1. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  3. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52…

  4. will.i.am Content With Artist Signings

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint-venture label with Interscope, he told Billboard.com last night (Feb. 7) ahead of the 4th Annual Peapod Foundation Be Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am isn't looking to sign any new acts to his joint…

  5. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital…

  6. Live Earth Heading To CD/DVD In November

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. July's worldwide Live Earth concerts will be encapsulated as a 1-CD/2-DVD package due Nov. 20 via Warner Bros. "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis"…

  7. House Debates Hip-Hop Lyrics At D.C. Hearing

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D.C., over who was to blame for sexist and degrading language in hip-hop music but united in opposing governm Lawmakers, music industry executives and rappers disagreed today (Sept. 25) in Washington, D…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St.…

  9. Gahan Digs 'Deeper' On Second Solo Album

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly. After all, fans have come to expect a traditional four-year wait between the band's studio albums, and Gahan waited more than 20 yea Depeche Mode's David Gahan isn't exactly known for working quickly.…

  10. Tunes On TV

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 3 - 9. MONDAY, Sept. 3 "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured artist(s): The Cribs. "Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow," HBO Featured artist(s): Justin Timberlake. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No. 12 on the Bubbling Under chart. Yet it&…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at…

  13. Etheridge Sending A 'Message' On New Album

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge's first album in more than three years will arrive in the fall. Due Sept. 25 via Island, "The Awakening" is led by the single Message to Myself," which goes to U.S. radio outlets on Melissa Etheridge's first album in more than three years will arrive…

  14. Live Earth Rio Draws Biggest Crowd In The Series

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day (July 7) of music, oddities and a lot of speeches. An estimated 400,000 people audience attended the Rio de Janeiro edition of the Live Earth concert series on a sunny day …

  15. The Police, West, Mayer Close Out Live Earth New York

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show-closing set at the New York-area edition of Live Earth tonight (July 7), with those guests joining the reuni The Police got a little help from rapper Kanye West and guitarist John Mayer for their show…

  16. Crowded House Stars As Live Earth Begins In Sydney

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an emotional welcome by a traditional Aboriginal troupe painted in white and waving eucalyptus leaves, and ended The first of the Live Earth climate change concerts in Sydney began today (July 7) with an…

  17. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backe Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The…

  18. Brooks, Yearwood Playing New Live Earth Event

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July 6) to the global series of shows highlighting climate change. Country couple Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood will headline a show tomorrow in Washingt A ninth Live Earth concert was added today (July 6) to the global series of shows…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of T 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '…

  20. Crowded House, Jack Johnson Lead Aussie Live Earth

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts will feature the reformed Crowded House, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and Jack Johnson at Sydney's Aussie Stadium, organizers revealed The lineup for the Australian leg of the July 7 Live Earth concerts has been unveiled.…

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