1. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music…

  3. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy (also scheduled: Dr. Phil McGraw). "The…

  4. Chart Beat

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Akon, Yusuf Islam, Beyonce and more! DOUBLE TEAMED: Akon has secured his first No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, but it's not "Smack That," the single that remains No. 2 for the fifth consecutive week. Instead, "I Wanna Love You" (SRC/Up Front…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the O 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his…

  7. Tunstall Goes Back To Basics For New Album

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having already gone gold with her debut Virgin effort, "Eye to the Telescope," which includes hit singles "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See," Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall Having already gone gold with her debut Virgin effort, "…

  8. Bonnaroo Day Three: Lesh And Friends Bring It Home

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised eyebrows for booking Tom Petty and Radiohead, two mainstage headliners that have nothing to do with the current jam scene, the festival returned to its ro If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised eyebrows for booking Tom Petty and Radiohead,…

  9. How Thom Bell Rang Up The Hits For Philly International

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: "Betcha by Golly Wow," "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)," "La La Means I Love You," "You Make Me Feel Brand New." For fans of soul from the '70s, the hits were unforgettable: …

  10. Billboard Bits: ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on ACM Awards, Blues & Brews, Celebrate Brooklyn Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson have joined the performance lineup for the 41st Academy of Country Music Awards. The May 23 show will air live on CBS from the MGM Grand in…

  11. Patton Juggling Numerous New Projects

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Patton should give a seminar on how to juggle several projects at once. As the May 30 release of his new album under the moniker Peeping Tom approaches, Patton has a number of other endeavors in Mike Patton should give a seminar on how to juggle several projects at once. As the May 30…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunite for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan in Austin, Texas, the late blues guitarist's hometown. All five played with 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist…

  13. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

  14. Fats Domino Set To Help Young Musicians

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fats Domino is coming out of his post-Katrina seclusion to help a cause near to his heart -— getting instruments into the hands of the city's young musicians. Fats Domino is coming out of his post-Katrina seclusion to help a cause near to his heart -— getting instruments into the hands…

  15. Billboard Bits: Joan Osborne, The Alarm MMVI, Augustana

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Joan Osborne, The Alarm MMVI, Augustana Joan Osborne has plans to record a country album later this spring that is projected to surface in January 2007. The disc will be the singer/songwriter's first under a new deal with Vanguard. To warm up for the recording, Osborne has…

  16. Toby Keith: 'White Trash With Money' & Proud Of It

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith likes to shock people. So says his longtime friend -- and now co-producer -- Lari White. Toby Keith likes to shock people. So says his longtime friend -- and now co-producer -- Lari White. She thinks shock value may be part of the reason Keith tapped her for his latest project. In…

  17. Keith Wrangles With 'White Trash' On New Album

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith will release his first album for his own Show Dog Nashville imprint, "White Trash With Money," on April 11. The set was co-produced by Lari White, marking a break from Keith's longtime prod Toby Keith will release his first album for his own Show Dog Nashville…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie &…

  20. Melvins Expand Lineup, Ready Live Album

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Now expanded to a quartet, the Melvins have been joined by Hydra Head recording artists Big Business. Like Spinal Tap's bad luck with drummers, the Melvins have similar problems holding on to bassists. Their latest four-string casualty was Kevin Rutmanis, but the group -- led by longtime…

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