1. Mike Peters

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is great when the unexpected happens and expectations are met and exceed. Let's do it... Thursday 27th October-Portsmouth Arrived at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms around 4:30 p.m. Spent the remainder of the afternoon in the dressing room working on the Alarm b-side songs. Managed to…

  2. Peas, Death Cab, Z-Trip To Rock New Year's

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie and John Digweed lead the lineup for the sixth annual Giant Village New Year's event, to be held Dec. 31 across six city blocks of Wilshire Boulevard in Los An The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie and John Digweed lead the lineup for the sixth…

  3. Enya Reveals New Album Track List

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST "We called the album 'Amarantine' to mean everlasting," says Enya, adding that she has spent two years working on the album. Enya has confirmed the track list for her next studio album, " "Amarantine ," which is due Nov. 22 via Reprise. The 12-track set is…

  4. Mike Peters

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the tour nears its end, camaraderie among the Dead Men is excellent, as are the shows. Thursday 20th October-Birmingham Spent the day in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Arrived at venue around 4:30 p.m. My friend Keith Birtschin who is a coach with Birmingham City Football Club came over to have a…

  5. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  6. Radiohead Feeling Prolific In The Studio

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead recorded a "song a day" last week in its Oxfordshire, U.K., studio, and is planning to spend this week putting ideas on tape before breaking until December. Radiohead recorded a "song a day" last week in its Oxfordshire, U.K., studio, and is planning to spend…

  7. 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.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15 Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones have recorded a song in tribute to hurricane victims, "Any Other Day," which will be sent to radio stations and made available for digital download tomorrow (Oct. 14) through MSN Music. All proceeds go to the…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Ask Billboard

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, En Vogue and Britney Spears. DEPECHE ANGELS Hi Keith, I heard that Depeche Mode will release a brand new single and album this fall. Do you know the release dates in the United States? Thanks for your time, Sebastien Hi…

  12. Martha Getting Back Into Music With Holiday Set

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. With a newly created partnership with Sony BMG, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) is returning to music. Plans are for the uber-homemaker's brand to market compilations for…

  13. 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…

  14. Phoenix, Witherspoon In Tune On 'Walk The Line'

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon take to the mic for the T Bone-Burnett-produced soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," due Nov. 15 via Wind-Up Records. Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon take to the mic for the T Bone-Burnett-produced soundtrack…

  15. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Blackalicious may be one of the best hip-hop acts that no one has ever heard of. Despite its stellar 2002 debut, "Blazing Arrow" (MCA), the duo of MC Gift Of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel has gone…

  16. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow 'Flowers' Bloom "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know, make 'beat&…

  17. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  18. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, O'Connor, Incubus Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, the top nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, have been added to the list of confirmed performers for the Nov. 15 ceremony. Keith Urban and host duo Brooks & Dunn are also new to the lineup…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Rolling Stones, digital single sales, rock music and more with readers. MORE BUCK FOR THE 'BANG' Fred, I enjoy your column, and I'm a huge Stones fan, but I think the emphasis was a little off in your comments about the No. 3 debut of their new "…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Mariah Carey, Madonna, chart records and more with readers. CRAZY FOR THE MATERIAL GIRL Hi Fred, In your "Chart Beat" column, you wrote that Mariah Carey was one of only six acts on The Billboard Hot 100 to occupy the top spot as well as the number two spot in…

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