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Lightning Strikes Twice: Songs Topping the Billboard Hot 100 Twice

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Some songs, perhaps due to memorable lyrics or catchy tunes, manage to reach the top spot not just once, but twice - and under different artists. Here are the nine songs to ever reach this uncommon milestoneREAD MORE

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Bill Withers’ Hits Posted A 780% Increase in Streams After His Passing

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Following the death of soul icon Bill Withers last March 30, and its public announcement last April 3, online streams and equivalent sales for his singles skyrocketed, according to reports from Nielsen Music/ MRC Data.READ MORE

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Bill Withers’ Legacy: Cover Songs in the Billboard Charts

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While it's a sad day for the entire music industry as Bill Withers passed away due to heart complications, his legacy still persists. Here are some of the songs originally written by Bill Withers, covered by other artists, and managed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.READ MORE

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Bill Withers, "Lean on Me" Legendary Singer, Dies at 81

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Bill Withers dies at age 81. He is known for his other songs like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Just the Two of Us".READ MORE

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Kendrick Lamar Sued for Using a Bill Withers Sample on His 2009 EP

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Kendrick Lamar is running into some legal troubles, and is being sued for using a Bill Withers sample on his Kendrick Lamar EP way back in 2009. On the EP, Lamar used a portion of Withers track “Don’t You Want To Stay” on his song “I Do This.” The rapper is being sued for damages by Mattie Music Group and for using the sample without permission.READ MORE

Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers share an inside joke.

Ed Sheeran, D'Angelo and More Performing Carnegie Hall for Bill Withers Tribute

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Bill Withers will be honored at Carnegie Hall in October, as performers including Ed Sheeran, D'Angelo and Sheryl Crow will perform his songs for the charity concert.READ MORE

Paul McCartney, Gary Clark Jr., Ringo Starr and Billy Joe Armstrong represent at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Broadcasts May 30, Ends CEO Joel Peresman's Long Year

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The biggest night of Joel Peresman's year comes when legendary acts such as Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, and Bill Withers are joined by stars such as Miley Cyrus, John Legend and John Mayer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. You can enjoy that night on HBO on May 30...without having to deal with the institution's critics for the rest of the year.READ MORE

Paul McCartney, Gary Clark Jr., Ringo Starr and Billy Joe Armstrong represent at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2015: Green Day, Ringo Starr and Joan Jett Shine Live

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Ringo Starr. Lou Reed. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Green Day. Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bill Withers. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The "5" Royales. And those were just the acts being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Cleveland, not counting the many members of music royalty who made an appearance to both present and perform alongside their mentors and icons.READ MORE

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

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Music Times combines March Madness and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a bracket-style tournament, where only your vote can decide who gets enshrined: Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A.? Vote and check back next week for the Elite 8.READ MORE

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Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy, John Mayer & More To Appear At 2015 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

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As previously reported, The Rock and Roll Hame of Fame announced that Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Ringo Starr, "5" Royales and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted in April. Starr will additionally receive the special Award for Excellence. Now the Rock Hall has confirmed a number of music legends who are set to attend as performers or presenters.READ MORE

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Ringo Starr Announces New Solo Album 'Postcards From Paradise'

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Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has announced his new solo album "Postcards from Paradise," which is set for release March 31. According to "radio.com," the album was produced by Starr himself and will feature guest appearances by many big-name artists such as Richard Marx, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh of The Eagles -- Starr's brother-in-law -- Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics and more.READ MORE

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Paul McCartney Talks Ringo Starr's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor on 'The Tonight Show' While Jimmy Fallon Does Impressions [WATCH]

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Ringo Starr was recently announced as one of the members of 2015's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. He is the last Beatle to be inducted into the institution as a solo act. Paul McCartney, who was inducted as a solo act in 1999, had the pleasure of breaking the news to his bandmate, "Rolling Stone" reports. Macca also stopped by "The Tonight Show" to talk about his pal's recent honor. Jimmy Fallon took it as a chance to try all his Beatles impressions. "I was talking to a friend and he said 'Brian Epstein is getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.' I said 'That's great, because he's the Beatles manager,'" McCartney says in the video below. "He says, 'Yeah, but Ringo's not in yet.' I said, 'Whoa. Wait a minute. We can't have that ...' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you got to put Ringo in. He's very famous." Starr's 2015 classmates include Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bill Withers. McCartney also told Fallon that his favorite solo tracks by his former drummer are "Back Off Boogaloo" and "It Don't Come Easy" — he seems like he is about to say "Photograph" before Fallon cuts him off. Fallon jumped at the opportunity to show off his impressions of the Fab Four, nailing Starr, McCartney and John Lennon before fumbling through George Harrison.READ MORE

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Nominations

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It may seem like the 2014 inductions to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum just happened, but it's already time to start the process all over again. Today (Oct. 9), the nominees for the class of 2015 were announced, and include some rock juggernauts including Lou Reed, Green Day, The Smiths and Stevie Ray Vaughan.READ MORE

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