.......
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that although the band will never play live together again, there may yet be further Pumpkins releases.
Corgan said he will reissue the entire full length catalog, but unreleased work included as bonus tracks. The releases are rumored to be on Corgan's newly formed on-line
label, Constantinople Records......
Aussie rock trio Silverchair, labeless since their departure from Epic Records in October, have signed a deal in North and South America with Atlantic Records. As previously
reported on the Tripwire, the band's work will be released in Australia and New Zealand on their new imprint, Eleven.

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