1. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales. 2006 - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely…

  2. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2008 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  6. Take A 'Chance' On Celine

    November 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly represents a sonic set forward for the artist, who must be eager to search out a fresh direction after singing mostly the same songs for t Celine Dion's new Columbia album, "Taking Chances," certainly…

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Sugababes, personal charts, T-Pain and more! RISE OF THE SUGABABES Hi, Fred. Knowing your love of Europop, I figured you must be a fan of the Sugababes, who achieved their sixth U.K. No. 1 single with "About You Now," an amazing song! My question is…

  8. Celine Ready To Take 'Chances' On New Album

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches…

  9. Soggy Weather Can't Sink Live Earth Shanghai

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite soggy weather, the Shanghai Live Earth concert still earned itself a modicum of success with charismatic acts like Huang Xiaoming, Eason Chan and Joey Yung. Despite soggy weather, the Shanghai Live Earth concert still earned itself a modicum of success with charismatic acts like Huang…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales. 2006 - Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely…

  12. Down The Freeway Of Fame

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community of Malagash, Nova Scotia, population 774, by a former band manager (dad) and booking agent (mom) who later s Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community…

  13. Smashing Pumpkins Name New Album, Add Dates

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist" and announced an unusual release date of July 7, a Saturday, for the project, which will be issued by Reprise. The news was broken The Smashing Pumpkins have christened their reunion album "Zeitgeist"…

  14. 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…

  15. Pearl Jam Picks Europe Over Bonnaroo

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play 13 shows in Europe in June and will not, as has been claimed, appear at this summer's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The band will play six headlining shows and appear at s Pearl Jam will play 13 shows in Europe in June and will not, as has been claimed,…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>An early collection of Shania Twain's work - recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain - is released by Jomato Records. The set, "Beginnings (1989-90)," predates t 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour…

  18. Billboard Bits: Dixie Chicks, Rolling Stones, YouTube

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks will on Nov. 14 release an expanded edition of their latest studio album, "Taking the Long Way." The set will now include a bonus DVD featuring interviews with the group and producer The Dixie Chicks will on Nov. 14 release an expanded edition of their latest studio…

  19. 'Different' Strokes

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand…

  20. Aiken Covers Elton, Adams, Celine On New Album

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host of enduring power ballads on his third album, "A Thousand Different Ways." Due Sept. 19 via RCA, the set features 10 covers and four new Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken tackles a host…

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