1. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most eccentric personalities in hip-hop, dies of a drug overdose in New York. He would have turned 36 two days later. The 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the…

  2. Jerry Garcia Biopic In The Works

    November 12, 2008 11:51 AM EST Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Eric Eisner are going truckin'. The trio have signed on to produce a biopic about Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia that will aim to offer a revealing look at the roots of the counterculture icon. The untitled project will focus primarily…

  3. Jerry Garcia Biopic In The Works

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Eric Eisner are going truckin'. The trio have signed on to produce a biopic about Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia that will aim to offer a revealing Veteran producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa and Eric Eisner are going truckin'. The…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  5. Justice Parties Hearty In Tour Documentary

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere of "A Cross the Universe," a relentlessly nihilistic documentary that follows the band on its spring 2008 tour. French electro-rock duo Justice was in New York last night (Oct. 30) for the premiere…

  6. Simple Plan Download To Benefit Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was…

  7. Early Zappa Albums Due In Expanded Editions

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Zappa Family Trust will kick off a comprehensive campaign to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the late Frank Zappa's albums next month. The Zappa Family Trust will kick off a comprehensive campaign to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the late Frank Zappa's albums next…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls,"…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make…

  10. Chromeo Plans Fashion Collabs, New Album

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Electro-pop duo Chromeo will head back to the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to its 2007 album, "Fancy Footwork." Electro-pop duo Chromeo will head back to the studio in November to begin recording the follow-up to its 2007 album, "Fancy Footwork." …

  11. Enya, Sarah Brightman Releasing Holiday Albums

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release holiday albums this fall. Brightman's "A Winter Symphony" arrives Nov. 4 via Manhattan/EMI, while Enya's "And Winter Came" follows a week late New Age titans Enya and Sarah Brightman will each release…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to…

  14. The Brother Kite

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Brother Kite's first two albums, available through micro-indie Clairecords, are enough to prove the group's ability to catch a pop hook and run with it. The Brother Kite's first two albums, available through micro-indie Clairecords, are enough to prove the group's…

  15. Chart Beat

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and more! BETTER THAN THE BEST WEEK EVER: Two weeks ago I suggested in Chart Beat Chat that 34 years after they made their Billboard chart debut, songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were having…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Conor Oberst takes a country-rock detour away from Bright Eyes, Lloyd offers a hearty dose of love "Lessons," Randy Newman returns to original music for the first time in nine years and the Faint goes A new album from emo rock outfit Hawthorne Heights, "Fragile Future" …

  17. 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…

  18. Martha Wainwright, July 23, New York

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Martha Wainwright's voice and an unexpected Wainwright family singalong drove this NYC performance. Martha Wainwright's voice and an unexpected Wainwright family singalong drove this NYC performance. News Martha Wainwright …

  19. Martha Wainwright / July 23, 2008 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Martha Wainwright's voice and an unexpected Wainwright family singalong drove this NYC performance. With only her acoustic guitar, Wainwright began her set at New York's Highline Ballroom on Wednesday (July 23) with “I Wish I Were,” a simple waltz from her new album, “I Know You’re…

  20. McCartney Plays For Thousands At Free Quebec Show

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration. Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a…

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