1. DJ Drama Arrested In Mixtape Raid

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon were arrested yesterday in Atlanta as part of a police raid that seized 81,000 mixtape CDs, along with computers, recording equipment and four cars. Both men remain in polic The office of Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Group, homebase to Justo's "Mixtape…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims of the tsunami in Southern Asia. The hour-long music and celebrity-driven broadcast airs live at 8 p.m. on th 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a benefit for victims…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a concert at California's 12,000-seat…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had…

  5. Bravo Signs Up Paula Abdul For Docu-Series

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bravo has committed to a TV series about the life of "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul. "Hey Paula," set to debut sometime later this year, will follow Abdul, 44, as she films a new season of "Idol," Bravo has committed to a TV series about the life of "…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 -…

  7. JAZZ

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A cycle of 15 poems and vivid, expressive paintings celebrate that most American genre of music: jazz. A cycle of 15 poems and vivid, expressive paintings celebrate that most American genre of music: jazz. Myers presents readers with poems that sing like their subject, the drumming of African…

  8. DREAM SONGS NIGHT SONGS

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A book and CD combination features an illustration for each of 12 lullabies from around the world, sung in their native languages on the accompanying disc. A book and CD combination features an illustration for each of 12 lullabies from around the world, sung in their native languages on the…

  9. FIDDLER'S DREAM

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST A young fiddler leaves home with a twofold mission: to make it big in Nashville and to find his father. A young fiddler leaves home with a twofold mission: to make it big in Nashville and to find his father. Jesse Alison has been living alone with his mother in Vermont since his singer…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bill Callahan, Hammond Jr., Killswitch Engage

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his next album under his own name. "Woke on a Whaleheart" is due April 17 via Drag City; a single, "Diamond Dancer,' arrives March Bill Callahan has retired his longtime Smog moniker and will release his…

  11. HBO Dropping In On Kanye West

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST HBO is developing a series from Larry Charles that will star rapper Kanye West, sources said. The as-yet-untitled project is said to focus on a day in what is described as the crazy, hectic life of th HBO is developing a series from Larry Charles that will star rapper Kanye West, sources said…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  13. Morrissey May Cheer Up Eurovision Contest

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Morrissey, famed for penning some of British pop music's most melancholic songs, is being lined up to represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest, usually seen as a celebration of all things kits Morrissey, famed for penning some of British pop music's most melancholic songs,…

  14. Arthur Doubles The Pleasure With Two New Albums

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Just a few months after his latest album, singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has recorded nearly 80 new songs in Los Angeles in recent weeks with his band the Lonely Astronauts and plans to release a hos Just a few months after his latest album, singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has recorded…

  15. Burrito Brothers Co-Founder Kleinow Dies

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, who co-founded influential 1960s country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers, has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, associates said yester Pedal steel guitarist "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, who co-founded…

  16. Collective Soul

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST They’re back in a big way. These Georgia rockers had 19 singles on the Billboard charts in seven years and are now looking to repeat history with their new studio album. They’re back in a big way. These Georgia rockers had 19 singles on the Billboard charts in seven years and are now looking…

  17. There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so undeniably highbrow. Anybody in or out of the rock world wielding a harp, whether virtuosic or not, is certainly a challenge to unacc There are a lot of things about Joanna Newsom "Ys" that make it so…

  18. R.E.M. Thrilled To Join Patti Smith In Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is made all the more special because the group itself is "wretched" at being retrospective, according to frontman Michael Stipe. R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is…

  19. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead 2007 Rock Hall Class

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Ho R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five…

  20. Police Reunion Rumors Reaching Fever Pitch

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the United States, which would be the legendary trio's first since disbanding in 1986. Sources tell Billboard.com the rep Rumors are swirling that the Police will reunite for 2007 dates in England and the…

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