1. 'Number' Cruncher

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman reactivates his Silver Jews project for its fifth studio album, "Tanglewood Numbers." Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman reactivates his Silver Jews project for its…

  2. Keller Williams / Sept. 24, 2005 / Tampa Theatre (Tampa, Fla.)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that at its best results in something akin to synchronicity. Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that…

  3. Slug Keeps Growing On New Atmosphere Album

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the Minneapolis rapper Slug, one-half of acclaimed Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere, is finally stepping outside himself. Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the…

  4. Sonic Youth Moving On Without O'Rourke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke, who has been part of the band on stage and in the studio since 2002's "Murray Street." Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Linkin Park, Sheryl Crow, non-English hits, Academy Award winning artists and more with readers. LIKIN' LINKIN Hi Fred! Great column! As a late-blooming Linkin Park fan, could you summarize their total entries on any Billboard chart? Even though I found myself singing…

  6. Cullum Has New 'Tales' To Tell

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. The spunky 26-year-old pianist's appeal ranges from teenagers to the fiftysomething crowd. And he not only entertains with a plucky panache but also displays heartfel You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the…

  7. Mike Peters

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men walk into a recording studio for the first time and the results are even better than expected. Mike Peters Thursday 6th October-Cleethorpes A drive out to the East Coast, Cleethorpes and the fresh sea air. Jim and I take a walk down the beach and into the small town.…

  8. DUDLEY MOORE: An Intimate Portrait

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. Musician and journalist Fruchter recalls 15 warm, happy years with actor/musician Dudley Moore. How refreshing that "Intimate" in the subtitle of this show-business memoir refers not to…

  9. José José Honored By Latin Academy

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran performer José José has been selected as the Latin Recording Academy's 2005 person of the year. The honor will be conveyed during at a gala Nov. 1 celebration in Los Angeles, two day Veteran performer José José has been selected as the Latin Recording Academy's 2005 person…

  10. Reunion Nearly Complete, Pixies Look Ahead

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun contemplating the future. Six shows in Japan are on tap in December, but what will happen afterward is anybody's guess. Guita With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun…

  11. Badfinger Drummer Michael Gibbins Dies

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins died yesterday (Oct. 4) in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins died yesterday (Oct. 4) in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. A cause of death was not made public. Funeral and visitation details…

  12. Fiona Rebuilds Musical 'Machine'

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The back story of Fiona Apple's first new album in six years, "Extraordinary Machine," is truly, well, extraordinary. Earlier this year, 11 of Apple's tracks leaked on the Internet, making the rounds The back story of Fiona Apple's first new album in six years, "…

  13. The Frames Find Focus On North American Tour

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite long being hailed as the one of the best live bands American audiences have yet to discover, the Frames frontman Glen Hansard admits he finds such a compliment confusing. Despite long being hailed as the one of the best live bands American audiences have yet to discover, the Frames…

  14. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fiona Apple 'Machine' Shop The back story of Fiona Apple's first new album in six years, "Extraordinary Machine," is truly, well, extraordinary. Earlier this year, 11 of Apple's tracks leaked on the Internet, making the rounds on peer-to-peer networks. Although…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Hootie & The Blowfish and the Dave Matthews Band raise close to $1 million at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Ky.<br clear="none"/><br 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the…

  16. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  17. 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…

  18. Winwood Getting Back Into Traffic

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Traffic was going to tour in October of '04 and because of Jim Capaldi's untimely [illness], we weren't able to do that and so we felt that this DVD is a very fitting tribute to Jim," Winwood tells B In the wake of Traffic co-founder Jim Capaldi's death earlier…

  19. Chayanne: Out To Captivate Fans

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Chayanne, one of the top performing acts in Latin music, has always followed a new release with a tour. But this time around, the Puerto Rican star reversed that formula. "Cautivo," his new studio set due Sept. 27 on Sony BMG, follows a…

  20. 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&…

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