President Barack Obama

President Obama is Listening to Black Keys & Outkast

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.
A still from the 1995 Warner Bros. movie "Empire Records."

Happy Birthday, Liv Tyler! Celebrate With 3 Musical Moments

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.
Amy Winehouse

Score Passes to an Advance Screening of Amy Winehouse Documentary 'Amy'

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).
Rush

Rush Art Director Hugh Syme on the Stories Behind the Band's Iconic Album Covers and His New Book 'Art of Rush': Exclusive

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.'

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