1. 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…

  2. Lightning Road

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Little did Rod Stewart know what he was starting when he fulfilled a longtime dream by releasing the standards album "It Had to Be You ... The Great American Songbook." Little did Rod Stewart know what he was starting when he fulfilled a longtime dream by releasing the standards…

  3. Cat Power Summons Southern Soul On New CD

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due Jan. 26 via Matador. Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due Jan. 26 via Matador. The 12-track set was recorded in three days…

  4. Stewart Singing Standards One Last Time

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart surrounds himself with another top-shelf cast of collaborators on "Thanks for the Memory... The Great American Songbook: Volume IV," his fourth album of standards. Due Oct. 18 via J, the s Rod Stewart surrounds himself with another top-shelf cast of collaborators on …

  5. ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain’s biographer takes on the great rock guitarist’s legacy and misses the mark. Kurt Cobain’s biographer takes on the great rock guitarist’s legacy and misses the mark. Cross, former editor of the Seattle alternative weekly The Rocket, reached bestseller lists with his biography of…

  6. Ask Billboard

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Pink, Five Star and Lisa Loeb. IN THE PINK Hey Keith! Was wondering if there was any word on Pink's new album? And how many copies of each of her three previous CD's has she sold! Thanks, Jef Fazekas Newport Beach, Calif. Hi Jef,…

  7. Fan's Death Leads To Bizkit Insurance Suit

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An insurer has sued rock band Limp Bizkit to try to avoid paying legal fees arising from a 16-year-old fan's death at a 2001 concert in Australia. An insurer has sued rock band Limp Bizkit to try to avoid paying legal fees arising from a 16-year-old fan's death at a 2001 concert in…

  8. Roberts Preps 'Unfabulous' Debut

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 release via Columbia. Actress Emma Roberts is readying her debut album, "Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts," for a Sept. 27 release via Columbia. The set is the quasi…

  9. This Day in Music

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is…

  10. D12's Bizarre Readies Hip-Hop 'Circus'

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo debut, "Hannicap Circus." Due June 28 via Sanctuary, the 17-track set is led by the single "Rockstar" produced by D12 leader Em D12 rapper Bizarre has landed a host of high-profile guests for his solo…

  11. Double Down

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few acts can trot out a Peter Jennings newsreel before a concert and have a hard-rock audience of 6,000 erupt in cheers. For fans of System Of A Down, however, a pre-show report on genocide is as fitting as a guitar solo. It is a Sunday night in…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  13. Stefani Single Ousts 50 Cent From No. 1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. Last week, Stefani's single took over t A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before. 2002 - R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  16. Dresden Dolls Out To Defy Expectations On NIN Tour

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Punk-rock cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls will take their theatrical stage show on the road as the sole opening act on Nine Inch Nails' upcoming North American tour. Punk-rock cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls will take their theatrical stage show on the road as the sole opening act on Nine…

  17. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  18. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  19. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. &#149; To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . &#149; Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  20. LL, Latifah Make 'Holiday' Film Plans

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of the 1950 British comedy will find him playing an ex-con who has a secret crush on the main character, played by fellow LL Cool J is joining the cast of "Last Holiday. The Paramount Pictures remake of…

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