1. JOHN LENNON: All I Want Is the Truth

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his aunt's admonition, learning to make a living out of his guitar was the theme of John Lennon's life, and Partridge does a masterful job of placing Lennon's music in the context of his times "The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  3. WOLF PARADE, "Apologies to the Queen Mary"

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the next Arcade Fire and having been discovered by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Montreal's Wolf Parade already has major expectations attached to it. Billed as the next Arcade Fire and having been discovered by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Montreal's Wolf Parade already…

  4. Martin's Music Takes On New 'Life'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "I hope I'm not the same artist I was five years ago, because it would be impossible," says Ricky Martin, who will release "Life," English-language album since 2000's "Sound Loaded," Oct. 11 via Colum In July, members of the Miami media were invited to…

  5. Flaming Lips Returning To Rock On New CD

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After two albums of lushly orchestrated pop that brought them to a new level of acclaim, the Flaming Lips are returning to guitar-based rock'n'roll as they finish up their next studio set. After two albums of lushly orchestrated pop that brought them to a new level of acclaim, the…

  6. Shakira Readies Second Album Of 2005

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Shakira has set a Nov. 29 release for her second Epic album of the year, "Oral Fixation." First single "Don't Bother" was premiered via AOL Music's First Listen initiative over the wee Latin superstar Shakira has set a Nov. 29 release for her…

  7. Oasis, Gorillaz Nab Two Q Awards

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis confirmed its influential status in the industry by clinching two of the top prizes at this year's Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 10) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Oasis confirmed its influential status in the industry by clinching two of the top prizes at this year's Q…

  8. Ask Billboard

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about INXS, 'Fast Times' and Expose. 'ROCK STAR' REALITY Keith, I see that "The Best of INXS" recently rose to No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart. Any idea as to whether the CBS reality "Rock Star: INXS"…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star-studded…

  10. The Hives 'Tussle' On Live DVD

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 2005 Hives show at Brussels' Ancienne Belgique makes up the bulk of the upcoming live DVD "Tussles in Brussels." A 2005 Hives show at Brussels' Ancienne Belgique makes up the bulk of the upcoming live DVD "Tussles in Brussels." Due Nov. 15 via Interscope, the…

  11. Sparks Steers Clear Of Convention On New CD

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter charms are on full display on its new album, "Hello Young Lovers." Eccentric sibling duo Sparks has always dared to be different, and its off-kilter charms are on full display on its new album, "…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Performer and entrepreneur Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of the Osmond family, and wife Michelle Larson welcome their second child. 6-pound, 15-ounce Zachary James is the 50th grandc 2001 - U2 kicks off the third leg of its Elevation tour in South Bend, Ind., and…

  13. 'Tales' And Tunes

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the pop tunes he sings with jazz. He pens his own lyrical -- and at times witty -- songs as well as demonstrates his pr You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the pop…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  17. Songwriter/Guitarist Paul Pena Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band, died in San Francsico on Saturday due to complications of diabetes and pancreatitis. Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band,…

  18. Kanye's 'Gold Digger' Still Strong On Billboard Charts

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx again stays on top of several Billboard charts. For the fifth week in a row, the song is fir Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  20. White Stripes / Sept. 25, 2005 / Brooklyn, N.Y.

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Baseball parks are the provinces of summer, but this time of year tests the connection, as the high cool air of autumn reminds crowds that all seasons come to an end. Baseball parks are the provinces of summer, but this time of year tests the connection, as the high cool air of autumn reminds…

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