1. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

  2. 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…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller" being ineligible for The Billboard 200,…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Britney Spears V. The Eagles, The Billboard 200 Chart, Double CDs and more! EAGLES SOAR TO NO. 1; BRITNEY DEBUTS AT NO. 2; CHART BEAT READERS REACT Hey Fred, I LOVE the Eagles and am glad to see them on top of [The Billboard 200], but this new chart policy seems…

  6. Vedder, Sonic Youth, Tweedy Do Dylan For Soundtrack

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not There," due Oct. 30 via Columbia. A host of rock notables have banded together for the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan-themed film "I'm Not…

  7. Singer/Songwriter Lee Hazlewood Dies At 78

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra's signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking," died Saturday (Aug. 4) in Henderson, Nev., after a three-year battle wit Famed singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood, best known for writing Nancy Sinatra&…

  8. 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…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Pink, "Delilah," No. 2 spot on the Hot Country chart and more! DELILAH DELILAH DELILAH! Fred Fred Fred! You overlooked the biggest "Delilah" of them all previous to the Plain White T's No. 1 single. Even though it wasn't listed in the…

  10. Sonic Youth's 'Hits' Heading To Starbucks

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore mentioned that the band needed to record a new song for a Starbucks compilation. Within minutes of his remarks hitting the Internet, chat ro In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore mentioned that the band needed…

  11. LCD Soundsystem / May 6, 2007 / Chicago (Metro)

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Murphy, like the best DJs, is at heart a brilliant synthesist. He'll string together whatever it takes to make people dance. In the case of LCD Soundsystem, that means bits borrowed from Talking James Murphy, like the best DJs, is at heart a brilliant synthesist. He'll string…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

  13. 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…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  16. Kim Gordon Crafts Film, Sonic Youth Preps Rarities

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participate in a live performance of the soundtrack this Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday at Montclair St Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Appalachian group Hayseed Dixie releases its album "A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC." AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson describes the group's offbeat covers _ including such classics as "High 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>When Trisha Yearwood makes a visit to Sesame Street, the Country Music Association female vocalist of the year gets to rub shoulders with a major childhood influence. "As a child," she e 2005 - With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne…

  19. SHELLEY SHORT, "Captain Wild Horse (Rides The Heart of Tomorrow)"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Shelley Short, an art school dropout who now calls Chicago home, is a relatively unexposed singer/songstress, which means she might have a tough time making a dent into what has become an increasingly Shelley Short, an art school dropout who now calls Chicago home, is a relatively unexposed…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

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