1. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others to debut at No. 1 with his first album …

  2. John Wilkinson, Rhythm Guitar Player for Elvis Presley, Dies at 67

    January 12, 2013 4:30 AM EST Wilkinson performed with Elvis more than 1,000 times. Rhythm guitar player John Wilkinson, who performed with Elvis Presley more than a thousand times, has died at his home in southwest Missouri. He was 67.   Wilkinson passed away Friday at his home in Springfield after a fight with cancer,…

  3. Deftones Racing Through Next Album, Hoping for October Release

    July 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 'It was important that we wanted to not drag it out,' says frontman Chino Moreno Mixing for Deftones ' next album is under way, and frontman Chino Moreno says the California heavy rockers caught a full range of sound for this venture. "It's not a super fast or slow…

  4. 'The Voice' Rises 10% in Ratings, Tops 'Glee'

    May 04, 2011 3:20 PM EDT The second episode of "The Voice" was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC. It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating "Glee," "NCIS" and "Dancing With the Stars."…

  5. Faith Hill, Pretenders Playing CMT's 'Crossroads' Super Bowl Episode

    January 18, 2011 10:14 AM EST We won't know who's playing in Super Bowl XLV until late Sunday, but we do know Faith Hill and the Pretenders will meet -- in tandem rather than opposition -- as part of a special Super Bowl episode of CMT's Crossroads series. The two acts will perform live at 10 p.m. ET on Feb…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up b 2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners…

  9. Pretenders To Roll Out New Album As MP3s

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week with a different partner leading up to the Sept. 23 CD street date via Shangri-La Music. The Pretenders will roll out their new album, "Break Up the Concrete," as one MP3 per week…

  10. 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…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

  13. Chart Beat Chat

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss father and daughter/son groups, R&B pairings, the Hot 100 and more! ALL IN THE FAMILY Dear Fred, In last week's column, you responded to John Maverick's letter regarding Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus' chart accomplishment as a father/daughter act. I…

  14. British Sea Power Ready To 'Rock' Again

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act British Sea Power has one question guiding its new material: "Do You Like Rock Music?" Rock act British Sea Power has one question guiding its new material: "Do You Like Rock Music?" Such is the title of its third album, due Feb. 12 via Rough Trade. The set was…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2007 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…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show "Rock Star: Supernova." 2006 - The search for Supernova's frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up b 2006 - George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners…

  18. 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…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music…

  20. New Magic Numbers Hitting U.S. In February

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act the Magic Numbers have set a Feb. 20 release date for their sophomore Capitol effort, "Those the Brokes." U.K. rock act the Magic Numbers have set a Feb. 20 release date for their sophomore Capitol effort, "Those the Brokes." The track listing for the U.S.…

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