1. Motown Songwriter Deke Richards Dies

    March 25, 2013 8:46 PM EDT The leader of songwriting/production team The Corporation was behind "I Want You Back," "ABC" and other hits. Deke Richards, leader of Motown’s famed songwriting/production team The Corporation (Jackson 5, Diana Ross), died March 24 following a battle with esophageal…

  2. Sheryl Crow Returns To Her Roots On '100 Miles From Memphis'

    July 23, 2010 3:53 PM EDT As a young child one Christmas in Kennett, Mo., Sheryl Crow received a present that would change her life: a copy of the Jackson 5 ' "ABC." It was the first record she ever owned. "Every Saturday morning, we were in front of the TV watching the Jackson 5 cartoon," she…

  3. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 21, 2009 1:23 PM EDT John Fogerty 's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1973 solo debut,…

  4. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 20, 2009 3:00 PM EDT John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut,…

  5. Guitarist Delaney Bramlett Dies At 69

    December 29, 2008 10:23 AM EST Rock guitarist Delaney Bramlett, who collaborated with such artists as George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died in a Los Angeles hospital following gallbladder surgery. He was 69. His wife, Susan Lanier-Bramlett, said he died on Saturday after "seven hard months" of ill health. "…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  7. Rock Pioneer Ike Turner Dies At 76

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogre-like image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died today (Dec. 12) at his home in Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wins for her second album "Le Fil" (Virgin). The p 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin during a show held…

  9. Charlie Daniels, "Deuces"

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet partners, including Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Vince Gill, Bonnie Bramlett, the Del McCoury Band, Dolly Charlie Daniels and his famed namesake band are joined here by a diverse array of duet…

  10. Country Stars Supplement Charlie Daniels Album

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 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, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton are among the…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Secure Digital Music Initiative announces that two of its proposed technologies did not survive being attacked as part of the "Hack SDMI" challenge. The competition invited all comer 2005 - French female artist Camille receives the Prix Constantin…

  12. After Four-Disc Set, All Gill Has Left To Try Is Polka

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company and proposed the idea of doing "a box set of all new music. Everybody said 'We don't think that's a good idea.' Okay. But it's always bee Years ago, Vince Gill remembers, he went to his record company…

  13. Gill Drafts Top Stars For Quadruple Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release. While most such sets are career retrospectives, Gill's ambitious, four-CD package, "These Days," will feature only new material. Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release, Billboard.com has learned…

  14. Billboard Bits: Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton Rapper Ghostface Killah and reclusive underground rock hero Roky Erickson have joined the bill for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 in Chicago's Union Park. For Erickson, this will be his first performance…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2004 - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and…

  16. Billboard Bits: Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Slipknot, John Cale, Jessi Colter Slipknot's nine members will appear as unlockable characters in the upcoming video game "Infected," which will be released next month for PSP by Majesco Entertainment. The group has also contributed the tracks "Eyeless," "…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Righteous Brothers' Bobby Hatfield, Clay Aiken, commercial singles and coincidental birthdays with readers. ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN Hi Fred, My husband woke me up as he was getting ready for work this morning to tell me Bobby Hatfield had died. What a great loss…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  20. Billboard Bits: Eat The Day, McClinton, 'Harry Potter'

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Eat The Day's search for a singer, Delbert McClinton's ninth annual music cruise, and the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." Ex-Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is making progress on his new group Eat The Day's…

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