1. 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…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Heart, Michelle Branch

    September 09, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 'DREAM' SEQUENCE: As previously reported , Katy Perry pockets her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Teenage Dream" rises 2-1. Perry previously led for seven weeks with "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008 and for six weeks with "California Gurls" (featuring Snoop…

  3. Radiohead's Philip Selway Gets 'Familial' on Solo Album

    August 08, 2010 12:27 PM EDT Following in the footsteps of Ringo Starr , Dave Grohl and Phil Collins , Radiohead's Philip Selway is the latest big-name drummer to step out from behind his kit and make a solo record, trading in his drums for a guitar and a mic. His debut album, "Familial" -- set for release…

  4. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 7:19 AM EDT Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono . The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last year after remastering the catalog. Apple…

  5. POTW: Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Amy Winehouse

    July 12, 2010 11:10 AM EDT Gwen Stefani had a tea party, Lady Gaga got wet, Kanye West supported Lebron James, Amy Winehouse returned to the stage, Drake snuggled up with Queen Latifah , Shakira got friendly with Johannesburg natives, T.I. saluted fellow artist Trey Songz , Janet Jackson got felt-up and Ringo Starr put…

  6. Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York

    July 08, 2010 1:40 PM EDT R ingo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney . Video: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sing …

  7. 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…

  8. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 5:55 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,401st to be unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of…

  9. Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Travis Barker To Perform At Grammys

    January 28, 2010 1:53 PM EST D rake , Lil Wayne , Eminem and Travis Barker are the latest acts added to the Grammy roster. According to an early Thursday tweet posted on the official Grammy Awards Twitter page , the three rappers and drummer will team up for a "special performance" at Sunday night's…

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Vampire Weekend, Train, Shakira

    January 21, 2010 5:55 PM EST VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND: New York indie rock band Vampire Weekend enjoys its first taste of the Billboard 200 summit, as "Contra" debuts at No. 1. The group's self-titled first set debuted and peaked at No. 17 on the chart dated Feb. 16, 2008. This week, it rebounds to No. 123…

  11. Vampire Weekend Eyes No. 1 On Billboard 200 Next Week

    January 13, 2010 3:40 PM EST V ampire Weekend's sophomore album "Contra" is looking like a good bet for No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Based on first day sales numbers, industry sources are projecting that the album could sell between 60,000 to 75,000 copies, by week's end on Sunday,…

  12. Beatles Actors Lined Up For 'Yellow Submarine'

    January 12, 2010 8:02 AM EST It's "all together now" for the cast of director Robert Zemeckis' upcoming Beatles feature. British actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are in negotiations to portray the members of the Fab Four in "Yellow Submarine," a…

  13. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 3

    December 23, 2009 10:40 AM EST Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 30 "Marshall Mathers LP" Moves Millions (May 30, 2000) Even though his influence on Middle America was apparent at the start of the decade, no one knew just how popular Eminem had become until the "…

  14. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  15. LL Cool J Primed For Grammy Nominations Concert

    December 02, 2009 10:17 AM EST L L Cool J is paying tribute the best way he knows how. The 41-year-old rapper-actor will kick off "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" on Wednesday night by rapping to a medley of the past year's hits from artists like Lady Gaga and…

  16. Susan Boyle Makes UK Chart History

    November 30, 2009 9:22 AM EST Former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle made a record-breaking debut on Sunday's new U.K. chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). It sold 410,000 units to become Britain's fastest-selling album of…

  17. The Beatles' 'Rock Band': How The Fab Four Went Digital

    September 04, 2009 3:12 PM EDT Paul DeGooyer is tired -- for good reason. It's about two weeks before the release of MTV's " The Beatles : Rock Band," and DeGooyer, senior VP of electronic games and music for MTV Networks Music Group, has been traveling to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and London since…

  18. 'Beatles Rock Band' Song List Revealed

    August 18, 2009 6:26 PM EDT A list of 19 songs by the Beatles including classics "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Hard Day's Night" for a new "Rock Band" video game were revealed Tuesday, leaving only one mystery title remaining. Other new tunes include "Ticket to Ride,"…

  19. Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley To Lead Rock Fantasy Camp

    August 13, 2009 5:39 PM EDT Meat Loaf , Yes singer Jon Anderson and former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will be the headline "counselors" at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place Nov. 17-22 in Hollywood. A shorter and less expensive session will also be held Nov. 12-15. …

  20. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 06, 2009 4:28 PM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a spokesman said. He was 77. During a career…

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