Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

Dozens Of Acts Sign On For Merlefest

Some of the top names in bluegrass and country music have signed on for the 2005 edition of MerleFest, to be held April 28-May 1 at Wilkesboro, N.C.
Secret Machines Working Out New Tunes On Tour

Secret Machines Working Out New Tunes On Tour

Despite the fact the majority of the next set is ostensibly written, singer/bassist/keyboardist Brandon Curtis stresses its musical direction remains elusive.
Tina Greets Best-Of With 'Open Arms'

Tina Greets Best-Of With 'Open Arms'

Three new songs will grace the Tina Turner retrospective "All the Best," due Nov. 1 internationally via EMI and tentatively in February in North America.
The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth studio set for Reprise opens with 267,000 copies.
Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

Jansky Tops Christian Country Noms

With nods in five categories, Clifton Jansky is the top nominee for the 10th annual Christian Country Music Association Awards. Josh Turner and Lisa Ryan will host the awards show, set for Nov. 4 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Etheridge Heading To The Small Screen

Etheridge Heading To The Small Screen

Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to television as the star of an ABC sitcom. After competitive bidding among several networks, the project from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Brad Grey TV landed at ABC.
Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

Reed, Roots, Macy To Rock For Vanity Fair

Lou Reed, the Roots and Macy Gray are among the acts confirmed for Vanity Fair and DKNY Jeans' "In Concert," to be held Oct. 21 at New York's Irving Plaza and Oct. 23 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
B&E: Black Keys & Mindi Abair

B&E: Black Keys & Mindi Abair

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Black Keys and Mindi Abair.
'WomenRock!' Celebrates Lifetime, Cancer Awareness

'WomenRock!' Celebrates Lifetime, Cancer Awareness

Blondie, Kelly Clarkson and En Vogue are among the artists who will perform tonight (Sept. 28) for an invited audience at the fifth annual WomenRock! Concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
Cam'ron Drafts Pals Into 'Purple Haze'

Cam'ron Drafts Pals Into 'Purple Haze'

With a guest list that includes hot players Kanye West and Twista, Cam'ron is preparing the release of his new album, "Purple Haze." Due Dec. 7 via Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella, the set is said to boast the vivid street imagery that is the rapper's hallmark. To that end, a short film is planned to accompany the album's release.
Chaka Khan's Son Arrested For Murder

Chaka Khan's Son Arrested For Murder

The 25-year-old son of veteran R&B singer Chaka Khan has been arrested for murder after shooting another man while they fought over a gun, according to Los Angeles police.

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