1. 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.…

  2. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Maggie's Farm" "Maggie's Farm" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume II/'65 (1971); Hard Rain (1976); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Real Live (1984) • Solomon Burke,…

  3. Usher Brings The 'Truth' On Live DVD

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher brings viewers into his world on the DVD "Behind the Truth: Truth Tour -- Live," which will be available Nov. 8 exclusively via Best Buy. The concert was shot in his Atlanta hometown and will mo Usher brings viewers into his world on the DVD "Behind the Truth: Truth Tour …

  4. Henry Rollins / Oct. 20, 2005 / Levittown, N.Y. (Governors Comedy Cabaret)

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be classified as comedy. Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be…

  5. 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…

  6. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York's Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  8. 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…

  9. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  11. Brooks Heading Back To The Radio

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Good Ride Cowboy," Brooks' tribute to the late Chris LeDoux, has been chosen as the first single. It will be digitally distributed to country radio stations tomorrow (Oct. 6) at 9 a.m. Anderson Merchandisers has enlisted Nashville-based Lyric Street Records to promote to radio…

  12. Anastasio Sets Track List, Tour Dates

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since Phish's summer 2004 split. As previously reported, the Brendan O'Brien-produced "Shine" is due Nov. 1 as a DualDisc via Columbia. Trey Anastasio has settled on the track list for his first album since…

  13. Bookmakers Say Geldof, Bono Could Win Nobel Prize

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (Oct. 7), alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms and a peace br Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel…

  14. Merlefest Unveils 2006 Lineup

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger are among the dozens of acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Americana-dominated Merlefest, which will Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and Pete Seeger…

  15. Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine really needs is for something to fill all the empty spaces in his raw, yearning tracks -- and what Calexico needs is two firm feet to keep its dusty Listeners may say what Sam Beam of Iron & Wine really needs is for something to fill all…

  16. 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…

  17. Jazz Fest Tipped To Return In 2006

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans' premiere music event, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest), will return next year, according to Randy Phillips of AEG Live, co-producers of Jazz Fest with Festival Pro New Orleans' premiere music event, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival …

  18. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  19. Lola

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With 'No Strings' attached, Parisian hailing artist fills dancefloors Paris-born Lola is heating up dance floors with the suggestive single, "No Strings," which debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart in the Sept. 3 issue of the magazine. It's…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

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