1. Gene Simmons and Other Artists Share Memories of Hollywood's House of Blues, Shutting Its Doors (for Now)

    July 31, 2015 1:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Artists and former employees share memories of the Sunset Strip club, which will close Aug. 3 after a 21-year run (until it reopens at a new location). Kevin Morrow, former booker -- "On opening night, the doors were an hour late. [Co-owner/act ...

  2. Jack White Cosign Ruby Amanfu Is Nashville's Next Indie Star

    July 31, 2015 12:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu already has an impressive roster of cosigns -- now with Standing Still ,  her upcoming album of covers, she's seeking to make the music of artists including Bob Dylan and Kanye West her own. Backstory:   Born in Gh ...

  3. Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Team for Rare Show in New York

    June 25, 2015 5:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and singer Norah Jones appeared in a rare concert together Wednesday night, playing songs they recorded for an album two years ago. The concert wasn't widely announced and the two performed for about 200 ...

  4. Norah Jones Pays Tribute to Blue Note's Bruce Lundvall at Farm Aid Benefit

    May 20, 2015 4:17 PM EDT In a rare solo piano performance Tuesday night at New York’s City Winery , Norah Jones played a benefit to raise funds for Farm Aid, the music-industry-backed group that supports American farmers and the Good Food movement. “This is the longest s ...

  5. Grammys 2015: Beck's Win Is a Win for Adult Alternative Radio, Too

    February 10, 2015 9:05 AM EST 2.225 k 144 1 While the mainstream catches up on 'Morning Phase,' the niche radio format championed the Grammy-winning set early on, marking the latest example of its importance as a tastemaker. Who is Beck? A fair portion of music fans might be ...

  6. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tribute is timed to the release of the "George Harrison: The Apple Years" reissue The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest� ...

  7. Conan O'Brien Sets George Harrison Week on TBS Show

    September 15, 2014 9:20 PM EDT The late George Harrison is getting a weeklong tribute on TBS' Conan. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert Timed to the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 , a r ...

  8. Seth MacFarlane Announces Release Date for 'Holiday For Swing'

    September 11, 2014 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's time for the holidays for Ted, or rather, Seth MacFarlane . MacFarlane announced today that his holiday album, Holiday for Swing , will drop Sept. 30. This follows his 2011 debut, Music Is Better Than Words , and a 2013 Oscar Nomination fo ...

  9. George Harrison to be Honored by Brian Wilson, Norah Jones at 'George Fest' Benefit Concert

    September 04, 2014 8:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 George Harrison will be remembered with a all-star tribute concert in Los Angeles this fall, featuring performances by Brian Wilson , Norah Jones , the Killers ' Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips ' Wayne Coyne and Steven ...

  10. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [fes ...

  11. Norah Jones' 'It Was The Last Thing on Your Mind' From 'They Came Together'

    Norah Jones' 'It Was The Last Thing on Your Mind' From 'They Came Together'

    June 24, 2014 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Norah Jones' 'It Was The Last Thing on Your Mind' They Came Together , norah jones , It Was The Last Thing on Your Mind , Norah Jones Videos Norah Jones ...

  12. Seth MacFarlane Collaborates With Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles On Christmas Album

    May 16, 2014 1:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Go ahead and call Seth MacFarlane a renaissance man because no one fits the description better than he does. With both an Oscar and Grammy nomination under his belt, the writer/singer/actor/producer/ director has recently completed his first-ever Ch ...

  13. Rock Music Finds Winning Tough at GRAMMYs

    January 27, 2014 12:47 AM EST 1 0 0 At the end of Sunday night’s ceremony, host LL Cool J noted that “here at the Grammy Awards, we never stop rockin’.” But you could have fooled us. With a paucity of major category nominations (only Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” for Record of the Ye ...

  14. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits 1 Million in Sales, John Newman's Album Debuts in Top 30 and American Authors 'Day' Dawns

    January 19, 2014 11:58 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" held firm to the No. 1 slot, while Kid Ink took advantage of a sleepy chart week to nab a high debut at No. 3. "Frozen" sold. As usual, ther ...

  15. How Phil Everly Proved 'The People Writing the Articles Who Hated The Music' Wrong: A Remembrance

    January 05, 2014 9:00 AM EST The setting was the rooftop of the Henry Fonda Theater, the event a tribute to Buddy Holly. Phil Everly was among the guests. The Music Biz Remembers Phil Everly The Everly Brothers' 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits (With Spotify Music Streams) The ...

  16. Chart Moves: Def Leppard, Donna Summer Return to Billboard 200 Chart

    November 01, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Katy Perry climbed in at No. 1 with her new album "PRISM," selling 286,000 copies in its first week. It was one of four new arrivals to the top 10, which also boasted bows from Fifth Harmony ...

  17. Norah Jones And Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Prep Everly Brothers-Inspired Album

    October 23, 2013 4:45 PM EDT "Foreverly" puts a modern spin on the country folk standards from the Everly Brothers' "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" On Nov. 25, Norah Jones and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will team up to release "Foreverly ...

  18. Blue Note and Panasonic Partner on In-Car Audio (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has signed a licensing partnership with Panasonic to help develop and co-market a car audio system that would be tuned to the types of music featured in Blue Note's catalog, whose artists range from Norah Jones and Van ...

  19. 'Best Friend' From 'Ted': Story Behind the Oscar Best Song Nominee

    February 22, 2013 8:00 AM EST This article is from the February 9, 2013, issue of Billboard magazine. You can  click here to subscribe , and go here to order back issues Song: "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" Film: "Ted" Songwriters/Composers: Seth MacFarl ...

  20. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart

    December 28, 2012 8:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  21. Bruno Mars Hits High Note on Social 50 Chart; PSY's Billion Views Boost

    December 28, 2012 4:59 PM EST Bruno Mars continues his ascension towards the top of the Billboard Social 50, jumping to a new personal high of No. 2 (up three spots). The rise comes a week after his new album "Unorthodox Jukebox" arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 ...

  22. Jenni Rivera Memorial Brings Her to No. 1 on Billboard Social 50

    December 21, 2012 2:17 PM EST Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month, is No. 1 in the Social 50 tally this past week as expected, due to the culmination of online activity surrounding her passing, particularly the public memorial in Los Angeles on Wed ...

  23. AKB48, Carly Rae Jepsen Win Big at Billboard Japan Music Awards

    December 20, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard Japan Music Awards were broadcast on TV Tokyo networks on Dec. 15, with popular girl group AKB48 leading the charge with four wins and breakout star Carly Rae Jepsen scoring a pair of trophies. With over 100 nominees, the awards were d ...

  24. Frank Ocean on Grammy Nominations, 'Growth' Beyond Music

    December 17, 2012 9:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Could Frank Ocean 's "channel ORANGE" be the R&B breakthrough star's last album? "It could be," he told the Guardian, in an admittedly facetious interview. "I don't ever want to be caught up in a system of ...

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  26. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, P ...

  27. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  28. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . ...

  29. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  30. Grammy Nominations Shut-Outs: A Look at the Numbers Behind Justin Bieber, One Direction, Lionel Richie, More

    December 06, 2012 4:29 PM EST Grammy second-guessing is one of the most popular armchair games of the award-nomination process -- as nearly anyone who was on Twitter late last night knows. But amid the cries of outrage on social media and elsewhere, it's worth taking a lo ...

  31. Grammy Analysis: Fun., Frank Ocean Lead Youth Movement

    December 06, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele 's and Taylor Swift 's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  32. Grammy Analysis: Youth Rules Nominations; Some High-Profile Snubs

    December 06, 2012 9:02 AM EST It's phase two of the youth movement at the Grammys. With blockbuster albums like Adele's and Taylor Swift's falling outside of Grammy eligibility, the Recording Academy bestowed multiple nominations on acts in the early stages of t ...

  33. Best Selling Albums Since 1991 (Soundscan Era): Adele Joins Elite Club

    November 29, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele 's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set steps past the 10 million U.S. sales mark according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan start ...

  34. Where Does Adele's '21' Rank in the Best-Selling Albums of Nielsen SoundScan Era?

    November 29, 2012 11:42 AM EST Adele's "21" joins a rare group of albums this week, as the XL/Columbia set soars past the 10-million U.S. sales mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It becomes one of only 21 titles to reach that rare threshold since SoundScan sta ...

  35. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  36. Rihanna Equals Madonna Record, Tops One Direction With U.K. Chart Win

    November 26, 2012 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicised compilation chart, where " ...

  37. Rihanna Tops UK Album Chart; 'Now! That's What I Call Music 83' Has 2012's Best Sales Week

    November 26, 2012 6:36 AM EST Rihanna's "Unapologetic" (Def Jam/Universal) sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicized compilatio ...

  38. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  39. Black Keys Top Hot Tours Chart, Followed by Jason Aldean, Eric Church

    October 22, 2012 10:04 AM EDT The Black Keys rise to No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours ranking with more than $2 million in box office grosses reported from three venues in California during its fall trek through western U.S. markets. Touring in support of the album "El Camin ...

  40. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  41. How NPR Breaks New Music; Five Member Stations That Break Big Artists

    October 05, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the British psych-pop quartet is nowhere to be found -- instead, the room-full of music fans has gathered to rate ...

  42. Universal-EMI: Lucian Grainge, IMPALA, Martin Mills, Other Reactions to Deal's Approval

    September 21, 2012 3:14 PM EDT As expected, the approval by the European Union and the Federal Trade Commission has inspired a number of dramatically opposing comments and reactions from the parties affected by and involved in the deal. Here's a collection of several we� ...

  43. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  44. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  45. Exclusive: Norah Jones, Wallflowers Light Up 'Live From the Artists Den'

    August 28, 2012 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Norah Jones will kickoff the fifth season of the public TV music series "Live from the Artists Den" on Oct. 5. The Wallflowers , Rufus Wainwright and Mayer Hawthorne are among the artists that will be featured throughout the season. The sh ...

  46. Palladia Acquires 'Later With Jools Holland' and 'Live From Daryl's House'

    August 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Palladia's lineup just scored a pair of headliners. The HD music performance channel has acquired BBC series "Later… with Jools Holland" as well as the web-developed show "Live From Daryl's House." "Later" wil ...

  47. Backbeat: Tom Morello, Dangerbird, New West Records Execs Hang Backstage At Outside Lands 2012

    August 13, 2012 2:53 PM EDT Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters performed Friday evening before headliner Neil Young at Outside Lands 2012. (Photo: Jeff Miller) A year ago at Outside Lands , manager Nicky Berger of Berger Management was in a nail-biting position: side-stage, as ...

  48. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal olig ...

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