1. Songwriter/Guitarist Paul Pena Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band, died in San Francsico on Saturday due to complications of diabetes and pancreatitis. Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band,…

  2. BB King At 80

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com The following stems from a 20-page "Billboard Stars: B.B. King" special feature that appears in the Oct. 1, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond the extensive Q&A excerpted below, the section boasts several articles examining…

  3. CHART BEAT

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of George Jones, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Weezer, Genesis and Trisha Yearwood. GEORGE'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: By the next decade, it will be commonplace for rock artists to celebrate their 50th anniversary on the Billboard charts.…

  4. Wall Emerges As Billboard 200 'Champ'

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges triumphant with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Peoples Champ." The album sold 176,000 copies in the Unite In a week that sees seven new top tier entries, Houston rapper Paul Wall emerges…

  5. Lil' Mo, Xscape Kick Off Seagram's Gin Live Tour

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a delayed new album waiting for release, Lil' Mo will spend the next five weeks on the road on the 2005 Seagram's Gin Live tour. With a delayed new album waiting for release, Lil' Mo will spend the next five weeks on the road on the 2005 Seagram's Gin Live tour. The…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Portugal's pop phenomenon of the '90s, the Delfins premiere their album "Azul" ("Blue") in Madrid's Las Ventas bullfight arena. Compatriots Madredeus and Dulce Pontes also play.<br clear 2004 - Izora Rhodes Armstead, one-half of…

  7. Music Remains Substantial Source Of Katrina Aid

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the effects of the storm. Two weeks following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, a host of music-related initiatives are raising funds for those suffering the…

  8. Bluesman Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown Dies

    September 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died yesterday (Sept. 10) in his hometown of Orange, Texas, where he had g Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year…

  9. Friends Line Up To Duet With B.B. King

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his latest star-studded duets album. Due Sept. 13, just three days before the blues great's 80th birthday, the Geffe With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his…

  10. Bluesman 'Little' Milton Dies After Stroke

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell, whose gritty vocals and songwriting recalled B.B. King's rough-edged style, died today (Aug. 4) from a stroke, his record company said. Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell,…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2005 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, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Singer Tamara Danz dies at the age of 43.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  13. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  14. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran sessions musicians as keyboardist Spooner…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 10, 2005 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…

  16. Mayer In A Trio Mood On New Album, Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's new trio, which features drummer Steve Jordan and bassist Pino Palladino, will begin a club tour Sept. 6 in San Francisco. A live album will follow in December. "I would feel like I'm not To John Mayer's way of thinking, it would be just plain wrong not to…

  17. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Crowd 'Hustle And Flow'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for the "Hustle and Flow" soundtrack. The album is due July 12 via Atlantic, a day before the U.S. theatrical debut of the f Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for…

  18. Clapton Gets A Lift From Winwood, Mayer

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For "Back Home," his first album of new original material since 2001's "Reptile," Eric Clapton tapped the talents of longtime collaborator Simon Climie, as well as such guests as Steve Winwood, John M For "Back Home," his first album of new original material…

  19. King Helps Break Ground On Museum

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues icon B.B. King joined local and state dignitaries today (June 10) for the groundbreaking of a $10 million museum honoring him in a Mississippi Delta town where he used to live. Blues icon B.B. King joined local and state dignitaries today (June 10) for the groundbreaking of a $10…

  20. Benefit Bash To Celebrate B.B. King's 80th

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that will benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that…

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