1. May 4, 2009

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Reggae producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd dies of a heart attack at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He is 72. 2000 – Letters to Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month. 1992 – Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu of Johnny Clegg & Savuka dies of a gunshot wound…

  2. Letters To Cleo Reuniting For Short Tour

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall. Boston-based rock outfit Letters To Cleo will reunite after an eight-year hiatus for four shows this fall. Original members Kay Hanley (vocals), Greg McKenna and Michael Eisenstein …

  3. Billboard Bits: Ziggy Marley, McCarren Park Pool, Peter Gammons

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Ziggy Marley, McCarren Park Pool, Peter Gammons Target will be the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," due July 4 via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing the…

  4. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  5. Billboard Bits: KROQ, Epitaph, American Hi-Fi

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KROQ, Epitaph, American Hi-Fi Los Angeles radio station KROQ has rounded up a stellar lineup for the first night of its annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. To be held Dec. 11 at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, the show will feature Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Modest Mouse,…

  6. Pearl Jam, Westerberg Fuel 'Hot Stove'

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters To Cleo's Kay Hanley, American Hi-Fi and the Allman Brothers Band are among the artists who have donated tracks to "Hot Stove, Cool Music," a comp Pearl Jam, Paul Westerberg, Dropkick Murphys, Letters To Cleo's Kay…

  7. Baseball, Boston Acts Band Together For Fundraiser

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons has set his third annual Hot Stove/Cool Music Fundraiser Concert Jan. 15 at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons has set his third annual Hot Stove/Cool Music Fundraiser Concert Jan. 15 at Boston's Paradise Rock Club.…

  8. Female Musicians Lead Domestic Violence Benefit

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks" to "Respond II," a two-disc compilation that will benefit families affected by domestic violence. A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks"…

  9. Hot Product

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lee Ann Womack, Pulp, Mana, and more. 'Worth' Winning Most artists go into the studio hoping to record hit songs that will strike a chord with their audience, but country songstress Lee Ann Womack aims for more than that. As the title of her new MCA…

  10. Hanley Hopes Taste For 'Cherry Marmalade' Will Spread

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Kay Hanley, former lead singer of rock band Letters To Cleo, the upcoming release of her solo debut still comes as a shock. Due Aug. 13 on Rounder's pop imprint Zoe Records, "Cherry Marmalade" was so spontaneous in its creation…

  11. Billboard Bits: McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, White Stripes, AIDS Benefits Sources say Sir Paul McCartney will return to North America for another run on his Drivin' USA tour, with 23 more arena dates in late September and October. According to Amusement Business, the initial 27 shows grossed more than $53…

  12. McDowell Ropes In Music Pals For Benefits

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Jack McDowell has recruited R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Cracker, Letters To Cleo singer Kay Hanley, Marshall Crenshaw, and singer/songwriter Steve Poltz to perform Former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Jack McDowell has recruited R.E.M.'s…

  13. Staind, Godsmack, Aerosmith Top Boston Music Awards

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. Hard rocking acts Staind, Godsmack, and Aerosmith took home two prizes each at last night's 15th annual Boston Music Awards…

  14. Billboard Bits: Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Black

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Busta Rhymes, Boston Music Awards, Clint Black Rapper Busta Rhymes got a lift from some high-profile guest stars last night (March 12) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Rap duo M.O.P. joined Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad for a cover of the former's "Ante Up,"…

  15. American Hi-Fi Powers Up For Tour

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock quartet American Hi-Fi hits the road tonight (Aug. 31) in Worcester, Mass., to start a long second leg of touring in support of its self-titled Island debut. The group will play two radio Modern rock quartet American Hi-Fi hits the road tonight (Aug. 31) in Worcester, Mass., to…

  16. Janet & Destiny's Child Duke It Out For No. 1

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's " It's an all female top-3 on The…

  17. 'NOW' Makes It A Big 2nd Week At No. 1

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" enjoys a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, posting a slight increase over its debut week sales total. The s The sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's…

  18. MTV Tour Sends American Hi-Fi Back To Campus

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST American Hi-Fi, Saliva, and Sum-41 have been drafted for MTV's annual Campus Invasion tour, which will hit 11 college campuses beginning tonight at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. American Hi- American Hi-Fi, Saliva, and Sum-41 have been drafted for MTV's annual Campus…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, February 26, 2001

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Dave Matthews Band, DJ Clue, Pearl Jam, American Hi-Fi, Mirwais, Marvin Gaye, Cheap Trick, and more. DMB's Brand New 'Day' Dave Matthews Band's fifth studio effort, "Everyday," turns yet another page in the famed quintet's sonic…