1. Bryan Ferry Plots U.S. Return, Talks Style, Scandal & Roxy 'Babies'

    October 28, 2011 10:20 PM EDT After a long absence Bryan Ferry just finished hopscotching around the United States in support of his latest album, "Olympia." It features an impressive array of guest musicians like Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters and Groover Armanda. And keeping with his debonair image longtime fan…

  2. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  3. Billy Taylor, Jazz Musician, Dies at 89

    December 29, 2010 5:27 PM EST B illy Taylor , a leading jazz musician and composer who introduced the genre to wider audiences as a TV broadcaster, teacher and booster of new talent, died Tuesday in New York of heart failure, age 89. The Kennedy Center for the performing arts in Washington, D.C., where Taylor had been the…

  4. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  5. Jose James, Jef Neve Rekindle Jazz Flame

    May 14, 2010 4:28 PM EDT When singer Jose James arrived at the cavernous Galaxy Studios in Brussels to spend a day with Belgian piano wunderkind Jef Neve, he had no intention of reviving an iconic jazz brand. Instead, the two jazz musicians, who had already been singled out as the genre's young guns, were simply…

  6. Mike Posner: All Pop, No Guilt

    October 28, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Back in January, Duke University student and Detroit native Mike Posner -- who's spent the last five years writing and producing for other artists -- made the impulsive decision to hole up in his bedroom and finish up a mixtape. "Somewhere along the way I realized that the stuff I…

  7. Smokey Robinson Video Premiere and Q&A

    August 17, 2009 10:11 AM EDT The songs alone speak volumes. "Shop Around." "You've Really Got a Hold on Me." "Ooo Baby Baby." "The Tracks of My Tears." "I Second That Emotion." "The Tears of a Clown." "My Guy." "My Girl." "Cruisin&…

  8. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  14. Legendary Jazz Drummer Max Roach Dies At 83

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach died in his sleep early this morning (Aug. 16) at age 83 in New York, according to a spokesperson from Blue Note Records. The cause of death was not ann Acclaimed be-bop drummer and composer Max Roach died in his sleep early this morning (Aug.…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees are among the honorees at the 2006 - Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15%…

  18. MODEST MOUSE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Music journalist Goldsher (Hard Bop Academy, not reviewed, etc.) delivers an enthusiastic and somewhat unorthodox unauthorized biography of the…

  19. Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Music journalist Goldsher (Hard Bop Academy, not reviewed, etc.) delivers an enthusiastic and somewhat unorthodox unauthorized biography of the…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman…

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