1. Bob Dylan's Most Prolific Period Revisited (Again) in 'Bootleg Series Volume 12': Album Review

    November 06, 2015 7:30 PM EST With  Bob Dylan ’s longstanding bootleg series and its elongated  contextualization  of his universally lauded craft, the scholarly reconsideration of archival recordings has become something of a cottage industry for our most famous bard, as well it should. The latest edition of the…

  2. The Rolling Stones That Chased the Beatles Get a Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Steve Earle Talks March 13th Concert, Where He'll Play the First Song He Ever Learned on Guitar The last time Steve Earle performed at a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, he was standing 30 feet away from the man he was honoring. "I opened the show, playing 'Nebraska' with…

  3. Rumer Preps 'Boys' Covers Album, 2013 Sophomore Release

    February 09, 2012 1:45 PM EST Even as her debut album, "Seasons of My Soul," starts to gain traction in the U.S., British singer Rumer is looking ahead not one but two albums into her future. Next up, Rumer (real name Sarah Joyce) tells Billboard.com is a covers set called "Boys Don't Cry" that…

  4. Ask Billboard: Small Screen, Big Hits

    September 24, 2010 6:25 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 [email protected] . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. SMALL SCREEN, BIG…

  5. Springsteen Joins Lagy Gaga, Elton John At Rainforest Benefit

    May 14, 2010 12:10 PM EDT B ruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at Carnegie Hall last night, joining Sting , Elton John , Lady Gaga and other musicians and celebrities for a spirited concert to raise nearly $3 million for the Rainforest Fund. Springsteen performed "Dancing In the Dark" and a cover of…

  6. May 2, 2009

    May 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cream reunites for four shows in London’s Royal Albert Hall. 2001 – Jazz drummer Billy Higgins dies in L.A. of liver failure. He is 65. 1998 – Former X-Japan lead guitarist Hide dies in Tokyo in an apparent suicide. He is 33. 1986 – Country musician Dolly Parton opens Dollywood in…

  7. 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…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2006 - Rapper Lumumba Carson aka Professor X dies in New York at the age of 49. 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known as the "Father of Chicano Music," dies in Palm Springs,…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2005 - Prolific singer/songwriter/guitarist Lalo Guerrero, known…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  15. Hot Product

    April 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Expanded reissues of the Cure albums "Faith," "Pornography" and "Seventeen Seconds" (Rhino). A collaboration between DJ Spooky and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, "Drums of Death" …

  16. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94. 2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

  18. Mase Comes Back With New Label

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "There's no variety in hip-hop right now. You needed me to come back." So declares prodigal rapper Mase. Five years have passed since Mason Betha decided to devote himself to God and take a hiatus from hip-hop. He officially re…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a quarter-century after its release as a double…

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