1. Neil Finn To Rock With Radiohead, Wilco Mates

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Neil Finn has drafted Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone, Smiths/Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastia Neil Finn has drafted Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Wilco…

  2. Body Of Infatuated Fan Found Near Abdul's Home

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season five was found dead in a car near the home of the pop star and judge she admired, authorities said today (Nov. 12). A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season…

  3. Department Of Eagles

    November 07, 2008 1:56 PM EST Speaking from a remote house near Cape Cod, Daniel Rossen spends a few minutes explaining why his musical endeavors in Department of Eagles is different from his primary band, Grizzly Bear . "[Department of Eagles] is not a band. It's more of a music project. We're a…

  4. Department Of Eagles

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Department of Eagles has achieved some pretty impressive feats for a non-band band: Its album "In Ear Park" (4AD) has impacted a good number of Billboard's charts, including a No. 3 bow on Top Heatsee Speaking from a remote house near Cape Cod, Daniel Rossen spends a few…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois…

  6. Good Charlotte Goes Dance On Remix Set

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation, Good Charlotte will on Nov. 25 unveil "The Greatest Remixes," featuring new, dance-y versions of tracks like "Little Things," "Lifestyle Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation,…

  7. Ed McMahon Raps For FreeCreditReport.com

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. The 85-year-old former "Tonight Show" sidekick will star in two viral rap videos for FreeCreditReport.com, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian. The videos feature…

  8. Chris Cornell Co-Writes David Cook Single

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" champ David Cook has selected "Light On," a co-write by Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and Hinder/Puddle Of Mudd collaborator Brian Howes, as the first single from his d "American Idol" champ David Cook has selected "Light On,…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects prizes f 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic…

  10. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  12. David Cook Album Arriving Nov. 18

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been penciled in for a Nov. 18 release date. The set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been penciled in for a Nov. 18 release date. The…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&a 2006 - Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held…

  15. Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Preps Solo Debut

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament will unveil his first solo album, "Tone," Sept. 16 via the band's Ten Club fan organization and select U.S. indie retailers. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament will unveil his first solo album, "Tone," Sept. 16 via the band's Ten Club fan…

  16. Tegan's To Do's: Books, Videos, Driver's Ed

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a big month for Tegan Quin of the sisterly Canadian rock duo Tegan and Sara. It's a big month for Tegan Quin of the sisterly Canadian rock duo Tegan and Sara. She and her twin are embarking on the final leg of their tour behind 2007's "The Con," she's co…

  17. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in…

  18. GNR's 'Democracy' To Be Retail Exclusive?

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Negotiations are underway for Guns N' Roses' 14-years-in-the-making "Chinese Democracy" to come out as an exclusive at one of the big box retailers -- either Wal-Mart or Best Buy, Billboard has learne The June leak of nine allegedly "mastered, finished" tracks…

  19. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

  20. David Cook Promises 'Twists, Turns' On Debut CD

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Even though he's busy on the road with the American Idols Live! tour, reigning champ David Cook says he's making good progress on his debut album. "I think we've for sure got seven songs we're trackin Even though he's busy on the road with the American Idols Live…

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