1. Backstage In Vegas: Notes & Quotes From The Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com gets the scoop from Tom Petty, Kanye West, Shakira, Pharrell, Daddy Yankee, Chingy and more backstage at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Acknowledging that awards shows aren't exactly his cup of tea, Billboard Century Award winner Tom Petty said of his storied…

  2. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part three They saw their father as a stern but fair man, but their mother was someone they could tell their secrets to. She treated their friends with the same kind of gentle consideration that she showed all of them, never reluctant to add another place to the table or take a mattress and…

  3. Kanye West / Oct. 13, 2005 / Gainesville, Fla. (O'Connell Center)

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This was only the third show on the Touch The Sky trek and it was thick with that new-concert smell. West vanished for long stretches of time, prop transitions were ragged and cues were missed -- at o Ah, college. Times may change and the years may tumble past like crisp leaves through the…

  4. Boss Confession

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A love of Bruce Springsteen's music explained. Holy crap, I love Bruce Springsteen . Fortunately, it's a love of which can be spoken. Let me come clean here: I'd always imagined myself as the subject in myriad Springsteen songs. I wanted to be the one convincing Mary to leave…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top 2003 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announce their first tour since 1994. 2003 -…

  6. For Kanye, Confidence Is King

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For those familiar with Kanye West's well-documented braggadocio, it may come as a surprise that the rapper/producer found plenty wrong with his Grammy Award-winning debut, "The College Dropout." With his sophomore effort, "…

  7. Courtney Love Ordered Into Drug Rehab

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms today (Aug. 19) in Los Angeles. The rocker-actress was ordered into a 28-day drug treatment program by a judge who said Courtney Love tearfully admitted using drugs in violation of her probation terms today (Aug.…

  8. 'Hip-Hop Violinist' Preps Solo Debut

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben-Ari's upcoming debut album. Kanye West, John Legend, Fabolous, Lil' Wayne, Twista and Anthony Hamilton are among the guest artists featured on Miri Ben…

  9. Kanye 'Killing' The Competition On New Album

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT If rapper/producer Kanye West is feeling any pressure about the follow-up to his multi-platinum debut, "The College Dropout," he putting on a brave public face. The artist showcased several songs from If rapper/producer Kanye West is feeling any pressure about the follow-up to his…

  10. Bono Stumps For African Aid In Brussels

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry in Africa. U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry…

  11. Sex Pistols 'Swindle' Again With DVD

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. The venerable punk band has just issued its posthumous movie spoof "The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle" on DVD…

  12. Epic Soundtracks Lives On 'GoodThings'

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Before singer/songwriter Epic Soundtracks' death in 1997, the former Kevin Paul Godfrey compiled quite a discography, both as a member of influential cult-punks Swell Maps, a collaborator with other b Before singer/songwriter Epic Soundtracks' death in 1997, the former Kevin Paul…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive Lou Reed, the Kinks' Ray Davies and vocalist Antony have joined the lineup for the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert , to be held Feb. 9 at New York's Carnegie Hall. They join a bill that already includes the Black Keys, Patti…

  14. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  15. Ween Cancels Fall Tour

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. Ween has axed its fall U.S. tour due to an undisclosed health issue afflicting one of its members, who was not named. "There is a problem within the band that requires an…

  16. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  17. Lone Star Acts Benefit Iraq War Victims

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a compilation that will raise funds for victims of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Patty Griffin, Butch Hancock and Alejandro Escovedo are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a…

  18. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bacharach/Isley The Burt And Ron Show As a huge fan, Burt Bacharach would understandably be excited about "Here I Am -- Ronald Isley Sings Burt Bacharach," which DreamWorks releases this week. But the disc, which Bacharach produced, arranged and conducted, also gave him the…

  19. Kanye West Goes Back To 'College'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed debut album, "The College Dropout," will be released Jan. 27 via Roc-A-Fella. First single "Through the Wire" topped out at No. 88 on Billboard' After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed…

  20. Ben Harper Preps Live DVD, EP

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. Ben Harper's Aug. 4 concert in Los Angeles will be the subject of the DVD "Live at the Hollywood Bowl," due Nov. 18 from Virgin. The…

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