1. Two Indicted In Jackson Recording Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two men were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago as he flew to Santa Barbara, Calif., with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation. Two men were indicted on federal charges of secretly recording Michael Jackson two years ago…

  2. Billboard Bits: Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Willie Hutch, Trak Starz, 4AD Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died Monday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Hal Davis asked Hutch to help complete…

  3. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  4. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  5. Isobel Campbell, St. Etienne Sign New Deals

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2, while Saint Etienne has inked with Savoy Jazz. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2. Her previously announced collaborative album with Mark Lanegan…

  6. David Gray, Pussycat Dolls Lead U.K. Charts

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter David Gray scored his third U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sept. 18) as "Life In Slow Motion" (Atlantic) debuted at the top of the new chart. "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls featu British singer/songwriter David Gray scored his third U.K. No. 1…

  7. New 'Day' Dawns For Bon Jovi

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. To Jon Bon Jovi, each new Bon Jovi album is a musical diary chronicling moments in time. But for the Island Def Jam set "Have a Nice Day" (out Sept. 20), the veteran rocker says he looked further within himself and at the world than he…

  8. Audioslave's Cuban Visit Chronicled On CD, DVD

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The two-disc "Live in Cuba" captures Audioslave's recent historic visit to Cuba, where the band played the first outdoor free rock concert in the U.S.-embargoed island nation's Anti-Imperialist Plaza The upcoming two-disc "Live in Cuba" captures Audioslave's…

  9. 'ReAct Now' Downloads To Aid Katrina Relief

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent Reznor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers from last week's "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" telethon will soon be available as dow Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Portugal's pop phenomenon of the '90s, the Delfins premiere their album "Azul" ("Blue") in Madrid's Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.<br clear 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Depeche Mode, John Mayer

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Depeche Mode, John Mayer Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and George Strait are the first confirmed performers for the Country Music Association's 39th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show will air live on CBS.…

  12. First Wilco Live Album Due In November

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has set a Nov. 1 release for the Nonesuch concert document "Kicking Television -- Live in Chicago." Wilco has set a Nov. 1 release for the Nonesuch concert document "Kicking Television -- Live in Chicago." The double-disc set stitches together 23 tracks from four May…

  13. Casting Crowns -- Breaking The Mold

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Every once in a while there's a success story that defies the odds, overcomes obstacles, slays skeptics and rises from obscurity to top the charts. In today's Christian music community, it is Casting Crowns. The septet from Georgia…

  14. Prine, Miller Top Americana Awards

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the Americana Music Association's fourth annual Americana Honors & Awards, held Sept. 9 at Nashville's Ryman Auditori Veteran roots music artists Buddy Miller and John Prine took the top honors at the…

  15. New Songs Enliven Eurythmics Best-Of

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Eurythmics have re-teamed to record two new songs for the upcoming retrospective “Ultimate Collection,” due Nov. 8 via Arista. The Eurythmics have re-teamed to record two new songs for the upcoming retrospective “Ultimate Collection,” due Nov. 8 via Arista. The tracks “I've Got a…

  16. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trapt/Switchfoot Sonic Success When the singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" exploded, propelling sales of 2003's "The Beautiful Letdown" past the 2 million mark, Switchfoot looked like rock music's latest overnight success story. In truth,…

  17. Billboard Bits: DMB, Northern State, Nickelback

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Northern State, Nickelback Dave Matthews Band's latest studio album, "Stand Up," is only four months old, but the group is already itching to make its sequel. Indeed, according to RCA senior VP of marketing Hugh Surratt, a new DMB album could be out…

  18. Depeche Mode Unveils North American Tour

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode will begin its first North American tour in more than four years Nov. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Billboard.com can reveal. Depeche Mode will begin its first North American tour in more than four years Nov. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Billboard.com can reveal. The five-week arena…

  19. Kozelek's New Album Muse: Modest Mouse

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver as he is recording his own compositions, Mark Kozelek further indulges his interpretive bent on his next al Equally at home with putting his unique spin on songs by AC/DC, Neil Diamond and John Denver…

  20. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

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