1. Ex-Musician Sues The Monkees for Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

    April 02, 2016 3:20 PM EDT An ex-musician for The Monkees says she was fired in a four-minute phone call after playing with the band for nearly 20 years and later was told it was because she didn't look good onstage, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday (April 1). The Monkees…

  2. Micky Dolenz Enchants New York Crowd With Monkees Hits & Cabaret Classics: Live Review

    July 08, 2015 9:06 PM EDT Micky  Dolenz 's cabaret show at New York City's 54 Below was billed "A Little Bit Broadway, a Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll." But it might just as well been titled "A Little Bit for Me, A Little Bit for You." Delivering exuberant versions of several…

  3. Ringo Starr Gets Birthday Love From Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono & More Famous Friends

    July 07, 2015 6:33 PM EDT Ringo Starr  turned 75 on Tuesday (he was born July 7, 1940), and some of his famous friends took to Twitter to wish the Beatles drummer the happiest of birthdays. Ringo Starr's Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits Take a look at what they said below: Yoko Ono , wife of Beatles…

  4. The Monkees Unite For Fall U.S. Tour

    August 08, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Surviving three members to honor Davy Jones on 12-date trek. Legendary 60s pop-rock band The Monkees announced on Wednesday (Aug. 8) that they will tour together for the first time since singer Davy Jones died of a heart attack in February. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66 The 12-date…

  5. Private Funeral Held for Davy Jones

    March 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST A private funeral was held for Davy Jones of The Monkees near his home in Florida on Wednesday, a spokesman told Reuters . Family members, including his wife and daughters, attended the small service. Remembering Davy Jones • SLIDESHOW: Davy's Life in Pics • Davy Jones Dead at 66 • Band&…

  6. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

  7. The Monkees Without Davy Jones? 'Doesn't Seem Very Likely,' Says Peter Tork

    March 01, 2012 6:30 PM EST Says he and the other Monkees are awaiting word about funeral or memorial plans for Jones. Still feeling like he's "dragging an anchor around" in the wake of Davy Jones' surprising death on Wednesday from a heart attack in Florida, Monkees bandmate Peter Tork says any…

  8. The Monkees' 10 Biggest Hot 100 Hits

    February 29, 2012 4:35 PM EST The Monkees were one of the biggest acts on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the late 1960s, as proven by this recap of the pop quartet's biggest hits. Comprising the late Davy Jones , Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, the pop act notched a total of 20 singles on the…

  9. Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66

    February 29, 2012 1:12 PM EST Micky Dolenz: "Can't believe it" ... Michael Nesmith: "I wish him safe travels" ... Peter Tork: "Adios to the Manchester Cowboy" The cute Monkee is gone. OK, they were all cute. But Davy Jones was the acknowledged first among equals, the crush of millions…

  10. Billboard Bits: Apple Unveils iPad 2, Beyonce Donates Gadhafi Money

    March 02, 2011 7:30 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Apple Unveils iPad 2 At a special press event today in San Francisco, Apple unveiled the next generation of the iPad, dubbed the iPad 2. The new iPad is thinner, lighter, faster, and more powerful that the first…

  11. Monkee Micky Dolenz Pays Tribute To Carole King

    June 03, 2010 5:00 PM EDT A Monkee will pay tribute to a King this summer -- Carole King , that is. Micky Dolenz , the Monkees' self-described "wacky drummer," will release "King For a Day" on Aug. 24, featuring his versions of 15 songs written or co-written by the recent Rock and Roll Hall of…

  12. March 8, 2009

    March 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Nine Inch Nails releases “The Downward Spiral.” 1993 – Bandleader Billy Eckstein dies in Pittsburgh of complications from a stroke. He is 78. 1979 – Tom Chaplin of Keane is born in East Sussex, England. 1976 – Gaz Coombes (Gareth Michael Coombes) of Supergrass is born in Oxford,…

  13. George Clinton, Sheila E Set For 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this time around include musicians George Clinton…

  14. Music On TV: June 11-17

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 11-17, 2007. MONDAY, June 11 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also featured: Jessica McClure). "The View," ABC Featured Artist(s): Rihanna (also featured: Kim Coles; Seth Green). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s):…

  15. Rhino Expands First Two Monkees Albums

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rhino has set an Aug. 15 release date for expanded editions of the first two albums from TV stars turned pop idols the Monkees. Rhino has set an Aug. 15 release date for expanded editions of the first two albums from TV stars turned pop idols the Monkees. Both will be issued as two-disc…

  16. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  17. Nilsson Documentary Due Early Next Year

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. "Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…