1. West's 'Gold Digger' Extends Chart Domination

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" continues its domination of several Billboard charts again this week. On the Billboard Hot 100, it is No. 1 for a fourth straight week and is the greatest airplay gainer on Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx continues its…

  2. Johnny Cash Musical Heads To Broadway

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He topped Nashville charts, conquered New York publishing and is the subject of a new movie. He topped Nashville charts, conquered New York publishing and is the subject of a new movie. Now the late Johnny Cash will reach Broadway in February with the opening of "Ring of Fire," a…

  3. Meat Puppets' Kirkwood Branches Out On 'Snow'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands. Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands: a new version of the Meat Puppets, Eyes Adrift (which also included ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and ex-Sublime…

  4. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  5. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this…

  6. HorrorPops

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT They're A Lot Of Things, Just Don't Call 'Em Psychobillies When HorrorPops recorded "Bring It On!" (Hellcat/Epitaph), the band's members were basically just looking for an excuse to tour. "We love touring," says vocalist Patricia Day, who also plays the…

  7. Dresden Dolls Embracing Rock On New Album

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While working on its upcoming sophomore album, Boston-bred punk-rock cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls looked to the past for inspiration While working on its upcoming sophomore album, Boston-bred punk-rock cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls looked to the past for inspiration. "I'd say about…

  8. Coldplay, Gorillaz Top MTV Europe Nominations

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each. Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each. The 12th annual event will be held Nov. 3 in Lisbon and will be broadcast live on MTV in…

  9. Vince Gill Gets Busy On New Album

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two years removed from his last solo album, Vince Gill recently started recording his next studio disc, which has a tentative early 2006 release date. Two years removed from his last solo album, Vince Gill recently started recording his next studio disc, which has a tentative early 2006…

  10. Morissette Looks Back With 'The Collection'

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette's cover of Seal's "Crazy" will precede the Nov. 15 Maverick release of the retrospective "The Collection," Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Alanis Morissette's cover of Seal's "Crazy" will precede the Nov. 15 Maverick…

  11. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  12. Pussycat Dolls, David Gray Rule U.K. Charts

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and album charts with "Don't Cha" and "Life in Slow Motion" respectively, while Kanye West scored a new hit single and Bon Jovi, Barbra S Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and…

  13. 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,…

  14. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson Country Crooner On her new album, Gretchen Wilson sings about being "on the stool side of the bar these days, buying everyone a round." Like much of the Epic album, "All Jacked Up," that lyric is an autobiographical glimpse into the meteoric career path of…

  15. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow 'Flowers' Bloom "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know, make 'beat&…

  16. Crow Picks 'Wildflower'

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Pedro The Lion, Cowboy Mouth

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Pedro The Lion, Cowboy Mouth While it is unclear whether boy band 'N Sync will ever regroup for a new album, fans can relive the act's history on an upcoming "Greatest Hits" collection. Due Oct. 25 via Jive, the 13-track set is loaded with such pop…

  18. Dead Mines Famed '69 Fillmore Stand

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A legendary 1969 four-night Grateful Dead stand at San Francisco's Fillmore West already produced an iconic album in the form of that year's two-LP Warner Bros. set "Live/Dead." A legendary 1969 four-night Grateful Dead stand at San Francisco's Fillmore West already…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses INXS, chart rules, feats and more with readers. GOOD FORTUNE Fred, If you’ve been following the "Rock Star: INXS" TV series, you know that Canadian J.D. Fortune has been selected as the new lead singer of INXS. I think it’s an inspired choice. His slightly bad…

  20. CSNY, Matthews, Norah Jones Set For Bridge School

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event founder Neil Young will also perform with his CSNY bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Dave Matthews, Norah Jones and Bright Eyes lead the lineup for the 19th annual Bridge School Benefit concerts, to be held Oct. 29-30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre outside San Francisco…

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