1. Mike Peters

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frontman of the Alarm on the road with fellow 'survivors' from the Stray Cats, the Damned and Spear Of Destiny in the United States and England. Thursday 22nd September-California I'm driving back from the House of Blues in Anaheim. What a night. It was the opening show of the…

  2. Bacharach Spends 'Time' With Costello, Dr. Dre

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Burt Bacharach gets assistance from Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Dr. Dre on his first solo album since 1977, "At This Time." Due Nov…

  3. Lohan Puts 'Heart' Into Second Album

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lindsay Lohan gets personal on her new single, "Confessions of a Broken Heart," which doubles as the title track of her sophomore album. The set is due Nov. 22 via Casablanca/Universal; the single, wh Lindsay Lohan gets personal on her new single, "Confessions of a Broken Heart…

  4. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the section boasts several articles examining…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Verve Boxes Up 'Remixed' Collections

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc with previously unreleased material. Verve will on Nov. 1 unveil a four-disc boxed set featuring its three prior "Verve Remixed" albums plus a bonus disc…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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. "…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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