1. Elton John, One Direction Among Most Charitable U.K. Musicians: Report

    April 19, 2016 4:30 AM EDT Elton John has another No. 1: he’s topped a list of the most generous celebrities in the U.K.  The "Rocket Man" handed out £26.8 million ($38 million) to charitable causes in 2015, according to the  "Sunday Times Giving List,"  with much of that goodwill benefiting Aids…

  2. Laura Jane Grace Will Perform in North Carolina 'As a Form of Protest' Against Anti-LGBT Laws

    April 13, 2016 11:47 PM EDT Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace won’t be backing down over North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT laws. There won’t be a boycott of the state. On the contrary, the transgender artist is coming to play as a “form of protest”.  Grace has confirmed the punk-rockers will visit Durham next month as…

  3. Christmas With the Beatles: Listen to Solo Holiday Hits From Each Beatle

    December 25, 2015 8:00 AM EST While the Beatles ' catalog just became available for streaming, the four individual Beatles -- John Lennon , Paul McCartney , George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- were already on Spotify and other services, including their solo Christmas music. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits…

  4. Ringo Starr's First Drum Set Bought By Colts Owner For $1.7M

    December 05, 2015 12:34 PM EST Jim Irsay is reuniting The Beatles piece by piece. The Indianapolis Colts owner made his latest pricey purchase Friday (Dec. 4), picking up Ringo Starr 's first Ludwig drum set at auction for $1.75 million. Beatles' White Album Auction: Price for Ringo's First Mono Pressing…

  5. Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A Nominated for 2016 Rock Hall of Fame

    October 08, 2015 2:33 AM EDT Janet Jackson , Chic , The Smiths , Nine Inch Nails   and N.W.A are among the 15 finalists on this year's ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, organizers have announced.  Others to make the nominated class for the 2016 Rock Hall are The Cars , Chicago , Deep Purple , Cheap Trick ,…

  6. Ringo Starr Talks 'Photograph' Book, Snapping Foo Fighters & Auctioning Beatles Memories

    September 25, 2015 1:00 PM EDT When Ringo Starr earned a No. 1 single with “Photograph” in 1974, little did he realize he was also presciently coming up with the title for a book of photography he would release in 2015. He admits he cycled through several more “pretentious” titles before circling back to the most obvious.…

  7. Ringo Starr's Jacket From The Beatles' 'Help!' Sells For $46K

    July 25, 2015 3:34 PM EDT The black wool double-breasted suit jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie Help! has sold at auction for more than $46,500. Ringo Starr Gets Birthday Love From Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono & More Famous Friends Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday, July 24, that the jacket…

  8. Ringo Starr's Jacket From The Beatles' 'Help!' Tops Rock Memorabilia Auction

    July 09, 2015 9:45 PM EDT The dapper double-breasted jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" is going on the auction block. Boston-based RR Auctions says online bidding for the black woolen jacket featured in the Beatles' second film will run July 16 through July 23. Ringo…

  9. 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…

  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett at Star-Studded Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 4:22 AM EDT April 18, 2015 was a night for the young to honor the old -- and perhaps prepare for a later visit -- at the Cleveland Museum. The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud dirty guitars at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  11. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 2015 edition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  12. Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder & Patti Smith to Present at Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 18, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Paul McCartney , Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith will be among those honoring the class of 2015 at this year's induction ceremony, taking place April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall. McCartney will present Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Rock Hall'…

  13. Paul McCartney Joins Alice Cooper, Joe Perry & Johnny Depp on Hollywood Vampires Sessions

    March 06, 2015 3:58 AM EST Paul McCartney only really does  "supergroups". The Beatles , Wings and… Hollywood Vampires ?! The leftie-bass player, singer and Hall of Famer is apparently joining forces with Alice Cooper , Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Johnny Depp for the Hollywood Vampires ' debut…

  14. Ringo Starr to Star in 2015 Skechers Ads

    October 20, 2014 7:58 PM EDT Ringo Starr and Skechers announced a new partnership Monday that will have the former Beatles drummer appearing in the footwear company's global marketing campaign for their "Relaxed Fit" line, starting spring 2015.   Ringo Starr Looks Back On 'A Hard Day's Night&…

  15. Sheila E. Talks Relationships with Prince & Santana, Wants to Turn Memoir Into Movie

    September 24, 2014 10:35 PM EDT Days before the release of Sheila E.'s autobiography, news spread that she was once engaged to Prince . The bigger bombshell, however, didn't get nearly as much attention. "Pretty much, I was engaged to Carlos Santana . That was huge and no one knew about that," said the…

  16. Ringo Starr Producing His New Album; Talks Tour, Beatles & His 'Incredible Year'

    June 05, 2014 3:20 PM EDT Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through…

  17. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  18. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves in and out of material from the Beatles'…

  19. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville just after the…

  20. Autographed Beatles Item From Ed Sullivan Show Going To Auction

    February 06, 2014 5:32 AM EST Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures that the Fab Four penned between sets of their…

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