1. First Look: New Grammy Museum Lays Down Roots in Mississippi

    March 04, 2016 5:06 PM EST The $20 million project opens its doors on March 5 with a Beatles exhibition. Cleveland, Ohio, has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now Cleveland, Miss. -- two hours from Memphis and Jackson -- has the Grammy Museum Mississippi. Owned and operated by the Cleveland Music Foundation and curated…

  2. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your…

  3. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Toscano reveals that…

  4. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will have a significant role in at least two of…

  5. Pinetop Perkins, Legendary Bluesman, Dies At 97

    March 21, 2011 9:00 PM EDT P inetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and paramedics could not revive him, said Hugh…

  6. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 8:30 AM EDT One of Phil Spector 's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour interview conducted for the BBC before the music…

  7. 'Chapel of Love' Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 10:36 AM EDT Songwriter Ellie Greenwich , who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. The Brooklyn-born writer joined forces with…

  8. Nov 26th 2008

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 – Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "Siempre En Domingo" and champion of countless artists, dies of natural causes in his home in Mexico City. He is…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of…

  11. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac…

  13. Phil Spector Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'n'roll with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday. Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: The Black Keys & Danger Mouse

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums, relying on little more than Dan Auerbach's deep, bluesy vocals and searing guitar licks atop Patrick Carney's thunde The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums…

  15. Plan Of 'Attack'

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums, relying on little more than Dan Auerbach's deep, bluesy vocals and searing guitar licks atop Patrick Carney's thunde The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums…

  16. Black Keys Open To Working With Rod Stewart

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart, take heed: when you told Rolling Stone during a recent Grammy party that you wanted to record a blues album backed by the Black Keys, the Black Keys were listening. Rod Stewart, take heed: when you told Rolling Stone during a recent Grammy party that you wanted to record a blues…

  17. Coroner: Turner Died Of Cocaine Overdose

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said. Rock'n'roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the…

  19. Young Opens New York Run After Lengthy Delay

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Undeterred by a fire department investigation and a subsequent nearly 90-minute delay, Neil Young opened a six-night run Wednesday (Dec. 12) at New York's United Palace Theatre with a stellar performa Undeterred by a fire department investigation and a subsequent nearly 90-minute delay,…

  20. 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…

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