1. Third World Reggae Star William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke Dead at 65

    February 05, 2014 12:07 PM EST William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leukemia at his home in Florida, longtime friends and colleagues said Monday. He was 65. Former bandmate Colin Leslie s ...

  2. 615 Artist Spotlight: The Roys

    August 29, 2012 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bluegrass Duo Releases 'New Day Dawning' This week is a big one in the career of rising bluegrass duo The Roys . The brother-sister duo release their second project for Rural Rhythm, "New Day Dawning." It is their follow-up to th ...

  3. Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

    June 21, 2012 7:31 AM EDT The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at around 2pm ET today, Thursday, June 21 and Billboard.biz is live blogging it here (see below). Business Mat ...

  4. One Direction Gets Global Toy Deal With Hasbro; Lee 'Scratch' Perry Has His Own Figurine

    May 08, 2012 4:09 PM EDT Artists of all ages and genres are getting into the toy business, as near-polar opposites such as boy band One Direction and influential reggae and dub artist Lee "Scratch" Perry are both getting dolls. Simon Cowell's Record Label S ...

  5. Spike Lee to Direct John Legend, the Roots Live Webcast

    September 14, 2010 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Lee will direct a live webcast of a concert featuring John Legend and the Roots . The concert, to be held in New York on Sept. 23, is the second part of "Unstaged," a live concert series presented by American Express Co. The first wa ...

  6. Michael Jackson Funeral Date Set, Mystery Deepens

    July 02, 2009 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting c ...

  7. Jackson Funeral Date Set As More Details Emerge

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Michael Jackson funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sources said AEG Live, which owns the arena and the adjacent Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza. Meanwhile, things keep getting ...

  8. Big Pimpin'

    May 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. UGK rapper Bun B is back this week with his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II ...

  9. Star Rappers Help Bun B Reload For 'II Trill'

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 UGK rapper Bun B has set an April 29 release date for his first release since his UGK partner Pimp C died late last year. The Rap-A-Lot/Asylum set "II Trill" is led by the single "That's Gangsta" feat UGK rapper Bun B has se ...

  10. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece ban 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs ...

  11. Rush Hour

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Thirty-three years into its recording career, Canadian hard-rock trio Rush is finding it easier to make music together. "You can argue that we don't have much to prove at this point," guitarist Alex L Thirty-three years into its recor ...

  12. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece ban 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs ...

  13. The Lost Trailers

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After making the rounds on various labels, the contemporary country band has finally scored a direct hit with its self-titled BNA Records debut. Last week, the album entered the Top Heatseekers chart The fourth album is the charm for the Lost Traile ...

  14. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine and wife Pam have a baby in Burbank, Calif. They name the child Justis David.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. perfo ...

  15. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-pi 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick J ...

  16. Ask Billboard

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about CoCo Lee, Stevie Nicks and Daniel Bedingfield. YOU SHOULD COCO Keith, I know CoCo Lee is a huge star in Taiwan and sang the Oscar-nominated "Love Before Time," (from "Crouching Tig ...

  17. Spike Lee Film Music Takes Center Stage

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Spike Lee's artistic vision isn't just what he sees, but what he hears: And in a new multimedia show called "The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard," which makes its first U.S. stop in Phi Spike Lee's artistic vi ...

  18. This Day in Music

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Musician-actor Harry Connick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-p 2001 - Musician-actor Harry Connick ...