1. Beck / Oct. 6, 2005 / New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The word was that Beck was sick -- but at least he had seven people to cover for him during an Oct. 6 show in New York. Once upon a time when Beck was still a "Loser" and hadn't a despairing "Sea Chan The word was that Beck was sick -- but at least he had seven people to…

  2. 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…

  3. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors: the songwriters who toiled in humble…

  4. 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…

  5. Gary Allan, Hanna-McEuen / Oct. 5, 2005 / Nashville (City Hall)

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show their support for an entertainer whose influences come as much from his home state of California and the Bakersfield soun Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show…

  6. 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"…

  7. Metal Veterans Salute Iron Maiden

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. Iron Maiden celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so it's fitting that the band is being celebrated by a host of compatriots. "Numbers From…

  8. 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…

  9. Dead Kennedys Cancel Appearance Over Sponsorship

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of an Oct. 29 Los Angeles show, citing sponsorship by Coors Brewing Company as the reason. The veteran punk group was to play along with Suicidal Tendencies, the Germ The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of an Oct. 29 Los Angeles show, citing sponsorship by…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  11. 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," "…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  13. Ozzy Emerges From 'Under Cover'

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Newly recorded covers of John Lennon's "Woman," Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way" and the Moody Blues' "Go Now" will be found on the Ozzy Osbourne collection "Under Cover," due Nov. 1 as a Dualdisc via Newly recorded covers of John Lennon&…

  14. Tunes On TV

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 3-9, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 3 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artists: Kelly Clarkson, Hawthorne Heights. "GAC Nights," Great…

  15. Mother Love Bone Frontman Remembered In Film

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To some, Seattle band Mother Love Bone is best known as the precursor to Pearl Jam, as both bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard were members. To some, Seattle band Mother Love Bone is best known as the precursor to Pearl Jam, as both bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard…

  16. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  17. 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,…

  18. Crow Picks 'Wildflower'

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier to be an artist," Sheryl Crow says. "It's good knowing that I'm not in the game to be competing with really young groups of kids on the radio. Or to, you know "Now that I'm in my 40s, it's much easier…

  19. Royksopp / Sept. 20, 2005 / Toronto (Opera House)

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks to its 2001 debut, "Melody A.M." The Norwegian electro-pop duo of Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge, otherwise known as Royksopp, became quick stars thanks…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

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