1. Historic KWEM Station Returns Online

    May 27, 2014 3:59 AM EDT Decades ago, unknown blues musicians paid $15 to appear on an east Arkansas radio station, hoping a few minutes of exposure would help them become the legends they now are: B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Ike Turner. KWEM-AM ...

  2. Dance Show 'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

    April 15, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday ...

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  4. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, ...

  5. 'American Idol' Alum Pia Toscano Parts Ways With Interscope

    September 04, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hers was the most shocking elimination of "American Idol's" tenth season, but a little over a year since the show wrapped for Pia Toscano , the singer has parted ways with 19 Recordings and Interscope. In an exclusive interview with T ...

  6. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will ...

  7. Pinetop Perkins, Legendary Bluesman, Dies At 97

    March 21, 2011 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 P inetop Perkins , one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and pa ...

  8. Phil Spector Denied Wearing A Wig

    August 20, 2010 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of Phil Spector 's sons has praised a documentary that depicts the convicted homicidal music producer as a sociopath and a narcissist. The film, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector," is based on a three and a half hour inte ...

  9. 'Chapel of Love' Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

    August 27, 2009 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songwriter Ellie Greenwich , who helped shape pop music in the 1960s with such memorable tunes as "Chapel of Love" and "Da Doo Ron Ron," died of a heart attack at a New York hospital on Wednesday, her manager said. She was 68. Th ...

  10. Nov 26th 2008

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 – Raul Velasco, the legendary host of Mexican TV show "Siempre En Domingo" and champion of countless artists, dies of natur ...

  11. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Raul Velasco, the le ...

  12. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-h ...

  13. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Ear ...

  14. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  15. Phil Spector Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'n'roll with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday. Larry Levine, the recording engineer ...

  16. The Billboard Q&A: The Black Keys & Danger Mouse

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums, relying on little more than Dan Auerbach's deep, bluesy vocals and searing guitar licks atop Patrick Carney's thunde The Black Keys have been a model of co ...

  17. Plan Of 'Attack'

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys have been a model of consistency throughout their first four albums, relying on little more than Dan Auerbach's deep, bluesy vocals and searing guitar licks atop Patrick Carney's thunde The Black Keys have been a model of co ...

  18. Black Keys Open To Working With Rod Stewart

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rod Stewart, take heed: when you told Rolling Stone during a recent Grammy party that you wanted to record a blues album backed by the Black Keys, the Black Keys were listening. Rod Stewart, take heed: when you told Rolling Stone during a recent Gra ...

  19. Coroner: Turner Died Of Cocaine Overdose

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock'n'roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said. Rock'n'roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was cau ...

  20. Ike Turner's Death Tied To Cocaine

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Ike Turner's death last month at age 76 was caused by a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said Wednesday. "We are listing that he abused cocaine, and that's what re ...

  21. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and ...

  22. Young Opens New York Run After Lengthy Delay

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Undeterred by a fire department investigation and a subsequent nearly 90-minute delay, Neil Young opened a six-night run Wednesday (Dec. 12) at New York's United Palace Theatre with a stellar performa Undeterred by a fire department investigati ...

  23. Rock Pioneer Ike Turner Dies At 76

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogre-like image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died today (Dec. 12) at his home in Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock' ...

  24. Musician Ike Turner Dies At 76

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogre-like image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died today (Dec. 12) at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76. "He d ...

  25. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Tony Sylvester, founding member of the R&B trio Main Ingredient, dies in New York at the age of 66. 2006 - Raul Velasco, the le ...

  26. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Righteous Brothers, dies of natural causes. He is 63. Hatfield is discovered in a hotel room in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he and partner Bill M 2003 - Blue-eyed soul icon Bobby Hatfield, one-h ...

  27. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  28. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, M ...

  29. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and Green Day are the top music winners at the 32nd People's Choice Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast on CBS. Clarkson wins top female perf 2006 - Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and ...

  30. 02OnTV

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 8-14, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Jennifer Hudson (also scheduled: David Arquette). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s ...

  31. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Manuel Garcia, Many Chao, and U2 each win two awards at Spain's fifth Premios Amigo ceremony in Madrid.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blu ...

  33. Gorillaz Go Ape With Book, EPs, DVD

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a busy autumn, as it plans to release a series of EPs, a book and a DVD. "Rise of the Ogres," the group's literary premiere, will be released Nov. 2 through Penguin Boo Cartoon band Gorillaz will have a ...

  34. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists who have succeeded in their solo career as well as their group career, Bob Dylan and future book ideas. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION Fred: A few weeks ago when Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" ca ...

  35. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guit ...

  36. Gorillaz / April 2, 5, 2006 / Harlem, N.Y. (Apollo Theatre)

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total train wreck. In the case of Gorillaz's run at New York's Apollo Theatre, it was a little bit of both. How would they pu The first night of a multi-date stand ...

  37. Gorillaz Descending On Apollo Theater

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary Apollo Theater for an April 2-6 stand, during which it will recreate material from its 2005 album, "Demon Days." Animated band Gorillaz will overtake New York's legendary ...

  38. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Melissa Etheridge ends speculation about the paternity of the children the rock star shares with partner Julie Cypher, when she announces that David Crosby is the children's father.<br c 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, wh ...

  39. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Manuel Garcia, Many Chao, and U2 each win two awards at Spain's fifth Premios Amigo ceremony in Madrid.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 ...

  40. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Jazz saxophonist, Eddie Harris dies of bone cancer at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harris wrote most of the music for the much celebrated "The Cosby Show."<br clear="none"/> 2003 - Blu ...

  41. Bluesman 'Little' Milton Dies After Stroke

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist "Little" Milton Campbell, whose gritty vocals and songwriting recalled B.B. King's rough-edged style, died today (Aug. 4) from a stroke, his record company said. Blues singer, songwriter and guit ...

  42. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guit ...

  43. Rounder, Sun Expose Archives Digitally

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest being the immediate availability of sought-after vintage and long out-of-print works. The digital world has added many new wrinkles to the music landscape, the latest b ...

  44. Albarn Bows New Gorillaz CD In Austin

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After premiering the apocalyptic animated video for "Feel Good Inc." in an Austin, Texas, bar yesterday (March 17), Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn seemed relieved to have wrapped work on the "cartoon After premiering the apocalyptic ...

  45. Gorillaz Battle 'Demon Days' On New Album

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cartoon quartet Gorillaz will on May 24 release its sophomore Virgin album, "Demon Days." Cartoon quartet Gorillaz will on May 24 release its sophomore Virgin album, "Demon Days." A video is in production for first single "F ...

  46. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R& ...

  47. This Day in Music

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2003 - Thomas D. Mottola, who spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, resigns as chairman, CEO. 2001 - ...

  48. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses premiums, the birth of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley, Syreeta, Barbra Streisand, the Coors and more with readers. IT'S A GUIDE THING Hi Fred, I just bought the newest TV Guide. It features Elvis Presley on the cove ...

  49. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's long ...

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