1. 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.…

  2. Dr. John / Sept. 23, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music culture, seeing and hearing a performance by Dr. John is like attending a secular church service held at an o For those of us whose hearts are breaking over the fate of New Orleans and its roots-music…

  3. Billboard Bits: Anselmo, Inland Invasion, George Clinton

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Phil Anselmo, Inland Invasion, George Clinton Phil Anselmo made his first public appearance since the on-stage murder of his former Pantera bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott last night (Aug. 15), playing rhythm guitar for New Orleans sludge-metal merchants Eyehategod at CBGB…

  4. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Rize,' The Go! Team, Live 8 "Forget commercial hip-hop -- people are ready for something different." So says Tone Talauega, a co-producer with his brother Richmond of "Rize," a feature documentary about a burgeoning dance style known as krumping. The…

  6. Ex-Korn Guitarist Baptized In Jordan River

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Welch, a founding member of the multi-platinum band, and about 20 other white-robed Christian pilgrims from a Bakersfield, Calif., church were immersed by their pastor, Ron Vietti. Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday in Israel's Jordan River, just…

  7. B&E: Low

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Low. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Combining vibrant drums and energetic guitar with its signature ethereal vocals, longtime…

  8. Anselmo Breaks Silence On Dimebag Murder

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has made his first public statement about the murder of bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, with whom he had feuded in the press in recent years. Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has made his first public statement about the murder of bandmate…

  9. Durst: New Bizkit Album 'So Heavy It Hurts'

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. "The album is so f***ing heavy it hurts," he writes on…

  10. 'Headbanger's Ball' Spawns Second Compilation

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." Heavy music is alive and well, thanks to tours like Ozzfest and the MTV2 series "Headbanger's Ball." The latter is the source of a forthcoming two-disc…

  11. Billboard Bits: Smoke Out, Michelle Branch, Luis Miguel

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Smoke Out, Branch, Miguel A portion of the proceeds of Saturday's (Nov. 15) sixth annual Cypress Hill Smoke Out festival will benefit California's Inland Empire chapter of the Red Cross. The event will take place at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino,…

  12. Pantera Members Form Damageplan

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell have formed Damageplan. The group's debut, "New Found Power," is due Feb. 10 via Elektra. A spokesperson says Pantera has not broken up but is Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell have formed…

  13. Cypress Hill Sets 6th Smoke Out

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, Pennywise and the return of rapper Ice-T's hard rock band Body Count will be among the highlights of Cypress Hill's sixth annual Smoke Out festival. Set for Nov. Sets by Linkin Park, DMX, Obie Trice, Pennywise and the return of rapper Ice-T'…

  14. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. New York City , The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones 3. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists 4. Superjoint Ritual , A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred 5. Project 1950 , Misfits Issue date:…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of the late Waylon Jennings, thanks to Travis Tritt, as well as George Strait, Tamia, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, Jane's Addiction and Mya. IN THE NINETEEN-SEVENTIES: It's rare to see even one song that dates back to the 1970s on…

  16. 'Bad Boys' Still Good On The Chart

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the latest volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series weren't able to dislodge the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack from the top spot on The Billboard 20 New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the…

  17. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction Rejoice In Relapse The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due this week via Capitol and has enjoyed a huge pre-release buzz thanks to the single "Just Because.…

  18. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head," RCA) and Thrice ("The Artist in…

  19. Jane's Addiction Returns

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The return of Jane's Addiction has been greeted with open arms. "Strays," the band's first new studio album in 13 years, is due July 22 via Capitol. The set already has a huge pre-release buzz thanks to the single "Just…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

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