1. Entertainment Legend Merv Griffin Dies At 82

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than 20 years, created the globally popular game shows "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" and oversaw a diversified empire via the Gr Merv Griffin, the mogul who hosted an eponymous talk show for more than…

  2. Billboard Bits: Kings Of Leon/BRMC, 'Wild Style,' 'Rock Band'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Leon will tour North America this fall with RCA labelmates Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as the opening act. The outing begins Sept. 4 in San Francisco and will run through an Oct. 18 show in N Kings Of Leon will tour North America this fall with RCA labelmates Black Rebel Motorcycle…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who attempt 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y.…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  8. Sly Stone's Sister Optimistic About New Music

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An upcoming catalog reissue will celebrate Sly & the Family Stone's past, but singer/keyboardist Rose Stone remains optimistic that the groundbreaking '60s group has a future, too. An upcoming catalog reissue will celebrate Sly & the Family Stone's past, but singer…

  9. Nelson Launching Label With Family Album

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that makes record companies nervous. Nervous is a good sign." We'll see how he feels now that he's sitting in the owner's chair of his own label Over the years, Willie Nelson has liked to do "anything that…

  10. Billboard Bits: The Sea & Cake, Cowboy Junkies, Townes Van Zandt

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May 8 with a new Thrill Jockey album, "Everybody." The 10-track set was recorded by indie vet Brian Paulson (Slint, Superchunk), marking the first ti As tipped here last month, Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer.…

  12. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," FOX Featured artist(s): Daughtry. "…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines," in order to boost sales. In exchange for 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first.<br clear="none"/><br clear="non 2003 - The paperback edition of late Nirvana…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of…

  17. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky…

  18. Tex-Mex Singer Freddy Fender Dies At 69

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who later turned his twangy tenor into the smash country ballad "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," died yesterday. He was 69. Fender, who was d Freddy Fender, the "Bebop Kid" of the Texas-Mexico border who…

  19. Billboard Bits: Twilight Singers, Baby Bash, Kill Rock Stars

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Twilight Singers' new EP, "A Stitch in Time," will feature guest turns from Mark Lanegan on covers of Massive Attack's "Live With Me" and Fat Freddy's Drop's "Flashback." The Twilight Singers' new EP, "A Stitch in Time,"…

  20. 40OnTV

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Judith Owen (also scheduled: Mary McDonnell). "Live with Regis and Kelly," ABC Featured artist(s): Monica (also scheduled: Emily Proctor, Prince Lorenzo). "House of Carters,…

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