1. 'Enchanted' Dominates Oscar Song Category

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song category nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards, which were announced this morning (Jan. 22). Three of the five nods, all with music by A Songs from the film "Enchanted" dominated the best original song…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show features solo sets from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedde 2005 - Tenacious D drafts a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its…

  4. Golden Globes Go 'Wild' For Vedder

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the Golden Globe awards last night (Jan. 13) for "Guaranteed," his contribution to Sean Penn's film "Into the Wild." Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took home the best original song honor at the…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol" winners Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan, Jet vocalist Nic Cester, the Living End guitarist Chris Cheney, You Am I guitarist Dave L 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol"…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and Trace Adkins, but U2 do have a presence during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championshi 2005 - Bono and the Edge aren't on hand to rub shoulders on stage with Ashlee…

  7. Vedder Shoots Video For 'Guaranteed'

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently shot a video for "Guaranteed," his Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated song from the Sean Penn-directed film "Into the Wild." The clip, directed by Marc Rocco, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently shot a video for "…

  8. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  9. Wilco, Arcade Fire Among Nominees For Shortlist Prize

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) as the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize, which will be handed out early next year. The prize recognizes albums released between January and Fifty-four albums were announced today (Dec. 21) as the nominees for the 2007 Shortlist Music…

  10. Jazz Producer Joel Dorn Dies At 65

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack yesterday (Dec. 17) in New York. He was 65. Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  13. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood are among the nominees in music categories for the…

  14. Vedder, Legend Handling Music For Zinn Film

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei and Danny Glover will contribute their talents to a documentary miniseries based on historian-author Howard Zinn's 1980 book "A People's History of the United States." Pearl J Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei and Danny Glover will contribute their talents…

  15. West, Winehouse Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of wh Kanye West leads the field for the 50th annual Grammy Awards with eight nominations,…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 -…

  17. Van Halen Beefs Up 2008 Itinerary

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Van Halen has added 23 new U.S. dates to its reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, extending the trek into April. Beyond the five shows added in…

  18. The Billboard Q&A: Aretha Franklin

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST If a rapper spits in the forest, does it make a sound? For a brief period during the early 90s, Atlanta's famed hip-hop outfit Arrested Development proved that saturating rap with their socially consc Aretha Franklin's storied career is the focus of two new Rhino/Atlantic…

  19. Van Halen Extends Tour With 2008 Dates

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has been extended into 2008. The Live Nation produced trek -- Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wo As expected, Van Halen's tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth has…

  20. Van Halen / Nov. 13, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David Lee Roth, at 53, has a lustrous, full head of hair, a mind-bogglingly ripped physique and enough command over his voice to lead Va It's all so unlikely, or is it? I'm talking about the fact that David…

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