1. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation

    October 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Jack Bruce , the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer best known for his tenure with Cream during the 1960s, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24) at the age of 71. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71 A message on Bruce's official website Saturday confirmed, "It is…

  2. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "NPR&…

  3. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT There's no denying that Andrew W.K. is, as he phrases it, a "crazy, bloody-nosed rocker." But these days, the man best known for his party-fueled 2001 solo debut, "I Get Wet," is finding a new niche in classical music. Entitled "55 Cadillac," W.K.'s new…

  4. Yoko Ono, Roots To Play London's Meltdown Festival

    April 28, 2009 1:09 PM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots will open the event at the Royal Festival Hall…

  5. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  6. Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies

    December 29, 2008 3:14 PM EST Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with legends such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, died today (Dec. 29) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Hubbard, who had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26, was 70. Born in Indianapolis, the artist moved to New…

  7. 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…

  8. Wilco, Widespread Panic, White Stripes Close Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on Sunday (June 17) in Manchester, Tenn., a day which was marred by jazz legend Ornette Coleman's on-stage collapse Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on…

  9. Ornette Coleman Hospitalized After Bonnaroo Collapse

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jazz legend Ornette Coleman collapsed from heat stroke on stage during a performance today (June 17) at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., and is now in a local hospital under doctor's superv Jazz legend Ornette Coleman collapsed from heat stroke on stage during a performance…

  10. The Police, Ween, Flaming Lips Star At Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances by Ween and the Flaming Lips highlighted the Saturday (June 16) bill at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Th The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bruce Hornsby, Robert Wyatt, Gucci Mane

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Joined by renowned jazz musicians Christian McBride and…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 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…

  13. Coleman Wins Pulitzer For 'Sound Grammar'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 2006 album, "Sound Grammar," the first jazz work to be bestowed with the honor. Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 2006 album, "Sound Grammar," the…

  14. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tried to buy Island Records, years before…

  15. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the…

  16. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "Th Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy…

  17. Shakira, Wyclef Lead New Grammy Performers

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up for a performance during Sunday's (Feb. 11) Grammy Awards, while Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson will perform during a tribute segment to male R&amp Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up for a performance during Sunday's (Feb.…

  18. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy (also scheduled: Dr. Phil McGraw). "The…

  19. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Calla Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement…

  20. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

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