1. 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 ...

  2. Gil Friesen, Longtime A&M Exec and Film Producer, Dead at 75

    December 14, 2012 2:29 PM EST Longtime A&M exec Gil Friesen died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles after a prolonged battle with leukemia. Known as a charismatic and impeccably dressed man of many interests, he spent 31 years at A&M and was, along with founders Herb ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Sir Richard Branson To Be Honored At Pre-Grammy Gala

    January 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be honored at Clive Davis and Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy gala this year. Branson will be presented with the President's Merit Award "in recognition of his significant contri ...

  6. This Week In Billboard History: President Elvis? Capitol's Beatlemania Headache; Gwen & Gavin's Labels Split

    January 18, 2012 1:48 PM EST The President & The King: Following the political campaigns of two country and western artists the Jan. 18 1960 edition of Billboard predicted that Elvis Presley (right) here with President Richard Nixon at the Whitehouse, will run for Preside ...

  7. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  8. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  9. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

  10. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith Hill, is 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fat ...

  11. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Sex Pistols opt not to attend their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys," reads a handwritten statem 2006 - The Sex Pistols ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead 2007 Rock Hall Class

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Ho R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronette ...

  14. R.E.M., Van Halen, Stooges On Rock Hall Ballot

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Smith are among the nine acts on the ballot for the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, to be held March 12 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Also on R.E.M., Van Halen, the Stooges and Patti Sm ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Andy Simpkins, a top-ranked jazz bassist who toured for many years with singers Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, dies of stomach cancer at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He is 67. 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the Natio ...

  16. HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS, "Whipped Cream and Other Delights Re-Whipped"

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the tribute-record craze in lively swing and Alpert the recent recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (along with his A&M Records co-founder, Jerry Moss With the tribute-record craze in lively swing an ...

  17. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 13) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Black Sabbath, the Sex Pistols Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 21st ...

  18. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wav ...

  19. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Iconic heavy metal quartet Black Sabbath, new-wave pop crossover combo Blondie, late jazz legend Miles Davis, southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd, notorious punk outfit the Sex Pistols and A&M Record ...

  20. Remixers 'Rewhip' Classic Alpert Album

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Thievery Corporation, Medeski Martin & Wood, the Dust Brothers' John King and Mocean Worker are among the acts who have remixed material from the classic 1965 album "Whipped Cream & Other Deli Thievery Corporation, Medeski Martin & ...

  21. Sabbath, Sex Pistols Lead 2006 Rock Hall Class

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iconic rock acts Black Sabbath and the Sex Pistols lead the 2006 class of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will be joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, Southern rock mainstays Lynyrd S Iconic rock acts Black Sabbath and the Sex Pisto ...

  22. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all a ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the ...

  24. A&M Co-Founder Wins Big At Kentucky Derby

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moss owner of race winner Giacomo. In the seventies, as co-founder of A&M Records, Jerry Moss took chances on the Police, Joe Jackson, Supertramp, the Tubes, Joan Armatrading and other innovative artists, and the payoff was big. This year, Mos ...

  25. A&M Co-Founder Wins Big At Kentucky Derby

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moss owner of race winner Giacomo. In the seventies, as co-founder of A&M Records, Jerry Moss took chances on the Police, Joe Jackson, Supertramp, the Tubes, Joan Armatrading and other innovative artists, and the payoff was big. This year, Mos ...

  26. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the ...

  27. Garbage Sues Universal, Seeks End To Label Deal

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The members of rock group Garbage have filed suit against Universal Music & Video Distribution, Universal Music Group (UMG), MCA Records, Almo Sounds, and Radioactive Records, alleging that UMG is The members of rock group Garbage have filed sui ...