1. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Apologizes for Death Hoax

    February 26, 2015 1:00 PM EST Despite Twitter rumblings, three-time Rock & Roll Jeopardy! champion/ Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath is very much alive. He addressed recent rumors of his death via Twitter and, as many suspected, it was all a big hoax. Final word on the death hoax thing, I knew nothing about it and found…

  2. Mark McGrath to Host AXS TV Grammy Special

    January 08, 2015 7:56 PM EST AXS will air its second annual Grammys prediction special on Feb. 3 with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray as host. Grammys 2015: See Billboard's Coverage Fans will be able to participate in the predictions through a poll conducted by CivicScience in partnership with Billboard . Hip-hop…

  3. Inside Grammy U Competition Winner Kirkland Lynch's Incredible Day at the Capitol Records Tower

    October 22, 2014 1:59 PM EDT After winning Grammy U's music business plan competition, Kirkland Lynch found himself in Los Angeles, getting picked up by the chairman of Capitol Records. October 9, 2014 marked the best day of my life thus far. That was the day that Grammy U introduced me to Steve Barnett , CEO of…

  4. 20 Best High School Music Videos

    September 03, 2014 3:45 PM EDT If high school had existed in Shakespeare’s day, he’d have set every battle on a football field, each stolen kiss under the bleachers. That’s because when it comes to drama, neither rotten Denmark nor fair Verona holds a candle to the modern American high school. While the Bard missed out on…

  5. Uncle Kracker's 'Endlessly': Exclusive Song Premiere (Listen)

    July 21, 2014 11:50 AM EDT The major label world is beckoning to Uncle Kracker again. The former Kid Rock hype man and Top 10 hitmaker ("Follow Me," "Drift Away," "Smile," "When the Sun Goes Down" with Kenny Chesney) has signed a new deal with Lava/Republic Records,…

  6. Tony Awards: Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Nominations

    April 29, 2014 9:16 AM EDT There were a few surprises at the Tony Award nominations announcement on Tuesday morning at the Paramount Hotel in New York City—and not just among the nominees. Just as Jonathan Groff (Frozen, Looking) and Lucy Liu (Elementary) started to announce this year’s list, Hugh Jackman burst onto…

  7. Former Bandmates Suing Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath

    October 22, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Two former members of Sugar Ray are suing Mark McGrath, accusing the band's frontman of a "series of self-serving and vindictive actions." Murphy Karges and Stan Frazier, former bassist and drummer, respectively, for the alt-rock band, sued McGrath and Sugar Ray guitarist…

  8. Paramore to Launch Parahoy! Cruise Festival With Tegan and Sara

    August 22, 2013 5:56 PM EDT Paramore is the latest rock band headlining its very own cruise ship festival. Today, Hayley Williams and company confirmed they will be setting out to sea on the Parahoy! cruise, a partnership with the cruise brand Sixthman, from March 7 to 11, 2014. Paramore, Tegan and Sara, and a slew of…

  9. Mark McGrath Talks Summerland Tour Split, New Sugar Ray & 'Idol' Judges Table

    June 27, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Singer says Sugar Ray's next album will likely be posted for free on its web site. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath says there's no hard feelings between him and Everclear's Art Alexakis after the two Summerland Tour co-founders parted ways for the coming season. "I thought…

  10. The Doors Light Up Sunset With Linda Perry, Dead Sara + More

    August 17, 2012 2:30 PM EDT All-Star Tribute Caps 'The Doors Day' in West Hollywood ... Billboard Chats With John Densmore, Marilyn Manson, Billy Morrison The city of West Hollywood declared August 16, 2012 to be "The Doors Day" in a celebration that honored Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at the…

  11. Meat Loaf Calls New Album 'The Most Honest Record I've Ever Done'

    January 23, 2012 5:45 PM EST Meat Loaf says his upcoming new album, "Hell in a Handbasket," is "the most honest record I've ever done." It's also one of the quickest, coming less than two years after "Hang Cool Teddy Bear" in the U.S. after being released in Australia during…

  12. Free L.A. Dreamseekers Tix: Shinobi Ninja, Gentlemen Hall & Mark McGrath

    September 19, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Billboard has teamed up with Chevy to kick off Dreamseekers , a concert series showcasing the best and most promising bands in music today. The third event comes to Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on Oct. 12, following the debut event at Chicago's Reggies on Sept. 14 and the Dallas gig at…

  13. Gentlemen Hall Wins Billboard's Battle of the Bands Contest

    May 19, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page Gentlemen Hall Wins Billboard's Battle of the Bands Contest Gentlemen Hall drove to Billboard & Chevy's Battle of the Bands live showdown at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday (May 18) knowing they were up against tough…

  14. Billboard Battle of the Bands 2011 Main Page

    April 12, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page Watch The Whole Battle of the Bands Concert Congratulations to our winner, Gentlemen Hall! Gentlemen Hall drove to Billboard & Chevy's Battle of the Bands live showdown at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday (May 18) knowing they…

  15. Lil Jon, Meat Loaf Sell Pizzas in New York

    October 19, 2010 6:25 PM EDT M eat Loaf , Lil Jon , Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and John Rich of country duo Big & Rich were among the celebrities selling pies at Famiglia's Pizza in downtown New York on Tuesday (Oct. 19). The stunt, which attracted a growing crowd of onlookers throughout the day, was part of a…

  16. Sugar Ray, "Music For Cougars"

    August 11, 2009 1:21 PM EDT It's taken six years for feel-good Southern California rock band Sugar Ray to reconvene for its six full-length release, "Music For Cougars." And, as expected, the band continues to write songs with sublime melodies and tropical grooves. Full of simplistic and cheery lyrics…

  17. Video Q&A: Sugar Ray Courts Cougars

    July 22, 2009 5:52 PM EDT Mark McGrath, lead singer of Sugar Ray and former host of celebrity news show "Extra," has often employed an old political tactic in his career: set expectations low so success seems all the sweeter. The self-deprecating attitude served him and his band well - he joked about his…

  18. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 2:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, California and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of new material in more than six years when …

  19. March 15, 2009

    March 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Bob Seger, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Prince, the Dells, Traffic and ZZ Top are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 1999 – Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney and the Staple Singers are inducted into the Rock …

  20. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

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