1. Let's Do the Twist: Chubby Checker Remembers Dick Clark

    April 20, 2012 1:15 PM EDT How Clark and 'American Bandstand' helped create the Billboard Hot 100's all-time top song "We danced to the music that Dick Clark played," says Chubby Checker. "The king of the disc jockeys has died and, because of him, we will never be the same." In 2008,…

  2. Rock Hall Presenters: John Mellencamp, Carole King, Chuck D, Bette Midler

    March 20, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Donovan Calls Mellencamp 'My Dear Friend,' Says He'll Perform With My Morning Jacket's Jim James Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy F. Gibbons and Dusty Hill will be among the…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew…

  5. Aretha, Mint Condition Salute Black Music Month

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An essay from Aretha Franklin, an Earth Wind & Fire tribute from Mint Condition and blog posts from rapper YoYo are among the featured elements of BlackVoices.com's Black Music Month celebration. An essay from Aretha Franklin, an Earth Wind & Fire tribute from Mint Condition and…

  6. Bootsy Collins Suits Up For 'Prizefighter' Theme

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King Presents: Prizefighter" videogame, due in stores June 10. Bootsy Collins produced an exclusive, original theme song that sets the mood for 2K Sports' "Don King…

  7. Bootsy Collins Spearheading James Brown Tribute

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from Brown’s own legendary J.B.’s that is slated for the fall. Bootsy Collins is spearheading a star-studded tour dubbed "A Tribute to James Brown" featuring alumni from…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relation to their past albums. Are they "…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway composer and jazz pianist Cy Coleman dis of a…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway composer and jazz pianist Cy Coleman dis of a…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as "Sir Doug," dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one big hit, "…

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