1. Devo Delivers Head-Turning Live Show

    March 24, 2009 8:51 AM EDT It's likely that many of those who attended Devo's South By Southwest concert came to see a nostalgic curio, a chance to see the ol' flower pot hats and whip-it good one more time. They left seeing one of the breakthrough performances of a conference known for taste-making…

  2. Devo Suit Up For Action At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:43 PM EDT Devo is "back in a serious way" and is spreading the word to that effect this week at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference. "It was now or never," Gerald Casale told Billboard.com during a press conference on Thursday, just prior to a panel discussion about…

  3. Flight Of The Conchords Schedule Spring Tour

    January 30, 2009 4:44 PM EST New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords will embark on an extensive North American tour this spring, beginning April 6 in Tampa, Fla. Highlights of the itinerary include New York's Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks outside Denver and the Santa Barbara Bowl in California. The group will…

  4. 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…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  6. Devo Playing Rare Akron Show For Obama

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Devo will play a rare show in its hometown of Akron, Ohio, next weekend, with proceeds to benefit the Summit County Democratic Party's efforts to elect Barack Obama as president. Devo will play a rare show in its hometown of Akron, Ohio, next weekend, with proceeds to benefit the Summit…

  7. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers fi Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "Hey Bartender," dies in Los Angeles at the age of 77. 2006 - Acclaimed jump-blues and R&B pianist/vocalist/songwriter Floyd Dixon, best-known for the 1954 song "…

  11. Robert Pollard Boards Boston Spaceships

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Robert Pollard has formed a new band, Boston Spaceships, and plans to release its first album this fall. As tipped here last month, Robert Pollard has formed a new band, Boston Spaceships, and plans to release its first album this fall. In the group, Pollard is flanked by former Guided By…

  12. Dylan, Raconteurs Lead New Pittsburgh Festival

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis to curate the first New American Music Union festival, to be held Aug. 8-9 at SouthSide Works in Pi Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters has tapped Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by…

  14. My Morning Jacket Set For 'SNL,' Euro Tour

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket will make its "Saturday Night Live" debut when it serves as the musical guest on the May 10 taping of the NBC show. The group will introduce material from its upcoming album, "Evil U My Morning Jacket will make its "Saturday Night Live" debut when it…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The Station when a pyrotechnic ignites soundproofing foam around the stage. The fire quickly spreads, killing 97 an 2003 - Tragedy strikes at a Great White show at West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub The…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2007 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…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  18. Chart Beat

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses the Chipmunks, The Bee Gees, Taylor Swift and more! NOTABLE RETURN: Al Bennett was at Dot Records before he was named president of the Liberty label. From there, he went on to found the Cream imprint. But he's probably best known for lending his (full) name, along with…

  19. Great White Fire Defendants Agree To Settle

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several defendants being sued by relatives of the 100 people killed in a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire have tentatively agreed to a $13.5 million settlement, one of the families' lawyers told the A Several defendants being sued by relatives of the 100 people killed in a 2003 Rhode…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta F 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in…

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