1. Queen + Paul Rodgers / Oct. 16, 2005 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ultimately, the night belonged to Freddie Mercury, who was present in spirit and vision as old concert and newsreel footage danced across the giant screen above the stage throughout the show. I believe it was Dave Grohl who once said the only two men he has ever seen properly control a crowd…

  2. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Motown founder Berry Gordy is honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. In the '60's, Gordy made household names of artists like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.<br 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at…

  4. Report Details Deadly Damageplan Shooting

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new police report details a chaotic scene at last December's Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio, with the tour manager getting wounded as he tried to prevent a gunman from climbing on stage -- he A new police report details a chaotic scene at last December's Damageplan concert…

  5. Billboard Bits: James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on James Taylor, Derek Trucks, Peter Buck James Taylor will be honored Feb. 6 as the MusiCares person of the year at a gala dinner in Los Angeles two nights prior to the 48th annual Grammy Awards. The event will feature a tribute concert and silent auction. Taylor is being honored "…

  6. Usher's Label Finally Goes Live

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with the release of the film soundtrack "In the Mix." The Lions Gate romantic comedy -- initially titled "Dying for Dolly" -- finds Usher in hi Usher's US Records will make its formal debut next month with…

  7. 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…

  8. Crystal Method Scores With 'London'

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronica duo the Crystal Method will unveil its own Tiny E label with the Jan. 24 release of its first film soundtrack, "London." Electronica duo the Crystal Method will unveil its own Tiny E label with the Jan. 24 release of its first film soundtrack, "London." The…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of death is undetermined.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid…

  10. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of…

  11. Jazz Artists Pitch In For Hurricane Relief

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit concert. The Nov. 22 Blue Note release "Higher Ground" will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center's Hurricane Katrina benefit…

  12. Sugababes Take Over U.K. Charts

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K. charts yesterday (Oct. 16), starting a third week at the top with the single "Push the Button" (Universal Island) wh British female pop/R&B trio Sugababes achieved a notable double on the new U.K…

  13. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  14. Bonnie Raitt / Oct. 11, 2005 / Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theater)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly spirits -- all over the country. And she was feeling them when she and her band hit Ann Arbor for the fifth show of their N Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly…

  15. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  16. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for…

  17. Merge Signs GBV's Robert Pollard

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a double-disc album, "From a Compound Eye." Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a…

  18. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, it will be presen Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George…

  19. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, Wilco, Carly Simon Performances by Juan Luis Guerra, Los Tigres Del Norte, Kumbia Kings, Julieta Venegas and a pairing of Bebo Valdes, Cachao, Arturo Sandoval, Johnny Pacheco, Generoso Jimenez and Ed Calle are confirmed for the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. The event will…

  20. Oasis, Gorillaz Nab Two Q Awards

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis confirmed its influential status in the industry by clinching two of the top prizes at this year's Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 10) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Oasis confirmed its influential status in the industry by clinching two of the top prizes at this year's Q…

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