1. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

  2. Gucci Mane Headed Back to Jail on Battery Charge

    September 13, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Authorities in suburban Atlanta say rapper Gucci Mane will serve six months in jail after pleading guilty to battery and other charges. DeKalb County Solicitor-General Sherry Boston said Tuesday that Mane, whose real name is Radric Delantic Davis, pleaded guilty to two counts of battery, two…

  3. Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium: 'Derek Jeter's Got More Hits Than Me'

    July 18, 2011 2:50 PM EDT If you're one of the millions of Beatles devotees who have shelled out hundreds to see a Paul McCartney concert in the past several years, you've certainly heard all of Sir Paul's stories - from tales of Hendrix playing "Sgt. Pepper's," to impersonations of a Fab…

  4. Casey Abrams Denies Dating Fellow 'Idol' Singer Haley Reinhart

    April 29, 2011 2:45 PM EDT "American Idol" lost one of its most unique voices during the elimination episode last night (Apr. 28), as Casey Abrams received the least votes and was sent packing. After the judges used their only save of the season on the growl-happy jazz musician five weeks earlier, Abrams bid…

  5. 'American Idol' Top 24 Reveal Kicks Off After Mixed Beatles Auditions

    February 24, 2011 9:31 AM EST The season 10 contenders still standing all boarded a bus bound for Vegas on Wednesday night's episode. Their first stop: Cirque Du Soleil's Love stage, where all 61 hopefuls were tested on their Beatles prowess (many failed), and later, a "spectacular hangar" (Seacrest…

  6. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot shy of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, remain…

  7. Margaret Whiting, Iconic Standards Singer, Dies at 86

    January 12, 2011 2:56 PM EST M argaret Whiting , a longtime singer of jazz, pop and country standards perhaps best known for her duet, "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Johnny Mercer , died of natural causes Monday (Jan. 10) in Englewood, N.J, her daughter confirmed to the New York Times . She was 86. Born…

  8. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, British pop outfit JLS scored their fourth U.K…

  9. A Look at Early Beatles Rankings on iTunes

    November 17, 2010 5:15 PM EST As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles? The thought is that since the Beatles have historically had such strong album sales,…

  10. Q&A: Paul McCartney on Playing the White House

    July 26, 2010 4:17 PM EDT Perhaps only Paul McCartney could call a performance at the White House a little club gig. In June, McCartney was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an honor bestowed by the Library of Congress. Accepting it, McCartney performed in the East Room of the White House for President…

  11. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel, Ponders Band's Future

    July 20, 2010 2:50 PM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's music we all really love to play, and we love…

  12. Michael Lynche Saved by 'American Idol' Judges in Shocking Results Show

    April 07, 2010 10:32 PM EDT Michael Lynche will live to sing on "American Idol" another week, thanks to Wednesday night's (Apr. 7) surprising results show that saw the 26-year-old New York native -- and one of the presumed favorites of the season -- saved from near-elimination. "This is unanimous,…

  13. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  14. Paul McCartney To Release Live CD/DVD Of CitiField Shows

    September 30, 2009 2:45 PM EDT Paul McCartney 's three-night concert stand at New York's CitiField stadium in July -- during which the rock legend delved into his Beatles , Wings and solo catalogs and brought Billy Joel to the stage -- is coming to CD and DVD. On Nov. 17, McCartney will release "Good Evening…

  15. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  16. Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake In The Works

    August 20, 2009 12:57 PM EDT Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of "Yellow Submarine" for Disney. "Submarine" was a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles . It was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Disney had no comment on the dealmaking, which is…

  17. The Fiery Furnances, "I'm Going Away"

    August 11, 2009 2:17 PM EDT Quirky Brooklyn-based indie rock act The Fiery Furnaces has mellowed in recent years. On "I'm Going Away," the eighth release from the brother-and-sister duo of Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger , the pair moves away from its usual experimentation and focuses more on a sound…

  18. McCartney, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 1:41 PM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ultimate showman, Macca played a thrilling 2…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  20. McCartney Plays For Thousands At Free Quebec Show

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration. Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a…

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