1. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  2. Danzig, Death, Jesus Lizard Bring 'Fun Fun Fun' To Austin

    November 10, 2009 5:35 PM EST If the 2009 festival season could be summed up with one word, it would probably be "rain"-but at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, at least someone was willing to take the blame. "I heard you guys were having a drought, so we brought the Danzig black clouds…

  3. Devendra Banhart Finds Major-Label Freedom In 'What Will Be'

    October 09, 2009 2:43 PM EDT "I can see my songs in a movie," Devendra Banhart says, "as long as it's a movie no one will watch." The singer/songwriter, who says his eclectic, world-influenced folk rock is usually considered more "exotic, esoteric or idiosyncratic" than commercially…

  4. Danzig, Death, Of Montreal To Play Fun Fun Fun Fest

    August 25, 2009 3:38 PM EDT Of Montreal, Mission of Burma, Danzig, the Jesus Lizard, Les Savy Fav and GZA are among the dozens of acts who will perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. The fourth annual gathering of primarily independent and underground artists will take place at Austin's Waterloo Park on…

  5. Black Lips featuring Gza, "The Drop I Hold"

    May 11, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Black Lips featuring Gza, "The Drop I Hold" Track Review …

  6. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most eccentric personalities in hip-hop, dies of a drug overdose in New York. He would have turned 36 two days later. The 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the…

  7. Wayne, Game, Jeezy Set For BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, the Game, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Common, T-Pain, N*E*R*D and Lady Of Rage will perform at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at the Atlanta Civic Center. The event will air fiv Lil Wayne, the Game, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Common, T-Pain, N*E*R*D and Lady Of Rage will…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  9. Jonas Brothers Begin Second Week At No. 1

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a huge drop-off from the gaudy numbers it posted last week, the Jonas Brothers begin a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "A Little Bit Longer." The Hollywood set sold 147,000 unit Despite a huge drop-off from the gaudy numbers it posted last week, the Jonas…

  10. RZA Forms New Group Achozen, Launches WuChess Site

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Kinetic 9 (aka Beretta 9 from Killarmy) and up-and-coming Chicago rapper Reverend William Burke have formed the new group Achozen. Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, Kinetic 9 (aka Beretta 9…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most eccentric personalities in hip-hop, dies of a drug overdose in New York. He would have turned 36 two days later. The 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the…

  12. Wu-Tang Inspired By Beatles, Clinton, ODB On New Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Harrison's son Dhani and funk legend George Clinton are among the guests on the Wu-Tang Clan's first album in six years, "The 8 Diagrams," due Nov. 13 via Wu Music Group/Loud/SRC/Universal. Bil George Harrison's son Dhani and funk legend George Clinton are…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  14. Of Montreal, De La Soul Highlight Pitchfork Fest

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performances from Of Montreal, De La Soul and Girl Talk highlighted the final two days of the Pitchfork Music Festival, which drew 47,000 people over the weekend to Chicago's Union Park. The event kic Performances from Of Montreal, De La Soul and Girl Talk highlighted the final two days…

  15. Sonic Youth, GZA, Slint Kick Off Pitchfork Fest

    July 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Performances from Sonic Youth, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Slint kicked off the Pitchfork Music Festival last night (July 13) in Chicago's Union Park. In conjunction with ATP's Don't Look Back series, Performances from Sonic Youth, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA and Slint…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman…

  17. Masta Killa Surrounded By Wu-Tang On New Album

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa will on Aug. 8 issue his sophomore album, "Made in Brooklyn," via Nature Sounds. The set features appearances from the entire Wu…

  18. Billboard Bits: Vince Gill, Bonnaroo, Lord Jamar

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Vince Gill, Bonnaroo, Lord Jamar Long known in the industry for his generous spirit and charitable work, Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Home Depot Humanitarian Award. Gill will be presented with the award on the nationally televised 41st…

  19. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Legendary rockabilly performer Charlie Feathers dies in a Memphis hospital, after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week. He is 66. Feathers, who co-authored Elvis Presley's earl 2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of…

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