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  1. Backbeat: Seymour Stein Honored by Gottehrer, Silverman, Lyor, Other NYC Music Machers (and Madonna) at CBGBs Fest

    October 09, 2013 10:02 PM EDT Walking into the elegant, dimly lit Bowery Hotel last night (Oct 8) for the CBGB Fest’s tribute to Seymour Stein , the recipient of the event’s inaugural Icon Award , one was immediately struck by several sharp contrasts that at times bordered o ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Seymour Stein Honored With Billboard's Icon Award @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST From left: Billboard Associate Publisher (and former Sire recording artist) Tommy Page, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, MIDEM director Bruno Crolot (Photo: MIDEM) CANNES -- Billboard honored Sire Rec ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Seymour Stein: A Chronology

    January 21, 2012 11:55 PM EST : Seymour Stein is born in Brooklyn on April 18. 1955: At age 13, Stein visits Tommy Noonan in the Billboard chart department and asks permission to copy down in longhand the pop, R&B and country singles charts for every week going back to ...

  6. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Nic Adler Talks Saving L.A.'s Roxy @ BB Touring Conference (Video)

    November 10, 2011 7:01 PM EST Los Angeles venue The Roxy has an infamous past -- setting the scene for The Ramones' performance in "Rock and Roll High School," serving as a frequent haunt of Hary Nilsson and Alice Cooper -- and as of five years ago, it had an un ...

  9. Exclusive: Story of CBGBs, Hilly Kristal, Birth of Punk Rock To Be Made Into Film

    May 16, 2011 2:35 PM EDT The birth of punk rock in New York City will be chronicled in a film about the club CBGB and its owner, the late Hilly Kristal, according to the film's producers. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Kristal's daughter Lisa K ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Former CBGB's Club To Be Men's Clothing Store

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos. "This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. " ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Ramones Member Sues Apple And Wal-Mart

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A former drummer from the 1980s punk band, the Ramones, sued Apple Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, RealNetworks Inc and others for copyright infringement, claiming the companies lacked permission to sell downloads of six songs he authored. In the suit f ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. The Who Join 'Rock Band'

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT More news on the upcoming Rock Band music simulation videogame. The game will feature the entire "Who's Next" album from The Who available only as a digital download direct to the game console. While the game will ship with a number ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Songwriter Ritchie Cordell Dies, 61

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell died in New York of pancreatic cancer on April 13. He was 61. Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell died in New York of pancreatic cancer on April 13. He was 61. Born Richard Joel Rosenblatt, Cordell autho ...