1. Chart Beat

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Late country legend Johnny Cash earns a career high debut and this week marks the return of such veteran artists as Diana Ross, Bette Midler and Kate Bush. THE LEGEND GROWS: More than 46 years after making his first appearance on the Billboard album chart, Johnny Cash rewrites chart history…

  2. The Strokes Settle On 'Earth' Songs

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Strokes have selected the 14 songs that will be found on their third RCA album, "First Impressions of Earth." Due Jan. 3, the set is presently unsequenced but is generating early buzz thanks to th The Strokes have selected the 14 songs that will be found on their third RCA album…

  3. 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…

  4. Not So 'Tiny' Tunes

    October 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really gets into a band. When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really gets into a band. Having already released an album and an EP worth of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers, Kozelek…

  5. Cherryholmes Takes Top Bluegrass Honor

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cherryholmes was named entertainer of the year at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, held last night (Oct. 27) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Cherryholmes was named entertainer of the year at the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Association…

  6. Kozelek In A Modest Mood On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having already released an album and an EP worth of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers, Kozelek's latest muse is Modest Mouse, which exploded into the mainstream in 2004 after reigning for several years as on When Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek gets into a band, he really…

  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. Stars Set For 'Broadway Meets Country' Benefit

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading names from Broadway and country music have signed on for the aptly named benefit concert Broadway Meets Country. Leading names from Broadway and country music have signed on for the aptly named benefit concert Broadway Meets Country. As previously reported , the Nov. 12 event at…

  9. 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…

  10. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, "Feels"

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yohe returns from a top 10 debut with a sophomore effort that should firmly cement her place in the upper echelons of both the gospel and contemporary Christian markets. The '60s had the Fugs, the Godz and Holy Modal Rounders. The '70s had Gong. The '80s had the Flaming Lips…

  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. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

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

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Maggie's Farm" "Maggie's Farm" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume II/'65 (1971); Hard Rain (1976); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Real Live (1984) • Solomon Burke,…

  14. Usher Brings The 'Truth' On Live DVD

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher brings viewers into his world on the DVD "Behind the Truth: Truth Tour -- Live," which will be available Nov. 8 exclusively via Best Buy. The concert was shot in his Atlanta hometown and will mo Usher brings viewers into his world on the DVD "Behind the Truth: Truth Tour …

  15. 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…

  16. Kozelek Rocks With Hot Tears In 'Shopgirl'

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters principal Mark Kozelek didn't have to stray far from reality for his role in the new film "Shopgirl." Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters principal Mark Kozelek didn't have to stray far from reality for his role in the new film "Shopgirl.…

  17. Aiden

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The latest addition to the Victory Records family makes the upstart label proud. Although Aiden has only been together for two years, Seattle-based band has already built quite a fanbase. Enough, in fact, its label debut, "Nightmare Anatomy" (Victory), last week entered Billboard&…

  18. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of…

  19. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter…

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