1. Yoko Ono Brings the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to Harlem

    September 15, 2014 4:50 PM EDT "I love you and I'm so glad that I'm here today," Yoko Ono told an auditorium full of elementary schoolers, teachers, and special guests at New York City's Patrick Henry Prep this morning. The 81-year-old visited the East ...

  2. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one- ...

  3. Obama Immigration Policy Rooted in John Lennon Deportation Case

    September 04, 2014 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine. The argument over President Barack Obama 's legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono . President Richard Nixon was seeking re-election, "Am ...

  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. Epic Rights Secures John Lennon Licensing

    June 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT John Lennon is the latest iconic personality to secure a worldwide licensing, global branding and rights management agreement with Epic Rights. Yoko Ono has pacted with Epic Rights ceo Dell Furano to develop a worldwide initiative encompassing the ...

  6. Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon Among Shorty Awards Finalists

    February 24, 2014 2:52 PM EST Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social media landscape. Among the top short-form content producers in H ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. ...

  9. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  10. Beatles Go Downtown: Fab Four Classics Go to Indie Music Publisher (Exclusive)

    October 21, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The Beatles are going Downtown, or at least a small but important part of their early catalog is. In a just-announced deal with the estate of John Lennon, Downtown will now serve as U.S. administrator for the first two Beatles singles, which c ...

  11. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  12. 'John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes' Interactive Album App to Launch

    September 23, 2013 11:52 AM EDT All proceeds to benefit WhyHunger's global anti-hunger campaign A new interactive album app called "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes" will launch Nov. 5, exclusively through the iTunes App Store. Directed by filmmaker Michael Epstein ...

  13. Paul McCartney Supports U.S. Campaign for Gun Control

    April 18, 2013 5:03 AM EDT Paul McCartney is used to winning, and bringing about change. On Wednesday, his considerable influence wasn’t quite enough. The former Beatle joined Tony Bennett's campaign for tightening U.S. gun laws -- Voices Against Violence. The Briti ...

  14. Exclusive: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Catalogs Sign With Downtown Music Publishing

    January 25, 2013 8:05 AM EST Downtown Music Publishing today announced the signing of publishing administration agreements for the U.S. with Lenono Music and Ono Music, home to the song catalogs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono respectively. Under the terms of the agreement, whi ...

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  16. Yoko Ono Inspired by John Lennon's 'Hot Bod' for Menswear Collection

    November 29, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Yoko Ono has created a new collaboration with Opening Ceremony, inspired by her late husband, John Lennon . The 79-year-old designer and wife to the deceased Beatle debuted her new menswear line for Opening Ceremony this week, with designs that focu ...

  17. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  18. John Lennon's Top 10 Albums & Singles

    October 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seventy-two years after the birth of John Lennon, Billboard takes a look at the icon's top 10 albums and singles on the Billboard charts. In one of the most bittersweet moments in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 , John Lennon's joyful ...

  19. The Beat 9/27: Taylor Swift Talks 'Never' Inspiration, Pink Tops Billboard 200

    September 27, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Sept. 27 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  20. The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    September 27, 2012 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single yoko ono , jonathan brooks , begin again , psy , Kim Gordon , Billboard , Kanye West , Katy Perry , Fergie , taylor swift Videos Taylor Swift Katy Perry Billboard Fergie ...

  21. Yoko Ono Q&A: 'I Know I'm Good'

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic Artist Talks Legacy, Politics and New Album With Fellow Experimenters Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon At first glance, the notion of Yoko Ono pairing with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to create a mini-album of experimental noise ...

  22. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  23. John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole

    August 23, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon, was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said. Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the st ...

  24. Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot: 'Stay Strong'

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is pledging support for Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl punk trio facing up to seven years in prison for "hooliganism." Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict The legendary singer-songwriter joins such artists as ...

  25. Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict

    August 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Punk Band, Jailed for Five Months Following an Anti-Putin Stunt, Gains Global Support The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hol ...

  26. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Releases First Single With New Band

    June 22, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth fans were in a tizzy in November when rock's longtime king and queen, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon , announced they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. But just because Sonic Youth is now on an "indefinite hiatu ...

  27. The Flaming Lips: 'Crazy' Enough To Set Guinness World Record?

    June 21, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wayne Coyne Also Speaks on the FLips' 'Beautiful, Emotional' Next Album Wayne Coyne and his Flaming Lips bandmates have been told that their upcoming eight-stop, 24-hour road trip -- which, if successful, will break a Guinness world r ...

  28. Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Announce Trio Album

    June 20, 2012 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore will pool their avant-garde powers for "YOKOKIMTHURSTON," according to SPIN . The collaborative album is due Sept. 25 on Chimera Music, with 14-minute single "Early in the ...

  29. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tie ...

  30. George Marino, Legendary Mastering Engineer, Dies

    June 05, 2012 6:12 AM EDT George Marino, an engineer who mastered such classic albums as Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, died Monday after a yearlong bout with lung c ...

  31. The 'Mad Men' Beatles License Cost $250,000 (Report)

    May 07, 2012 7:05 PM EDT AMC's "Mad Men" has a hard-earned reputation for historical accuracy, and it turns out that production studio Lionsgate is more than willing to finance that. In last night's episode, titled "Lady Lazarus," star ad man ...

  32. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  33. Grammys 2012 Backstage: Adele 'Busy Being Happy,' Bon Iver Busy Chewing His Grammy

    February 13, 2012 12:05 PM EST Best New Artist Grammy winner Justin Vernon of Bon Iver biting the hand that...rather his trophy (Getty Images) On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the ...

  34. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST 0 0 0 On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery f ...

  35. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  36. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  37. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  38. Exclusive: Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:32 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband an ...

  39. Yoko Ono to Introduce Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips ' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband and ...

  40. Iceland Airwaves Festival Draws With Big Indie Names but Keeps the Focus Local

    October 19, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Over the past week, Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík was taken over for five days by the 13th annual Iceland Airwaves festival, with Americans like Beach House, John Grant, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Tuneyards playing alongsid ...

  41. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded ...

  42. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-tra ...

  43. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of S ...

  44. Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Seduces, Leona Lewis Performs & Yoko Ono Does Her Thing

    September 16, 2011 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The week of fashion, sparkle and diets of champagne and coffee has come to a close. As temperatures plummeted yesterday, the spring fashionistas fled the big, cold city in hopes of a warmer location for the upcoming fashion weeks. Some of the most a ...

  45. Richard Hamilton Dead: 'White Album' Designer and Pop Art Pioneer

    September 13, 2011 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pop Art pioneer Richard Hamilton, best known for coining the name of the pop culture-heavy art movement and for designing the cover jacket for The Beatles' sprawling "White Album," has died in Britain of undetermined causes. He was 89 ...

  46. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of A ...

  47. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troub ...

  48. Yoko Ono Talks Dance Hits, Lady Gaga, John Lennon and Twitter

    July 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 In December 2010, the last time Yoko Ono was at Billboard, she was being honored for a whopping five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart . With her just-released single "Talking To The Universe" climbing the same cha ...

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