1. This Day in Music

    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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. This Day in Music

    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 ...

  6. This Day in Music

    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. This Day in Music

    November 19, 2007 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 ...

  11. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 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 ...

  12. Which movie has the best soundtrack?

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last time we checked in with readers, you responded to the following question: There's a multiplex-full of music-driven movies in theaters this season. Which one actually has the best soundtrack? Last time we checked in with readers, you respon ...

  13. Rosanne Cash To Undergo Brain Surgery

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rosanne Cash is facing brain surgery for a "rare but benign condition" and must cancel the last four concerts on her tour. Rosanne Cash is facing brain surgery for a "rare but benign condition" and must cancel the last four conce ...

  14. CMT Launching 'Duets' Competition Show

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country music cable channel CMT has ordered 11 episodes of a duet-themed music competition show. "Can You Duet?" will debut as a weekly hour-long series in the spring. Country music cable channel CMT has ordered 11 episodes of a duet-theme ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 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 ...

  16. This Day in Music

    October 20, 2007 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 ...

  17. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2007 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 ...

  18. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2007 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 ...

  19. This Day in Music

    September 12, 2007 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 ...

  20. Dylan's 'Newport' Performances Making DVD Debut

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dylan-related releases this fall, Columbia/Legacy will on Oct. 30 release the DVD "The Other Side of the Mirror -- Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Adding to an already robust slate of Bob Dyl ...

  21. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 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 ...

  22. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Carrie Underwood, DeFranco Family hits, Fergie and more! LIVING IN CARRIE'S NATION Mr. Fred Bronson, In your Chart Beat column of July 5, 2007, Carrie Underwood was featured for having the longest-running title (&qu ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2007 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 ...

  25. 'Night' Fever

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new music during DJ sets was an integral aspect of shaping the Chemical Brothers' upcoming album, "We Are the Night," according to group member Tom Rowlands. The set is due this week via As Previewing new music during DJ se ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2007 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 ...

  27. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  28. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2007 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 ...

  29. Chart Beat

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kelly Clarkson, "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus," Freeway and Jay-Z and more! 'DECEMBER' IN JULY: Kelly Clarkson's third album goes where no Kelly Clarkson album has gone before. "My Decem ...

  30. Sax Player Boots Randolph Dies At 80

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died today (July 3) in Nashville. He was 80. Boots Randolph, a saxophone player best known for the 1963 hit "Yakety Sax," died today (July 3) in Nashvil ...

  31. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the artists joining Charlie Daniels for a duets album he plans to release this fall on his Blue Hat Records labe Brad Paisley, Gretchen Wilson, Brooks & Dunn ...

  32. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2007 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 ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2007 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 ...

  34. 'Lost' Johnny Cash Performance Breaks Free Of Universal's Vaults

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music on July 24 will release "The Great Lost Performance," a Johnny Cash performance from 1990 found in the vaults. The set features Cash duets with wife June Carter and singer Lucy Clark. Universal Music on July 24 will release ...

  35. Chart Beat

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Porter Wagoner, American Idols, Paul McCartney and more! LONGEST POSSIBLE SPAN: He appeared on the very first country album chart, dated Jan. 11, 1964. And this week he returns to that same chart, after an absence of 24 years. Porter ...

  36. This Day in Music

    June 07, 2007 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 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2007 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 ...

  38. Rick Rubin Finalizes Columbia Position

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The label released a statement this afternoon (May 14) confirming the Rubin hire and stating that he would "form a dynamic and creative executive partnership" with Columbia chairman Steve Barnett, und Rick Rubin's move to Columbia Rec ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2007 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 " ...

  40. Wagoner Returns To Country On Anti- Debut

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country legend Porter Wagoner calls the approaching release of "Wagonmaster" "a wonderful feeling for me. It's like the start of your career again." Country legend Porter Wagoner calls the approaching release of "Wagonm ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 23, 2007 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 ...

  42. Club Previews Inspire New Chemical Brothers CD

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new music during DJ sets was an integral aspect of shaping the Chemical Brothers' upcoming album, "We Are the Night," according to group member Tom Rowlands. As previously reported, the set Previewing new music during DJ se ...

  43. This Day in Music

    April 17, 2007 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 ...

  44. Johnny Cash's Tennessee House Burns Down

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Tennessee home of late country icon Johnny Cash burned down on Tuesday as renovations were under way for its new owner, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, a local newspaper reported. Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived together in the three-st ...

  45. Fire Destroys Johnny Cash's Tennessee Home

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Firefighters were battling flames this afternoon (April 10) in a major fire that has reportedly destroyed the home of the late country singer Johnny Cash. Dispatchers said all but one of the city's en Firefighters were battling flames this afte ...

  46. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2007 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 ...

  47. Danzig Digs Into Archives For 'Lost Tracks'

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hard rock pioneer Glenn Danzig has trolled through his archives for the 26-track collection "The Lost Tracks of Danzig." The double-disc set, which features all previously unreleased material, is due Hard rock pioneer Glenn Danzig has trol ...

  48. Country Singer Henson Cargill Dies

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer Henson Cargill, whose 1968 hit "Skip a Rope" topped the country charts with its understated take on social problems, has died. He was 66. Cargill died Saturday following complications from surgery, Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond ...

  49. Osborne Shifts To Time Life For New Album

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "It's an interesting time to be in the music industry," Joan Osborne tells Billboard. "The old models are falling away. As an artist, you must be on the lookout for different opportunities." "It's an interesting ti ...

  50. Movielink Boosts Music Offering

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Video-on-demand service Movielink is adding access to live music events to its catalog of available content, through deals with CenterStaging Musical Production, Egami Media and Digital Music Group. CenterStaging will provide footage of rehearsal ...

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