1. Todd Brodginski's Reckoning Signs Art Garfunkel To Worldwide Management Deal

    February 28, 2017 6:11 PM EST Todd Brodginski's Reckoning, a music PR and consultancy agency, has signed Art Garfunkel to a worldwide management deal. Brodginski has worked with Garfunkel for more than 20 years and says the former Simon & Garfunkel singer will tour U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan this year. …

  2. Paul Simon on the 'Trial and Error' of Making New Album 'Stranger to Stranger,' Donald Trump and America's 'Addiction' to Anger

    June 23, 2016 12:33 PM EDT Paul Simon has a bit of a cold, and he knows where he caught it: on a plane a couple of days back. "I stepped off that flight, and I said, 'Uh-oh.' " Simon is in the midst of a two-month-long tour in support of his 12th studio album, Stranger to Stranger (Concord), and he…

  3. Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon: He Has Become a 'Monster'

    May 25, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Art Garfunkel is still bitter about the way Simon & Garfunkel split in 1971, describing his erstwhile partner Paul Simon as an "idiot" and a "jerk" for ending the group and lamenting that Simon had become a "monster." In a lengthy and revealing interview…

  4. Art Garfunkel Remembers Mike Nichols: 'He Was the Most Sparkling Man Among Us'

    November 20, 2014 4:23 PM EST Famed director  Mike Nichols died at the age of 83 this week, and friends and colleagues are remembering the famed director.  Mike Nichols, Director of 'The Graduate,' Dies at 83 Art Garfunkel , who appeared in Nichols' films  Catch-22  and  Carnal Knowledge and contributed…

  5. Revisionist History, Part 3: Michael Jackson Gets Revenge on Prince! Year-End Hits of the Past, Re-Analyzed

    October 30, 2014 12:15 PM EDT If you've been following our ongoing look at what happens when Billboard's No. 1 song for each of the Hot 100 's first 46 years is re-figured to reflect Nielsen SoundScan-measured digital song sales since 2004, weighted fairly equally with Nielsen BDS airplay since 2010, you…

  6. Garfunkel & Oates Sets 14-Date U.S. Tour (Exclusive)

    July 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Garfunkel & Oates are hitting the road. The comedy music duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have teamed with Live Nation for a 14-date U.S. trek that kicks off Aug. 22 in Dallas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment are producing the tour. Under…

  7. A History Of Hit Piano Ballads On The Hot 100

    April 10, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Bruno Mars' new Hot 100 leader 'When I Was Your Man' joins Adele's 2011 smash 'Someone Like You' as the only piano-and-vocal-exclusive No. 1s in the chart's 54-year history. Amid a boom of hi-NRG EDM club anthems, stomp-and-clap folk/rock sing-alongs and…

  8. Jake Bugg Tops Mumford, Leona Lewis on U.K. Albums Chart

    October 22, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Singer-songwriter scores No. 1 debut, while Calvin Harris and Florence Welch combine for a "Sweet" single. Rising English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg made a dramatic start to his U.K. album chart career by debuting at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday) with his self-titled Mercury/Universal…

  9. The Beat 10/9: Will PSY Go Topless? Plus New Ellie Goulding, Wallflowers Albums

    October 09, 2012 3:05 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, Oct. 9 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes on Dan Auerbach&…

  10. Art Garfunkel Cancels Tour, Citing Lingering Vocal Problems

    October 05, 2012 2:50 PM EDT Art Garfunkel has scrapped remaining tour dates in support of his new album, "The Singer," because of persistent vocal cord problems, a spokesperson confirmed on Friday. Garfunkel had been scheduled to perform six dates in October throughout the Northeast and Midwest, two more shows…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: tobyMac, Alanis Morissette, Alicia Keys

    September 07, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Twenty-five years into his career, tobyMac adds to his already impressive history with his first Billboard 200 No. 1. "I'm thankful for the fans, because they're loyal," tobyMac says. "I always attribute that to, hopefully, I'm writing songs that are connecting…

  12. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  13. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  14. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  15. Stone Poneys' Kenny Edwards Dead At 64

    August 20, 2010 8:18 AM EDT Kenny Edwards , an original member of the Stone Poneys country-rock band and longtime collaborator with singer-songwriters Linda Ronstadt and Karla Bonoff , has died in California at age 64. A statement on his website says he died Wednesday (Aug. 19). The Los Angeles Times reports Edwards was…

  16. Simon & Garfunkel Cancel Summer Tour

    June 18, 2010 10:23 AM EDT Simon & Garfunkel have postponed their summer tour indefinitely, the duo announced on its official website. Art Garfunkel continues to recover from vocal paresis, a serious condition that affects vocal chords, and while he is expected to make a full recovery, the dates have not been…

  17. Simon And Garfunkel To Perform At Jazz Fest

    January 13, 2010 7:26 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel have been added to the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The singing-songwriting duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will join the previously announced Jazz Fest lineup that includes Pearl Jam , Aretha Franklin , Van Morrison , the Neville…

  18. Springsteen, Wonder Celebrate Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    October 30, 2009 10:45 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors music's most treasured acts, but this time it was the hall's turn to be feted. Bruce Springsteen , Billy Joel , Stevie Wonder and more celebrated the hall's 25th birthday with a concert that included all-star collaborations, spellbinding…

  19. May 6, 2009

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Grant McLennan of Go-Betweens dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 – Pink Floyd reaches the staggering plane of 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts with its 1973 album “Dark Side of the Moon.” 2005 – Audioslave becomes the first U.S. rock act to perform…

  20. Simon And Garfunkel Confirm Reunion Tour

    April 06, 2009 9:13 AM EDT Simon and Garfunkel have crossed their personal bridge over troubled water and will reunite for a rare concert tour, kicking off in New Zealand and Australia. Veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg has confirmed the music industry's worst kept secret with the news that Paul Simon and…

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