1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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 &…

  8. 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…

  9. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  10. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  11. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 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…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice…

  13. Stars Flock To Nashville For Opry's 80th

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt will descend upon Nashville next month to celebrate the... A host of talent that includes Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, Ralph Stanley, Terri Clark, Diamond Rio and Travis Tritt…

  14. Billboard Bits: John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on John Cale, Blues&Brews, George Winston Former Velvet Underground principal John Cale will release a new album, "Black Acetate," Sept. 12 in the U.K. via EMI. The 13-track set is led by the single "Turn the Lights On," which will hit digital download outlets on…

  15. Billboard Bits: Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Thrice, Pat Boone, Devendra Banhart California rock act Thrice will release its forth album, "Vheissu," in September via Island Def Jam. The set was recorded at Bearsville Studios in upstate New York with producer Steve Osborne (U2, Doves). "I feel like we really…

  16. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  17. Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin Dies

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer. He was 77. Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, died Saturday (May 14) in a Nashville hospice where he was battling bladder cancer…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

  19. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, 'Los Kidz Bop,' CMT With his 90th birthday around the corner, guitar legend Les Paul is working on a new album that will find him collaborating with Eric Clapton, Sting, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Joss Stone, the Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Peter…

  20. Koz & Friends Plan 'Smooth Summer' Tour

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends banner for the latest edition of the A Smooth Summer Night tour. For the fourth year in a row, several contemporary jazz artists will join forces under the Dave Koz & Friends…

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