1. This Day in Music

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies in Oklahoma City after an extended illness. She is 61. Smith took the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Help Me Make It Through The Night" to No. 1 on Billbo 2005 - Country singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies in Oklahoma City after an…

  2. Rapper Jadakiss Indicted On Gun, Drug Charges

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jadakiss, the rapper who wrote controversial lyrics about U.S. President George W. Bush and the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York, has been indicted on gun and drug charges. Using his real name of Jadakiss, the rapper who wrote controversial lyrics about U.S. President George W. Bush and…

  3. Billboard Bits: The Sea & Cake, Cowboy Junkies, Townes Van Zandt

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May 8 with a new Thrill Jockey album, "Everybody." The 10-track set was recorded by indie vet Brian Paulson (Slint, Superchunk), marking the first ti As tipped here last month, Chicago rock outfit The Sea & Cake will return May…

  4. The Killers Heading Back On The Road In April

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Killers will return to the road in North America this spring with a three-week tour, beginning April 6 in Santa Barbara, Calif. The group will play a blend of auditoriums, arenas and outdoor amphi The Killers will return to the road in North America this spring with a three-week tour,…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer.…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  7. Underground Garage

    January 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The death of V2 Records would be an interesting cautionary tale if it wasn't so depressing. The death of V2 Records would be an interesting cautionary tale if it wasn't so depressing. The problem from the beginning was that Sheridan Square forced V2 to absorb Artemis, which it had…

  8. Calexico

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST So we all go get some food close by the hotel. On the menu tonight the house specialty: horse sashimi. 1/20: I wandered around for a while in Fukuoka weaving in and out of shops and promenades where boutique stores and small shops displayed their impressive goods. volker mentioned a vinyl…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  10. Billboard Bits: Polar Music Prize, Grammys, Dean & Britta

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Composer Steve Reich and jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive the 2007 Polar Music Prize May 21 in a ceremony in Stockholm. Composer Steve Reich and jazz legend Sonny Rollins will receive the 2007 Polar Music Prize May 21 in a ceremony in Stockholm. Reich was cited for his "unique…

  11. Dinosaur Jr. Inks With Fat Possum For Reunion CD

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's first album with its original lineup since 1989. Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's…

  12. 05OnTV

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 22-28, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 22 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Natalie MacMaster (also scheduled: Natalie MacMaster, Jan Crawford Greenburg). "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," FOX Featured artist(s): Daughtry. "…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is forced 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich…

  14. Mamas And The Papas' Doherty Dies At 66

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denny Doherty, one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group the Mamas and the Papas, known for their soaring harmony on hits like "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday," died today (Jan. 19) at 66. Denny Doherty, one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group the Mamas and…

  15. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a…

  16. DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF THE RECORD BUSINESS

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. Recent…

  17. Hagar Hoping Van Halen Takes High Road At Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 12 "could go a lot of different ways," according to Sammy Hagar. That said, Hagar -- the group's second frontman, f Van Halen's appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  18. Smith Stoked For New Album, Tour, Rock Hall Induction

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend with a show at New York's Bowery Ballroom and was awoken this morning (Jan. 8) with the news that she had been cho The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend…

  19. Bonnaroo Organizers Purchasing Festival Site

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn. Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival,…

  20. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

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