1. The Billboard Q&A: Michael Johns From 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At 29, Michael Johns made it into the final rounds of "American Idol" at the last possible year he could, due to age constraints. The Aussie sat down with Billboard to discuss his label luck, tennis a At 29, Michael Johns made it into the final rounds of "American Idol" at…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil Wayne's "Lollipop." Steve …

  3. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a ceremony at Dublin's Vicar Street music. 2006 - Galway singer Julie Feeney is the surprise winner of Ireland's inaugural Choice Music Prize, announced during a…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - British R&B singer Lynden David Hall dies after a two-year fight with cancer. He is 31. 2006 - Willie Nelson chooses Valentine's Day to release the gay-themed song "Cowboys…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the members of '80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Rocker, who had come under fire from virtually every segment of A 2000 - Loud-mouthed Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker earns a new opponent, when the…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  8. Flo Rida

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST When you listen to the lyrical content of Flo Rida's debut single, "Low" -- which mentions pornographic posters and smacking big booties among other wickedness -- you'd never imagine the muse behind h When you listen to the lyrical content of Flo Rida's debut single, …

  9. Jones Hits The Big Screen With Law, Portman

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's new film, "My Blueberry Nights." Norah Jones will make her crossover to film in 2008 as the star of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's new film, "My Blueberry Nights."…

  10. Rodgers Ready To Rock Ahmet Tribute, Queen CD

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping that fans will remember the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert on Dec. 10 in London is indeed supposed to be about the late Despite the excitement surrounding Led Zeppelin's reunion, Paul Rodgers is hoping…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  12. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Day-By-Day Lineup

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. The day-by-day lineup has been unveiled for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, to be held Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans' City Park. Rage Against The Machine and…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title ("Before He Cheats") among all of the…

  14. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  15. Battles Rages On

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? The…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Kool and the Gang, cover songs, "Girlfriend" and more! 'STILL KOOL' AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Mr. Bronson, I was curious how well Kool and the Gang's first new studio release in 10 years did in relation to their past albums. Are they "…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, dies at a hospital in Macon, Ga. He is 67. 2006 - Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 2006 - 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri are named songwriters of the year at the 19th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul…

  19. Top Stars Pay 'Respect' To Stax On PBS

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming documentary. Isaac Hayes, Bono, Booker T. & the MGs and Jesse Jackson are among the names weighing in on the legacy of Stax Records in an upcoming…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly…

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