1. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's performance in North Charleston, S.C. According to a spokesperson, the guitarist is found dead in his bunk on the group's 2005 - American Head Charge guitarist Bryan Ottoson dies prior to the group's…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists…

  4. Eddie Vedder / April 13, 2008 / Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour now upon him, largely thanks to the positive commercial and critical response from his recent "Into the Wild" soundtra Ed Vedder is no dummy. With the opportunity to embark on his first ever solo tour…

  5. Harper, Irons Join Eddie Vedder In Los Angeles

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the second of two Eddie Vedder solo shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  7. AC/DC Recording With Brendan O'Brien

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC is recording its first studio album in eight years with producer Brendan O'Brien. No release date has yet been announced for the Columbia project. AC/DC is recording its first studio album in eight years with producer Brendan O'Brien. No release date has yet been announced for…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the…

  9. The Billboard Q&A: Tomas Young

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed in Iraq, has drawn the attention of such superstar acts as Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Tom Morello, as well as the filmmakers of "Body of War." No The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed during combat in Iraq, has…

  10. Shelby Lynne / April 4, 2008 / New York (Society for Ethical Culture)

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The former church inside New York's Society for Ethical Culture headquarters seemed the ideal place to hear Shelby Lynne cover Dusty Springfield. Lynne has approached her new "Just a Little Lovin'" pr The former church inside New York's Society for Ethical Culture…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in…

  13. Sean Levert Dies After Jail Emergency

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald Levert, has died after a medical emergency in jail. Sean Levert, son of lead O'Jays singer Eddie Levert and a member of a hit-making trio with his late brother Gerald…

  14. Cyrus, Jonases Star At Kids' Choice Awards

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, the biggest, slimiest and loudest awards show of the year, hit decibel highs Saturday for teen star Miley Cyrus and boy band the Jonas Brothers. Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, the biggest, slimiest and loudest awards show of the year,…

  15. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck…

  16. Vedder Warms Up For Solo Trek With Seattle Gigs

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stunned Seattle fans who'd bought tickets for a screening of "Into the Wild" on Monday and Tuesday by instead performing a full solo set, in advance of the April 2 laun Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stunned Seattle fans who'd bought…

  17. Iron Maiden / March 14, 2008 / East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It was as if Maiden finally got off their high horse and gave fans what they wanted. And fans certainly showed their appreciation -- the arena was sold out. The last time Iron Maiden and this writer crossed paths, it wasn't particularly pretty. A stop at New York's Nassau Coliseum…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins a Best Original Song Oscar for `…

  19. Pearl Jam Recharges For Summer Tour

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for a 10-date tour beginning June 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. The dates come in conjunction with the group's previou After playing just two shows in 2007, Pearl Jam will return to the road this summer for…

  20. Van Halen Reschedules Spring Shows

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified medical condition. Van Halen has rescheduled tour dates postponed earlier this month when guitarist Eddie Van Halen was undergoing tests for an unspecified…

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