1. 'Jersey Boys,' Frankie Valli Surge On Billboard 200

    June 27, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 All things 'Jersey Boys' are red-hot, as two titles featuring the legendary sound storm the chart, with Valli and the 4 Seasons scoring their highest rank in decades The stage musical about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons and its recently- ...

  2. Frankie Valli To Headline July 4 Festivities In D.C.

    May 19, 2014 6:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 That trademark falsetto behind "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and other hits from 50 years ago will help celebrate July 4 on the National Mall this year as Frankie Valli headlines the "Capitol Fourth" show in Wash ...

  3. Frankie Valli Thailand Concert Canceled After Political Unrest

    January 20, 2014 4:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Sixties doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a concert in Bangkok this week because of Thailand's political unrest, the event's promoter announced Monday. Promoter BEC-Tero Entertainment PCL said Wednesday's performance was being ...

  4. Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

    September 03, 2013 4:30 PM EDT There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their group, the Four Seasons, for more than 50 years. It portrays a pact made by Valli, the singer, and Ga ...

  5. Four Tops' Musical Director Dies at 61

    November 02, 2011 7:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 LAS VEGAS - A key behind-the-scenes associate of the famed Motown quartet the Four Tops, George Rountree, has died. He was 61. The Sun reports Rountree, who worked as the group's musical director for more than 30 years, died Sunday in a Las Veg ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Blasts Onto U.K. Chart

    May 30, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's "Born This Way" album made its expected powerful arrival to the U.K. chart Sunday (May 29), with the biggest first-week sale of the year here of 215,000 units, more than the rest of the top ten titles combined. "Give ...

  8. Weekly Chart Notes: Michael Jackson, Lonely Island, Reba McEntire

    December 23, 2010 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 RETURN OF THE KING: The late King of Pop makes a triumphant return to Billboard's charts. While "Michael" arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 behind Taylor Swift 's "Speak Now" (2-1) and Susan Boyle 's "The ...

  9. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, 'Halo'

    September 23, 2010 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 MARS ATTACKS: After his arrest Sunday (Sept. 19) on suspicion of cocaine possession , Bruno Mars instead makes enviable headlines on the Billboard Hot 100 , where "Just the Way You Are" ascends 3-1 . The song is Mars' first No. 1 as a ...

  11. Ask Billboard: Rating Rihanna

    July 23, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GOOD GIRL NOT GONE TO NO. 1 Dear ...

  12. Ex-'Jersey Boys' Countersue Valli Over Rival Tour

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With more than $1 billion in ticket sales, the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" has spawned many recent attempts to transform pop music to the stage. But here's a good legal question: Can former cast members publicly perform covers of ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Jay-Z, The Beatles, "Glee"

    September 17, 2009 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 RUN THIS CHART: With the 400th debut ever at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Jay-Z notches his 11th chart-topping album with "The Blueprint 3." With his grand entrance, Jay-Z passes Elvis Presley as the solo act with the most No. 1 albums in t ...

  15. Chart Beat: Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z

    July 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 FIT FOR A KING: Just as he did in his life, Michael Jackson continues to break Billboard chart records. Following his passing June 25, Jackson's music floods Billboard's Top Pop Catalog, Top Comprehensive Albums and Hot Digital Songs chart ...

  16. May 3, 2009

    May 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Doug Firley of Gravity Kills drops a keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 1991 – Singer Andy Williams marries Debbie Haas in New York City. 1976 – Paul McCartney makes his first U ...

  17. March 21, 2009

    March 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Klaus Dinger of Kraftwerk and Neu! dies of heart failure at the age of 61. 2000 – Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three albums. 1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins a best original song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie ...

  18. Scooter Unseats Madonna On U.K. Album Chart

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 German techno band Scooter scored a big upset on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (May 11), unseating Madonna's "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.) to debut at No. 1 with "Jumping All Over the World" (All A German techno band Scoo ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Spring ...

  21. Chart Beat

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Frankie Valli, Alicia Keys, Soulja Boy and more! FRANKIE IS THE WORD: This summer, a friend of mine bought tickets to see Frankie Valli at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and at the last minute had a change of plans. He gave me his tic ...

  22. Chart Beat

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and more! WORTH THE WAIT: She waited a long time to see her name at the top of The Billboard 200. Just over 20 years after making her first appearance on this survey, ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinna ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 1994 - Bruce Spring ...

  26. 'Boys' Dominate Tony Awards

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The boys ruled last night (June 11) at the 60th annual Tony Awards in New York, with "Jersey Boys," the jukebox musical following the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and "The History Boys, The boys ruled last night (June 1 ...

  27. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials, ...

  28. Musicals Lead 2006 Tony Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Drowsy Chaperone," a parody of 1920s musicals, leads the field for the 2006 Tony Awards with 13 nominations. Joining it in the best musical category are multiple nominees "The Color Purple," "Jer "The Drowsy Chaper ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>The Neville Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted into the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Gravity Kills k ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1982 - </b>Donny Osmond stars in the title role on Broadway of "Little Johnny Jones."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight ye ...

  31. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 part five Billy and Christie effectively announced their relationship with the release of the second single from the album, "Uptown Girl." "'Uptown Girl' is a joke song," Billy says. "It's a tribute to Frankie ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops ...

  33. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. ...

  34. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops a custom-made, spring-loaded keyboard on his hand, shattering the bones in his right ring finger during a show in Allentown, Pa. 2002 - Gravity Kills keyboardist Doug Firley drops ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. 2000 - Eclectic New York quartet Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three genre-bending albums together. ...

  37. Cruelty Without Beauty

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Feeling bored by what's going on in the current nÜ-electro scene? Feel as though the kids aren't taking themselves seriously enough? If so, do yourself a favor and give a listen to Cruelty With Feeling bored by what's going on in the ...

  38. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly ...

  39. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank ...

  40. Frankie Valli's Finest Collected On 'In Season' & 'Off'

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 All of Frankie Valli's hit songs with the 4 Seasons have been lovingly assembled on a two-CD set on Rhino Records, "In Season: Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons Anthology," which contains 51 remastere Ask Frankie Valli for his favorit ...