Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

"It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're keeping."
Peter Gabriel Gets Intimate

Peter Gabriel Gets Intimate

Tonight (Nov. 21), he will play in Cardiff, Wales, as part of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal.
50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hook ("In Da Club"), the rapper headed a winners' circle that included double honorees Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The ceremony airs tonight on UPN.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies in an L.A. hospital following open-heart surgery. She is 86.
Matchbox Twenty Members Eye Solo Projects

Matchbox Twenty Members Eye Solo Projects

Once matchbox twenty gets off the road next month, the group plans to take time to pursue solo ventures. Rob Thomas will continue work on a solo album, while guitarist Kyle Cook is working on a set with his band the New Left. Drummer Paul Doucette is making a solo album as well, while guitarist Adam Gaynor "has been talking to some people about writing," according to Thomas.
Sasha Goes 'Global' With New Series

Sasha Goes 'Global' With New Series

British DJ/producer Sasha is not yet ready to embark on the creative process for his second proper artist album, nor does he want to deliver "just another" DJ-mix compilation.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé chart discussion and more
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Chubby Checker, OutKast, Beyoncé and Burt Bacharach.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses year-end charts, import singles and Clay Aiken with readers.
'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna to No. 2 as OutKast's "Hey Ya!" continues its march to the summit.

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