1. Unknown Marley Track Surfaces On Compilation

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A never-before-released Bob Marley song believed to have been recorded in a Miami bedroom in 1979 will be found on the upcoming compilation "Africa Unite: The Singles Collection." A never-before-released Bob Marley song believed to have been recorded in a Miami bedroom in 1979 will…

  2. Billboard Bits: Disturbed, CMA Awards, Lifehouse

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Disturbed, CMA Awards, Lifehouse Disturbed has scrapped the last seven dates of its European tour after frontman David Draiman was diagnosed with severe vocal chord inflammation. The trek was to play Manchester, England, tonight (Oct. 17) and wrap Oct. 26 in Hamburg, Germany; fans are…

  3. Sweden? More Like Sweeten...

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps unknown to many, the Scandinavian region has produced a bumper crop of enjoyable music as of late. Writing about acts by geography essentially groups unique, blisteringly awesome bands into a superficial category so that I may discuss them at length without having to justify their…

  4. Richard Pryor Sues UMG Over Comedy CDs

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without having the license to do so. Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without having the license to do…

  5. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  6. 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…

  7. Billboard Bits: Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately…

  8. New Anthony Hamilton Album Due In December

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Soul vocalist Anthony Hamilton will return Dec. 6 with his next So So Def/Zomba album, "Ain't Nobody Worryin'." The set is tipped to feature tracks like the title song, "Where Did It Go Wrong?," "Sist Soul vocalist Anthony Hamilton will return Dec. 6 with…

  9. Welcome To The New Billboard.com!

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result of nearly a year of planning, design and development to recreate Billboard.com. As you poke around, you'll see we've done a lot more than s We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result…

  10. Cullum Has New 'Tales' To Tell

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. The spunky 26-year-old pianist's appeal ranges from teenagers to the fiftysomething crowd. And he not only entertains with a plucky panache but also displays heartfel You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the…

  11. 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.…

  12. Cowboy Troy

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A show in the rain, a hometown crowd, a few days off and a little studio time are all part of the past week of Cowboy Troy's life. Whew!! Diggity-dig this!!! On Oct. 8, Big & Rich and I had a truly energetic show in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was pretty cold and raining but the fans…

  13. Gordon Speaks His 'Mind' On New Album

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back in 1977. But whether rockabilly is the flavor of the moment or not, the singer continues his longstanding l The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back…

  14. Kanye's 'Gold' Streak Continues On Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Billboard chart for the sixth week in a row. The single achieves the same distinction on Hot Ringtones, p Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns…

  15. Clapton's Plan: Memoir, Tour, Boxed Set

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will pen his memoirs for Random House, which expects to publish the volume in 2007. The book will be timed to coincide with a North American tour and long-awaited Clapton boxed set via Wa Eric Clapton will pen his memoirs for Random House, which expects to publish the volume in…

  16. Beck / Oct. 6, 2005 / New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The word was that Beck was sick -- but at least he had seven people to cover for him during an Oct. 6 show in New York. Once upon a time when Beck was still a "Loser" and hadn't a despairing "Sea Chan The word was that Beck was sick -- but at least he had seven people to…

  17. O.A.R.

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just out, new album 'Stories of a Stranger' is on O.A.R. bassist Benj Gershman's mind as the band's fall tour gets underway. Our new record, "Stories of a Stranger," came out Oct 4. Talk about a sigh of relief... felt like we'd been working on it for years,…

  18. Diddy In The Mix For Graffiti Video Game

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will provide original in-game music tracks and exclusive remixes for a special edition of Marc Ecko's upcoming "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure," an Atari action-adventure video Sean "Diddy" Combs will provide original in-game music…

  19. Rush Celebrates 30th With Live CD/DVD

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran progressive rock trio Rush's Sept. 24, 2004, stop in Frankfurt, Germany, is the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "R30 Live in Frankurt." Veteran progressive rock trio Rush's Sept. 24, 2004, stop in Frankfurt, Germany, is the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "R30…

  20. GARY BENCHLEY, Rock Star

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. A 21st-century Candide, Gary Benchley fled…

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