1. Bill Haley and His Comets Guitarist Dies at 92

    February 26, 2014 12:05 PM EST Franny Beecher, who joined Bill Haley and His Comets as lead guitarist after the group had helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in the 1950s, died on Monday in a nursing home near Philadelphia. He was 92. His daughter, Pauline…

  2. Drive-By Truckers Set New Album for 2014: 'It's Done, It's In the Can, It's Good'

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM EST UPDATE: We're told by DBT's label that the band's new album will be released in March, not February, as previously reported. After the one-two punch of "The Big To-Do" and "Go-Go Boots" in 2010 and 2011, respectively, Drive-By Truckers wanted its next…

  3. Neko Case's New 'Fight': Inside Her Most Revealing Album Yet

    July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT "I was really depressed and in mourning . . . and I'd never slowed down to just feel it," Case says of recording her new full-length. Curled up on a plush green chair in the lobby of New York's Soho Grand Hotel, Neko Case admits that, throughout her career, she's…

  4. Sub Pop Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman Has Parkinson's, Says He's 'Grateful to the Disease'

    June 04, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Jonathan Poneman, the co-founder of Seattle's Sub Pop Records, who helped launch such seminal bands as Nirvana and Soundgarden, among others, announced May 31 that he has Parkinson's, the degenerative nervous system disease that also struck Michael J. Fox, Pauline Kael, and Bob…

  5. The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' at 35: Classic Track-By-Track

    October 26, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Chart Article The Sex Pistols' 'Never Mind The Bollocks' At 35 by Gary Graff The Sex Pistols, circa October 1977 "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" may not be the best punk rock album ever, but it is the most important -- and certainly ONE of the…

  6. Ken Russell, 'Tommy' Director, Dead at 84

    November 28, 2011 2:15 PM EST Ken Russell got Oliver Reed and Alan Bates to wrestle naked, turned Vanessa Redgrave into a demonic nun and cast Ringo Starr as the pope. Critics and mainstream audiences often hated his films. Actors and admirers loved him. The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced…

  7. Neko Case / April 13, 2009 / New York City (Nokia Theatre)

    April 15, 2009 7:06 PM EDT What used to be a telling sign of Neko Case’s rise in stature was not necessarily how well her albums were doing. Instead, her success could be charted in a different way: the rise in cat calls from her male audience over the years. It was somewhat awkward to hear perfectly grown men shout…

  8. March 6, 2009

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Peggy DeCastro of the DeCastro Sisters dies of lung cancer at the age of 82. 2000 – Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Lovin’ Spoonful and the Moonglows are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is the first musician to be inducted three…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2008 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…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  11. Young, Mellencamp Star At Farm Aid's New York Debut

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 22 years, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert finally made its way to New York yesterday (Sept. 9). And if the gritty metropolis seemed like an unlikely place to celebrate family farmers and the After 22 years, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert finally made its way to New York…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  14. 51OnTV

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 18-24, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Martina McBride (also scheduled: Sylvester Stallone). "106 & Park," BET Featured artist(s): Bow Wow, Nas, Trick Daddy. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,…

  15. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule Round Out Farm Aid Bill

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the acts that have been added to the lineup for the 20th annual Farm Aid benefit. Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Los Lonely Boys are among the…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and his girlfriend for the past decade, actress Charleen "Chuck" McCrory, finally tie the knot. The pair exchanges vows at Tony's Ballroom in Houston before 200 2004 - Roy "Pop" Lewis, patriarch of bluegrass gospel…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

  18. Juliet

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A September residency begins and brings stress, exhilaration and more. September 4 4 am Oh no! A car will be here in 3 hours & I haven’t packed I haven’t packed I haven’t packed one thing. Dream dream dream until the twenty second hour… It’s not the end of the world for today’s debauchery…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Roy "Pop" Lewis, patriarch of bluegrass gospel group the Lewis Family, dies at Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Ga. He is 98. Lewis and wife Pauline Holloway formed the Lewis Famil 2004 - Roy "Pop" Lewis, patriarch of bluegrass gospel group…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident in Brooklyn in which her car hits a fence. Police discover that Brown is driving with a suspended license and ord 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a car accident…

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