1. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois…

  2. Kid Rock Celebrates New Album At Detroit Show

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign last night (Oct. 4) with a last-minute hometown show at the Emerald Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Mt. Clemens. The 20-song, 130-minute concert -- Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins …

  4. Let's Get 'Real'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), this week -- has been off the boards since his 2003…

  5. Murray Makes Up For Lost Time With Solo CD, Def Squad

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), on July 31 -- has been off the boards since his 2003…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2007 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…

  7. Oft-Delayed Redman Album Finally Due Next Month

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. Redman's oft-delayed new album, "Red Gone Wild," will finally be released March 27 via Def Jam. First single "Put It Down" was produced by Timbaland and is…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy storms back with a new album and one of the hottest singles in recent memory, Bloc Party aims for mainstream crossover on its second album and Jason Michael Carroll scores with country li A new album from Yoko Ono, "Yes, I'm a Witch" (Astralwerks), featuring…

  9. The Cure, Tiesto Set For Miami's Ultra Festival

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Cure, Tiesto, Deep Dish, Shiny Toy Guns and Miss Kittin will perform during the first night of the Ultra Music Festival on March 23 at Miami's Bicentennial Park. The Cure, Tiesto, Deep Dish, Shiny Toy Guns and Miss Kittin will perform during the first night of the Ultra Music…

  10. Rickie Lee Jones Inks With New West, Preps CD

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran vocalist Rickie Lee Jones has signed with New West Records, which will release her next album, "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard," on Feb. 6. Veteran vocalist Rickie Lee Jones has signed with New West Records, which will release her next album, "The Sermon on…

  11. Redman, Raekwon Lead Rock The Bells Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop-centric Rock the Bells festival will branch off into a club tour this fall, beginning Nov. 21 in Washington, D.C. Redman, Raekwon, Keith Murray,…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Motown act the Temptations earn their first official RIAA-certified platinum award for their 56th album "Phoenix Rising."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from…

  13. Even in His Youth

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At some point during the evening, the event's organizer happened to mention that another notable musical milestone was soon to pass: February 20, 2007 would mark the 40th birthday of one Kurt Donal Just a couple of weeks ago, I was taking part in a tribute to Sonic Youth, on the…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The voice of Bob Marley ushers satellite radio onto the air, promising listeners greater variety on the dial _ for a price _ with the launch of XM Satellite Radio.<br clear="none"/><br c 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the…

  15. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Vegosse At Night, Ultra.NY

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Among the newly added presenters are Axl Rose, Kanye West, Diddy, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Shakira and OK Go have joined the performance lineup for the MTV Video Music Awards , to be held Aug. 31 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. OK Go will…

  16. A Deep Southern Journey

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What do you call Southern music that's not soul our gospel, not country or blues or even crunk? Wayne Robins ponders that question while enjoying a steady dose of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and I've been listening to a lot of southern music lately. But it's not country,…

  17. Billboard Bits: 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River,

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on 'S.M.A.C.K.,' NYC River To River, Paul Wall, DMX, Juvenile and Bun B are among the hip-hop artists featured on "S.M.A.C.K. The Album: Volume 1," due May 23 via Koch. The two-disc CD/DVD set also spotlights up-and-coming rappers such as Maino and Bleu DaVinci. The…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2004 - Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the…

  19. Killers, Van Dyk Heat Up Ultra Fest Lineup

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival. The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival, which will be held March 25 at Miami'…

  20. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Peter Guralnick, the author of the prize-winning two-part Elvis Presley biography "Last Train to Memphis" and "Careless Love" returns with the story of another legend of American music. This comprehen The Singing Children Let me tell you a story on Sam. Sam was always…

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