1. Wife Of 'American Pie' Singer Don Mclean Gets Protective Order

    March 08, 2017 10:36 PM EST 0 0 0 A Maine court has given the ex-wife of "American Pie" singer Don McLean an order of protection against him. McLean pleaded guilty in July to domestic violence assault. His lawyer said at the time that his punishment would be a $3,000 fine ...

  2. Don McLean and His Wife Finalize Divorce

    June 21, 2016 3:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Pie" singer and songwriter Don McLean and his wife have finalized their divorce and agreed to a $10 million settlement. A spokesman for McLean said Monday that the singer "chose to ignore a premarital agreement" and pro ...

  3. Don McLean's Wife Files for Divorce

    March 10, 2016 6:42 PM EST 0 0 0 The wife of American Pie  singer/songwriter Don McLean filed for divorce in Maine, only weeks after he was arrested on domestic violence charges . A lawyer for Patrisha McLean says the legal papers filed Thursday cite "adultery, cruel and abusi ...

  4. Don McLean Pleads Not Guilty to More Domestic Violence Charges

    February 22, 2016 3:46 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer Don McLean is pleading not guilty to additional charges stemming from his domestic violence case in Maine. The "American Pie" singer didn't appear in court during a proceeding related to the case Monday (Feb. 22). The Knox Coun ...

  5. More Domestic-Violence Charges Filed Against Don McLean

    February 17, 2016 5:52 PM EST 0 0 0 More criminal charges have been filed in Maine against "American Pie" singer Don McLean stemming from his domestic-violence arrest. Police arrested McLean on a misdemeanor count of domestic-violence assault Jan. 18. Don McLean Pleads Not G ...

  6. 'American Pie' Singer Don McLean Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

    January 18, 2016 1:13 PM EST 0 0 0 A jail supervisor says "American Pie" singer Don McLean has been arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Maine. Madonna Covered Don McLean's 'American Pie' Cpl. Brad Woll says McLean was arrested and posted $10 ...

  7. Johnny Cash's 'Sunday Morning' Dawns Again In Modern Country

    October 05, 2015 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Urban, Eric Church & Michael Ray reference Kristofferson song in 2015 singles. A dozen years after Johnny Cash ’s death, he has become something of a mythical figure. Heidi Newfield ’s “Johnny and June,” Jason Aldean ’s “Johnny Cash,” Geor ...

  8. Chart Fireworks: 2015's Best-Selling July 4th Songs

    July 09, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Patriotic music sales spiked in the week ending July 5. Among notable gainers: Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Katy Perry, Kid Rock & Bruce Springsteen. Americans didn't just celebrate the Fourth of July with food and fireworks. Like any good ce ...

  9. Don McLean Performs 'Empty Chairs'

    Don McLean Performs 'Empty Chairs'

    May 07, 2015 4:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Don McLean performs 'Empty Chairs' on 'The Better Show.' music , The Better Show , don mclean live , don mclean empty chairs , don mclean , 5minmedia , better.tv , live performances , empty chairs song , Don McLean Videos Don McL ...

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  11. Ask Billboard: More Soundtrack Stopgap Hits

    October 30, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Long before Adele's 'Skyfall,' artists have bridged the gap between breakout albums and follow-ups with soundtrack smashes. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, ...

  12. Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra Nominated For American Pop Music Hall of Fame

    September 17, 2012 2:05 PM EDT CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The American Pop Music Hall of Fame won't be open until next summer, but the first round of nominees to be inducted into the western Pennsylvania-based hall have been announced. The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Frank Sin ...

  13. Ask Billboard: What Is Going On With Madonna?, Continued

    April 22, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 More reader views on Madge, plus a tribute to Dick Clark, whose 'American Bandstand' helped launch her career. Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as gene ...

  14. How the UK Folk Music Scene Is Quietly Making Ends Meet

    April 06, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Bellowhead, one of the UK's more successful folk groups which sold 60,000 copies of their 2012 album "Hedonism." This year's U.K. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards showed one thing about the U.K's folk music scene: With increased co ...

  15. June Tabor Wins Big at UK BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

    February 09, 2012 7:15 AM EST Folk veteran and erstwhile performer June Tabor was queen of the scene at the U.K's 13th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night in Salford. The 64-year-old English singer-turned-librarian-turned-singer waltzed away with Folk Singer Of The ...

  16. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake ...

  17. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  18. Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

    August 19, 2010 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 ONE OF THE BOYS: As "Recovery" spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and "Love the Way You Lie," featuring Rihanna , tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both ...

  19. Weird Al May Parody Lady Gaga On Next Album

    June 22, 2010 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 W eird Al Yankovic is nine songs into his next album. "I've got three more to do," he reports -- and that's the hard part. "I need to write three parodies," Yankovic, who's in the midst of a summer tour, tells Bill ...

  20. Five For Fighting Serves Up 'Slice' of 'American Pie'

    May 20, 2010 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik is hoping that "a slice of American Pie" will prove tasty enough to become his next hit single. The song is the title track of Five For Fighting's fifth album, "Slice," and an optimisti ...

  21. Chart Beat Wednesday: Britney By The Numbers

    October 14, 2009 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 '3' IS THE NEW 1: As previously reported , Britney Spears ' "3" rockets onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The song's arrival at the summit marks just the 15th song in the Hot 100's history to open at No. 1: Sept ...

  22. Rock Vets Remember 'The Day The Music Died'

    February 03, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Fifty years after Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper played their final gig at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, the Day the Music Died became the Day the Music Went On and On. Last night's tribute concert at the original Surf ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz voc ...

  24. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, ...

  25. Ask Billboard

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' burning questions on NKOTB, sales at the Post Office and wordy songs. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . 'FACE' THE BOMB Hello, ...

  26. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer ...

  27. Jazz Producer Joel Dorn Dies At 65

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Max Roach and the Neville Brothers, died of a heart attack yesterday (Dec. 17) in New York. He was 65. Veteran record producer Joel Dorn, who worked with such artists ...

  28. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, dies at Gladys Spellman Nursing Home in Cheverly, Md., following 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz voc ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, ...

  30. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedde ...

  31. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She is 8 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer ...

  32. Chart Beat

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Perry Como, "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" and more! IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE: There's an artist who is No. 1 on a Billboard chart this week who first went to No. 1 on a Billboard chart 61 years, three months and two weeks ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist kn ...

  34. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  35. 35OnTV

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2006. MONDAY, AUG. 28 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Harry Connick Jr "Tavis Smiley," PBS Featured Artist(s): Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I r ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digi ...

  39. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Charles Brown, 76, dies of congestive heart failure in Oakland, Calif. Brown scored his first hit, "Drifting Blues," in 1946 with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers.<br 2002 - Peggy Lee, t ...

  40. Chart Beat

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This week's examination of Billboard's chart stats is overwhelmingly country, with George Strait, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash all in the spotlight, along with hip-hop act D4L and late STRAIT TO NO. 1: A chart record that ha ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, and teacher Manny Albam dies of cancer at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. He is 79. Albam's career spanned decades in which he worked with such jaz 2003 - Radiohead makes it a hat ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  43. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. CHART INTEREST Hi Fred, Following on from last week's question about American radio not having one definitive Hot 100 countdown show, I wondered does the average American public now care a ...

  44. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee ...

  45. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. &q ...

  46. Al Green, Hall & Oates Set For Songwriters Hall

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame has named Charles Fox, Al Green, Daryl Hall &amp; John Oates, Don McLean and songwriting duo Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield as this The National Academy of Popular Music/Songw ...

  47. This Day in Music

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2002 - At the 2002 Jammy Awards, Trey Anastasio picks up two awards, his band Phish wins one. 2001 - Jazz composer, arranger, conductor, ...

  48. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Rising," the Boss' first album with the E Street Band since 1987. 2002 - Bruce Springsteen fans flock to stores for the release of "The Risi ...

  49. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David B ...

  50. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee ...

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