1. Billboard Bits: Company Flow, UB40, Mogwai

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Company Flow, UB40, Mogwai New York-based hip-hop label Definitive Jux has acquired the masters of Company Flow's 1997 album "Funcrusher Plus," originally released on Rawkus. With its minimalist atmosopherics and left-wing politics, the group -- founded by producer El-P…

  2. Brooks Boxed Set Details Revealed

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, will be back in the spotlight later this month with the release of the "Limited Series" boxed set. Country superstar Garth Brooks, who retired from music in 2001, will be back in the spotlight later this month with the…

  3. The Pressure Of Year's End Looms

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The personal ranking the year's best presents more than a quandary for one of our intrepid editors. The year is winding down, which means it's Top 10 season here at Billboard, and I'm starting to get nervous. Here's the deal: Every year, we writers and editors select our…

  4. OZZY OSBOURNE, "Under Cover"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Under Cover" is essentially Disc 4 of this spring's "Prince of Darkness" box set, but for reasons that trouble the imagination, it mercilessly omits the "Born To Be Wild" duet with Miss Piggy. "Under Cover" is essentially Disc 4 of this spring&…

  5. SINEAD O'CONNOR, "Throw Down Your Arms"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Whether you love her for creating some of the most challenging pop music in the last 20 years or hate her for ripping up a picture of the Pope on "Satuday Night Live," you can't say that Sinead O'Conn Whether you love her for creating some of the most challenging pop music…

  6. O.A.R.

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water," says drummer Chris Culos The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water. There is running water which the bus driver fills up at truck stops, but it's not potable. That means it's…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Madonna and top 40 radio with readers. 'HUNG UP' ON THE DANCE CHART Dear Fred, Madonna just scored her 34th No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart. Is this a record for being a solo artist with the most No. 1s on any Billboard chart? Who has the record for the most No…

  8. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, LaMontagne

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, Sergio Mendes, Ray LaMontagne Kraftwerk's recent run of live shows will he chronicled on the DVD "Minimum-Maximum," which shares its name with a double-disc live album released earlier this year via Astralwerks. Due Dec. 6, the DVD replicates that project&…

  10. Alabama Boxed For Anniversary Collection

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alabama, one of the world's most popular country music acts, will be anthologized on an upcoming three-disc box set. Alabama, one of the world's most popular country music acts, will be anthologized on an upcoming three-disc box set. Due Jan. 31 via RCA/Legacy, "Livin'…

  11. Chart Beat

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye's 'Gold Digger' continues to make its mark, Madonna's 'Hung Up' keeps Madonna on the dance floor, plus Brown, Fogerty, Hayes and Ray J. 'GOLD' RUSH CONTINUES: Chris Brown will have to be patient for at least one more week. His first chart entry on…

  12. 'Dead Man Walking' Reborn With Live DVD

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the 1996 soundtrack to the film "Dead Man Walking." The new edition features a previously unreleased studio version of "Dead Ma Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the…

  13. Kiss' Stanley Readies Second Solo Set

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kiss may not be planning on hitting the recording studio any time soon, but vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley is heading down the solo route. Kiss may not be planning on hitting the recording studio any time soon, but vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley is heading down the solo route. As first…

  14. Mike Peters

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is great when the unexpected happens and expectations are met and exceed. Let's do it... Thursday 27th October-Portsmouth Arrived at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms around 4:30 p.m. Spent the remainder of the afternoon in the dressing room working on the Alarm b-side songs. Managed to…

  15. Underworld Unleashing New Material Online

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The idea is to give us the chance to stretch out into areas we have only been able to touch on with traditional album releases," the group said. Pioneering electronica/dance act Underworld has begun selling new music via its official online store . Dubbed the Riverrun Project, the…

  16. Kiss Keeps Rocking With Live DVD

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up clad rock icons Kiss will on Dec. 13 release a double-disc concert DVD, "Rock the Nation Live!," via Image Entertainment. Although there are countless Kiss home videos and DVDs on the market, Make-up clad rock icons Kiss will on Dec. 13 release a double-disc concert DVD, …

  17. AMAs Add Star Collaborations

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Four musical pairings have been added to the performance roster for the American Music Awards, which will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los Angeles. Four musical pairings have been added to the performance roster for the American Music Awards, which will air live Nov. 22 on ABC from Los…

  18. New Order Gathers Up 'Singles'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rhino will on Dec. 6 release a double-disc collection of New Order's "Singles," touted as the first career-spanning album featuring this material in chronological order. Rhino will on Dec. 6 release a double-disc collection of New Order's "Singles," touted as the…

  19. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." The balance of Lennon's solo work will ar John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the…

  20. Ask Billboard

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Delta Goodrem, FeFe Dobson and Prince. WHEN WILL DELTA DAWN? Keith, Can you please help me find information on Delta Goodrem, I saw her perform on the World Music Awards broadcast and I instantly fell in love with her talents. But with the U.S. release…

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