1. Billboard Bits: Soulive, Johnette Napolitano, Music Lounge

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulive is the latest signing to the reactivated Stax Records label, which will issue the group's next album, "No Place Like Soul," on July 31. Soulive is the latest signing to the reactivated Stax Records label, which will issue the group's next album, "No Place Like…

  2. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2007 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2007 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…

  4. Mamas And The Papas' Doherty Dies At 66

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Denny Doherty, one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group the Mamas and the Papas, known for their soaring harmony on hits like "California Dreamin'" and "Monday, Monday," died today (Jan. 19) at 66. Denny Doherty, one-quarter of the 1960s folk-rock group the Mamas and…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Johnny Moore, 64, a longtime member of the R&B vocal group the Drifters, dies in London of respiratory problems. Moore sang lead on the act's mid-'50s hit "Ruby Baby" and memorably s 2003 - Anita Mui, a Canto-pop singer and major Hong Kong…

  6. Cass Dillon

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST As comfortable on the guitar as he is on the drums, this singer/songwriter delivers a powerful sound whether he's performing solo or with his band Something To Live For. As comfortable on the guitar as he is on the drums, this singer/songwriter delivers a powerful sound whether he's…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

  9. Turtle Soup

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With its proclivity for one-off singles, remixes and compilation appearances, Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise has long been the perfect candidate for boxed set treatment. With its proclivity for one-off singles, remixes and compilation appearances, Chicago instrumental rock act…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city.<b 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first headlining tour of matchbox 20 begins at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Bobby Thompson, Ozzy Osbourne's longtime tour manager, dies in his hotel room in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  12. Tortoise Turns Back The Clock For Boxed Set

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With its proclivity for one-off singles, remixes and compilation appearances, Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise has long been the perfect candidate for boxed set treatment. With its proclivity for one-off singles, remixes and compilation appearances, Chicago instrumental rock act…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses airplay v. sales, Hicks, "Hips", Madonna and Arista. SALES AND/OR AIRPLAY Hello Fred, I haven't written that often, but I read you faithfully every week. To me, the Hot 100 seems to favor downloaded sales more than airplay. I know that sales and airplay are…

  14. Billboard Bits: Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Save The Rhinos, Tortoise, Foxworthy Common, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Z-Trip and Rhymefest have signed to perform at the June 8 benefit concert Marc Ecko Presents...Save the Rhinos. The second annual show will be held at Central Park Summerstage in New York, with proceeds to benefit the…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1992 - </b>Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a baby in Burbank, Calif. They name the child Justis David.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While…

  17. Daniel Lanois, Tortoise / Oct. 10, 2005 / Chicago (Park West)

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Musical miscegenation is often how great creative leaps come about. That's essentially what Daniel Lanois said shortly into his set with Chicago's Tortoise. Musical miscegenation is often how great creative leaps come about. That's essentially what Daniel Lanois said shortly…

  18. Billboard Bits: Stripes, Chicks, Eleventh Dream Day

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Dixie Chicks, Eleventh Dream Day On Dec. 1, the White Stripes will stage the first musical performance ever on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central. "We've never had a musical performance on the show before -- not because we haven'…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Hank Williams is the subject of the first-ever country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. "A Tribute To Hank Williams" begins with Lucinda Williams, Kim R 2003 - Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay dies after falling…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash is bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. Cash w 2004 - - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville'…

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