1. Beach Boy Biopic 'The Drummer' Back On The Shelf

    December 12, 2013 2:04 AM EST 0 0 0 Aaron Eckhart was too exhausted from shooting "I, Frankenstein" in Australia to portray Dennis Wilson -- the Beach Boys drummer who drowned 30 years ago this month -- in a film about the musician’s final years, and left the production just ...

  2. Composers and Music Supervisors Talk Process, Problems and Importance of Networking at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    October 25, 2012 11:49 AM EDT (L-R): Musician/composers Michael Andrews, Will Bates, Phil Mossman, Gingger Shankar and Nick Urata; music supervisor Gary Calamar (Photo: Arnold Turner) The key to survival is diversify. Always negotiate to retain ownership of your score when the ...

  3. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years as Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Band is honored at Grammy Museum one day after Mike Love puts expiration date on reunion; "Why stop now?" Al Jardine asks The Beach Boys gathered at the Grammy Museum Sept. 18 to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a platinum award prese ...

  4. Beach Boys Wrap 50 Years As Questions Arise About Their 51st

    September 19, 2012 5:05 PM EDT The Beach Boys at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for a new exhibition on the band. From left, museum executive director Robert Santelli, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Al Jardine, and EMI Music North America Catalog senior ...

  5. Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary: How the Complex Tour Came Together

    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM EDT (Photo: Guy Webster) God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion -- Brian Wilson, Mike Love, ...

  6. The Beach Boys: 'The Ultimate Summer Show'

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 God only knows how challenging it was to put together the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. With multiple managers, three booking agencies and the five Beach Boys participating in the reunion - Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston ...

  7. The Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun At 50

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 The Beach Boys have turned the group's golden anniversary into an extended period of good vibrations for fans, and for the band itself. The group is marking the milestone with a long-awaited reunion of surviving members Mike Love and Bruce Johnst ...

  8. Beach Boys Talk Reunion Tour: No Holograms 'Yet'

    April 30, 2012 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 A "miracle." That's the word Al Jardine not-so-jokingly uses to describe the latest Beach Boys reunion - this one consisting of himself and fellow founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, as well as longtime players Bruce Johns ...

  9. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  10. Beach Boys Reunite for Album, 50-Date Tour

    December 16, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Brian Wilson Producing New Album for Capitol; Tour Kicks Off in April The surviving members of The Beach Boys are set to do it again. The legendary band and Capitol Records announced on Friday that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston ...

  11. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. Th ...

  12. Exclusive: CBGB Film to Chronicle Birthplace of Punk Rock

    May 16, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, one of whom is Kristal's daughter. Brad Rosenberger, Randall Miller, Jody Sa ...

  13. Beach Boys' Lost 'Smile' Album to See Release in 2011

    March 11, 2011 9:27 AM EST 0 0 0 It's an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love: Capitol Records is planning to release the Beach Boys ' great lost album, "Smile," later this year. Two longtime Beach Boys associates -- engineer ...

  14. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement ...

  15. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic cha ...

  16. Coldplay Dominates U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coldplay's international chart domination was extended yesterday as it scored a double triumph on the new U.K. sales charts. As "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" started a second week as Bri Coldplay's international cha ...

  17. Settlement Reached In Beach Boys Name Dispute

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The settlement of a long legal dispute over rights to the Beach Boys' name has restored good vibrations among the three surviving original members of the famed group, attorneys in the case said yester The settlement of a long legal dispute over ...

  18. Wilson's 'Ocean' Set For Expanded Reissue

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson's cult classic 1977 solo album, "Pacific Ocean Blue," will be released May 13 in an expanded edition by Caribou/Epic/Legacy. The project has been out of print for Late Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wi ...

  19. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement ...

  20. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most popular singers and performers of the 1950s. Her 1956 song "Etranger au Paradis" was the fi 2005 - "Exotic cha ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothin ...

  22. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Gail Menscer, mother of country singer Doug Stone, dies from cancer. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 8 ...

  23. FUTURE PIGEON, "The Echodelic Sounds Of..."

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When you think of the late, great Beachwood Sparks, you think of the rolling California waves captured perfectly in sound on Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue," not the deep, deep dub grooves of Aug When you think of the late, great ...

  24. Surviving Beach Boys Regroup In L.A.

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Three of the original Beach Boys appeared together in public for the first time in a decade yesterday (June 13) to toast their musical legacy and hinted at the possibility of a reunion performance. Three of the original Beach Boys appeared together ...

  25. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1968 - </b>Miami Pop Festival features performances by Procul Harum, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac and Canned Heat.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothin ...

  26. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Madonna, Mariah Carey and Carlos Santana are honored with special honors at the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna receives Billboard's artist achievement award which recognizes popularity, 2004 - Budding pop star Ashlee ...

  27. Hometown Erecting Beach Boys Monument

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Just a few miles from the surf and sand the Beach Boys celebrated, the city of Hawthorne, Calif., will erect a monument where Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson grew up. California Historical Landmark No. Just a few miles from the surf and sand the Beach ...

  28. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement. 1998 - LaFace/Arista artist Usher sues trendy clothing company Tommy Hilfiger for al ...

  29. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home ...

  30. Richard Ashcroft Focuses On Warmth, Hope

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Richard Ashcroft's second solo album, "Human Conditions," is a spiritual work that the former frontman for the Verve says grew out of the fabric of his recent life. Ashcroft explains, &qu ...

  31. Historic Beach Boys Concert Comes Home

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys will be released on CD March 4 from Eagle Records, with a DVD/VHS release to follow later in the month. "Good Timin' -- Live at Knebworth, England 1980" documents the A 1980 concert by the Beach Boys w ...

  32. Judge Rules Jardine Cannot Tour As Beach Boys

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beach Boys' Al Jardine will have to get around without using the name of the band that helped define the 1960s California sound, a U.S. court of appeals ruled yesterday (Jan. 28) in San Francisco. The Beach Boys' Al Jardine will have t ...

  33. This Day in Music

    December 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Frankie Gaye, younger brother of Marvin Gaye, dies of complications following a heart attack. He is 60. Frankie's combat experiences during the Vietnam War are said to have greatly influ 2001 - Frankie Gaye, younger br ...

  34. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for ""TP-2.com"" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in L 2001 - R. Kelly ...

  35. Hawthorne, CA—Birthplace of a Musical Legacy

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Beach Boys, Capitol has compiled a two-disc, 57-track set named after the Boys' hometown. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Beach Boys, Capitol has compiled a ...

  36. TNT's Brian Wilson Tribute Taping In March

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As first revealed here last December, cable network TNT will host its "All-Star Tribute To Brian Wilson" March 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event is listed on the Web sites of both the As first revealed here last Decemb ...

  37. Honors, Reissues, & More For Beach Boys' 40thI

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A bevy of Beach Boys activity can be expected in the coming months as the band celebrates its 40th anniversary. For starters, the legendary surf band will be among those receiving a Lifetime Achieveme A bevy of Beach Boys activity can be expected in ...