1. Death Cab For Cutie Readies Spring Tour

    January 26, 2009 11:56 AM EST Death Cab For Cutie will begin a spring tour April 7 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa. Cold War Kids will support in April, with Matt Costa taking over for dates in May. Ra Ra Riot will open all shows. Exclusive fan club pre-sales begin Wednesday (Jan. 28), with all other shows going…

  2. D'Angelo Plots Prince Collab, Spring Tour

    January 20, 2009 10:39 AM EST D'Angelo is expected to collaborate with Prince on his long-awaited first new album since 2000, reportedly titled "James River" and due this summer from J Records. In a statement, the R&B star's manager, Lindsay Guion, says D'Angelo will also team with Gnarls…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2004 - Music veteran Bert Reid dies at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York of lung cancer. He is 48. 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The…

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    December 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  6. Nov 23rd 2008

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, whose “Let Me Off Uptown” was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony Classical releases Robert Downey Jr's "The Futurist," which includes eight songs penned by the actor. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2006 - Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose "Let Me Off Uptown" was a million-seller, dies in West Los Angeles at the age of 87. 2004 - Sony…

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    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…

  9. Keri Hilson's 'Perfect World' Pushed To 2009

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Originally expected this summer then before the end of the year, Keri Hilson's long-in-the-works solo debut, "In a Perfect World," has now been pushed to early 2009. The set will be released by Zone 4 Originally expected this summer then before the end of the year, Keri Hilson&…

  10. Pleasure P

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -- who is slated to release "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper" in January via Atlantic Records -- plans on embarking o You may already know him as former member of boy band Pretty Ricky, but Pleasure -…

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    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard reissues "Hysteria" as a two-CD package. Beyond a remastered edition of the original album, the new edition includes a b 2006 - To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its best-selling album, Def Leppard…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy illness. He is 90. Although only a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1995, Oswald played on the Opry stage for mo 2002 - Renowned dobro player Bashful Brother Oswald dies in Nashville after a lengthy…

  13. John Legend, Raphael Saadiq Team For Tour

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Legend will begin a short fall tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," due Oct. 28. Columbia labelmate Raphael Saadiq will support on the trek, which wraps Dec. 1 John Legend will begin a short fall tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis in support of his…

  14. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on The Billboard Hot 100 at once, so it's…

  15. New D'Angelo Single Hits iTunes

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. D'Angelo has prefaced the spring 2009 release of his third album with a new buzz single. "I Found My Smile Again," a remake of the tune D'Angelo originally recorded for the 1996 …

  16. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins …

  17. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a multimedia poetry performance in his Chicago hometown, opening the Poetry Center of Chicago's 31st Annual Reading Serie 2003 - Former Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Zwan leader Billy Corgan presents a…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer. Johnny Ramone was born J 2004 - Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew…

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