1. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair'…

  2. The Pressure Of Year's End Looms

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The personal ranking the year's best presents more than a quandary for one of our intrepid editors. The year is winding down, which means it's Top 10 season here at Billboard, and I'm starting to get nervous. Here's the deal: Every year, we writers and editors select our…

  3. Chuck Berry Sues Karaoke Distributors

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music distributors, claiming they sold sing-along versions of his most popular hits without paying royalties or obtaining licenses. Rock'n'roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music…

  4. 50 Cent Movie Pulled After Pa. Shooting

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The new 50 Cent movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" has been pulled from a Homestead, Pa., theater where a man was fatally shot even though officials said they do not know whether the film was a factor in The new 50 Cent movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" has been pulled…

  5. Nintendo Fusion Tour / Nov. 9, 2005 / Denver (Fillmore Auditorium)

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With their fast-paced, hooky songs, non-threatening good looks, and coordinated thrift store wardrobes, the acts of Nintendo Fusion have a savvy understanding of their core demographic that's appropri Say what you will about the artistic or commercial merits of Lollapalooza's Golden…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first.<br clear="none"/><br clear="non 2003 - The paperback edition of late Nirvana…

  7. Coldplay Drafts Apple, Ashcroft For 2006 Tour

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST As first reported here in August, Coldplay will return to North America for a spring 2006 tour, beginning Jan. 25 in Vancouver. As first reported here in August, Coldplay will return to North America for a spring 2006 tour, beginning Jan. 25 in Vancouver. Set to run through early April, the…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. …

  9. Peas, Death Cab, Z-Trip To Rock New Year's

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie and John Digweed lead the lineup for the sixth annual Giant Village New Year's event, to be held Dec. 31 across six city blocks of Wilshire Boulevard in Los An The Black Eyed Peas, Death Cab For Cutie and John Digweed lead the lineup for the sixth…

  10. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." The balance of Lennon's solo work will ar John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2004 - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and…

  12. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 today (Nov. 7) in Stockholm. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named…

  13. Westlife Assumes Control Of U.K. Charts

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 6) with "You Raise Me Up" (S/Sony BMG), but now also wear the album chart crown after "Face To Face" e Irish pop act Westlife not only started a second week atop the U.K.…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Tim McGraw is named entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tobey Keith wins male vocalist of the year and Lee Ann Womac 2004 - Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM…

  15. Juanes, Sanz, Bebe Win Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last night's (Nov. 3) Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who was the all-ti Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last…

  16. First Performers Set For Billboard Music Awards

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day, R. Kelly and Toby Keith are the first confirmed performers for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox Green Day, R. Kelly and Toby Keith are the first confirmed performers for the 2005 Billboard…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Stones Dig Up Rarities For Starbucks CD

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Rarities 1971-2003" will be released simultaneously on Nov. 22 in both Starbucks-owned outlets and in traditional music stores across the United States and Canada. Virgin will handle the foreign rele As first tipped here in July, the Rolling Stones will release an album of rare…

  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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