1. Pearl Jam Raids Vaults For 'Ten' Reissue

    December 10, 2008 9:59 AM EST Pearl Jam has unearthed a host of unreleased tracks and special surprises from its vaults for a deluxe reissue of its fabled 1991 debut album, "Ten." Four different editions will be available March 24 from Epic; pre-orders begin today (Dec. 10) at PearlJam.com. Each version includes…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca…

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    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named…

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    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - DMX guest stars on an episode of the UPN sitcom "…

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    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

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    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle marries school teacher…

  7. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, AC, ABBA

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss chart action from the Jonas Brothers, ABBA, women on the AC chart and more! WALKING BACK TO HELEN Hi Fred, What happened to last week's No. 8 song? Did it fall out of the top 50? Have you heard the music of British singer Helen Shapiro? I have only recently…

  8. Iggy & The Stooges Gear Robbed In Montreal

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Iggy and the Stooges had their gear stolen yesterday (Aug. 4) outside the Embassy Suites hotel in Montreal. Iggy and the Stooges had their gear stolen yesterday (Aug. 4) outside the Embassy Suites hotel in Montreal. According to the band, all the equipment was in a rented Penske 15-foot…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and…

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    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store. 2004 - The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. "Bam Thwok" is available beginning at…

  11. Chart Beat

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Capitol Records' Coldplay and Katy Perry, Al Green, Bobby Womack and more! CAPITOL IDEA: Soaring singles from Coldplay and Katy Perry give the Capitol label two titles in the top five of the Hot 100 for the first time since the week of Sept. 15, 1990. On the current chart,…

  12. Buffett Busy With Live DVD, Tour, Kids Book

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett is in "no hurry" to make his next album, but he still has plenty to offer his faithful Parrotheads this year. He just released a live DVD exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, and Jimmy Buffett is in "no hurry" to make his next album, but he still…

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    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  14. Lennon's 'Give Peace a Chance' Lyrics To Be Sold

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Christie's plans to auction the lyric sheet to John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance" in July as the centerpiece in its rock and pop memorabilia sale. The words to the enduring peace anthem are expected When John Lennon gave Gail Renard the scribbled lyrics to "Give…

  15. Melody Gardot

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music for jazz singer/songwriter Melody Gardot is more than just a creative impulse. Music-writing, for her, has restorative qualities, particularly since she got into an accident that could have kill Music for jazz singer/songwriter Melody Gardot is more than just a creative impulse. Music…

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    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the…

  17. Johnson Steps Up Green Efforts On Tour

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Already at the forefront of environmental activism within the music business, Jack Johnson is stepping up his efforts on his summer tour, which begins June 13 outside Indianapolis. Already at the forefront of environmental activism within the music business, Jack Johnson is stepping up his…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the United States. The act, comprised of Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, fronts an initiative to encourage Americans 2006 - The Japanese government names female pop duo Puffy as goodwill ambassadors to the…

  19. Chart Beat Chat

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Babyface, Diana Ross, "American Idol" and more! SHOULD BABYFACE TAKE A BOW? In your most recent Chart Beat column, you state, "Babyface's remake of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' on the Mercury label climbs 12-10, equaling the…

  20. Five TV Shows To Enrich The Ears In '08

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes of an audience, but ears can be just as important these days. Network and cable shows continue to put a premium on the music behind the stories, with in TV is generally concerned with winning the eyes of an audience, but ears can be just as…

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