1. May 1, 2009

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – 1,581 guitarists break a Guinness World Record when they simultaneously play Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” in the town square of Wrocław, Poland. 2006 – Rapper Big Hawk (born John Edward Hawkins) of Screwed Up Click dies of gunshot wounds in Houst ...

  2. April 28, 2009

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots is sentenced to eight days in jail for drunk driving. 2005 – Jazz bassist Percy Heath dies of cancer in Southampton, N.Y. He is 81. 2005 – Eddie Montgomery of country duo Montgomery Gentry seriously injure ...

  3. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culle ...

  4. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-p ...

  5. AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours is a nearly insurmountable challenge. Effectively covering the vast, ever-vibrant tapestry that is American vernacular music in just four hours ...

  6. Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. For reasons cultural, temporal, and technological, Robert Johnson has come to be revered as the fount of Delta blues. But it's ...

  7. Poll: Kiss Has The Season's Most Desired Box Set

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kiss' career-spanning 96-track "Box Set" (Mercury) is the lavish retrospective package that music fans would most like to find in their stocking this holiday season. Of 4,356 voters in a Billboard.com Kiss' career-spanning 96-tra ...

  8. 'Jimbo' Mathus Gives History Lesson

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For those unfamiliar with James "Jimbo" Mathus' music, it would be surprising to learn that his new Knockdown Society album, "National Antiseptic," sounds completely unaffected by the popular music of For those unfamiliar wi ...