1. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  2. Original R.E.M. Members Rock Athens Wedding

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A few hundred lucky wedding guests got the surprise of their life Saturday (Oct. 8) as R.E.M.'s original four members reunited to play a seven-song set at the wedding of R.E.M. guitar tech Dewitt Burt A few hundred lucky wedding guests got the surprise of their life Saturday (Oct. 8) as…

  3. 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…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  5. Reunion Nearly Complete, Pixies Look Ahead

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun contemplating the future. Six shows in Japan are on tap in December, but what will happen afterward is anybody's guess. Guita With the first phase of its reunion nearly complete, the Pixies have begun…

  6. Etheridge, mtvU Surprise UCLA Students

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 300 UCLA cancer biology students shifted in their seats as they waited for class to begin. The 300 UCLA cancer biology students shifted in their seats as they waited for class to begin. Then came a loud knock on the door and in walked a surprise guest professor -- Melissa Etheridge. "…

  7. Songwriter/Guitarist Paul Pena Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band, died in San Francsico on Saturday due to complications of diabetes and pancreatitis. Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band,…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  10. Mellencamp, Miles Among Rock Hall Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran John Mellencamp is among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious F Rock veteran John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles Davis and rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash …

  11. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Portugal's pop phenomenon of the '90s, the Delfins premiere their album "Azul" ("Blue") in Madrid's Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.<br clear 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of…

  13. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  14. 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,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon's half-sister. "Now at last I can admit who I am - the little sis John lov 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  18. Spree, Smith Enliven Mills' 'Thumbsucker'

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Thumbsucker," which marks the film directorial debut of visual artist Mike Mills. The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming…

  19. Paisley's 'Time' Has Come

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When it comes to country music concerts, cowboy hats are usually the headgear of choice. However, lately when Brad Paisley looks out from the stage, he sees a lot of lampshades -- thanks to his hit single "Alcohol." Fans have…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Who's That Girl," Madonna. It is the title song of Madonna's third film.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near…

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