1. The Cure / June 20 - 21, 2008 / New York

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT One thing the Cure doesn't have is an identity crisis. Smith and co. know that their bread is sufficiently buttered on both sides, so it's no surprise that equal helpings of darkness and light were br As any fan will tell you, there are two faces of the Cure. One is that of a quirky…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '…

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Lindsey Buckingham, "American Idol," Mariah Carey and more! AN 'X'-PHILE Hi Fred, I was reading the letter about Olivia Newton-John and the nationalities of artists. I agree with you that it's not always clear which [artist belongs to…

  5. Finishing First: From First To Last

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST With a new singer and label, and a big tour alongside Every Time I Die, it's a new era for post-hardcore band From First To Last. With a new singer and label, and spot on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, it's a new era for post-hardcore band From First To Last. After the departure of…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78. Noonan started at Billboard in 1949, and in the November 12, 1955 issue of the magazine introduced the Top 2006 - Tom Noonan, the father of The Billboard Hot 100, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 78…

  8. Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an unwritten rule forbidding their subjects to show even the hint of a smile. They are limited to stone faces, grimaces, or wide-mouthed ersatz screams. Korn's Metal bands' press photos seem to follow an unwritten rule forbidding their…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia. He is 61. 2006 - Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, dies) at the Methodist…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger Management tour crashes into two tractor-trailers on I-70 near Odessa, Miss. Among the injured are rapper Stat Qu 2005 - A bus carrying performers bound for the Denver stop on the Eminem/50 Cent Anger…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2007 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…

  12. Dead Day Sun

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rockers Dead Day Sun came from half a world away to treat Billboard Underground to a track from their debut album, "Bless the Brooding Heart." Tell us what you think! Email us at Undergro Australian rockers Dead Day Sun came from half a world away to treat Billboard…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '…

  14. MONSTRANCE, "Monstrance"

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between the likes of Prince and Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Johnny Winter, the idea of great mind As you may already know from such historic bootleg recordings of impromptu sessions between…

  15. The Clientele Picks Up The Pace On New Album

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit the Clientele offers some of the most up-tempo songs of its career on its new album, "God Save the Clientele," due May 8 via Merge. U.K. rock outfit the Clientele offers some of the most up-tempo songs of its career on its new album, "God Save the Clientele,…

  16. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music…

  17. BLACK CAT BONE

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mississippi blues legend. Poetry, paintings and the subject's own lyrics tell the story of troubadour Robert Johnson, who died at the age of 27. Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mississippi blues legend. Poetry, paintings and…

  18. Meat Loaf / Nov. 3, 2006 / Elgin Theatre (Toronto)

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST In support of the Halloween release of the third and probably final installment of "Bat Out of Hell," Meat Loaf opted to present his bombastic, theatrical music on smaller, more intimate stages. If an In support of the Halloween release of the third and probably final installment of…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera…

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