Melinda Newman

  1. Lou Reed Remembrance: Melinda Newman On Her Scariest Interview

    October 28, 2013 3:44 PM EDT This story originally appeared on Hitfix   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' The most scared I’ve ever been before an intervi ...

  2. Sheila E. Honored, Goapele Sings Etta James @ Moja Moja Awards

    February 12, 2012 1:06 AM EST Sheila E. shows off her plaque after receiving the Vanguard Award from Bob Ferguson, Manager of Creative Alliances & Music Outreach for Oxfam America, left, and KCRW's Garth Trinidad, right. She was honored for her work with the Elevate H ...

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    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Documentary film about artists' struggles, "Before the Music Dies," misses the mark. Read Melinda Newman's column. Documentary film about artists' struggles, "Before the Music Dies," misses the mark. Read Melinda ...

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    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Documentary film about artists' struggles, "Before the Music Dies," misses the mark. Read Melinda Newman's column. Documentary film about artists' struggles, "Before the Music Dies," misses the mark. Read Melinda ...

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    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

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    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Now what? A week after the sudden departures of Sony Music Label Group's Don Ienner and Michele Anthony, people are wondering what shape the new Sony will take. Read Melinda Newman's column. Now what? A week after the sudden departures o ...

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    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It will be the first album release date in history that correlates numerically with the Mark of the Beast: 666. Billboard takes a very tongue-in-cheek look at ways the music community could commemorat It will be the first album release date in his ...

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    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It will be the first album release date in history that correlates numerically with the Mark of the Beast: 666. Billboard takes a very tongue-in-cheek look at ways the music community could commemorat It will be the first album release date in his ...

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    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour will definitely be the one to see. Read Melinda Newman's column. For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Sti ...

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    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's summer tour will definitely be the one to see. Read Melinda Newman's column. For those who like a little music with their politics, Crosby, Sti ...

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    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Is there something in the water? Almost every day, it seems, we hear about a long-absent act putting out its first album in eons. Read Melinda Newman's column. Is there something in the water? Almost every day, it seems, we hear about a long- ...

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    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Is there something in the water? Almost every day, it seems, we hear about a long-absent act putting out its first album in eons. Read Melinda Newman's column. Is there something in the water? Almost every day, it seems, we hear about a long- ...

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    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those about to rock, we salute you. If the flurry of rock signings we're witnessing at the major labels are any indication, we are poised for a full-scale rock invasion. Read Melinda Newman's colu For those about to rock, we salute y ...

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    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For those about to rock, we salute you. If the flurry of rock signings we're witnessing at the major labels are any indication, we are poised for a full-scale rock invasion. Read Melinda Newman's colu For those about to rock, we salute y ...

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    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Read Melinda Newman's column. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Re ...

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    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Read Melinda Newman's column. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna digs deep into his pain on the act's offering "Godsmack IV." Re ...

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    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop charts over the last few years left a void of new U.S. mainstream pop acts? Read Melinda Newman's column. Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop ch ...

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    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop charts over the last few years left a void of new U.S. mainstream pop acts? Read Melinda Newman's column. Has the near total dominance of rap and hip-hop artists on the pop ch ...

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    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST DVD documentary, "Be Here to Love Me," explores the life of late Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Read Melinda Newman's column. DVD documentary, "Be Here to Love Me," explores the life of late Texas songwriter Townes Van ...

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    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST DVD documentary, "Be Here to Love Me," explores the life of late Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Read Melinda Newman's column. DVD documentary, "Be Here to Love Me," explores the life of late Texas songwriter Townes Van ...

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    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

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    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. Norah Jones and friends are quietly showing their country sides as the Little Willies. Read Melinda Newman's column. New ...

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    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST A whole new crop of music artists better known for their singing skills than their acting chops are looking to make their mark on the big screen in 2006. Read Melinda Newman's column. A whole new crop of music artists better known for their s ...

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    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST While Rounder has released plenty of DVDs before of acts signed to other labels, such as Atlantic's Matchbox Twenty and Rush or Virgin's Boz Scaggs, this marks its debut audio project from another lab While Rounder has released plenty of ...

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    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After more than 15 years apart, George Michael and manager Michael Lippman have come back together. Read Melinda Newman's column. After more than 15 years apart, George Michael and manager Michael Lippman have come back together. Read Melinda ...

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    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Robertson collects the Band's greatest hits and unreleased material pm CD/DVD set "The Band: A Musical History. Read Melinda Newman's column. Robbie Robertson collects the Band's greatest hits and unreleased material pm ...

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    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Fogerty laughs when he says his next album of new material will be on Fantasy Records. "That's a phrase I never thought I'd say," he notes with glee. Read Melinda Newman's column. John Fogerty laughs when he says his ...

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    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Are we on the verge of a new boy band explosion? It sure looks that way. But this time the band members write much of their material and play their own instruments. We're calling them "guy groups" to Are we on the verge of a new boy ...

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    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, which pairs the singer/songwriter with producer Rick Rubin, has been pushed back to Nov. 8. Read Melinda Newman's column. Neil Diamond's highly anticipated new Columbia album, wh ...

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    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While songs from throughout the year make up the soundtrack of our lives, there is something about a summer song that just seems a little sweeter than a hit from another season. Read Melinda Newman's While songs from throughout the year make ...

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    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following the phenomenal success of "Songs About Jane," Maroon5 is hard at work crafting new material for its sophomore album for Octone/J Records. Read Melinda Newman's column. Following the phenomenal success of "Songs About ...

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    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barnes & Noble picks up Ellie Lawson's "The Philosophy Tree" as part of its "Recommends" program, and will sell it exclusively for six months starting Aug. 2. Read Melinda Newman's column. Barnes & Noble p ...

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    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aware/Columbia guitarist John Mayer has formed the John Mayer Trio, which includes accomplished journeymen Steve Jordan on drums and Pino Palladino on bass. Read Melinda Newman's column. Aware/Columbia guitarist John Mayer has formed the John ...

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    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As "Last Call With Carson Daly" moves west for its fifth season starting in September, the location may change, but the program's commitment to music remains steadfast. Read Melinda Newman's column. As "Last Call With Cars ...

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    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Epic Records releases the Indigo Girls' "Rarities" June 14, it will end a 16-year association between the Sony label and the Georgia folk-rock duo. Read Melinda Newman's column. When Epic Records releases the Indigo Girls& ...

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    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Audioslave is believed to be the first rock band to perform an outdoor show in Cuba. The trip was organized by the U.S. government and the Instituto Cubano de la Musica. Read Melinda Newman's column. Audioslave is believed to be the first roc ...

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    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 30 featured diverse yet vibrant acts like Canadian hip-hopper Buck 65, Katie Melua and Coldplay. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 30 featured d ...

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    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's self-titled album is slated for a May 3 release on Columbia and will feature him on all instruments (except drums) and vocals. Read Melinda Newman's column. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's self-titled ...

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    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Appearances on PBS and NBC help Celtic Woman's self-titled album remain No. 1 on the Top World Albums chart for a fifth consecutive week. Read Melinda Newman's column. Appearances on PBS and NBC help Celtic Woman's self-titled album ...

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    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Appearances on PBS and NBC help Celtic Woman's self-titled album remain No. 1 on the Top World Albums chart for a fifth consecutive week. Read Melinda Newman's column. Appearances on PBS and NBC help Celtic Woman's self-titled album ...

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    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts like the Go! Team. Read Melinda Newman's column. A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts lik ...

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    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts like the Go! Team. Read Melinda Newman's column. A&R reps at the South by Southwest Music Festival and Conference eyed international acts lik ...

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    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andreas Vollenweider's upcoming album paves the way for Savoy's launch as a world music imprint. Read Melinda Newman's column. Andreas Vollenweider's upcoming album paves the way for Savoy's launch as a world music imprint ...

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    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andreas Vollenweider's upcoming album paves the way for Savoy's launch as a world music imprint. Read Melinda Newman's column. Andreas Vollenweider's upcoming album paves the way for Savoy's launch as a world music imprint ...

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    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read Melinda Newman's column. Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read M ...

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    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read Melinda Newman's column. Billy Idol is back onstage, bringing his "Devil's Playground" to this year's SXSW. Read M ...

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    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope exec Martin Kierszenbaum plans to harvest new acts from the new Cherry Tree Records imprint. Read Melinda Newman's column. Interscope exec Martin Kierszenbaum plans to harvest new acts from the new Cherry Tree Records imprint. Read ...

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    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope exec Martin Kierszenbaum plans to harvest new acts from the new Cherry Tree Records imprint. Read Melinda Newman's column. Interscope exec Martin Kierszenbaum plans to harvest new acts from the new Cherry Tree Records imprint. Read ...

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    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair chance. The quintet is set to return with a new Jive album in June preceded by a single in March. Read Melinda Newman's column. All the Backstreet Boys ask is that you give them a fair ...

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    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's column. The Backstreet Boys' new album, due in June, will show how they have grown musically. Read Melinda Newman's col ...

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