1. Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon: He Has Become a 'Monster'

    May 25, 2015 5:30 AM EDT Art Garfunkel is still bitter about the way Simon & Garfunkel split in 1971, describing his erstwhile partner Paul Simon as an "idiot" and a "jerk" for ending the group and lamenting that Simon had become a "monster ...

  2. Jeff Lynne on Being Honored by Tom Petty and Joe Walsh: 'I Never Knew If I Was Any Good at All'

    April 24, 2015 5:02 PM EDT 9.314 k 95 27 “I probably won’t get the giant head,” Jeff Lynne quips as he walks into a lounge at Capitol Records following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. “I’ll let you know in a week or so.” That Lynne has to be con ...

  3. George Harrison Memorial Tree Replaced

    February 26, 2015 10:36 PM EST 0 0 0 A tree has been planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison to replace one that was killed by a beetle infestation. City News Service says a yew pine honoring the late Beatles guitarist was planted Wednesday in Griffith Park on what w ...

  4. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Lady Gaga 'Danced' to No. 1 for the First Time

    January 12, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'Just Dance' became Mother Monster's first Hot 100 leader six years ago. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Barry Manilow. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven ...

  5. This Week in Billboard Chart History: Phil Collins Ended the '80s at No. 1

    December 22, 2014 8:05 AM EST Collins' 'Another Day in Paradise' became the last new leader of the '80s. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey and two solo Beatles. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more ...

  6. Paul McCartney Worked on a Song About Police Killings: 'I'm Not Giving Up On It'

    December 19, 2014 1:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away. Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, he seems as boyish and light-footed as he was on stage decades ago for The Ed Sullivan Show , his manner informal, his ...

  7. George Harrison, Bee Gees & More to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

    December 18, 2014 5:09 PM EST Beloved Beatles legend George Harrison will receive yet another honor in 2015 when the Recording Academy posthumously gives him the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award . Stevie Wonder to Receive All-Star Tribute From Grammys The Bee Gees  and  Bu ...

  8. George Harrison's Childhood Home Fetches $250,000 at Auction

    October 22, 2014 7:17 PM EDT Winning bid came from Beatles fan who lost out on John Lennon's house last year George Harrison 's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for just over $250,000 at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club in the English city.  The Live ...

  9. George Harrison's Childhood Home Fetches $250,000 at Auction

    October 22, 2014 7:17 PM EDT George Harrison 's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for just over $250,000 at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club in the English city.  The Liverpool Echo reported that Harrison's former house went to a Beatles fan who had ...

  10. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tribute is timed to the release of the "George Harrison: The Apple Years" reissue The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest� ...

  11. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert Timed to the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 , a r ...

  12. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven ...

  13. Play on Brian Epstein's Final Night Makes London Debut

    August 05, 2014 2:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Monday’s (August 4) press night of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles , a play about the ill-starred manager who guided the Beatles to global domination, brought a warm response from an audience including such celebrities as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mas ...

  14. ASCAP Taps Tom Petty for Founders Award

    March 20, 2014 5:14 PM EDT Rock veteran to be honored at 31st Annual Pop Music Awards on April 23 in L.A. Tom Petty’s gotta have it…the ASCAP Founder’s Award, that is. The veteran rocker will be honored with the organization’s prestigious Founders Award at its 31st annual P ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Pl ...

  16. George Harrison's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

    February 05, 2014 3:32 PM EST As we fondly remember the moment 50 years ago this week that the Beatles landed in American and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show," we're also honoring each Beatle -- and today we celebrate George Harrison's 10 biggest Billboa ...

  17. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance o ...

  18. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. ...

  19. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Her First No. 1 With 'Just Dance'

    January 13, 2014 8:05 AM EST 4.17 k 2.825 k 6 Five years ago this week, Mother Monster topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Janet and Michael Jackson, Men at Work and U2 Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven ...

  20. 'Breaking Bad' Finale's Last Song Surges With 3,000% Sales Gain

    September 30, 2013 4:34 PM EDT Badfinger's "Baby Blue" is suddenly red hot. The song, which closed the finale of AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" last night (Sept. 29), has suddenly risen into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list and is poi ...

  21. The Beatles Ready 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'

    September 12, 2013 2:22 PM EDT The Beatles are releasing a massive collection of songs and studio banter from the band's widely heralded BBC sessions in 1963-64, including 37 performances of early classics and rare covers. "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" wil ...

  22. Fake Fab Four Hit the Right Notes In Beatles Broadway Tribute

    July 24, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Even fake Beatles can bring back good memories of the real thing, when they're truly talented. The Beatles, arguably one of the most talented and influential bands in musical history, produced a treasure trove of unforgettable tunes. Mostly w ...

  23. Justin Timberlake Joins Exclusive Group Of Successful Soloists

    March 27, 2013 11:30 AM EDT JT becomes just the sixth artist to have tallied at least two Billboard 200 No. 1s each in a group and as a soloist. And, half the list consists of Beatles. As previously reported , Justin Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Expe ...

  24. Beatlemania Revisited in 'Good Ol' Freda,' Documentary on the Beatles' Secretary, at SXSW

    March 09, 2013 9:43 PM EST "Good Ol' Freda" director Ryan White and producer Kathy McCabe, right, flank Freda Kelly, the Beatles secretary from 1962 to 1973, prior to the world premiere of the film Saturday at SXSW. (Photo: Phil Gallo) After doing the im ...

  25. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  26. David Braun, Renowned Music Lawyer and Former PolyGram CEO, Dies at 81

    January 29, 2013 4:25 PM EST David Braun, a prominent music lawyer who represented such superstars as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, George Harrison and Michael Jackson, died Wednesday in Santa Barbara after a long illness. He was 81. Among his survivors is his son Lloyd Braun, th ...

  27. A Beatle's Last Hot 100 No. 1: 25 Years Ago Today

    January 16, 2013 4:31 PM EST     Twenty-five years ago today, a member of the Beatles topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the last time. On this date (Jan. 16) in 1988, George Harrison rose 2-1 on the survey with "Got My Mind Set on You," the first single from his albu ...

  28. Jenni Rivera Hits No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    December 21, 2012 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wedn ...

  29. Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM EST Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wed ...

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  31. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, P ...

  32. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  33. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . ...

  34. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  35. Elvis Presley's Conquest of NYC Shown in Rare Footage: 'It Was Very Emotional'

    November 15, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It was June of 1972. Though his career had enjoyed more triumphs than most any other in showbusiness, there was one city that Elvis Presley wanted to conquer: New York City. It had been over fifteen years since the "King of Rock & Roll" ...

  36. Former Warner, Capitol Chief Donates Interview Tapes to Library of Congress

    June 21, 2012 7:10 PM EDT When Columbia Records' legendary A&R executive John Hammond was hospitalized in the 1980s, Capitol Records' then-president Joe Smith visited and their conversation turned to the jazz artists they both loved. Smith asked if the recent ...

  37. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in t ...

  38. Web Trends: Bluegrass Icon Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 29, 2012 5:16 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. earl scruggs - Earl Scruggs passed away at 88 4. faith hill - There are a few reasons Faith Hill is trending. She just wrapped up a tour with husband Tim McGraw, there are images of her without makeup floating around the internet ...

  39. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  40. Morning Heds: Streaming Royalties Way Up, SOPA Protest Day, tUnE-yArDs Top Pazz & Jop

    January 18, 2012 7:25 AM EST Digital Notes: Royalties for Streaming Music Grew 17% in 2011 by New York Times (blog) SoundExchange, the agency that compensates performers and record labels when music is played on satellite and Internet radio, paid $292 million in royalties las ...

  41. Abbey Road Studios, Fairmont Hotels Partner for Music-Themed Lodging 'Experience'

    January 17, 2012 7:30 AM EST Fairmont, the luxury hotel chain which operates 18 properties around the world, including New York's Plaza Hotel, has partnered with Abbey Road Studios, the recording studio made famous by the Beatles, to offer a "once-in-a-lifetime" ...

  42. Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 25, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This mark ...

  43. Barry Feinstein, Bob Dylan/Janis Joplin Photographer, Dies at 80

    October 21, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Photographer Barry Feinstein, who captured behind-the-scenes images from rock's golden age and shot iconic album covers for Bob Dylan and George Harrison, died in upstate New York on Thursday. He was 80. Agent Dave Brolan said Feinstein, who li ...

  44. Stevie Nicks Shares a Dozen Stories at L.A. Performance

    October 20, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Nicks entertained and educated high school students and fans Wednesday at two sessions at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. She touched on everything from her childhood to her recently released album "In Your Dreams," providing the a ...

  45. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Archives to Go on Sale

    October 17, 2011 8:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 The organization, which will announce its 2011 class of inductees Tuesday, is set to release performances from 1986-2009. The day before it reveals its 27th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2011, Rock Hall and Time Life announced th ...

  46. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New ...

  47. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded ...

  48. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of S ...

  49. Ask Billboard: The Republic Of Ryan Tedder

    July 22, 2011 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

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