1. Jefferson Airplane Drummer Joey Covington Dies in Car Crash

    June 06, 2013 6:32 AM EDT Drummer Joey Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72 and later in the offshoot band Hot Tuna, died in a car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday. He was 67 years old. His death was confirmed by a post on Jefferson Starship’s Faceboo ...

  2. L.A. Reid to Be Honored at Pre-Grammy Gala; Quincy Jones and Al Schmitt at P&E Wing Event

    December 18, 2012 11:30 AM EST Clive Davis and the Recording Academy will present the annual Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, the Academy announced this morning. As part of the ...

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  4. Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies

    September 04, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the rock group Starship , died of a heart attack after a concert in Norfolk, Neb., his road manager said. He was 46. Road manager Scott Harrison said Abrahamian collapsed after a performance Sunday night. &quo ...

  5. Five Decades Of Grammy Hits

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 Even by the exalted standards he shares with other high-achieving record makers, Al Schmitt has a stunningly diverse discography. In a career spanning five decades, Schmitt has worked with such icons as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Sam C ...

  6. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued Over Uncleared 'Throne' Sample

    October 18, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Syl Johnson , a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  7. What Does Eminem Have In Common With Donny Osmond?

    July 29, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 What's in a name? For Eminem , when it comes to Billboard Hot 100 success, it hardly seems to matter. As Bad Meets Evil, the duo of Eminem and Da Royce da 5'9", soar into the top 10 (17-10) on the Hot 100 with "Lighters," fe ...

  8. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    August 24, 2010 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie ...

  9. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog For Downloads

    September 29, 2009 6:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 The once controversial Wolfgang's Vault , which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site ...

  10. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck Team Up For 'IRM'

    September 08, 2009 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with singer/songwriter Beck for her third album, "IRM," which is due in January 2010. "IRM" began as a straight-ahead production job for Beck, but eventually took on ...

  11. Woodstock Box Set Unearths Famous Festival's Rarities

    June 05, 2009 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings -- from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane -- will dot Rhino's "Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm" box set, w ...

  12. May 27, 2009

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200: The two-disc “Stadium Arcadium.” 1994 – A son, Miles Brockman, is born in Los Angeles to singer Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. 197 ...

  13. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borl ...

  14. April 18, 2009

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards of Chic dies of pneumonia in Tokyo. He is 43. 1983 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Come on Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners. 1981 – Yes announces its break-up. 1977 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Don’t Leave Me ...

  15. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip ...

  16. April 13, 2009

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Britney Spears and her husband, rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, confirm she is pregnant with her first child. 2004 – Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 – The Pixies unleash a 27-so ...

  17. April 7, 2009

    April 07, 2009 10:31 AM EDT – The newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots announce a 65-date reunion tour and play for the first time since 2002. 2008 – Bob Dylan becomes the first rock and roll musician to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. 1998 – George Michael is arrested for dis ...

  18. April 1, 2009

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver. 2005 – Songwriter Jack Keller dies of leukemia in Nashville at the age of 68. 2004 – Guitarist Paul Atkinson of the Zombies dies of liver and kidney disease in Santa Monica, Calif., at the age ...

  19. March 19, 2009

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – R&B singer Luther Ingram dies of heart failure in Belleville, Ill., at the age of 69. 2002 – Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2001 – Aerosmith, Michael Jac ...

  20. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba ...

  21. February 27, 2009

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a drug overdose is the cause of death. 2001 - Re ...

  22. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Miz ...

  23. Fillmore West Documentary Revived For DVD

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Francisco concert venue the Fillmore West will be back in the spotlight this fall via the documentary "Fillmore: The Last Days." Nearly 40 years after it closed for good, famed San Franci ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for R ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  26. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 200 ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special ...

  29. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a dr 2006 - Award winning South African R&B ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell) is shot dead in the Jamaica section of Queens, N.Y. Two suspects are reportedly buzzed into Mizell's area recording studio where the rap pioneer is in a 2002 - Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (Jason Miz ...

  32. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th birthda 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for R ...

  33. Bicycle Acquires Rock Icon Balin's Rights

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Bicycle Music Co. has acquired an interest in more than 70 songs written or performed by rock music legend Marty Balin, including hits from his days with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Bicycle President Allan Tepper tells Billboard ...

  34. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery. She is 50 years old. Canales was the first massively popular female singer in the macho worl 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in ...

  35. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton dies in Montclair, N.J., of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He is 66. 200 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special ...

  38. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Award winning South African R&B singer TK (real name Tsakani Mhinga) is found dead at a hotel in Johannesburg's Randburg suburb. The singer-songwriter is 27. An autopsy determines that a dr 2006 - Award winning South African R&B ...

  39. Billboard Bits: Patti Smith, Apple, Tommy Ramone

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Twelve," due April 17 via Columbia, includes Smith's renditions of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise," Neil Young's "Helpless" and Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule the World." Pat ...

  40. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He is 33. A traditional bagpiper and fiddler, Bennett also experimented with electronic music, creating tec 2005 - Scottish artist Martyn Bennett dies in Ed ...

  41. Smith Stoked For New Album, Tour, Rock Hall Induction

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who celebrated her 60th birthday last weekend with a show at New York's Bowery Ballroom and was awoken this morning (Jan. 8) with the news that she had been cho The stars have aligned for Patti Smith, who ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Intel cybercasts the 13th annual Bridge School Benefit concert. The show features performances by the Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson, among others.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 ...

  43. U.K. Compilation Flies Flag For Psychedelic Rock

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. label Northern Star Records is hoping to expose worldwide listeners to a host of up-and-coming psychedelic rock acts via the compilation "Psychedelica: Volume One." U.K. label Northern Star Records is hoping to expose worldwide listen ...

  44. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surpr ...

  45. Chart Beat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jewel's latest becomes her fifth studio set to reach the top 10, plus Nelly, Texas Lightning and the 'Idol' effect. 'WONDERLAND' BOOGIES: Lewis Carroll's novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has serve ...

  46. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>R&B singer Luther Vandross suffers a stroke, just four days before his 55th birthday.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Shania Twain begins her first headlining tour, along with a nine-piece band in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader ...

  48. This Day in Music

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Country singer George Jones walks out of the hospital 13 days after a near fatal traffic accident. Jones, 67, thanks Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors and nurses before climbi 2002 - Jazz organist Big John Patton ...

  49. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  50. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>One day after being charged, rocker Tommy Lee is free on bail after pleading innocent to charges of abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and their baby son. A judge reluctantly 2001 - Returning home after a 46-yea ...

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