If he were on a major label, he would surely be hailed as "the next big thing." That said, consider Ed Hamell (aka Hamell on Trial) the next "little big man." A genuinely funny guy with a social conscience, a loud mouth and serious songwriting cred, his punk-folk acoustic blasts are like a punchline to the establishment's groin.
New Orleans is launching a major program designed to promote the city's musical heritage, support local musicians and squash local CD piracy. The initiative will be announced today (Sept. 12) by Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via Island, but it still has no name. "Everyday we go, 'OK, today's the day we will come up with a title,'" vocalist Doug Robb says while laughing. "Then the whole day passes and we say the same thing the next day."
American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill health in recent years, and had been hospitalized repeatedly in the months preceding his death. His wife of 35 years, singer June Carter Cash, died at 73 on May 15 following heart surgery.
2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while he was in the city for a performance at the Blue Note nightclub.