1. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  3. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  5. Brooks Heading Back To The Radio

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Good Ride Cowboy," Brooks' tribute to the late Chris LeDoux, has been chosen as the first single. It will be digitally distributed to country radio stations tomorrow (Oct. 6) at 9 a.m. Anderson Merchandisers has enlisted Nashville-based Lyric Street Records to promote to radio…

  6. Anastasio Sets Track List, Tour Dates

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since Phish's summer 2004 split. As previously reported, the Brendan O'Brien-produced "Shine" is due Nov. 1 as a DualDisc via Columbia. Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since…

  7. Bookmakers Say Geldof, Bono Could Win Nobel Prize

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (Oct. 7), alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms and a peace br Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel…

  8. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  9. Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine really needs is for something to fill all the empty spaces in his raw, yearning tracks -- and what Calexico needs is two firm feet to keep its dusty Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine really needs is for something to fill all…

  10. Lola

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With 'No Strings' attached, Parisian hailing artist fills dancefloors Paris-born Lola is heating up dance floors with the suggestive single, "No Strings," which debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart in the Sept. 3 issue of the magazine. It's…

  11. Vegoose Adds Beck, High-Profile Evening Shows

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The talent pool for the first Vegoose festival continues to grow. Beck, Sleater-Kinney and Devendra Banhart have joined the bill for the Oct. 29-30 event at Las Vegas&…

  12. Yearwood Returns With New Album, Tour

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. Save for a handful of one-off performances and appearances, Trisha Yearwood has not been on the road in three years. That will change this fall with a 27-date tour that will…

  13. Garth Brooks Inks Exclusive Deal With Wal-Mart

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive pact with Wal-Mart, making the retailer and its Sam's Clubs and Walmart.com outlets the only places where his music will be commercially available. The Garth Brooks has signed a multi-year, exclusive pact with Wal-Mart, making the retailer…

  14. Kweli, Arcade Fire Among Vegoose Additions

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) and progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Vegoose festival. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation…

  15. Bluesman 'Little' Milton Dies After Stroke

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell, whose gritty vocals and songwriting recalled B.B. King's rough-edged style, died today (Aug. 4) from a stroke, his record company said. Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell,…

  16. Inaugural Vegoose Fest Solidifies Lineup

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic will head the lineup for the first Vegoose festival, assembled by A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, the organizers behind Bonnaroo. As first tipped here last month, Dave Matthews and Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread…

  17. Iron & Wine/Calexico Book Fall Tour

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A West Coast swing will begin Oct. 15 in Calexico's Tucson, Ariz.-home base, and stretch through Oct. 30 in Austin, Texas. As tipped here in June, Iron & Wine and Calexico have announced dates for the first leg of their collaborative tour. A West Coast swing will begin Oct. 15 in…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  19. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards -- six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott earned six With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV…

  20. Bonnaroo Organizers Head West With Vegoose

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After months of speculation, the producers of the Bonnaroo festival have confirmed they will stage a mega-event in Las Vegas around Halloween. Produced by A.C. Entertainment and Superfly Presents, Veg After months of speculation, the producers of the Bonnaroo festival have confirmed they will…

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