1. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 -…

  2. Billboard Bits: Rev. Run, Plug Awards, 'My Song, My Way'

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run has signed a worldwide recording deal with U.K. independent label Craze Productions. Run-D.M.C.'s Rev. Run has signed a worldwide recording deal with U.K. independent label Craze Productions. His new album is being recorded in New York and is due in the first…

  3. Arthur's Armada: 4 EPs, New Album In 2008

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has always been prolific, but his 2008 slate makes even his past output look scarce by comparison. Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has always been prolific, but his 2008 slate makes even his past output look scarce by comparison. Arthur is planning to release…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Babyface, Diana Ross, "American Idol" and more! SHOULD BABYFACE TAKE A BOW? In your most recent Chart Beat column, you state, "Babyface's remake of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on the Mercury label climbs 12-10, equaling the…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the…

  6. Jonas Bros. Wrap 'Hannah' Tour, Hit The Studio

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Jonas Brothers' time on the blockbuster Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus arena tour came to an end last night (Jan. 9) at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., but the sibling pop trio doesn't plan to The Jonas Brothers' time on the blockbuster Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus arena…

  7. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at No. 156. This week, the album becomes the…

  8. Aly & AJ Writing New Songs, Plot Films

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Aly & AJ are still "in deep with 'Insomniatic'," according to older sister Alyson Renae Michalka, but the sibling pop duo has its third album already in its crosshairs. Aly & AJ are still "in deep with 'Insomniatic'," according to older sister…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol"…

  11. Police Impound Britney Spears' Car

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' car was impounded after Los Angeles police found it abandoned on the street. Police said Spears was driving last night (Jan. 7) when she had a flat tire on Sunset Boulevard sometime be Britney Spears' car was impounded after Los Angeles police found it abandoned on…

  12. Dr. Phil Cancels Britney-Themed Special

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Television's "Dr. Phil" McGraw has pulled the plug on plans for a one-hour show that was to examine Britney Spears' latest public meltdown. Television's "Dr. Phil" McGraw has pulled the plug on plans for a one-hour show that was to examine Britney Spears&…

  13. Country, Pop Stars Set For Livestock Show

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Rascal Flatts are among the 21 artists slated to play the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at Reliant Park from March 3-22. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus and Rascal Flatts are among the 21 artists slated to play the…

  14. Sony BMG Drops DRM For Digital Album Cards

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital album cards beginning Jan. 15 at Best Buy, Target and Fred's, with Trans World and Winn-Dixie coming to the party by Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer and longtime community activist dies in Los Angeles. He is 72. 2006 - Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer and longtime community activist dies in Los Angeles. He is 72. 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a…

  16. Bang Camaro

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro onstage during a show, with 15 consistent "lead singers" and a backing band with two lead guitarists, co-founders Alex Necochea On any given night, there might be 18-25 members of Boston's Bang Camaro…

  17. Cassettes Won't Listen

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his spare time, he's making electronic pop gems with a lo-fi rock bent under the moniker Cassettes Won't Listen. Jason Drake is the director of marketing at hip-hop indie Definitive Jux, but in his…

  18. 'Bricks' And Mortar

    January 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Scary but amazing" -- that's Kate Nash's description of America as she contemplates the U.S. release of her quirky piano-pop debut album, "Made of Bricks" (Geffen). "Scary but amazing" -- that's Kate Nash's description of America as she…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championshi 2005 - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee…

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