1. May 26, 2009

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Xzibit’s two-week-old son, Xavier Kingston Joiner, dies from complications of premature birth. 2006 – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and her husband, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, welcome their fist son, Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, born in Los Angeles. 2004 – Fantasia Barrino wins…

  2. Prince Plans 3 L.A. Shows In One Day To Launch New Albums, Website

    March 20, 2009 2:12 PM EDT Prince has a busy schedule next week. Along with performing three nights in a row (March 25-27) on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," the Purple One is scheduled to play three back-to-back concerts at separate venues in Los Angeles on March 28. Prince is hoping the live appearances…

  3. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  4. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    December 12, 2008 10:43 AM EST RECURRENT EVENTS Hi Fred, I’ve noticed a couple things on the recent country chart that you could clear up for me. Has the recurrent policy changed? I know [the rules called for removal of songs after] 20 weeks [that were] below the top 10, however Kenny Chesney was No. 16 with “Everybody…

  6. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Collective Soul, Keith Jarrett

    December 11, 2008 2:50 PM EST Eighteen of Mariah Carey's best-known ballads have been compiled for an album appropriately titled "The Ballads." Due Jan. 20 via Columbia/Legacy, the project features such hits as "Hero," "One Sweet Day," "Vision of Love," "Always Be My Baby…

  7. SY SMITH

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. Sy Smith offers sage advice to fellow indie artists pursuing the never-ending quest to be seen and heard: Create your own venue. After talking to the proprietors of…

  8. 'Heights,' 'August' Nab Top Tony Awards

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday evening, when Bartlett Sher of "South Pacific" was talking to reporters about winning the trophy for best director of a mu The spirit of the 62nd annual Tony Awards was captured perfectly early Sunday…

  9. Costello, The Roots Set For Whistler Music Festival

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped for this year's inaugural Whistler Music Festival, to be held July 19-20 at Tube Park at Base II on the side of Bla Elvis Costello and the Imposters, the Roots and Broken Social Scene have been tapped…

  10. R. Kelly Pornography Trial Set To Begin In Chicago

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After six years of repeated delays, jury selection is set to begin Friday in R. Kelly's trial on child pornography charges, prompted by a videotape allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a girl as yo It seemed for a while as if R. Kelly's day in court might never come. But after…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the…

  12. Springsteen, Lennon Join Vedder On 'War' CD

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Neil Young and Bright Eyes on the 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Music from John Lennon, Kimya Dawson, Bruce Springsteen and Tori Amos will join…

  13. Dozens Of 'Simpsons' Songs Bundled For 'Testify'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been bundled for the album "The Simpsons: Testify," due Sept. 18 via Shout! Factory. More than three-dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been…

  14. Smashing Pumpkins Unveil 'Zeitgeist' Artwork

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the artwork for their first album in seven years, "Zeitgeist," due July 10 via Martha's Music/Reprise. The red-dominated cover image The Smashing Pumpkins have enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create the…

  15. 'Never' Say Never

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To a mainstream audience, Patti Smith is perhaps best known for her performances of other artists' songs, from Bruce Springsteen's "Because the Night" to Them's "Gloria." To a mainstream audience, Patti Smith is perhaps best known for her performances of…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the…

  17. The Pogues / March 6, 2007 / Chicago (Congress Theatre)

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few imagined frontman Shane MacGowan ever in a condition to rejoin anyone short of his maker. Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few…

  18. Smith Stoked For New Album, Tour, Rock Hall Induction

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend with a show at New York's Bowery Ballroom and was awoken this morning (Jan. 8) with the news that she had been cho The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend…

  19. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  20. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

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