1. Legendary DJ Alan Freed's Ashes Sent Packing at Rock Hall of Fame

    August 04, 2014 9:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock music is constantly reinventing itself, such that even the style's initial promoter, Alan Freed , must eventually step aside to make room for Beyoncé .  The ashes of the Cleveland DJ who coined the term "rock 'n' roll" ...

  2. Mickey Baker, Influential Guitarist and Half of Mickey & Sylvia, Dies at 87

    November 29, 2012 3:00 PM EST Mickey "Guitar" Baker, a versatile, influential and often unsung guitarist who helped lay the groundwork for rock 'n' roll and half of the pop duo Mickey & Sylvia, died Tuesday in Toulouse, France. He was 87. A prolific and ...

  3. Ne-Yo, Bob Seger, Bette Midler, Meat Loaf, Stevie Nicks Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 15, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Ne-Yo poses with Swizz Beatz after accepting his Hal David Starlight Award. (Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca) Now, incredibly, in its 43rd year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is roughly the publishing world's equivalent of the Grammys, but ...

  4. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. Seymour Stein: 'Shellac in His Veins'

    January 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 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 industry n ...

  7. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  8. John Mellencamp to Screen Album Doc from the Road

    August 09, 2010 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ohn Mellencamp is planning "something I've never done before" to promote his forthcoming 25th album, "No Better Than This." The Indiana rocker tells Billboard.com that the shows on his fall theater tour -- which kicks off ...

  9. Doo-wop star, Motown Executive Harvey Fuqua Dies

    July 07, 2010 7:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Harvey Fuqua , a former doo-wop star with the Moonglows who went on to launch Marvin Gaye 's career as well as his comeback, died in Detroit on Tuesday (July 6), the Motown Alumni Association said. He was 80. He succumbed to what an association ...

  10. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from the skimpy getups of her past. 2006 - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, weari ...

  11. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway de ...

  12. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a c ...

  13. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, wearing a business suit that is a far cry from the skimpy getups of her past. 2006 - Lil' Kim appears at the 2006 MTV Video Music awards fresh from prison, weari ...

  14. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 beg ...

  15. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway de ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violence erupts during a c ...

  17. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none" ...

  18. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, on probation for a 1997 heroin case, is arrested and faces a hearing for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment cente 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Mel "Sporty Spice" Chisholm, drum'n'bass artist Goldie, and Everything But The Girl's Ben Watt are among the pop glitterati whose donated sneakers hit the auction block running. The foot 2000 - Nash ...

  20. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none" ...

  21. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson ma ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violenc ...

  23. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry's tribute to Minnie Pearl. The previous year's winner, Kathy Mattea, presents the award to Warin 2002 - Steve Wariner recei ...

  24. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. 2002 - Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38. ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Nashville-based country fan magazine Music City News closes its doors after 37 years of publication. 2000 - Violenc ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit ""Take Your Time (Do It Right),"" is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53. 2000 - Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the ...