1. Publishing Briefs: Zooey Deschanel Signs With Spirit, Tommy James Teams with Sony/ATV, BMG Chrysalis U.S. Buys Rights To 'Khumba'

    March 11, 2014 6:32 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has signed a multi-year North American publishing administration deal with Zooey Deschanel which includes her back catalog and future works.  In addition to her songwriting contributions as one half of the duo She & Him, she ...

  2. Tommy James

    Tommy James

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  3. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Weds in Nashville

    September 18, 2012 8:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has gotten married. The rock drummer married Emily Ward on Saturday at the home they share in Nashville. The Keys' publicist says the couple was joined by about 350 family and friends for the back-yard ceremony. ...

  4. Ask Billboard: Who Could Break "Glee"'s Record?

    February 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band Suit Up For Bonnaroo

    June 08, 2009 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems surprising to some fans, but Little Steven Van Zandt says Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are as well-suited to play massive festival dates as anyone else. "I love that fact that we're playing to, I don't know, probab ...

  6. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunio ...

  7. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  8. Prince To Roll Out Three Albums This Year

    January 02, 2009 11:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince is planning to release three new albums in 2009 without the assistance of a record label, according to an interview with the Los Angeles Times. A "major retailer" is in talks with the artist to release the music physically, while a ...

  9. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  10. Bono, The Edge Guest On Tom Jones Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 15 years without a new album in the U.S., Tom Jones will release a disc of almost entirely original material this fall. After 15 years without a new album in the U.S., Tom Jones will release a disc of almost entirely original material this fal ...

  11. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winn ...

  13. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots ...

  14. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy was name 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winn ...

  16. Tweedy Gets Into Hunter's 'Heads' On New CD

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his first in six years, is a mixture of American politics and just old-fashioned fun, the singer says. Ian Hunter's forthcoming solo album "Shrunken Heads," his firs ...

  17. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  18. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.<br clear="none"/> 2005 - The Intonatio ...

  19. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1993 - </b>One of rock'n'roll's preeminent guitarists and producers, Mick Ronson, 46, dies of cancer of the liver in London. Ronson, aside from his solo credits, is probably best known for his guit 2004 - Buddy Guy and ...

  20. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  21. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Madonna, seasonal music and more with readers. 'HUNG,' GRRR! Hi Fred, Madonna's "Hung Up" gets a bit of airplay during the day and is selling well on iTunes, but I noticed larger radio stations aren't pla ...

  22. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tu ...

  23. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Buddy Guy and Etta James are the big winners at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, presented by the non-profit Blues Foundation at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis. Singer/guitarist Guy w 2004 - Buddy Guy and Etta James are ...

  24. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses songs dropping off the Hot 100, U.S. vs. U.K. singles charts and "American Idol" with readers. THEY TOOK IT AWAY, AND QUICKLY Dear Fred, Last week one of your readers inquired about big hits that drop completely out ...

  25. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as "Sir Doug," dies in Taos, N.M. He is ...

  26. Rainy Day Soul

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Sudano has been honing his craft as a singer/songwriter for a few decades now. Bruce Sudano has been honing his craft as a singer/songwriter for a few decades now. Among other things, he co-wrote Tommy James & the Shondells' "Bal ...

  27. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim. 2002 - 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries su ...

  28. This Day in Music

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that drummer Tommy Lee has quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band and family, following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee. Lee's new band is called Methods of 1999 - It is announced that dru ...

  29. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos ...

  30. Jett Offers Out Of Print Albums Online

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downloads of three out-of-print albums for purchase on her official Web site. Veteran rock artist Joan Jett has taken matters into her own hands and is offering downl ...

  31. Tiffany To Pose Nude For Playboy

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop singer Tiffany (full name: Tiffany Renee Darwisch) plans to show the world that she's all grown up with a pictorial in the April issue of Playboy magazine. "I became aware that the world still vie Pop singer Tiffany (full name: Tiffany ...