1. Byrne's 'Knee Plays' Making CD Debut Next Month

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne's "The Knee Plays," comprising music written for Robert Wilson's mid-1980s theatrical piece "The CIVIL WarS," will be released for the first time on CD Oct. 30 via Nonesuch. David Byrne's "The Knee Plays," comprising music written for…

  2. Indie Stars Unplug For Bookeaters Benefit

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a handful of indie stars took the stage for the Revenge of the Bookeaters benefit. It was a quiet though humor-filled evening last night (Aug. 26) at the Beacon Theater in New York, as a…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  4. The Space 'Between'

    August 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of his Aug. 17-18 concerts in New York's Central Park, Berlin-based DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk has reasons to be cheerful. The two-night stint marks the fifth anniversary of his Central Park On the eve of his Aug. 17-18 concerts in New York's Central Park, Berlin-based DJ…

  5. 6 Questions With Paul Van Dyk

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Van Dyk is a musician, DJ, producer and artist. He is also a label owner (Vandit) and the founder of Vonyc.com, a 24-hour radio station and digital music store for dance/electronic music. The Ger Paul Van Dyk is a musician, DJ, producer and artist. He is also a label owner (Vandit) and…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event is sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Bow Wow to the not-fo 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant Park. The…

  7. Dozens Of 'Simpsons' Songs Bundled For 'Testify'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been bundled for the album "The Simpsons: Testify," due Sept. 18 via Shout! Factory. More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77. 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a Nashville hospice where he has been battling bladder cancer. He is 77.…

  9. Dance Beat: Van Dyk, Basement Jaxx Prep New CDs

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album, "In Between," due Aug. 14 from Mute. Sources say the album may feature collaborations with Talking Heads' Davi German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk is putting the finishing touches on his new…

  10. Byrne Asks Labels For Help During SXSW Speech

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne called on record labels to remove DRM on digital files and shift from manufacturing and distribution companies to more closely resemble marketing firms in the Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne called on record labels to remove DRM on digital…

  11. Byrne Rounds Up 'Freaks' At Carnegie Hall

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Byrne showcased artists from the so-called "freak folk" scene such as CocoRosie, Adem, Cibelle, Devendra Banhart, and Vetiver Friday (Feb. 2) at New York's Carnegie Hall. Vashti Bunyan, a pionee David Byrne showcased artists from the so-called "freak folk" scene…

  12. Coldplay Drafts Eno To Produce Fourth Album

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Coldplay has drafted Brian Eno to produce its fourth album, Eno revealed today (Jan. 26) in an interview on BBC Radio 4's "Front Row." A Coldplay spokesperson was unavailable for comment at deadline. Coldplay has drafted Brian Eno to produce its fourth album, Eno revealed today…

  13. Byrne Sharing 'Perspectives' At Carnegie Hall

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4. David Byrne has unveiled the lineup for his Perspectives series, which will he curate at New York's Carnegie Hall from Feb. 1-4. The former Talking Heads…

  14. Sufjan Thanks Teacher, Byrne Goes Country At NYC Benefit

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens shared the stage with literary celebs like Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart last night (Aug. 23) at the first Revenge of the Book Eaters charity event, held a Musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens shared the stage with literary celebs like…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Public TV performance series "Sessions At West 54th" debuts John Hiatt as its new host, replacing David Byrne.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant…

  16. Rockers, Comics, Authors Team For Reading Benefits

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann and Mark Kozelek are among the artists who will perform as part of the six-date Revenge of the Book Eaters tour, which will r David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann and…

  17. Timberlake Aiming To Push Boundaries Of Pop

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," due Sept. 12 via Jive. "I realize that I have a platform to push the sound of pop music. That's Justin Timberlake wants to push the boundaries of pop music with his new…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Recording artist George Michael pleads no contest in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. Michael, who does not appear in court for arraignment on t 2005 - Jimmy Martin, one of the greatest vocalists in bluegrass, dies in a…

  19. Byrne, Eno Revisit 'Bush Of Ghosts'

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" will be reissued March 28 via Nonesuch. The new edition features seven previously unreleased tracks that date fr David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in…

  20. Byrne Turns Factory Into Instrument

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When musician David Byrne says he is going to "play a factory" in Stockholm, he is not planning a gig at a trendy new venue, but talking literally. When musician David Byrne says he is going to "play a factory" in Stockholm, he is not planning a gig at a trendy new venue,…

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