1. My Morning Jacket Returning To Road With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    January 29, 2010 3:20 PM EST M y Morning Jacket , the electrifying rock band that took nearly a year away from touring, is set to hit the road in April for a 9-date outing through several Southeastern states. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus, Ohio on May 2 an includes a stop at the…

  2. Billboard 200 Undergoes Makeover

    November 17, 2009 11:31 AM EST Billboard has announced changes in the methodology of the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while a new sales survey, Folk Albums, will join Billboard's chart menu. Effective with the 2010 chart year, which begins with the charts that will be refreshed on billboard.com…

  3. Enrique Iglesias Salutes Juan Gabriel At Latin Grammys Event

    November 05, 2009 8:29 AM EST Juan Gabriel , the fabled composer and showman extraordinaire, was feted as the Latin Academy's 2009 Person of the year in an evening that culminated with him singing accompanied by his mariachi band for nearly an hour, often standing on tables and chairs in the middle of the audience.…

  4. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Show Comes To PBS

    July 29, 2009 11:41 AM EDT Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, peace…

  5. Bob Dylan Closes Out Rothbury With Classics-Heavy Set

    July 07, 2009 6:12 PM EDT On the first fully sun-soaked day of this year's Rothbury Festival, Bob Dylan sent fans home "Blowin' in the Wind" with a 90-minute, 17-song show to close out the festival's Odeum main stage. For the fourth show of his U.S. tour promoting his latest album, "…

  6. David Byrne Curates Bonnaroo Stage

    May 18, 2009 11:55 AM EDT David Byrne is happy to be "the guinea pig" at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival. Byrne is helming the first artist-curated stage in Bonnaroo's eight-year history, presenting a Friday night (June 12) lineup that will include his own "Songs of David Byrne and…

  7. Springsteen Honors Pete Seeger At Madison Square Garden

    May 04, 2009 8:53 AM EDT A star-studded medley of musical guests played tribute to Pete Seeger at a benefit concert for the legendary folk singer's 90th birthday. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Ani DiFranco and John Mellencamp were among the 40 musicians performing in Madison Square Garden for…

  8. Ani DiFranco Readies New Songs For Tour, Album

    April 09, 2009 11:50 AM EDT It's a new day in Ani DiFranco's world as the singer-songwriter looks ahead to following up her 2008 effort "Red Letter Year." "I have a bunch of new songs that I've been playing and kind of workshopping on stage because at the end of this tour I'm going…

  9. Tool, Widespread Panic Top Denver's Mile High Fest Lineup

    March 26, 2009 1:24 PM EDT Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special…

  10. Springsteen Leads Seeger 90th B-Day Tribute

    March 18, 2009 10:42 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May 3. The event, dubbed "The Clearwater…

  11. Nelly Furtado Launches Indie Label

    March 16, 2009 6:00 AM EDT Pop star Nelly Furtado is not the first major-label musician to start her own label, but she is one of the few to do it with an indie. Furtado is launching Nelstar in cooperation with the Canadian independent label group Last Gang Labels. The Toronto-based electro-dance band Fritz Helder &…

  12. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 2-5 at the Double JJ Ranch in…

  13. Nesty

    December 09, 2008 5:28 PM EST What does it take to debut on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart at No. 1? A little help from your friends, which in DJ Nesty's case, include reggaeton superstars Wisin & Yandel. Nesty's "La Mente Maestra" on WY/Machete is the latest example of the "duo de la…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2008 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…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2008 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…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I. transcends his legal woes on his new album, Jennifer Hudson makes her long-awaited debut, Robin Thicke tries to build on his sophomore success and Faith Hill gets serious about a Christmas album Holiday albums from Bela Fleck and Flecktones ("Jingle All the Way," Rounder) and…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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