1. New Beyonce Album Arriving In November

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's third solo album will be released Nov. 18 via Music World Music/Columbia, and will be preceded Oct. 7 by the radio release of the singles "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies." Beyonce's third solo album will be released Nov. 18 via Music World Music…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop…

  3. Unreleased George Jones Duets Head To CD

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country legend George Jones has raided the archives for his next album, "Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets," due Aug. 19 via Bandit Records. Country legend George Jones has raided the archives for his next album, "Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets,…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  5. Sparks

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT I only agreed to do it because I thought it wouldn't happen. Twenty-one albums in 21 nights? More than 270 songs? Are you nuts? Sure, let's do it. As Christmas 2007 approached, "Sparks 21X21" was evol Cult rock act Sparks is in the midst of performing all 21 of its albums…

  6. Rock Legend Bo Diddley Dies At 79

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according to his spokesperson. He was 79. Diddley suffered a stroke last spring and had a heart attack last August, Rock legend Bo Diddley died this morning (June 2) of heart failure in Archer, Fla., according…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

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    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of "Chicago," starting with an April 14 performance. Stone is replacing B.J. Crosby in the role of Jail warden Matron 2003 - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast…

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    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die…

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    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the third annual selection of 50 U.S. sound…

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    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and…

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    March 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft Xbox 360, kicking off a year-long partnership between the gaming company and Epic Records. 2006 - The video for the hit Natasha Bedingfield single "Unwritten" premieres on Microsoft…

  15. Iglesias Jr. Triumphs On 'Gone Country'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." Latin star Julio Iglesias Jr., whose father famously dueted with Willie Nelson, is the winner of the CMT reality show "Gone Country." His…

  16. Beyonce Starring In Chess Records Film

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her resume. The 10-time Grammy winner has signed on to executive produce and star as Etta James in Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG Fi Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her…

  17. The Game Gets 60 Days In Jail

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper the Game was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 11) to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone. Rapper the Game was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 11) to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of a firearm in a school zone.…

  18. Dr. John, Ronnie Spector Set For Ponderosa Stomp

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference, set for April 29-30 at the House of Blues and the Parish in New Orleans. Dr. John and Jean Knight have been added to the bill of this year's seventh annual Ponderosa…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses "Petit Papa Noël," non-debut BB200 No. 1s, duets and more! JOYEUX 'NOEL' Hello Fred! It's a nice surprise to learn that "Noel" ("Christmas" in French) by Josh Groban is No. 1 this week. As a French [citizen] I'm very proud that…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2004 - The third…

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