1. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Inducted in 2013 Ceremony

    April 19, 2013 7:07 AM EDT The first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles in more than two decades may as well have been subtitled "A Night to Celebrate Rush" as the Canadian trio's fans packed the Nokia Theater to the rafters and ...

  2. Backbeat: AEG's Tim Leiweke Celebrates L.A. Rock Hall Ceremony; Are the Replacements, The Smiths, Joy Division Next?

    December 11, 2012 6:26 PM EST Ahmet Ertegun Award recipients Lou Adler and Quincy Jones stand with inductees Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Flea during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees announcement at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ...

  3. Heart Relish in 'Surprise' Rock Hall Honor

    December 11, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 "I guess this shows that we did kick some doors down," in the male-dominated '70s, Ann Wilson tells Billboard Heart 's Ann Wilson says that she and guitar-playing sister Nancy Wilson are nothing less than "surprised" at ...

  4. Rock Hall 2013: Rush Has Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy as Classmates

    December 11, 2012 2:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Randy Newman, Albert King and Quincy Jones Also Heading to Cleveland; Induction Ceremony Returning to Los Angeles After more than a decade of irate rants and enthusiastic lobbying from fans, Rush is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ca ...

  5. 'San Francisco' Singer Scott McKenzie Dies

    August 20, 2012 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scott McKenzie, who performed "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" - which became a hit in 1967 during the city's "Summer of Love" -- has died. A statement on McKenzie's website says the 73-year-old di ...

  6. Slash, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip'

    March 12, 2012 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closing ...

  7. Slash, Clive Davis, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip' @ SXSW Film

    March 12, 2012 7:40 AM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closi ...

  8. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  9. Cheech & Chong Get Animated

    December 16, 2008 12:21 PM EST 0 0 0 As the reunited Cheech & Chong's stand-up tour Light Up America fires out nationwide, Big Vision Entertainment said it will produce an animated film featuring the duo with Chambers Bros. Entertainment. The two companies have acquired animat ...

  10. Shwayze Continues Brand Friendly Approach

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shwayze, the up and coming rapper with a reality show on MTV and a Pontiac commercial, all before his debut has been released on Suretone Records, has made another move in the branding world. On July 15 his second single, "Corona and Lime&quo ...

  11. Rhino Readies 'Stains' For DVD Release

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cult classic rock film "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" will be released on DVD on September 16, thanks to Rhino's new Rock 'N' Roll Cinema Series. The 1981 film stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern as misfit teenage ...

  12. Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV Lead Sunset Strip Fest Lineup

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, the 88, Dilated Peoples, Godhead and B Real of Cypress Hill have been confirmed for the first Sunset Strip Music Festival, to be held June 26-28 throug Hot Hot Heat, Louis XIV, Juliette and The Licks, ...

  13. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50 ...

  14. Live Cuts Enhance King's 'Tapestry'

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A new edition of Carole King's iconic 1971 album "Tapestry" will arrive April 15 via Epic/Ode/Legacy, bolstered by live versions of its tracks recorded in 1973 and 1976. A new edition of Carole King's iconic 1971 album "Tape ...

  15. Spiritual Memories Captured On 'Monterey Pop' DVD

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the hit song "Monterey" -- commemorating the landmark Monterey Pop Festival of June 16-18, 1967, in northern California -- Eric Burdon & the Animals sang the lyrics: "Young gods smiled upon the In the hit song "Monterey&qu ...

  16. Singer/Songwriter John Phillips Dies At 65

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songwriter John Phillips, who penned "California Dreamin'" and other hits of the 1960s as co-founder of the pop-folk quartet the Mamas & the Papas, died Sunday morning (March 18) of heart failure. Songwriter John Phillips, who pen ...