1. Legendary Sound Engineer Ray Dolby Dies at 80

    September 12, 2013 9:34 PM EDT Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer whose surname became synonymous with high-quality cinema sound, died Sept. 12 at home in San Francisco at 80. "Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary," Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of ...

  2. CMJ 2012's Top 5 Bad Band Names: Good Music?

    October 21, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Vagina Panther, Mr. Muthafu*kin eXquire, Hard Nips, the Harmonica Lewinskies & Butter the Children have CMJ's worst names, but were their gigs any good? The annual CMJ Music Marathon, which took over many of New York's smaller venues f ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton Rally for Obama in Ohio

    October 18, 2012 9:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Make that two reminders: Bill (Clinton) and The Boss ( Bruce Springsteen ), two aging baby boomers still at the t ...

  4. Bruce Springsteen: President Obama is 'Our Best Choice'

    October 18, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 After vowing not to get involved in this year's presidential election, Bruce Springsteen is supporting Barack Obama again, saying he believes Obama is the best person to lead America. The Boss posted a message on his website Wednesday night end ...

  5. Gathering of the Juggalos 2012 Lineup: Cheech & Chong, DMX, George Clinton

    July 17, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Insane Clown Posse admits that they tried for 'big-name acts,' but came up short. Cheech & Chong and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be senior statesman among a host of rap and rock acts performing at Insane Clown Posse ...

  6. Mitt Romney Wins Gene Simmons' Vote

    April 03, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Back in 2008, KISS bassist/demon Gene Simmons cast his vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. This time, the rocker has had a change of heart, telling FOX News' "Fox and Friends" that he's a Mitt Romney man. "Hi ...

  7. President Obama's Campaign Playlist: The 5 Biggest Surprises

    February 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 On Thursday morning (Feb. 9), our decidedly modern president took to Twitter and Facebook to trumpet his coolness once more. He and his team compiled an official Obama Campaign 2012 Playlist and shared it with the world via Spotify . Many of 24 song ...

  8. Lady Gaga Has 'Marilyn Moment' at Bill Clinton's Concert

    October 16, 2011 10:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga was one of several musicians who performed Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Clinton's foundation, which has sought to improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, prom ...

  9. Hunter Hayes 'Storm's Billboard's Country Songs Chart

    October 11, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 H unter Hayes ' music career was born not long after he was. "By the time I was almost two, I was picking up everything and making an instrument out of it," the Beaux Bridge, La., native recalls. "My grandmother gave me a toy acc ...

  10. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," ...

  11. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the su ...

  12. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation i ...

  13. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  14. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Ca ...

  16. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the su ...

  17. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2006 - Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton dies at age 63 after a long illness. 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with assault stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation i ...

  18. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  19. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, w 2006 - Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each ...

  20. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaherty requests that Ca ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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 subje ...

  22. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with ...

  23. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  24. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the netw 2005 - Depeche Mode cancels its plan ...

  25. Guns N' Roses / Oct. 31, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, with much of the crowd in costume and spooky holiday decor swinging from the rafters, nothing could quite out-weird the main spectacle: watching 1/8th of G Even on a sticky Halloween night in Florida, wit ...

  26. Paramount Snaps Up Scorsese's Stones Documentary

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Paramount Pictures today (Nov. 1) acquired North American rights to Martin Scorsese's long-planned Rolling Stones feature documentary, due in the fourth quarter of 2007. Paramount Pictures today (Nov. 1) acquired North American rights to Martin ...

  27. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtne ...

  28. Even in His Youth

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ...At some point during the evening, the event's organizer happened to mention that another notable musical milestone was soon to pass: February 20, 2007 would mark the 40th birthday of one Kurt Donal Just a couple of weeks ago, I was taking pa ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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 subje ...

  30. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Bianca Halstead, lead singer of the rock band Betty Blowtorch, dies while riding in a speeding car that goes out of control and crashes on Interstate 10 near New Orleans. She is 36.<br c 2003 - Rapper Nas is charged with ...

  31. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Atlantic Records launches an online music video service, Instavid. The channel, located at www.atlantic-records.com, utilizes RealNetworks RealSystem G2 technology to present clips, whic 2001 - With three awards each, Goril ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>German schlager artist Rex Gildo dies from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he jumped from the second floor of his Munich flat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Courtne ...

  34. Jay-Z Backs Kanye's Bush Comments

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake of the latter's comments during Friday's telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. West declared that "George Bush d Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behin ...

  35. Cabaret Singer Bobby Short Dies

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodiment of New York style and sophistication who was a fixture at his piano in the Carlyle Hotel for more than 35 years, died this morning (March 21). He wa Cabaret singer Bobby Short, the tuxedoed embodim ...

  36. Chicano Music Great Lalo Guerrero Dies

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., who for 60 years created songs in Spanish and English chronicling the Mexican-American experience, including Pachuco music later used in the play "Zoot Suit," has died. He Eduardo "Lalo" Gue ...

  37. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 21-27, 2005).

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 21-27, 2005). LET'S TALK OSCAR: At other times in my life, on the subject of Oscar we'd be talking about Felix Unger's roommate or the maker of hot dogs and lunchmeats and his ...

  38. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simulta 2001 - Natalie Mercha ...

  39. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country ar ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as "Sir Doug," dies in Taos, N.M. He is ...

  41. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz� ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaher ...

  43. New Live Album Brings Kristofferson Full-Circle

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Country songwriting legend Kris Kristofferson is returning with full force to the landmark music side of his career. The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, whose equ ...

  44. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Nata ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Mo ...

  46. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos ...

  47. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's ""Clint Eastwood"" and Fatboy Slim's ""Weapon of Choice"" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three ...

  48. This Day in Music

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2001 - Courtney Love plays her first-ever solo show at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, Calif. 2000 - Ontario Attorney-General Jim Flaher ...

  49. Dope To Incite $12 Riot Tour

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, billing itself as a cheap alternative to today's expensive package trek, will kick off Oct. 31 in Randolph, N.J., with headliner Dope alongside Primer 55, Ski The Jagermeister-sponsored $12 Riot Tour, b ...

  50. Jazz Great Lionel Hampton Dies

    September 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT -year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, and bandleader Lionel Hampton died yesterday (Aug. 31) of heart failure at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center, said his manager, Phil Leshin. Hampton suffe 94-year-old vibraphone virtuoso, showman, a ...

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