1. Rewinding The Charts: 35 Years Ago, Robin Williams Laughed All The Way To The Top 10

    September 15, 2014 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 On this date in 1979, the comedy legend wowed with 'Reality ... What a Concept' In 1979, 27-year-old Robin Williams was comedy's darling. As the first-season finale of his smash ABC series Mork & Mindy aired, he showcased the rang ...

  2. Robin Williams Biography in the Works

    August 27, 2014 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff will pen the 'definitive' account of the late comedian's life. In the wake of his Aug. 11 suicide, Robin Williams is getting a high-profile posthumous biography by The New York Times Writer Dave Itzk ...

  3. Morrissey Laments That Robin Williams 'Overshadowed' Other Celebrity Deaths

    August 27, 2014 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey has really been on a roll lately. Even when he isn't breaking up with his label or canceling a slew of tour dates , his ramblings on the site True to You are turning heads, albeit for all the wrong reasons. A few days after Henry Roll ...

  4. Billy Crystal Pays Tribute to Robin Williams at 2014 Emmys

    August 25, 2014 10:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday (Aug. 25), Billy Crystal paid tribute to Robin Williams in the best way possible: by making the Emmys audience laugh. Crystal -- who was a longtime friend of the late comedian and, along with Whoopi Goldberg, a Comic Relief partner-in-crim ...

  5. Henry Rollins Apologizes for Robin Williams Suicide Criticism

    August 23, 2014 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I am deeply sorry. Down to my marrow," Rollins wrote on his website. Henry Rollins has issued an apology for a recent LA Weekly column he wrote that criticizes Robin Williams and others who choose to kill themselves. “That I hurt anyone by wha ...

  6. Robin Williams Remembered on the Billboard Charts

    August 22, 2014 6:51 PM EDT Comedy recordings & 'Aladdin' songs re-enter the charts. Fans of the late Robin Williams propel the actor/comedian back onto Billboard's charts, as a number of the entertainer's recordings impact our tallies following his de ...

  7. Henry Rollins Pens 'F--- Suicide' Essay Criticizing Robin Williams, Suicidal

    August 21, 2014 8:03 PM EDT Henry Rollins ' newest article for LA Weekly is sure to raise some eyebrows. In his weekly column posted Thursday, titled "Fuck Suicide," Rollins lambasts the suicidal, including the deceased Robin Williams .  In it he begins with ...

  8. Sara Bareilles to Perform During Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute

    August 20, 2014 5:03 PM EDT Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the show. Sara Bareilles will perform during the In Memoriam segment and Billy Crystal will pay tribute to the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday. Exclusive: 'Aladdin' ...

  9. Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley on Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons: 'Maybe You Should Focus on Your Records a Little More'

    August 20, 2014 3:16 AM EDT Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has released his first solo album in five years, and by the sound of Space Invader the axeman seems to have had as much fun playing on it as -- gasp -- his early years in Kiss . From the opening title track to the instru ...

  10. Paramore Dedicates 'Last Hope' to Robin Williams

    August 15, 2014 4:01 PM EDT 8 1 0 Hayley Williams talks to fans about depression at Denver show. Paramore paid tribute to Robin Williams at a concert in Denver Tuesday night. Prior to singing "Last Hope," frontwoman Hayley Williams gave a speech about belonging. "I re ...

  11. Robin Williams Had 'Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease,' Wife Says

    August 14, 2014 3:19 PM EDT 5 0 0 Susan Schneider discloses that her husband had not yet made a public statement about the diagnosis. Susan Schneider , the wife of Robin Williams , has disclosed that her late husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of ...

  12. Watch Joseph Arthur's Moving Tribute Music Video for Robin Williams

    August 13, 2014 6:42 PM EDT As the world mourns Robin Williams' suicide earlier this week , an outpouring of remembrances and story-sharing about the Oscar and Grammy-winning actor have filled the web and helped to celebrate the influence he had on so many lives.  Robi ...

  13. Broadway to Dim Lights for Robin Williams

    August 13, 2014 3:32 PM EDT 9 0 0 Comedy legend co-starred in Mike Nichols' 'Waiting for Godot' with Steve Martin. Memorials for Robin Williams have been created in Hollywood, Boston , Boulder and San Francisco , and on Wednesday night, New York City will pay tribute ...

  14. Lauren Bacall's Death: Stars React

    August 13, 2014 1:39 AM EDT As news broke that Hollywood great Lauren Bacall had died at the age of 89, an outpouring of condolence and respect came from the music world via electronic media.  Legendary singer and actor Barbra Streisand spoke of her shock at losing her “wis ...

  15. Robin Williams' Kids on Dad's Death: 'The World Got a Little Grayer'

    August 12, 2014 9:20 PM EDT 2 0 0 Zak, Zelda & Cody, along with their mom and Williams' ex-wife, release personal statements. As fans continue to process the news of Robin Williams' death , those closest to him are also trying to put their grief into words. On Tuesday, ...

  16. Robin Williams' 10 Best Musical Moments

    August 11, 2014 10:10 PM EDT 5.175 k 247 14 The world was saddened to hear that Oscar-winner Robin Williams had died Monday of a suspected suicide at the age of 63. Williams' influence was vast, and spanned across film and television to music as well with five Grammys to his cre ...

  17. Robin Williams' Death: Music Stars React on Twitter

    August 11, 2014 8:35 PM EDT 2.849 k 222 1 Cher, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Quincy Jones all remember the comedian online. As news broke that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams had died Monday of a suspected suicide, an outpouring of condolence and appreciation came from the music w ...

  18. Robin Williams Dead at 63, Suicide Suspected

    August 11, 2014 7:41 PM EDT The Oscar-winning actor and comedian had been recently battling severe depression. Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. Robin Williams' Death: Music Stars React on T ...

  19. Robin Williams Dead at 63, Suicide Suspected

    August 11, 2014 7:41 PM EDT Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. Robin Williams' Death: Music Stars React on Twitter The full statement is below. On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, ...

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  21. Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine & More Rock Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash

    February 01, 2014 10:59 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31). In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive pro ...

  22. Hollywood Stars Join Kelly Clarkson's Holiday Special

    November 20, 2013 11:26 PM EST 0 0 0 NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special. The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars B ...

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  25. Listen to Azealia Banks' New Anthem, 'Jumanji'

    May 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While the world awaits the release of Azealia Banks' debut full-length, "Broke with Expensive Taste," the buzzier-than-buzzworthy rapper has continued releasing hypnotic tracks. On Friday (May 11), the rapper dropped "Jumanji,&qu ...

  26. Billboard Touring Awards: U2, Bon Jovi, Take That Are Top Finalists

    November 04, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Bon Jovi, Take That, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and Usher are among the finalists for the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards , set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel ballroom in New York City. The awards are primarily based on box office numbers re ...

  27. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," &q ...

  28. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Metallica

    November 18, 2010 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas take this week's No. 1 ranking with final box office stats from the E.N.D. World Tour that recently wrapped with a 15-city leg in Mexico and South America. The final concert was on Nov. 13 in Lima, Peru at Explanada del Esta ...

  29. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady Gaga, AC/DC Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bon Jovi , U2 , AC/DC , Lady Gaga , Brad Paisley , Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top artists, tours, venues, and live entertainment firms recognized as finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out at a spe ...

  30. Bon Jovi, U2, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley Among Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, U2, AC/DC, Lady GaGa, Brad Paisley, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are among the top finalists for the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which will be handed out in New York on Nov. 4. The awards - which honor artists, tours, venues, and li ...

  31. Chart Beat Thursday: Robin Williams, BNL, Maxwell

    April 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 COMIC RELIEF: "I had open heart surgery. I had a blown valve ... which makes me sound like a Chevrolet. "They started offering me choices about what kinds of valves I could get. I thought, maybe I can get the new Apple iHeart. That would b ...

  32. David Bowie's New Makeover: Rock 'n' Roll Recluse

    March 04, 2010 12:11 PM EST 0 0 0 David Bowie is spending his Golden Years in anonymity. The 63-year-old rock icon last released a new album in 2003, and stopped touring in 2004 after suffering a heart attack during a European trek. The early Internet enthusiast has not even updated ...

  33. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Lead Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna , U2 and AC/DC are among the finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The awards are based on global box office numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. ...

  34. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  35. Bruce Hornsby, Eric Clapton To Launch 'Levitate' On Leno

    September 01, 2009 8:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Hornsby will be launching his new album, "Levitate," with appearances on prime-time TV and in a feature film. Hornsby and his band, the Noisemakers, will be one of the musical guests on the inaugural week of NBC's "The Jay ...

  36. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. "Levitate," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve and ...

  37. Bruce Hornsby Busy With Music, Film, Broadway Musical

    July 09, 2009 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new album, a new label, a Broadway play and a cameo in a Robin Williams film are keeping multi-Grammy winning artist Bruce Hornsby busy for 2009. " Levitate ," Hornsby's 12-song set, is slated for a September 15 release via Verve an ...

  38. Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month wor ...

  39. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, ...

  40. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman,& ...

  41. Billboard Bits: VH1 Rock Honors, Frank Black, Willie Nelson

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Nickelback, Keane and Gretchen Wilson will perform as part of the second VH1 Rock Honors, to be taped May 12 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center for broa Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains, N ...

  42. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  43. Prince Rolling The Dice With Vegas Club

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as acts signed to his NPG label. Prince will open a nightclub at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, which will host concerts by the artist as well as ...

  44. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured ...

  45. Prince Gets 'Happy Feet' For New Soundtrack

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to the upcoming animated film "Happy Feat," due Oct. 31 via Atlantic. A new Prince track, "Song of the Heart," will be found on the soundtrack to ...

  46. 26OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 26-July 2, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 26 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Def Leppard (also scheduled: Carson Kressley). "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey ...

  47. Ask Billboard

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Mandy Moore, the Dixie Chicks, Rihanna and artists who just keep pumping out records. MISSING MANDY LIKE CANDY Hey Keith, I really enjoy your column and I was wondering if you could tell me what's going ...

  48. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver ...

  49. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artis ...

  50. Nilsson Documentary Due Early Next Year

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. A documentary focusing on the life and career of late singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson will be released early next year. "Who ...

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