1. Pink's 'Just Like Fire' Lights Up Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    April 15, 2016 1:42 PM EDT Pink blazes a trail to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart with "Just Like Fire," her new single from the soundtrack of the forthcoming Disney film Alice Through the Looking Glass . Pink Shares Original Song 'Just Like Fire' for 'Alice…

  2. Grace Slick to Paul Kantner: 'Rest in Peace My Friend'

    January 29, 2016 3:21 AM EST A heartbroken Grace Slick has said goodbye to her Jefferson Airplane bandmate Paul Kantner . Slick, the band’s iconic singer, updated her Facebook cover photo with a picture of a young Kantner, before posting a brief statement: "Rest in peace my friend. Love Grace." Rest in…

  3. Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder & Guitarist, Dies at 74

    January 28, 2016 7:37 PM EST Jefferson Airplane   guitarist, vocalist and founding member Paul Kantner has died. He was 74.  Kantner passed away on Thursday (Jan. 28) of multiple organ failure, following a heart attack earlier in the week.  From 1965-1972, Jefferson Airplane was a pioneer in the Bay Area counterculture…

  4. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Joey Covington Dies in Car Crash

    June 06, 2013 6:32 AM EDT Drummer Joey Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72 and later in the offshoot band Hot Tuna, died in a car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday. He was 67 years old. His death was confirmed by a post on Jefferson Starship’s Facebook page Wednesday that simply read, “Rest in…

  5. Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies

    September 04, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rock group Starship , died of a heart attack after a concert in Norfolk, Neb., his road manager said. He was 46. Road manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night. "We had just finished the show. We were…

  6. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued Over Uncleared 'Throne' Sample

    October 18, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Syl Johnson , a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, "Watch the Throne." In a complaint filed…

  7. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," featuring Bruno Mars , Eminem joins an…

  8. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Grace…

  9. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog For Downloads

    September 29, 2009 6:12 PM EDT The once controversial Wolfgang's Vault , which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,000 titles from 919…

  10. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck Team Up For 'IRM'

    September 08, 2009 11:15 AM EDT French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with singer/songwriter Beck for her third album, "IRM," which is due in January 2010. "IRM" began as a straight-ahead production job for Beck, but eventually took on all other aspects of the recording,…

  11. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, which will be released on Aug. 18. Among the…

  12. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 1975 – André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) of…

  13. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  14. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Thelma Houston. 1966 – Ana Voog …

  15. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  16. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis’ Fine Line Music Cafe…

  17. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for disorderly conduct at a park restroom in…

  18. April 1, 2009

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver. 2005 – Songwriter Jack Keller dies of leukemia in Nashville at the age of 68. 2004 – Guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age of 58. 1992 – Billy Idol pleads no contest…

  19. March 19, 2009

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – R&B singer Luther Ingram dies of heart failure in Belleville, Ill., at the age of 69. 2002 – Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 – Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens,…

  20. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

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