1. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  2. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and…

  3. Randy Newman Returns With First Album In Nine Years

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman is set to release his first album of new material in nine years. "Harps and Angels," produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker, arrives via Nonesuch on Aug. 5. Randy Newman is set to release his first album of new material in nine years. "Harps and Angels,"…

  4. Stevie, Billy, Jimmy Join Together For Jazz Fest

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear at New Orleans' annual Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring. The Shell-sponsored event will be held April 25- Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett are among the dozens of acts set to appear…

  5. Willie Nelson's World

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST When superstar Kenny Chesney and veteran producer Buddy Cannon were approached about producing the iconic Willie Nelson, Chesney says he had two goals in mind. "I wanted to keep the element of Willie When superstar Kenny Chesney and veteran producer Buddy Cannon were approached about…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his home in Florida at the age of 56. The cause of death is not made public. 2003 - Irish…

  9. GONZALES, "Solo Piano"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT And while the obvious touchstones here are Gershwin and Satie, a keen pop ear can also trace the heavy inspiration from Randy Newman's soundtrack work on compositions like "Gogol" and "Bermuda Triang It seems like every decade has a style of music they should be…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  11. Music Legends Crowd Fats Domino Tribute Album

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their own spin on Fats Domino hits for an upcoming charity tribute album, due Sept. 25 via Vanguard. The double-disc "Go Elton John, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson have put their…

  12. Jon Brion / March 9, 11, 2007 / Chicago (Steppenwolf Theatre; the Hideout)

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jon Brion doesn't get out much, but he sure gets around. Composer, singer, songwriter, session musician, producer: Brion's name crops up at a pretty regular clip even if they guy rarely seems to leave Jon Brion doesn't get out much, but he sure gets around. Composer, singer,…

  13. Ex-'Idol' Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar last night (Feb. 25) for her role in the hit film "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who had never acted before, thanked her Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best…

  14. Newman Battling 'Dreamgirls' For Oscar Glory

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman has heard the conventional wisdom about the best original song competition in this year's Academy Awards; with three of the category's five nominations, "Dreamgirls" will split the vote, Randy Newman has heard the conventional wisdom about the best original…

  15. 'Dreamgirls' Leads Oscar Noms, Misses Best Picture

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The international ensemble "Babel" stood tall as nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 23) for the 79th Annual Academy Awards, although the musical "Dreamgirls" was shut out of the best pictur The international ensemble "Babel" stood tall as nominations…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear" and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again," dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. He is 84.<br 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit charging that composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber copied from another songwriter the "Phantom Song" from his "Phantom of the O 2005 - Badfinger drummer Michael Gibbins dies in his sleep at his…

  19. Randy Newman Readies Solo Tour, New Album

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Randy Newman hopes to end the wait for an album of new material some time in 2007. The veteran singer/songwriter tells Billboard.com he has eight or nine songs "in the middle of" being written, which Randy Newman hopes to end the wait for an album of new material some time in 2007.…

  20. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard…

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