1. Bloodsimple / Sept. 24, 2005 / Levittown, N.Y. (Club Voltage)

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore may have been born in Washington, D.C., yet it is in the New York tri-state area that the musical form has thrived for three decades now. Hardcore may have been born in Washington, D.C., yet it is in the New York tri-state area that the musical form has thrived for three decades now.…

  2. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Twista/Trina Do The Twist Atlantic labelmates Twista and Trina storm back this week with new albums. Twista's "The Day After" is led by first single "Girl Tonite" featuring Trey Songz. The cut is No. 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Patty Loveless releases her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Rockabilly singer/guitarist Ronnie Dawson dies at his East Dallas home after a yearlong fight with throat cancer.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Usher, Stones, Mellencamp, Daddy Yankee

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Daddy Yankee Usher will headline an Oct. 9 concert at Atlanta's Philips Arena, with proceeds to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Organizers are setting aside 5,000 free tickets for hurricane evacuees who were relocated to…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  6. Pharrell Flies Solo On 'In My Mind'

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind," Nov. 15 via Star Trak/Interscope. Williams, who is now also going by the moniker Skate Board P, is joined on the first si Neptunes hitmaker Pharrell Williams will release his solo debut, "In My Mind,…

  7. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  8. Coldplay, Gorillaz Top MTV Europe Nominations

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each. Coldplay and Gorillaz lead the nominations list for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 with five each. The 12th annual event will be held Nov. 3 in Lisbon and will be broadcast live on MTV in…

  9. Billboard Bits: Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rock'n'Reel, Celine Dion, T. Rex Low, Elf Power, Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, Buddy Miller and Brandi Carlile are among the artists that will play at the 2005 Paste Rock'n'Reel Festival. Set for Oct. 22-23 in Decatur, Ga., the event is organized by the music…

  10. TV

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT, 26 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Josh Groban, Tracy Chapman. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Boz Scaggs (also scheduled: Denise Richards,…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>To launch Creed singer Scott Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation, the band and Wind-Up Records release a limited edition single of Creed's hit song "With Arms Wide Open." A donation o 2003 - British singer Robert Palmer, best known for his…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses INXS, chart rules, feats and more with readers. GOOD FORTUNE Fred, If you’ve been following the "Rock Star: INXS" TV series, you know that Canadian J.D. Fortune has been selected as the new lead singer of INXS. I think it’s an inspired choice. His slightly bad…

  14. Destiny's Child Rounds Up Hits, New Songs

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a live DVD first reported here last month, the soon-to-split Destiny's Child will say goodbye to fans with the album "#1's," due Oct. 25 via Music World/Columbia. The set will include t In addition to a live DVD first reported here last month, the soon-to…

  15. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  16. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>"Reverb," HBO's live music show, debuts with performances from Alanis Morissette and Everlast.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video…

  18. Isobel Campbell, St. Etienne Sign New Deals

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2, while Saint Etienne has inked with Savoy Jazz. Former Belle & Sebastian principal Isobel Campbell has signed a worldwide deal with V2. Her previously announced collaborative album with Mark Lanegan…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

  20. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Earth Wind & Fire All The Elements Earth, Wind & Fire have influenced many of today's soul and hip-hop artists with such classic songs as "Keep Your Head to the Sky" and "Shining Star." Now, the group has enlisted several of the acts it has inspired for its…

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