1. Original R.E.M. Quartet Covers Lennon For Charity

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John Lennon's "#9 Dream" as the centerpiece of the charity album "Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur." The song will be released to U.S. radi R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John…

  2. Ono Blocks Screening Of Lennon Documentary

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about John Lennon, was canceled after lawyers for the slain Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, warned that she had not authorized any public viewin The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about…

  3. Billboard Bits: Run DMC, Yoko Ono, Can

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Run DMC's Jam Master Jay may be gone, but if Eagle Rock Entertainment can help it, he won't yet be forgotten. Run DMC's Jam Master Jay may be gone, but if Eagle Rock Entertainment can help it, he won't yet be forgotten. On April 3, Eagle Records and Eagle Eye Media will…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy storms back with a new album and one of the hottest singles in recent memory, Bloc Party aims for mainstream crossover on its second album and Jason Michael Carroll scores with country li A new album from Yoko Ono, "Yes, I'm a Witch" (Astralwerks), featuring…

  5. Chart Beat

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Perry Como, "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" and more! IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE: There's an artist who is No. 1 on a Billboard chart this week who first went to No. 1 on a Billboard chart 61 years, three months and two weeks ago. Sound impossible? It's not. This…

  6. Beyonce Begins Third Week Atop The Hot 100

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth. The track had been Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" begins a third week at No. 1 on the…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1996 - </b>Tony Bennett is rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett is just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President and Mrs. Clinton wh 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  8. Ono Driver Indicted, Jailed Without Bail

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec. 19) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and jailed without bail because the judge said he is The chauffeur accused of trying to extort $2 million from Yoko Ono was indicted today (Dec.…

  9. Yoko Ono Chauffeur Arrested In Extortion Plot

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by threatening to circulate embarrassing photos of her, and he also spoke of killing her and son Sean Lennon, p A chauffeur for Yoko Ono was arrested Wednesday for trying to extort $2 million from her by…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

  11. Ono Not Pursuing Full Lawsuit Against Capitol

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation against EMI Group's Capitol Records at this time over royalties due from the Beatles' recordings. Despite filing legal documents last week, Yoko Ono does not intend to pursue full litigation…

  12. Ono Sues Labels Over Lennon Royalties

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Ono sued music company EMI Group PLC and a subsidiary for $10 million today (Oct. 19), claiming she was cheated out of royalties due from the sale of recordings by her late husband, John Lennon. Yoko Ono sued music company EMI Group PLC and a subsidiary for $10 million today (Oct. 19),…

  13. McLachlan To Get Busy On Next CD After Holidays

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter's new Christmas album, "Wintersong," because it may be awhile before they hear anything more from her. Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter's new Christmas album, "Wintersong,…

  14. SEAN LENNON, "Friendly Fire"

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dedicated to the memory of his best friend -- who ultimately betrayed Lennon by way of an affair with the singer's longtime girlfriend -- "Friendly Fire" is an exquisite rumination on deception, dislo Dedicated to the memory of his best friend -- who ultimately betrayed Lennon…

  15. EMI Likely To Appeal Ruling In Beatles Suit

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group PLC, said today (Aug. 31) it is likely to appeal a ruling yesterday in a New York court allowing the Beatles to proceed with litigation against the music company. EMI Group PLC, said today (Aug. 31) it is likely to appeal a ruling yesterday in a New York court allowing the Beatles…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Country singer Mark Wills of Marietta, Ga., performs his hit single Jacob's Ladder" for his Grand Ole Opry debut. The singer has new soles and heels put on his boots for the big night.<b 2001 - Country artist Travis Tritt receives the Veterans of Foreign…

  17. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously reported , the set is due Sept. 26 via Capitol…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  19. TV Personality/Singer Mike Douglas Dies At 81

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a syndicated television talk show, died today (Aug. 11) on his 81st birthday, his wife said. Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a…

  20. Unreleased Lennon Cuts Enrich Documentary Soundtrack

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The soundtrack to the upcoming documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" will be released on CD and digitally Sept. 26 via Capitol/EMI. The…

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