1. Classic Rock Honours Ceremony Comes to America

    November 05, 2014 2:22 PM EST To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their annual awards show, influential U.K. magazine Classic Rock brought the ceremony, Classic Rock Honours, to Los Angeles. Mixing the elite of both Los Angeles -- Henry Rollins presented the inspiration award to the Doors -- and the U.K. -- Def Leppard…

  2. Rock Against Trafficking Founder Gary Miller Hopes to Launch at the Grammys

    August 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT The founder of the all-star Rock Against Trafficking (R.A.T.) campaign is eyeballing next year's Grammy Week for the organization's public launch, with a variety of activities that include the release of an album featuring Police and Sting covers, a party and perhaps a performance…

  3. Robin Thicke Blurs the Lines Between Art and Life (Analysis)

    July 06, 2014 8:51 PM EDT “Somebody tell me please, tell me please/Why do I have to pay attorney fees?” Marvin Gaye, “Is That Enough?” Is Robin Thicke Going Too Far To Get Paula Patton Back? (Poll) Poets have been singing about love lost since the days of doomed 18th century romantics like Shelley, Keats and Byron,…

  4. Julian Lennon Set to Release First Box Set

    June 20, 2014 10:02 PM EDT Julian Lennon is set to release his first-ever box set with "Everything Changes" (Music from Another Room, Ltd.)," arriving on his mother Cynthia’s birthday, September 10. The four-disc set includes three editions of his recent studio release, "Everything Changes,"…

  5. California Breed's Debut Impacted By Singer Glenn Hughes' Heart Surgery

    May 20, 2014 1:15 PM EDT The Deep Purple alum talks about having heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. "I'm singing about life and death," Hughes says of his new band with drummer Jason Bonham. Watch an exclusive video premiere below California Breed and its self-titled new album and near and dear…

  6. Rock Against Trafficking: Slash, Steven Tyler Cover The Police on Benefit Album

    May 13, 2014 11:35 AM EDT A cadre of rockers has joined forces for a new album to help combat the issue of global child slavery. Coming as the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is threatening to sell nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls into slavery, "Set Them Free" features songs by the Police and…

  7. Lou Reed Tribute: An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for 'One Motherf---er of a Songwriter'

    March 15, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo, Lucinda Williams, Spandau Ballet, Chuck Prophet, the Black Lips, Suzanne Vega and Sean Lennon were among the artists at the first full-scale tribute to Lou Reed since his death The absence of a full-scale, high-profile tribute to the late Lou Reed has been glaring, and…

  8. Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create 'Austin Meets New York Street Vibe'

    March 07, 2014 9:40 AM EST Spandau Ballet, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega, Sean Lennon, Black Lips are all slated to perform at the first full-scale tribute of Reed, who died in October When Richard Barone was recruited to be part of this year's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival, he wanted to…

  9. Steven Tyler: New Aerosmith Documentary Spotlights Band-Saving 2011 Tour

    June 28, 2013 1:16 PM EDT A bit of band discord indirectly led to a new document of one of Aerosmith's shining moments. Frontman Steven Tyler tells Billboard that he initially brought Casey Patrick Tebo -- who directed the forthcoming documentary "Rock For the Rising Sun" -- into the Aerosmith camp…

  10. Ask Billboard: Robin Thicke Makes Chart History

    June 11, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Our mailbag is back, with readers discussing Robin Thicke's unprecedented family feat, the bevy of current dance covers, Jennifer Lopez's career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  11. Musicians React to Death of Producer Phil Ramone

    March 30, 2013 7:46 PM EDT Tony Bennett, John Legend, Josh Groban and many other artists paid tribute on social media. Remembering Phil Ramone • Musicians react to Ramone's death on twitter • Ramone looks back on legendary career in 1996 Billboard interview • Ramone remembered by Streisand, Wonder and more…

  12. Aerosmith May Self-Release Albums If 'Band Stays Together'

    October 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT With the upcoming "Music From Another Dimension" marking the end of their current deal with Columbia Records, Aerosmith may abandon the label world and take future release matters into their own hands. Asked during a conference call with reporters on Thursday whether the band would…

  13. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  14. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  15. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

  16. John Lennon's 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' Lyrics on Auction Block

    April 14, 2011 8:21 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics for the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" are up for auction, in the latest episode for a storied Beatles classic. Auction house Profiles in History said on Wednesday that it expects the draft lyric sheet to sell for more than $200,000 at a…

  17. John Lennon's 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' Lyrics on Auction Block

    April 14, 2011 8:21 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics for the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" are up for auction, in the latest episode for a storied Beatles classic. Auction house Profiles in History said on Wednesday that it expects the draft lyric sheet to sell for more than $200,000 at a…

  18. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On the 30th anniversary of Lennon's murder…

  19. John Lennon's 'I'm Only Sleeping' Lyrics Headed to Auction

    November 23, 2010 10:30 AM EST J ohn Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" will go on sale next month, Bonhams auctioneers said on Tuesday. The lyrics, appearing on the back of a letter chasing payment for a radiophone bill, are expected to fetch 250-350,000 pounds ($400…

  20. Documentary Screening Draws Lennon Fans to Central Park

    October 12, 2010 5:34 PM EDT J ohn Lennon's 70th birthday may have come and gone with quite the hullabaloo, but a rumored 20,000 New Yorkers spent the day celebrating the musician's legacy at Central Park. With a little help from the city of New York, Lennon fans enjoyed a free screening of the new American…

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