We know President Obama is a music fan, only recently holding a private Prince concert at the White House and visiting the Bob Marley museum in Jamaica. But Black Keys and Outkast? That's kind of next level stuff.
Liv Tyler was destined for stardom – thanks in part to DNA she inherited from her mother, model Bebe Buell and father, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. She began modeling at age 14 and transitioned into acting; appearing in TV commercials, an infamous '90s rock music video (see below) and even a few Academy Award-winning films. These three musical moments prove that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Stephen Colbert is getting ready for his next big gig on The Late Show on September 8. How did he prepare? The funnyman hosted Only In Monroe, a public access television talk show for the small town of Monroe, Michigan.
Can't wait to see Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary featured in this week's cover story? You're in luck: Billboard has passes to advance screenings of the film at theaters across the country ahead of its national release on July 10 (it opens in New York and L.A. on July 3).
Lindsey Stirling is in the midst of wrapping her second North American tour in support of 2014's Billboard Music Award-winning sophomore album Shatter Me, but that doesn't mean she won't soon be making time for Album #3.
Forty years ago, Hugh Syme designed his first album package for Rush, 1975's Caress of Steel. That began what he happily calls "a life sentence," designing every Rush release -- studio, live albums, compilations, videos -- since along with ancillary merchandise, backstage passes and more. With Rush out on the road continuing to celebrate its own 40th anniversary, Syme --a onetime keyboardist for the Ian Thomas Band who's also designed for Aerosmith, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Whitesenake, Def Leppard Tiles and others -- has complied his work into a bench-pressable new book 'The Art of Rush: Serving a Life Sentence.'
Luther Vandross will be paid tribute in 15-city tour, The Power of Love Experience—A Tribute to the Life of Luther Vandross, in 2016. Venture is partnership between Vandross Estate, Marcus Miller and Hidden Beach Experiences.