1. This Day in Music

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2005 - Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. 2004 - Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a…

  2. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica roars back on its first album in five years, Jessica Simpson makes a play for country stardom, LL Cool J says adios to Def Jam and Gym Class Heroes bare their souls in this week's Hot Produc The first album in five years from trip-hop innovator Tricky, "Knowle West Boy…

  3. Chart Beat: Jason Mraz, B.B. King, 'Gypsy'

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Jason Mraz, B.B. King, "Gypsy" and more! 'YOURS' SONG: The little bedroom demo that could gives Jason Mraz his first top 10 hit on the Hot 100. "I'm Yours" was written in 2004 while Mraz was working on his "Mr. A to Z…

  4. Faith Hill Performs 'Football' Theme

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. Faith Hill will once again perform the opening theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this season. The song, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night," will…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2006 - Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, dies at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a bout with cancer. He is 58. 2004 - A…

  6. Aerosmith Unveils 'Guitar Hero' In New York

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Real-life Aerosmith fans screamed as loudly as the animated ones in a video sneak preview of "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" played today (June 27) during a press conference at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. Real-life Aerosmith fans screamed as loudly as the animated ones in a video sneak…

  7. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley &…

  8. Osborne Re-Teams With 'Relish' Crew For New CD

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production and writing team behind her 1995 breakthrough, "Relish," for her latest project, "Little Wild One." Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has reunited with the production and writing team behind her 1995 breakthrough…

  9. 'Girl' Talk

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be super-mainstream," says new Capitol signing Katy Perry, whose debut, "One of the Boys," arrives this week. "I'm not afraid to be pop and I can't wait to be super-mainstream," says new Capitol…

  10. Joan Baez Looks Toward 'Tomorrow'

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in March, folk veteran Joan Baez is readying a new album for fall release. "Day After Tomorrow" is due Sept. 9 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Entertainment and was produced by Steve As first tipped here in March, folk veteran Joan Baez is readying a new album for…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the female voca 2005 - Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson are the big winners at the Academy of Country Music…

  12. E Street Band Keyboardist Danny Federici Dies

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died last night (April 1 Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol" is changing the landscape of music,…

  14. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,…

  15. Steve Earle Steering New Joan Baez Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Steve Earle says the next Joan Baez album, which he's producing, is "a really, really good record." Check that. "It's a f*ckin' <I>great</I> record, man," he tells Billboard.com. Steve Earle says the next Joan Baez album, which he's…

  16. Lauper, B-52s Anchoring True Colors Tour

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which will begin May 31 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion. TV personality Carson Kressley will host the shows, which will also Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which…

  17. Famous Pals Belt It Out In Kimmel/Affleck Clip

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck" video on his late-night ABC talk show, which features such artists as Josh Groban, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray and members of Good Charlotte, tallied almost 500,0 Never has an expression of love been so public -- or featured so many…

  18. Lavigne Ready To Rock On 'Damn' Tour

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST More energy and her biggest stage show ever is what Avril Lavigne is promising on her upcoming two-month-long "The Best Damn Tour," which kicks off March 5 in Victoria, Canada. More energy and her biggest stage show ever is what Avril Lavigne is promising on her upcoming two-month…

  19. Musicians Rock For Barack On Super Tuesday

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday, a wave of artists as disparate as the Grateful Dead, Will.I.Am, OK Go and members of Pearl Jam are rallying support for Democ With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday (Feb. 5), a wave…

  20. Springsteen, Daughtry To Headline Harley Concerts

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy Guy, among others, will perform as part of Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary, scheduled for Aug. 29-30 across Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Daughtry, ZZ Top, the Black Crowes and Buddy…

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