1. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton/Dolly

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Elton John and Dolly Parton. Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity Keep a Child Alive at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer…

  2. M.C. Hammer Publishing Catalog Up For Sale

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankruptcy in Cali Music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley…

  3. Voodoo Brings New Orleans Musicians Back Home

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST A major music event hadn't been held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in late August, but the Voodoo Music Experience pulled it off Saturday without a hitch. Festival producer S A major music event hadn't been held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina…

  4. DMB's Red Rocks 'Weekend' Heads To CD/DVD

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's Sept. 9-12 stand at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which included a benefit that raised $1.5 million for hurricane victims, will be available beginning Nov. 29 in a vari Dave Matthews Band's Sept. 9-12 stand at Colorado's famed Red Rocks…

  5. Anastasio Takes A 'Shine' To Solo Career

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new album and the new career chapter he's begun. Slightly hoarse from a day of talking to the press, he laughs freque On a monsoon-like afternoon in New York, Trey Anastasio is eager to talk about his new…

  6. Chart Beat

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stevie makes his highest album chart debut since the mid-'70s, Madonna posts her 51st Hot 100 single, Shakira breaks a Hot Latin Songs record, plus news on Rod Stewart, Gwen Stefanin & others. DELIVERED: It took a while, but it was worth it. Stevie Wonder's long-promised "A…

  7. Billboard Bits: Nine Inch Nails, Billy Bragg, Low

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Nine Inch Nails, Billy Bragg, Low After being out of print for the past several years, Nine Inch Nails' 1989 album "Pretty Hate Machine" will be reissued Nov. 22 via Rykodisc. The set was originally issued by TVT, which auctioned it off during an asset sale earlier this…

  8. LL Cool J Gets Busy On New Album

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is at work on his as-yet-untitled next Def Jam album, which is expected to be released sometime in 2006. LL Cool J is at work on his as-yet-untitled next Def Jam album, which is expected to be released sometime in 2006. Backstage last night (Oct. 26) at the BET 25th anniversary…

  9. DIGABLE PLANETS, "Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles"

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT They regrouped for a long-in-coming reunion at this year's Lollapalooza, but when around for real, the caramel-smooth Digable Planets lasted for just two albums before dissolving in 1996. They regrouped for a long-in-coming reunion at this year's Lollapalooza, but when around for…

  10. Kanye's 'Gold' Begins Eighth Week At No. 1

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In its 14th week on the chart, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100. The song is No. 1 on the big chart for an eighth straight week and also tops the Pop 100 for a si In its 14th week on the chart, Kanye West's "Gold Digger"…

  11. 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…

  12. 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) • 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 …

  13. Elton Repaves 'Peachtree Road'

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elton John will on Nov. 22 release an expanded, double-disc edition of his 2004 Universal album, "Peachtree Road." Elton John will on Nov. 22 release an expanded, double-disc edition of his 2004 Universal album, "Peachtree Road." In addition to the original album, the…

  14. Jazz Veteran Shirley Horn Dies

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20) at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, M Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery…

  15. Pearl Jam Gets OK For Sao Paulo Show

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of doubts, Sao Paulo's mayor had agreed to allow Pearl Jam to perform in the Brazilian city's biggest stadium. After weeks of doubts, Sao Paulo's mayor had agreed to allow Pearl Jam to perform in the Brazilian city's biggest stadium. More than 40,000 fans are…

  16. Crystal Method Scores With 'London'

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronica duo the Crystal Method will unveil its own Tiny E label with the Jan. 24 release of its first film soundtrack, "London." Electronica duo the Crystal Method will unveil its own Tiny E label with the Jan. 24 release of its first film soundtrack, "London." The…

  17. 'Gold Digger' Mines Another Week On Top

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week straight, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx is in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also begins a seventh frame at No. 1 on the Hot Ringtones chart and For the seventh week straight, Kanye West's "Gold Digger"…

  18. 6 Questions With Alicia Keys

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In less than five years, Alicia Keys has accomplished more than seasoned performers twice her age, from releasing two multiplatinum albums and winning nine Grammy Awards to consistently selling out co In less than five years, Alicia Keys has accomplished more than seasoned performers twice…

  19. Killers Box Up 'Hot Fuss' Singles

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition, the Killers will on Nov. 22 offer a boxed set featuring individual 7-inch vinyl singles for every track on the album. Having already reissued its Island debut, "Hot Fuss" in an expanded edition,…

  20. NIN To Play Both Voodoo Shows

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails will play both nights of the Voodoo Music Experience, which will be held Oct. 29 in New Orleans and the following night in Memphis. Nine Inch Nails will play both nights of the Voodoo Music Experience, which will be held Oct. 29 in New Orleans and the following night in…

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