1. Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom

    May 11, 2014 8:20 AM EDT Chart Article From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday. Raise a glass this Mother� ...

  2. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea to Publish Memoir

    April 01, 2014 11:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has embarked on a "sacred" mission: writing a memoir. The 51-year-old bassist has a deal with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group. Grand Central announce ...

  3. SXSW Executive Strategies - Mom + Pop's Michael 'Goldie' Goldstone: 'It's Spring Break for Me, Too'

    March 10, 2014 11:27 AM EDT SXSWi: Odd Couple Ben Horowitz and Nas Discuss Steve Soute, 'Illmatic''s 20th Anniversary, Toussaint Louverture Mark Cuban at SXSWi on Tech, Shark Tank, 'F**ing Morons' StubHub, QCue Execs Talk Secondary Market, Ticketmast ...

  4. Sophia Bastian Talks Career Start & Songwriting

    October 21, 2013 11:37 AM EDT Inspired by classic jazz artist Billie Holiday and soul pioneer Ray Charles, singer/songwriter Sophia Bastian combines smoky vocals with modern, youthful lyrics to deliver something both old and new, fresh but well-practiced. Bastian loves songwri ...

  5. Irving Azoff on Leaving Live Nation, What's Next, and Why He Regrets Ticketmaster Merger

    December 31, 2012 8:15 PM EST Just hours after Irving Azoff's departure from Live Nation was confirmed, Billboard's Ray Waddell caught up with him over the phone from Mexico, where Azoff's family is vacationing with Don Henley's family. In this conversation ...

  6. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:58 PM EST Jenni Rivera, the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed . Rivera was 43 years o ...

  7. Jenni Rivera, Big-Voiced Queen of Banda, Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 10:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Jenni Rivera , the flamboyant, outspoken, big-voiced singer who was the top-selling regional Mexican female star of her generation was confirmed dead after the small private plane in which she was traveling in Mexico crashed. Rivera was 43 years old ...

  8. Ask Billboard: Chart Ch-ch-Changes

    October 12, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 A deeper look at the decisions behind Billboard's renovation of the Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock and Latin Songs charts. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@bi ...

  9. Beastie Boys' Mike D Remembers Adam Yauch

    May 07, 2012 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Three days after the death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam "MCA" Yauch, band mate Michael "Mike D" Diamond is sharing his grief. "I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or te ...

  10. Johnny Preston, 'Running Bear' Singer, Dies at 71

    March 07, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Johnny Preston, who had a No. 1 hit with the song "Running Bear" in 1960, died in Beaumont, Tex., on Friday (Mar. 4). He was 71. His death was confirmed by his son, Scott, who said Mr. Preston had bypass surgery late last year and suffered ...

  11. Behind the Black Keys' Breakthrough Year, Grammy Nominations

    January 10, 2011 3:22 PM EST 0 0 0 On "The Go Getter," a cut from the Black Keys ' "Brothers" album released last May, frontman Dan Auerbach sings, "I'll be the go getter/That's my plan/That's who I am." They may not have been explici ...

  12. Watch: Marie Osmond Discusses Son's Suicide on 'Oprah'

    November 12, 2010 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 M arie Osmond opened up about her adopted son Michael's suicide for the first time on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" yesterday (Nov. 11). Video: Marie Osmond Opens Up About Her Son's Suicide on "Oprah" Osmond's son jumpe ...

  13. George Michael Jailed for Drug Offense

    September 14, 2010 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Michael was jailed for eight weeks on Tuesday for driving under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July, the Press Association reported. A London court heard last month how a police patrol found the ...

  14. George Michael Arrested After London Car Crash

    July 06, 2010 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 G eorge Michael has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive, according to the BBC. He was arrested on Sunday (July 4) after police received reports that a car had crashed into a building in north London. Michael was taken to a north Londo ...

  15. Janet Jackson To Appear On ABC One-Hour Special

    November 05, 2009 8:57 AM EST 0 0 0 ABC has booked a prime-time interview with Janet Jackson , expected to be her first lengthy television interview since her brother Michael's death. ABC's Robin Roberts will interview Jackson at her California home for an hour-long special ...

  16. Janet Jackson To Appear On ABC One-Hour Special

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC has booked a prime-time interview with Janet Jackson, expected to be her first lengthy television interview since her brother Michael's death. ABC's Robin Roberts will interview Jackson at her California home for an hour-long special ...

  17. Guest: Many Wept During Michael Jackson's Funeral

    September 04, 2009 9:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paris Jackson wept as she stepped into the mausoleum where her father, Michael , was to be entombed. Katherine Jackson, overcome by sorrow, turned back when she was faced with her son's final resting place. On a sultry Thursday evening, amid a ...

  18. Tito Jackson To Honor Brother On U.K. Dates

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tito Jackson, founder member of the Jackson 5, will pay tribute to his late brother Michael when he embarks on his debut solo U.K. tour, beginning Oct. 6 in Manchester, England. Calling at seven U.K. cities supporting former Motown labelmate Glady ...

  19. A&E's 'Jackson Family' Reality Show Could Air Next Year

    July 13, 2009 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 A&E is working on a reality project with the Jackson family which could gain newfound viewer interest in the wake of the King of Pop 's death. The network commissioned a one-hour special following Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy th ...

  20. A&E's 'Jackson Family' Reality Show Could Air Next Year

    July 13, 2009 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 A&E is working on a reality project with the Jackson family which could gain newfound viewer interest in the wake of the King of Pop's death. The network commissioned a one-hour special following Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy tha ...

  21. Gospel Patriarch David 'Pops' Winans Sr. Dies

    April 09, 2009 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 David "Pop" Winans Sr., the Grammy-nominated patriarch of the award-winning gospel music family, died Wednesday. He was 76. A statement from a Los Angeles public relations company representing the family said he died at a Nashville hospice ...

  22. Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block

    January 08, 2009 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The assets of Death Row Records, once the thriving home to artists such as Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, are going back on the auction block Jan. 15 as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding. Death Row initially filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 2006 ...

  23. Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, once the thriving home to artists such as Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, are going back on the auction block Jan. 15 as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding. Death Row initially filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 20 ...

  24. Jermaine Says: Jackson 5 Reuniting In '09

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jackson 5 will reunite in 2009, brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed today (Oct. 29) at a TV industry function in Sydney. The Jackson 5 will reunite in 2009, brother Jermaine Jackson confirmed today (Oct. 29) at a TV industry function in Sydney. J ...

  25. Sans Michael, Jacksons Reunite At BMI Awards

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an absentee. The Jacksons were crowned icons at the BMI Urban Awards last night (Sept. 4) in Los Angeles, but the King of Pop was an ...

  26. Janet Jackson Kicking Off Tour In September

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson will begin her first North American tour in seven years on Sept. 10 in Vancouver. The outing, dubbed "Rock Witchu" after a song from her latest album, "will definitely be a big productio Though going out on tour means co ...

  27. Phil Spector Engineer Larry Levine Dies

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Larry Levine, the recording engineer who helped Phil Spector re-invent rock'n'roll with his "Wall of Sound" technique and won a Grammy for his work with Herb Alpert, died on his 80th birthday. Larry Levine, the recording engineer ...

  28. Janet Jackson Busy With Album, Film, Book

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson is in the midst of a busy fall, as she continues work on her Island Def Jam debut, stars in the Tyler Perry film "Why Did I Get Married" and pens a memoir based on her struggle with weig Janet Jackson is in the midst of a bus ...

  29. Netflix Teams With Actors For Concerts

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online movie rental service Netflix has revealed the lineup for three free summer concerts/film screenings that will feature music performances by Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, the Bacon Brothers (Kevin and Michael) and the Bruce Willis Blues Ban ...

  30. VH1 Greenlights Shows With Gotti, Whitestarr

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 VH1 has lined up a slew of music programming to debut early next year, including "Irv Gotti Project," "Man Band" and "ego trip's White Rapper Show." Eve, Cisco Adler and Queen Latifah are among the ar VH1 has lined ...

  31. Q&A: Janet Jackson Still In Control

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately lay claim to that title. Fewer still can sustain an extraordinary career that, despite a few bumps along the way, has fans anticipating your every move af Super diva. Very few artists can legitimately la ...

  32. Janet's Juggernaut

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson conceived her new Virgin Records release, "20 Y.O." (due Sept. 26), as a celebration of the joyful liberation and history-making musical style of her 1986 breakthrough album, "Control." Don't call it a comeback ...

  33. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He ...

  34. Garbage, Weller & More Set For 'One Big No'

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garbage, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Weller, Evan Dando, Beth Orton, and Echo & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch are confirmed to perform at the One Big No anti-war concert. Garbage, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Weller, Evan Dando, B ...

  35. Violinist Isaac Stern Dies At 81

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carne ...

  36. Keys, Kracker, Bacon, Seagal To Play Benefit

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Newcomers Alicia Keys and Uncle Kracker will join a pair of actors-turned-musicians at the Aug. 29 Charity Jam benefit at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal City, Calif. Along with performances by Keys a Newcomers Alicia Keys and Uncle Kracker will joi ...

  37. Revamped Blackwater Surprise Eyes Kid Rock For Album

    March 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Robert Bradley has revamped his Detroit soul/rock outfit, the Blackwater Surprise, and is working on songs for his next record, portions of which may be produced by fellow Detroit native Kid Rock. Robert Bradley has revamped his Detroit soul/rock ou ...

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