1. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags that popped up at virtually every other…

  2. NYC Judge Reopens Rapper Lil Wayne's Gun Hearing

    April 23, 2009 6:26 PM EDT A judge said Thursday he will reopen a hearing on whether a handgun found on Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus can be used as evidence at his illegal-weapon possession trial. Justice Charles Solomon had ruled in February the 9 mm gun could be used as evidence. He reopened the…

  3. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  4. Ted Nugent Reuniting Amboy Dukes For Detroit Music Awards

    April 10, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Ted Nugent is ready for a journey to the center of his past. Nugent will reunite with his first recording band, the Amboy Dukes, on April 17 to receive a Distinguished Achievement Award at the annual Detroit Music Awards. The group also intends to play, marking the first performances of the …

  5. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  6. March 19, 2009

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – R&B singer Luther Ingram dies of heart failure in Belleville, Ill., at the age of 69. 2002 – Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 – Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens,…

  7. Jeff Buckley 'Grace' Live Footage Compiled

    March 12, 2009 5:38 PM EDT Jeff Buckley's fame and popularity continue to spread 15 years since the release of his celebrated debut, "Grace," and more than a decade after his untimely death. In celebration of his legacy and the album's anniversary, on June 2 Columbia/Legacy will release "Grace…

  8. DMC To Host Rap Reality Show

    March 04, 2009 10:21 AM EST Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is set to host "The Kings of Rap," a new reality series from IME Entertainment. The series, which is in development, is a positive-themed hip hop competition that will offer aspiring musicians the chance to earn a record deal. The catch is that the…

  9. Judge Allows Gun As Evidence In Lil Wayne Trial

    February 24, 2009 1:56 PM EST A New York City judge says a handgun found on Lil Wayne's tour bus after a 2007 concert can be used as evidence at the rapper's trial. Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, has pleaded not guilty to gun possession and is free on $70,000 bail. He was arrested in July 2007…

  10. Leonard Cohen To Release First Album Since 2004

    February 13, 2009 10:44 AM EST Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen will release "Live in London," his first new album in five years, on March 31 via Columbia. The set was culled from his July 17, 2008, performance at London's 02 Arena during his world tour last year. The 26-track "Live in London,…

  11. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  12. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 3:48 PM EST Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster. Last summer, the artist embarked on his…

  13. Lady GaGa, Kings Of Leon Lead U.K. Charts

    January 12, 2009 10:29 AM EST Lady GaGa mirrored her current Billboard Hot 100 success by moving to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 11) with "Just Dance" (Interscope) featuring Colby O'Donis. Kings Of Leon's "Only by the Night" started a second stint at No. 1 on the…

  14. Burke, Take That Reign Again On U.K. Charts

    January 05, 2009 10:52 AM EST As Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 4) and Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor) a fifth atop the album chart, top newcomer status went to much-feted electronica star Lady GaGa.…

  15. Take That, Alexandra Burke Rule U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2008 10:18 AM EST The U.K.'s final weekly sales charts of 2008, published yesterday (Dec. 28), saw Alexandra Burke and Take That retain their singles and album crowns, respectively. "X Factor" winner Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) sold another 311,000 copies during the…

  16. Alexandra Burke Is 'X Factor' On U.K. Charts

    December 22, 2008 10:32 AM EST "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke had her U.K. Christmas No. 1 single confirmed yesterday (Dec. 21), as her version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) debuted at the top with sales of 576,000 units to become the fastest-selling single by a…

  17. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take That album started a second week at the top…

  18. The Black Crowes Mulling Next Album

    November 26, 2008 10:41 AM EST Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson says that he and brother Chris Robinson, the group's frontman, have "tons of songs around. Chris and I are always writing." They just have to figure out what to do with them. "We want to make another record" with the Crowes, the…

  19. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined causes. He is 36. 1999…

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