1. Time Life Boxes Up Jerry Lee Lewis

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis will inaugurate Time Life's "Legends of American Music" with the three-disc boxed set "Jerry Lee Lewis: A Half Century of Hits." Jerry Lee Lewis will inaugurate Time Life's "Legends of American Music" with the three-disc boxed set "…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single …

  3. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the…

  4. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Tim Kelly, guitarist for Slaughter, dies from injuries suffered in a collision on a remote highway in Arizona. Kelly, 34, is driving on State Route 96 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer ja 2003 - Legendary Czech crooner Karel Gott announces that he would consider…

  6. Thursday 'Counting' Down To New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided." Due May 2, the project will be led by the single "Counting 5-4-3-2-1." Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided.…

  7. Death Cab, Franz Ferdinand Make Touring Team

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) launches its "Los Premios De Oro Y Platino" certification program for Spanish-language product at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, F 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes…

  9. Harmer Plans 'Mountain' Outing

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer will begin a North American tour Feb. 2 in Buffalo, N.Y. Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer will begin a North American tour Feb. 2 in Buffalo, N.Y. The 32-date run will include a March 17 performance at the South By Southwest music festival in…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 2005 - Sheryl Crow, Christina Aquilera and Tim McGraw participate in a…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart fans, 'bullets,' his love of Swedish music and a lot more with readers this week. IRAQ (SO FAR AWAY) Was there a watershed moment when the Billboard charts became a fan tool as well as an industry tool? I often read you patiently explain that the charts exist…

  13. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime producer David Geffen who convinced Mel Brooks…

  14. OnTV

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 5-11, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artists: Clay Aiken, Tony Bennett, Tina Turner (also scheduled: Gisele Bundchen, Adam Rodriguez, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show,"…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily…

  16. Thrice, Deftones Lead 2006 Taste Of Chaos Bill

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which will begin Feb. 16 in San Diego and continue on to 45 additional North American cities. The bill is led by Thri A wide cross-section of rock acts have signed on for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, which…

  17. Styx Ready For NYE

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Styx promote New Year's Eve concert event. Styx members Chuck Panozzo, Todd Sucherman, James 'JY' Young, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Tommy Shaw appeared Nov. 8 at the CN8 studios in Norwell, Mass., to promote a New Year's Eve special airing on Comcast cable systems…

  18. Broken Social Scene

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto indie collective Broken Social Scene and Metric, one of its contributing sects, see Billboard chart debuts in the same week. The whole of Toronto-based Broken Social Scene is the sum of many -- most of whom stem from a host of popular Canadian indie acts including Feist, Stars and…

  19. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two We was in church every time that church door was open. That was a must, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Saturday night Mama would cook our dinner. Then we'd all get up about 6:30 Sunday morning, 'cause everyone had to take their bath -- seven children, one bathroom! -- so…

  20. Cowboy Troy

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A show in the rain, a hometown crowd, a few days off and a little studio time are all part of the past week of Cowboy Troy's life. Whew!! Diggity-dig this!!! On Oct. 8, Big & Rich and I had a truly energetic show in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was pretty cold and raining but the fans…

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