1. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth's 'Wicked' Reunion in the Top 40

    October 06, 2016 2:26 AM EDT On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Oct. 15), Shawn Mendes notched his second No. 1 as his new effort Illuminate bowed in the top slot. The set earned 145,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 29, according to Nielsen Music (of which, 121,000 were in traditional…

  2. 25 Essential Rock Albums Turning 25 in 2016

    March 16, 2016 2:07 PM EDT The year 1991 was a tumultuous one in the geopolitical world. It saw the end of the Cold War as the Soviet Union broke up into 15 sovereign countries, the continuation of the controversial Gulf War… and much, much more. Out of the global conflict and uncertain nature of the early '90s…

  3. Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A Nominated for 2016 Rock Hall of Fame

    October 08, 2015 2:33 AM EDT Janet Jackson , Chic , The Smiths , Nine Inch Nails   and N.W.A are among the 15 finalists on this year's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers have announced.  Others to make the nominated class for the 2016 Rock Hall are The Cars , Chicago , Deep Purple , Cheap Trick ,…

  4. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 2015 edition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  5. Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bill Withers, Seymour Stein Hit Rock Hall's Weekend Festivities

    April 18, 2015 2:05 AM EDT Among the pre-induction happenings: a ceremony for Ringo Starr's 1975 jumpsuit, Alice Cooper and Darlene Love make their red carpet entrance and Ray Parker, Jr. jams on "Ghostbusters." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction festivities got under way in earnest on Friday, the…

  6. Father of 'Austin City Limits' Bill Arhos Dies

    April 14, 2015 11:54 AM EDT Arhos played a key role in the development of the musical institution, and served as executive producer of the show for 25 years. The father of Austin City Limits, Bill Arhos , passed away on April 11 in Austin, Texas. He was 80. Arhos worked for nearly 40 years as an executive at the Austin…

  7. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Rock Hall'…

  8. Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan & More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    December 16, 2014 2:00 AM EST The punk trio Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining acts such as Nirvana , R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble , Bill Withers , the Paul Butterfield Blues…

  9. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Austin City Limits Hall Inductees

    March 31, 2014 7:52 PM EDT Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan are among the inaugural inductees to the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. As the TV concert series of the same name celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014, it's creating the hall of fame to honor people who made significant contributions to the…

  10. Musicians Hall of Fame Induct Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton & Others

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman from The Guess Who…

  11. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall…

  12. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Charles , Georgia; and, the Beach Boys ,…

  13. Bob Seger Mulls Fall Tour, Retiring from the Road

    May 26, 2011 3:14 PM EDT As his tour enters its final weekend, Bob Seger is talking about returning in the fall -- and also about retiring for good. Because "there are so many places we didn't play" on the current 27-date run that began March 26 in Toledo, Seger tells Billboard.com that another tour…

  14. Bob Seger Readies North American Tour, Talks New Album

    March 24, 2011 12:00 AM EDT With a two-month tour set to launch Mar. 26 in Toledo, Bob Seger has "stopped dead" on recording his first all-new album since 2006's "Face the Promise." But he's excited with what he has so far. "There isn't a song on it quite like anything I've…

  15. May 11, 2009

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Drummer John Rutsey, formerly of Rush, dies from a diabetes-related heart attack in his sleep at the age of 55. 2006 – Guitarist Dave Baksh announces he is leaving Sum 41 to pursue his career with his second band, Brown Brigade. 2004 – R&B artist John Whitehead of McFadden &…

  16. Arc Angels Fly Again

    March 03, 2009 11:49 AM EST Arc Angels, the Austin, Texas-based all-star group formed in the wake of Stevie Ray Vaughn's death, are ready to take full flight again. After playing together periodically during the past seven years, the band plans to release a DVD this year, tour extensively -- including two…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against and... 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album …

  18. Know It All's

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Don't give up hope, some people change." While those lyrics come from Montgomery Gentry's 2006 top country 10 single, "Some People Change," they could easily apply to the way in which the veteran duo "Don't give up hope, some people change." While…

  19. Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this in-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend the Willie bio to get. Veteran Texas scribe Joe Nick Patoski (coauthor, "Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire," 1993), well-equipped…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead…

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