1. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

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  3. Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher Among Speakers At New UCLA Music Biz Course

    March 08, 2012 9:58 PM EST Joe Walsh, Mike Stoller, Peter Asher and Dan Wilson are among the songwriters lined up to speak at UCLA's new course within the music industry minor at the school. Taught by documentarian, writer and TV producer David Leaf, the course is desi ...

  4. Friday Flashback: A Rare Kind of Hit for Dolly Parton

    December 09, 2011 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The music business is famous for many things, and irony is often among them. Hank Williams -- long regarded as THE singer-songwriter in country music -- did not write the song that became his breakthrough, "Lovesick Blues." Willie Nelson h ...

  5. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance ind ...

  6. Barry Mann And Cynthia Weil To Receive Johnny Mercer Award At 2011 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Event

    March 10, 2011 12:56 PM EST Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will be the 2011 recipients of the Johnny Mercer Award at the 42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner, to be held June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The husband-and-wife tea ...

  7. Don Kirshner, Legendary Music Exec, Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 11:53 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Kirshner ...

  8. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

  9. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Get Rock Hall Of Fame Nods

    December 15, 2009 10:01 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Stooges , Genesis , ABBA , the Hollies and Jimmy Cliff will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the shrine's 25th annual ceremony on March 15 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. They'll be joined by David Gef ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Static Major, "Lollipop," "4 Minutes" and more. STATIC ON THE RADIO Fred, I am surprised that you did not mention Static Major in Chart Beat this week, since he is credited as a featured artist on Lil ...

  11. Chart Beat

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Big & Rich and more and more! THE LONG RUN: There aren't a lot of songwriters who can claim a 54-year span of No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts. In fact, I can only t ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses song origins, Mariah Carey, U.S. geography, birthdates, Ed Cobb and Kristine W with readers. BET THE NANNY OF McPHEE WOULD HAVE KNOWN Dear Fred, I have noticed that the younger generation in the entertainment field has no knowledge of ...

  13. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors ...

  14. Words & Music

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's work classic. Veteran New York air personality Scott Shannon kindly confesses that he finds Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil's ...

  15. Words & Music

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST A personal memory of legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil as the pair is honored at the NARAS Heroes Gala. A personal memory of legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil as the pair is honored at the NARAS Heroes Gal ...

  16. Tunes On TV

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MAY 20 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Vince Gill, Amy Grant (also scheduled: Doris Roberts). "Tribute to Li ...

  17. Punk All-Stars Revisit The '60s0

    February 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, Lagwagon, and the Swingin' Utters have reactivated the side project Me First And The Gimme Gimmes to release their third covers album, "Blow In The Wind," March 20 on Fa Members of Foo Fighters, NOFX, La ...