1. Former Jackson Family Manager and Lawyer Sues Sony Music

    June 25, 2013 4:54 AM EDT While the Jackson family’s trial against AEG continues, a former lawyer and manager for the Jacksons on Monday filed a new lawsuit demanding at least $10 million from Sony Music Entertainment for royalties from music created prior to 1983. Rich ...

  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 ...

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  4. Michael Jackson's Father, Joe Jackson, Suffers Mild Stroke

    November 30, 2012 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 LAS VEGAS - A spokeswoman for Michael Jackson 's father says the musical family's patriarch has suffered a mild stroke. Angel Howansky says Joe Jackson went to a Las Vegas hospital late Wednesday night (Nov. 28) when he had trouble standin ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Joe Jackson Taking 'Duke' on the Road

    July 11, 2012 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After opening at No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Joe Jackson is now looking to take his tribute to Duke Ellington on the road. Jackson and his six-piece band featuring the violinist Regina Carter are booked for 16 shows in the U.S. betw ...

  7. Pitbull, Don Omar, Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio: Billboard Latin Music Awards Photo Gallery

    April 27, 2012 11:45 AM EDT On Bended Knees: Don Omar with his eight Billboard Music Awards . (Photo: Telemundo) Pitbull in mid-shimmy during Billboard Music Awards. (Photo: Telemundo) Marc Anthony who won a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame Award (Telemundo) Paulina Rubio ...

  8. Judge Dismisses AEG Live From Joe Jackson Lawsuit

    February 21, 2012 8:10 PM EST A judge has granted a motion to dismiss concert promoter AEG Live from a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father. City News Service says the judge agreed with AEG attorneys who said Joe Jackson should have joined a separate s ...

  9. 12 No. 12 Rock Hits for 2012

    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking country hits, including T.G. Sheppard' ...

  10. Conrad Murray's Problems Mount: Lawsuits, Payments, Licensing Issues

    November 11, 2011 11:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Jail time is not the only problem looming for the doctor convicted in Michael Jackson 's death. Lawsuits, medical licensing issues and possible payments to Jackson's family await. Some of the matters have been on hold since Dr. Conrad Murr ...

  11. The Roots Make Playboy Jazz Fest Debut

    June 13, 2011 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 " The Roots, the Roots, the Roots are on fire!" That one chant could be heard above the audience roar during the Roots' closing set on the opening night of the 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12). Making its festival debut, ...

  12. Michael Jackson's Father Refiles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    December 01, 2010 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson 's father refiled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the doctor charged in his son's death and added as a defendant a Las Vegas pharmacy that records show sold the physician a powerful anesthetic blamed for his death ...

  13. Michael Jackson's Dad Files New Wrongful Death Suit

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST An attorney for the father of Michael Jackson on Tuesday filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. The lawsuit by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson was fil ...

  14. Michael Jackson's Children Recall Their 'Good Father' On 'Oprah'

    November 08, 2010 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's children and mother said on Monday's episode of " The Oprah Winfrey Show" that they're still learning to cope with his death a year and a half after the pop star overdosed on a powerful anesthetic. Jackson ...

  15. Michael Jackson's Mom to Talk on 'Oprah' Next Week

    November 02, 2010 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson will discuss the death of her son, pop superstar Michael Jackson, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Harpo Productions said Monday that Winfrey's interview with Jackson's mother will air Nov. 8 on "The Oprah Winfrey ...

  16. Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Case Moved to State Court

    November 01, 2010 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson 's father will now be handled by a state court after a federal judge said Monday he didn't have authority to hear the case and that the singer's father would be unlikely to collect ten ...

  17. Michael Jackson's Father Denied Control of Son's Estate

    October 26, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A California appeals court rejected a bid Tuesday by Michael Jackson 's father to challenge the administration of his son's lucrative estate. A three-justice panel of the California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a pr ...

  18. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 7:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney B ...

  19. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney ...

  20. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson 's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissal ...

  21. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissa ...

  22. Michael Jackson's Doctor Seeks Lawsuit Dismissal

    September 15, 2010 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death asked a federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the singer's father. Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray argued in a court filing that Joe Jackson' ...

  23. Appeals Court Sets Hearing In Jackson Estate Case

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court has scheduled a hearing for lawyers for the father of Michael Jackson to argue that he deserves a role in decisions involving his son's multi-million dollar estate. The Second District Court of Appeal said Thursday (Sept. 2) ...

  24. No Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson's Other Doctors

    July 29, 2010 8:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 State investigators probing the death of Michael Jackson have decided not to file charges against seven doctors who treated him, authorities said Wednesday. The doctors were part of an investigation by state Attorney General Jerry Brown's Burea ...

  25. Michael Jackson's Dad Ends Bid For Estate Stipend

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father is withdrawing his request to receive more than $15,000 a month from his late son's estate. A court filing says Joe Jackson is dropping his bid to receive a monthly allowance, opting instead to pursue a wrongful ...

  26. Michael Jackson Fans Pay Tribute, Dad Files Lawsuit

    June 26, 2010 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the day Michael Jackson 's fans paid their respects with tears, tributes, songs and dance, Jackson's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor charged with giving his son a lethal dose of drugs. Joe Jackson's visit t ...

  27. Michael Jackson Museum Plans Announced in Singer's Hometown

    June 02, 2010 4:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Work could begin next year on a $300 million museum and arts center dedicated to Michael Jackson in his hometown, his father and Gary officials announced Wednesday. The late singer last visited Gary in 2003 to talk about the project, but no progress ...

  28. "Taiwanese Susan Boyle" Inks Record Deal, Michael Jackson's Kids On YouTube

    May 14, 2010 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Lin Yu-Chun, the Taiwanese singer who blew up on YouTube last month after performing "I Will Always Love You" on a TV talent show, has signed a deal with Sony Music Ent ...

  29. Michael Jackson's Kids Hit YouTube

    May 13, 2010 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The once sheltered children of the late Michael Jackson have become Internet sensations after home-made videos of two of his three children playing up for web cameras were leaked and appeared on YouTube. Jackson, who died aged 50 last June of an ove ...

  30. Joe Jackson Plans To Sue Michael's Doctor

    March 31, 2010 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 A lawyer for Michael Jackson 's father said Tuesday that he intends to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the late pop star's doctor within 90 days, claiming that the physician's actions amounted to murder. Brian Oxman, who represe ...

  31. Court Disciplines Joe Jackson's Attorney

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Records show an attorney handling Joe Jackson's bid to receive a monthly stipend from his son's estate has had his law license placed on probation for two years. Last week's decision by the California Supreme Court isn't relate ...

  32. Michael Jackson Burial Confirmed For His Birthday

    August 18, 2009 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 The King of Pop will be buried on what would have been his 51st birthday, a spokesman for Michael Jackson 's family said Tuesday. Jackson will be buried at a private ceremony at Forest Lawn-Glendale on Aug. 29, spokesman Ken Sunshine said in a ...

  33. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 5:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are still ...

  34. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 1:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are still ...

  35. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are stil ...

  36. Jackson Family Says Concert Plans Too Much For Him

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's father said the King of Pop was not ready to perform 50 shows in London, in a TV interview that aired the day the singer was scheduled to start his long-awaited comeback. Joe Jackson told ABC News that his son told him that ...

  37. Federal Drug Agents Join Michael Jackson Investigation

    July 02, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 The circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's death have become a federal issue, with the Drug Enforcement Administration asked to help police take a look at the pop star's doctors and possible drug use. Following Jackson's death, a ...

  38. Jackson's Will To Be Filed In Court Wednesday

    July 01, 2009 10:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heavy construction equipment and workers passed through the wrought-iron gates of Neverland Ranch, fueling speculation that it could soon be hosting a funeral or a permanent memorial to Michael Jackson. The activity occurred Tuesday, the day before ...

  39. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  40. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hil 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arreste ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills ...

  42. Jackson Pens 'Bullet-Proof' Tunes For New Album

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Joe Jackson says that working in a trio format for his forthcoming album, "Rain," is part of a long-held desire "to see ... how big a sound can you get from the absolute minimum resources, and just ho Joe Jackson says that working in ...

  43. New Joe Jackson Album Due In January

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Jackson's first album in five years, "Rain," will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc. Joe Jackson's first album in five years, "Rain," will arrive Jan. 29 via Rykodisc. The project features two of the three other original ...

  44. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and trespassing in a closed area. At a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach's Tommy Hil 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arreste ...

  45. WMG Combines Cordless, Rykodisc, Taps Slim Moon

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Warner Music Group is partnering its digital label Cordless with Rykodisc, a move intended to give Cordless artists access to Rykodisc's staff and distribution while enhancing the digital offerings of Warner Music Group is partnering its digita ...

  46. Joe Jackson Band Ready To Hit The Studio

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joe Jackson told the audience at the London date (May 24) on his current tour that he and his band will go into a studio in Berlin next month to start recording a new album for 2008 release. Joe Jackson told the audience at the London date (May 24) ...

  47. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills & Nash were among those honored at BMI's 54th annual Pop Awards ceremony, held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Maroon 5 takes song 2006 - Maroon 5, Lil Jon and Crosby, Stills ...

  48. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his firs ...

  49. Jackson May Sue To Stop Memorabilia Sale

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 1,100 Jackson family items are set for auction in Las Vegas next month, but a representative for Michael Jackson says the pop star is considering legal action to stop the sale. More than 1,100 Jackson family items are set for auction in La ...

  50. The Fray / Oct. 21, 2006 / Toronto (Kool Haus)

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Denver group the Fray has once again proven the power of the tube. Not YouTube, but the old-fashioned TV. The band, led primarily by singer and pianist Isaac Slade, has seen its popularity surge after Denver group the Fray has once again proven the ...

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