1. Holiday Road: BNL, Monheit, TSO

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Venues across North America are gearing up for an influx of holiday spirit as several acts prepare to hit the road with seasonal tours. Venues across North America are gearing up for an influx of holiday spirit as several acts prepare to hit the road with seasonal tours. Barenaked Ladies will…

  2. 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…

  3. Drive-By Truckers Eyeing New Album In Spring

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due next spring on New West Records. Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on…

  4. O.A.R.

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A fire marshal and an onstage proposal make the first show of O.A.R.'s fall tour an interesting one. This week was a fairly slow week for band business. We finished our mini/album promo/college show tour on Saturday [Oct. 8] in Ithaca, NY and flew home for some rest and relaxation before…

  5. Killers Box Up 'Hot Fuss' Singles

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition, the Killers will on Nov. 22 offer a boxed set featuring individual 7-inch vinyl singles for every track on the album. Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition,…

  6. Sleater-Kinney / Oct. 14, 2005 / Englewood, Colo. (Gothic Theatre)

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When a band sets out to overturn something that has persisted for decades -- the ascendency of male musicians in rock music -- they have two choices: they can do something totally different, or they c When a band sets out to overturn something that has persisted for decades -- the ascendency…

  7. McBride Makes Time For Country Classics

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Disturbed, CMA Awards, Lifehouse

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Disturbed, CMA Awards, Lifehouse Disturbed has scrapped the last seven dates of its European tour after frontman David Draiman was diagnosed with severe vocal chord inflammation. The trek was to play Manchester, England, tonight (Oct. 17) and wrap Oct. 26 in Hamburg, Germany; fans are…

  9. Richard Pryor Sues UMG Over Comedy CDs

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without having the license to do so. Comedian Richard Pryor has sued Universal Music Group for allegedly marketing and selling 11 of his recordings without having the license to do…

  10. Cover Time

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the classic country music on which she was raised. After establishing herself as one of country music's top female artists, Martina McBride decided to pay homage to the…

  11. Keller Williams / Sept. 24, 2005 / Tampa Theatre (Tampa, Fla.)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that at its best results in something akin to synchronicity. Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that…

  12. Slug Keeps Growing On New Atmosphere Album

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the Minneapolis rapper Slug, one-half of acclaimed Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere, is finally stepping outside himself. Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the…

  13. Welcome To The New Billboard.com!

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result of nearly a year of planning, design and development to recreate Billboard.com. As you poke around, you'll see we've done a lot more than s We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result…

  14. Clapton's Plan: Memoir, Tour, Boxed Set

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will pen his memoirs for Random House, which expects to publish the volume in 2007. The book will be timed to coincide with a North American tour and long-awaited Clapton boxed set via Wa Eric Clapton will pen his memoirs for Random House, which expects to publish the volume in…

  15. Chart Beat

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx Helps Keith Urban To Another No. 1, Young Jeezy Reaches The R&B/Hip-Hop Summit, Garth Brooks Returns To The Charts & Much URBAN DEVELOPMENT: The 2-1 move of Keith Urban's "Better Life" (Capitol) on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart gives composer…

  16. O.A.R.

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just out, new album 'Stories of a Stranger' is on O.A.R. bassist Benj Gershman's mind as the band's fall tour gets underway. Our new record, "Stories of a Stranger," came out Oct 4. Talk about a sigh of relief... felt like we'd been working on it for years,…

  17. CLAPTON'S GUITAR: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Henderson's guitars—there are fewer than 300 in existence, journalist St…

  18. DANGERDOOM, "The Mouse and the Mask"

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Forget what you've heard about frat boy jokester Dane Cook having the comedy album market on lock. If you want the true LOL LP of 2005, look no further than the long-awaited collaboration between unde Forget what you've heard about frat boy jokester Dane Cook having the comedy album…

  19. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  20. 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…

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