1. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center is the highest single event gross in the 10-year history of the arena. Streisand grosses $5,265,600 from 16,510 att 2006 - Barbra Streisand's tour-opening performance at Philadelphia's…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  4. Billboard Bits: Nine Inch Nails, Van Morrison, Diamond/Death Cab

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails is planning to release a branded version of the popular iPhone music game "TapTap Revenge." Nine Inch Nails is planning to release a branded version of the popular iPhone music game "TapTap Revenge." The special edition of the game will feature 16 tracks…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named best newc 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black…

  6. Samuel

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On the streets of New York, it wouldn't be unusual to hear songwriter Samuel before you see him. On the streets of New York, it wouldn't be unusual to hear songwriter Samuel before you see him. As a bike messenger, the 20-year-old spends plenty of "alone" time during the…

  7. Ludo

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Ludo frontman Andrew Volpe and guitarist Tim Ferrell were ready to get serious, they moved six hours south of their St. Louis hometown to "a 900 square foot ghetto sh*thole" in the illustrious "b When Ludo frontman Andrew Volpe and guitarist Tim Ferrell were ready to get…

  8. Fresh Hot Chip: Covers, EPs, Shows, New Songs

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new record on the way, the members of Hot Chip have certainly kept themselves busy lately. With a live EP, covers of Joy Division and Vampire Weekend, a slew of tour dates, a remix EP and a new…

  9. Dance Hit Heralds Michelle Williams Album

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Originally due last month, former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams' third solo album, "Unexpected," will arrive Oct. 7 via Music World Music/Columbia. Originally due last month, former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams' third solo album, "…

  10. 'Sorry Sad Boy': Ludo

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Ludo frontman Andrew Volpe and guitarist Tim Ferrell were ready to get serious, they moved six hours south of their St. Louis hometown to "a 900 square foot ghetto sh*thole" in the illustrious "b It’s typical for bands ready to break the big-time to relocate to musical…

  11. Avant Returns With New Label, Album

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled first album for Capitol Records. Having recently wrapped a performance tour for U.S. troops in Iraq, Avant is busy promoting his self-titled first album for Capitol Records. The album&…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets…

  14. Crow Offering Free Album Download To Voters

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow is giving away free music -- a tactic she calls the "Tupperware" party approach to inspiring young people to vote. The singer announced a plan today (Aug. 21) to give a digital copy of her Sheryl Crow is giving away free music -- a tactic she calls the "Tupperware…

  15. Radiohead Dazzles At All Points West Opener

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of the inaugural All Points West festival, set just across the Hudson River from Manhattan at New Jersey's Liberty Sta Radiohead played a dazzling headlining set Friday (Aug. 8) to crown the first day of…

  16. Wolfmother To Continue With New Members

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett have exited Australian rock act Wolfmother after "longstanding frictions," but frontman Andrew Stockdale says he will continue the group with n Keyboardist/bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett have exited Australian…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD…

  18. Switchfoot Eyeing Spring 2009 For New Album

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amid a flurry of group and individual projects, Switchfoot is eyeballing a spring 2009 release for its next album -- the San Diego rockers first since 2006's "Oh! Gravity" and since leaving Columbia t Amid a flurry of group and individual projects, Switchfoot is eyeballing a…

  19. Primal Scream Launches New Album In London

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primal Scream launched its new album, "Beautiful Future" (B-Unique), with an invite-only set in London last night (July 15). Primal Scream launched its new album, "Beautiful Future" (B-Unique), with an invite-only set in London last night (July 15). The Scottish rockers…

  20. Born in the Flood / The Wheel

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help support his family in his blue-collar hometown of Hermann, Mo. When his father passed away in seventh grade, Nathan Rateliff quit school and started working in a factory to help…

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