1. Unreleased Tracks Span Joel's 'My Lives'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy. A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy.…

  2. 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…

  3. Billboard Bits: Blige, Lunch Box Auction, 'Nashville Star'

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Mary J. Blige, a celebrity artwork lunch box auction and 'Nashville Star' auditions. Mary J. Blige has recorded a cover of the James Taylor song "Your Smiling Face" for the Crest Healthy Smiles oral health awareness campaign. The program finds the company…

  4. Mike Peters

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT His wife and toddler son in tow, Mike resumes the Dead Men Walking tour in Scotland and Captain Sensible decides the gigs are 'clothing optional.' Friday 30th September-Kinloss, Scotland Big drive up to Scotland today. The whole of the Peters family is on the road. Myself, Jules and…

  5. Mould Plans Live DVD, Acoustic Tour

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To chronicle his first tour with an electric band in seven years, Bob Mould will film a tomorrow's (Oct. 7) show at the 9:30 Club in his Washington, D.C., home for a live DVD. To chronicle his first tour with an electric band in seven years, Bob Mould will film a tomorrow's (Oct. 7)…

  6. 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…

  7. 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, "…

  8. Gretchen Wilson Zooms Straight To No. 1

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson's sophomore effort, "All Jacked Up," bows atop The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with a career-best sales week of 264,000 units in the U.S., according to Niels Gretchen Wilson's sophomore effort, "All Jacked Up," bows…

  9. 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…

  10. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock band Powderfinger dominates the 15th annual Australian Record Industry Association awards with six victories at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Fat…

  12. 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…

  13. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The fifth studio album from singer/songwriter Liz Phair, "Somebody's Miracle" (Capitol). Concert DVDs from the Pixies ("Sell Out," Rhino) and the Black Keys ("Live," Fat Possum). A live CD…

  14. 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…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses 'greatest hits' collections, chart methodology and more with readers. THE GREATEST GREATEST HITS Hi Fred, I remember reading that when Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in 1990, it was the highest peak for a greatest…

  16. Billboard Bits: Usher, Stones, Mellencamp, Daddy Yankee

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Daddy Yankee Usher will headline an Oct. 9 concert at Atlanta's Philips Arena, with proceeds to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Organizers are setting aside 5,000 free tickets for hurricane evacuees who were relocated to…

  17. 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…

  18. Montgomery Gentry 'Proud' Of Best-Of

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Montgomery Gentry, part of a wave of duos that has curried country music favor in recent years, has assembled a collection of hits spanning its brief history. Montgomery Gentry, part of a wave of duos that has curried country music favor in recent years, has assembled a collection of hits…

  19. Pharrell Flies Solo On 'In My Mind'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind," Nov. 15 via Star Trak/Interscope. Williams, who is now also going by the moniker Skate Board P, is joined on the first si Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind,…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

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