1. Dark And Crazy

    October 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me Crazy," due this week via MCA Nashville. Three years after her last album was lauded by the industry but stalled at radio, Lee Ann Womack is back with "Call Me…

  2. Streisand, Jones, The Who Nab Kennedy Honors

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Jones, Barbra Streisand and the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. Actor Morgan Freeman and choreographer Twyla Tharp will also be honored. George Jones, Barbra Streisand and the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Staind expands its horizons both musically and promotionally, David Byrne and Brian Eno team up for their first album in 27 years, Shwayze enjoys an MTV-fueled buzz and Amy Macondald aims for Statesid Rapper Ice Cube's "Raw Footage" (Lench Mob). New albums from veteran…

  5. Unreleased George Jones Duets Head To CD

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country legend George Jones has raided the archives for his next album, "Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets," due Aug. 19 via Bandit Records. Country legend George Jones has raided the archives for his next album, "Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets,…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, the MusiCares MAP Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with 2006 - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss The Eagles, kenny Chesney, Jennifer Hudson and more! GOING BY THE BOOK Dear Fred, About four years ago I wrote to you with a prediction that legal digital downloads would eventually help drive the Hot 100, as 45 rpm records once did decades ago. You agreed, and I…

  11. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back…

  12. Soulja Boy Fends Off Chris Brown Atop Hot 100

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it a lucky seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but new competition comes from Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," which soars 22-2 after selling 159,000 Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" makes it…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss unbreakable chart records, Anne Murray, Carrie Underwood, genre classifications and Sean Kingston. UNBREAKABLE Hi, Fred. There has been a lot of media coverage about Barry Bonds overtaking Hank Aaron's all-time home run total, which was until recently…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  16. Chart Beat

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Paris Bennett, Maroon 5, Barbra Streisand and more! WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE BENNETT: As the sixth season of "American Idol" is about to come to an end, another contestant from season five makes a debut on the Billboard charts. Fifth place finalist Paris Bennett shows…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, the MusiCares MAP Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with 2006 - During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in…

  18. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 - Composer Monty Norman is awarded 30,000…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "World Wide Suicide," becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's Web site. 2006 - In the wake of its prerelease leak, the new Pearl Jam single, "…

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