1. Paul McCartney’s ‘Early Days’ Hits No. 1 on Trending 140

    July 07, 2014 6:00 PM EDT Shortly after the 10 a.m. release of the music video for Paul McCartney’s “Early Days” on Monday morning, the track shot up to No. 2 on the Twitter Trending 140 chart . Paul McCartney Returns to Stage After Hospitalization Paul McCartney Plays Hi ...

  2. Brian Epstein, Sage of the Beatles' Early Career, Receives Blue Plaque Honor in London

    June 30, 2014 9:28 AM EDT One of pop music's most famous businessman is honored in London. A Blue Plaque was unveiled yesterday (Sunday), by U.K. body the Heritage Foundation, in honor of former Beatles manager Brian Epstein, on the site that housed the London offices ...

  3. Filter Magazine Ends Its Run as Co-Founders 'the Alans' Part Ways

    June 27, 2014 4:23 PM EDT Good music will (still) prevail, even though  Filter , the Los Angeles-based music magazine and Culture Collide festival promoter and organizer, will cease operation by summer's end.  Filter co-founders Alan Sartirana and Alan Miller have par ...

  4. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  5. Paul McCartney 'Feeling Great,' Reschedules Tour Dates

    June 24, 2014 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 After being hospitalized for a virus he contracted in Japan and postponing the beginning leg of his US tour, Paul McCartney says he's "feeling great, rocking and rolling".  The word came from the 72-year-old Beatle great via an energe ...

  6. NBC's Beatles Series Tripped Up Over Music Rights, Competing Project

    June 20, 2014 1:08 PM EDT News leaked June 13 that NBC has a team developing an eight-part mini-series on The Beatles . At the outset, it has two big challenges: no music rights and a competing project at Sony Pictures Television. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Mu ...

  7. NBC's Beatles Series Tripped Up Over Music Rights, Competing Project

    June 20, 2014 12:23 PM EDT 5 0 0 News leaked June 13 that NBC has a team developing an eight-part mini-series on The Beatles . At the outset, it has two big challenges: no music rights and a competing project at Sony Pictures Television. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Musi ...

  8. Paul McCartney Postpones Start of US Tour

    June 09, 2014 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is rescheduling U.S. tour dates as he continues to recover from a virus he received treatment for last month. The former Beatles singer announced Monday tour stops scheduled for mid-June will be postponed to October. He was supposed t ...

  9. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  10. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  11. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilto ...

  12. Rolling Stones No. 1 on List of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990

    May 27, 2014 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 They began steamrolling their way through arenas four decades ago, creating the live business as it is known today. And they've never stopped. More than a dozen of the most in-demand headlining tours this summer testify to a refusal to burn out ...

  13. Ask Billboard: Michael Jackson, 'Back' To The Beginning

    May 26, 2014 11:35 AM EDT Including his hits with the Jackson 5, the King of Pop has hit the Hot 100's top 10 in six different decades As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include yo ...

  14. Paul McCartney Recovering After Japan Hospital Visit for Virus

    May 22, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Paul McCartney is on the mend after seeking treatment for a virus he contracted in Japan. A spokesperson for the rock legend confirmed in a statement to Billboard that he was hospitalized in Tokyo due to an illness that led to the postponement o ...

  15. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts ...

  16. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 3:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts i ...

  17. Paul McCartney Still Sick, Cancels Two More Tokyo Shows

    May 18, 2014 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney canceled his second concert in Tokyo on Sunday, as well as the makeup performance for the one nixed a day earlier, and apologized to his fans for still being sick with a virus. The former Beatle said on his "Out There Japan Tour ...

  18. Paul McCartney Postpones Tokyo Concert After Coming Down with Virus

    May 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney came down with a virus and canceled his Tokyo concert Saturday, but he added a performance to make up for the lost show. "I am very sorry to all my fans as I was greatly looking forward to the concert, but the situation is out of ...

  19. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  20. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT 5 1 0 Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribut ...

  21. Paul McCartney Plays Highest-Ever Concert in Ecuador

    May 02, 2014 12:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney’s current “Out There” tour hit Estadio de Liga in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this week, his first concert ever in that country. The show took place at an elevation of 9,350 feet, the “highest” he has ever performed. To mark his visit, au ...

  22. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments (Plus Two)

    April 10, 2014 11:44 AM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, wit ...

  23. Diana Krall's 'Pop' Album to Include New Paul McCartney Song

    April 09, 2014 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall is breaking out the big guns for her next studio album, her first in two years. The Grammy-winning artist is working with David Foster on demos for a "pop record" that tentatively includes tracks by Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot ...

  24. Big Boi Debuts 'Mrs. Vandebilt' Mash-Up Video: Exclusive

    March 31, 2014 3:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi pulls inspiration from Paul McCartney for the last 'Mash-Up Monday' track from his 10-week series. He and Organized Noize's DJ Dungeoneze (Ray Murray) combine Big Boi's "Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors" song ...

  25. Paul McCartney Gets By With Help From Los Angeles Radio Station

    March 07, 2014 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beatles legend called in to L.A. radio station KCSN yesterday (March 6) to personally thank PD Sky Daniels for airplay of his new album As legendary as Paul McCartney is, he's not above picking up the phone and personally thanking a radio p ...

  26. Paul McCartney Gets By With Help From KCSN Radio

    March 07, 2014 3:07 PM EST As legendary as Paul McCartney is, he's not above picking up the phone and personally thanking a radio programmer for playing songs from his latest album, "New." Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits When KCSN Los Angeles prog ...

  27. Ask Billboard: The All-Pharrell Edition

    February 28, 2014 4:05 PM EST 4 2 0 Readers discuss other acts who've hit No. 1 solo, with duets and as part of trios, Oscar songs on the Hot 100 & more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please ...

  28. Appeals Court: Paul McCartney's Ex-Wife Doesn't Owe Publicist

    February 18, 2014 4:00 PM EST For every problem, there's a solution. Or as Paul McCartney once sang, "We can work it out." But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has an addendum: Once the parties work things out, without misrepresentation, there won't be any ...

  29. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Beatles Songs

    February 09, 2014 8:05 AM EST On the 50th anniversary of the band's U.S. breakthrough, readers share favorite Fab Four songs, covers, solo hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Pl ...

  30. The Beatles Celebrated in 'The Night That Changed America': Review

    February 08, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago -- Feb. 9, 1964 -- in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. History weaves ...

  31. The Beatles Celebrated on 'Night That Changed America' 50 Years After Ed Sullivan: TV Review

    February 08, 2014 5:57 PM EST 1 1.037 k 30 3 The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago Feb. 9 in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday on CBS. History weaves in and around materi ...

  32. Peter Frampton on Beatles Tribute: 'A Lot of Not-So-Dry Eyes'

    February 08, 2014 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 Guitarist participated as part of house band for "The Night That Changed America," premiering Sunday Just six weeks into the new year, Peter Frampton can say he's already had a pretty good 2014. As if being inducted into the Musicians ...

  33. Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Number Ones' Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of 'Native'

    February 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 -- the longest rule for a theatrical film's soundtrack since "Bad Boys II" in 2003 . Outside of the top slot, the top 10 ...

  34. Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    February 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is about as at home on the Hot 100 as an artist can be. From the Beatles' record-setting 71 singles on the Hot 100 chart to McCartney's nine post-Beatles No. 1s, his songs are all over the Billboard history books. The Beatle ...

  35. Autographed Beatles Item From Ed Sullivan Show Going To Auction

    February 06, 2014 5:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Ye-ah! A large piece of stage backdrop autographed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago is headed to auction, where it could draw $800,000 to $1 million. Face caricatures accompany the signatures that t ...

  36. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 04, 2014 8:50 AM EST The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is getting in on the action. According to Radio.com , the New York Port Authority will commemorate the anni ...

  37. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 03, 2014 8:06 PM EST The marker will be placed in J.F.K. Airport -- the site of the band's first U.S. press conference The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is g ...

  38. Bruno Mars' 'Jukebox' Sales Jump 164% After Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    February 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 2. According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer's latest album, "Unorthodox J ...

  39. Brazil's Music Market Simmers At Midem

    February 02, 2014 10:54 AM EST At one of the MIDEM's more interesting opening day panels, a diverse group of Brazil's music industry drilled down into the country's music market which, much like its overall economy, is simmering. (The panel, titled "The Braz ...

  40. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  41. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  42. 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    January 29, 2014 10:55 AM EST 2.35 k 913 38 Another Super Bowl is upon us, and that means another star-studded halftime show. For this Sunday (February 2) at Super Bowl XLVIII, Bruno Mars is prepping an epic set that will include the Red Hot Chili Peppers , but what about the past? Br ...

  43. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:28 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ag ...

  44. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ago. ...

  45. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special

    January 28, 2014 4:40 AM EST No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance o ...

  46. 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 ...

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