1. Thursday 'Counting' Down To New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided." Due May 2, the project will be led by the single "Counting 5-4-3-2-1." Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided.…

  2. Noise Pop Fest Drafts Rogue Wave, Thursday

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala, the Dirtbombs, We Are Scientists and a collaboration between Four Tet and drummer Steve Reid will all be on di Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala,…

  3. Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be (continued)

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a series of dizzying, hilarious, heartbreaking snapshots, Jen Trynin captures what it's like to be catapulted to the edge of rock stardom, only to plummet back down to earth. "Everything I'm Cracke The Conan O'Brien studio is even colder than the MTV studios, and I'…

  4. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of act With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol…

  7. Phoenix Retraces Cash's Footsteps At Folsom

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line" has made him an Oscar front-runner, returned yesterday (Jan. 2) to the scene of one of the musician's most famous concerts: Cal Actor Joaquin Phoenix, whose portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line…

  8. Daly Ready To Ring In 2006 With Blige, Diddy

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second year in a row, Carson Daly is hosting a countdown to the New Year on NBC. But it's the first that he'll be on a major network opposite perennial favorite Dick Clark, who returns to the For the second year in a row, Carson Daly is hosting a countdown to the New Year on…

  9. Glitter Paid To Ensure Cooperation

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to ensure the cooperation in his legal case of the families of Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing. Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to ensure the cooperation in his legal case of the families of Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing. The once…

  10. Juliet

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Desperate times call for desperate measures. September 25 Let me write about last night: Philadelphia We pulled up to the World Café and there was already a band on. I went to the dressing room that we had used 2 weeks ago to lay down. It was full of guys who were in the 3 bands on before us.…

  11. Merry & Bright

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stirring with the sounds of the season. In the days before Christmas, all through my house, everything is stirring with the sounds of the season. At this time of year I admit that all the self-important, egocentric rules about tunes go out the window. While a Mariah Carey will get nary a note…

  12. RCA Preps Presley Singles Box

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA recording session, Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group is readying the U.S. version of the "Elvis #1 Singles" box set for a January relea Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's first RCA…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Madonna takes her "Music" to London's 3,500-capacity Brixton Academy for her first U.K. performance in seven years. Playing to an audience comprised of contest winners, guests, and celeb 2002 - Singer/guitarist Dave "Snaker" Ray dies of lung…

  14. On The Dark Side

    November 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group's career. "Half the people absolutely cannot bear us and think we're a joke, and the other half absolutely love us and think Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group&…

  15. Shades Of Darkness

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Polarizing over-the-top classic rock-influenced U.K. act returns for another round. Dan Hawkins, guitarist for U.K. band the Darkness, is blunt about his group's career. "Half the people absolutely cannot bear us and think we're a joke, and the other half absolutely love us and…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aretha Franklin, Snoop Dogg, and Brian McKnight are among the performers who take part in the third annual "Soul Train" Christmas Starfest at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. 2003 - 50 Cent scores three awards at the inaugural Vibe Awards in…

  17. PUCCINI WITHOUT EXCUSES

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST An idiosyncratic source book on Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). An idiosyncratic source book on Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). Berger's third installment in his series on significant opera composers (Verdi with a Vengeance, 2000, etc.) follows the same general intent as previous editions:…

  18. O.A.R.

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water," says drummer Chris Culos The thing about living on a tour bus is that there is no fresh water. There is running water which the bus driver fills up at truck stops, but it's not potable. That means it's…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Chalee Tennison marries guitarist Mark Gillespie following a three-year courtship. The marriage is Tennison's fourth and Gillespie's first.<br clear="none"/><br clear="non 2003 - The paperback edition of late Nirvana…

  20. Stranger's Stories Push O.A.R. To New Heights

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Road-tested pop rock group O.A.R. pushed to create something deeper with 'Stories of a Stranger' "We've almost bled this stuff for the last year, it's been so much sacrifice and pain," says O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) drummer Chris Culos of the band's new album…

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