Janis Joplin

  1. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

  2. Cannes: Director Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Documentary to Be Shopped to Buyers

    May 01, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Content Media is handling sales on "Janis: Little Girl Blue," which is produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney. Director Amy Berg ("West of Memphis") is to tackle singing sensation Janis Joplin in documentary "Janis: Little G ...

  3. The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 11:24 AM EST A full recording of Ray Waddell's talk with Roger Waters can be found at the bottom of this article. "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career ...

  4. Neglected NY Tennis Stadium to Mount a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:35 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a ...

  5. Watch Natalia Jimenez Channel Janis Joplin at Billboard Latin Music Conference (Video)

    April 23, 2013 1:45 PM EDT You never quite know what’s going to come out of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Yesterday, for example, the Spanish singer/songwriter Natalia Jimenez was discussing her career at Billboard's annual Most Influential Women in Latin Mu ...

  6. Judd Apatow Talks Graham Parker's Acting, 'Freaks and Geeks,' His Neil Young Regret at Film TV Music Conf

    October 26, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Andrews, Musician, Graham Parker, Musician, Judd Apatow, Director/Writer/Producer, Manish Raval, Music Supervisor, Michael Penn (Photo: Arnold Turner) Judd Apatow is far better known for his comic chops than for his musical acumen - he ...

  7. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  8. Backbeat: The Great Bobby Womack Rocks NYC Apple Store With Damon Albarn, XL's Richard Russell

    September 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rocking the tech emporium: From left: XL's Richard Russell, TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton, Bobby Womack, Remi Kabaka, Kwes (behind the piano) and Damon Albarn playing NYC's SoHo Apple Store. (Photo: Andy Gensler) 'It fired me ...

  9. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  10. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  11. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  12. Strange Familiar Become Not So Unfamiliar

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT After making inroads with TV synchs, the Strange Familiar is ready for radio with album 'Chasing Shadows' While the Strange Familiar is still getting to know the public, its founding members share a deep history. "We actually starte ...

  13. 40 Under 40: Lee Anderson

    August 02, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Lee Anderson Agent, AM Only Website: AMOnly.com Twitter: @LeeBronBron Pushing Boundaries AM Only agant Lee Anderson, 31, walked the Grammy Awards red carpet alongside Skrillex this February. That's how integral he was to the young dubstep tro ...

  14. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  15. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  16. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  17. Etta James Funeral and Memorial Details Released

    January 24, 2012 8:00 PM EST Famed rhythm and blues singer Etta James died Jan. 20, five days away from her 74 birthday after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C. On Tuesday, it was announced that a public viewing would be held at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, ...

  18. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  19. Rock Photographer Jim Marshall Dies

    April 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock-and-roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74. Marshall's death in New York City was confirmed ...

  20. Guitarist James Gurley Dies At 69

    December 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Gurley, the brilliant lead guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that propelled Janis Joplin to fame, has died in California two days before his 70th birthday. Surviving members of Big Brother said Mr. ...

  21. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  22. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  23. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  24. Keyboardist Richard Bell Dies

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Canadian keyboardist Richard Bell died June 15 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto following a long fight with cancer. He was 61. The son of Leslie Bell, a leading Canadian choir conductor/educator/ composer, Bell was best-known for being ...

  25. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. News Janis Joplin ...

  26. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. H ...

  27. Grammy Honors For Eddy Arnold, Led Zep, More

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, the original members of the Carter Family, Morton Gould, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jelly Roll Morton, Pinetop Perkins, and the Staple Sing Recording artists Eddy Arnold, Art Blakey, the ...

  28. Movies & Music

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New film "Festival Express" documents a 1970's five-day Canadian tour by such acts as Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. Read Carla Hay's column. New film "Festival Express" documents a 1970's five-day Canadian ...