1. Motley Crue Extends Tour Into 2006

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having racked up an improbably successful reunion tour this year, Motley Crue is heading back on the road in 2006. Having racked up an improbably successful reunion tour this year, Motley Crue is heading back on the road in 2006. The hard rock quartet will close out the year with a Dec. 31…

  2. Nintendo Fusion Tour / Nov. 9, 2005 / Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With their fast-paced, hooky songs, non-threatening good looks, and coordinated thrift store wardrobes, the acts of Nintendo Fusion have a savvy understanding of their core demographic that's appropri Say what you will about the artistic or commercial merits of Lollapalooza's Golden…

  3. Sshh!: The Strokes Planning Secret Club Shows

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the Jan. 3 release of their third RCA album, "First Impressions of Earth," draws near, the Strokes are about to set off on a worldwide promo tour that will feature secret club shows in several citi As the Jan. 3 release of their third RCA album, " First Impressions of Earth …

  4. Madonna Confesses

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Her latest studio album due, Madonna sits with Billboard to discuss its content and controversy and more. Madonna is among your busier superstars. On Nov. 15, Warner Bros. will release her latest studio album, "Confessions on a Dance Floor," an upbeat, disco-savvy set that may bring…

  5. Martina McBride Schedules 2006 Tour

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride will support her latest album with a U.S. tour set to open Jan. 13 in State College, Pa. Martina McBride will support her latest album with a U.S. tour set to open Jan. 13 in State College, Pa. The run, which has 25 confirmed dates through an April 29 show in Baltimore, will…

  6. Beasties Cull Fan Footage For Documentary

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST ThinkFilm has nabbed worldwide rights to "Awesome: I F***in' Shot That," a kaleidoscopic Beastie Boys concert documentary shot mainly by 50 fans on hand-held Hi8 cameras at New York's Madison Square G ThinkFilm has nabbed worldwide rights to "Awesome: I F***in'…

  7. Anastasio Takes A 'Shine' To Solo Career

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new album and the new career chapter he's begun. Slightly hoarse from a day of talking to the press, he laughs freque On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new…

  8. Billboard Bits: R. Kelly, Tyrese, Slipknot

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on R. Kelly, Tyrese, Slipknot R&B superstar R. Kelly has written 22 chapters for his ongoing musical saga, "Trapped in the Closet," he said Wednesday backstage at BET's 25th anniversary concert in Los Angeles. As previously reported , the first 12 installments are…

  9. Cole Covering Fiona, Neil Young On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Expected in the first half of next year…

  10. Mike Peters

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the tour nears its end, camaraderie among the Dead Men is excellent, as are the shows. Thursday 20th October-Birmingham Spent the day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Arrived at venue around 4:30 p.m. My friend Keith Birtschin who is a coach with Birmingham City Football Club came over to have a…

  11. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  12. Refused And The 'Punk' That Never Was

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An obscure punk album serves as one man's musical 'missing link.' They told me that the classics never go out of style, but they do, they do. Somehow baby, I never thought that we do too. These are the first words you hear on Swedish band Refused's 1998 swansong, "The…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the…

  14. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part four The war impinged in various ways. Most directly because Willie was in the Army Corps of Engineers overseas -- he was in one of the first units to cross the Rhine, and they eagerly followed the news of his division's movements and looked forward to his letters home. Sam and L.C.…

  15. Apple Faces Suit Over iPod Nano

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer Inc. faces a lawsuit that alleges the company knew its nano portable music player was defective but still decided to press on with the product's release last month. Apple Computer Inc. faces a lawsuit that alleges the company knew its nano portable music player was…

  16. Jazz Veteran Shirley Horn Dies

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20) at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, M Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery…

  17. Billboard Bits: Queen, Ricky Martin, The Doors

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Queen, Ricky Martin, The Doors Queen's 1975 album "A Night at the Opera" will arrive in a 30th anniversary collector's edition Nov. 22 via Hollywood Records. The original CD, best known for "Bohemian Rhapsody," features remastered audio. An accompanying…

  18. Killers Box Up 'Hot Fuss' Singles

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition, the Killers will on Nov. 22 offer a boxed set featuring individual 7-inch vinyl singles for every track on the album. Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition,…

  19. With Hurricane Approaching, MTV Moves Latin VMAs

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wary that a hurricane might crash its second star-studded party in a row, MTV has moved its Latin American music video awards ceremony on Mexico's Caribbean coast ahead by a day. Wary that a hurricane might crash its second star-studded party in a row, MTV has moved its Latin American…

  20. ABBA Members Spar Over Musical Script

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct. 17) in a failed attempt to settle a dispute about who wrote the script to one of their musicals. ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct. 17) in a failed attempt to settle a…

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