1. Toussaint Teams With Henry For 'Mississippi'

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with producer Joe Henry for his next album, a collection tentatively titled "The Bright Mississippi" due out in early 2009 o Legendary New Orleans artist/songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint has teamed with…

  2. Book, CD Chronicle Prince's London Run

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince's 2007 run of 21 shows at London's 02 Arena is chronicled in the appropriately named coffee table photo book "21 Nights," due Sept. 30 via Atria Books. Prince's 2007 run of 21 shows at London's 02 Arena is chronicled in the appropriately named coffee table…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  6. Destroyer / April 22, 2008 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend leaned over and whispered, "This dude is kind of like Dylan, isn't he?" Midway through Destroyer's stunning set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, my friend…

  7. Morrissey Accepts Apology In Racism Flap

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey today (April 3) accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers of British music monthly Word Magazine over a suggestion that he was a racist and hypocrite. Morrissey today (April 3) accepted a public apology at London's High Court from the publishers…

  8. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is being inducted on March 10 at New York's…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. It is reported that…

  10. Hip-O Revisits Gaye's Divorce Album

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy, will be reissued in expanded form Jan. 15 via Hip-OSelect.com/Motown. Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy,…

  11. Morrissey Suing NME For Defamation

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his views on immigration in Britain. Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his…

  12. Les Savy Fav Thinks Big On First Album Since '01

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001's "Go Forth," but it's not out of the band's lack of desire to make one. Well, maybe a little bit. Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001&…

  13. Four Tops Eyeing Aretha Collab For New Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Four Tops can't help themselves -- they're busy making new music in addition to their active live performance schedule. The Four Tops can't help themselves -- they're busy making new music in addition to their active live performance schedule. The legendary Motown…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With Smokey R 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars…

  15. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  16. Franz Ferdinand Plays Intimate Bonnaroo Warm-Up

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand made a pit stop at New York's Bowery Ballroom last night (June 13), treating the sold-out crowd to an hour- En route to this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, Scottish rock act…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ross) is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon…

  18. Garage Rock

    March 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Will indie retail be the last guys to feel the download competition? Why is Newbury Comics doing so good? Twenty-seven stores in Boston and beyond. CD sales may be down 50 million or so but there were Will indie retail be the last guys to feel the download competition? Why is Newbury Comics…

  19. Four More Cut Loose From 'American Idol'

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers Thursday night, but Antonella Barba, the focus of recent attention over some racy Internet photos, was not one of them. "American Idol" viewers squashed the dreams of four more aspiring singers…

  20. 'American Idol' Unveils Top 24 Finalists

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American Idol." The Fox talent show trimmed down the competition last night (Feb. 14), leaving 24 semifinalists -- 12 men and 12 women -- to No more audition silliness -- it's time to get serious on "American…

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