1. Radiohead, Johnson Headlining All Points West

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Radiohead and Jack Johnson will headline the first All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 8-10 at Liberty State Park, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan As expected , Radiohead and Jack Johnson will headline the first All Points West Music &…

  2. Beyonce Starring In Chess Records Film

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her resume. The 10-time Grammy winner has signed on to executive produce and star as Etta James in Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG Fi Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  4. Spears' Parents: Britney Is 'At Risk'

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Why was she released? That's the lingering question after Britney Spears was discharged from the hospital yesterday (Feb. 6) over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist and against the wishes Why was she released? That's the lingering question after Britney Spears was…

  5. Billboard Bits: Dr. John, Kanye West

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. John has signed with the Savoy Label Group's 429 Records and will be releasing his next effort through the imprint in May. Dr. John has signed with the Savoy Label Group's 429 Records and will be releasing his next effort through the imprint in May. Tentatively titled "The…

  6. Spears' Father To Remain As Conservator

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears to her father and an attorney until Feb. 14 and appointed a physician to evaluate her competence to make de A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears…

  7. Spears To Remain Hospitalized For 14 Days

    February 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fallen pop princess Britney Spears got her stay in a psychiatric ward extended Sunday, as doctors decided to keep her hospitalized an additional 14 days, someone close to the pop star told the Associa Fallen pop princess Britney Spears got her stay in a psychiatric ward extended Sunday, as…

  8. Court: Spears' Dad Has Temporary Control

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The father of Britney Spears was named her temporary conservator today (Feb. 1), putting him in control of her welfare a day after she was whisked to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The father of Britney Spears was named her temporary conservator today (Feb. 1), putting him in…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer.…

  10. Under New MGMT

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT, becoming one of the most buzzed-about bands during the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon wasn't quite what they were after. For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT,…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California's 12,000-seat…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  14. Under New MGMT

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT, becoming one of the most buzzed-about bands during the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon wasn't quite what they were after... For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT…

  15. Under New MGMT

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT, becoming one of the most buzzed-about bands during the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon wasn't quite what they were after. For Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, the duo who comprise New York's MGMT,…

  16. Nada Surf Starting Spring Tour At SXSW

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nada Surf will begin a spring tour with a performance at South by Southwest in Austin (date and venue TBA), in support of its new album, "Lucky." Nada Surf will begin a spring tour with a performance at South by Southwest in Austin (date and venue TBA), in support of its new album, …

  17. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  19. 'Curse' Can't Quash New Mars Volta Album

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Mars Volta almost decided to put the kibosh on the forthcoming "The Bedlam in Goliath," due Jan. 29 via Universal, because of a curse. Yes, a curse. The Mars Volta almost decided to put the kibosh on the forthcoming "The Bedlam in Goliath," due Jan. 29 via Universal,…

  20. Perry, W.K. Make Unlikely Recording Team

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dub-reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry says his new album, titled "Repentance" and tentatively slated for release in May by Los Angeles-based Narnack Records... Dub-reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry says his new album, titled "Repentance" and…

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