1. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through p ...

  2. Album Reviews: Little Big Town, Dwele, Dispatch & Jessie Ware

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT LITTLE BIG TOWN Tornado Producer: Jay Joyce Capitol Nashville Release Date: Sept. 11 This co-ed Nashville quartet turned in one of the strongest-and most polished-performances on Lionel Richie's recent country duets album, "Tuskegee" ...

  3. Jim McCrary, Former A&M Records, 'Tapestry' Photographer, Dies

    May 07, 2012 3:15 PM EDT (Photos: Jim McCrary) Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic Tapestry , but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age ...

  4. 'Tapestry' Photographer Jim McCrary Dies

    May 07, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including Carole King's iconic "Tapestry," but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age 72. His niec ...

  5. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's ...

  6. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  7. April 9, 2009

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Faith Hill’s “This Kiss” tour, the country singer’s first solo outing, kicks off in Minneapolis. 1997 – Country singer-songwriter Mae Axton, 82, dies at home in Hendersonville, Tenn. 1988 – Singer-songwriter Brook Benton dies from complicatio ...

  8. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the par ...

  9. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the par ...

  10. Pearl Jam Tells Its 'Story' At VH1 Taping

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few hundred lucky fans packed into New York's Avalon on Wednesday night to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which will premiere July 1 on the music channel. A few hundred lucky fans packed into New ...

  11. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Pop star George Michael is arrested for investigation of engaging in misdemeanor lewd conduct. The arrest is made at Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover office 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the p ...

  12. Elektra Vaults Emptied For New Series

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Collectors' Choice Music has set a Feb. 21 release date for reissues of 15 rarities from the Elektra archive, including material by Eric Clapton's supergroup Powerhouse, Lovin' Spoonful, Roxy, the Wac Collectors' Choice Music has ...

  13. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning wit 2004 - Nick and Mary Yanko ...

  14. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer ...

  15. Vanguard Digs Up 'Roots Of Blues'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vanguard Records is surveying its vaults for a three-disc, 45-track collection dubbed "Vanguard: Roots of Blues." Due Tuesday (Sept. 17), the compilation taps the renowned label's recordings of the Ne Vanguard Records is surveying its ...

  16. Early Folk Music Tapes To Be Preserved

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios for dozens of struggling artists, some of whom would go on to be the biggest names in folk music. Bob Dylan, For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York ser ...

  17. Billy Bragg: What Does It Mean To Be English Today?

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After releasing two Grammy-nominated collections of Woody Guthrie songs recorded with American alt country rockers Wilco, the 44-year-old singer/songwriter has rev Billy Bragg is back in his own skin. After relea ...

  18. Folk Artist Dave Van Ronk Dies

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer, died yesterday (Feb. 10) at New York University Medical Center. He was 65. Van Ronk, who was a friend and influence on a Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who had been undergoin ...

  19. Vanguard Assembles Folk 'Songs Of Freedom'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release for "This Land is Your Land: Songs of Freedom," a 16-song compilation of inspiring folk anthems recorded by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Vanguard is planning a Feb. 5 release f ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs Image Entertainment has set a Feb. 26, 2002, release date for the 100-minute DVD/VHS home video "Pete Townshend: Music From Lifehouse." The video features 16 songs drawn from Townshend's ...

  21. Philadelphia Folk Festival40th Anniversary

    September 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. "The Philadelphia Folk Festival is more than a music festival," writes Sing Out! magazine editor Mark D. Moss in the 58-page ...