1. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 8:28 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'" Simon recalled. "I was completely…

  2. 'Glee' Sets Off Waterworks with 'Beautiful,' 'House Is Not a Home'

    April 28, 2010 2:39 PM EDT Instead of asking its cast to pound out "Hello" covers and tributes to Madonna , last night's episode of "Glee" directed its challenge outward: How many times can viewers get misty-eyed in an hour? Between Mercedes' brief brush with an eating disorder, Finn and…

  3. Neil Young Tribute Set For Vancouver Winter Olympics

    December 02, 2009 12:02 PM EST Members of Broken Social Scene , Iron & Wine , Sun Kil Moon , Ron Sexsmith and Joan As Police Woman are among the artists confirmed to appear at a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young as part of the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics. The event will be held Feb. 18 at the city'…

  4. Unreleased Jackson 5 Tracks Discovered For New Collection

    October 06, 2009 9:50 AM EDT Motown/UMe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Jackson 5 's first single with "I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters," a new collection of 12 vault recordings due out on Nov. 10. A single, "That's How Love Is," is being released today (Oct. 6) on iTunes; the…

  5. U2, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love Set For AIDS Charity Concert

    September 15, 2009 3:48 PM EDT U2 will take time away from its "360 Tour" to join fellow musicians Laurie Anderson , Rufus Wainwright , Antony Hegarty , Scarlett Johannson , and Courtney Love for a (RED) Campaign benefit concert on October 4 at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday,…

  6. Kid Cudi, Chrisette Michele On Tap For BET Concert Series

    July 14, 2009 3:48 PM EDT BET Networks, in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka, will debut a TV and concert series dubbed "Rising Icons" on July 27. Each 30-minute episode will offer a glimpse into the life of an emerging artist by chronicling their journeys at home and on tour. The line-up of artists featured…

  7. Kid Cudi, Chrisette Michele On Tap For Grey Goose Concerts

    July 14, 2009 12:50 PM EDT BET Networks, in conjunction with Grey Goose vodka, will debut a TV and concert series dubbed "Rising Icons" on July 27. Each 30-minute episode will offer a glimpse into the life of an emerging artist by chronicling their journeys at home and on tour. The line-up of artists featured…

  8. May 25, 2009

    May 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae musician Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack at his home in Croydon, England, at the age of 64. 2005 – Domenic Troiano of the Guess Who and Bush dies of prostate cancer in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 59. 2005 – Country singer Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of “American…

  9. Iggy Pop's French Connection

    March 26, 2009 6:11 PM EDT Iggy Pop has appeared in Paris to announce the release of a jazz-influenced album via EMI France. The Stooges singer said today (March 26) that he was inspired by the novel "The possibility of an Island," written by controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq. "I…

  10. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help…

  11. Grateful Dead Lawyer Hal Kant Dies

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years who brought the band millions of dollars in revenue, died Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev., after a battle with pancrea Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years…

  12. Celebrate Brooklyn! Turns 30 With Hayes, Orton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. Isaac…

  13. Lou Reed Keynotes, Rocks Out At SXSW

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3s during his keynote session today (March 13) at the South By Southwest Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have…

  14. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere"…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Billboard ranks, Shirley Bassey, father/daughter pairings and more! CLIMB UP, WAY UP HIGH Mr. Bronson: I'm not quite sure I understand how Billboard ranks songs for any given year. I am under the impression that it goes by record sales and the number of…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich…

  18. Chart Beat

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and more! 'JUNO' AND THE PAYDIRT: Last week, I asked if the "Juno" soundtrack will be "Uno," as in No. 1 on The Billboard 200. We didn't quite get an answer this week, but we're a…

  19. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  20. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the artists joining Charlie Daniels for a duets album he plans to release this fall on his Blue Hat Records labe Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the…

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