1. The New Pornographers / Oct. 9, 2005 / Toronto (Phoenix Concert Theatre)

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers are guilty of taking the basic elements of pop rock -- sweet arrangements, melodies and harmonies -- and creating timeless, shiny, sugar-coated nuggets that you can't really get The New Pornographers are guilty of taking the basic elements of pop rock -- sweet…

  2. Keller Williams / Sept. 24, 2005 / Tampa Theatre (Tampa, Fla.)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that at its best results in something akin to synchronicity. Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that…

  3. Slug Keeps Growing On New Atmosphere Album

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the Minneapolis rapper Slug, one-half of acclaimed Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere, is finally stepping outside himself. Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the…

  4. Bonnie Raitt / Oct. 11, 2005 / Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Theater)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly spirits -- all over the country. And she was feeling them when she and her band hit Ann Arbor for the fifth show of their N Bonnie Raitt's been around long enough to have ghosts -- or at east friendly…

  5. Billboard Bits: Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately…

  6. Sonic Youth Moving On Without O'Rourke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke, who has been part of the band on stage and in the studio since 2002's "Murray Street." Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi…

  7. Withers In No Hurry To Make New Album

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and sing." That is the advice rock icon Graham Nash offered 34 years ago to a nervous Bill Withers. The occasion? The recording of Withers' "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Linkin Park, Sheryl Crow, non-English hits, Academy Award winning artists and more with readers. LIKIN' LINKIN Hi Fred! Great column! As a late-blooming Linkin Park fan, could you summarize their total entries on any Billboard chart? Even though I found myself singing…

  9. Welcome To The New Billboard.com!

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result of nearly a year of planning, design and development to recreate Billboard.com. As you poke around, you'll see we've done a lot more than s We've been very busy... What you're looking at is the result…

  10. Dulli Goes Direct To Indie Stores

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has experienced life on an indie label and life on a major. Now he is finding that an artist may not need a label at all. Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has experienced life on an indie label and life on a major. Now he is finding that an…

  11. P.O.D. Goes To 'War' On New EP

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While it prepares for the release its upcoming studio album, "Testify," rock act P.O.D. will tide fans over with "The Warriors EP Vol. 2." While it prepares for the release its upcoming studio album, "Testify," rock act P.O.D. will tide fans over with "The…

  12. Cullum Has New 'Tales' To Tell

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. The spunky 26-year-old pianist's appeal ranges from teenagers to the fiftysomething crowd. And he not only entertains with a plucky panache but also displays heartfel You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the…

  13. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  14. 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…

  15. Mike Peters

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men walk into a recording studio for the first time and the results are even better than expected. Mike Peters Thursday 6th October-Cleethorpes A drive out to the East Coast, Cleethorpes and the fresh sea air. Jim and I take a walk down the beach and into the small town.…

  16. Cowboy Troy

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A show in the rain, a hometown crowd, a few days off and a little studio time are all part of the past week of Cowboy Troy's life. Whew!! Diggity-dig this!!! On Oct. 8, Big & Rich and I had a truly energetic show in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was pretty cold and raining but the fans…

  17. Billboard Bits: Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Wyclef/Norah, Roadrunner, Flower 15 Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones have recorded a song in tribute to hurricane victims, "Any Other Day," which will be sent to radio stations and made available for digital download tomorrow (Oct. 14) through MSN Music. All proceeds go to the…

  18. Bonus Tracks Pack Eurythmics Reissues

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member Dave Stewart. Each of the act's eight albums has been bolstered with bonus tracks -- 44 in all, 11 of which are The entirety of the Eurythmics catalog has been remastered and expanded by group member…

  19. Gordon Speaks His 'Mind' On New Album

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back in 1977. But whether rockabilly is the flavor of the moment or not, the singer continues his longstanding l The rockabilly revival has come and gone twice since Robert Gordon ignited the movement back…

  20. Kanye's 'Gold' Streak Continues On Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Billboard chart for the sixth week in a row. The single achieves the same distinction on Hot Ringtones, p Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns…

Pages