Apple Launches iTunes For Windows

Apple Launches iTunes For Windows

"This isn't some baby version of iTunes. It's the whole thing," Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said in a presentation in which he demonstrated the new software and service.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years.
New, Live Songs Fill Matchbox's 'EP'

New, Live Songs Fill Matchbox's 'EP'

Five rare tracks join the previously unreleased "Suffer Me" on matchbox twenty's "EP," due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. The release also sports five live cuts ("You're So Real," "Hand Me Down," "Long Day," "Push" and "If You're Gone") taped April 16 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Disturbed, Taproot Wield Live 'Weapon'

Disturbed, Taproot Wield Live 'Weapon'

Disturbed, Taproot, Chevelle and Unloco take center stage on the upcoming Intoxication/Reprise Records release of "Music as a Weapon II," a live CD recorded on the bands' spring tour of that same name. The album will be released Nov. 18 in two versions, a CD and a CD/DVD combo set.
Pearl Jam To Rock California Cancer Benefit

Pearl Jam To Rock California Cancer Benefit

Pearl Jam will play a "mostly acoustic" show Oct. 28 at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, Calif. All proceeds will benefit the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.
Gabriel Seeks Audio Upgrade

Gabriel Seeks Audio Upgrade

Rock icon Peter Gabriel has declared that if he has his way, he will record in only 5.1 surround sound from now on.
B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

B.B. King, Ligeti Win Polar Music Prize

Blues legend B.B. King and Hungarian-born composer Gyorgy Ligeti have each been selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music to receive the prestigious 2004 Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the awards at a May 24 gala in Stockholm.
Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album

Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album

Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam set, "Chicken & Beer." U.S. sales of the album topped 429,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily placing it ahead of OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista), which had a two-week run at the top.
Montreal Fans Riot After Canceled Show

Montreal Fans Riot After Canceled Show

Angered by the cancellation of a punk concert in Montreal, dozens of people smashed windows and overturned cars, setting them ablaze last night (Oct. 14).
Sting Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

Sting Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording Academy, the award acknowledges the artist's accomplishments as a musician, humanitarian and environmental activist.
Former Temptations Singer Sues Group, Label

Former Temptations Singer Sues Group, Label

Former Temptations singer Barrington Henderson yesterday (Oct. 14) sued the famous soul group, its label, Motown Records, and group founder Otis Williams for allegedly failing to pay millions of dollars in royalties owed him, his lawyer said.
Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the forthcoming Vybe Squad/Koch Entertainment soundtrack to the Activision video game "True Crime: Streets of L.A." The songs are featured in the game, which also makes use of vintage rap tracks by the likes of Ice-T and the D.O.C.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Flaming Lips, Bette Midler and Mandy Moore.

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