1. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  2. Dance Beat: Van Dyk, Basement Jaxx Prep New CDs

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album, "In Between," due Aug. 14 from Mute. Sources say the album may feature collaborations with Talking Heads' Davi German DJ/producer Paul van Dyk is putting the finishing touches on his new…

  3. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Kimberley Locke and more! JOHN: For the third year in a row, a song written by John Lennon makes its debut on The Billboard Hot 100. The latest Lennon composition to see chart ink is Green Day's remake of "Working Class Hero," a…

  4. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and streaming on PCs and mobile phones. The set is due June 5 via Starbucks' new Hear Music labe Paul McCartney's new album, " Memory Almost Full ," will…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2005 - Mavis Staples and Charlie Musselwhite lead the field with three trophies each at the 26th W.C. Handy Awards, held in Memphis. 2001 - Zydeco pioneer…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

  8. Billboard Bits: Atlanta Jazz Fest, Kristofferson, Apple Corps

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew of artists slated to perform at the 30th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The Bad Plus, Herbie Hancock Quintet, Ken Ford and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the slew…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  11. Original R.E.M. Quartet Covers Lennon For Charity

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John Lennon's "#9 Dream" as the centerpiece of the charity album "Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur." The song will be released to U.S. radi R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John…

  12. Ono Blocks Screening Of Lennon Documentary

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about John Lennon, was canceled after lawyers for the slain Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, warned that she had not authorized any public viewin The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about…

  13. Billboard Bits: Run DMC, Yoko Ono, Can

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Run DMC's Jam Master Jay may be gone, but if Eagle Rock Entertainment can help it, he won't yet be forgotten. Run DMC's Jam Master Jay may be gone, but if Eagle Rock Entertainment can help it, he won't yet be forgotten. On April 3, Eagle Records and Eagle Eye Media will…

  14. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy storms back with a new album and one of the hottest singles in recent memory, Bloc Party aims for mainstream crossover on its second album and Jason Michael Carroll scores with country li A new album from Yoko Ono, "Yes, I'm a Witch" (Astralwerks), featuring…

  15. Chart Beat

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Perry Como, "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" and more! IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE: There's an artist who is No. 1 on a Billboard chart this week who first went to No. 1 on a Billboard chart 61 years, three months and two weeks ago. Sound impossible? It's not. This…

  16. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  18. Ono Driver Indicted, Jailed Without Bail

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec. 19) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and jailed without bail because the judge said he is The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec.…

  19. Yoko Ono Chauffeur Arrested In Extortion Plot

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by threatening to circulate embarrassing photos of her, and he also spoke of killing her and son Sean Lennon, p A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

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