Tough Love

Tough Love

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.
Nice

Nice

The third full U.S.
Gettin Wise

Gettin Wise

Brassy has yet to meet a funky bassline it did not like. In fact, through the entirety of the quartet's second U.S.
Big Easy Promoting Music

Big Easy Promoting Music

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.
Bon Jovi 'Feels Right' On Acoustic Set

Bon Jovi 'Feels Right' On Acoustic Set

Bon Jovi will on Nov. 4 release "This Left Feels Right," featuring acoustic reinterpretations of the band's greatest hits, as well as two new songs.
HOOBASTANK

HOOBASTANK

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."
Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

Hooker's Last Album Due Next Month

The album blues great John Lee Hooker was working on at the time of his death will be released next month. "Face to Face," which Hooker was completing with his daughter Zakiya, is due Oct. 28.
Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

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.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

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.
Bow Wow To Play Teen 'Prez'

Bow Wow To Play Teen 'Prez'

Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez."

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