1. Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist Donald "Ean" Evan Dies At 48

    May 08, 2009 7:01 AM EDT Bassist Donald "Ean" Evans of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died after a battle with cancer. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Evans died Wednesday at his home in eastern Mississippi. He was 48. In a statement posted on lynyrdskynyrd.com the band said, "It…

  2. Tortoise Boards the 'Ancestorship' This June

    March 27, 2009 11:54 AM EDT Veteran post-rock act Tortoise will return June 23rd with their first new studio album in five years. Entitled "Beacons of Ancestorship," the eleven song Thrill Jockey set was recorded primarily from Summer of 2008 through early 2009 at drummer John McEntire's Soma Studios in…

  3. Motley Crue / March 16, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    March 26, 2009 11:54 AM EDT Vince Neil is in fighting form. Mick Mars is looking good. Nikki Sixx is as grounded as his bass. And Tommy Lee is still the most lovable frat boy around. Welcome to Motley Crue circa 2009, a band whose personal and professional survival remains one of rock's most intriguing stories. The…

  4. New Tortoise Album Coming In April

    January 20, 2009 2:20 PM EST Chicago instrumental rock institution Tortoise's first album of original music in five years offers "a lot of variety," according to bassist Doug McCombs. The as-yet-untitled set is due April 21 from Thrill Jockey. Drummer John McEntire's "Prepare Your Coffin"…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St.…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich., after a long battle with throat cancer. He is 50. 2003 - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich., after a long battle…

  10. Calexico 'Dusts' Off For New Album

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran indie rock outfit Calexico will release its next album, "Carried to Dust," Sept. 9 via Touch & Go. Veteran indie rock outfit Calexico will release its next album, "Carried to Dust," Sept. 9 via Touch & Go. The project sports guest turns by Iron & Wine&…

  11. 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…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece ban 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for se 2006 - Veteran British singer Rod Stewart is among the music industry stalwarts feted…

  15. Up-And-Comer Voices New Billy Joel Song

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel has broken his self-imposed retirement from pop for the second time in a year, but he'd almost rather you didn't know that. The second new Joel-penned single since his last pop album, 1993' Billy Joel has broken his self-imposed retirement from pop for the second…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling from a seventh-story window. He is 24. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St.…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor's home outside Nashville following a battle with cancer. Born in 1928, Clements was referred to as the "Miles Davis o 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his daughter Midge Cranor…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich., after a long battle with throat cancer. He is 50. 2003 - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich., after a long battle…

  20. Plans Moving Ahead On Mamas And The Papas Film

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A movie about the Mamas and the Papas is getting closer to becoming a reality, according to the band's lone surviving member. A movie about the Mamas and the Papas is getting closer to becoming a reality, according to the band's lone surviving member. "It's not something I…

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