1. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway composer and jazz pianist Cy Coleman dis of a…

  2. Common, Mudvayne Join Big Day Out Lineup

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out…

  3. NEIL YOUNG NATION: A Quest, an Obsession (and a True Story)

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. In 2004, Chong was nearing…

  4. Billboard Bits: Company Flow, UB40, Mogwai

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Company Flow, UB40, Mogwai New York-based hip-hop label Definitive Jux has acquired the masters of Company Flow's 1997 album "Funcrusher Plus," originally released on Rawkus. With its minimalist atmosopherics and left-wing politics, the group -- founded by producer El-P…

  5. Big & Rich Ride Again

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, Big & Rich are at it again. A year-and-a-half after shaking up the country music industry with their debut album, "Horse of a Different Color," Big & Rich are at it again. On the pair'…

  6. OZZY OSBOURNE, "Under Cover"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Under Cover" is essentially Disc 4 of this spring's "Prince of Darkness" box set, but for reasons that trouble the imagination, it mercilessly omits the "Born To Be Wild" duet with Miss Piggy. "Under Cover" is essentially Disc 4 of this spring&…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Bobby "Blue" Band receive lifetime achievement awards from the Blues Foundation at a ceremony held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.< 2004 - Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. …

  8. Kweli Teams With Koch For New Album

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Right About Now." Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Right About Now." Led by the singles "…

  9. Stranger's Stories Push O.A.R. To New Heights

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Road-tested pop rock group O.A.R. pushed to create something deeper with 'Stories of a Stranger' "We've almost bled this stuff for the last year, it's been so much sacrifice and pain," says O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) drummer Chris Culos of the band's new album…

  10. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, "Summer in the Southeast"

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is best known these days for his traveling troubadour persona Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is…

  11. Refused And The 'Punk' That Never Was

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An obscure punk album serves as one man's musical 'missing link.' They told me that the classics never go out of style, but they do, they do. Somehow baby, I never thought that we do too. These are the first words you hear on Swedish band Refused's 1998 swansong, "The…

  12. Stones Dig Up Rarities For Starbucks CD

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Rarities 1971-2003" will be released simultaneously on Nov. 22 in both Starbucks-owned outlets and in traditional music stores across the United States and Canada. Virgin will handle the foreign rele As first tipped here in July, the Rolling Stones will release an album of rare…

  13. 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…

  14. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "…

  15. SAINT MORRISSEY: A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. Barely two pages into this "psychobio" of the former lead signer of The…

  16. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  17. Ask Billboard

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera and more. THE FLIP SIDE OF THE STONES Keith, Can you give me any information on the Rolling Stones' b-sides CD that is about to be released by EMI? I believe it will be released in November. I am…

  18. Gary Allan, Hanna-McEuen / Oct. 5, 2005 / Nashville (City Hall)

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show their support for an entertainer whose influences come as much from his home state of California and the Bakersfield soun Gary Allan fans crowded into one of Nashville's newest clubs on Oct. 5 to show…

  19. Eminem Fuels Retirement Rumors With Best-Of

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem is eyeing a Dec. 6 release for his first retrospective, "Curtain Call." Accordin Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take…

  20. Recordings, Concerts Raise More Hurricane Funds

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The recording also features Terry Dexter and the First Full Gospel Choir of New Orleans. Michael McDonald, Wynona Judd and Eric Benét have joined forces to record "Heart of America," a song to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity 's hurricane aid. The track is already available…

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