1. U2 Dominates Billboard Touring Awards

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards, winning top tour for its Vertigo trek, top draw and top Boxscore for its June 24-27 dates at Croke Pa U2 came away with the most honors at last night's (Oct. 26) Billboard…

  2. Billboard Bits: Cream, El Tri, Connick

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Cream, El Tri, Connick Cream's recent live album "Royal Albert Hall London: May 2-3, 5-6" will be released as a triple-vinyl set Dec. 13 via Reprise. The set debuted earlier this month at No. 59 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 19,000 copies in the United…

  3. Bacharach To Test New Material In Buffalo

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will give Burt Bacharach his first stateside feedback on his deeply personal new album, "At Thi Friday (Oct. 28) and Saturday night's concerts in Buffalo, N.Y., with the…

  4. Simpson Strikes Back: Ashlee Scores 2nd No. 1

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week, notching her second chart-topper with "I Am Me." With sales of 220,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, S Ashlee Simpson staves off a slew of Billboard 200 chart veterans this week,…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two The Glass Houses tour, Billy's fourth extensive and extended tour in as many years, played throughout Israel and Europe during the early days of the spring of 1980, and played throughout the United States until late into the summer. In June he played another five sold-out nights…

  9. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part four Made His Move on Christie Lee After a relatively short tour that culminated with a New Year's Eve performance at Madison Square Garden, Billy found himself back home. Only now the home was empty. "I just have to get used to being on my own," he said. "I'm…

  10. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part five Billy and Christie effectively announced their relationship with the release of the second single from the album, "Uptown Girl." "'Uptown Girl' is a joke song," Billy says. "It's a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ... It's a…

  11. FIFA Drafts Gabriel For World Cup Ceremony

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The world soccer body FIFA has tapped Peter Gabriel to organize the opening ceremony for next year's World Cup finals in Germany. The world soccer body FIFA has tapped Peter Gabriel to organize the opening ceremony for next year's World Cup finals in Germany. The man who only…

  12. Roth Named As One Of Stern's Replacements

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infinity Broadcasting ended today (Oct. 25). The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infinity Broadcasting ended today (Oct. 25). Splitting its morning strategy by regions, the company…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

  14. Queen + Paul Rodgers / Oct. 16, 2005 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ultimately, the night belonged to Freddie Mercury, who was present in spirit and vision as old concert and newsreel footage danced across the giant screen above the stage throughout the show. I believe it was Dave Grohl who once said the only two men he has ever seen properly control a crowd…

  15. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. With five wins, Missy Higgins dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Asociation awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome.…

  16. Prosecutors Push To Use Spector Comment

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors in the Phil Spector murder case asked a judge to allow statements the music producer made to police shortly after an actress was shot to death at his home in 2003 to be used at his trial. Prosecutors in the Phil Spector murder case asked a judge to allow statements the music…

  17. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  18. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  19. U.K. Rockers Sip From Potter's 'Goblet'

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pulp vocalist Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and drummer Phil Selway will be seen next month in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," playing members of a band that performs at Pulp vocalist Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and drummer…

  20. Henry Rollins / Oct. 20, 2005 / Levittown, N.Y. (Governors Comedy Cabaret)

    October 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be classified as comedy. Although he's often billed as a spoken word performer, Henry Rollins' humorous and insightful monologues could easily be…

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