1. Elton John, Lady Gaga To Join Sting At Rainforest Fund Concert

    March 23, 2010 2:40 PM EDT S ting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey will perform together at Carnegie Hall, as part of the bi-annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert on May 13. The event will mark the 21st birthday of the charitable organization founded by Sting and Trudie Styler to help protect and…

  2. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center -- with Big Star co-founders Jody Stephens…

  3. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 5:40 PM EDT The Bee Gees ' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the…

  4. Bee Gees' 50th Anniversary Inspires Two New Collections

    July 16, 2009 6:41 AM EDT The Bee Gees' 50th anniversary will be celebrated with a pair of retrospective packages on Nov. 3 from Reprise. "Mythology" is a four-disc box set curated and produced by surviving Bee Gees Barry and Robin Gibb that will dedicate one disc each to the three brothers in the group…

  5. Ask Billboard: Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Pink

    June 19, 2009 2:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHERE THE BOYS ARE Hi Gary, This question is not about an artist currently…

  6. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  7. Ex-Beach Boy Jardine Recruits Neil Young, Steve Miller For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 11:44 AM EDT Former Beach Boy Al Jardine recruited an impressive group of all-star friends to be part of his new solo album, which he plans to release in early summer. Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, Stephen Stills, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Glen Campbell all guest on "Post Card…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of…

  9. 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…

  10. Chart Beat

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from David Cook, Donna Summer, Jody Watley and more! 'TIME' IS ON HIS SIDE: The longest run of No. 1s by solo females in the history of the Adult Contemporary chart is over. After a 36-week reign by Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" (19 weeks),…

  11. Young Jeezy Nets Second Album Chart-Topper

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The Recession" starts at No. 1 this week. The Def Jam set moved 260,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Young Jeezy claims his second chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "The…

  12. Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson returns to Capitol Records for the release this week of his next album, "That Lucky Old Sun." After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson returns to…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy returns with a fresh batch of street rap on "The Recession," New Kids On The Block step up to the mic for the first time in 14 years, Underoath makes a hard rock racket and Brian Wilson sa Christian rock veteran Chris Tomlin's "Hello Love" (EMI…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet Atkins to Cyndi Lauper, dies in Nashville of cancer. He is 53. A native of Texas, Schnaufer lifted dulcimer play 2006 - David Schnaufer, who brought dulcimer to recordings of artists ranging from Chet…

  15. Golden Smog Best-Of Boasts Unreleased Cover

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A previously unreleased cover of Brian Wilson's "Love and Mercy" and an early version of "Until You Came Along" will be found on Rhino's upcoming Golden Smog collection "Stay Golden," due Sept. 23. A previously unreleased cover of Brian Wilson's …

  16. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness. He is 57 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, dies in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade…

  19. Brian Wilson Returns To Capitol For New Album

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson has returned to Capitol Records for the release of his next album, "That Lucky Old Sun." The set is due Sept. 2. After issuing his recent work on Rhino and Nonesuch, Beach Boys principal Brian…

  20. DMB Joins Cancer Benefit Concert Series

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept. 10 as part of the inaugural Stand Up For A Cure concert series, designed to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer r The Dave Matthews Band will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on Sept.…

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