1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Fazil Say

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Turkish-born pianist finally scores U.S. chart debut Since 1998, Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say has performed hundreds of concerts around the world, and recorded almost a dozen classical albums. However, although many of those albums charted in Europe and Japan, none of them ever made…

  4. 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…

  5. Big Quarters

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Minneapolis-based hip-hop group Big Quarters self-released its debut album last year, the act went by the name of EPL. When Minneapolis-based hip-hop group Big Quarters self-released its debut album last year, the act went by the name of EPL. Though they say they have sold more than 1…

  6. 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.…

  7. OutKast Sets New Album Release Date

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast will release its long-awaited next album, "Idlewild," Dec. 6 via LaFace/Jive. OutKast will release its long-awaited next album, "Idlewild," Dec. 6 via LaFace/Jive. As previously reported , the set serves as the soundtrack to the OutKast-starring film of the same…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Mary J. Blige, Gang Of Four

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Mary J. Blige, Gang Of Four Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts are the latest performers to join the bill for the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Meanwhile, Trace Adkins and LeAnn Rimes will be on hand as presenters for the Nov…

  10. Eminem Fuels Retirement Rumors With Best-Of

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem is eyeing a Dec. 6 release for his first retrospective, "Curtain Call." Accordin Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take…

  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. TunesOnTV

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 10 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Goo Goo Dolls. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: George Huff (also scheduled: Denis Leary). "Total Request…

  13. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. "Numbers From…

  14. 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…

  15. '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…

  16. 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…

  17. Reunion Nearly Complete, Pixies Look Ahead

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun contemplating the future. Six shows in Japan are on tap in December, but what will happen afterward is anybody's guess. Guita With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Cowboy Troy

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Out on the road with Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, the self-proclaimed "hick-hop" artist checks in with tales of food and music on the highway. Yo hawww!!!! Now that it's out of my system let's get down to brass tacks (whatever that means). Right…

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