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  1. Morrissey Reportedly Compiles Ramones Best-Of

    August 27, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Morrissey isn’t dwelling on his fracas with Harvest Records. The former Smiths frontman has reportedly been busy curating a new Ramones compilation.  In a post published on his fan site True To You , Morrissey is said to have compiled the track-li ...

  2. The Persistence of Punk (Analysis)

    July 15, 2014 6:17 PM EDT It will be 40 years in December, 2015, since the release of Patti Smith's "Horses," on Clive Davis' Arista label, arguably the beginning of the punk movement, emanating from New York's underground in the mid-'70s, ush ...

  3. A Queens Kid Reflects on The Ramones

    July 15, 2014 2:49 PM EDT QUEENS -- The only things that the Beatles and Led Zeppelin have on the Ramones is many more millions of fans, record sales and dollars. But before I expound on that statement, in the wake of Tommy Ramone's death last week, let me digress. Th ...

  4. Ramones Drummer Tommy Ramone Dies at 65

    July 12, 2014 2:09 AM EDT Born Erdelyi Tamas, he would go on to work as a producer after leaving the influential band. Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the groundbreaking punk band The Ramones, has died. He was 65. The Ramones official Twitter account an ...

  5. Marty Thau, Manager of New York Dolls and Founder of Red Star Records, Dead at 75

    February 17, 2014 3:33 PM EST Marty Thau, the man who discovered and managed the careers of the New York Dolls and Suicide, among many others, passed away in Petersburg, VA, at the age of 75 last Thursday, after complications from renal failure. New York City native Thau, the ...

  6. Seymour Stein’s Warner Music Role Expanded to Senior Label A&R Executive – Independent Music

    June 07, 2013 1:59 PM EDT This exclusive story is from the latest issue of Billboard magazine (cover date: June 15, 2013), also includes stories on Apple's upcoming iRadio platform, Spotify and Coca-Cola's PlaceLists app, how brands like the NFL and Hershey ...

  7. 'CBGB,' Film on Birthplace of American Punk, To Get Theatrical Release by XLrator Media

    May 30, 2013 10:54 AM EDT “CBGB,” the film about the legendary New York City club that was the first home to American punk rock, will be released theatrically after premiering at the CBGB Music Festival in New York City, Oct. 9-13. CBGB Festival Announces Dates, Expanded ...

  8. Frank Barsalona, Music Agent Who Revolutionized Concert Business, Dead at 74

    November 25, 2012 8:21 AM EST Frank Barsalona, a pioneering music agent whose Premier Talent agency changed the concert business, died early Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, a rep for his family confirmed to Billboard.biz. His passing was first repor ...

  9. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins to Play Iggy Pop in Rock Film 'CBGB'

    June 04, 2012 8:27 PM EDT The upcoming rock 'n roll film "CBGB" has added several cast members, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who will play rock icon Iggy Pop; "The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki as music manager Terry Ork ...

  10. CBGB Founder's Biopic to Star Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal

    May 14, 2012 6:22 PM EDT Alan Rickman has signed on to play the legendary owner and founder of CBGB in Randall Miller and Jody Savin's project revolving around the seminal New York rock club. Miller will direct the picture from a script he and Savin wrote together. T ...

  11. Joey Ramone Posthumous Solo Album To Be Released by BMG

    April 18, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Joey Ramone in 1977 (Phot: BMG / Janet Macoska) BERLIN - BMG today announced the worldwide release of a posthumous solo album from former Ramones frontman Joey Ramone, who died 11 years ago at age 49. The 15-track album …Ya Know? will roll-out wit ...

  12. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  13. Johnny Ramone's 'Commando" Autobiography To Be Released In April

    January 18, 2012 8:59 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Eight years after he died of prostate cancer, Johnny Ramone's autobiography is finally being published. "Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone" is set for release April 2 by Abrams Image. In an interview Tuesd ...

  14. Business Matters: Find Music Using Facebook's Search Function

    November 09, 2011 8:32 PM EST Find Music Using Facebook's Search Function -- As if people didn't spend enough time on Facebook, the catalogs of numerous music services can now be searched directly within the social network's interface. Which service will appear ...

  15. Punk Rock Band SoCal Releases Second Album

    August 12, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Caughthran became a fan of punk bands like the Ramones and Black Flag at the same time that he was exposed to Mexican music in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pico Rivera. Caughthran, 32, now fronts Mariachi ...

  16. 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 & ...

  17. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  18. Bob Geldof Announced as South By Southwest Keynote Speaker

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST The annual music confab South By Southwest announced its 2011 keynote speaker, Bob Geldof. The former Boomtown Rats frontman will also be a showcase performer at the music portion of the conference, which begins on March 16 in Austin, Texas. Appro ...

  19. The Ramones, Roy Haynes, Kingston Trio, Julie Andrews & Dolly Parton Win Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST British actress Julie Andrews, country icon Dolly Parton, jazz drummer Roy Haynes, and punk pioneers the Ramones will receive Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement next year, organizers said on Wednesday. Recipients also include the Juilliard Str ...

  20. Buyer of CBGB Brand Files For Bankruptcy

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The company that bought the right to market the name of the legendary New York City rock club CBGB has filed for bankruptcy. In its punk heyday, CBGB hosted acts such as the Ramones, the Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Blondie. The venue closed in ...

  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. Publishing Briefs: Non-Stop Music, Keith Urban, Joey Ramone, SongHall

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell's Non-Stop Music production operation has acquired the entire catalog of V-The Production Library, a London-based production music library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, V-The Production Libra ...

  23. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Suit Up For Bonnaroo

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It seems surprising to some fans, but Little Steven Van Zandt says Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are as well-suited to play massive festival dates as anyone else. "I love that fact that we're playing to, I don't know, prob ...

  24. Cave Recruits Bad Seed

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ed Kuepper has slotted into the line-up of Nick Cave's band the Bad Seeds, taking the guitar position left vacant by Mick Harvey (Billboard.biz, Jan. 22). Kuepper, a founding member of Australian punk group the Saints and post-punk outfit Lau ...

  25. Former Ramone Sues Over Song Downloads

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A drummer who spent four years in one of the greatest punk bands of all time, the Ramones, filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming he is owed nearly $1 million in royalties on songs sold over the Internet. Richard "Richie Ramone" Reinhar ...

  26. CBGB Founder Hilly Kristal Dies At 75

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hilly Kristal, the founder of legendary New York punk club CBGB, died yesterday due to complications from lung cancer. He was 75. Kristal founded the club in 1973 to showcase bluegrass and country acts, but it quickly became known as a breeding gr ...

  27. 6 QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS BAILEY

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The list of superstar bands planning to reunite and hit the road this year has been nothing short of remarkable. The Police, Van Halen, Genesis, Crowded House and the Spice Girls are among the former powers in pop and rock who have decided to push ...

  28. London's City Showcase Kicks Off

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian rock legend Chris Bailey is throwing his clout behind a Billboard-sponsored gig devoted to bands from Down Under as part of the five-day City Showcase festival of events, which begins today in central London. Bailey, who has performed a ...

  29. New York Club CBGB Hosting Final Concert

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show headlined by rock poet Patti Smith. CBGB was to host its final concert Sunday night (Oct. 15) after a 33-year residence in downtown New York as the iconic, grungy bastion of punk. The concert, headlined by rock poet Patti Smith, was to be the ...

  30. Osaka Popstar Teams With The Topps Company

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Planning creation of 'Wacky Packages' sticker. Punk band Osaka Popstar has teamed with The Topps Company for the creation of an Osaka Popstar "Wacky Packages" sticker. The bonus sticker is housed inside the group's self-ti ...

  31. Saving CBGB: Supporters Still Have Time To Rally

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." As that great protest singer Yogi Berra once sang, "CBGB ain't over till it's over." Yes, an eviction notice for failure t ...

  32. Producer/Musician Steve Burgh Dies

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Worked with Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, others. NEW YORK (AP) -- Steve Burgh, a record producer and musician who worked with Billy Joel, the Ramones, Phoebe Snow and others, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Kingston, N.Y., said his lawy ...

  33. Punk Pioneer Johnny Ramone Dies Aged 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering ...