1. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  2. Duff Gets Personal On Dance-Driven New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the past decade, she has built a career that began on TV, peaking in 2001 with her title role in Disney's 65-episode As multimedia momentum goes, no one need teach 19-year-old Hilary Duff a thing. For the…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part of the Grammy-winning "Buena Vista Social Club," dies in Havana of a heart attack. The 88-year-old had suffered a brai 2006 - Singer Pio Leiva, a Cuban music legend of the 20th century who formed part…

  4. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr., Mixtape Inc.

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road this spring/summer in support of their forthcoming effort "Beyond." Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph will be playing mu The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road…

  5. Snoop Dogg Helms 'Big Squeeze' Compilation

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop Dogg is at the helm of a new compilation, "The Big Squeeze," due April 24 via Doggy Style Records/Koch. Snoop is credited as a producer on 16 of the 19 songs…

  6. Down The Freeway Of Fame

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community of Malagash, Nova Scotia, population 774, by a former band manager (dad) and booking agent (mom) who later s Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community…

  7. Billboard Bits: Springsteen Tribute, Grammys, 'Xanadu'

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at New York's Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Bruce Springsteen. Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  9. Billboard Bits: Soles4Souls, Sounds Eclectic 6, Scott Walker

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson and Booker T. and the MGs will perform Feb. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the same "sole" purpose: shoes. Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Mary Wilson and Booker T. and…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital…

  12. Goo Goo Dolls Hit The Road, Build Hometown Studio

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Twenty years since the release of their first album, the Goo Goo Dolls continue to rev on all cylinders. The band's latest tour in support of 10th album, "Let Love In," launched Dec. 5 and blankets th Twenty years since the release of their first album, the Goo Goo Dolls…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged…

  14. 'Godfather Of Soul' James Brown Dies At 73

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early today (Dec. 25), his agent said. James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping…

  15. Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood / Dec. 7, 2006 / Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country music fans nonetheless braved the subzero temperature for a night of vigorous performances from Carrie Unde On what was quite possibly the coldest night mid-Missouri has seen so far this year, country…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>In the penultimate show of its storied 13-year career, the Smashing Pumpkins say a long and loud goodbye at Chicago's United Center, where they rip through three hours of big hits, a few 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles'…

  17. Rhino Resurrects Grateful Dead New Year's Gig

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. It's been nearly 30 years since the Grateful Dead performed a New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace. To commemorate the event, Rhino…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Songwriters/producers/musicians Vada Nobles, Johari Newton, Tejumold Newton, and Rasheem Pugh file lawsuit against Lauryn Hill alleging that the Ruffhouse/Columbia artist failed to give 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, 55, pleads guilty at Bristol Crown Court in England, to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photographs of underage childr 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks…

  20. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band / Nov. 8, 2006 / Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll never forgets, they say. And Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band haven't forgotten how to rock'n'roll -- as evidenced by the opening show of their first tour in more than a decade. Rock'n'roll never forgets, they say. And Bob Seger and his…

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