1. Supergrass / Sept. 27, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and cavorting to the top of the U.K. charts. The group is older, larger and showing classic signs of maturity f Supergrass is a decade removed from debuting as a trio of teenagers, mugging for cameras and…

  2. ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain’s biographer takes on the great rock guitarist’s legacy and misses the mark. Kurt Cobain’s biographer takes on the great rock guitarist’s legacy and misses the mark. Cross, former editor of the Seattle alternative weekly The Rocket, reached bestseller lists with his biography of…

  3. Seattle Vet Endino Readies New Album

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although he'll forever be best known for producing such Seattle classics as Nirvana's "Bleach" and Soundgarden's "Screaming Life," Jack Endino is a musician himself, having led the oft-overlooked Skin Although he'll forever be best known for producing…

  4. An MC of historically unblinking morbidity, New

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An MC of historically unblinking morbidity, New York's Cage drops his Def Jux debut in the swirl of a mighty buzz but packs the lyrical bones to back it up. An MC of historically unblinking morbidity, New York's Cage drops his Def Jux debut in the swirl of a mighty buzz but packs…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ludacris, Austin City Limits, Jamarama Live!

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ludacris, Austin City Limits, Jamarama Live! Rapper Ludacris will hit the XM satellite radio airwaves beginning in January with his own weekly show, "Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris' Open Mic." The program will be highlighted by Ludacris' own music…

  6. Meat Puppets' Kirkwood Branches Out On 'Snow'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands. Since 2000, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood has been spotted in three different bands: a new version of the Meat Puppets, Eyes Adrift (which also included ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and ex-Sublime…

  7. Pharrell Flies Solo On 'In My Mind'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind," Nov. 15 via Star Trak/Interscope. Williams, who is now also going by the moniker Skate Board P, is joined on the first si Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind,…

  8. 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…

  9. Winwood Getting Back Into Traffic

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Traffic was going to tour in October of '04 and because of Jim Capaldi's untimely [illness], we weren't able to do that and so we felt that this DVD is a very fitting tribute to Jim," Winwood tells B In the wake of Traffic co-founder Jim Capaldi's death earlier…

  10. HorrorPops

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT They're A Lot Of Things, Just Don't Call 'Em Psychobillies When HorrorPops recorded "Bring It On!" (Hellcat/Epitaph), the band's members were basically just looking for an excuse to tour. "We love touring," says vocalist Patricia Day, who also plays the…

  11. The National, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Sept. 23, 2005 / Chicago (Schuba's)

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Friday night, the National played two shows at Schuba's, one of Chicago's cozier and more inviting clubs. The first, featuring Talkdemonic opening, failed to immediately sell out. The second, featurin There's a difference between buzz and hype. Buzz is an honest excitement…

  12. Vince Gill Gets Busy On New Album

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two years removed from his last solo album, Vince Gill recently started recording his next studio disc, which has a tentative early 2006 release date. Two years removed from his last solo album, Vince Gill recently started recording his next studio disc, which has a tentative early 2006…

  13. Live Goes Back To Basics For Epic Debut

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As for the 12-track album, it's due out in late winter/early spring 2006, with an extensive tour to follow. After releasing a greatest hits album last year and recently signing with Epic , veteran modern rock act Live has found new life as it enters the next chapter in its career. "…

  14. 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,…

  15. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson Country Crooner On her new album, Gretchen Wilson sings about being "on the stool side of the bar these days, buying everyone a round." Like much of the Epic album, "All Jacked Up," that lyric is an autobiographical glimpse into the meteoric career path of…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  19. Madonna In The Mix On New Dance Album

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has finalized the track list for her new album, "Confessions on a Dancefloor." Producer Stuart Price tells Billboard the 12-track set, due Nov. 15 via Warner Bros., is continuously mixed and t Madonna has finalized the track list for her new album , "Confessions on a…

  20. McEntire Gathers Old And New For "#1s"

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has included two new songs on her upcoming two-disc hits collection "Reba #1s." Due Nov. 22 via MCA Nashville, the set is the country superstar's 30th release through the label. Reba McEntire has included two new songs on her upcoming two-disc hits collection …

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