1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Ween / Dec. 2-3, 2005 / Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theater, Fox Theater)

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led Zeppelin. Somehow, in our dimension, the duo's transgressive humor and tape-warped vocals have masked their scar In a neighboring universe not so far away from this one, Ween are bigger than U2 or Led…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey, Madonna, British acts, artists named "Brown" and tequila songs are among the topics Fred discusses with readers. ONE SWEET YEAR Fred, I was not the least bit surprised when Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" was awarded Hot 100 Song of the Year at the…

  19. Bennett, Turner Honored In D.C.

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during the Kennedy Center Honors. Tina Turner and Tony Bennett, two legends of American music, earned accolades from a broad array of pop and jazz stars Sunday during…

  20. Hughes Drafts Chili Peppers For New Album

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of…

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