This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.
Lou Rawls Battling Cancer

Lou Rawls Battling Cancer

Singer Lou Rawls is being treated for lung cancer, and his estranged wife said he also has brain cancer and suggested his condition is dire.
Rush Bringing Vintage Performances To DVD

Rush Bringing Vintage Performances To DVD

Although Rush released a new live DVD, "R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour," just last month, the veteran Canadian rock trio is planning on reissuing several classic live performances in 2006.
Starbucks Unveiling Hear Music Coffeehouses

Starbucks Unveiling Hear Music Coffeehouses

While some traditional record retailers continue to shutter stores, Starbucks is unveiling two new Hear Music Coffeehouses. The stores integrate a coffee shop with a traditional record store and digital download outlet.
Classic ZZ Top Sets Due For Reissue

Classic ZZ Top Sets Due For Reissue

The seminal ZZ Top albums "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango!" will be reissued in expanded editions Feb. 28 via Warner Bros.
Tony Bennett Re-Signs With Columbia

Tony Bennett Re-Signs With Columbia

Fifty-five years after first signing with Columbia Records, Tony Bennett has renewed his recording deal with the Sony Music Label Group.
Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

The Beatles' Apple Corps has sued EMI for more than $52.9 million in a row over unpaid record royalties. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings in the High Court in London and New York's Supreme Court against EMI Records and Capitol Records, respectively.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undresses onstage during the first set of the evening and exposes his genitals to the mostly young, female audience.
Stern Bids Goodbye To Terrestrial Radio

Stern Bids Goodbye To Terrestrial Radio

The free ride for Howard Stern fans has ended. Stern, a New York radio fixture for 20 years and host of a syndicated show for 12 million daily listeners, bid farewell to his fans with a final show today on terrestrial radio.
Pollard Unveils Solo Tour Dates

Pollard Unveils Solo Tour Dates

So far, dates are scattered through late April, but more are expected to be added, including a mid-March appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

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