1. 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…

  2. Eagles Prepping New Studio Album, Tour

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles are planning to take flight with a long-awaited new album and a tour. Guitarist Joe Walsh tells Billboard.com that the album -- the Eagles' first full-length studio set since "The Long Run" The Eagles are planning to take flight with a long-awaited new album and a…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 71. 2006 - Blues singer and guitarist Jessie Mae Hemphill, who made her recording debut in 1981 with "She-Wolf," dies in…

  5. McEntire Surrounded By Stars On 'Reba Duets'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran Reba McEntire is surrounded by high-profile collaborators on her new album, "Reba Duets." Due Sept. 18 via MCA Nashville, the 11-track set features appearances by Justin Timberlake, Do Country veteran Reba McEntire is surrounded by high-profile collaborators on her…

  6. 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…

  7. Rock Star Supernova, the Panic Channel / Jan. 24, 2007 / Toronto (Massey Hall)

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted, Rock Star Supernova began its current North American tour with a New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas. Some critics wer After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted,…

  8. Henley: New Eagles CD Due This Spring

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST The new Eagles studio album that has been in the works since 2003 will be out before summer, according to principal member Don Henley. "Sometime in the next 60-90 days," Henley tells Billboard of when The new Eagles studio album that has been in the works since 2003 will be out…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Country Music Hall of Fame member Kitty Wells, 81, and her husband, Johnny Wright, 86, perform their farewell show in Nashville. Appearing at the Nashville Night Life Club, they entertai 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung…

  10. Blige, Chilis Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced…

  11. Billboard Bits: The Ataris, Bloc Party, Annuals

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock outfit the Ataris has signed a new deal with Sanctuary, which will release the group's new album, "Welcome to the Night," in February via the band's own Isola Recordings imprint. Rock outfit the Ataris has signed a new deal with Sanctuary, which will release the group…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Raimundo Amador, Spain's premier exponent of gypsy flamenco-blues, records a live album alongside his idol, B.B. King, in front of a capacity audience of 20,000 at Madrid's Las Ventas bu 2005 - Eugene Record, a founding member and creative force behind R…

  16. India.Arie Already Working On New Album

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "I've reserved that song for that album, but I don't know if it will be on there," she tells Billboard. "People will assume 'Vol. 2' is about the war and American politics. A little of that is in ther India.Arie's third Universal Motown album, "…

  17. 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…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>For the first time since 1995, a Garth Brooks album fails to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Brooks' ambitious but puzzling attempt to reinvent himself as an Australian rock s 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two…

  19. Ask Billboard

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Marie Presley, Bette Midler and Bebel Gilberto SEEKING LISA MARIE Hi Keith, I absolutely love Lisa Marie Presley's second CD, "Now What!" I loved her first CD "To Whom It May Concern" and wondered how her…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1995 - </b>Natalie Merchant, one-time lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs becomes the first guest in a series of live chats on the Elektra Entertainment Group's World Wide Web site. Merchant says she wo 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997…

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