1. February 26, 2009

    February 26, 2009 3:26 PM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 1998 - Rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue fame is formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of…

  2. Tommy Lee Plots Methods Of Mayhem Album

    January 21, 2009 10:49 AM EST Tommy Lee is ready for a little mayhem -- and not just with Motley Crue. The drummer, who kicks off the Crue's Saints of Los Angeles Tour on Jan. 31 in Indio, Calif., tells Billboard.com that he's started work on his second Methods of Mayhem album, following up the group's…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca…

  4. This Day in Music

    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…

  5. Ludacris: Reel Life

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. Best-known to music fans as Ludacris, Chris Bridges is contemplating a new moniker. "I have a new album and two movies coming out within two weeks of each other, so Mr. October is my new nickname,"…

  6. Crue Fest / Aug. 23, 2008 / Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. At first glance, Crue Fest's diverse lineup could make you pause. You have Trapt, a rock band whose edge barely eclipses its pop tunings. You have Papa Roach, a one-time rap-rock band that's stepped away from…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Voivod…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop star Prince, dies at the age of 85. Nelson wrote several of his sons songs, including "Computer Blue," "The Ladder," "Christopher Tracy's Parade," " 2001 - Jazz musician John Nelson, the father of pop…

  9. Kid Rock Joins VMA Performance Lineup

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards for another performance -- and this time it doesn't involve a fistfight with Tommy Lee. Kid Rock is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards for another performance -- and this time it doesn't involve a fistfight with Tommy Lee. The…

  10. 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…

  11. MTV Moves Video Music Awards To L.A.

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7. The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air…

  12. Motley Crue Wants Out Of MTV Biopic Deal

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an upcoming festival tour, but the bad-boy rockers are frustrated that a long-awaited movie about their lives is going nowher Motley Crue are back with a new album, a song that's a hit with gamers and an…

  13. Chart Beat: Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Capitol Records, Cyndi Lauper, Sergio Mendes, Emmylou Harris and more! THE STATE OF CAPITOL: The stars have aligned for the Hollywood-and-Vine label. With Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" moving up one rung from 2-1 and Katy Perry's "I Kissed…

  14. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., as he…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the year f 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards,…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  17. The Billboard Q&A: Carly Smithson Of 'American Idol'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol" finalists: she had a rock edge, a load of tattoos and even had a record label deal before she joined the show. Read up on her international pas Carly Smithson wasn't much like a lot of "American Idol"…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  20. Motley Crue Roars Back With New Album, Tour

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour. In support of its first studio album with its original members in more than a decade, Motley Crue will embark on a 40-plus-city…

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