1. Clapton Flanked By Guitar Heroes For Summer Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival, to be held July 28 at Toyota Park in Chicago. B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson Eric Clapton will be surrounded by esteemed guests at his second Crossroads Guitar Festival,…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 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,…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2007 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…

  4. B.B. King Blues Fest To Feature Green, James

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, and wrapping Sept. 9 at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Theatre B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will embark on a 14-city trek beginning July 24 at the…

  5. Billboard Bits: Meg & Dia, VH1 Rock Honors, Hollywood Bowl

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing and distribution of its debut album, "So Real." The group remains signed to Doghouse, which issued the album last fall. Sibling rock act Meg & Dia has joined forces with Warner Bros. for marketing…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2007 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…

  7. Skaggs, Hornsby Partner For New Album

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy. Bluegrass veteran Ricky Skaggs and pianist Bruce Hornsby have joined forces for an eponymous collaborative album due March 20 via Sony BMG/Legacy.…

  8. Fans Line Up In Harlem To Pay Respects To Brown

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fans of the late "Godfather of Soul" began lining up outside Harlem's Apollo Theater early this morning (Dec. 28) to pay their last respects as James Brown's body was driven from Georgia for his last Fans of the late "Godfather of Soul" began lining up outside…

  9. Fans Pay Tribute To James Brown, Funeral Set

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST A public funeral for music legend James Brown will be held Saturday at the arena that bears his name in Augusta, Ga. The body of Brown, who died Monday in Atlanta at age 73, will lie in state at the A The James Brown statue on Broad Street in his hometown of Augusta, Ga., was draped in an…

  10. James Brown Remembered Around The World

    December 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST All Christmas day, famous fans from Mick Jagger to Snoop Dogg to the Rev. Al Sharpton shared memories of their mentor and idol James Brown, while lesser-known fans left candles on Brown's Hollywood Wa "Godfather of Soul"James Brown remained the hardest-working man in show…

  11. 'Godfather Of Soul' James Brown Dies At 73

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early today (Dec. 25), his agent said. James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping…

  12. B.B. King Receives Medal Of Freedom In D.C.

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary blues musician B.B. King, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky and historian David McCullough were among those awarded the nation's highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom, today (De Legendary blues musician B.B. King, former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky and…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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 "…

  17. 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…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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