1. 'I' Me Mine

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Santana returns to the superstar collaborative format for his latest album, "All That I Am," due this week via Arista. The disc is led by the single "I'm Feeling You," which reteams Santana with Miche Santana returns to the superstar collaborative format for his…

  2. Not So 'Tiny' Tunes

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really gets into a band. When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really gets into a band. Having already released an album and an EP worth of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers, Kozelek…

  3. Anastasio Takes A 'Shine' To Solo Career

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new album and the new career chapter he's begun. Slightly hoarse from a day of talking to the press, he laughs freque On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new…

  4. Activism Subdued, But Artists Press On

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry or George W. Bush. The 2004 presidential election saw an unprecedented number of musicians coming out in support of either John Kerry or George W. Bush. The hot-button topics and…

  5. Moby Indulges Punk, Dance Urges On New CDs

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The artist says the tunes "are definitely in the 'fun but very rough' camp of punk rock songs." Moby will hit the studio "to record a bunch of punk rock songs," according to a post on his Web site . "Over the last year I've written lots and lots of punk…

  6. Snow Patrol Making Progress On New CD

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album. Snow Patrol has completed primary recording of eight songs for its next Interscope album, frontman Gary Lightbody wrote in a post on the band's Web site . The group had been recording in Scotland up…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Madonna, seasonal music and more with readers. 'HUNG,' GRRR! Hi Fred, Madonna's "Hung Up" gets a bit of airplay during the day and is selling well on iTunes, but I noticed larger radio stations aren't playing it, especially in the evening, which is…

  8. Jay-Z, Nas Bury The Hatchet At N.Y. Show

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on-stage last night (Oct. 27) during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Ai New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on…

  9. Kozelek In A Modest Mood On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already released an album and an EP worth of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers, Kozelek's latest muse is Modest Mouse, which exploded into the mainstream in 2004 after reigning for several years as on When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his third…

  11. 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…

  12. Becoming A Kid All Over Again

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discovering the joy of a new era of kids music. I absolutely love music. I'm sure that seems like a no-brainer, but it's the main reason I and so many others ended up here at Billboard. Sure, various business-related talents scored these jobs. But it is music that started all of us…

  13. Chart Beat

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stevie makes his highest album chart debut since the mid-'70s, Madonna posts her 51st Hot 100 single, Shakira breaks a Hot Latin Songs record, plus news on Rod Stewart, Gwen Stefanin & others. DELIVERED: It took a while, but it was worth it. Stevie Wonder's long-promised "A…

  14. Kanye's 'Gold' Begins Eighth Week At No. 1

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In its 14th week on the chart, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100. The song is No. 1 on the big chart for an eighth straight week and also tops the Pop 100 for a si In its 14th week on the chart, Kanye West's "Gold Digger"…

  15. Pérez Takes Traditional Sounds To The Street

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For some, adding a reggaetón sound to their music would be an attempt to court latest popular trend. For Yolanda Pérez, the mixture is simply part of her persona. "Reggaetón is just an Yolanda Pérez is not the first bilingual, bicultural artist to blend traditional Mexican with urban…

  16. Bacharach To Test New Material In Buffalo

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will give Burt Bacharach his first stateside feedback on his deeply personal new album, "At Thi Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the…

  17. Refused And The 'Punk' That Never Was

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An obscure punk album serves as one man's musical 'missing link.' They told me that the classics never go out of style, but they do, they do. Somehow baby, I never thought that we do too. These are the first words you hear on Swedish band Refused's 1998 swansong, "The…

  18. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two We was in church every time that church door was open. That was a must, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Saturday night Mama would cook our dinner. Then we'd all get up about 6:30 Sunday morning, 'cause everyone had to take their bath -- seven children, one bathroom! -- so…

  19. 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…

  20. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part four The war impinged in various ways. Most directly because Willie was in the Army Corps of Engineers overseas -- he was in one of the first units to cross the Rhine, and they eagerly followed the news of his division's movements and looked forward to his letters home. Sam and L.C.…

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