1. Ask Billboard

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about INXS, 'Fast Times' and Expose. 'ROCK STAR' REALITY Keith, I see that "The Best of INXS" recently rose to No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart. Any idea as to whether the CBS reality "Rock Star: INXS"…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star-studded…

  3. TunesOnTV

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 10-16, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 10 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Goo Goo Dolls. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: George Huff (also scheduled: Denis Leary). "Total Request…

  4. 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…

  5. The Week In New Releases

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Jamie Cullum, Danger Doom and more. Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from music legend Doly Parton, "Those Were the Days," featuring collaborations with Norah Jones, Keith Urban and Alison Krauss,…

  6. Hot Product

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from music legend Doly Parton, "Those Were the Days," featuring collaborations with Norah Jones, Keith Urban and Alison Krauss, among many others (Sugar Hill). An album from reunited U.K. rock quartet…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  9. Cowboy Troy

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Out on the road with Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, the self-proclaimed "hick-hop" artist checks in with tales of food and music on the highway. Yo hawww!!!! Now that it's out of my system let's get down to brass tacks (whatever that means). Right…

  10. Billboard Bits: Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter Slipknot's nine members will appear as unlockable characters in the upcoming video game "Infected," which will be released next month for PSP by Majesco Entertainment. The group has also contributed the tracks "Eyeless," "…

  11. Kanye's 'Gold Digger' Still Strong On Billboard Charts

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx again stays on top of several Billboard charts. For the fifth week in a row, the song is fir Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye…

  12. Rhino Expands Browne's 'Running On Empty'

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Browne's 1978 album "Running on Empty" will be recharged Nov. 15 in an expanded and remastered CD/DVD edition via Rhino. Jackson Browne's 1978 album "Running on Empty" will be recharged Nov. 15 in an expanded and remastered CD/DVD edition via Rhino. The…

  13. 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…

  14. Bookmakers Say Geldof, Bono Could Win Nobel Prize

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (Oct. 7), alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms and a peace br Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Barbra Streisand sings her farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - In a Los Angeles Times editorial, Yusuf Islam blasts the United States' system of screening airline…

  16. Beanie Sigel Acquitted On Murder Charge

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted today (Sept. 26) in Philadelphia on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street. Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted today (Sept. 26) in Philadelphia on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city…

  17. Elton's 'Lestat' Hitting Broadway In April

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Lestat," the first musical Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin have written together, will open April 13 on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, with preview performances due to begin March 11. "Lestat," the first musical Elton John and longtime lyricist Bernie…

  18. Update: D'Angelo Okay After Virginia Car Crash

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond, Va., hospital after being injured during a Sept. 19 car accident. According to a statement from the Virginia State Poli Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond,…

  19. Pussycat Dolls, David Gray Rule U.K. Charts

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and album charts with "Don't Cha" and "Life in Slow Motion" respectively, while Kanye West scored a new hit single and Bon Jovi, Barbra S Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and…

  20. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

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