1. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Following in the footsteps of Garth Brooks, Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of its newest album "Re-Load."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Van Morrison is ordered in London&…

  2. 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…

  3. Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera…

  5. Jay-Z, Nas Bury The Hatchet At N.Y. Show

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on-stage last night (Oct. 27) during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Ai New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on…

  6. 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…

  7. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two We was in church every time that church door was open. That was a must, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Saturday night Mama would cook our dinner. Then we'd all get up about 6:30 Sunday morning, 'cause everyone had to take their bath -- seven children, one bathroom! -- so…

  8. 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.…

  9. Spector's Lawyers Fight Deposition Release

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defense lawyers in Phil Spector's murder case filed a motion to block the prosecution from obtaining the record producer's deposition in a lawsuit he filed against his former defense attorney. Defense lawyers in Phil Spector's murder case filed a motion to block the prosecution…

  10. Biz Veterans Debate Cult Of Celebrity

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For recording artists who have captured the public's interest not with their talent but mostly with their offstage personal affairs, today's culture of celebrity can be both a blessing and a curse. For recording artists who have captured the public's interest not with their…

  11. Chart Beat

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Scores a career best, Depeche Mode returns, plus chart news involving Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow, Santana, Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls and Jordan Knight. DOLLY WOULD: Dolly Parton's new album is the highest-debuting set of her career on The Billboard 200. "…

  12. FATLIP, "Theloneliest Punk"

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-in-coming solo record from the Pharcyde exile culminates in "What's Up Fatlip?" a piano-powered track (with accompanying Spike Jonze video) in which the "emotionally scarred" MC pretty much f The long-in-coming solo record from the Pharcyde exile culminates…

  13. 'Mouse' Hunt

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends he is talking to cartoons. Rapper Daniel Dumile's MF Doom moniker is a nod to Marvel Comics villain Dr. Doom, and when he is alone, he admits, he pretends…

  14. The Posies / Sept. 29, 2005 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Posies aren't exactly young anymore -- Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer have been playing together since the '80s. They've broken up and reformed, they both have other jobs and they just ended a seve The Posies aren't exactly young anymore -- Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer…

  15. 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…

  16. Billboard Bits: All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on All Tomorrow's Parties, Vegas NYE, Aphex Twin Ween, the Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Mudhoney and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will each curate a night of music as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties' the United Sounds of ATP event. The shows will be held May 12-14 and May 19-21, 2006,…

  17. Reunited Fugees Plan Euro Tour

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After releasing their first single in nearly a decade, the Fugees continue their reunion with a set of European tour dates planned for the end of the year. After releasing their first single in nearly a decade, the Fugees continue their reunion with a set of European tour dates planned for…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses 'greatest hits' collections, chart methodology and more with readers. THE GREATEST GREATEST HITS Hi Fred, I remember reading that when Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in 1990, it was the highest peak for a greatest…

  19. HIP HOP MATTERS: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop music and culture is (again) at a crossroads, we're told: it can either redefine its legitimacy or continue to be a pawn in the corporate machine. Hip-hop music and culture is (again) at a crossroads, we're told: it can either redefine its legitimacy or continue to be a pawn…

  20. Judge Freezes 'Suge' Knight's Assets

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles judge has frozen rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's assets in a ruling that favors an imprisoned drug dealer who wants half of a $107 million award to the inmate's wife, who claimed Knight A Los Angeles judge has frozen rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight&…

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