1. May 18, 2009

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Andy Capps of Built to Spill dies at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. 2004 – Jazz drummer Elvin Jones of the John Coltrane Quartet dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 76. 1999 – The Backstreet Boys release their third album, “Millennium.” 1999 –…

  2. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will…

  3. May 12, 2009

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. 2001 – Singer Perry Como dies in his sleep at his home in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Fla., at the age of 88. 1973 – No. 1…

  4. May 5, 2009

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis dies in Austin, Texas, after suffering a heart attack and a stroke. He is 70. 1999 – At the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade. 1997 – Gracie Katherine McGraw is born to husband-and-wife country singers…

  5. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade as the …

  6. Manchester Orchestra Gets 'Everything' On Second Album

    May 01, 2009 7:51 AM EDT Having one of its new songs -- "I Can Feel a Hot One," from its just-out sophomore album "Mean Everything to Nothing" -- played on "Gossip Girl" was a momentous occasion for the members of Manchester Orchestra, as well as a way to drum up a little heat for the…

  7. Q&A: Billy Joel at 60

    April 30, 2009 6:27 PM EDT Turning 60, A 'Happy And Contented' Billy Joel Looks Back It's April in Manhattan but winter is lingering, a fact Billy Joel notices as he looks out the window of his West Village townhouse. Joel is mildly surprised. "Oh, my God, it's snowing, look at this." Yet…

  8. John Legend Plans Eco-Friendly Summer Tour

    April 24, 2009 10:56 AM EDT John Legend will embark on major U.S. tour this summer in support of his latest album, "Evolver." The trek, which will hit over 50 cities, begins June 27th in Muskegon, Mi., and caps off in Berkely, Calif., on Labor Day. India.arie is scheduled to open select shows. Backed by 11…

  9. Ian Dury 'Sex & Drugs' Biopic On The Way

    April 22, 2009 11:33 AM EDT Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone, Olivia Williams, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Noel Clarke are ready for some "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll." The sextet have joined the cast of Mat Whitecross' Ian Dury biopic, which stars Andy Serkis as the singer-songwriter. Crippled…

  10. Adam Lambert Secures 'Idol' Lead With Disco Song

    April 22, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Before he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and solidified his frontrunner status. It was…

  11. Record Store Day: The 10 Coolest Events and Releases

    April 17, 2009 3:53 PM EDT From an exclusive Queen EP and performance by Talib Kweli to Wilco’s advance of its new concert DVD, there will be plenty to celebrate during the second annual Record Store Day (April 18). Over 1,000 indie retail stores worldwide are playing host to the occasion, with hundreds of artists…

  12. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  13. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in…

  14. Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys Top Readings And Leeds Lineups

    March 31, 2009 8:30 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England's August Bank Holiday weekend (Aug. 28-Aug. 30). Other…

  15. Pearl Jam's 'Ten' Reissue Off To Strong Sales Start

    March 30, 2009 8:16 AM EDT Sony Legacy is predicting solid first-week numbers for its reissue of Pearl Jam's 1992 album "Ten"—55,000 total copies sold and, remarkably, 10,000 copies of the collector's edition, which is selling for $140 on the band's Web site and for $124.99 at Best Buy. The…

  16. March 27, 2009

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club. 2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club dies of cancer in Holguin, Cuba. He is 95.…

  17. Bun B Memorializes Pimp C With Final UGK Album

    March 23, 2009 5:23 PM EDT When his musical partner Pimp C passed away 15 months ago, rapper Bun B vowed to make sure the public would be able to hear the final songs they'd written together. "We weren't trying to take a new direction with this album; we just wanted to solidify the legacy we've set…

  18. Third Eye Blind Debuts 'Ursa Major' At SXSW

    March 22, 2009 2:14 PM EDT Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins meant it when he told the crowd at Stubbs for the group's official South By Southwest showcase on Saturday that "we're gonna play some brand new songs for you." Those new songs – from the San Francisco quartet's forthcoming…

  19. March 21, 2009

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Klaus Dinger of Kraftwerk and Neu! dies of heart failure at the age of 61. 2000 – Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three albums. 1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins a best original song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie “Philadelphia.” The song is the first…

  20. Amy Winehouse Pleads Not Guilty In Fan Attack

    March 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Singer Amy Winehouse has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a fan at a party last year. The headline-grabbing diva attended a hearing at a London court on Tuesday. Winehouse posed for photographers before entering City of Westminster Magistrates' Court. During a brief hearing inside she…

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