1. Manager Shep Gordon: 'Everybody Beat Up Donald Trump for Saying Exactly What Jay Z's Songs Were Saying'

    January 05, 2017 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Shep Gordon is the legendary music manager who has represented the likes of Alice Cooper , Blondie and Pink Floyd . He knows a thing or two about good music, and in a new video shot at Summit at Sea in November, he sits for some shop talk with Th3rd ...

  2. Janis Joplin's Childhood Texas Home on the Market for $500,000

    June 07, 2016 10:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Southeast Texas house where blues and rock star Janis Joplin lived as a child is for sale for $500,000. The Port Arthur home of Joplin, who died in 1970, has a Texas Historical Commission marker outside confirming she lived at the residence. Jopli ...

  3. Music Docs: Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain Among Featured Artists

    November 15, 2015 8:24 PM EST Famed musicians are memorialized and others are followed into unfamiliar territory in this year’s doc films. When you think documentaries, the first image in your mind may not be of turning it up to 11, yet music-based docs — most prominently th ...

  4. 'American Idol' Finale: Jax Gets Closure Rocking Out With Steven Tyler

    May 13, 2015 9:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a touching and humanizing moment, the season 14 finalist thanked her devotees for giving her an "epic platform." He may not be in the judge's chair anymore, and she may not have won,  but that didn’t stop Steven Tyler and Jax from ...

  5. Got It Licked: Finnish Postal Service to Honor Metal Bands Nightwish, HIM, Apocalyptica and More

    April 16, 2015 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Well, at least we have Hendrix. Six Finnish metal/rock bands will be honored in September when the country’s postal service, Posti, issues several new series of stamps. According to posti.fi , graphic artist Klaus Welp designed the sheet that will f ...

  6. Book Review: The Godfather of Rock Criticism Looks Back With ‘Another Little Piece of My Heart’ Memoir

    April 14, 2015 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 1966, Richard Goldstein, 21 and looking 15, became America's first full-time rock critic, penning  The Village Voice 's "Pop Eye" column -- a job that was "better than sex with The Shirelles ," he writes in his vivid ...

  7. Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway Face Off On 'Lip Sync Battle': Watch!

    April 10, 2015 6:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reunited and it feels so... funny! When The Devil Wears Prada co-stars Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway competed against one another on this week's Lip Sync Battle , both women pulled out all the stops. Hathaway performed Mary J. Blige's &quo ...

  8. Janis Joplin Biopic Producers Sue to Halt Development

    March 18, 2015 8:04 PM EDT Silver Reel and LKL claim writer-producer Ron Terry and an investor breached an exclusive option. The Janis Joplin biopic set to star Amy Adams has been in development for years. Now a new lawsuit aims to stop that development, at least temporar ...

  9. Sam Andrew, Founding Guitarist of Big Brother & the Holding Company, Dead at 73

    February 13, 2015 7:59 PM EST 3.419 k 85 40 Sam Andrew, best known as the founding guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company -- the band that introduced Janis Joplin to the world -- died Thursday. He was 73.  The news was originally released in a statement via the Big Brother a ...

  10. Rising R&B Singer Wash Talks 'Can't Trust Thots'

    January 26, 2015 5:02 PM EST opened with a bang for R&B singer Wash , who earned his first Billboard credit with "Can't Trust Thots." The French Montana -assisted track first arrived on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 in December, toppin ...

  11. Dave Grohl Slams TV Talent Shows

    October 29, 2014 1:39 AM EDT If Dave Grohl had auditioned for American Idol , would he have snagged a golden ticket to the Hollywood rounds (coincidentally taking place this week)? Not a chance, the Foo Fighters frontman told CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday night. “I would ne ...

  12. Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

    August 18, 2014 4:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 If Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, or Led Zeppelin were to audition for American Idol today, would any of them have earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood? The short answer to that, according to hit songwriter Linda Perry , star of VH1's Make or Break : ...

  13. 'Hedwig' and 'A Gentleman's Guide' Win Big at Tony Awards

    June 09, 2014 12:05 AM EDT It looks like LL Cool J and T. I. have found a new home: on Broadway rapping with Hugh Jackman. The artists joined the Tony Awards host onstage at Radio City Music Hall for the 68th annual event on Sunday Night to perform an updated version of the ...

  14. Cannes: Director Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Documentary to Be Shopped to Buyers

    May 01, 2014 10:33 AM EDT Content Media is handling sales on "Janis: Little Girl Blue," which is produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney. Director Amy Berg ("West of Memphis") is to tackle singing sensation Janis Joplin in documentary "Janis: Little G ...

  15. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Ou ...

  16. Janis Joplin Musical Leaving Broadway, But Not Going Away

    January 22, 2014 1:41 AM EST 0 0 0 The musical of legendary blues and soul singer Janis Joplin is leaving Broadway but promises to hang around the city. Producers said Wednesday that "A Night With Janis Joplin" with a powerful performance by Mary Bridget Davies in the title ...

  17. The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 11:24 AM EST A full recording of Ray Waddell's talk with Roger Waters can be found at the bottom of this article. "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career ...

  18. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings ...

  19. Former 'Idol' Elise Testone Looks Ahead to Debut Album 'In This Life'

    August 09, 2013 12:10 AM EDT "American Idol" alum Elise Testone makes her home in Charleston, South Carolina, but last week, she returned to her New Jersey roots to celebrate a special occasion: her 30th birthday. The season 11 finalist ushered in the milestone with ...

  20. Venerated NY Tennis Stadium to Stage a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:49 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a stir ...

  21. Neglected NY Tennis Stadium to Mount a Comeback as Concert Venue

    July 08, 2013 6:35 AM EDT From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades, the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only one of the cathedrals of tennis - host of the U.S. Open - it was also a ...

  22. Watch Natalia Jimenez Channel Janis Joplin at Billboard Latin Music Conference (Video)

    April 23, 2013 1:45 PM EDT You never quite know what’s going to come out of the Billboard Latin Music Conference. Yesterday, for example, the Spanish singer/songwriter Natalia Jimenez was discussing her career at Billboard's annual Most Influential Women in Latin Mu ...

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  24. Chuck Berry Looks to Record, Admits Future is 'Very Dim'

    October 28, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Pays Tribute to 86-Year-Old Icon Still rockin' at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago. "And as soon as I can get someone to guide me - and I do ...

  25. Judd Apatow Talks Graham Parker's Acting, 'Freaks and Geeks,' His Neil Young Regret at Film TV Music Conf

    October 26, 2012 10:30 AM EDT (L-R): Mike Andrews, Musician, Graham Parker, Musician, Judd Apatow, Director/Writer/Producer, Manish Raval, Music Supervisor, Michael Penn (Photo: Arnold Turner) Judd Apatow is far better known for his comic chops than for his musical acumen - he ...

  26. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: The Strange Familiar

    October 16, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Having made inroads via TV synchs, the quartet is radio-ready with its new album 'Chasing Shadows' and single 'Unwanted.' "We actually started a band when we were in sixth grade," remembers Kira Leyden, vocalist for the ...

  27. Wixen Widens Its Scope

    October 15, 2012 6:15 AM EDT Family-run forensic publishing rights specialist is offering new services for its wide array of clients Wixen Music Publishing, known for its forensic ability to find monies due, now wants to be known for generating incremental income too. The c ...

  28. Backbeat: The Great Bobby Womack Rocks NYC Apple Store With Damon Albarn, XL's Richard Russell

    September 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rocking the tech emporium: From left: XL's Richard Russell, TV on the Radio's Jaleel Bunton, Bobby Womack, Remi Kabaka, Kwes (behind the piano) and Damon Albarn playing NYC's SoHo Apple Store. (Photo: Andy Gensler) 'It fired me ...

  29. Clive Davis Autobiography Set For February Release

    September 12, 2012 11:22 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Music mogul Clive Davis will release an autobiography in February that will include "the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs" of his career. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis The untitled book will be releas ...

  30. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  31. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  32. Strange Familiar Become Not So Unfamiliar

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT After making inroads with TV synchs, the Strange Familiar is ready for radio with album 'Chasing Shadows' While the Strange Familiar is still getting to know the public, its founding members share a deep history. "We actually starte ...

  33. 615 Artist Spotlight: DeeAnn Dominy

    August 22, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's an old saying that in Texas, they do things in a big way. DeeAnn Dominy is a first-rate example of this fact, as the Lone Star state native has received her share of critical acclaim in 2012, thanks to her debut EP, "Based On A Tru ...

  34. 40 Under 40: Lee Anderson

    August 02, 2012 12:37 PM EDT Lee Anderson Agent, AM Only Website: AMOnly.com Twitter: @LeeBronBron Pushing Boundaries AM Only agant Lee Anderson, 31, walked the Grammy Awards red carpet alongside Skrillex this February. That's how integral he was to the young dubstep tro ...

  35. Chuck Berry Getting All-Star Tribute at Rock Hall of Fame

    July 24, 2012 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of rock's pioneers will be celebrated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall. Chuck Berry will be honored by the hall as part of its American Music Masters series. Berry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In Octo ...

  36. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  37. Estates Ready 'Holograms' of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe & the Doors

    June 12, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Doors Manager: "Hopefully, 'Jim Morrison' will be able to walk right up to you, look you in the eye, sing right at you and then walk away" The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon r ...

  38. 'Holographic' Resurrections of Elvis, Hendrix, Monroe and The Doors

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects com ...

  39. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the ...

  40. Dick Clark Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Dick Clark, the revered TV producer whose "American Bandstand," "American Top 40" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" helped shape modern pop music for decades, died of a "massive heart attack" at a Los A ...

  41. Faith Hill Shows Off New Songs at Radio Seminar

    February 27, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Faith Hill returned to a Country Radio Seminar-related stage for the first time in quite a few years on Friday (Feb. 24) to perform as part of the Warner Brothers-sponsored luncheon. She took to the stage with a stirring performance of her 2005 hit ...

  42. How Ten New or Renovated Venues Are Reshaping The Nation's Touring Circuit

    February 22, 2012 2:48 PM EST A rendering of the Barclay's Center slated to open this September in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn to Kansas City, Mo., and points beyond, a wide range of new buildings and freshly renovated veteran facilities are making news and offering new oppor ...

  43. Bill O'Reilly: 'Whitney Houston Wanted to Kill Herself'

    February 14, 2012 5:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Bill O'Reilly offered a harsh rejoinder to Whitney Houston's mourners Monday when he suggested that the late singer's drug use was evidence of suicidal tendencies. Speaking on "The O'Reilly Factor," the conservative pun ...

  44. Etta James Funeral and Memorial Details Released

    January 24, 2012 8:00 PM EST Famed rhythm and blues singer Etta James died Jan. 20, five days away from her 74 birthday after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C. On Tuesday, it was announced that a public viewing would be held at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, ...

  45. Etta James Dead at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:39 AM EST Etta James, the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera, is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Jame ...

  46. Howard Tate, Lost Soul Singer, Dead at 72

    December 06, 2011 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Howard Tate , a gifted 1960s soul singer who dropped out of music after his now-beloved records were ignored, only to reemerge decades later to a cult following, died Dec. 2 at his New Jersey apartment. A spokesman for the Burlington County medical ...

  47. Doyle Bramhall Sr., Texas Musician, Dies at 62

    November 14, 2011 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer/musician Doyle Bramhall Sr., who collaborated with a number of notable Texas musicians, died at 62 at his home in Alpine, Texas on Sunday (Nov. 13). The cause of death was not immediately known. According to the Austin Chronicle , Bramhall be ...

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