1. Backbeat: Scion Celebrates Its Music-Underwriting Program WIth Prince Paul, Label Execs, More

    May 30, 2012 2:04 PM EDT The Melvins' custom-created Scion. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Scion claims to have supported over 2,000 creators in the music, film, fashion and art communities, with roughly 10,000 events in 500 cities. "Here's what I love most," ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Martina McBride & Train's Pat Monahan to Sing During On-Air Wedding at ACMs

    March 28, 2012 10:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Martina McBride and Train front man Pat Monahan will duet on her latest single "Marry Me" at the Academy of Country Music Awards' first-ever wedding ceremony on April 1. The Kansas-born singer handpicked Christina Davidson and Frank T ...

  4. Santa Barbara Festival Books My Morning Jacket, Cowsills, Rhino Records Films

    January 05, 2012 7:13 PM EST Films about the Cowsills, the collaboration between My Morning Jacket and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and two Los Angeles record stores -- Rhino Records and Music Man Murray -- will be screened at the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Fest ...

  5. Video: Backstreet Boys Manager Peter Katsis, NKOTB Manager Jared Paul Talk NKOTBSB Tour Success, Compare Fan Base to Phish's

    November 15, 2011 7:45 AM EST The massive success of the NKOTBSB tour this past summer took everybody by surprise, except for those responsible. BSB manager Peter Katsis and NKOTB manager Jared Paul, after their panel discussion at the Billboard Touring Conference, explained t ...

  6. Paul McCartney Engaged to Nancy Shevell

    May 06, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 P aul McCartney is engaged to his New York girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell, the former Beatle 's spokesman confirmed on Friday. McCartney's London based spokesman confirmed a report on People.com that the singer will wed Shevell, a ...

  7. Paul McDonald: 'Guys Definitely Have An Advantage' On 'Idol'

    April 15, 2011 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although he was eliminated from "American Idol's" season 10 competition last night (Apr. 14), Paul McDonald is still smiling (and showing off those perfect white teeth) a day later. After performing Bob Seger 's "Old Time Ro ...

  8. OMD Looks to 'Challenge' Itself On Next Album

    March 02, 2011 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 After "reconnecting with the sound we invented" on 2010's "History of Modern," its first new album in 14 years, the members of Ochestral Manoeuvres in the Dark plan to push forward on their next project. "Yeah, we' ...

  9. Pauly D Inks Deal With MTV For 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's spin-off time. MTV announced Wednesday it signed a deal with "Jersey Shore" disc jockey Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio to star in his own spin-off based on footage filmed of the self-proclaimed "guido" in Sept ...

  10. The Beatles' Abbey Road Pedestrian Crossing Wins Protected Status

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The most famous pedestrian crossing in popular music, outside Abbey Road Studios in north London, was designated a site of national importance by the British government on Wednesday. Beatles fans from around the world flock to the road to pose for ...

  11. Eminem Gets Pranked By Radio Host Clinton Sparks

    September 22, 2010 2:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem was recently the victim of a prank done by Boston radio personality Clinton Sparks. Video: Eminem gets pranked by Clinton Sparks On his radio show "SMASHTIME," broadcasted on Boston's Jam'n 94.5, Sparks puts a number of tu ...

  12. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But ...

  13. Simon & Garfunkel / June 17, 2009 / Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane Entertainment Centre)

    June 17, 2009 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel rolled back the years Wednesday night on the opening date of their Australian tour, with a set carrying all the old favorites, and a few surprises. As one would expect, there were no fireworks or bombast at the Brisbane ...

  14. Billboard Presents Paul Freeman

    Billboard Presents Paul Freeman

    August 11, 2008 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welsh artist Paul Freeman plays his new single "You and I" exclusively for Billboard. He also discusses how he got signed personally by Clive Davis. Check it out! paul mccartney , Billboard Presents , folk , exclusive , bmg , Band on the R ...

  15. Prince Paul: Birth Of Baby Elephant

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Witness the birth of Baby Elephant, an acid funk project Prince Paul started with Newkirk and Parliament/Talking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell. The trio spent a year collaborating in the studio on On a balmy summer night, legendary hip-hop produc ...

  16. Of Montreal, De La Soul Highlight Pitchfork Fest

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performances from Of Montreal, De La Soul and Girl Talk highlighted the final two days of the Pitchfork Music Festival, which drew 47,000 people over the weekend to Chicago's Union Park. The event kic Performances from Of Montreal, De La Soul a ...

  17. Hellyeah Helps Pantera's Paul Face The Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It took some doing to get Vinnie Paul into a band again. It took some doing to get Vinnie Paul into a band again. Nothingface bassist Jerry Montano approached the former Pantera and Damageplan drummer to be part of the all-star outfit Hellyeah sever ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Automator's 'Omakase' Still Not Ready To Eat

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems "Omakase" wound up a casualty of MCA's 2003 merger with Geffen, which cost a number of artists their record deals and ultimately led the Roots to bolt for Def Jam. In the fall of 2004, in-demand producer Dan "the Automat ...

  20. Lennon Channels Breakup Through Sophomore Album

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. Sean Lennon has some weighty topics on his mind on "Friendly Fire," his first solo album in eight years. As previously repor ...

  21. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Preps Album, Free Tour

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Oldham is eyeing a Sept. 19 release for his next Drag City album as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "The Letting Go." Will Oldham is eyeing a Sept. 19 release for his next Drag City album as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "The ...

  22. Three 6 Mafia Ready To Make Oscar History

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three 6 Mafia's performance of best original song Academy Award nominee "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" on Sunday's (March 5) Oscar telecast will mark the first time a rap song has been performed at t Three 6 Mafia's pe ...

  23. PAUL McCARTNEY

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The cute Beatle may not have been quite so cuddly. The cute Beatle may not have been quite so cuddly. Christopher Sandford ("Keith Richards: Satisfaction," 2004, etc.) rejects the idea that among the Beatles, John Lennon was the caustic po ...

  24. Cowsills Member Found Dead In New Orleans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist for the '60s pop act the Cowsills, has been discovered in New Orleans, more than four months after he went missing after Hurricane Katrina hit the city. He wa The body of Barry Cowsill, singer/bassist f ...

  25. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, "Summer in the Southeast"

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is best known these days for his traveling troubadour persona Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock h ...

  26. O.A.R.

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A fire marshal and an onstage proposal make the first show of O.A.R.'s fall tour an interesting one. This week was a fairly slow week for band business. We finished our mini/album promo/college show tour on Saturday [Oct. 8] in Ithaca, NY and f ...

  27. Mike Peters

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His wife and toddler son in tow, Mike resumes the Dead Men Walking tour in Scotland and Captain Sensible decides the gigs are 'clothing optional.' Friday 30th September-Kinloss, Scotland Big drive up to Scotland today. The whole of the Pet ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to ...

  29. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Classic Beatles Track Is Back Thanks To Sir Paul & U2 /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Paul ...

  30. Voodoo Music Experience Unveils Lineup

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to previously announced headliner Nine Inch Nails, the seventh Voodoo Music Experience will feature performances by Queens Of The Stone Age, My Chemical Romance, the Flaming Lips, Billy Id In addition to previously announced headliner Ni ...

  31. Handsome Boys To Play For 'People'

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Handsome Boy Modeling School will later this month embark on its first full-scale tour in support of its sophomore album, "White People." Producers Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Prince Paul will as Handsome Boy Modeling School ...

  32. Franti, Doughty To Rock Slamdance

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Somewhat edgier than its better-known Sundance cousin, this year's Slamdance Film Festival will offer its share of musical treats to entertain moviegoers. Somewhat edgier than its better-known Sundance cousin, this year's Slamdance Film Fe ...

  33. Prince Paul Plotting Solo, Rarities CDs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. With his second album as half of Handsome Boy Modeling School having just been released yesterday (Nov. 9), producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. In additi ...

  34. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional new titles arriving in stores this week include: A new album from Elton John, "Peachtree Road" (Universal), as well as the four-disc DVD set "Dream Ticket: Four Destinations" (Best Buy). The sophomore ...

  35. BRMC Changes Directions For Third Album

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is moving in new musical directions on its first album since leaving Virgin, which is nearing completion, according to bassist/vocalist Robert Turner. He and gu Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is movin ...

  36. Automator Enjoys 'Omakase,' Remixes Beck

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Although his second album with Prince Paul as Handsome Boy Modeling School is due in November, producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura tells Billboard.com he has a host of intriguing projects in various Although his second album with Prince ...

  37. Handsome Boys Surrounded By 'People' On New CD

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off-again project featuring Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Prince Paul, will unleash its second album this fall. Due Nov. 9 via Atlantic, "White People" wil As tipped here in March, Han ...

  38. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience ...

  39. Breaking & Entering

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aceyalone, Rob Dougan and !!! A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. REVEALING AN ACE: Socially aware u ...

  40. Politics of the Business

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as the official version. Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as t ...

  41. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince Paul 'Business' Major Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry th ...

  42. HOT PRODUCT

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing the "Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack, and new releases from Blur, the Isley Brothers, Prince Paul, Serart, and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Paul ...

  43. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music ind ...

  44. Galactic Teams With Automator For New Set

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and has enlisted producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to lend his talents in the studio. "Working with this band in New Orleans New Orleans funk ensemble Galacti ...

  45. Front End Lifter

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not quite rock'n'roll and not quite hip-hop, DJ Logic and former Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid put their own spin on both genres—and more—as the Yohimbe Brothers. Not quite rock'n'roll and not quite hip-hop, DJ Logic and fo ...

  46. LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh Rap For Kids

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing a new book-and-CD series titled Hip Kid Hop. The series will pair a children's book -- aimed at kids ages 4-10 -- Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to ...

  47. Aziatic

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Underrated might be one way to describe the career of AZ. Underappreciated may be even better. The Queens, N.Y., MC is poised to rectify such matters with Aziatic. His fourth overall release—an Underrated might be one way to describe the career of A ...

  48. Living Colour Debut Expanded For Reissue

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 3 via Epic/Sony Legacy, according to a label spokesperson. In addition to the Mick Jagger/Ed Stasium-produced set's Living Colour's landmark ...

  49. Medeski, Martin & Wood: An 'Uninvisible' Trio

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 According to Chris Wood, bassist for Medeski, Martin & Wood, the title of the trio's 10th album, "Uninvisible" (due April 9 via Blue Note) is "a bit like a Rorschach test -- it means different thi According to Chris Wood, bas ...

  50. It's Monkeys, Gorillaz, And Blue Men For Automator

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is best known for his contributions to such eclectic outfits as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. But his varied taste in music is now tak Producer Dan "The Automator" ...

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