1. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  2. Stones Throw Acts Set For 2K Sports Gaming Tour

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Six hip-hop artists on Stones Throw Records highlight the 14-stop, third annual 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour, co-sponsored by VTech Phones. Six hip-hop artists on Stones Throw Records highlight the 14-stop, third annual 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour, co-sponsored by VTech Phones. The cross…

  3. Rage, Bjork, Arcade Fire Sign On For Big Day Out

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Arcade Fire will lead the lineup for the 2008 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The five-show run begins Jan. 18 in Auckland. Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Arcade Fire will lead the lineup for the 2008 Big Day Out…

  4. Wyclef Shares Spotlight With Superstars On New CD

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. Originally expected Nov. 6, Wyclef Jean's new album, "Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant," will now arrive Dec. 4 via Columbia. A…

  5. Think Woodstock Was All Peace And Love? Sure, But It Also Involved Lawyers, Mobsters And A Few Assorted Pieces Of B&D Gear.

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tiber, né Eliyahu Teichberg, lived two lives in the '60s: Although he was a well-regarded mural artist whose "paintings were also displayed in galleries and sold," by day, he helped his parents run a Tiber, né Eliyahu Teichberg, lived two lives in the '60s: Although he was…

  6. Bjork, QOTSA, M.I.A. Highlight First Day Of ACL Fest

    September 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a widely reported fire that sent thick clouds of black smoke into the air and severely injured a handful of people, Bjork, Queens Of The Stone Age and Kaiser Chiefs helped open the sixth ann Following a widely reported fire that sent thick clouds of black smoke into the air and…

  7. Billboard Bits: LCD Soundsystem, J.R. Writer/Dude 'N Nem, CCMA

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT LCD Soundsystem's "45:33," an album-length piece commissioned by Nike and originally available as an iTunes exclusive, will be released on CD and double-vinyl Nov. 13 via DFA. LCD Soundsystem's "45:33," an album-length piece commissioned by Nike and originally…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  9. Metallica, Mayer, Vedder Join Young For Bridge School Benefit

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer, Metallica, Tom Waits, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are among the artists that will join Neil Young for his 21st annual Bridge School Benefit concerts on Oct. 27-28. Also on this yea John Mayer, Metallica, Tom Waits, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are among the artists…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche Mode frontman David…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000. 1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000.…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the first to introduce electric guitar to country music. 2001 - Guitarist William Lewis (Billy) Byrd dies in Nashville of natural causes. He is 81. Byrd is known as one of the…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD series, dies in Havana at the age of 78. The artist had returned three days earlier from a one-month tour o 2005 - Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the stars of the 1990s Buena Vista Social Club CD…

  15. Sonic Youth / July 28, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park Pool)

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival organizers came up with a novel idea: take a seminal indie rock band and have them play one of their most revered albums for an adoring audi A few years ago, the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival organizers…

  16. Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four…

  17. Stars Ready To Rock The 'Bedroom'

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ever conscious of their live show, Canadian indie rockers Stars tried to capture that sound on their new album, "In Our Bedroom After the War," which is out now digitally and will arrive Sept. 25 at t Ever conscious of their live show, Canadian indie rockers Stars tried to capture…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single gunshot 2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics…

  19. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United St Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper…

  20. Underworld Confronts 'Oblivion' On New Album

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. electronica duo Underworld is eyeing an October release for its next studio album, "Oblivion With Bells." U.K. electronica duo Underworld is eyeing an October release for its next studio album, "Oblivion With Bells." A track list has yet to be announced, nor has a…

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