1. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

  2. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make…

  3. Foo Fighters Blast McCain Use Of 'My Hero'

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters have blasted the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using the band's song "My Hero" at rallies without its permission. The Foo Fighters have blasted the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using the band'…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" during September certifications by the RIAA. The R&B v 2004 - After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the…

  5. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on The Billboard Hot 100 at once, so it's…

  6. Metallica Scores Third Week Atop Billboard 200

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 61% drop in sales, Metallica's "Death Magnetic" holds tight at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. The Warner Bros. set moved 132,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundS Despite a 61% drop in sales, Metallica's "Death Magnetic"…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pussycat Dolls put group goals ahead of solo superstardom, Kings Of Leon finally make some big noise at home in the States, TV On The Radio continues its unlikely major-label marriage and Jenny Le A concert album and DVD from Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, "Live in Gdasnk" …

  9. Heart Lashes Out Over 'Barracuda' Usage

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor. Rck group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the…

  10. Jackson Browne Calls 'Time' On New Album

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's been six years since Jackson Browne released an album of new material, but the veteran singer/songwriter hardly feels like he's been scarce during that interim. It's been six years since Jackson Browne released an album of new material, but the veteran singer/songwriter…

  11. Jackson Browne Sues McCain Over Song Usage

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is suing Republican presidential nominee John McCain and the Republican party for using his song "Running on Empty" in a recent TV commercial. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is suing Republican presidential nominee John McCain and the Republican…

  12. Crosby, Stills & Nash To Record With Rick Rubin

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Crosby, Stills & Nash are plotting their first studio album since 1994 -- a covers set for Columbia Records helmed by Rick Rubin. Crosby, Stills & Nash are plotting their first studio album since 1994 -- a covers set for Columbia Records helmed by Rick Rubin. "Rick Rubin's a…

  13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weller's look at King, Mitchell and Simon is half collective biography, half music-industry dish about three singer-songwriters who represented a generation of women on "a course of self-discovery, ch Vanity Fair and Glamour contributor Sheila Weller ("Dancing at Ciro's: A…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the…

  15. Chart Beat

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Janet Jackson, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne and more! THE JACKSONS: One Jackson replaces another at the top of The Billboard 200, with Janet Jackson's "Discipline" (Island) giving way to Alan Jackson's "Good Time" (Arista), while another Jackson…

  16. Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new…

  17. Ghostface Thinking 'Big' With Albums, Book

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "Fishscale" and "More Fish" before starting work on his new "The Big Doe Rehab," due Tuesday (Dec. 4) via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of …

  18. New Kathleen Edwards Album Due In March

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4 via Zoe/Rounder, was produced by the songwriter herself... Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4…

  19. 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…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The Vote for Change tour wraps with a star…

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