1. GONZALES, "Solo Piano"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT And while the obvious touchstones here are Gershwin and Satie, a keen pop ear can also trace the heavy inspiration from Randy Newman's soundtrack work on compositions like "Gogol" and "Bermuda Triang It seems like every decade has a style of music they should be…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  3. Patton Gears Up For Fennesz Collaboration

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Always willing to collaborate with eclectic artists, Mike Patton will team with experimental Austrian musician Christian Fennesz for a 12-date tour this summer, beginning May 28 at the Moers Festival Always willing to collaborate with eclectic artists, Mike Patton will team with experimental…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a stairway. He is 57. The London-born artist was known as "the magician of slide" for his work with Foghat, which is best known 2005 - Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies in Wilton, N.H., after falling in a…

  5. Lloyd Discusses 'You,' Collaborators, The 'Street'

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "Southside," R&B crooner Lloyd sat on the sidelines as he watched other young male vocalists like Neyo and Chris Brown pl For the past three years that proceded the release of his 2004 debut album "…

  6. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST News and notes from the Dixie Chicks, Mary J. Blige, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more from backstage at last night's (Feb. 11) 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 11) 49th annual Grammy Awards ceremony…

  7. 02OnTV

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 8-14, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Jennifer Hudson (also scheduled: David Arquette). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Daughtry (also scheduled: Guests include…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Stargate, "tied" albums, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more! DIALING UP THE STARGATE Hi Fred, First, I wanted to thank you for clarifying how digital tracks are figured into the Hot 100. Here's the question for this week: is Beyonce's "…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

  10. KAADA, "Music for Moviebikers"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he would've given Ennio Morricone and John Barry a serious run for their money. It's too bad Norwegian sound clasher Kaada wasn't making music 40 or 50 years ago, because he…

  11. Florez

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still-unsigned band has linked with BMG Songs North America for a co-publishing agreement. And despite having onl In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still…

  12. Newcomer Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single "You Give Me Something" (Polydor) with a No. 1 album on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (Aug. 6). His debut set, "Und Soul-tinged British newcomer James Morrison followed his top 5 hit single …

  13. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  14. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Amy Walter). "The…

  15. Lerche Leans Toward Jazz On 'Duper Sessions'

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. Sondre Lerche takes a jazzy turn with the Faces Down Quartet on the album "Duper Sessions," due tomorrow (March 21) via Astralwerks. The 23…

  16. Billboard Bits: Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Irma Thomas, Young MC, Music Now Festival R&B veteran Irma Thomas will release her first effort in six years this spring. "After the Rain" will be available April 25 via Rounder. Produced by Scott Billington, it is the New Orleans vocalist's first studio album since…

  17. Pinback Dusts Off For Spring Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. San Diego-based rock act Pinback will return to the road April 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., for a month-long North American tour. The group has been off the road…

  18. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of…

  19. Ask Billboard

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Deborah Cox, Kimberley Locke and Britney Spears. BUILDING A NEW 'HOME' Hi Keith, Deborah Cox has a new single out called "House Is Not a Home" and I have been trying to find out if there is a new full-length album that is…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

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