1. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  2. Santana To Begin Las Vegas Residency In May

    April 02, 2009 8:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be setting up shop in Las Vegas this May through a multi year agreement with concert promotion company AEG Live. Beginning May 27, the recently opened 4,007-capacity Joint in Las Vegas "will be the only place west of the Mississippi" where fans will be able to…

  3. March 20, 2009

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Eagles launch their world tour in support of their album, “Long Road Out of Eden.” 2000 – Gene “Eugene” Andrusco of Adam Again, Lost Dogs and the Swirling Eddies dies of a brain aneurysm in Huntington Beach, Calif., at the age of 38. 1991 – Eric Clapton’s 4-year-old son, Conor,…

  4. MC Asher Roth Readying Major-Label Debut

    February 05, 2009 4:17 PM EST New Universal rapper Asher Roth is putting the finishing touches on his debut album, tentatively titled "Asleep in the Bread Aisle" and due April 21. Roth told media at a listening event Tuesday Feb. 3) that the project is still a work in progress, and that's awaiting features…

  5. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during the first quarter of 2009 on its own Tower of…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  7. Hip-Hop Stars Stump For Obama In Florida

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs told voters yesterday (Nov. 2) in South Florida not to be scared away from the polls by long lines. "It's bigger than us," Comb With two days remaining until Election Day, Jay-Z and Sean "…

  8. Linkin Park Thinking Conceptual For Next Album

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park is planning what singer Chester Bennington calls "a concept record" for its fourth album, which the group will start recording in early November and be ensconced in making by the time its Linkin Park is planning what singer Chester Bennington calls "a concept record…

  9. Linkin Park Live CD/DVD Hits The 'Road'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park has unveiled the track list for "Road To Revolution," a double-disc CD/DVD of the rock act performing in at England's Milton Keynes National Bowl during the European leg of the 2008 Projek Linkin Park has unveiled the track list for "Road To Revolution," a…

  10. Santana Shows Varied 'Dimensions' On New Set

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana says his upcoming compilation, "Multi Dimensional Warrior," due Sept. 30 on Columbia/Legacy, is "a love letter to fans" -- as well as a reminder that his repertoire includes more than t Carlos Santana says his upcoming compilation, "Multi Dimensional…

  11. B.B. King Returns The 'Favor' On New Album

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. B.B. King returns to his blues roots with the help of producer T Bone Burnett on "One Kind Favor," due Aug. 26 via Geffen. The legendary artist is…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death, acco 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '…

  14. Blondie To Fete 'Parallel Lines' 30th Anniversary With Tour, Reissue

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Blondie will mark the 30th birthday of its classic "Parallel Lines" with a summer tour and an expanded 30th anniversary edition of the album, due June 24 via Capitol/EMI. Blondie will mark the 30th birthday of its classic "Parallel Lines" with a summer tour and an expanded…

  15. Common Previews 'Invincible' New Album

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common's upcoming eighth album, "Invincible Summer," is shaping up to be an electro-tinged departure from the MC's previous lyric-driven A special eight-song preview last night (April 29) reveals that Common&…

  16. Busta Rhymes Drafts Linkin Park For New Single

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Busta Rhymes has drafted rock act Linkin Park to guest on his new single, "We Made It," a Chris Robinson-directed video for which is being shot today (April 15) in Los Angeles. Busta Rhymes has drafted rock act Linkin Park to guest on his new single, "We Made It," a Chris…

  17. Linkin Park Rocks Apple Store At Secret Show

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park rocked a crowd of contest winners and industry personnel just after midnight Thursday (Feb. 21) at the Apple Store in New York's Soho neighborhood, in what served as an intimate warm-up fo Linkin Park rocked a crowd of contest winners and industry personnel just after…

  18. Linkin Park Plans Quick 'Midnight' Follow Up

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Linkin Park prepares for its upcoming North American tour, frontman Chester Bennington is predicting a much shorter turnaround for the group's follow up to 2007's "Minutes to Midnight." As Linkin Park prepares for its upcoming North American tour, frontman Chester…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  20. Santana In A Trio Mood For Next Album

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. The guitarist and bandleader is teaming up…

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