1. Mike Love: Beach Boys Reunion Will Be 'Amazing'

    December 19, 2011 10:39 PM EST The Beach Boys are set to reunite with a new album and tour to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary, and member Mike Love says being in the studio again has been "thrilling." "I'm looking forward to getting together with Brian, writing something together again,"…

  2. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center -- with Big Star co-founders Jody Stephens…

  3. May 20, 2009

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son. 1981 – Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl, welcome their first child, daughter Calico Cooper. 1979 – Elton John…

  4. Cowsills Lead Singer Dies At 58

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s singing family band that inspired the TV series "The Partridge Family," has died. He was 58. William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s singing family band that inspired the TV series "The Partridge Family," has died. He was 58.…

  5. Cowsills Member Found Dead In New Orleans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist for the '60s pop act the Cowsills, has been discovered in New Orleans, more than four months after he went missing after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. He wa The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist for the '60s pop act the Cowsills, has…

  6. Billboard Bits: Smith, Frampton, Bluerunners

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Patti Smith tour date, a "lost" Peter Frampton live album and a new Bluerunners album. The Patti Smith Group has slated a handful of December tour dates, kicking off Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. At deadline, the itinerary consists of six dates, finished off by a Dec. 29-31 stand…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses parents and children on the charts, No. 1 singles and song remakes with readers. FATHER AND SON Fred: With the debut of "Bridging the Gap" by Nas featuring Olu Dara on the Hot 100, the chart is once again experiencing a parent and child together on a single.…

  8. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be the second year in a row the actor/comedian…

  9. Better Day

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. The song "Live on Love" opens with the sound of Peter Holsapple laughing. It's an ironic moment, considering that Better Day—the third release by this supremely talented pop-rock sextet…

  10. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Nelson, Continental Drifters

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Continental Drifters "I think the music world is split into two sides," says Paul McCartney, "where you get the people who are not going to last very long and who used to be called 'bubblegum' -- now it might be a bit more like &…

  11. Billboard Bits: Gospel HOF, Cnt'l Drifters, and more

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gospel Hall Of Fame, Della Reese, Winans, Continental Drifters, Peter Holsapple, New York Underground Film Festival The Winans and Della Reese lead a list of 18 acts to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. The Hall's class of 2001 will be celebrated Oct. 27 at the…