1. 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…

  2. SY SMITH

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. After talking to the proprietors of…

  3. Grateful Dead Lawyer Hal Kant Dies

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years who brought the band millions of dollars in revenue, died Oct. 19 in Reno, Nev., after a battle with pancrea Hal Kant, principal lawyer and general counsel for the Grateful Dead for more than 35 years…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  5. Drive-By Truckers / May 15, 2008 / Music Farm, Charleston, S.C.

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. In addition to the band's typically roaring takes on lives, politics, the broken social contract, Southern and Northern identity, violence both domestic and…

  6. A Tribe Called Quest, Nas Lead Rock The Bells Bill

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from the reunited Rage Against the Machine, this summer's Rock the Bells tour will feature appearances by A Tribe Calle After breaking out last year with a handful of large-scale festival performances from…

  7. ABBA Members Settle Suit Over Musical

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ABBA, have settled a long-running legal dispute with a Swedish playwright over credits for a musical that was once Broadway-bound. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ABBA, have settled a long-running legal…

  8. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new…

  9. Fiasco Goes High Concept On Sophomore Album

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool," due Dec. 18 via 1st and 15th/Atlantic. Rapper Lupe Fiasco embodies multiple characters and concepts on his sophomore album, "Lupe Fiasco's The Cool,"…

  10. Dolly Parton, "Better Get to Livin'"

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton's latest album might be titled "Backwoods Barbie," but this uplifting single reveals the timeless entertainer to be more sage philosopher than country kewpie. Dolly Parton's latest album might be titled "Backwoods Barbie," but this uplifting single…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  12. Lupe Fiasco Unveils New Tunes At Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at Lollapalooza, including "Superstardom," the first single from his upcoming second album. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco debuted three new songs yesterday (Aug. 5) during his hometown set at…

  13. Francis Kicks It Up A Notch On Summer Tour

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rapper Sage Francis, a self-declared "road warrior," will embark on a seven-week U.S. club/theater trek later this month in support of his latest album, "Human the Death Dance," released yesterd Indie rapper Sage Francis, a self-declared "road warrior,"…

  14. Stagecoach Festival / May 5-6, 2007 / Indio, Calif. (Empire Polo Field)

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6) in Indio, Calif. For the audience, the calculated formulas that rule country airwaves won hands down, thou It was craft versus showbiz at the first Stagecoach festival held this past weekend (May 5-6…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bjork bounces back with eclectic collaborators on her first album in three years, the late Elliott Smith is saluted with the release of a host of archival recordings, Barbra Streisand celebrates her h New album from British rock outfits the Clientele ("God Save the Clientele," Merge…

  16. Neutral Milk Hotel Not Reuniting For Festival

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cult favorite indie rock act Neutral Milk Hotel was supposedly reuniting to play the Tiny Mix Fest in Minneapolis in August. Trouble is, the band's agent knew nothing of the event. Cult favorite indie rock act Neutral Milk Hotel was supposedly reuniting to play the Tiny Mix Fest in…

  17. Nas, Roots, Mos Def Bolster Rock The Bells Lineup

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against The Machine and others. Nas has jumped on the board the traveling Rock the Bells festival this summer, where he will share the stage with the Wu…

  18. Brett Gurewitz: Lessons In Independence

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was lecturing him to take guitar lessons. The Bad Religion guitarist and punk-rock entrepreneur never sat down for cour Around the time Brett Gurewitz was launching Epitaph Records in 1981, his father was…

  19. Our Lady Peace's Maida In Poetic Mood On Solo Debut

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Something different and exciting is how Our Lady Peace singer/songwriter Raine Maida describes his upcoming solo debut, which is in the spoken-word vein. Something different and exciting is how Our Lady Peace singer/songwriter Raine Maida describes his upcoming solo debut, which is in the…

  20. McKnight Teams With Rascal Flatts On New Album

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included on his upcoming Warner Bros. debut. Brian McKnight has teamed with country stars Rascal Flatts for the song "Red, White and Blue," which will be included…

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