1. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, which seems perfectly fitting for Stewart,…

  2. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  3. Tom Petty Embarking On Virtual 'Superhighway' Tour For Live Release

    September 23, 2009 3:43 PM EDT Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are going on tour this fall, but they'll be coming to a computer rather than a city near you. To promote "The Live Anthology," a box set due out Nov. 24, Petty and company are launching the Superhighway Tour, an eight-week virtual experience. The…

  4. Rob Zombie Readies Album, Tour To Follow 'Halloween 2'

    August 28, 2009 4:09 PM EDT The bludgeoning beats, the beard, the blood -- Rob Zombie is a cinematic figure himself with the punishing industrial rock of White Zombie and his solo music. But then he expanded his dark vision from directing music videos to making his 2003 feature debut, the unambiguously titled "…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus

    August 20, 2009 5:13 PM EDT BEST WEEK EVER?: It would be an historic Billboard Hot 100 this week if just one landmark record was broken, but when the Black Eyed Peas and Jason Mraz each rewrite 51 years of Hot 100 achievements, the chart dated Aug. 29, 2009, is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary of its entire…

  6. Chart Beat Thursday: Daughtry, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas

    July 23, 2009 3:46 PM EDT DOUBLE DAUGHTRY: Daughtry makes it two-for-two atop the Billboard 200, as its sophomore set, "Leave This Town" arrives at No. 1. Having reigned with its self-titled debut album, Daughtry becomes just the third group in the 2000s to arrive with a pair of No. 1s. An apparent…

  7. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs charts. The King of Pop commands the entire the…

  8. Detroit's 'Movement' Fest Draws Big Crowds, Looks Ahead

    May 26, 2009 8:11 AM EDT Even before the last beats of the Movement 2009 electronic music festival in Detroit faded away Monday night, festival organizers began looking towards the 2010 edition. On the eve of this year's Movement, Paxahau Event Productions announced that electronic artist and producer Carl Craig…

  9. Apollo Theater Turns 75 With Gala Concert, Ceremony

    May 13, 2009 2:09 PM EDT The Apollo Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a benefit tribute concert and an awards ceremony, among other festivities, on Monday, June 8h beginning at 6:30 p.m., to be held at the historic venue. Hosted by comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, the gala will…

  10. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U.S. stage appearance in a decade as the …

  11. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. PEAS POWER…

  12. February 27, 2009

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a drug overdose is the cause of death. 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence,…

  13. New Tower Of Power CD Revisits Classic Soul

    January 12, 2009 4:45 PM EST Tower of Power turned 40 in 2008, but the group is commemorating the anniversary with two special releases -- an album and DVD -- in the new year. The venerable R&B/rock outfit expects to release "The Great American Soulbook" during the first quarter of 2009 on its own Tower of…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i 2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed…

  15. Anthony Hamilton's Heights

    December 19, 2008 11:45 AM EST Anthony Hamilton is best-known for chronicling heartbreak on songs like "Charlene" and "Can't Let Go." But on "The Point of It All," arriving Dec. 16 from Jive, the artist says it's time to rejoice. Embodying the message is the first single "Cool…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the influence of drugs and with a suspended license. 2006 - Phish frontman Trey Anastasio is arrested early in the morning in upstate New York for driving while under the…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the Palace at Auburn Hills (Mich.) to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The Country Cares concert is presented by Detroit 2005 - Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood perform a holiday show at the…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard…

  19. Gnarls Barkley Bares Its 'Soul' On New EP

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" on a digital EP of the same name, due Nov. 11 via Atlantic. Gnarls Barkley is unveiling four different versions of the song "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" on a digital EP of…

  20. The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at James Brown's key April 1968 Boston Garden concert -- as well as his overall legacy. By the late '60s, notes Boston Globe contributor Sullivan, James Brown was "Soul Brother Number One to black America." On April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin…

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