1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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&…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling…

  7. Rilo Kiley's Lewis Finishes Solo Debut

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rilo Kiley was formerly labelmates with Bright Eyes on Saddle Creek before establishing its own Brute/Beaute imprint via Warner Bros. As first reported here last November, Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis will release her solo debut in January. "Rabbit Fur Coat" will be issued by…

  8. Love them or love them not, you have to

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Love them or love them not, you have to appreciate the "doing what we want" ethos of the Dandy Warhols' new "Odditorium or Warlords of Mars." Love them or love them not, you have to appreciate the "doing what we want" ethos of the Dandy Warhols' new …

  9. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  10. Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre)

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam / Sept. 16, 2005 / Ottawa, Ontario (Corel Centre) Pearl Jam is well past its days as the '90s chart-toppers whose every move was chronicled by the music press, its albums now satiating the core group of fans that didn't jump off the bandwagon when the band's music…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that rap entrepreneur Percy Miller (Master P) has signed an NBA contract with the Toronto Raptors. During the NBA summer league, Miller averaged 24 points, six rebounds a 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Portugal's pop phenomenon of the '90s, the Delfins premiere their album "Azul" ("Blue") in Madrid's Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.<br clear 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of…

  13. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid'

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, ARIA Awards, 'Squid' Beginning today (Sept. 14), Apple's iTunes Music Store is selling a digital EP from Coldplay led by the group's new single, "Fix You." Also bundled with the track is "The World Turned Upside Down" (leftover from…

  14. Casting Crowns -- Breaking The Mold

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Every once in a while there's a success story that defies the odds, overcomes obstacles, slays skeptics and rises from obscurity to top the charts. In today's Christian music community, it is Casting Crowns. The septet from Georgia…

  15. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trapt/Switchfoot Sonic Success When the singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" exploded, propelling sales of 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown" past the 2 million mark, Switchfoot looked like rock music's latest overnight success story. In truth,…

  16. Fogerty Returns To Fantasy

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his bitter legal battles with Fantasy Records are the stuff of music business legend, John Fogerty has signed a new deal with the label. Although his bitter legal battles with Fantasy Records are the stuff of music business legend, John Fogerty has signed a new deal with the label.…

  17. Yearwood Back On Track

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Successful artists can often feel like they are on a fast-moving treadmill that never stops. Trisha Yearwood took the risk of stepping off and has no regrets. After a self-imposed hiatus, she will return Sept. 13 with "Jasper County,"…

  18. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. His Las Vegas run, in which he alternates…

  19. Gorillaz, McFly Lead U.K. Charts

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" (Parlophone) yesterday (Sept. 4), while boy band McFly's sophomore set "Wonderland" (Universal Island) became its second chart-topping album. Ja Gorillaz scored its first U.K. No. 1 single with "Dare" …

  20. Aid Efforts Halt Tenn. 'Idol' Auditions

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been canceled, with producers citing the extensive Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being coordinated in the city. Auditions for "American Idol" scheduled for Monday (Sept. 5) in Memphis have been…

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