1. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One ...

  2. Lawsuit Targets Big Political Super PAC for Infringing Paul Anka Song

    November 17, 2015 6:31 PM EST 0 0 0 The songwriter behind "Times of Your Life" is suing Club for Growth Action. For years, Republican candidates have been targeted by musicians for using songs on the campaign trail without permission. But get ready for a fight where  Citizen ...

  3. Stan Irwin, Producer Who Persuaded the Beatles to Play Las Vegas, Dies at 94

    January 23, 2015 4:43 AM EST Stan Irwin , a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson , has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Irwin guided the career ...

  4. Kanye West, Paul McCartney Debut in Hot 100's Top 40 With 'Only One'

    January 09, 2015 9:05 AM EST The ballad bows at No. 35, bringing McCartney back to the top 40 after a 25-year break. Counting his hits with the Beatles, he extends his top 40 span to more than 50 years. Kanye West celebrated the start of 2015 by, in the early hours of Jan ...

  5. Lady Gaga Arrives in Israel Ending Concert Cancellation Curse

    September 14, 2014 10:53 AM EDT 3.14 k 88 53 Tony Bennett joined Mama Monster in Tel Aviv for a surprise duet. Following a violent summer that resulted in multiple concert cancellations, it took Lady Gaga to sing a new tune in Israel. Israel Conflict Turns a Promising Touring Summer Gri ...

  6. Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts Amid Hostilities

    July 20, 2014 10:32 AM EDT 7 0 1 Israeli promoter Tal Sherf clarified that alternative dates will be examined for a future tour leg next year. Following recent cancellations by Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Paul Anka , now the Backstreet Boys are officially calling off their end ...

  7. Michael Jackson to Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT 5 2 0 The Estate of Michael Jackson created the spot, which will present the superstar “like you’ve never seen him before.” Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALIS ...

  8. Michael Jackson To Unleash World Premiere Experience At Billboard Music Awards

    May 08, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will create another slice of history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  9. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  10. Paul Anka

    Paul Anka

    23 Albums, 38 Songs

  11. Backbeat: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Squirms (Needlessly) as Paul Anka Hears His Version of 'My Way'

    August 29, 2012 1:47 PM EDT From left: Chris Mann, Susan Markheim, Paul Anka, Joel McNeely, Ron Fair at Conway Studios in Los Angeles. Paul Anka visited Conway Studios Monday to hear Chris Mann 's new version of his song "My Way" for which he recently revised ...

  12. Exclusive: 'Voice' Finalist Chris Mann Records Christmas Album

    July 27, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Voice" finalist Chris Mann will release a Christmas EP three weeks before the Oct. 30 release of his debut album. Mann has recorded six classic songs for a Christmas album that will be sold exclusively at Walmart. Faircraft Records/Un ...

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, th ...

  14. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, afte ...

  15. Dick Clark: An Appreciation of the Man Who Took Rock and Roll Nationwide, and Helped Pioneer Its Business

    April 18, 2012 8:55 PM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, af ...

  16. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhous ...

  17. Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event

    September 08, 2011 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 An eclectic collection of artists that included Stevie Nicks , members of Cobra Starship , Chris Isaak and Paul Anka saluted Buddy Holly Wednesday on what would have been his 75th birthday in, appropriately enough, Hollywood. Producer, manager and s ...

  18. Backbeat: Phil Everly @ Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday Celebration: 'People Hated Our Music'

    September 08, 2011 10:28 AM EDT From Not Fading Away: From Left: Musicians Raul Malo, Boz Scaggs, Graham Nash, Gabe Saporta, Paul Anka, Victoria Asher, Waddy Wachtel, Chris Isaak, manager/record producer Peter Asher, Michelle Branch, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, and Patrick Stump ...

  19. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT 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 ...

  20. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at leas ...

  21. 1000 NUMBER ONES: THE '50s

    March 02, 2011 1:00 PM EST 0 0 Frankie Avalon. Kingston Trio. Lloyd Price. 'Mack The Knife.' Early chart-topping hits on the Billboard Hot 100-the pop chart-provided a glimpse of what was to come in future decades. There was the folk revival's first incursion into th ...

  22. Ask Billboard: Historic Hot 100 No. 1s, Continued

    February 25, 2011 7:55 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 ...

  23. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth ...

  24. Michael Jackson Returns To Radio

    October 13, 2009 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just as radio stations flooded their airwaves with Michael Jackson 's music following his death June 25, signals across multiple formats are wasting no time playing his newly-released track, "This Is It." Made available to radio as of ...

  25. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday , it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puer ...

  26. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday, it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure P ...

  27. Chart Beat: Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Vanessa Williams

    June 11, 2009 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 ALL HAIL THE 'KING' : Dave Matthews Band takes a hearty swig of the Billboard 200, collecting its fifth No. 1 with "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King." The album marks the act's 22nd Billboard 200 entry (including Matthews&# ...

  28. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  29. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  30. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injur ...

  31. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  32. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politi ...

  33. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "Thriller," American Idols and iTunes, French acts and more! NOT ALL THAT THRILLED Fred: You're bound to get scads of letters complaining about the re-release of [Michael Jackson's] "Thriller&quo ...

  35. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested ju ...

  36. Anka, Others Honored At 2008 Canadian Hall Of Fame

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crooner Paul Anka is among four songwriters to be inducted into the 2008 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, during a March 1 ceremony at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Ottawa-born Anka became a teen star in the 1950s with hits like "Put You ...

  37. Stereophonics, Sugababes Perched Atop U.K. Charts

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welsh rock trio Stereophonics achieved its fifth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 21) with "Pull the Pin" (V2), while Sugababes' "About You Now" (Universal Island) started a fourth week at kWelsh rock trio Stereo ...

  38. Chart Beat

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses matchbox twenty, Fergie, Pavarotti and more! HOW 'FAR'? 'FAR' FINE: Just last week, I reported that Carrie Underwood had the second biggest Hot 100 leap of the year, thanks to the 93-17 jump of "So Small" ...

  39. Chart Beat

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses the country charts, Soulja Boy, Paul Anka and more! 'MORE' IS THE MOST: It was a momentous event in the history of the Hot Country Songs chart last week when Kenny Chesney tied the record for the highest debut (since the cha ...

  40. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Billboard 200 with "Modern Times." Not only is it the legendary songwriter's first album to reach the throne since "Desire" in 1976, it's also 2006 - For the fir ...

  41. Bigger And Better

    August 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ben Harper decamps to Paris and record a new album quickly with the Innocent Criminals, Yung Joc gets back to what he does his best on his second Bad Boy album and Lyle Lovett reconvenes with his Larg A deluxe reissue of Akon's latest album, &q ...

  42. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines Great White and Station club owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian a total of nearly $100,000 for workplace violations related to t 2003 - The Occupational Safety and Health Admini ...

  43. This Day in Music

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injuring Horowitz and two band members, keyboard player Dave Keyes and drummer Rod Gross. 2002 - A van driven by blues guitarist Popa Chubby (Ted Horowitz) overturns, injur ...

  44. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  45. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A cross-party collective of British politicians close the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. The four members of parliament make history with the rele 2005 - A cross-party collective of British politi ...

  46. This Day in Music

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - June Pointer, a member of singing group the Pointer Sisters, dies of cancer. The 52-year-old singer was the youngest member of the Grammy-winning group, which also featured sisters Ruth, Anita 2006 - June Pointer, a member of singing group th ...

  47. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested ju ...

  48. Billboard Bits: Paul Anka, Black Sabbath, Sia

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran entertainer Paul Anka has inked a new deal with Decca for his next album, "My Way -- Swings & Strings," Billboard.com has learned. The set is due May 1 and features a blend of new recordin Veteran entertainer Paul Anka has inke ...

  49. Chart Beat

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gwen Stefani, Elisabeth Withers and more! THIS WILL BRING YOU BACK TO DO: Thanks to Gwen Stefani reaching once again into the well of Broadway songs, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II have their first t ...

  50. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart-topping collaborations, Beyonce, clean song versions and more! LET'S WORK TOGETHER Hello Fred, With the ascent of "I Wanna Love You" by Akon featuring Snoop Dogg to the top of The Billboard Hot 100 l ...

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