1. Don Felder: 'History of the Eagles' Isn't the Whole Story

    February 21, 2013 4:30 PM EST "I didn't think it was really an accurate documentary," says band's former guitarist Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder says "it was a pleasure and delight" both to be part of and to check out the vintage footage in the two-part "History of the Eagles…

  2. Glenn Miller Trombonist Paul Tanner Dies at 95

    February 07, 2013 7:04 AM EST Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who later gave the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" its eerie hook, has died at 95. His stepson, Douglas Darnell, of Youngstown, Ohio, says Tanner died of pneumonia Tuesday morning at an assisted living center in Carlsbad…

  3. Ask Billboard: Solo Duets, Readers Respond

    February 01, 2013 7:45 PM EST Readers offer more examples of duets that officially aren’t. I.e., songs that sound like duets but, for various label/legal reasons, were credited only to one act. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard…

  4. Lupe Fiasco Performs Anti-Obama Song, Rushed Off Stage at Inaugural Event: Video

    January 21, 2013 9:30 AM EST A weekend geared toward celebrating President Barack Obama hit a sour note on Sunday night (Jan. 21), as rapper Lupe Fiasco performed a long song that criticized the president at an unofficial inaugural ball.     The Grammy-nominated rapper from Obama's home city of Chicago, who was the…

  5. Exclusive Eagles Q&A: Glenn Frey and Don Henley Talk 'History' Lessons

    January 20, 2013 10:15 AM EST Band says they'll get back on the road "soon" and incorporate footage from their new documentary, "History of the Eagles, Part One" Glenn Frey offered a novel idea during a Q&A after the premiere of "History of the Eagles, Part One" that would combine…

  6. 'History of the Eagles, Part One' Film Review

    January 20, 2013 2:00 AM EST "It's a compelling and honest story well told, a document of free-wheeling, good times" The first images in the story of the Eagles come from a Maryland concert in 1977. Enthusiastically received versions of "Take It Easy," "One of These Nights" and Joe…

  7. 'History of the Eagles' Films to Dispel Myths About Band

    January 17, 2013 1:40 PM EST "It's a classic rock 'n' roll story," producer says, adding, "it's the Beatles story," referring to a band walking away at the peak of their powers The idea to tell the story of The Eagles came to Irving Azoff at the time they would have been…

  8. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  9. Sandy Benefit Concert Aims for 2 Billion Viewers Worldwide

    December 12, 2012 4:15 PM EST Tonight's (Dec. 12) commercial-free benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York will be seen both around the world and around the World Wide Web. The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric…

  10. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  11. From Alabama to Rihanna, Stars Fight Pandora on Royalties

    November 15, 2012 9:20 AM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Rihanna wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates are set. The two-page letter -- which will run as…

  12. Jason Bonham Fills Dad's Shoes in Led Zeppelin Film: 'Best Gig I Ever Did'

    November 02, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Jason Bonham is hoping the release of Led Zeppelin 's "Celebration Day," which documents the group's 2007 reunion show at London's O2 Arena, will mean good things for his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience -- although he's hesitant to predict it will. …

  13. Fashion Week NYC: Paula Abdul Sees Red at Emerson, Lianne La Havas Rocks DKNY

    September 10, 2012 4:45 PM EDT The children of rock and pop royalty -- Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes -- showed off their style at Zac Posen's NYFW show. As the weekend came to a close, New York Fashion Week continued the trend of dramatic, futuristic collections that had defined runways for the…

  14. The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut

    September 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The Offspring Still Fly at Bethlehem Debut The Offspring It took three decades, but The Offspring finally made it to Bethlehem on Saturday (September 8) to play their first concert in this eastern Pennsylvania town, where the SoCal band peppered a diverse crowd at the…

  15. Judas Priest Hints at New Music for 2013

    August 06, 2012 1:40 PM EDT Rob Halford says "gut feeling tells me we'll see something next year" Judas Priest plans to be screaming again soon -- not necessarily for vengeance, but with some new music to follow up its 2008 concept album "Nostradamus." Frontman Rob Halford tells Billboard.com…

  16. Happy 72nd Birthday, Billboard Charts

    July 27, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Seventy-two years ago today, Billboard published its first chart ranking the sales of recorded songs. In the July 27, 1940, issue, the maiden 10-position "National List of Best Selling Retail Records" paved the way for seven decades - and counting - of Billboard's hallmark…

  17. RHCP's Chad Smith Explores Improvisation, Silly Titles with Side Project

    July 18, 2012 5:50 PM EDT For Chad Smith, the best part of having an all-instrumental band -- in this case, his Bombastic Meatbats -- is coming up with song titles such as "Oops, I Spilled My Beer," "Pig's Feat," "Lobster Legs" and "Into the Floyd." "The songs are just…

  18. The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania

    July 18, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION The B-52's, Squeeze Party In Pennsylvania The B-52's "The future is now," Fred Schneider deadpanned towards the end of the B-52's set at Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Events center on Tuesday night (July 17). And in a blur of multi-hued…

  19. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  20. Glenn Beck Working on Anti-'Glee' Project

    June 15, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Former Fox News host Glenn Beck outed his secret plan to destroy "Glee" on Friday, telling the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington that "the left" won't know what hit them when his conservative version of the "horrifying" high school show…

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