1. Country Music Shrine To Keep Historic Instruments

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will get to keep historic instruments from Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash and Mother Maybelle Carter pledged by a man who committed suicide after being accused of defrauding millions from investors. The settleme ...

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    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger Syndrome, a neurobiologcal disorder that causes autistic-like episodes and severe communication difficulties. 2004 - Vines lead singer Craig Nicholls reveals that he has Asperger S ...

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    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat: Elton John, 'The Twist,' AC/DC

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Elton John, "The Twist," AC/DC and more! ELTON'S NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Hi Fred, You mentioned the cast album for "Billy Elliot" in today's Chart Beat. I loved [Elton John's] "Aida&quo ...

  5. Chart Beat: Carrie Underwood, Labelle, AC/DC

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from AC/DC, Carrie Underwood, Labelle and more. CARRIE'S NATION: There are only a handful of artists who can release albums titled "Number Ones" or "1s" or some variation thereof, including Elvis ...

  6. Chart Beat: Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Priesley

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from Willie Nelson, T.I., Taylor Swift, Lucinda Williams and more! HOW 'LUCKY' CAN YOU GET: He's such an iconic figure, it might seem like Willie Nelson is always hanging out on the Hot Country Songs ta ...

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    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who pe ...

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    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A man identifying himself as Kid Rock's personal assistant is charged with felony and misdemeanor drug possession after a traffic stop on Rock's tour bus on the Florida Turnpike. Officers find 2002 - A man identifying himself as Kid ...

  9. Live Inks With Vanguard For Concert Set

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD "Live at the Paradiso." Veteran rock outfit Live has inked a new deal with Vanguard Records for the Nov. 11 release of the CD/DVD &qu ...

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    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 ...

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    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, dies at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She is 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast cancer since 1988. 2004 - Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Gran ...

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    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Canadian country manager, label owner and songwriter Don Grashey passes away at home in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of 79. His death coincides with the presentation of the 2005 Canadian Cou 2005 - Canadian country manager, label owner and ...

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    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  14. Actor, Country Star Jerry Reed Dies At 71

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71. Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like ...

  15. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people ...

  16. Cash To Rich: Use Of Father's Name Is 'Appalling'

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rosanne Cash is tired of people using her late father's name to further their own political agenda. "It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father's name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, va ...

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    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer ...

  18. Cash 'Folsom' Box Loaded With Unreleased Tracks

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's legendary 1968 concerts at Folsom State Prison in California will be released Oct. 14 via Columbia/Legacy. A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unrele ...

  19. Cash 'Folsom Prison' Box Set To Feature Unreleased Material

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new three-disc CD/DVD box set that features unreleased material from Johnny Cash's legendary 1968 concerts at Folsom State Prison in California will be released Oct. 14 via Columbia/Legacy. Disc one of the forthcoming "Johnny Cash At F ...

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    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny ...

  21. Snoop Dogg Leads Johnny Cash Remix Disc

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop and dance music acts for "Johnny Cash Remixed," due Oct. 14 via Compadre Records/Music World Music. Johnny Cash's music has been reinterpreted by a host of hip-hop a ...

  22. Live Commits Amsterdam Gig To CD/DVD

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After years of talk, Live recently recorded a June performance in Amsterdam with plans to release a concert DVD/CD package this fall. After years of talk, Live recently recorded a June performance in Amsterdam with plans to release a concert DVD/CD ...

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    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due t ...

  24. Exclusive: ZZ Top Signs To American Recordings

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint through Columbia, Billboard can reveal. ZZ Top has signed a new record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint through Columbia, Billboard can rev ...

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    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2003 - Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las ...

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    June 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' label, C 2002 - New York radio statio ...

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    June 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2006 - Marty Stuart hosts his fifth annual Late Night Jam at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 2003 - Beck is prevented from performing at the Field Day ...

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    May 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland dies in Los Angeles of melanoma. He is 57. 2006 - One of the most colorful careers in music comes to a close when pioneering booking agent I ...

  29. Mike Ness Returns To His Roots For Solo Tour

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his primary band on hold for a spell while he spends the next few months on the road reviving the outlaw-country sounds of his two solo records. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his prim ...

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    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  31. Joaquin Phoenix, Charlatans' Tim Burgess Team For Album

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix is cutting an album with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, Billboard.com can reveal. Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix is cutting an album with Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, Billboard.com can reveal. According to U.K.-b ...

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    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controversial founder of the pathfinding Southern rock label Capricorn Records and manager of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, dies of lung cancer at his 2006 - Phil Walden, the colorful and oft-controve ...

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    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Juan Pablo Torres, one of Cuba's premier trombonists and a member of the group Cuban Masters who played alongside legends like Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Carlos "Patato" Valdez, dies in Miami. T 2005 - Juan Pablo Torre ...

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    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a ...

  35. Chart Beat Shakers

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboard 200 this week with its self-titled new album, which starts at No. 1. Hot Shot Debuts: "Making the Band" act Day26 grabs Hot Shot Debut honors on The Billboa ...

  36. Snoop Dogg Tells His 'Story'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance last night (March 13) for VH1's "Storytellers," backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs. Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytell ...

  37. Snoop Dogg / March 13, 2008 / New York (Steiner Studios)

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytellers" last night (March 13). Backed by a 14-piece band and two DJs, rapper Snoop Dogg filmed a performance for VH1's "Storytell ...

  38. Snoop Dogg

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 His single "Sensual Seduction" is shaping up to be one of the fastest-climbing crossover hits of his career. Here, Snoop Dogg talks about being a "PIMP," making feel good music and his affinity for Jo His single "Sensual Sed ...

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    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues f ...

  40. Snoop Dogg

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 His single "Sensual Seduction" is shaping up to be one of the fastest-climbing crossover hits of his career. Here, Snoop Dogg talks about being a "PIMP," making feel good music and his affinity for Jo His single "Sensual Sed ...

  41. Snoop Dogg

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what's working for the rapper-turned-singer these days. When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the seg ...

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    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, dies in Hackensack, N.J. He is 76. 2006 - Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barre ...

  43. Harris Among Country Hall Inductees

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Hall of Fame has four new members: Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, the Statler Brothers and the late Ernest "Pop" Stoneman. Their selection was announced Tuesday by the Country Music Association. They will be formally indu ...

  44. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  45. Whiskeytown's 'Almanac' Bolstered For Reissue

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Geffen/Ume will re-release Whiskeytown's "Strangers Almanac" as a double-disc deluxe edition. The newly expanded version will include previously unreleased Whiskeytown tr On March 4, Mood Food/Outpost/Gef ...

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    January 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

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    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his home in Petaluma, Calif. He was 66. 2005 - Spencer Dryden, the drummer for legendary rock band the Jefferson Airplane, dies of cancer at his hom ...

  48. Cash/Folsom Prison Anniversary Show Scrapped

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A concert marking the 40th anniversary of Johnny Cash's famous concert at California's Folsom State Prison has been scrapped, with the prison and the promoter blaming each other for the cancellation. A concert marking the 40th anniversary ...

  49. Rosanne Cash Recovering From Brain Surgery

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has undergone successful brain surgery to correct a benign condition, and is expected to make a complete recovery. Singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash has undergone successful brain surgery to correct a benign condition, an ...

  50. Snoop Dogg, EPMD Bolster J.A.M. Awards

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The first annual J.A.M. Awards took place last night (Nov. 29) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with multiple artists paying tribute to the late Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C. The first annual J.A.M. Awards took place last night (Nov. 29) at N ...

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