1. Andy Summers Recalls Doing Mushrooms With John Belushi in Police Documentary: Exclusive Clip

    June 11, 2015 3:58 PM EDT Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police -- a documentary based on Andy Summers' memoir One Train Later --  premieres on Vimeo on Friday. Among the recollections from  The Police 's heyday is a story that almost seems too good to be true: It's the tale of a time…

  2. Barenaked Ladies' 'Animal House' Musical will Go 'Places You Never Expected'

    July 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT There will likely be togas and food fights and strange initiation rites, but the stage adaptation of "Animal House," with music by Barenaked Ladies , will not be a rote recasting of the hit 1978 film. "We got a call from the producers of the show, and they said, 'We like…

  3. Slash, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip'

    March 12, 2012 11:30 PM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closing, Ozzy Osbourne rambles on about Tower'…

  4. Ask Billboard: Ke$ha, Band-Aid, Eddie Murphy

    December 17, 2010 4:05 PM EST 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. SHOCK AND AWARDS…

  5. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 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. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  6. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as…

  7. TV On The Radio: Before There Was 'Glee' ...

    April 27, 2010 2:35 PM EDT As far as we know, the only class taught at William McKinley High School is Spanish. Between show choir, cheerleading and football practice (and the occasional slushie in the face), there's not much time for other subjects. A quick history lesson, then, as the success of the "Glee…

  8. Chart Beat: Taylor Swift, 'Saturday Night Live,' A Song By Any Other Name...

    January 05, 2009 3:47 PM EST TAYLOR, TWICE: Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (Big Machine) leads Top Country Albums for the seventh consecutive week. The country singer's sophomore album debuted at No. 1 the week of Nov. 29, 2008 and hasn't budged since. It's the longest uninterrupted reign since…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate,…

  11. ONE TRAIN LATER: A Memoir

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Engaging memoir by the guitarist for megaselling rock band The Police. Summers's account of his eventful career as a journeyman musician focuses squarely on his devotion to music and the process of mastering his…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. He is 79. Albam's career spanned decades in which he worked with such jaz 2003 - Radiohead makes it a hat-trick of wins when it wins the "best…

  14. The Dead's Winterland Finale Comes To DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978, it first played host to one final concert by the Grateful Dead. Twenty-five years later, the show will be released Before San Francisco's legendary venue Winterland closed its doors on Dec. 31, 1978…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. He is 79. Albam's career spanned decades in which he worked with such jaz 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of…