1. Aussie Rocker Billy Thorpe Dies

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today at Sydney's Vincent Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. In the early '70s, Thorpe and his blues/rock band The Aztecs were the bigg Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today (Feb. 28) at Sydney's…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers, dies in Liverpool, England, after a long illness. He is 63. 2005 - Chris Curtis, the original drummer and backing vocalist for influential 1960s Merseybeat combo the Searchers,…

  3. Mastodon, The Hold Steady Feel The 'Hunger Force'

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped for the soundtrack to the upcoming Adult Swim film, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters." Slated fo The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K. and Mastodon are among the acts that have been tapped…

  4. Lawyer: Agreement Reached Over Brown DNA

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. A lawyer for James Brown's partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer's body. Lawyers for…

  5. Foxy Brown Tells Her Side Of Fla. Arrest

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Foxy Brown turned up in a Brooklyn church to tell her side of the story of how a visit to a Florida beauty supply store went awry and ended in her arrest. The 27-year-old rapper said she was dragged h Foxy Brown turned up in a Brooklyn church to tell her side of the story of how a visit to a…

  6. Bobby Brown Ordered To Remain In Jail

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bobby Brown was ordered on Monday to remain in a county jail until he pays $19,000 in late child support and court fees, his lawyer said. "We're diligently working on getting those funds available fro Bobby Brown was ordered on Monday to remain in a Mass. county jail until he pays …

  7. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a dr 2006 - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is…

  8. Bobby Brown Arrested In Massachusetts

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the second time in a year, Bobby Brown has been arrested while in Canton, Mass., to watch his daughter at a cheerleading competition. Brown was picked up at Attleboro High School last night (Feb. For the second time in a year, Bobby Brown has been arrested while in Canton, Mass., to watch…

  9. Garage Rock

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (see story, page 26). The Dixie Chicks won a lot, which is cool. The Red Hot Chili Peppers won; they're always great. Although they unfortunately weren't there, it w Grammy Awards post-mortem: Not bad (see story, page 26). The Dixie Chicks won a…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, …

  11. Timbaland 'Back With A Vengeance' On New Album

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd never make a solo album as an artist. But that's exactly what will arrive March 27 in the form of "Shock Value," which, as previously re Producer Timbaland told Billboard in a 2001 interview that he'd…

  12. Ne-Yo In The 'Know' On Sophomore Album

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST With his Def Jam debut, "In My Own Words," having topped The Billboard 200 and sold 1.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, 2006 was a very good year for R&B newco With his Def Jam debut, "In My Own Words," having topped The Billboard…

  13. Billboard Bits: CUN/Billboard, T In The Park, James Brown

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Children Uniting Nations (CUN) and Billboard have joined forces to host a series of events to take place during Oscar week. Children Uniting Nations (CUN) and Billboard have joined forces to host a series of events to take place during Oscar week. The celebration kicks off Friday (Feb. 23)…

  14. HARRY CONNICK JR., "Oh, My Nola" / "Chanson du Vieux Carre"

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives large in Harry Connick Jr.'s simultaneously released albums, each offering a multiplicity of strains that collectively have New Orleans' homegrown musical culture, facing the fight of its life, lives…

  15. Zevon Saluted With Album, Reissues, Book

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double-disc rarities collection, three expanded reissues of vintage albums and a book in the coming weeks. Late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who died of cancer in 2003, will be the subject of a double…

  16. Brown's Children, Partner Reach Agreement On Burial

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The six adult children of singer James Brown have agreed with his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, on where the entertainer will be buried, an attorney for the woman said yesterday (Feb. 20). Hynie's attorney The six adult children of singer James Brown have agreed with his partner, Tomi Rae…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  18. Sky's The Limit

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The music of Explosions in the Sky is all about the tension of the slow build. The instrumental band's sweeping arrangements unfold like deconstructed rock anthems, where a flash of a melancholic guit The music of Explosions in the Sky is all about the tension of the slow build. The…

  19. Spector's Murder Trial To Be Televised

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector will be televised, a judge ordered today (Feb. 16), saying it is time for the justice system to get beyond the O.J. Simpson trial. The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector will be televised, a judge ordered today (Feb. 16), saying it is…

  20. Difford Preps Album, Hopeful For Squeeze Reunion

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST On the eve of his first U.S. tour in a decade, Squeeze's Chris Difford is currently putting the finishing touches on his second solo album, "Another Day Above Ground." On the eve of his first U.S. tour in a decade, Squeeze's Chris Difford is currently putting the finishing…

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