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"Everybody's gone surfin'," is a line from an old Beach Boys' song, but these days music fans can catch a (sound) wave on the Internet.

The Net has become a haven of chat rooms, downloads, streaming videos and the latest dope on boy bands, rappers and teen queens.

Now for a look at some sites to surf during the coming week.

Any new album by U2 is an event and the Irish band gives fans a taste of its upcoming release on the Internet.

"All That You Can't Leave Behind" comes out Oct. 31. It's the first U2 studio album in nearly three years and the 10th of the band's career, which stretches back to the early '80s.

The band will release the first single from the album, "Beautiful Day," on Oct. 9. It's available for download at the band's Web site: U2.com. Also on display is part of a video for the song and its lyrics, as well as information about the CD and the band.

MTV.com, as usual, is jammed with music stories and interviews. Nelly, a rapper from St. Louis, is one of the hottest record acts at the moment with his CD "Country Grammar." He talks about his jump into the movies in an MTV interview. Nelly will appear in the film "Snipes,'' scheduled to start shooting next month.

Other audio interviews on the site include boy band 98 Degrees and rapper LL Cool J. Mr. J calls himself "the greatest of all time," and will tell fans why during a chat at 9 p.m. Monday at Vibe magazine online at vibe.com

Toronto rockers the Tragically Hip have a huge following in Buffalo. The Hip comes to town on Dec. 20 for a gig at the HSBC Arena. Those who want to see what a Hip gig looks like can check out BootlegTV.com.

Lead singer Gord Downie and the Hip offer a rocking version of "Something On," from a recent concert in Canada.

Teen queen singing act Innosense will hold an Internet chat at 8 p.m. Tuesday at PlanetHollywood.com. These five young ladies are managed by Lynn Harless, who just happens to be the mother of Justin Timberlake of 'N Sync.

Innosense offers the usual blend of harmony and R&B with plenty of hip-shaking dance moves. The group releases a new album later this month.

Baby boomers first encountered Michelle Phillips when she sang with the Mamas and Papas. She was the stunning blond who teamed with Cass Elliot as the female duo of the group. John Phillips, her ex-husband, and Denny Doherty supplied the male vocals. The group scored such hits as "California Dreamin" and "Monday, Monday."

Michelle Phillips went on to a successful acting career, appearing in such TV series as "Knots Landing" "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Providence." She will talk to fans at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yahoo.com chat site.

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