1. Billboard Bits: Ciara, Electric Soft Parade, MySpace

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of Pink, Ciara has selected three unsigned artists, Paula Campbell, Tiffany Evans and Samantha Jade, for the Glamour Reel Music contest, which launched earlier this week. Following in the footsteps of Pink, Ciara has selected three unsigned artists, Paula Campbell,…

  2. Ne-Yo Scores Second No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You" enters at the summit. Amid a heavy week for new releases, the Def Jam set moved 251,000 copies in the United States, accord Ne-Yo scores his second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Because of You…

  3. Chesney, Brooks & Dunn Wrap Up Stagecoach Fest

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first Stagecoach country music festival wrapped yesterday (May 6) in Indio, Calif., with back-to-back headlining sets at the Empire Polo Field from tour mates Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn. The first Stagecoach country music festival wrapped yesterday (May 6) in Indio, Calif., with…

  4. Strait, Jackson Kick Off Inaugural Stagecoach Fest

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. at the Empire Polo Field began without a hitch on Saturday (May 5). George Strait and Alan Jackson topped the bill at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, The inaugural Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. at the Empire Polo Field began without a…

  5. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 27-29, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed a miracle, because divine intervention -- manifested via major sponsorship from Shell Oil Co. and the sheer determina Last year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was aptly dubbed…

  6. Cursive Ready To Rock On Mastodon Tour

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cursive frontman Tim Kasher admits the offer for his indie rock act to open for alt-metal band Mastodon caught him off guard. Pop/punk outfit Against Me! is also on the bill for the trek, which begins Cursive frontman Tim Kasher admits the offer for his indie rock act to open for alt-metal…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Florida. He is 53. A Jacksonville, Fla., native, Brown was best known for his work with Molly Hatchet, 2005 - Southern rock vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies of complications from diabetes at his home…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Country Descending On Desert For Stagecoach Fest

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported, will be held May 5-6 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., the site of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Fe The lineup is set for the inaugural Stagecoach festival, which, as previously reported ,…

  11. The Other Foot

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST While recording Switchfoot's new Columbia project, "Oh! Gravity," lead vocalist Jon Foreman says part of the goal was to erase the boundary between artist and audience. So the band devised ways to mak While recording Switchfoot's new Columbia project, "Oh! Gravity,…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  13. FUTURE PIGEON, "The Echodelic Sounds Of..."

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When you think of the late, great Beachwood Sparks, you think of the rolling California waves captured perfectly in sound on Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue," not the deep, deep dub grooves of Aug When you think of the late, great Beachwood Sparks, you think of the rolling…

  14. The Brokedown

    July 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In just two years, Los Angeles act the Brokedown has evolved from an alt-country quartet to a full-on Western-inspired rock band. In just two years, Los Angeles act the Brokedown has evolved from an alt-country quartet to a full-on Western-inspired rock band. The band's self-released EP,…

  15. Bare Jr. Rocks With MMJ, Trail Of Dead, Lambchop

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. is hoping 11 is his lucky number. Bare's forthcoming album, "The Longest Meow," features 11 songs recorded in 11 hours by 11 people. Acclaimed alt-country singer/songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. is hoping 11 is his lucky number.…

  16. Ryan Adams & Cardinals Plot Summer Jaunt

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country rocker Ryan Adams has booked a 12-city summer tour with this band the Cardinals, culminating with a stop at this year's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Alt-country rocker Ryan Adams has booked a 12-city summer tour with this band the Cardinals, culminating with a stop at…

  17. Michael Mazochi

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally from upstate New York, Michael Mazochi moved to Los Angeles a year ago, and scored a gig at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip soon after. Originally from upstate New York, Michael Mazochi moved to Los Angeles a year ago, and scored a gig at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip soon after. "…

  18. Bonnaroo Day One: Petty, Oysterhead, My Morning Jacket

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The annual, sun-drenched music-marathon that is the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked off its fifth year yesterday (June 16) with more than 14 hours of music. First-day highlights included Stevi The annual, sun-drenched music-marathon that is the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicked…

  19. HEAD AUTOMATICA, "Popaganda"

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Popaganda" finds Head Automatica mainman Daryl Palumbo shapeshifting again: He started out screaming for alt-hardcore band Glassjaw, and the first Head Automatica record was a shiny, snarky dance-roc "Popaganda" finds Head Automatica mainman Daryl Palumbo shapeshifting…

  20. Original Faith No More Singer Resurfaces

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although the Mike Patton-led line up of Faith No More conquered the charts, it was the Chuck Mosley-led incarnation that made the group a college radio favorite during the mid to late 1980s. Although the Mike Patton-led line up of Faith No More conquered the charts, it was the Chuck Mosley…

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