1. Tarrus Riley / August 25, 2009 / New York (B.B. King Blues Club)

    August 27, 2009 4:37 PM EDT New York City is known as a melting pot, and on this balmy Tuesday night (Aug. 25) at Times Square's B.B. King Blues Club, the pot was simmering as an anxious crowd awaited reggae sensation Tarrus Riley . Armed with all the right ingredients from his harmonious brand of love-inspired…

  2. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood / June 10, 2009 / East Rutherford, NJ (IZOD Center)

    June 11, 2009 5:48 PM EDT As the crowd filed into East Rutherford’s IZOD Center Wednesday night (June 10) the sounds of John Lennon, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix blared overhead, triggering already pent-up nostalgia and building the anticipation for the night’s double-bill of Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood.…

  3. Lady GaGa Takes Two Top 10 Spots On Billboard's Hot 100

    June 04, 2009 11:00 AM EDT Lady GaGa soars into the top 10 with her third single, "LoveGame," as Keri Hilson and Sean Kingston also break into the top tally on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. "LoveGame" flies up from No. 22 to No. 10 and scores this week's greatest digital gain (107,000…

  4. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  5. May 18, 2009

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Andy Capps of Built to Spill dies at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 37. 2004 – Jazz drummer Elvin Jones of the John Coltrane Quartet dies of heart failure in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 76. 1999 – The Backstreet Boys release their third album, “Millennium.” 1999 –…

  6. Whispers To Record First Gospel Album

    May 15, 2009 7:54 AM EDT Kingdom Records has signed the Whispers to record the legendary R&B group's first gospel album. Grammy Award-winning gospel icon Fred Hammond is on board to produce several tracks for the project, which is tentatively slated for a fall 2009 release. "We've been wanting to…

  7. Jo Dee Messina Planning Intimate Concert Tour

    April 07, 2009 7:44 AM EDT Veteran country singer Jo Dee Messina is scaling back this spring for a two and a half week tour dubbed the "Music Room Series." Messina intends for the tour, which is modeled on her home recording studio, to give her fans a more intimate experience with her and her music and thus…

  8. Rancid To 'Let The Dominoes Fall' In June

    March 30, 2009 4:54 PM EDT Nineties punk mainstay Rancid has completed work on "Let the Dominoes Fall," the band's seventh album and first in six year. "Dominoes" is scheduled for June 2 release on Hellcat/Epitaph, and the band kicks off a national tour with Rise Against on June 4. "…

  9. Old 97's Rhett Miller Sets Fourth Solo Release

    March 10, 2009 11:22 AM EDT Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is planning a June 9 release for his fourth solo album, a self-titled affair on Shout! Factory that he recorded during January and February in Dallas. "I like the idea of bouncing back and forth" between solo and band albums, Miller tells…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift broadens her global reach on her sophomore album, T-Pain keeps the party going, the Flaming Lips complete their long-in-the-works Christmas movie and an "Idol" runner-up unveils his debut "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta's self-titled debut (19…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, 'Gossip Girl,' Kinky

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan's Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.…

  12. Various Artists / July 13-19, 2008 / Montego Bay, Jamaica (Reggae Sumfest)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and Jamaican DJs' girls and gun exploits, as echoed throughout several performances on Dancehall Night, pulled the largest crowd. B A multi-platinum-selling rapper's appearance generated the most hype and…

  13. Smashing Pumpkins Plot August, November Shows

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins will play a host of shows in the coming months in celebration of their 20th anniversary. According to the group's Web site, the Pumpkins will visit "mostly smaller-s As expected, the Smashing Pumpkins will play a host of shows in the coming months…

  14. The Right Stroke

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says he never really set out to record his solo debut, "Yours to Keep," which arrived in 2006 in England on Rough Trade, then hit American stores early last year v Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says he never really set out to record his…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck and Danger Mouse make a lean and mean psychedelic opus, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. presses on with his solo career and Imani Coppola gets back to pop with Little Jackie in this week's H A collaborative album from Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson, "Two Men With the…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the…

  17. Old 97's Ready 'Epic' New Album

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There seems to be a pattern afoot with Old 97's. Every time the group makes a new album, it is quickly followed by a solo set from frontman Rhett Miller. There seems to be a pattern afoot with Old 97's. Every time the group makes a new album, it is quickly followed by a solo set…

  18. Timberlake Suits Up For Baseball Flick

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The new star of the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team wants some playing tips. The new star of the Corpus Christi Hooks minor league baseball team wants some playing tips. Justin Timberlake will portray fictional Hooks player Carlton Garrett in the upcoming movie "The Open…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. 2006 - Music legend Sly Stone makes his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of…

  20. Bragg Preaches 'Love And Justice'

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Bragg's first album under his own name in six years will double as his debut for Epitaph's Anti- imprint. "Mr. Love & Justice" is due April 22 and includes 12 new songs. Billy Bragg's first album under his own name in six years will double as his debut for…

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