1. Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows

    April 02, 2009 2:41 PM EDT The Jayhawks, the lauded Americana band originally from Minneapolis, are reuniting their mid-90s line-up for a pair of summer shows, with plans to play together more next year. The band is set to headline the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis on July 10, marking the first time the Jayhawks…

  2. New Orleans Bluesman Eddie Bo Dies

    March 24, 2009 10:28 AM EDT New Orleans blues singer-pianist Eddie Bo, who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, has died of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was confirmed Friday by his close friend and booking agent, Karen Hamilton. Hamilton said Eddie Bo, whose real name was Edwin Joseph…

  3. Beyonce: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 2:39 PM EST With A Double-Album, A World Tour, Starring Roles In Two Movies And Several Ad Campaigns In the Works, The Heat Is On For Beyoncé. On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an…

  4. Beyonc: Worker B

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial scene for their upcoming movie "Cadillac Records." The set is an old Ukranian social club that has been converted On a brisk March day in Rahway, N.J., Beyoncé and Adrien Brody are filming a crucial…

  5. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  6. Little Big Town Jumps To Capitol Nashville

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A year after country group Little Big Town released its third album, "A Place to Land," via Nashville-based independent Equity Music Group, the set will be re-released with four additional cuts and ne A year after country group Little Big Town released its third album, "A Place…

  7. Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page Jam At Olympics Finale

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and Placido Domingo joined Chinese performers including Wei Wei, Andy Lau and Karen Mok at the 2008 Beijing Olympics' closing ceremony last night (Aug.…

  8. Industry Legend Jerry Wexler Dies At 91

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in the late 1940s and went on to cultivate the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin while Music industry legend Jerry Wexler, who kick-started his career as a Billboard journalist in…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  10. Warren G Arrested On Drug Charge In L.A.

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warren G has been arrested in Los Angeles on a drug charge after police pulled over the car he was riding in. Warren G has been arrested in Los Angeles on a drug charge after police pulled over the car he was riding in. Police say the 35-year-old rapper was arrested early yesterday (June 8)…

  11. Spice Girl Mel C Finds 'Time' For New Album

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST With the Spice Girls reunion tour having wrapped in Toronto last night (Feb. 26), Melanie C is resuming her solo career with her fourth album, "This Time." The set is due April 8 via her own Red Girl With the Spice Girls reunion tour having wrapped in Toronto last night (Feb. 26),…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! ONLY YESTERDAY Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2008, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of my favorite singer of all time, Karen Carpenter. I also wrote to you on the 20th…

  14. 'Soul' For Sale

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Chart expert Fred Bronson and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! Chart expert Fred Bronson and his readers discuss Karen Carpenter, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," Yael Naim and more! News Karen…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, dies of cancer in Sacramento, Calif. He is 50. Pepper, a drummer, co-founded Jack Mack & the Heart Attac 2003 - Claude Pepper, aka Jack Mack of L.A. R&B group Jack Mack & the Heart Attack,…

  16. Newsom Shines With Brooklyn Philharmonic

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish last night (Jan. 31) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, teaming up with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish…

  17. Police Impound Britney Spears' Car

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' car was impounded after Los Angeles police found it abandoned on the street. Police said Spears was driving last night (Jan. 7) when she had a flat tire on Sunset Boulevard sometime be Britney Spears' car was impounded after Los Angeles police found it abandoned on…

  18. Finding Its 'Place'

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its strong breakthrough album, 2005's "The Road to Here," but some electric performances on "A Place To Land" should help the cause. It will be hard for country quartet Little Big Town to follow up its…

  19. Stars Of Track And Field Writing For New Album

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wind-Up rock act Stars Of Track And Field is demoing material for its next studio album, which is due in late spring or early summer 2008. Wind-Up rock act Stars Of Track And Field is demoing material for its next studio album, which is due in late spring or early summer 2008. Guitarist…

  20. 'Umbrella' Writer The-Dream Preps Solo Debut

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's chart-topper "Umbrella, will release his debut album, "Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter," Dec. 11 via Island Def Jam. First single Atlanta-based singer/songwriter The-Dream, who penned Rihanna's…

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