1. Donald 'Duck' Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs Dead at 70

    May 13, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Rock Hall of Fame Bassist Died in His Sleep While on Tour in Japan, Bandmate Steve Cropper Says Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70. …

  2. Steve Cropper Taps B.B. King, Steve Winwood for 5 Royales Tribute Album

    June 30, 2011 3:38 PM EDT Steve Winwood , B.B. King , Sharon Jones , Bettye LaVette and Lucinda Williams are among the artists assisting guitarist Steve Cropper in his salute to the pre-rock 'n' roll band that has had a lasting effect on his career, the 5 Royales . Cropper, whose guitar playing, songwriting…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season…

  5. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  6. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Calla Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  8. Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Ariz., Black will be flanked by guitarist…

  9. 'Fast' Enough For You

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean record with 11 songs on it, or a self-indulgent opus with everything." In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean…

  10. Frank Black Fashions Double Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The double-disc "Fastman/Raiderman" will arrive June 20 via Back Porch/EMI and is the follow-up to 2005's "Honeycomb," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. As tipped here last October, Frank Black has wrapped work on a new solo album. The…

  11. Soul Legend Wilson Pickett Dies At 64

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home, according to a spokesperson for the artist. He was 64. Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett died of a heart attack today (Jan. 19) at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home,…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween season when the 1960s novelty hit "…

  13. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  14. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran sessions musicians as keyboardist Spooner…

  15. Black Eyeing Second Nashville-Based Album

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for an album recorded late last year in Nashville, where he also recorded his upcoming solo project, "Honeycomb." As previously reported, that album is due Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for an album recorded late last year in…

  16. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. As previously…

  17. Fogerty, Hayes Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the…

  18. Pixies Wrap Reunion Tour, Prep DVDs

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion tour Saturday night (Dec. 18) with two shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Billboard.com has learned the band plans to chronicle the trek with two sep The Pixies wrapped their triumphant reunion tour Saturday night (Dec. 18) with two…

  19. Nashville Sessions Generate Two Black CDs

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans to release two albums' worth of material recorded earlier this year in Nashville, with a solo trek to follow. As tipped here As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in London. 2002 - For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as "best act in the world today" at the Annual Q Awards, held in…

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