1. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  2. Ani DiFranco Looks Toward 'Red Letter Year'

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ani DiFranco is notorious for releasing an album a year and 2008 will be no exception. Ani DiFranco is notorious for releasing an album a year and 2008 will be no exception. "Red Letter Year," the artist's 20th release since 1990, will arrive Sept. 30 via her own Righteous Babe…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 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 Quine's 2004 - Guitarist Robert Quine, one of punk rock's most daring soloists, is…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  5. Billboard Bits: Telluride Bluegrass, Steve Reich, The Notwist

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Ani DiFranco, the Frames, Arlo Guthrie, the Swell Season, Bela Fleck, the Del McCoury Band and Solomon Burke lead the lineup for the 35th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festi Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Ani DiFranco, the Frames, Arlo Guthrie, the Swell Season, Bela…

  6. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76. 2006 - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin…

  7. Billboard Bits: Langerado Festival, John Mayer, Howlin' Rain

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311, the National, Phil Lesh, Matisyahu, !!! and the Walkmen are confirmed to perform at the 2008 Langerado Festival, to b R.E.M., Built To Spill, Of Montreal, the Beastie Boys, the Roots, Gov't Mule, 311,…

  8. Famed Operas Beaming To U.S. Theaters

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.S. opera fans will soon have something new to sing about. Beginning in December, Emerging Pictures will distribute seven operas filmed live at Italy's opera houses to theaters, museums and cultural U.S. opera fans will soon have something new to sing about. Beginning in December,…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its…

  11. Tunes On TV

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television October 1 - 7, 2007. MONDAY, Oct. 1 "Control Room Presents," MyNetworkTV Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Ben Harper (also scheduled: Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld). "The Tonight Show with…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Estudio Billboard,' Sammy Hagar, Trentmoller

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Top Latin artists will reveal their creative process via in-depth interviews and intimate live performances on "Estudio Billboard," the new series on Spanish-language television network V-me. Top Latin artists will reveal their creative process via in-depth interviews and intimate…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  14. Ani Looks Back

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That's as good a summation of Ani DiFranco's career as any well-heeled Madison Avenue copywriter could conjure, but like all things DiFranco, this "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That&…

  15. Redefining The 'Canon': Ani DiFranco

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That's as good a summation of Ani DiFranco's career as any well-heeled Madison Avenue copywriter could conjure, but like all things DiFranco, this "No hit singles. No platinum albums. No compromises." That&…

  16. Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominee Field

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for the eighth Latin Grammy Awards. Guerra picked album of the year and merengue album of the year nods for "La Llave Juan Luis Guerra, a veteran star with a flair for innovation, is the lead nominee for…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  18. Kany Garcia

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Kany Garcia's journey to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart was fraught with drama. Singer-songwriter Kany Garcia's journey to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart was fraught with drama. You could say it started when her father, who came from a family of flamenco…

  19. Springsteen, Seeger Team Up For New Recordings

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. New recordings featuring both Bruce Springsteen and folk legend Pete Seeger will appear on two separate albums this fall. First up is a new version of Springsteen's …

  20. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Ani DiFranco

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career retrospective, "The Very Best of Diana Krall," which will be issued by Verve Records. Grammy award-winning jazz artist Diana Krall has set a Sept. 18 release date for her first career…

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