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  1. Mike Scaccia, Ministry Guitarist, Dead at 47

    December 24, 2012 6:30 AM EST Mike Scaccia, guitarist for long-running metal act Ministry, died at the age of 47 on Saturday night (Dec. 22). Scaccia collapsed onstage during a performance at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Tex. on Saturday night. Al Jourgensen, the lead singer o ...

  2. Bubbling Under: Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Switches Roles

    August 03, 2012 8:45 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, Josh Tatum, Chrystal Rucker and Mitchelle'l Cherry Ch ...

  3. Veteran Alt-Rock Act the Toadies Take a New Approach on Latest Album

    July 26, 2012 2:05 PM EDT You might assume that a band like the Toadies, which initially formed in 1989 and reunited in 2008 after a seven-year hiatus, would be stuck in its ways. But you'd be wrong. "Play.Rock.Music.," the band's fifth album, and third ...

  4. Univision Radio Flips Three Dallas Stations

    June 28, 2012 9:13 PM EDT Following the flip of SBS-owned WRMA (Romance) in Miami from Latin pop to a bilingual, CHR format, today Univision radio flipped formats at three of its stations in Dallas. Most jarring was the switch of oldies station KESS (Recuerdo 107.9) to a 1 ...

  5. Avicii Tour Slammed As Overly Ambitious (At Best) at EDMBiz

    June 08, 2012 4:42 PM EDT It was the Swedish elephant in the room: Amid conversations about the explosive success of dance music and the industry's bright future, Avicii's floundering Le7els Tour was on the minds of many at Insomniac's EDMbiz conference. And ...

  6. Urban Promo Vet Mark Boyd Dies

    April 20, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Celebration of life services for respected urban promotion executive Mark Boyd will be held tomorrow (April 21) in Plantation, Florida at Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Boyd, who died on April 14 following a brief illness, was 52. Formerly VP of u ...

  7. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

  8. Fresh Faces Lend Newfound Vitality to Regional Mexican

    September 01, 2011 7:50 AM EDT While mostly familiar faces continue to dominate Latin pop, tropical and urban music, regional Mexican has been a dynamic genre buoyed by new acts. Consider the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Regional Mexican Music Awards, who are led ...

  9. Manager Sues The Agency Group, Seeks $20 Million

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Todd Meagher and TODD Entertainment, former manager of Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd, have sued The Agency Group and TKO President Andrew Goodfriend for “fraud, negligence, false representations, breach of fiduciary duty, unconscionability and bre ...

  10. Miami's WRTO La Kalle Flips To Bilingual

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has flipped longtime tropical Miami station WRTO La Kalle (98.3 FM) to a bilingual format that will play tracks in English and Spanish. The new station, which launched today (June 24), is WURM, Mix 98.3. Although La Kalle, like man ...

  11. Country Music Impresario Johnnie High Dead At 80

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Johnnie High, a north Texas country music showman who gave such performers as LeAnn Rimes and Boxcar Willie their early exposure, has died at the age of 80. High's daughter, Luanne Dorman, says her father died Wednesday after battling heart d ...

  12. @SXSW: Music Fest Kicks Off With All-Star Country-Blues Jam

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A day before its official start, this year's music portion of the South By Southwest festival got rolling on Tuesday (March 16) with an all-star country-rock and blues bash at La Zona Rosa celebrating Asleep at the Wheel leader and Texas musi ...

  13. Whitney Houston Debuts At No. 1

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Houston: We don't have any problems. Whitney Houston debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "I Look to You." With its opening of 305,000, it gives the diva her fourth chart-topper and her best opening sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  14. Briefs: RIAA, Seatwave, Napster

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In response to an op-ed from Charles Nesson, the Harvard Law professor who is representing Joel Tenenbaum in a file-sharing case, the general counsel to the RIAA , Steven Marks, lays out a fair and well-written defense of the RIAA's anti-p ...

  15. Record Industry Vet Merlin Littlefield Dies

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merlin Littlefield, a former music industry executive who enjoyed a second successful career in state government, died of pancreatic cancer at the Alive Hospice in Nashville on Sept. 9. He was 65. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Littlefield graduat ...

  16. Jones' Guitar To Be Returned

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country legend George Jones and his 1957 Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar will be reunited after 46 years of separation on June 14. The guitar was stolen by two boys in 1962 while Jones performed in Fort Worth, Texas. A short time after stealing the ...

  17. Hank Thompson Dies Of Lung Cancer

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hank Thompson has died of lung cancer just days after canceling his tour. The country singer was 82. Thompson died late Tuesday at his home in the Fort Worth suburb of Keller, said his spokesman, Tracy Pitcox, who is also president of Heart of Tex ...

  18. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  19. Country Artist Johnny Duncan Dies

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. Country music singer Johnny Duncan, known for songs like "She Can Put Her Shoes Under My Bed Anytime" and "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better," has died. He was 67. Duncan, who had a string of country hits in the ...

  20. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  21. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  22. ASCAP Files 30 Lawsuits Against Bars, Nightclubs

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringement lawsuits on July 13 against nightclubs, bars and restaurants for playing songs written by members of the performing right organization without securing public per NEW YORK -- ASCAP filed 30 copyright infringem ...

  23. Dylan, Nelson Re-Visit Minor Leagues

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT -date tour kicks off May 25. Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are coming together for their second co-headlining tour of minor league baseball parks. The 27-date tour, which will also feature opening act the Greencards, kicks off May 25 at the Willia ...

  24. Dylan, Lonely Boys Join Willie's Picnic

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson will take his 4th of July Picnic to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, with Bob Dylan and Los Lonely Boys joining the bill. Willie Nelson will take his 4th of July Picnic to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this su ...

  25. Navarre To Buy Vid Firm FUNimation

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Navarre Corp. is acquiring home video distributor FUNimation. Navarre will pay $100.5 million in cash and issue between 1.49 million and 1.83 million shares of its common stock in the transaction, whi Navarre Corp. is acquiring home video distribu ...

  26. SEC Charges TV Azteca With Fraud

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 4 charged Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca and its chairman, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, with fraud, saying he swindled $109 million by conducting business NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S. ...

  27. San Joaquin Tops Western Awards

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Act is named entertainer of the year. Sons of the San Joaquin, Brenn Hill, Belinda Gail and Joni Harms were among the top winners at the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Awards today (July 13) at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texa ...

  28. Joni Harms Leads Cowboy Awards Noms

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Western singer up for album, song of the year. Joni Harms, Kip Calahan and R.W. Hampton lead the list of nominees for the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Will Rogers Cowboy Awards, set for July 13 at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth, ...