1. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonnaroo was marred by intense heat and, later,…

  2. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

  3. Know It All's

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Don't give up hope, some people change." While those lyrics come from Montgomery Gentry's 2006 top country 10 single, "Some People Change," they could easily apply to the way in which the veteran duo "Don't give up hope, some people change." While…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sells 442,000 copies in the United Sta 2006 - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 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 Experience, is found dead…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  8. Chart Beat

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Flo Rida's "Elevator," Ray Davies, Paula Abdul and more! GOING UP, PLEASE: "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland takes a 100-28 ride on The Billboard Hot 100, the fastest rise from the anchor position since the week of Feb. 11, 2006, when the "…

  9. Robert Cray / Feb. 22, 2008 / New York (B.B. King's Blues Club)

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST At 6 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 22), there were a few drinkers at the far end of the long bar at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. But the tables were already filled by folks who had presumably skipped At 6 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 22), there were a few drinkers at the far end of the long…

  10. Bob Marley Birthday Tribute / Feb. 9, 2008 / New York (B.B. Kings)

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST B.B. King's was transformed in celebration of reggae icon Bob Marley's birthday as a dense, diverse crowd bounced to the familiar beats. B.B. King's was transformed in celebration of reggae icon Bob Marley's birthday as a dense, diverse crowd bounced to the familiar beats.…

  11. Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket amon The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks unveils her debut album, Freeway gets back in the mix at Roc-A-Fella, Genesis celebrates its lucrative reunion tour and more in this week's Hot Product. The DVD debut of Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance from…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that…

  15. Sugababes Smother U.K. Album, Singles Chart

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double yesterday (Oct. 14) as their new album "Change" entered at No. 1 while the single "About You Now" began a third week at the top of t Universal Island female trio Sugababes achieved a U.K. chart double…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  17. Guitar Heroics Captured On Clapton's 'Crossroads' DVD

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival will be immortalized on DVD Nov. 20 via Rhino, Billboard.com has learned. The double-DVD set features 38 tracks…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2006 - R.E.M. is inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta. 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens in Berlin, Germany. 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of disco/pop acts…

  19. Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival / July 28, 2007 / Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, raising money for the legendary axeman's Crossroads Centre rehabilitation center in Antigua. But when the show actually hits the There's a higher purpose to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

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