1. David Anderle, A&R for Frank Zappa, Beach Boys & More, Dies at 77

    September 02, 2014 8:27 PM EDT David Anderle , the A&R executive who worked with Frank Zappa , the Beach Boys , Sheryl Crow and Aaron Neville during a 35-year career, died Monday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 77. A classmate of Herb Alpert and Lou Adler at Fairfax High School, Anderle served his longest…

  2. Oscar-Winning Director to Helm Upcoming Stax Records Film ‘Respect Yourself’

    August 18, 2014 4:34 PM EDT The director of Oscar winner 20 Feet From Stardom will helm "Respect Yourself" The tale of Stax Records, the trailblazing label that launched Otis Redding’s career and released hits like Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood,” is eyeing the big screen and Broadway. Evergreen Media Group, the…

  3. 'Girls' Star Allison Williams Playing 'Peter Pan' in NBC's Live Production

    July 30, 2014 10:01 AM EDT The network's "Sound of Music" follow-up will be broadcast live Dec. 4. NBC has found its Peter Pan: Allison Williams.  The Girls actress will star in the title role of the live The Sound of Music follow-up, which NBC will broadcast on Dec. 4, NBC announced Wednesday morning…

  4. 10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

    July 01, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Getting booked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a major event is an honor for any artist. Many will try anything -- whether it's fiddling with the arrangement or striving for the glory notes that only five-octive powerhouses like Whitney could hit -- to put their own…

  5. Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Invited to Join Academy Awards Group

    June 26, 2014 3:44 PM EDT Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams and this year’s Oscar winners for song and score are among the 271 artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik is among the executives invited. Oscars Alter Music Campaign…

  6. Entire Collection of John Lennon Doodles, Writings Sell at Auction

    June 04, 2014 6:27 PM EDT Whimsical drawings, poems and short stories from two humorous books John Lennon produced in the 1960s fetched skyrocketing prices at auction Wednesday, including $209,000 for a nine-page parody of Sherlock Holmes. The manuscript, "The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield,"…

  7. Ex-Billboard Writer Undertakes Labor of Love for New Orleans' Gay Gospel Legend Raymond Myles

    May 21, 2014 9:53 PM EDT Back in 1982 on his first visit to New Orleans when Leo Sacks was a 25-year-old Billboard correspondent covering the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he wrote about a vibrant performer and powerful gospel singer named Raymond Myles, who led a spirited choir called The RAMS (the…

  8. Bruce Springsteen Leaves Fans Wanting More at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    May 04, 2014 1:17 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, giving thousands of fans the show they hoped for, but some left wanting more. He kicked off his three-hour set with "High Hopes," the title track of his latest album, before…

  9. Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album In 24 Years

    April 18, 2014 1:45 PM EDT The pop/rock icon – and now Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – returns with 'Duets,' which spurs her best chart rank since 1990 New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Linda Ronstadt roars back onto the Billboard 200 , as her new compilation "Duets" debuts at No. 32. The bow…

  10. Linda Ronstadt on Skipping Rock Hall Ceremony: 'If You're Working for Prizes, You're in Trouble'

    April 01, 2014 11:52 AM EDT Health is the primary reason Linda Ronstadt will not be attending next week's 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. But, the singer tells Billboard, she's really not all that chuffed about missing it. "I haven't given it one thought, I have…

  11. CODE Picks of the Week: Kaskade, Cyril Hahn, Felix Cartal and More

    March 21, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Each Friday CODE presents the hottest new tunes in dance music. Listen to these cuts and have a dance party this weekend. Kaskade & Thomas Sagstad vs. Morning Parade, “Under The Stars” Self-releasing is the way of the future, at least it is for multiple Grammy-nominee Kaskade who gave…

  12. Red Bull Guest House in Miami Announces Lineup: Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder and More

    March 19, 2014 2:09 PM EDT Artists have been revealed for Red Bull’s second installment of its Miami Beach hotel takeover during the weekend of Ultra Music Festival, March 27-30. As previously announced , labels like Skrillex’s OWSLA and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus Records have been tapped to curate a slate of artists for…

  13. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Squabble Off-Camera While Shooting 'The Voice': Watch

    March 06, 2014 2:50 AM EST The latest episode of "The Voice" may have solidified Blake Shelton's spot in last place when recruiting team members during the blind auditions, but off-camera, he celebrated his victories plenty in front of the other coaches. "Do y'all have that board you can bring…

  14. Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' Ballad Wins Best Song, Giving Robert Lopez the EGOT

    March 02, 2014 11:45 PM EST Robert Lopez became the latest member of the EGOT family, adding an Oscar to his three Tonys, two Emmys and a Grammy. Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, won the Best Song Oscar Sunday for "Let it Go," the hit single from Disney's animated feature "Frozen."…

  15. 5 Reasons to Love the ‘90s: Duke Dumont, Bastille and More Dance Producers Lead the Revival

    February 13, 2014 2:05 PM EST Remember the ‘90s, an era of multi-million dollar music videos, Bill Clinton and a pre-social media internet. It’s also the decade that some of today’s hottest stars of dance music were born (the boys of Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and Krewella’s Yasmine Yousaf are all ‘90s babies).…

  16. Darlene Love Memoir Chosen for Oprah Winfrey's First TV Movie

    February 11, 2014 3:21 AM EST The Oprah Winfrey Network has chosen the subject for its first scripted TV movie. The cable network is expanding its growing scripted slate with an adaption of "My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." Darlene Love, who penned the memoir and is attached to executive produce, is…

  17. (Don't) Call Me: Blondie Rejects Offer to Perform at Sochi Olympics

    February 10, 2014 9:30 AM EST Blondie has revealed that they rejected an offer to perform at the Sochi Olympics because of Russia's violations against human rights, including the country's recent anti-gay laws.  On her Twitter account, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry published a scan of the printed offer to…

  18. CODE Picks of the Week: The Presets, Major Lazer with Pharrell and More

    February 07, 2014 5:17 PM EST The Presets, “Goodbye Future” [Modular] AUSTRALIA - The Aussie duo pushes up the tempo on this frenetic new banger that lets vocalist Jules Hamilton’s voice act as both a narration and distorted instrument Major Lazer featuring Pharrell, “Aerosol Can” [Secretly Canadian] JAMAICA/UNITED…

  19. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Books Jane's Addiction, Avett Brothers, Steve Winwood

    January 28, 2014 3:25 PM EST Brooklyn Bowl has announced the music calendar for its Las Vegas venue, which opens March 8. The bowling alley/rock club’s initial schedule includes shows by Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Cake, Phil & Friends, the Avett Brothers and Steve Winwood. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be the third…

  20. Mick Jagger Eyes Broadway, TV Series for '20 Feet From Stardom'

    January 22, 2014 1:00 PM EST Mick Jagger is in talks to turn Oscar-nominated documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" into a one-hour scripted TV series and a Broadway musical, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Jagger and Victoria Pearman would executive produce the TV series through their Jagged Films banner…

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