1. Neil Young Quietly Releases Covers Album for Online Sale

    April 18, 2014 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Young’s new covers album “A Letter Home” was quietly released for sale Friday without formal announcement. The album is out via Jack White’s Third Man Records online shop on 12-inch vinyl a day before Record Store Day. It will be sold through p ...

  2. Diana Krall's 'Pop' Album to Include New Paul McCartney Song

    April 09, 2014 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall is breaking out the big guns for her next studio album, her first in two years. The Grammy-winning artist is working with David Foster on demos for a "pop record" that tentatively includes tracks by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot ...

  3. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

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  5. The Replacements Reuniting for Covers Set

    October 03, 2012 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Replacements will be back with a new covers EP, according to Rolling Stone . The iconic '80s act, which last reunited in 2006, have recorded four tracks in a hometown Minneapolis studio. The band was down to a duo of original members for th ...

  6. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot Among Songwriter Hall inductees

    June 15, 2012 9:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Son ...

  7. Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Ne-Yo Among Songwriter Hall Honorees

    June 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Nicks and Swizz Beatz Among Presenters Stevie Nicks prefers writing a song over meeting a handsome prince. Ne-Yo claimed songwriting saved his life. And Bob Seger said writing a song is the hardest, yet most rewarding thing that he does. Conv ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Starting With A Song

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 In a business where ego and star power often demand center stage, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) awards dinner each June emerges like Brigadoon, an always magical, sometimes humbling celebration where the songwriting community honors its finest. ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Backbeat: Dean Brody Releases New Country Album, Works Retail Deal With Fossil Canada

    April 30, 2012 1:01 PM EDT Dean Brody performed three songs at his exclusive album release party for Dirt . (Photo: Barry Roden) Canadian girls - and guys - gathered at Fossil Canada 's downtown Toronto showroom for a private album release celebration for singer-songwr ...

  12. Backbeat: Bernie Finkelstein, Canadian Record Label Legend, Remembers Career at Memoir Launch

    April 19, 2012 11:44 AM EDT True North Records founder and long-time artist manager Bernie Finkelstein addresses his industry peers at the launch of his book, True North: A Life In The Music Business (Photo: Valerie Drinkwalter) Bernie Finkelstein - who built one of Canada&# ...

  13. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

    February 21, 2012 12:17 PM EST WireImage The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as w ...

  14. Songwriters Hall of Fame Taps Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot

    February 21, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 The men behind "Against the Wind," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are heading into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bob Seger, Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Steinman, as well as Don S ...

  15. Toby Keith Firing Off Singles from 'Bullets'

    August 24, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country icon Toby Keith was so prolific in writing for his new album, the forthcoming "Bullets in the Gun," he actually took two songs off the album that he felt were potential singles. "When I finished cutting the tracks, I felt like ...

  16. The Daily Noise 2.19.2010 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 2.19.2010 - Billboard.com

    February 19, 2010 4:27 PM EST 0 0 0 Adam Lambert raises eyebrows in radio interview, Lil Wayne gets root canals, Gordon Lightfoot very much alive, Omarion talks about leaving Young Money. Lil Wayne , Omarion , Ke$ha , Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , adam lambert , Fuse , Music News , G ...

  17. Adam Lambert Not Discreet, Gordon Lightfoot Not Dead

    February 19, 2010 1:26 PM EST 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Adam Lambert is in some hot water for comments he made during an interview with Long Island radio station WBLI about his bisexuality, making out with Ke$ha , and fur. Lil Wayne ...

  18. "Dead" Singer Gordon Lightfoot Says He Feels Fine

    February 19, 2010 7:43 AM EST 0 0 0 Gordon Lightfoot is very much alive despite reports on Thursday (Feb. 18) that said the legendary 71-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter had died while on a North American tour. Lightfoot, whose hits include "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, ...

  19. Feist, Rush Win At SOCAN Awards

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) held its annual awards gala on Monday, handing out prizes to Rush, Stompin' Tom Connors, Gordon Lightfoot and Finger Eleven. The gala, held in Toronto, included awards fo ...

  20. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team wit ...

  22. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up stat ...

  24. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 ...

  25. Beasties Rock NYC Benefit, Hit The Studio

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a charity show in conjunction with MTV and VH1. Proceeds benefited the Institute for Music The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sol ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  27. Chart Beat

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat and more! 'JUNO' AND THE PAYDIRT: Last week, I asked if the "Juno" soundtrack will be "Uno," as in No. 1 on The Billboard 200. We didn't quit ...

  28. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST - U2's Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14 2006 - U2's Bono and the Edge team wit ...

  29. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up stat ...

  31. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2006 - Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia. 2005 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With three awards, singer/songwriter Raphael dominates France's music awards ceremony Les Victoires de la Musique in a show that heralds the rise of the new French scene. The artist wins all th 2006 - With three awards, singer/songwriter ...

  33. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney 2003 - Arthu ...

  34. The Frames Capture Onstage Intensity On 'The Cost'

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ambiance over perfection was the modus operandi for the Frames' new album, "The Cost," frontman Glen Hansard tells Billboard.com "It came out pretty much exactly as I hoped," he says. Ambiance over perfection was the modus o ...

  35. McLachlan To Get Busy On Next CD After Holidays

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter's new Christmas album, "Wintersong," because it may be awhile before they hear anything more from her. Sarah McLachlan fans better enjoy the Canadian singer/songwriter&# ...

  36. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah ...

  37. A Fond Farewell

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like the 309," the last song written by Johnny Cash before his death, is included on "American V: A Hundred Highways." Due this week via American Recordings/Lost Highway, the album was recorded with "Like the 309," the ...

  38. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Authorities search the home of hardcore rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) and his wife, Tashera as part of an investigation into the shooting of Simmons' uncle and manager, Ray Copeland; the att 2005 - Kanye West emerges a dou ...

  39. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Ji 2005 - Four people are stabbed, one ...

  40. Willie Nelson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / May 2, 2006 / Toronto (Air Canada Centre)

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Backed by his longtime Family Band, the "Red Headed Stranger" walked onstage to a standing ovation before kicking off with "Whiskey River," the first of some three-dozen songs he would touch on throug It seems somewhat ironic giv ...

  41. Cash's Final Song To Appear On 'American V'

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Like the 309," the last song written by Johnny Cash before his death, will be included on "American V: A Hundred Highways." Due July 4 via American Recordings/Lost Highway, the album was recorded wit "Like the 309," th ...

  42. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 3 ...

  43. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Wilkinsons are voted best country group/duo in at Canada's Juno Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in ...

  44. Rick Moranis Channels His Inner 'Cowboy'

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Having phased out his Hollywood career a decade ago, actor Rick Moranis ("Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs") returns to his first love, music, on the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy," which earned a Grammy no Anyone who came of ...

  45. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney 2003 - Arthu ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Phish and the Grateful Dead are the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish takes home two of the most prestigious awards _ studio albu 2001 - Phish and the Grateful D ...

  48. This Day in Music

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts." 2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by h ...

  49. Canadian Stars Sign On For New Live 8 Show

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Canadian edition of Bob Geldof's Live 8 concerts will be held July 2 at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario. The lineup features a who's-who of Canadian music, including Celine Dion (via satellite from The Canadian edition of Bob Geldof ...

  50. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded post-punk outfit Magazine in 1977 and went on to play in Siouxsie & the Banshees and Public Image Ltd. in the 1980s, dies. He is 48. 2004 - Guitarist John McGeoch, who co-founded p ...

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