1. The Specials Extended Reunion, Plan Second U.K. Tour

    June 09, 2009 8:41 AM EDT Ska legends The Specials, whose heyday 30 years ago coincided with a grimly familiar backdrop of economic hardship and unemployment, are to embark on a 13-date reunion tour of Britain. The band says on its website it will start in November, after a string of successful shows to mark the…

  2. May 28, 2009

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tony Ashton of Deep Purple dies of cancer at his home in London at the age of 55. 1983 – Van Halen receives the highest fee to date for a concert performance ($1 million) to perform at the second US Festival in California. 1978 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late…

  3. The Specials Postpone London Return

    May 06, 2009 2:46 PM EDT U.K. act the Specials will not play its opening scheduled date of a five-night run at London's Brixton Academy. Singer Terry Hall has been ordered to rest because of a throat infection, leading to the postponement of the May 6 show today hours before it was due to take place. It will now…

  4. No Doubt / May 2, 2009 / Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata Hotel and Casino Events Center)

    May 05, 2009 6:28 PM EDT In the five years since No Doubt last toured across the nation, lead singer Gwen Stefani hit Top 40 paydirt as a solo artist, releasing two full-length albums adored by both critics and fans alike that reveled in the glitter and sweat of 21st century clubland. So much, in fact, that Stefani&…

  5. April 22, 2009

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer-songwriter Paul Davis dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 60. 2003 – Songwriter Felice Bryant dies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the age of 77. 1998 – It is announced that Faith No More is breaking up. 1989 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Like a…

  6. March 27, 2009

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club. 2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club dies of cancer in Holguin, Cuba. He is 95.…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  8. Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Shine At ACL Fest

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The heat showed no signs of breaking at Austin's Zilker Park yesterday (Sep. 15), as the Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Arctic Monkeys churned out fiery sets to massive crowds at the sixth The heat showed no signs of breaking at Austin's Zilker Park yesterday (Sep. 15),…

  9. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  10. Hilary Duff / Aug. 27, 2007 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New York's prestigious Radio City Music Hall was somewhat of a mixed bag. Sure, there were legions of wildly hysterical 4-to-14-year-olds incessantly chanting her name be Hilary Duff's sold-out set at New York's prestigious Radio City Music…

  11. Banhart Rocks With Valensi, Robinson On New CD

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael Garcia Bernal are among the guests on the forthcoming Devendra Banhart album, "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon." The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, the Strokes' Nick Valensi and actor Gael…

  12. My American Heart

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Things have come seemingly easy for My American Heart, most of whom were all of 16 or 17 when they signed to Kevin Lyman's Warcon Entertainment Label four years ago. This rock crew cut their teeth pla Things have come seemingly easy for My American Heart, most of whom were all of 16 or…

  13. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  14. The Cat Empire

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Cat Empire is neither feline nor an empire, but with a frisky new full-length that debuted last week at No. 49 on the Top Heatseekers chart, world domination may not yet be out of the question. The Cat Empire is neither feline nor an empire, but with a frisky new full-length that debuted…

  15. Secondhand Serenade

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ten years ago, a department store employee with time on his hands wouldn't have had much hope of quitting his day job to become a rock star. But by getting his music online, John Vesely was able to ma Ten years ago, a department store employee with time on his hands wouldn't have…

  16. Vietnam, A.R.E. Weapons / Jan. 23, 2007 / New York (Mercury Lounge)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the Old Testament beards and smoke ring riffs, which drew a sold-out record release crowd to New York's Mercury Loun Vietnam was a good thing. Not the war, mind you -- more like the Brooklyn band with the…

  17. Ozomatli Indulges Artistic Side On New Album

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles band Ozomatli's upcoming album is a work of art, literally. "Don't Mess With the Dragon," due March 27 via Concord, is the product of an interactive art exhibit in which the band exposed t Los Angeles band Ozomatli's upcoming album is a work of art,…

  18. Various Artists / Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening Of Leonard Cohen Songs / Oct. 5, 2006 / Dublin (The Point)

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment of riches contained in the blue chip Leonard Cohen songbook, the four-hour running time of this tribute show to the septuagenarian singer seemed like too Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment of riches contained in the blue chip Leonard…

  19. Heartbeat Keeping Studio One Rarities Alive

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Heartbeat Records continues its refurbishing of the fabled Studio One reggae catalog with today's release of the compilation "Six the Hard Way," which is both a pet project and the fulfillment of a se Heartbeat Records continues its refurbishing of the fabled Studio One reggae…

  20. Q&A: Fergie And Will.I.Am On "The Dutchess"

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring shorts and flanked by a brigade of costumed Brits, she marched down the red carpet during MTV's Video Music Awards pre Fergie has been preparing a lifetime for moments like these. Clad in booty-baring…

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