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  1. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  2. Priority Records Relaunches Through Capitol, Insurgency; Michael Cohen Named President (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music have formed a joint venture to re-launch iconic imprint Priority Records. A pioneering independent force in rap music during its initial heyday whose roster included such West Coast hip-hop legends as ...

  3. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush and Donna Summer

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Canadian trio will be inducted into the hall on April 18 along with Heart, singer-songwriter-pianist Randy Newman, ...

  5. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Rush and Deep Purple, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  6. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  7. The (Unofficial, But Still Amazing) Billboard Tumblr Top 30

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT BILLBOARD ON TUMBLR Over on our new Tumblr, we'll point you in the direction of the features over on our fan-focused site Billboard.com - as well as to selected content from our music industry-focused print magazine - but you can also expect ...

  8. Biopic Report Card: The Status of Films on Tupac, Queen, James Brown, Jeff Buckley and 21 More

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Biographical films about music icons often go through lengthy development periods. Changes in directors, writers and stars are common - witness projects involving the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson and the Mamas & ...

  9. ASCAP To Honor Dr. Dre

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre will be presented with the ASCAP Founders Award during the organization's 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony - which will also honor the songwriters and publishers of 2009's most performed AS ...

  10. N.W.A. Film To Be Penned By 'World Trade Center' Writer

    May 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Andrea Berloff, who wrote Oliver Stone's true-life movie "World Trade Center," is tackling the story of seminal rap group N.W.A. Berloff is writing "Straight Outta Compton," the story of the rise and fall of the Compton, C ...

  11. Snoop Named Creative Chairman Of Priority Records

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Snoop Dogg has been appointed creative chairman of EMI Music's Priority Records label, it was announced today. Snoop will also serve as executive producer for a new series of Priority releases slated to begin hitting the market next ye ...

  12. Ruthless Records Preps New Roster

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of its 20th anniversary, legendary independent label Ruthless Records is charging into 2008 with five new acts slated for release between spring and the end of the year. The label recently re-negotiated its distribution pact with So ...

  13. Kobalt Inks Bridgeport Ex-U.S.

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has signed an exclusive administration deal for the world outside the United States and Canada with Detroit-based Bridgeport Music. The Bridgeport-Westbound music catalog features original funk, soul and gospel copyrights by Geo ...

  14. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  15. AFI Burns Brightly With No. 1 Debut

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182K units in U.S. AFI's "Decemberunderground" opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the first chart-topper of the band's career. The Tiny Evil/Interscope set moved 182,000 units in the United Stat ...

  16. Bone Thugs, Geto Boys To Tour

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates kick off May 5. Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys will start a joint tour May 5 at Robert Stadium in Evansville, Ind. Dates will continue May 6 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids, Mich., and May 7 at the U.S. Cel ...

  17. Court Upholds Beastie's Sampling Right

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra NEW YORK -- Jazz flutist James W. Newton struc ...

  18. Court Upholds Beasties Sampling Right

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9 ...

  19. No Limit Challenging New Sampling Rule

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound recording is under challenge by No Limit Films. The controversial federal court decision over the right to sample a couple of seconds from a sound r ...