1. Linda Ramone Q&A: Johnny Was Intense, Angry, Smart, Republican

    April 17, 2012 1:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Ramone died in September of 2004 at the age of 55 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born John William Cummings in Queens, New York the punk rock legend was a singular personality. An avid collector of movie posters and baseball car ...

  2. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerou ...

  3. 'Shellac In His Veins': The Billboard Icon Award Interview With Seymour Stein

    January 21, 2012 11:18 PM EST Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music indust ...

  4. Seymour Stein: 'Shellac in His Veins'

    January 18, 2012 3:20 PM EST 0 0 Seymour Stein was helping create music industry history when he was only 14 years old. That was in 1957, when he began working for Billboard as the assistant to Tommy Noonan, then head of Billboard charts. When Noonan decided that the music industry n ...

  5. Newly Married Paul McCartney Announces European Tour

    October 10, 2011 2:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 He may just have married for the third time, but former Beatle Paul McCartney isn't settling down to a quiet life. Fresh from walking down the aisle with Nancy Shevell, the singer-songwriter has announced plans for an 11-date tour to begin next ...

  6. Paul McCartney Picks Wedding Venue: Same as First Marriage

    September 16, 2011 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago. Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry at London's Marylebone Register ...

  7. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including h ...

  8. Former Michael Jackson Manager Frank DiLeo Dies

    August 24, 2011 8:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry executive Frank DiLeo, who managed Michael Jackson 's career in the 1980s and returned as his manager in the superstar's final days, has died. He was 64. Publicist Karen Sundell says DiLeo died Wednesday morning. The cause o ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent Launches Comedy Site, Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy

    April 27, 2011 7:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy "American Idol" season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini and wife Reina Capodici welcomed a baby boy, William Neko Bell Guarini, on Tu ...

  11. Gregory Isaacs, Reggae Singer, Dies at 59

    October 25, 2010 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reggae artist Gregory Isaacs died at the age of 59 this morning (Oct. 25). Isaacs, best known for his 1982 album "Night Nurse," passed away following a long battle with lung cancer, BBC News reports. Known as "The Cool Ruler," Is ...

  12. McCartney, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 1:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ul ...

  13. McCartney, Morrissey, Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC� ...

  15. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original sco 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Re ...

  17. McCartney Dazzles At New York Club Show

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and his band squeezed into New York's 700-capacity Highline Ballroom last night (June 13) to celebrate the No. 3 debut of the Beatle great's new album, "Memory Almost Full." In front of Paul McCartney and his band ...

  18. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC� ...

  19. Fire Destroys Johnny Cash's Tennessee Home

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Firefighters were battling flames this afternoon (April 10) in a major fire that has reportedly destroyed the home of the late country singer Johnny Cash. Dispatchers said all but one of the city's en Firefighters were battling flames this afte ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame durin 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic ...

  21. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original sco 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Re ...

  22. McCartney Doing 'Fine' Despite Split

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney says he's "doing fine," despite the turmoil surrounding the breakup of his marriage. Paul McCartney says he's "doing fine," despite the turmoil surrounding the breakup of his marriage. McCartney, who appe ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Patrick J. Lynch, the president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, urges members of the organization to boycott Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's 10-night run 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's ...

  24. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Jeff Beck begins a headlining U.S. tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in support of his current Epic album, "Who Else!"<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Prince, th ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) launches its "Los Premios De Oro Y Platino" certification program for Spanish-language product at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, F 2004 - "The Lord of t ...

  26. Barry Gibb Buys Johnny Cash Home

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb has purchased the Hendersonville, Tenn., home where Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived for 35 years. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb has purchased the Hendersonville, Tenn., home where Johnny Cash and his w ...

  27. Thompson's 'Music' Box Due In February

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The five-disc collection set will trace the troubadour's career as a solo artist, with seminal U.K. folk act Fairport Convention, in partnership with ex-wife Linda and in other settings. Details are finally coming to light about "RT - The ...

  28. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini requires an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceration. 2004 - Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 3 ...

  29. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harri ...

  30. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>"The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best origi 2004 - "The Lord of t ...

  31. Punk Legend Johnny Ramone Dies At 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering p ...

  32. Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Singaporean singer Sun Yanzi plays the region's first-ever live, exclusively online concert. The event is staged in Taipei by Warner Music Taiwan and broadcast to MSN portals in Hong Kon 2002 - Singaporean singer Sun Y ...

  34. McCartney Triumphantly Returns To Liverpool

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June 1), wrapping up his world tour with an emotion-charged concert in Liverpool, England, the birthplace of the Beatles. Paul McCartney got back to where he once belonged yesterday (June ...

  35. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water" 2001 - Singer Ayman ta ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The Londo ...

  38. McCartney Granted Coat Of Arms

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney has been granted his own coat of arms, which pays homage to the former Beatle's musical career and his hometown of Liverpool, England. Sir Paul McCartney has been granted his own coat of arms, which pays homage to the former ...

  39. McCartney To Release Vintage Beatles Song

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is ready to release a Beatles song that's been in the archives for more than 35 years. The Times of London reports McCartney will use a track called "Carnival of Light" as the soundtrac Paul McCartney is ready to releas ...

  40. Paul McCartney Married In Ireland

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite weeks of intense media attention, former Beatle Paul McCartney and model Heather Mills managed to get married in private on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland. As noisy helic Despite weeks of intense media attention, former ...

  41. McCartney's Art Goes On Display In Liverpool

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would go visit a local art gallery in their Liverpool, England, hometown. McCartney has returned to the same gal As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school wit ...

  42. Documentary To Stem From McCartney Tour

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney's ongoing Driving USA tour will produce a home video/DVD release, according to the artist. "It will be a documentary," McCartney said Friday before his first of two shows at New York's Paul McCartney's ongoing ...

  43. Love, Music 'Driving' McCartney Into 2002

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As Paul McCartney approaches his 60th birthday, he is busy defying the maxim that states rock artists produce nothing of worth once they've past their early 30s. His new Capitol album, "Driving Rain," Editor's note: This intervie ...

  44. 'Driving Rain' Falls For McCartney In November

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years, "Driving Rain," is set for a Nov. 13 release in North America via Capitol, a spokesperson for the former Beatle confirms. As McCartney told Billboard Paul McCartney's first studio ...

  45. McCartney To Read At Poetry Fest

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney will read from his poetry next month as part of National Poetry Day celebrations in London. The former Beatle will treat audiences to new material at the 21st Poetry Olympics on Oct Sir Paul McCartney will read from his poetry nex ...

  46. McCartney Engaged To Heather Mills

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle who lost his first wife Linda to cancer three years ago, is engaged to be married to Heather Mills, an activist for the disabled. McCartney, 59, proposed on Monda Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle who lost h ...

  47. Ramone's Life Remembered As A 'Gas'

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At an event pulled together by his family and friends, the late Joey Ramone (real name: Jeffrey Hyman) was toasted Saturday night in New York by an all-star cast of characters. Emceed by E Street Band At an event pulled together by his family and fr ...

  48. McCartney Delights At NYC Poetry Reading

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was only his second poetry reading in front of an audience, but Beatle great Sir Paul McCartney handled it in typically assured fashion. McCartney delighted a packed house last night (April 24) at It was only his second poetry reading in front of ...

  49. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Gorillaz, Skunk Anansie

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Tank Girl, Damon Albarn, Blur, Dan the Automator, Cibo Matto, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Skunk Anansie Paul McCartney tops U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times' annual list of the country's wealthiest musicians ...

  50. McCartney Makes Poetic Debut In Liverpool

    March 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In an intimate theater near his childhood home in Liverpool, England, Paul McCartney did something yesterday (March 21) he had never done before -- he gave a public reading of his poetry. In an intimate theater near his childhood home in Liverpool, ...

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