1. JOHN LENNON: All I Want Is the Truth

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his aunt's admonition, learning to make a living out of his guitar was the theme of John Lennon's life, and Partridge does a masterful job of placing Lennon's music in the context of his times "The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a…

  2. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. "Numbers From…

  3. Billboard Bits: Blige, Lunch Box Auction, 'Nashville Star'

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Mary J. Blige, a celebrity artwork lunch box auction and 'Nashville Star' auditions. Mary J. Blige has recorded a cover of the James Taylor song "Your Smiling Face" for the Crest Healthy Smiles oral health awareness campaign. The program finds the company…

  4. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  5. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Whitney Houston's publicist announces that, contrary to the flood of rumors, Houston has not died from a drug overdose. Houston performed in New York City Sept. 7, as part of Michael Jac 2004 - Italian singer Giuni Russo dies after a long illness. She is 53.…

  7. Hot Product

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rolling Stones Still Rolling When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his house in France, Keith Richards had a simple retort. "I said to Mick, 'Listen, once upon a time, we cut a record in the South of France in my house, and it's called "…

  8. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid-Nite Hour" is led by the singles "…

  9. Stones Talk With Keef

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A Bigger Bang," is due Sept. 6 via Virgin. The band's iconic frontman, Mick Jagger, and guitarist, Keith Richards, talked to Billboard first abo The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years, "A…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  11. Stones Strip Down, Have A Laugh On New Album

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his house in France, Keith Richards had a simple retort. "I said to Mick, 'Listen, once upon a time, we cut a record in the So When Mick Jagger had qualms about recording a new Rolling Stones album at his…

  12. Top Acts Recharge Sly & The Family Stone Classics

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots and the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am have recorded new music that has been combined with master tapes from Sly & the Family Stone to create the mate Janet Jackson, OutKast's Big Boi, Moby, the Roots, Maroon 5 and the Black…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1982 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor. The song is the theme from the film "Rocky III."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  15. Garcia Projects Remembered On Concert Sets

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a Grateful Dead live set already in the pipeline, Rhino is readying a live album and DVD, each chronicling side projects helmed by the band's late leader, Jerry Garcia. In addition to a Grateful Dead live set already in the pipeline, Rhino is readying a live album and DVD,…

  16. Run-D.M.C. Refurbishes Classic Albums

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rap trio Run-D.M.C.'s first four studio albums will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 5 via Arista/Profile/Legacy, Billboard.com has learned. Legendary rap trio Run-D.M.C.'s first four studio albums will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 5 via Arista/Profile/Legacy,…

  17. Public Enemy Added To 'Hellfest' Bill

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New Jersey festival that will boast 188 acts, most of which fall in the category of heavy rock music. Legendary rap act Public Enemy has joined the extensive lineup for Hellfest 2K5, a three-day New…

  18. 27TunesOnTV

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 27-July 3, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 27 "Eminem's Making the Ass," |MTV2 Featured artist: Eminem ("Ass Like That"). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Billy Corgan. "VH1 All…

  19. Billboard Bits: Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Autolux, The Darkness, Bruce Hornsby Rock trio Autolux has been chosen as the opening act for Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age's fall North American tour. As previously reported , the outing will begin Sept. 16 in San Diego and has dates on tap through Nov. 3 in New…

  20. Go-Go Godfather Brown Gets Heritage Fellowship

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chuck Brown, the still-active "Godfather of Go-Go," was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship yesterday (June 14), the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Chuck Brown, the still-active "Godfather of Go-Go," was awarded a National Heritage…

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