1. Chart Beat

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Avril Lavigne, Chris Daughtry, Top Blues Albums and more! IF YOU WISHED 'GIRLFRIEND' WAS HOT: Like me, you might have expected a high debut on The Billboard Hot 100 this week for Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" (RCA), based on a high volume of digital…

  2. Brewer's 'Moan' Howls North Mississippi Blues

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The importance of music in Craig Brewer's new film "Black Snake Moan" is telegraphed by some key billing: Mississippi bluesman Son House, who died in 1988, receives a featured screen credit. The importance of music in Craig Brewer's new film "Black Snake Moan" is…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Carl Wayne, the former lead…

  5. Chavez Seeing 'Better Days' In October

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hibernating indie rock act Chavez will be celebrated this fall with the two-CD/one-DVD set "Better Days Will Haunt You." Hibernating indie rock act Chavez will be celebrated this fall with the two-CD/one-DVD set "Better Days Will Haunt You." Due Oct. 10 via Matador, the…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by…

  7. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  8. 'Tonight Show' Bandleader Henderson Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before founding the New York Pops and becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader, died Skitch Henderson, the Grammy-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to…

  9. Seagal Chasing The Blues In Memphis

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for his musical endeavors. Steven Seagal has become a household name as the star of dozens of action films, but he's hoping to become just as well-known for…

  10. New INXS Books North American Tour

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The new INXS lineup will open its first North American tour Jan. 18 in Vancouver. The group recently replaced late lead singer Michael Hutchence via the public audition/TV reality show " Rock Star: INXS ,…

  11. Springsteen Classic 'Born' Again

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's breakthrough 1975 album "Born To Run," Columbia is prepping a box set that will include two DVDs along with a version of the album newly r In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's…

  12. J.D. Fortune Named New INXS Singer

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. After a 13-week public audition, J.D. Fortune has been named the new frontman of rock group INXS. The one-time homeless singer was selected by the band from a field of 15 that had been whittled…

  13. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Carl Wayne, the former lead…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of Highway 92 "Travis Tritt Highway." The ceremony takes place in Hiram , Ga., just outside Atlanta. 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by renaming a three-mile section of…

  16. Timbuktoubab

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST When Californian Markus James gets together with Malian musicians Hassi Sare (njarka violin, vocals), Solo Sidibe (kamele n'goni, vocals) and Hamma Sankare (calabash, vocals)—as he did for "Tim When Californian Markus James gets together with Malian musicians Hassi Sare (njarka…

  17. Hill Country Revue

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This album was recorded live at the 2004 Bonaroo music festival in Tennessee, where the North Mississippi Allstars invited some family and friends, including R.L. This album was recorded live at the 2004 Bonaroo music festival in Tennessee, where the North Mississippi Allstars invited some…

  18. 2004 ARIA Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. "Artisan awards" were announced Sept. 16; "Fine Arts" winners will be announced Oct. 12; remaining awards wil Below are the nominees and some winners of 2004 Australian Recording…

  19. Billboard Bits: Celine, Madonna, ATP & More

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Celine Dion, Madonna, N. Miss. Allstars, All Tomorrow's Parties New York adult contemporary station WLTW (Lite FM) has scored Celine Dion as the headliner for its upcoming One Night at Lite concert. It is the singer's only scheduled U.S. performance outside of her current…

  20. Irons Travels To A New 'Dimension'

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. If it weren't for Jack Irons, two pillars of alternative rock may have never even gotten out of their rehearsal spaces. As a California teenager in the mid-1970s,…

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