1. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's "The Weary Kind" earned Best Original…

  2. Grammy Awards 2010 Nominations Preview

    November 25, 2009 9:00 AM EST Who will nab the bids when the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards are announced on Dec. 2? Its been a banner year for music, so there's no clear frontrunner, but there will be plenty of familiar faces in the running for multiple awards. So far, the drama swirling around this year's…

  3. Los Lonely Boys To Release '1969' Tribute EP

    August 25, 2009 12:40 PM EDT It was well before any of the three Garza brothers was born, but the magical music year of 1969 still contained "a lot of music we learned over the years and really influenced us," according to Los Lonely Boys bassist JoJo Garza. So the Texas trio is paying "tribute" to…

  4. Les Paul Remembered By Musicians And Fans

    August 14, 2009 11:36 AM EDT Following the announcement yesterday of Les Paul's death at the age of 94, many of his fellow musicians, producers, and guitar acolytes stepped forward to remember the man who changed the course of modern music and recording. "Les was a renaissance man. He was many things, a great…

  5. Joe Henry, "Blood From Stars"

    August 11, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Two years after the release of his acclaimed album "Civilians," noted producer/songsmith Joe Henry returns with "Blood From Stars," his 11th and most ambitious album to date. Henry shines as both artist and producer, deftly blurring the lines between aural architect and…

  6. Eric Clapton Joins Joe Bonamassa Onstage In London

    May 05, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Joe Bonamassa, the American DIY guitar whiz who has been voted "Best Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player magazine three years in a row, was still buzzing the day after playing with Eric Clapton at London's Royal Albert Hall. "It was the thrill of a lifetime for me,"…

  7. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 24-26, 2009 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Track)

    April 29, 2009 5:42 PM EDT At 40 years old and still going strong, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is slipping into middle age with its musical mission evolving and its devotees skewing somewhat older and more musically literate than average concert crowds. Jazz Fest, as the two-weekend event is better known…

  8. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  9. Marc Ribot Plans May Retrospective

    April 07, 2009 7:34 AM EDT Veteran jazz guitarist Marc Ribot will celebrate his 55th birthday this May with a career-spanning, week-long musical retrospective in New York City. Ribot will visit many of his critically acclaimed projects, including the Los Cubanos Postizos, his ode to Cuban roots music; the Young…

  10. Ramblin' Jack Elliott Sings The Blues

    January 30, 2009 12:05 PM EST Van Dyke Parks and Los Lobos' David Hidago lend a hand on storied songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott's second album this decade, "A Stranger Here." Due April 7th via Anti-, the set finds Elliott, 77, working with producer Joe Henry to interpret Depression-era blues…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  12. Peyroux Goes 'Bare' On New Album

    December 01, 2008 11:43 AM EST Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux teams with famed producer Larry Klein, Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Joe Henry on her new album, "Bare Bones," due March 10 from Rounder. Becker and Klein co-wrote the title cut with Peyroux, while Henry and Klein worked with her on "Love and…

  13. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Loudon Wainwright III

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III hasn't paused for a second. Since the late 1960s when he emerged on the New York and Boston folk scenes as a sharp and promising young songwriter,…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The Fellowship, which comes with a $20,000 prize, 2005 - Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," is awarded a National…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly sco 2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is…

  19. Wainwright Revisits Early Songs With Henry

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry's collaboration for the "Knocked Up" film and "Strange Weirdos" album has given birth to another joint project. Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry's collaboration for the "Knocked Up" film and "Strange Weirdos…

  20. MMJ, Roots, Yo La Tengo Highlight Dylan Tribute

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what was billed as a concert celebration of Todd Haynes' forthcoming Bob Dylan film "I'm Not There," a number of performers from the recently released Columbia soundtrack hit the stage at New York' In what was billed as a concert celebration of Todd Haynes'…

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