1. Flatts Bassist Urges Chicago Back Into Studio

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's "Twenty 1," Chicago is eyeing a spring release date for a new studio album, dubbed "Thirty." No label is yet attached to the project, which w Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's …

  2. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Panamanian Singer/songwriter and actor Ruben Blades begins his tenure as…

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    August 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health…

  4. Huey Lewis Suits Up For 'Chicago'

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago." Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago." Lewis, lead vocalist and founding…

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    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," dies after a long struggle with…

  6. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  7. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of at least three major charts: Kelly Clarkson…

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    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years-old. 2004 - Edmund Sylvers, former lead singer of '70s family group the Sylvers, dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 47-years…

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    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely damaging and rendering unsafe the Guilded Balloon and La Belle Angele, which are located in a protected "world heritage sit 2002 - A fire rips through the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland, severely…

  11. Hornsby Goes To 'Town' With Hits Set, DVD

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The way it is: BMG Heritage has set a Jan. 13 release for two sets celebrating the career of pianist Bruce Hornsby. The CD "Greatest Radio Hits" is Hornsby's first greatest-hits package. His first DVD The way it is: BMG Heritage has set a Jan. 13 release for two sets…

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    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2001 - Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49. 2000 - The Doobie Brothers make 15…

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    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers. JUNIORS' SENIORS Fred, I was watching "American Juniors" on Aug. 5 where it was announced that all the songs from that night's show would be from the…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans. He is 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961 with the Allen Toussaint-penned single " 2001 - R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans.…

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news shows. Friday, as will be the case for the…

  17. Nugent Gig Nixed Over Alleged Racial Slurs

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon (Mich.) Summer Celebration. Festival officials canceled his concert following an interview last week wit Derogatory racial remarks made by veteran rocker Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the…

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    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island. 2002 - Country artist Pat Green is hospitalized in Brownsville, Texas with multiple facial fractures after being…

  19. Billboard Bits: Diplomats, W. Panic, Vassar/Lewis

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on the first album from rapc act the Diplomats, Widespread Panic's John Bell hosts a charity golf tournament and concert, and country artist Phil Vassar and Huey Lewis record together. The Diplomats, a rap act comprised of Cam'ron, Jimmy Jones, Freekey Zekey, and Juelz…

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    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>A capella act Rockapella appears on the Home Shopping Network to promote its new holiday album, "Christmas." 2000 - A capella act Rockapella appears on the Home Shopping Network to promote its new holiday album, "Christmas." 1998 - Garth Brooks is…

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