1. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Veteran rock band Santana sees its newest release "Supernatural" jump to the top spot at the nation's retailers. It's the Carlos Santana-led group's first No. 1 release in 28 years.<br c 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald…

  2. Ronald Isley On Trial For Tax Evasion

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ronald Isley, lead singer of legendary R&B band the Isley Brothers, went on trial on yesterday (Oct. 12) in Los Angeles on tax evasion charges that could result in a prison sentence of up to 26 ye Ronald Isley, lead singer of legendary R&B band the Isley Brothers, went on trial on…

  3. Allen Toussaint: A New Orleans Legend's Survival Story

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Like many natives of New Orleans, Allen Toussaint is an old hand when it comes to hurricanes. So, as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, Toussaint, 67, was not one to become too alarmed. He made his usual preparations, shoring up…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is found dead in his New York apartment. He is 61. According to close friend and guitar maker Rick Kelly, who discovers Q 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists…

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    May 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, "The Simpsons." The outspoken talent evaluator 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida…

  9. Thomas Collects All-Star 'Giving' Cast

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Revisiting a concept that began in the early 1970s, actress Marlo Thomas has assembled an all-star cast for a new children's project. Due Nov. 16 via…

  10. Ronald Isley Indicted For Tax Evasion

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Ronald Isley, lead singer of the legendary R&B act the Isley Brothers, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according…

  11. Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74. Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by…

  12. Billboard Bits: D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on D-Roc, Linkin Park, Coleman, Scialfa Body Count guitarist D-Roc (real name: Dennis Miles) died Tuesday in California after a battle with lymphoma. He was 45. D-Roc is the third member of Body Count to pass away since 1996; Beatmaster V died that year due to leukemia and bassist…

  13. Billboard Bits: Isley, Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ronald Isley, Alison Krauss, Lightfoot, Grammys The Isley Brothers' Ronald Isley is relaxing at home in St. Louis after suffering a minor stroke July 30 in London. The 63-year-old artist is expected to make a full recovery, according to his spokesperson. The Isleys' first…

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  15. Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffe Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be…

  16. Billboard Bits: Ozomatli, Supergrass, Brown

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Ozomatli, Supergrass, James Brown Charges brought against Ozomatli bassist Wil Dog Abers, percussionist Jiro Yamaguchi and manager Amy Sue-Blackman Romero during Austin, Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival will be dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors. As…

  17. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Chili Peppers, McBride, Rob Zombie The Red Hot Chili Peppers have begun lining up summer appearances in Europe, kicking off June 5-6 at the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals in Germany. The group will also play June 10 at the Aerodrome04 in Vienna, June 15 in Paris and June 16 in…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a…

  20. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

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