1. Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper, Lou Reed & More, Dies at 71

    July 30, 2014 4:50 PM EDT 'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says. Dick Wagner, the guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who worked with Alice Cooper , Lou Reed , Kiss and Aerosmith , among others, died Wednesday (July 30) at the age of 71 in Phoenix. Wagner, who was…

  2. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Kicks Off in Wales

    October 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of his doctor. On a stage…

  3. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and working "happy birthday" into the lyrics…

  4. Ask Billboard: A Lot To 'Like' About Far*East Movement

    October 22, 2010 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. A LOT TO '…

  5. Pearl Jam: 'Back' To The Future

    July 31, 2009 1:08 PM EDT "Super poppy." "Just plain fun." "Surprisingly optimistic." "Catchy as hell." These are not adjectives often used to describe Pearl Jam , the 30 million-selling purveyor of angst-ridden guitar rock now approaching its 19th year of existence. And yet…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the Beastie 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Blues drummer S.P. Leary dies at the age of 67 of complications from cancer. During his half-century-long career, the Texas-born musician supported such performers as T-Bone Walker, Mudd 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles'…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>On what would have been Beatles frontman John Lennon's 60th birthday, the John Lennon Museum opens to the public. Braving heavy rains, about 1,200 people line up around the museum, locat 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los Angeles' Hollywood Blvd. for a free performance that is broadcast live on ABC's premiere of "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." 2003 - U.K. modern rock act Coldplay closes down a section of Los…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from nearby Dee Why dies from a heart attack after being caught in the surge of the 55,000-strong crowd as Limp Bizkit take 2001 - During the Big Day Out tour stop in Sydney, a 15-year-old girl from…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby make unannounced appearances in New York, at the second of two anti-violence benefit concerts organized by the B 2001 - U2 frontman Bono, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, and electronica maven Moby…

  17. Peters Plans Slate Of U.S. Alarm 2001 Shows

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former Alarm singer/guitarist Mike Peters will launch a brief U.S. club tour next month under the moniker Alarm 2001, as the precursor to some more extensive plans. The run will kick off April 5 in We Former Alarm singer/guitarist Mike Peters will launch a brief U.S. club tour next month…