Amos Inaugurating 'Bootleg' Series

Amos Inaugurating 'Bootleg' Series

Joining a growing trend, Tori Amos has taken the plunge into officially sanctioned live recordings, of which she plans to release six this year.
Duran Duran Reunion Captured On DVD

Duran Duran Reunion Captured On DVD

If you didn't catch the first tour by the original Duran Duran lineup in 20 years, you'll get a second chance, and in the comfort of your living room.
Blunt Remains Strong On U.K. Charts

Blunt Remains Strong On U.K. Charts

English singer/songwriter James Blunt continues to have the British sales charts in a stranglehold, starting a fifth week atop the album survey yesterday (Aug. 7) with "Back to Bedlam" and a fourth on the singles tally with "You're Beautiful" (Atlantic).
Cuban Legend Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

Cuban Legend Ibrahim Ferrer Dies

Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, died Saturday (Aug. 6) in Havana at the age of 78. The artist was hospitalized three days earlier with gastroenteritis and "his condition worsened and he died of multiple organ failure," said his manager, Daniel Florestan.
Inaugural New York Festival Renamed, Expanded

Inaugural New York Festival Renamed, Expanded

The inaugural New York music festival initially dubbed Across the Pond has been rechristened Across the Narrows. Set for Oct. 1-2 at Brooklyn's Keyspan Park and Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the event will feature headlining sets from Oasis, the Killers, Beck and the Pixies. Other bands on the bill include Doves, Built To Spill, Belle & Sebastian and Rilo Kiley.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1986 - David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is released from prison after serving time for drug and weapons charges.
Marc Cohn Survives Denver Shooting

Marc Cohn Survives Denver Shooting

Grammy-winning singer Marc Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking after a concert in Denver but survived with only minor injuries, police said.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers.

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