1. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  2. The Expansive John Lennon Reissue Campaign

    October 01, 2010 3:35 PM EDT The "Gimme Some Truth" catalog campaign from EMI Music is the centerpiece of the music company's commemoration of what would've been John Lennon's 70th birthday on Oct. 9. Overseen by Yoko Ono , the campaign will include remastered and repackaged recordings to be…

  3. Lennon Documentary Traces Ex-Beatle's New York Years

    September 28, 2010 4:43 PM EDT So much has been told about the Beatles that director Michael Epstein knew he needed to say something different in his documentary of John Lennon , which premiered this past weekend at the New York Film Festival. The film, "LENNONYC," recounts the ex-Beatle's decade in the…

  4. Chart Beat Thursday: Usher, will.i.am, B.o.B

    May 06, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am , flies 6-1. With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most…

  5. Song Debut: Julian Lennon's 'Lucy'

    December 02, 2009 7:31 PM EST After a decade-plus hiatus, Julian Lennon is making music again and on his own terms. The singer/songwriter is prepping a new album for spring 2010, and on Dec. 15, his company theRevolution will release a 4-track EP featuring the charity single "Lucy." The song pays tribute to…

  6. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  7. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1968

    September 22, 2009 12:42 PM EDT BEATLES' NUMBER ONE NO. 1: This week in 1968, the Beatles lifted 3-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Hey Jude." The song would spend nine weeks atop the chart, becoming the longest-reigning of the Fab Four's chart-record 20 No. 1 hits. Two weeks earlier, the song had made…

  8. April 8, 2009

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in mainland China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 – Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, of the Buena Vista Social Club dies after performing at a concert in Basel, Switzerland. 2001 – Van Stephenson, a former member of the country group BlackHawk,…

  9. Beatles Drum Skin, Lennon Lyrics Fetch $1.9 Million

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The hand-painted drum skin that appeared on the sleeve of the Beatles' ground-breaking 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" sold for $1.1 million at auction on Thursday in London, four t The hand-painted drum skin that appeared on the sleeve of the Beatles&…

  10. Lennon Heirs Sue 'Expelled' Filmmakers Over 'Imagine'

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon's sons and widow, Yoko Ono, are suing the filmmakers of "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" for using the song "Imagine" in the documentary without permission. John Lennon's sons and widow, Yoko Ono, are suing the filmmakers of "Expelled: No…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  12. Garage Rock

    May 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some wild publishing stuff going on. Sony/ATV, a joint venture of Sony and Michael Jackson, just added the catalog of legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller to their already impressive roster that incl Some wild publishing stuff going on. Sony/ATV, a joint venture of Sony and Michael Jackson,…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2006 - The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai. 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club…

  14. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  15. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously reported , the set is due Sept. 26 via Capitol…

  16. Strokes' Guitarist Hammond Readies Solo Debut

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours To Keep," Oct. 9 in the United Kingdom via Rough Trade. There are no plans to release the set in the United States at prese The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his solo debut, "Yours…

  17. Unreleased Lennon Cuts Enrich Documentary Soundtrack

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The…

  18. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Sean "Puffy" Combs cancels a sold-out appearance at London's Wembley stadium. The show is the planned finale of the rapper's European tour. Fans are not offered an explanation for the ca 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while…

  20. Seminal Chuck Berry Film Heading To DVD

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie masterminded by Keith Richards. Image Entertainment has secured DVD rights to "Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll," the seminal Chuck Berry movie…

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