1. Neil Diamond Prepping New Material: 'The Songs Are Just Coming'

    December 07, 2011 3:00 PM EST After celebrating his past with an assortment of honors and the new retrospective "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," some new music awaits Diamond on the other side of a greatest hits tour slated for next summer. Diamond tells Billboard.com that "…

  2. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker

    December 01, 2011 7:46 PM EST The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival announced this morning that Bruce Springsteen will be keynote speaker for next year's event. The keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas, the hub of SXSW Music events. …

  3. Soul Train Awards Adds New Roster of Performers

    November 01, 2011 9:20 AM EDT The 2011 Soul Train Awards will have more surprises in store. The awards show, being taped on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, will treat its audience and viewers to tribute performances to celebrate the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind & Fire and…

  4. Report: Chris Brown Missed Michael Jackson Tribute For Tour Dates, Not UK Ban

    October 10, 2011 8:31 PM EDT Chris Brown was not among the artists who paid tribute to Michael Jackson in Wales over the weekend, but the singer's rep reportedly claims it was a tour date conflict--not a UK ban over his past criminal record--that kept him from joining the show. "His previously booked domestic F…

  5. Michael Jackson Tribute 10,000 Short of a Sell-Out

    October 07, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Organizers of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute event in Cardiff, Wales announced they've sold 40,000 tickets ahead of the Millennium Stadium concert, short of a sellout. "I'm excited about tomorrow's event, especially with ticket sales going so well," said…

  6. Black Eyed Peas Pull Out of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    October 06, 2011 7:02 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this week's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Organizers say the band, whose hits include "I Gotta Feeling," has withdrawn due to "unavoidable circumstances." Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Leona…

  7. Marv Tarplin, Miracles Guitarist, Dies at 70

    October 05, 2011 9:55 AM EDT Marv Tarplin, the guitarist whose riffs and melodies helped frame the sound of one of Motown's biggest acts, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday (Sept. 30) at home in Las Vegas. He was 70. A cause of death has not been determined, a rep for the Miracles said . Tarplin…

  8. Black Eyed Peas to Play at Michael Jackson Tribute

    September 23, 2011 3:30 PM EDT The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next month's Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. They'll join Christina Aguilera , Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green at the "Michael Forever" show. Frontman Will.i.am -- who worked with Jackson before the pop star's death in…

  9. Exclusive: Daryl Hall's Web Show Coming to Broadcast TV

    September 20, 2011 6:10 PM EDT After nearly four years as an Internet sensation, Daryl Hall's "Live From Daryl's House" is coming to broadcast TV. The award-winning music and conversation program, debuts in 95 markets on Sept. 24 with back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the…

  10. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Has a Host: Jamie Foxx

    September 12, 2011 5:42 PM EDT Jamie Foxx has been named to host the Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for October in Wales. Foxx's spokesman said Monday that the Oscar-winning star of "Ray" would host "Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert." It is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales. Fans…

  11. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Slashed Ticket Prices Spark Fan Concern

    September 09, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Michael Jackson fans are up in arms over slashed ticket prices for a tribute concert already marred by controversy. Planned for October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, "Michael Forever" was organized by Global Live Events in an effort to pay tribute to the late singer of "Billie Jean,…

  12. Janet Jackson Not Attending Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 29, 2011 3:51 PM EDT Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death. The singer's one-sentence statement to The Associated Press does not criticize…

  13. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Organizers, Fans & Family Butt Heads

    August 26, 2011 8:30 PM EDT As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribute. Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert , set…

  14. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 12:30 PM EDT A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs said that the event, which will include…

  15. Beyonce To Perform at Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Via Satellite: Report

    August 22, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Beyoncé will perform via satellite at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert, being held in Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8, according to TMZ . Beyoncé Owns NYC in '4' Concert Debut According to the Facebook page of ' Michael…

  16. KISS Removed from Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Lineup

    August 16, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Organizers of a Michael Jackson tribute concert dropped Kiss from the lineup after receiving widespread criticism for booking the band despite critical comments toward the late pop singer by bassist Gene Simmons. The announcement Tuesday came a day after Global Live Events announced Kiss…

  17. Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

    August 11, 2011 4:10 PM EDT Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will pay their respects to the king of pop with performances at the October Michael Jackson tribute concert. Promoters for Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert confirm to CNN that two of the four The Voice coaches are slated to perform, along with Leona…

  18. Smokey Robinson Tapped for ELLA Award: 'I'm Very Honored By This'

    August 09, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Smokey Robinson first met Ella Fitzgerald some 50 years ago and calls her "my mom, just such a wonderful lady. I loved her so much, and she was always so sweet to me." Now he's getting an award named in Fitzgerald's honor. The Motown legend will be the recipient of the…

  19. 13 Cool Music Docs For 2011

    June 09, 2011 1:11 PM EDT Beyond the world of biopics is the land of music-centric documentaries, many of which are limited to film festival play before a DVD release. Several musical documentaries have already screened in theaters with more to come this summer. Here's a look at significant documentaries in the…

  20. Wilson Phillips Gets New Boost from 'Bridesmaids' Movie

    May 22, 2011 8:00 AM EDT W ilson Phillips' "Hold On" is reaching a new audience thanks to the film "Bridesmaids," 21 years after the song hit No. 1. It's one of the key tracks in the movie, whose 13-song Relativity Music Group soundtrack also boasts Blondie's "Rip Her to Shreds…

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