1. Lou Gramm's New Book Explores All Sides of Foreigner

    May 02, 2013 4:45 PM EDT Lou Gramm says he got through the writing of his new autobiography "Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'N' Roll" by digging into events out of chronological order with co-writer Scott Pitoniak. "We did skip around and jumped from one decade to another and one…

  2. LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

    April 30, 2013 1:27 AM EDT There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill. The growing festival, now in its fourth year and…

  3. Cheech & Chong Celebrate Record Store Day Single, 4/20

    April 20, 2013 1:17 PM EDT The duo's glam-rock single 'Earache My Eye' is back in stores this weekend, along with a new movie. Record Store Day falls on April 20 this year -- so for music fans of an herbal persuasion, stoner icons Cheech & Chong's "Earache My Eye" single reissue,…

  4. Jenni Rivera's 'Filly Brown' Opens in Theaters, Lou Diamond Phillips and Cast Pay Tribute

    April 19, 2013 7:12 PM EDT "Fillly Brown," the film starring the late singer Jenni Rivera, opens in nearly 200 theaters today across the country. The movie, about a struggling Latina rapper played by Gina Rodriguez, features the Long Beach-born Rivera portraying the drug-addicted mother of the central…

  5. Rock Hall of Fame Inducts Rush, Public Enemy and Heart at Passionate Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 5:32 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and made their presence known. Rock Hall Red…

  6. Quincy Jones Gets Dinner and a Bono at 80th Birthday Bash

    April 14, 2013 11:36 PM EDT Quincy Jones proved there's no age limit on partying when he and his self-anointed "celestial twin," Sir Michael Caine, celebrated their 80th birthdays this weekend (April 13) at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The sumptuous fete -- the first of four birthday…

  7. Daft Punk Won't Make Coachella Return, Rep Says

    March 27, 2013 10:13 PM EDT The electronic duo previously performed at the Indio fest's 2006 installment. Despite a stray listing on Daft Punk's Vevo page, the duo won't be appearing at the Coachella Music Festival this year, according to Rolling Stone . A rep for the electronic act told the mag…

  8. Lou Reed Cancels Coachella Sets, California Shows

    March 26, 2013 9:25 PM EDT The former Velvet Underground frontman has axed three other gigs surrounding the Indio festival. Lou Reed has cancelled a run of California dates, including two appearances at the Coachella Music Festival. According to Reed's site , he's pulled out of the Indio festival as well…

  9. John Fogerty, Usher, Carole King Join Rock Hall Performers

    March 26, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Chris Cornell and Cheech & Chong have also joined the list of presenters. A couple of members -- Carole King and John Fogerty -- some veteran Seattle rockers, a legendary comedy duo and Usher are among the latest performers and presenters announced for this year's 28th Annual Rock…

  10. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  11. Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of N.Y.'s The Bottom Line, Dies at 70

    March 03, 2013 8:25 PM EST Stanley Snadowsky, a co-founder and the co-operator of The Bottom Line nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village during its eclectic three-decade run, died Feb. 25 of diabetic complications in Las Vegas. He was 70. The well-respected attorney, who also was one of the first managers…

  12. Former Allman Brothers Guitarist Dan Toler Dies At 65

    February 26, 2013 6:52 AM EST Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died following a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 65. Steve Fayette, a family friend, confirmed on Monday that Toler passed away in his sleep. Toler, who is…

  13. Songwriting Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees: Aerosmith, Foreigner Members & More

    February 22, 2013 10:23 PM EST Tony Hatch, Holly Knight and JD Souther will also be honored at the June 13 ceremony. The Songwriting Hall of Fame's 44th annual slate of inductees have been announced: Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry will join previous…

  14. Foo Fighters, Don Henley, John Mayer Lead 2013 Rock Hall Presenters

    January 22, 2013 9:05 PM EST Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, the Eagles ' Don Henley, Christina Aguilera , John Mayer , Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark, Jr . are the first presenters and performers announced for this year's 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, taking place April…

  15. Randy Newman 'Glad I Didn't Have to Die' to Enter Rock Hall

    December 12, 2012 1:50 PM EST 'Short People' Singer-Songwriter Reacts to Selection: 'It's Not Nothing' Randy Newman acknowledges that he's thought about getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he's been nominated before -- and didn't think it would happen. At least not in…

  16. Heart Relish in 'Surprise' Rock Hall Honor

    December 11, 2012 3:00 PM EST "I guess this shows that we did kick some doors down," in the male-dominated '70s, Ann Wilson tells Billboard Heart 's Ann Wilson says that she and guitar-playing sister Nancy Wilson are nothing less than "surprised" at their selection for the Rock and Roll Hall…

  17. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall…

  18. Jenni Rivera's Film Debut 'Filly Brown': Oscar Worthy, Says Co-Star

    December 10, 2012 10:10 AM EST Edward James Olmos tells Billboard, "News of the plane crash tore my heart out" ... Expect 'Filly Brown' in early 2013 Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera , who died in a plane crash along with six others in Mexico on Dec. 9, will be seen in her first and only feature…

  19. Win a VIP 'Women In Music' Gift Bag

    November 30, 2012 6:40 PM EST Full of goodies like headphones, jewelry, sunglasses, apparel & more, the VIP Women In Music gift bag could be yours. Billboard's 2012 Women In Music event celebrated Woman of the Year Katy Perry, Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and feted forty key female execs in the music business in…

  20. B.B. Cunningham Jr., of Hombres & Jerry Lee Lewis, Dies in Shootout

    October 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT B.B. Cunningham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis ' band who earlier scored a hit in The Hombres , was killed in a Memphis shootout early Sunday, police said. Police said Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex on Memphis' southeast side, when he heard a…

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