1. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  2. Things The Grandchildren Should Know

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett pens a memoir that's a great big grin winced out through gritted teeth. One of those musicians whose work regularly graces critics' year-end polls, Everett records sometimes as E but more famously as head of the forward-looking alt-rock ensemble…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  5. Pink Steps Into The 'Funhouse'

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink has christened her new album "Funhouse," and will release it Oct. 28 via LaFace/Zomba. First single "So What" is No. 40 this week on Billboard's Pop 100 Airplay chart and No. 59 on the overall Po Pink has christened her new album "Funhouse," and will…

  6. Willie Nelson Anchors South Padre Music Fest

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo Fantasma, Fastball and Alejandro Escovedo will lead the lineup for the second annual South Padre International Mu Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Grupo…

  7. Pink Pencils In New Album For October

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Pink has set an Oct. 28 release for her as-yet-untitled fifth album. The LaFace/Zomba set is led by the single "So What," which will hit radio early next month and digital outlets shortly the Pop star Pink has set an Oct. 28 release for her as-yet-untitled fifth album. The…

  8. Plant/Krauss, Panic Bring Bonnaroo Back To Its Roots

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If the first two days of Bonnaroo 2008 featured some of the heaviest rock bands ever to play the seven-year-old festival, the final day of music was a relatively sedate one focusing on American roots, If the first two days of Bonnaroo 2008 featured some of the heaviest rock bands ever to play…

  9. Bonnaroo: Veterans Lesh, Helm, King Hit The Right Notes

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music veterans like Phil Lesh, Levon Helm and B.B. King showed the younger generation a thing or two on the second day of Bonnaroo, offering a strong contrast to performances by rockers like Pearl Jam If Friday's day and night of music at Bonnaroo was marred by intense heat and, later,…

  10. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer kicks off its third self-titled album with a cheeky hit, Ashanti changes up her production team, Disturbed focuses its anger and Jewel gives country music a try in this week's Hot Product. The debut album from hitmaking U.K. upstarts the Ting Tings, "We Started Nothing" …

  12. Aimee Mann

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Years ago, Aimee Mann cut ties with her major label record deal to go her own way. Now, she's preparing the release of her newest album next week. Check out how the journey's fared for this veteran si Years ago, Aimee Mann cut ties with her major label record deal to go her own way.…

  13. Still Her Own Mann: Aimee Mann

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann named her new release "@#%&! Smilers" as a tongue-in-cheek protest of people who constantly prod others to put on a happy face, even when they don't feel like it. Aimee Mann named her new release "@#%&! Smilers" as a tongue-in-cheek protest of…

  14. Small Town Girl

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a music lover who grew up in the tiny Welsh coastal town of Nefyn, 23-year-old U.K. chart phenomenon Duffy admits she's still struggling to comprehend her sudden popularity. As a music lover who grew up in the tiny Welsh coastal town of Nefyn, 23-year-old U.K. chart phenomenon Duffy…

  15. Mellencamp's 'Life' Goes Hi-Fi With Hear Music

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due July 15 via Hear Music, will be released in a new high-definition audio format dubbed CODE. John Mellencamp's "Life, Death, Love and Freedom," produced by T-Bone Burnett and due…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., performing six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the 2006 - Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  18. Mellencamp Tour To Coincide With New Album

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp will embark on a month-long summer tour in support of his forthcoming album "Life, Death, Love and Fr Fresh off of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall last month, Indiana rocker John…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  20. Aimee Mann Sets Date For Seventh Album

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Aimee Mann's seventh album, "@#%&! Smilers," will arrive June 3 via her own SuperEgo Records. Aimee Mann's seventh album, "@#%&! Smilers," will arrive June 3 via her own SuperEgo Records. As first reported here in November, the album was produced by Paul…

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