Before his death Monday (Dec. 22) at age 70, Joe Cocker charted 19 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including familiar recordings like 1968's cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," which later became the theme song for the hit 1980s TV show The Wonder Years. Cocker topped the Hot 100 with the 1982 single "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, from the film An Officer and a Gentleman.
Longtime AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd -- who's been estranged from the band since being hit with charges of threatening to kill a man in Rudd's employ for three years, and the man's daughter -- wants back in the band.
"Set Up Shop Vol. 2" is a new compilation from the Marley brothers and a host of skilled collaborators, covering reggae, dancehall, and beyond. Billboard is excited to premiere the 15 tracks of this new release from the Marleys' label, Ghetto Youths International.
“Aleluya” for Olga Tañón, who’s delivered a Spanish adaption of Leonard Cohen’s emotional classic “Hallelujah” to Youtube. Tañón sent a personal message of Christmas spirit by performing the song with her daughter. Gabriella is a special needs student whose challenges and triumphs have been revealed by Tañón over the years.
Elton John received many well-wishes from his friends following his marriage to David Furnish over the weekend -- and he was clearly thrilled at the outpouring of love, posting an Instagram shot of all the cards.