1. Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM'

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wilson, who's acted in nearly 30 films…

  2. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot

    February 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as well as Don Schlitz and the musical-writing duo Harvey…

  3. Ailing Glen Campbell Shines in London, Flaws and All

    October 24, 2011 6:05 PM EDT Glen Campbell strode onto the Royal Festival Hall stage and launched confidently into one of his many signature hits, "Gentle On My Mind." It was an apt greeting. The 75-year-old had flagged this farewell tour by letting it be known that he was diagnosed at the end of last year with…

  4. Drake to be Honored at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

    March 24, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Drake will be presented with the Hal David Starlight Award at the 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thurs., June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. "Drake shines as a talented songwriter with a unique vision," commented Songwriters Hall of Fame…

  5. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Lee Brice, Judy Collins

    July 08, 2010 5:45 PM EDT PARTY IN THE U.S.A.: Before the release of "California Gurls," Katy Perry revealed her inspiration for co-writing the song: "It's so great that ( Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ') 'Empire State of Mind' is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but ... what…

  6. Billboard Bits: Black Keys, Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Jagged Edge and more

    May 18, 2010 7:09 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. The Black Keys are a duo no longer, at least when it comes to the band's fiery live performances. The band debuted its new lineup as a four piece during live taping for AOL this afternoon (May 18).…

  7. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the…

  8. Espers' Baird Goes Solo with 'Companion'

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia psych-folk act Espers' Meg Baird will release her first solo record, "Dear Companion," May 22 via Drag City. The 10-song set was recorded in the fall of 2005 by Espers principle Greg Week Philadelphia psych-folk act Espers' Meg Baird will release her first…

  9. Brian Wilson Concocts Christmas Vision

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal holiday music. Revisiting territory he first covered with the Beach Boys more than four decades ago, Brian Wilson is planning a solo album of seasonal…

  10. Native Stars To Honor Okla. City Bombing Victims

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an April 22 event to honor those affected by the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To Country stars Toby Keith and Vince Gill will lead a bill of native Oklahomans at an…

  11. Songs About Me

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing presence, showcases more of the style and confidence that has made him one of country's more enduring stars. On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing…

  12. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  13. All the Best

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galv A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying the week that the 2003 chart year will…

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Richard Harris, the Bee Gees, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper, and more. THE LATE RICHARD HARRIS Hello again Fred. No obituary I have read so far of Richard Harris has focused on what to me is his greatest accomplishment -- his No. 2 recording of …

  16. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and…

  17. Maroon

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The debut full-length from the Webb Brothers—Justin and Christiaan, the sons of singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb ("Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park")—is a smart collection of California-sty The debut full-length from the Webb Brothers—Justin and Christiaan, the sons of singer…

  18. Doves Take Flight For North American Trek

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb Brothers, will join forces for a 20-date North American tour this summer. The jaunt, which kicks off June 10 in Two of the most highly touted acts to come out of the U.K. last year, Doves and the Webb…

  19. Judy Collins Celebrates 40 Years Of Music

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Major career milestones are often celebrated with a special event. Yet Judy Collins is choosing to approach the 40th anniversary of her recording debut this year the same way she has lived her life -- Major career milestones are often celebrated with a special event. Yet Judy Collins is…

  20. Stars Honor Brian Wilson In New York

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California last night (March 29), as TNT taped of the fifth installment in its Masters Series, An All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson. New York's Radio City Music Hall was filled with the sounds of sunny California…

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