1. Billy Idol Autobiography Gets Release Date

    May 29, 2014 1:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Idol was there at the birth of punk-rock in the U.K., and now he’s telling his story for the first time. "Dancing with Myself," Idol’s self-penned autobiographical memoir, is set for publication on Oct. 7, on Simon & Schuster’s T ...

  2. 'Californication' Soundtrack to Feature Pete Townshend, Sid Vicious

    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Spirit Music Group and Showtime Networks will release the soundtrack for the seventh and final season of "Californication" during the show's premiere on April 13. Related Articles 'Californication' Set For June Release David ...

  3. Musicians Mourn Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

    February 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46. According to the The Hollywood Reporter , the actor was found dead in a New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was found with a syringe in his left forearm, with two en ...

  4. Exclusive: 'Spotify Landmark' Original Content Series Launches With Nirvana's 'In Utero' (Listen)

    September 18, 2013 4:12 PM EDT Spotify has launched its own original content series and dedicated website called Spotify Landmark, a multi-media documentary series focusing on classic moments in music history. The premiere episode (embed below), entitled “The Real Story of ...

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  6. 'American Idol' Auditions Prove Lackluster in Los Angeles

    February 04, 2011 10:37 AM EST 0 0 0 "American Idol's" hometown proved to be a lackluster stop for season 10, yielding few promising contestants but plenty of "what the…" moments. It could be because the Los Angeles auditions were scheduled somewhat last-minute ...

  7. John Lennon Celebrated at New York's Strawberry Fields

    December 08, 2010 10:20 AM EST 0 0 0 J ohn Lennon 's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while a newly released interview he gave shortly before his death showed he was optimistic about his future. On th ...

  8. Johnny Rotten Pays Tribute To Malcolm McLaren

    April 09, 2010 11:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 The end of the Sex Pistols in 1979 put them at odds -- legally and personally -- but John Lydon has stepped up to pay tribute to Malcolm McLaren, the group's manager, following news of McLaren's death on Thursday in New York after a long b ...

  9. May 10, 2009

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rocker Chris Daughtry gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 2003 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “American Life,” Madonna. 1999 – Artist/author/songwriter Shel Silverstein, 66, is found dead in Key West, Fla. 1994 – Weezer releases its debu ...

  10. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophi ...

  11. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Opening New York Annex

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that the Cleveland-based museum is opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It i ...

  12. Escovedo Ready To Rock On 'Real Animal'

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On his upcoming album, "Real Animal," veteran singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo got to do something he hasn't done since his days in Rank & File and the True Believers. On his upcoming album, "Real Animal," veteran si ...

  13. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  14. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is nominated at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco. Russian teen duo t.A.T.u. picks up three awards, while Norah Jones and Eminem wi 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophi ...

  16. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single "Mississippi Girl," becomes available as a free, timed-out download beginning via radio station Web sites across the country. 2005 - Country superstar Faith Hill's new single " ...

  17. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2006 - Rapper/producer James Yancey aka J Dilla dies in Los Angeles at the age of 32. 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little Whil ...

  18. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent take ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2005 - Count ...

  20. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Jan ...

  21. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent take ...

  22. Sex Pistols 'Swindle' Again With DVD

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. Sex Pistols fans are getting swindled again, not that they'll mind too much. The venerable punk band has just issued its posthumous movie spoof "The Great Ro ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, includi ...

  24. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of t ...

  25. Sid & Nancy's Punk Rock History On Display

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the blood-splattered history of punk rock's most infamous couple, Sex Pistols guitarist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Some of the blood-splattered history of pun ...

  26. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winni ...

  27. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, includi ...

  29. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwrite ...

  30. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2001 - Limp Bizkit guitari ...

  31. Sheryl Crow Lines Up Post-Jeep Solo Trek

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. 17 in Mansfield, Mass., but another trek is already on the horizon. Sheryl Crow won't wrap her headlining stint on the Jeep World Outside tour until Aug. ...

  32. Spheeris To Bring 'Rotten' To Big Screen

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the story of Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) and the birth of punk rock in 1970s England. Budgeted at about $8 million, the fi Penelope Spheeris has been tapped to direct the ...

  33. Dee Dee Ramone Dead At 50

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found dead last night (June 5) in his Hollywood, Calif., home, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. He was 50. Ram Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (real name: ...

  34. Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary pu A quarter-century after they shot ...

  35. Vintage Richard Hell Frozen In 'Time'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Punk original Richard Hell is in retrospective mode. On March 19, Matador Records will release "Time," a two-CD compilation of vintage 1975-1984 live recordings -- more than half of them previously un Punk original Richard Hell is in retro ...