1. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, "Th 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a…

  2. Pianist Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died today (April 13) at his St. Louis home. He was 80. Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck…

  3. U2, Pretenders Lead Rock Hall's 2005 Class

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'Jays and Percy Sledge, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein and agent Frank Barsalona were welcomed into the ranks of Rock acts U2 and the Pretenders, blues legend Buddy Guy, R&B mainstays the O'…

  4. Soul-Patrol.net, AllHipHop.com, BlueBeat.com

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Soul-Patrol.net, AllHipHop.com and BlueBeat.com. SOUL ON PATROL: The enduring legacy of Ray Charles that powered a several posthumous Grammy awards also is responsible for the…

  5. Lochloosa

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mofro, comprising Floridians JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, is a strange bird of an outfit—an unmistakably Southern hybrid that maintains elements of funk, blues, country and Dixie rock. Mofro, comprising Floridians JJ Grey and Daryl Hance, is a strange bird of an outfit—an unmistakably Southern…

  6. Top Acts To Rock For 'Miller' Time

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes, Velvet Revolver and the Darkness are among the acts confirmed to perform at Miller Brewing Company's star-studded "Rock Through Time" concert this fall in New York. The event will be held The Strokes, Velvet Revolver and the Darkness are among the acts confirmed to…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean "Puffy" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Jul 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub…

  8. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  9. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  11. 'Later' Sets Giants Loose On DVD

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland" is an anachronism. In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland"…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79.…

  13. Owner To Sell Stone Pony Nightclub

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen has agreed to sell to developers, who say they'll keep the building where it is and fix it up. The owner of a legendary Asbury Park, N.J., nightclub that was once a haunt of Bruce Springsteen…

  14. Petty Prepares Live CD/DVD

    June 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD/CD package "Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More." Due July 22 from Warner Bros./Warner Home Video, the set captures the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD…

  15. King of Love

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum resurfaces on his eighth Curb release with an impressive, soulful, 15-cut collection, 14 of which were self-penned. Singer/songwriter Hal Ketchum resurfaces on his eighth Curb release with an impressive, soulful, 15-cut collection, 14 of which were self-penned.…

  16. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on Feb. 25 before being sidelined with a painful…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  18. Judge Dismisses Chuck Berry Royalty Suit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by former collaborator Johnnie Johnson, ruling that too many years had passed since the more than 30 songs in disput A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union and Havana Caliente Records, allows Cuban dance band Los Van Van to perform at the James L. Knight 1999 - The City of Miami, under threat of legal action from the American Civil…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, ""T 1998 - The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.…

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