1. Chart Beat Thursday: Bon Jovi, Jay-Z, Bad Lieutenant

    November 19, 2009 2:51 PM EST BORN TO LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: Bon Jovi collects its fourth No. 1 and 10th top 10 on the Billboard 200, as "The Circle" rolls in at the summit. The set also starts atop Rock Albums and Digital Albums. With its last Billboard 200 entry, "Lost Highway," also having bowed at No. 1…

  2. 'Glee' Rewrites The Script On TV Music

    October 23, 2009 3:38 PM EDT When Tony Soprano finally-all right, possibly-got whacked to the sounds of Journey 's "Don't Stop Believin' " in June 2007, America had mixed reactions. But the show's viewers all agreed that TV's greatest mafia boss and music's shiniest power ballad…

  3. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  4. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But his kids, Lisa and Paul, have chosen the…

  5. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston. 1966 – Ana Voog …

  6. Composer Maurice Jarre Dies At 84

    March 30, 2009 8:04 AM EDT A French musicians guild says Oscar-winning film composer Maurice Jarre has died at the age of 84. Jarre is best known for writing the haunting song "Lara's Theme" from the film "Doctor Zhivago." SACEM head Bernard Miyet cites Jarre's family Monday as saying the…

  7. Coldplay, Duffy Atop BRIT Awards Nominees

    January 20, 2009 2:49 PM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of three acts to perform live at the announcement…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London's Alexandra Palace, 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the…

  10. White Christmas, Red Planet

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST It took the Flaming Lips seven years to finish their film "Christmas on Mars," so it'd stand to reason that frontman Wayne Coyne is a perfectionist. But all he really wants to do is give his fans some It took the Flaming Lips seven years to finish their film "Christmas on…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, picking up prizes for best album, male artist and pop act. Timberlake, who performs during the show, wins for his 2003 - Justin Timberlake is the big winner at the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards,…

  12. Justice Parties Hearty In Tour Documentary

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere of "A Cross the Universe," a relentlessly nihilistic documentary that follows the band on its spring 2008 tour. French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader 2005 - Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  15. Flaming Lips Unveil 'Mars' CD/DVD Details

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips' long-in-the-works film "Christmas on Mars" will arrive Oct. 28 on DVD via Warner Bros. A separate edition bundles the Lips' original score on CD with the DVD. The Flaming Lips' long-in-the-works film "Christmas on Mars" will arrive Oct. 28…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he…

  18. Black Kids

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale. Plucked from Jacksonville, Fla., after their demo impressed Pitchfork and the blogosphere, the band found itself the toa The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale.…

  19. Britney, Mariah, Usher, Lil Wayne Earn MTV VMA Nods

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher and Lil Wayne all receiving nods. MTV has announced the nominees for best female and best male video for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, with…

  20. 'Partie' Time

    July 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale. The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale. Plucked from Jacksonville, Fla., after their demo impressed Pitchfork and the blogosphere, the band found itself the toast…

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