1. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at…

  2. Bob Dylan / June 29, 2007 / Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who has ever seen Bob Dylan perform in concert over the last 20-odd years knows the rock icon only works in two speeds live: on or off. So it was with great trepidation that we took our seats f Anyone who has ever seen Bob Dylan perform in concert over the last 20-odd years knows the…

  3. Collaborations, Virtuosity Highlight Clapton Festival

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping collaborations and more solos than Chicago has hot dog stands made Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival a Generous doses of Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos music, some jaw-dropping…

  4. Big Business

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I plan on digging popcorn out of every crevice of my drumset for the next ten years or so. Reading, Pennsylvania After the show our van decided not to start. It does this from time to time. It usually goes something like this: 1. Van won't start. 2. After taking off the engine cover and…

  5. The White Stripes / July 24, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, and on July 24, Jack and Meg White proved the two of them could hold their own in the massive arena, lea You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for…

  6. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  7. Battles Rages On

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? The…

  8. Desert Rock

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit James Lavelle. As the primary creative force UNKLE, he's pulled together three albums behind the scenes "Oz" style, integrating the sounds of some It's no surprise the spotlight doesn't appear to suit…

  9. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  11. Fergie, John Legend, BRMC Complete Bumbershoot Bill

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among the final acts confirmed for the 2007 Bumbershoot festival, to be held Sept. 1-3 throughout the Seattle Cente Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among…

  12. Live Earth Rio Draws Biggest Crowd In The Series

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day (July 7) of music, oddities and a lot of speeches. An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day …

  13. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight (July 7), with those guests joining the reuni The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show…

  14. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

  15. The Academy Is...

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I am listening to "Heartbreaker" a Ryan Adams album. Its so good, I am Australian (for anyone who doesn't know) but this song called "Oh My Sweet Carolina" talks about a lot of places we just did show Today we are in Tacoma which is pretty close to Seattle, for anyone…

  16. Superchunk / June 24, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park)

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time last year, Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool transformed from abandoned swimming pool into a boisterous outdoor music venue, as people crowded together inside the empty pool to drunkenl For the first time last year, Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool transformed from…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67. 2006 - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi…

  18. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees to Norah Jones, dies in New York. Mardin is 74 and had been suffering 2006 - Arif Mardin, the legendary producer/arranger whose career spanned landmark recordings…

  20. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

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