Jeff Lynne

  1. Swedish House Mafia Tops Adele; Mumfords Beat Ellie Gouding On UK Charts

    October 15, 2012 9:19 AM EDT Adele's "Skyfall" (XL Recordings) missed out on the U.K. No. 1 position by a substantial 43,000 units when the Official Charts Company confirmed the end-of-week results on Sunday (14), overtaken by Swedish House Mafia's "D ...

  2. Backbeat: Joe Walsh Rocks Troubadour, Irving Azoff With Ringo -- and First New Songs In 20 Years

    February 02, 2012 2:37 PM EST WEST HOLLYWOOD -- A private party to introduce Joe Walsh 's first album of original music in 20 years started comical, included a sales pitch and ended with "Rocky Mountain Way" -- featuring Ringo Starr on drums -- at the Troubadour ...

  3. Quincy Jones, John Mayer To Headline LA Music Expo

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Quincy Jones, John Mayer and retired soul singer Bill Withers will headline performing rights group ASCAP's annual songwriters convention in Hollywood on April 22-24, organizers said. The trio will share the secrets of their success and craft ...

  4. Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson Join ASCAP Expo

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming 4th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music Expo" program will feature interviews with Jeff Lynne, Ann & Nancy Wilson and a conversation with Chaka Kahn. The I Create Music Expo will take place April 23-25 at the Renaissance Hollyw ...

  5. ELO Bass Player Groucutt Dies

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Groucutt, former bass player with 1970s rock hitmakers ELO, has died aged 63. Groucutt's management said the musician died Thursday in Worcester, central England, after having a heart attack. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1971 by lo ...

  6. ELO Bass Player Kelly Groucutt Dead At 63

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kelly Groucutt, former bass player with 1970s rock hitmakers ELO, has died at age 63. Groucutt's management said the musician died Thursday in Worcester, central England, after having a heart attack. Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1971 by ...

  7. Traveling Wilburys Reborn

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After being out of print for more than a decade, the two studio albums from all-star band the Traveling Wilburys will return to the marketplace in a variety of formats June 12 via Wilbury Records/Rhino, Billboard.biz has learned. "Traveling W ...

  8. Petty Staying With Warner

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo record to be released on WB via American. Although rumors swirled for months that Tom Petty was leaving Warner Bros. Records, his home since 1994, he tells Billboard.biz that his third solo album, "Highway Companion," will come out ...

  9. Tom Petty To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award in 1992 to George Harrison. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement Tom Petty presented the inaugural Bi ...