1. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the…

  2. Judas Priest Meets Nostradamus On New CD

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company have yet to tackle a concept album. Although Judas Priest has accomplished just about everything a heavy metal band could possibly hope for, Rob Halford and company…

  3. Wilco Testing Out New Tunes On Tour

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilco has been road-testing material intended for its next Nonesuch album and will return to the studio next month for more recording, drummer Glenn Kotche tells Billboard.com. The group has no firm t Wilco has been road-testing material intended for its next Nonesuch album and will return to…

  4. Wilco's Kotche Keeps The Beat On 'Mobile'

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new Nonesuch solo album, "Mobile." As he writes in the liner notes, the eight-track project investigates "the idea of negative or Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche steps outside of a rock band context on his new…

  5. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs cancels a sold-out appearance at London's Wembley stadium. The show is the planned finale of the rapper's European tour. Fans are not offered an explanation for the ca 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while…

  6. Chart Beat

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mary J sets a R&B/Hip-Hop chart record and T.I. has the biggest hit of his career, plus news on Tim McGraw, Morrissey, Heaven 17 and more. MUCH O'BLIGE: A 5-2 surge for T.I.'s "What You Know" (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart…

  7. GLENN KOTCHE, "Mobile"

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As drummer (well, "multi-percussionist") for Wilco, Kotche deserves a good chunk of the credit for driving the Chicago alt-rockers into wild new realms. As drummer (well, "multi-percussionist") for Wilco, Kotche deserves a good chunk of the credit for driving the Chicago…

  8. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  9. Furry Things

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite the rigors of recording and touring with Wilco, Jeff Tweedy found time last fall to complete work on "Born Again in the U.S.A.," his second album with artist/producer Jim O'Rourke and Wilco dr Despite the rigors of recording and touring with Wilco, Jeff Tweedy found…

  10. Alkaline Trio

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite the onset expected road illnesses and the rigors of tight schedules, the band is energized by audiences from London to Osaka. Derek On London – Feb. 22 We will be playing at the Virgin Megastore, a bigger affair than we had realized. First, it's off to get coffee... then we dive…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been…

  12. Jeff Tweedy / Feb. 13, 2006 / Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theatre)

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo acoustic set Feb. 13 in Los Angeles, he finally addressed the quietly well-behaved, sold-out crowd that had ga Jeff Tweedy could have been a stand-up comic in a previous life. Four songs into his solo…

  13. Junkie XL Revels In 'Today' On New Album

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," which will be released April 18 via Ultra Records in North America. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL has wrapped his next studio album, "Today," which will be released April 18 via Ultra…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of musical history, regardless of genre. That…

  15. When John Comes Marching Home

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death," an album of guitar solos. "Blind Joe Death" was a sardonic pseudonym that Fahey sometimes utilized; today, his transfiguration, a In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Rock guitarist Peter Frampton receives the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, considered the Oscar for the guitar industry. Frampton gets the award during ceremonies at L.A.'s 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>James Louis "J.J." Johnson, the father of modern jazz trombone, dies at home in Indianapolis of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been suffering from prostate cancer. He i 2004 - One of the most respected groups to emerge from the 1980s…

  18. Tipton Revisits Entwistle Recordings

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his replacement, Ripper Owens -- guitarist Glenn Tipton was unsure of his band's future. By the mid 1990s -- an era where singer Rob Halford had exited and Judas Priest had yet to find his…

  19. Loose Fur 'Born Again' On Sophomore CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although Loose Fur played a handful of shows in support of the debut album, no live dates are in the works in conjunction with "Born Again in the U.S.A.," according to a Drag City spokesperson. As first tipped here in October, rock trio Loose Fur, which features Wilco's Jeff…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Garth Brooks says on TNN's "Crook & Chase" show that he plans to keep an "extremely low" profile in 2000 and then will "probably" announce his retirement at the end of the year, hint 2003 - Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham…

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