1. Cher Musical in Development; New Album, Tour in the Works

    June 26, 2012 12:40 PM EDT A Broadway musical based on the life and music of pop diva Cher is currently in development, said the icon via Twitter . Cher tweeted that it's been a "very slow process" and that producers have "been working on it quite a while now." Cher's publicist Liz…

  2. 'Drift Away' Singer Dobie Gray Dies

    December 07, 2011 11:40 AM EST Soul-pop singer Dobie Gray , who had a top 5 hit in 1973 with the song "Drift Away," has died. The news came on the evening of Dec. 6 via his official website, although no cause of death was listed. He was 71 Born near Houston in 1940 to a family of sharecroppers, Gray, whose real…

  3. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married for two days, pop star Britney Spears,…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson, as she holds thei 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. FROM THE LAND OF THE CRAZY FROG Hi Fred, After taking my regular weekly look at the U.S. movers and shakers on the Billboard Hot 100 I decided to e-mail you to get your honest opinion of our top 40 chart over here in the United Kingdom. This week, for…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  12. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  13. Mary Bono Eyes Top Spot At RIAA

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has tossed her hat in the ring as a potential successor to Hilary Rosen as chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has tossed her hat in the ring as a potential successor to Hilary Rosen as chairman/CEO of the…

  14. Cher's 'Farewell' Tour Beats On

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet t With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  17. Ashanti, Nelly Clean Up At Billboard Awards

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, aired live tonight (Dec. 9) on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ashanti took home eight awards, R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music…

  18. R.E.M./Cher Duet Highlights Bono Tribute

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill highlighted the Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, held last Friday at t An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill…