The following is the Intelligence Chemical Brothers News archive for 2002. See also the 2003 archive, the 2001 archive or the history section. For current 2004 news, go to the intelligence home page. Alternatively search Planet Dust.

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DECEMBER 2002

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intelligence report 13.12.2002     Chems to play Manchester club night
The Chemical Brothers are to play Bugged Out! in Manchester in early February. Tom and Ed are to appear at the Sankeys Soap venue in Manchester on February 7. It's been four years since The Chemical Brothers last played Bugged Out! in Manchester.
intelligence report 11.12.2002     "Glint" Night only three days away!
With only three days to go to their much anticipated "Glint" club night in Turnmills, Ed Simons from The Chemical Brothers tells Planet Dust to expect new material. Ed tells us the Chems will play a four hour set, and they have some rough original tracks and an edit to play for the occasion. Ed goes on to tell us the Chems are going to play "Buzz Tracks", Star Guitar", "Chemical Beats" and their remix of the Manic's "Everything Must Go".
NOVEMBER 2002

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intelligence report 06.11.2002     Slant Magazine Greatest Electronic Albums
"Exit Planet Dust" and "Dig Your Own Hole" have been included in Slant Magazine's Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century. Read more about the inclusion here.
intelligence report 01.11.2002     Chemical Brothers to headline one-off Christmas Club Night
The Chemical Brothers are to headline a special one-off club night at Turnmills, London, UK, by playing a five hour DJ set. Turnmills is the home of The Chems famous old Heavenly Social residency. The event will be part of the occasional Glint series of club nights. The Chemical Brothers will be spinning discs in Room One in Turnmills on December 14th 2002. Nathan Detroit will also share the decks on the night. Room Two is headlined by Justin Robertson, supported by Moonbots. Room Three will feature Vegetable Vision, who are long time Chemical Brothers visual effects contributors. 

According to a Turnmills statement the night will be a festive celebration, and hint broadly that they will be playing "some new stuff". It is unclear whether they are referring to material of their own, but they are understood to have been working on new songs according to the NME. The statement reads: "Were treating it as our Christmas party and its at a venue we love, with a line-up of our favourite DJs on board for the night. Were really looking forward to playing some new stuff and getting stuck in."

According to the Chems' official website "If previous Glint's are anything to go by, it is likely that those attending will also be treated to early airings of Chemical Brothers' 'work-in-progress'."

Glint was created as a chance to do something different from the usual two hour club set. Tom and Ed promoted the parties themselves and held them in the basement of a West London tapas bar which had been decked-out for the night with a strobe light, dry-ice machine and bass bins. This time around, the idea is to do the same thing but on a slightly grander scale in the much larger basement that is Turnmills - East London institution and for the band, scene of many a lost weekend during the Social reign in the late '90's.

The event, which runs from 10pm until 5.30am, is the latest in the series of Glint evenings which Tom and Ed Chemical have promoted and it is also being used to raise awareness of the new appeal for the Barts Cancer Centre Of Excellence, based in Farringdon in London, close to Turnmills. More information about the appeal, which aims to create a state-of-the-art breast cancer screening and diagnostic centre, can be found at http://www.bartscancercentre.org/

More information about Vegetable Vision can be found here in Planet Dust features.

SEPTEMBER 2002

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intelligence report 24.09.2002     New US-only EP to be released
American EP The Chemical Brothers are to release a seven track US-only EP in November. The EP will be called "American EP", and will feature rare and unreleased mixes from the "Come With Us" album. It will feature 5 audio tracks and 2 enhanced video tracks. Three of the tracks are previously unreleased including a new mix of "Star Guitar", a rare remix of "Hoops" (entitled "Electronic Battle Weapon 6") and a live track (the hybrid of "Star Guitar" and New Order's "Temptation"). Also included is the "Come With Us (H Foundation Mix)" making its debut appearance on CD, the B-side H.I.A. and the award winning videos for "The Test" and "Star Guitar". Tracklisting:

1. Star Guitar (Trisco LA Funk Dub)
2. HIA
3. Come With Us (H Foundation Remix)
4. Electronic Battle Weapon 6
5. Temptation/Star Guitar (Live from Brixton Academy)
6. Star Guitar video
7. The Test video

The EP will be released in North America on November 19th 2002.

intelligence report 14.09.2002     CMJ Music Marathon 2002
Astralwerks have announced an event during this years CMJ conference in New York. Astralwerks along with CMJ and Phillips will present the closing night party for the 4-day music conference. The event will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday November 2nd and will be headlined by The Chemical Brothers in their final US appearance in support of Come With Us.

Also on the line up will be Simian doing their mobile disco Dj set up, Erlend Oye of Kings of Convenience (singing DJ set), and the US premier of Audio Bullys (DJ).
AUGUST 2002

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intelligence report 21.08.2002     Chemical Brothers Prepare for new album & new production opportunities
After finishing their world tour, The Chemical Brothers are heading back to the studio to begin work on a new album. Although the group has worked with famous artists in the past, including members of Oasis, New Order and the Verve, they are considering using unknown vocalists for their new project.

Meanwhile, the duo is considering two production opportunities, one with Blur and the other with Jeff Beck. The Chemical Brothers are the latest in a string of acts to be linked to the Blur recordings, after Fatboy Slim was recently rumoured to be set to work with Damon Albarn and co.

Speaking to Rolling Stone in the US about their plans for the future and the follow-up to this year's 'Come With Us', Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands dropped a big hint about Blur. Ed Simons explained: "They want us to listen to some music they're making with the possibility of producing or co-producing with them". Speaking about their plans for new recordings, Simons suggested the Chemical Brothers were keen to move away from working with established music heroes and introduce some fresh talent to the world. "I think it'd be great to find someone - to get someone strange out of Rough Trade Records and pursue it from there rather than work with these big iconic figures", suggested Simons. "I loved working with Richard Ashcroft, Noel Gallagher and Bernard Sumner, but it'd just be cool to do someone people have never heard of".

intelligence report 01.08.2002     Chemical Brothers late addition to bill of V2002
The Chemical Brothers are to replace Travis as the headline act for V2002 on 17 August.

Travis have been forced to cancel their headline slot on the V stage after drummer Neil Primrose injured his spine. Festival organiser Bob Angus says V2002 moved as quickly as possible to ensure the quality of the programme did not drop and a further big act is now to be announced on August 2.

"Following their hugely acclaimed performance at T In The Park in front of 55,000 people the Chemical Brothers have switched to headline the V Stage in place of Travis." says Angus. "We have acted quickly to rework the bill to ensure that V-goers will still get a fantastic line up."

 
MAY 2002

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intelligence report 23.05.2002     Extra Summer Tour Dates Added
The Chemical Brothers have announced a series of extra live dates mainly in Europe, but also Asia, to add to their current Summer schedule. Many of these extra dates are at festivals. The extra summer dates are listed below, for a full list of summer concert appearances, go to Planet Dust Live.

Saturday 15th June - Italy Imola
Thursday 20th June - Finland Rentarock
Saturday 29th June - Switzerland St Gallen
Sunday 30th June - Austria Vienna @Spark7.com
Tuesday 2nd July - Poland Warsaw
Thursday 4th July - Czech Rep Prague
Saturday 6th July - France Eurockennes
Sunday 7th July - Italy Torino
Thursday 25th July - Hong Kong HKCEC
Saturday 27th July - Japan Fuji
Friday 2nd August - Portugal Musica No Coracao
Sunday 4th August- Spain Benicassim
Friday 16th August - Germany Bizarre
intelligence report 04.05.2002     New Single For The Summer?
According to MTV News, The Chemical Brothers wish to go back into the studio shortly to record a new single. Tom and Ed have been working on developing some new material live, on their recent world tour, and now want to go into the studio and record it. Planet Dust can confirm that The Chems have already booked studio time in the Miloco studios, where the "Come With Us" album was recorded. 

The Chems will more than likely try to release it in time for the Ibiza season. Tom Rowlands told MTV Playing live is good because it shows you what people react to, what works. Our music is very energetic. It's made to be listened to by a lot of people. Sometimes it just reminds you of the certain power."

Tom and Ed are also interested in producing an album for another artist, although the "right one" has not yet cropped up. According to Ed "We would have to find an artist who we're really excited about so there would be a point to it. I'm very intrigued to hear this Fatboy Slim / Blur thing. I can't imagine what it will sound like."

Tom and Ed recently produced Beth Orton's "Daybreaker" track from her new album, and New Order's fantastic "Here To Stay" single.

APRIL 2002

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intelligence report 28.04.2002     "Come With Us / The Test" Enters UK Top 40
The latest Chemical Brothers single, the double-A sided "Come With Us / The Test" has made its debut in the UK singles chart at Number 14. The Sugababes topped the chart with "Freak Like Me". Their two previous singles, "Star Guitar" and "It Began In Afrika" both reached Number 8.
intelligence report 12.04.2002     New Chemical Brothers Album in Pipeline / Beth Orton album
The Chemical Brothers are planning to release an album of b-sides and remixes. According to the NME "The duo have been doing remixes for artists since 1993, and in the last nine years have amassed a large selection of rare tracks and B-sides. Speaking in a recent webchat, group member Tom Rowlands said that a compilation will be released either later this year or in 2003. He commented: "We're definitely going to do it at some stage because the body of music we have collected over the years is really good. It would be such a cool thing to have for a party or in your car, or just to listen to all these pieces of music put together. So yeah, either this year or next year watch this space."

Also according to the NME, Beth Orton, whom has performed vocals on three Chemical Brothers albums in the past, has recruited the Chems on her new album, called "Daybreaker". The album is due out in late July, and the Chems provide the instrumentation on the title track.
intelligence report 11.04.2002     Irish & French gigs announced plus Revised "Come With Us / The Test" Tracklisting.
The Chemical Brothers will play the Witnness festival in Ireland In July, along with headliners Oasis, and also Mercury Rev, Groove Armada and Badly Drawn Boy. Tickets go on sale on 27th April.

The Chemical Brothers have also announced they will play a gig in Paris in July, with Fatboy Slim supporting. Details are as follows (thanks Stargoet!):

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS LIVE IN BERCY
8, Bd de Bercy 75012 PARIS
05/07/2002 20h00.
WARM UP: FATBOY SLIM
Disponible de 36,00 Euro 40,50 Euro

BUY TICKETS www.ticketnet.fr

The tracklisting originally listed on Planet Dust for the "Come With Us" CD single has been revised for the final release, to include "The Test". The revised tracklisting is as follows (12" and DVD remain the same):

CD:
01 Come With Us (Radio Edit)
02 The Test Featuring Richard Ashcroft
03 Come With Us (Fatboy Slim Remix)

Single goes on release on April 22nd.

MARCH 2002

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intelligence report 31.03.2002     Two More Tour Dates Added
The Chemical BrothersThe Chemical Brothers will play Plaza Toreo in Mexico City on Tuesday April 30th as part of their 2002 World Tour. 

The Chems have also been confirmed for the V2002 festival in August. They will play at the Hylands Park in Chelmsford venue on Saturday August 17th, and the following night, Sunday August 18th, at Weston Park Stafford. Other acts confimed include Groove Armada, Primal Scream, Supergrass and Badly Drawn Boy.

For more information on the V2002 festival, visit the official site.

intelligence report 17.03.2002     More World Tour dates confirmed
The Chemical Brothers have announced additional tour dates for their Spring/Summer World Tour, including some festivals. The extra dates are as follows:

Wednesday, April 17th - Montreal, Metropolis
Thursday 13th June
- Sweden Hultsfred festival
Tuesday 18th June - Greece Gimme Shelter '02
Saturday 22nd June - England Gatecrasher festival
Thursday 27th June - Denmark Roskilde festival
Friday 28th June - Belgium Werchter festival
Saturday 13th July - Scotland T in the Park festival

Go to Planet Dust Live for complete tour schedule.

intelligence report 10.03.2002     Chems to play T In The Park / Japan, Australia & NZ Tour / The Test
The Chemical Brothers to play T In The Park, Scotland, 2002T In The ParkThe Chemical Brothers are to headline this years T In The Park festival along with the Foo Fighters. The annual event takes place in Balado, Perthshire, Scotland, on July 13th & 14th. The event last year attracted 100,000 festival goers.

The Chemical Brothers have also completed their first series of concerts in Japan, Australia and New Zealand as part of their 2002 World Tour. The setlists have been a mixture of old and new tunes, and was similar throughout the venues. The setlist from Brisbane, Australia, on Monday 4th March, was as follows (may not be exact order):

Come With Us
Music : Response
Block Rockin' Beats
Song To The Siren
It Began In Afrika
The Sunshine Underground
Under The Influence
Out Of Control
Star Guitar
Hey Girl Hey Boy
Hoops
Setting Sun
The Test
Leave Home
The Private Psychedelic Reel
(thanks Liam!)

Come With Us Single"The Test" may now also appear on the "Come With Us" single, to be released on April 15th, as a double A sided single. More details of revised tracklisting as it becomes available.

intelligence report 04.03.2002     "The Private Psychedelic Reel" voted Best Chemical Brothers Track Ever
"The Private Psychedelic Reel" was voted the best Chemical Brothers track of all time by visitors to the www.planet-dust.laserjay.net website. Visitors to the site voted in the poll over the course of January and February, and chose from a list of four tracks. "Life Is Sweet", "The Sunshine Underground" and "Morning Lemon" were also on the shortlist. 

The four tracks had been whittled down over the preceding four months from every Chems track ever released. Back in September 2001, visitors to the site voted for the best track on "Exit Planet Dust", which turned out to be "Life Is Sweet". In October, "The Private Psychedelic Reel" was chosen as the best track on "Dig Your Own Hole". November saw "The Sunshine Underground" top the "Surrender" poll. Finally in December, fans voted for the best non-album Chems track, which turned out to be "Morning Lemon".

The final poll was extended to be open for two months. "The Private Psychedelic Reel" received 44% of the vote. "The Sunshine Underground" was second, but quite a bit behind, at 22%. "Morning Lemon" took 19% of the vote, and "Life Is Sweet" 16%.

While the quest to find the best Chemical Brothers track ever is now over, the Planet Dust polls continue. The March 2002 poll looks at what the best Chems video ever made is. To vote, go to Planet Dust Poll.

intelligence report 03.03.2002     "Come With Us" To be Released As Single in April
"Come With Us" will be released as a single on April 15th. It will be the third single from the album of the same title, following "It Began In Afrika" and "Star Guitar". Like "Star Guitar", it will be also released on DVD. The tracklistings are below, click on a track title to hear a 60 second sample from that track (Windows Media Player Required).

CD (CHEMSD15):
1 - Come With Us (Radio Edit)
2 - H.I.A.
3 - Come With Us (Fatboy Slim Remix)

12":
1 - Come With Us
2 - Come With Us (Fatboy Slim Remix)
3 - H.I.A.

DVD (CHEMSDVD15):
1 - Come With Us (video)
2 - Come With Us (original mix)
3 - Come With Us (H-Foundation Remix)
4 - The Test (excerpt) 
5 - Hey Boy Hey Girl (live excerpt)

intelligence report 01.03.2002     Chemical Brothers to headline Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem
The Chemical Brothers will headline this year's Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem, to be held in Turweston Aerodrome, UK, on June 22nd 2002. Sasha, Groove Armada, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Paul Van Dyk and John Digweed are among the other names which will be appearing at the event. For more information and full line up, check Gatecrasher's website, or the web flyer

FEBRUARY 2002

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intelligence report 27.02.2002     "Come With Us" FBS Remix Now Available for Streaming on Planet Dust
The Fatboy Slim remix of "Come With Us", the title track on the latest Chemical Brothers album, is now available on Planet Dust, as a 60 second streaming audio sample. To hear the sample, click here (Windows Media Player required).

H-Foundation have also remixed the track, sample available on Planet Dust soon.

intelligence report 23.02.2002     North American Tour Dates Announced
The Chemical Brothers have announced the first series of North American tour dates. Support with comes from some of the world's premier league DJ's, including John Digweed and Paul Oakenfold. As previously reported in Planet Dust, the Chems will once again play the Coachella festival. The new dates are as follows, with support :

April 15 Washington, DC Nation (w/ Pete Tong)
April 16 New York Hammerstein Ballroom (w/ Pete Tong)
April 19 Toronto Hershey Center (w/ Paul Oakenfold)
April 22 Austin Austin Music Hall (w/ James Holroyd)
April 24 Phoenix Web Theater (w/ Sasha & Digweed)
April 26 San Francisco Cow Palace (w/ Paul Oakenfold & Sasha & Digweed)
April 27 Indio, CA Coachella Festival (@ Empire Polo Fields)

Astralwerks, the Chems US record label, will have internet presale tickets going on sale on Wednesday next, February 27th. For more details, go to http://www.astralwerks.com/chemical/latest/na_tour.html. For a full listing of the 2002 World Tour Dates which have been confirmed so far, go to Planet Dust Live. More North American tour dates are pending, keep an eye on planet-dust.laserjay.net

intelligence report 20.02.2002     Fatboy Slim Remixes "Come With Us"
Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, has remixed the title track from the current Chemical Brothers album "Come With Us". The track has received some airplay on BBC Radio 1. It is not yet known when the remix will see a proper release. To hear a short sample of the remix, click here to listen to a Real Audio sample of the track, from BBC Radio 1.
intelligence report 05.02.2002     "Come With Us" Tops UK Charts / Blade 2 Soundtrack / Coachella 2002
The new Chemical Brothers album, "Come With Us" has debuted in the UK album charts at Number One, selling over 100,000 copies in the first week of its release.

As previously reported in Planet Dust, the b-side to "It Began In Afrika", called "Hot Acid Rhythm", is being reworked with a vocal from US rap star Eve. The track is now set to appear on the soundtrack to the Blade 2 film, which stars Wesley Snipes. Also on the soundtrack will be collaborations between Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold and also Mos Def and Gorillaz.

The 2002 Coachella Festival, a US dance music festival, will be taking place this year on April 27th. The Chemical Brothers are rumoured to be headlining the event with a live performance.

JANUARY 2002

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intelligence report 29.01.2002     Chemical Brothers Vs New Order Single / "Come With Us" Looking Good for Number 1 / Extra Live Dates
New OrderAs previously reported in Planet Dust intelligence last October, the collaboration between The Chemical Brothers and New Order, entitled "Here To Stay", will be released as the next New Order single later in the Spring. The track will also be part of the soundtrack to the "24 Hour party People" film about Manchester club The Hacienda, according to the NME.

The Chemical Brothers are very likely to be Number 1 in the UK album charts come next Sunday, with their new album, "Come With Us". It is currently selling almost double the amount of copies of the next highest seller this week, "Just Enough Education To Perform", from the Stereophonics. 

Some extra tour dates in Japan, Australia & US confirmed today, see Live section for complete tour dates:
Thursday, February 21st - Tokyo Blitz
Friday, February 22nd -
Tokyo Blitz
Saturday, February 23rd -
Tokyo Blitz
Wednesday, February 27th - Osaka Zepp
Thursday, March 7th - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Sunday, March 17th - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York

intelligence report 28.01.2002     The Chemical Brothers Launch "Come With Us"
The Chemical Brothers have released their fourth studio album, entitled "Come With Us".

On Friday night last, January 25th, The Chemical Brothers attended one of the two official launch parties, in Barcelona, Spain. David Vidal was there, and submitted this review to Planet Dust:

I was surprised with this presentation and how the Chems choose only Paris and Barcelona for this "Come With Us" launch party. The event was only for press and also around 250 people who got tickets through local radio stations winning some competitions. So it was not really difficult to got in if you worked it out well.

The Chemical Brothers - Barcelona, Spain - January 2002 During the day Tom & Ed offered several interviews to the press. The venue opened at 9:15 pm in "La Paloma";  a huge and beautiful club inspired by the dance halls of the Spain of the 60s. A DJ (no idea who he was) started to spin some phat tracks, while some waiters offered free (yes, free!) champagne to all the attendees!
The Chemical Brothers came on at 10:20pm. The crowd went mad. It was the first time that Tom & Ed have  spun in Spain (with the exception of the  Benicassim Festival). My surprise was to see that weren't any security people. Tom and Ed were accessible to all, it was easy to go near the decks and say something to them or just to get a record signed. Tom and Ed were very receptive, and they did not mind stopping to sign discs and to salute whatever who approached the decks, they had no pretensions, were really down to Earth.

The set was really different of any I've listen before, and probably the best of all. They started with "Come with US",  followed by "Song to the Siren". From the forthcoming LP they just played this first track, along with "Star Guitar",  and a darker and harder version of "It Began In Africa", mixed with Underworld's "Kittens". They didn't play many of their own records after that, just "Studio K", Fatboy's "Song for Shelter" remix and "Hey Girl Hey Boy". Another surprise came near the end of the set, when the earlier version of "Hey Girl Hey Boy" started to sound followed by the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper", just exactly as in the Anti- Nazi mix! Chems played tons of old and good stuff like Micronauts, DBX, Orbital, Emmanuel Top "Lobotomie", FC Kahuna, and lots more (I would pay for that set tracklist!!!).  At 12:30am the Chems finished the set with "Hey Girl Hey Boy", after more than two hours of a set.

All these old tracks,  felt like a 95 Chem's set, along with the special atmosphere that was present there, contributed to a magical night for many of the people there!

After that some DJ's mixed good breakbeat and deep-house tracks till' 6am, but I was really tired, so it was time to come back home!

(Thanks to David Vidal / sonorate.com for report & images)

intelligence report 23.01.2002     Chemical Brothers to appear on XFM
The Chemical Brothers will appear on Tim Lovejoy's show on the UK's XFM on Wednesday 30th January 2002, between 6pm and 8pm. Fans from outside the UK can listen in via the web, by clicking on the "listen live" link at www.xfm.co.uk

Also, on Friday, January 25th, The Chemical Brothers will be officially launching the "Come With Us" album in Barcelona, Spain. The Chemical Brothers will also be DJ'ing on the night as part of the launch. However, it appears that the event is only for the press.

intelligence report 21.01.2002     "Star Guitar" Debuts at Number 8 in UK Singles Chart
"Star Guitar" has entered the UK singles chart at Number 8, equaling the performance of previous single "It Began In Afrika". "Star Guitar" is the sixth top ten hit for The Chemical Brothers in the UK.
intelligence report 12.01.2002     Muzik Lists "Exit Planet Dust" As 2nd Best Dance Album of All Time
Muzik, the UK dance music magazine has named "Exit Planet Dust" from The Chemical Brothers as the second best dance album of all time. The Top 50 Best Dance Albums ever released was compiled by Muzik's writers, and is published in this months magazine. DJ Shadow's seminal "Entroducing" topped the chart, with Orbital's Brown album at Number 3. Read the article about "Exit Planet Dust" here. The Top 20 is as follows:

1. DJ Shadow - 'Endtroducing' (1996)
2. Chemical Brothers - 'Exit Planet Dust' (1995)
3. Orbital - 'Untitled (The Brown Album) (1993)
4. Primal Scream - 'Screamadelica (1991)
5. BT - 'Ima (1995)
6. LFO - 'Frequencies (1991)
7. The Orb - 'Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld' (1991)
8. Daft Punk - 'Homework' (1997)
9. Kraftwerk - 'Trans-Europe Express' (1977)
10. Underworld - 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' (1993)
11. Soul II Soul - 'Club Classics Volume One' (1988)
12. Aphex Twin - 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92' (1992)
13. KLF - 'The White Room' (1991)
14. Massive Attack - 'Blue Lines' (1991)
15. The Future Sound Of London - 'Accelerator' (1991)
16. Soft Cell - 'Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret' (1981)
17. Nicolette - 'Let Nobody Live Rent Free In Your Head' (1996)
18. Air - 'Moon Safari' (1998)
19. Public Enemy - 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back' (1998)
20. Happy Mondays - 'Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches' 

intelligence report 10.01.2002     NME Review "Star Guitar" single
The NME have reviewed "Star Guitar. Full text is as follows:

The other one and Dougal are back. While their short spell at the vanguard of the movement they called 'indie-dance' may have long since drawn to a close, the Chemicals remain fiercely committed to making dance records for people whose idea of a club is something wrapped in chocolate with raisins in it. Snobbish abuse aside, 'Star Guitar' actually isn't all that bad. It goes up, up, up, wiiinnnddddsss dooooowwwwnnnnn dramatically and gradually develops into the sort of blissful Balearic bobbins Paul Oakenfold used to slap on to the wrong side of rubbish indie records in the early 1990s. They won't thank us for this, but it's really, really nice.

intelligence report 09.01.2002     More Details of Amsterdam gig announced, plus Japanese live dates
It has turned out that the Chemical Brothers gig set for March 30th at the Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam will not be just the Chemical Brothers. The Chems show will form part of a larger bill.  Club Risk and Mojo have organized the first edition of "Supreme" in the Heineken-Music-Hall. The line-up will be:

- The Chemical Brothers
- DJ Roog
- DJ Erick-E
- REMY
- Richard
- Eric De Man
- Jack De Marseille (dj from France)

tickets  will be 35; More info soon on www.supremeonline.nl and www.mojo.nl. Official flyer for the event is pictured on the right, both front and back.

The Chemical Brothers have also announced extra dates on their forthcoming World Tour to promote the "Come With Us" album. The extra dates in Japan are as follows:

Sunday February 24th - Tokyo NK Hall
Tuesday February 26th - Osaka Zepp

intelligence report 03.01.2002 Chemical Brothers Ultimate DJ Set & Johnny Moy to tour with Chems
The Chemical Brothers will reveal their ultimate DJ set for MTV Dance's Ultimate Set program in February. The show will broadcast on MTV Dance on Thursday 21st February 2002, where the Chems will discuss the tunes which have influenced them. The premise of the show is for the guests to imagine they are playing to a crowd of 100,000 clubbers and to construct their ultimate set accordingly (report from clubbing.com ).

Johnny Moy, the Irish DJ, will tour with the Chemical Brothers this coming Spring, on their forthcoming world tour (dates previously reported on Planet Dust intelligence). Moy will be the Chems support DJ, as he was in the past during the "Surrender" tour.