1. Buddy Guy Pays Tribute to B.B. King on 'Flesh & Bone,' With Help From Van Morrison: Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 30, 2015 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 When B.B. King passed away on May 14, there was no question Buddy Guy -- a disciple even though he's just 11 years King's junior -- would pay tribute. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 Guy, who turned 79 today (July 30), had already record ...

  2. Lady Gaga Sings Linda Perry, Stephen Colbert Honors Toby Keith, Zac Brown Fetes the Grateful Dead At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

    June 19, 2015 5:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the men’s room of New York's Marriott Marquis hotel just before the start of the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, one man said, “Anyone know any jokes?” Another replied, “I got a check from Pandora for $1.89 -- for six million ...

  3. Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Cyndi Lauper, Nate Ruess & More Share Stories Behind Their Hits

    June 15, 2015 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to star power, few music industry events can match the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Held in a more intimate setting than the Grammys -- the June 18 event takes place once again in a ballroom at the New York Marriot ...

  4. John LoFrumento to Receive Visionary Leadership Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (Exclusive)

    May 07, 2015 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John LoFrumento , the recently retired CEO of ASCAP, will be honored with the Visionary Leadership Award at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner next month. The accolade recognizes a member of the SHOF board of direct ...

  5. Exclusive: Fun. Frontman Nate Ruess to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

    March 18, 2015 8:00 AM EDT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard can reveal. The honor, which each year recognizes a brilliant young songwriter, will be presented at the 46th Annual Inducti ...

  6. Songwriters Hall to Induct Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Jerry Garcia and Linda Perry

    February 18, 2015 12:34 PM EST Cyndi Lauper , Toby Keith and the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry , country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" w ...

  7. Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

    July 17, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer. Winter, who had turned 70 in February, was drawing on the same well in 2014 ...

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  9. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulou ...

  10. Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley Footage Unearthed for New Doc

    June 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit a ...

  11. Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Memphis Slim Footage Unearthed For New Documentary

    June 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit ...

  12. The Doors Prep 'L.A. Woman' Reissue with 'Amazing' Bonus Material

    November 11, 2011 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Full details are forthcoming, but Doors guitarist Robby Krieger says the upgraded and expanded edition of the original group's 1971 swan song "L.A. Woman," due out early next year, is a revelation. "It's pretty cool," K ...

  13. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlon ...

  14. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 8:07 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chi ...

  15. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chica ...

  16. Alice Cooper Sticks With the Hits at 'Nightmare' Release Bash

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper declared from the small stage of the Whisky A Go-Go Thursday where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was celebrating the release this week of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Flanked by gu ...

  17. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include J ...

  18. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST 0 0 0 Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." ...

  19. Koko Taylor, Queen Of The Blues, Dies

    June 03, 2009 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning singer Koko Taylor, known worldwide as the "Queen of the Blues," died today (June 3) of complications following surgery, her long time record label Alligator announced on its website . She was 80. Willie Dixon signed T ...

  20. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No ...

  21. Chart Beat: Beyonce, T.I., Josiah Leming

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "At Last," T.I., Josiah Leming and more! THIS COULD BE THE 'LAST' TIME: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren wrote "At Last" for the film "Orchestra Wives" in 1942. Glenn Miller had a ...

  22. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 200 ...

  23. Mos Def To Play Chuck Berry In Chess Film

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper/actor Mos Def will play legendary rock'n'roller Chuck Berry in "Cadillac Records," which is filming in New Jersey. Beyonce is starring as Etta James in the film, which chronicles the rise of le Rapper/actor Mos Def will pl ...

  24. Beyonce Starring In Chess Records Film

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her resume. The 10-time Grammy winner has signed on to executive produce and star as Etta James in Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG Fi Beyonce Knowles is addi ...

  25. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean ``The Queen'' Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase ``I betcha'' - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for ne 2000 - Detroit radio le ...

  26. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 200 ...

  27. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Detroit radio legend Martha Jean ``The Queen'' Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase ``I betcha'' - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for ne 2000 - Detroit radio le ...

  28. Billboard Bits: George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on George Winston, Jones/Haggard, Twilight Singers In addition to a new studio album , "Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions -- A Hurricane Relief Benefit," due next month, pianist George Winston will see two of his prior releases repacka ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown ...

  30. Chuck Berry Film Bolstered With Extras

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Hail! Hail!" will be issued as a two-disc "Special Edition" and a four-disc "Ultimate Edition." Both include 54 minutes of previously unreleased Berry rehearsals. As tipped here in January, Image Entertainment is prepp ...

  31. Wilson Summons 'Thunder' With Burnett

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release her next album, "Thunderbird," April 4 via Blue Note. The project marks her first colla ...

  32. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1988 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Need You Tonight," INXS. The group is only the third from Australia - and the first in five years - to top the pop chart.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/&g ...

  33. Classic ZZ Top Sets Due For Reissue

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The seminal ZZ Top albums "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango!" will be reissued in expanded editions Feb. 28 via Warner Bros. The seminal ZZ Top albums "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango!" will be reissued in expanded edi ...

  34. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown ...

  35. The Truth

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Precious Bryant is definitely like one of those peaches folks in Georgia like to brag about from time to time. She's a genuine country blues artist who didn't track her debut album ("Fool Me Good," 20 Precious Bryant is definitel ...

  36. About Them Shoes

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Several years after recording sessions began, longtime Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin's "solo" album, featuring a slew of high-profile guests, finally appears. "About Them Shoes" is worth the wa Several years afte ...

  37. This Day in Music

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Detroit radio legend Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg - known by her trademark phrase "I betcha" - dies at Detroit's Harper Hospital. Steinberg was a local fixture in the Motor City for 2000 - Detr ...

  38. Paris Mississippi Blues

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blues pianist Memphis Slim (aka John L. Chatman) was a fixture in the Chicago blues scene in the '40s and '50s (supplementing his music income by working as a bootlegger) before relocating to Paris in Blues pianist Memphis Slim (aka John L ...

  39. Sumlin Surrounded By Stars On 'Shoes'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new albu ...

  40. Vintage Blues Performances Unearthed

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. A third volume of performances from the American Folk Blues Festival will hit stores Aug. 31 via Hip-O. "The American Folk Blues Festival 19 ...

  41. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above ...

  42. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the ...

  43. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. 1998 ...

  44. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp 'Trouble' Afoot John Mellencamp's new Columbia covers album, "Trouble No More," is led by "To Washington," inspired by Woody Guthrie and the Carter Family but with new lyrics by Mellencamp. The song ...

  45. Mellencamp Sets New Album Track List

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia. 2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for h ...

  46. Former Stone Bill Wyman Rolls On

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Wyman may no longer be a Rolling Stone but he still keeps himself busy. Apart from recording and touring with his band the Rhythm Kings, the former Stones bassist is now a documentary maker and p Bill Wyman may no longer be a Rolling Stone but ...

  47. Aerosmith Gets The Blues

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Considering Aerosmith's sizeable presence on the pop landscape and its place in rock history, it's a bit funny to hear guitarist Joe Perry relay that the group is working on a new album in his basemen Considering Aerosmith's sizeable ...

  48. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-p ...

  49. Aerosmith Looks To Standards For Blues Album

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording its much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry tells Billboard.com. Blind Willie McT Aerosmith will likely enter the studio sometime ...

  50. Mellencamp Unveils Anti-War Song

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his official Web site. John Mellencamp has made a new anti-war-themed song, "To Washington," available for free download on his ...

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