1. Shepherd Jams With Blues Legends On New CD/DVD

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. Nearly three years ago, Kenny Wayne Shepherd departed on a 10-day tour to collaborate with some of the most notable blues veterans available. On Jan.…

  2. Blues Pioneer Robert Lockwood Jr. Dies

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Robert Lockwood Jr., a pioneering Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and singer, has died. He was 91. Lockwood died yesterday (Nov. 21) of respiratory failure at University Hospitals Case…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Songwriters/producers/musicians Vada Nobles, Johari Newton, Tejumold Newton, and Rasheem Pugh file lawsuit against Lauryn Hill alleging that the Ruffhouse/Columbia artist failed to give 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a…

  4. Lewis Still Shakin' With Two Albums, TV Special, DVD

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after starting his recording career with "Crazy Arms," Jerry Lee Lewis notes that he's "putting in a little bit more time these days." And that's an understatement. The Killer is working o Fifty years after starting his recording career with "…

  5. All Politics is Funkalicious

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST I think that it was their detailed account of how the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war -- told in the form of a butt-bumping block-party dance anthem -- that convinced me the Cou I think that it was their detailed account of how the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein during…

  6. Redman, Raekwon Lead Rock The Bells Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. Redman, Raekwon, Keith Murray,…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones make available for download ìAny…

  8. Air Supply / Oct. 5, 2006 / New York (B.B. King's Blues Club)

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hip factor be damned. The first of three sold-out shows over two nights from Air Supply at New York's B.B. King's was an unabashed celebration of timeless melodies, vocal showmanship and a robust live Hip factor be damned. The first of three sold-out shows over two nights from Air…

  9. JERRY LEE LEWIS, "Last Man Standing"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nobody doesn't like Jerry Lee, at least according to the guest list for the Killer's first record in 10 years. With guest turns from Bruce, Neil, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, John Fogerty, B.B. King, Cla Nobody doesn't like Jerry Lee, at least according to the guest list for the…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Members of '70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London's Oxford Street.<br clear 2005 - A fan-run museum dedicated exclusively to the Ramones opens…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Raimundo Amador, Spain's premier exponent of gypsy flamenco-blues, records a live album alongside his idol, B.B. King, in front of a capacity audience of 20,000 at Madrid's Las Ventas bu 2005 - Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Sheena Easton files for divorce from her husband of 11 months, documentary director Timothy Delarm, citing irreconcilable differences.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Veteran country artist Dolly Parton takes to the road for…

  14. Billboard Honors Etta James

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Billboard's seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards returns to Atlanta (Sept. 6-8 at the Renaissance Waverly), among the event's special honorees will be Etta James. When Billboard's seventh annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference and Awards returns to Atlanta (Sept…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1994 - </b>A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte,…

  16. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  17. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page two. This year you have quite a few artists who will be performing who have been regulars at Montreux. It's becoming something like Claude Nobs & friends. Exactly. Carlos Santana, for example, will be…

  18. Q&A: Montreux Founder Claude Nobs (continued)

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival - page three. The cost of booking artists has been rising in past years. How do you deal with this new environment? In general, artists accept lower fees because it is Montreux. They also accept to be filmed and they get a…

  19. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

  20. Time Life Boxes Up Jerry Lee Lewis

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis will inaugurate Time Life's "Legends of American Music" with the three-disc boxed set "Jerry Lee Lewis: A Half Century of Hits." Jerry Lee Lewis will inaugurate Time Life's "Legends of American Music" with the three-disc boxed set "…

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