1. Ghostface Preps New Album, Wu-Tang To Tour

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah has put the finishing touches on his fifth album, "Fishscale," due Feb. 28 via Def Jam. The set is led by the single "Back Like That," which features up-and-com Wu-Tang Clan principal Ghostface Killah has put the finishing touches on…

  2. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  3. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  4. Ray Scott

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Becoming a successful songwriter for others gave this country artist the rare freedom to craft an album on his own terms. Born in the rural farming town of Semora, N.C., Ray Scott was raised on country music. His father, a local musician, taught him to take those country roots seriously, and…

  5. Juliet

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A September residency begins and brings stress, exhilaration and more. September 4 4 am Oh no! A car will be here in 3 hours & I haven’t packed I haven’t packed I haven’t packed one thing. Dream dream dream until the twenty second hour… It’s not the end of the world for today’s debauchery…

  6. Chesney Tunes In His Own 'Radio'

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful career recording songs that mirror his life, a journey he continues on 'The Road and the Radio.' Kenny Chesney has built a highly successful career recording songs that mirror his life. Whether on a Caribbean island or a bus rolling to his…

  7. Henry Rollins / Oct. 20, 2005 / Levittown, N.Y. (Governors Comedy Cabaret)

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be classified as comedy. Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be…

  8. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the section boasts several articles examining…

  9. Costello Commentary Spiffs DVD Retrospective

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello -- The Videos" will arrive Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom via demonVision. A North American release date has not yet been finalized for the Originally expected earlier this year, the DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very…

  10. Phair Unplugs New Songs In New York

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Backed only by guitarist Dino Meneghin, Phair opened with the new song "Table for One" and also played the title track, the single "Everything to Me" and "Closer to You," which didn't make the final c Liz Phair unveiled three tracks from her forthcoming…

  11. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  12. Blind Melon Revisited On Hits/Live Sets

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Blind Melon will be the subject of a "Best of" CD and a live DVD this fall via Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, and will also issue a previously unreleased concert recording to digital do Rock act Blind Melon will be the subject of a "Best of" CD and a live…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1985 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran. It is the first No. 1 hit from a James Bond movie. (Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better 2004 - New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane…

  14. Joplin Manager Chet Helms Dies

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He w Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand Casino Events Center. Proceeds from the show go to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre's Forward Foundation for 2003 - Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand…

  16. Keith Graduates With Honors From 'Honkytonk U'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Toby Keith is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the June 18, 2005, issue of the magazine. The 17-page special section dissects his success, from his chart history, creative success and…

  17. Osbourne Defends Wicked Wisdom's Ozzfest Slot

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will play at this year's Ozzfest, little has been heard about the act or how it landed such a covet Since the news broke in mid-May that Wicked Wisdom, the group fronted by actress Jada…

  18. D12's Bizarre Readies Hip-Hop 'Circus'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo debut, "Hannicap Circus." Due June 28 via Sanctuary, the 17-track set is led by the single "Rockstar" produced by D12 leader Em D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens a franchise of the popular restaurant chain Wahoo's Fish Taco in Norco, Calif. 2003 - Superstar…

  20. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Redwalls, Porcupine Tree

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Redwalls, Porcupine Tree "Blue Orchid" has been chosen as the first single from the White Stripes' upcoming Third Man/V2 studio album, according to a spokesperson. As previously reported , the as-yet-untitled set is due June 14; the single will be…

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