1. Universal Music Settling Big Class Action Lawsuit Over Digital Royalties

    March 19, 2015 5:51 PM EDT A deal would mean that all the record majors have resolved claims of cheating artists by treating iTunes downloads as "sales" rather than "licenses." An important chapter in the legal history of the music business may be coming to conclusion soon as Universal Music…

  2. Cee Lo Green Adds Religion to 'Imagine,' Fueling Outrage

    January 03, 2012 10:25 AM EST Singer Deletes Apology From Twitter C ee Lo Green rang in the new year with a fresh controversy. The "Forget You" singer fueled outrage after his performance on NBC's Times Square telecast for doing what many John Lennon fans deemed sacrilege: changing the lyrics to the late…

  3. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debut, the self-titled “blue” album. 1991 –…

  4. Cleveland Rocks As Hall Of Fame Festivities Begin

    April 04, 2009 11:02 AM EDT In the throes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mania, Cleveland was loaded with revelry on the night before Saturday's induction ceremony. About 1,200 people turned out Friday night for an official VIP induction pre-party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, including inductees…

  5. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf raved on for six hours with a contingent of…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Voivod…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. 2005 - Voivod…

  8. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pam Tillis joins the Grand Ole Opry. The former Country Music Association female vocalist of the year is inducted by Marty Stuart during the TNN-televised portion of the show. <br clear= 2005 - Lil' Jon is the big winner at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards, held at…

  9. Keller Williams / Sept. 24, 2005 / Tampa Theatre (Tampa, Fla.)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that at its best results in something akin to synchronicity. Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers…

  11. Traffic Drummer Jim Capaldi Dies

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi died today (Jan. 28) after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said. Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi died today (Jan. 28) after a brief fight with stomach cancer, his publicist said. The 60-year-old Capaldi, born in England of Italian…

  12. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  13. Illness Stops Traffic's Fall Reunion Tour

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The reunion tour of seminal U.K. rock act Traffic has been cancelled due to illness suffered by founding member Jim Capaldi. The drummer was diagnosed last week with a…

  14. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…