1. Dave Cobb Talks Spontaneous Producing Style, Studio A and His All-Star Concept Album

    January 29, 2016 11:03 AM EST The Grammy nominee for producer of the year has his own label and will take over Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. It’s a pretty good time to be Dave Cobb. A current Grammy nominee for producer of the year, his Chris Stapleton project Traveller is up for album of the year and best country…

  2. 10 Things Phil Spector's Mugshot Reminds Us Of

    September 24, 2014 4:49 PM EDT After Phil Spector 's nightmare-inducing mugshot was released, it got us thinking: What does his new photo remind us of? And there are plenty of options. Here's a list of what Spector's pic looks like to us: Phil Spector Aging, Bald in New Prison Photo 1. Gollum 2. Dobby…

  3. Phil Spector Aging, Bald in New Prison Photos

    September 23, 2014 9:01 PM EDT Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend. The most recent photo shows a bald, somber-looking 73-year-old Spector staring straight into the camera on Oct. 28, 2013. An earlier photo of a smiling Spector is dated July 24,…

  4. Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt Discusses Writing Novels, Finding His (Singing) Voice, & Calling Time On DJing

    April 30, 2014 2:52 AM EDT Best known as the male half of Everything But The Girl, the duo he formed in 1981 with Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt has many talents beyond providing the harmony to Thorn’s lead vocal. Since 1998, he has been an established presence on London’s deep house circuit, as a DJ, re-mixer, producer and…

  5. Neil Young Introduces PonoMusic to the World ­-- While Its CEO Raises Some Eyebrows

    March 11, 2014 8:33 PM EDT In Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center, the legendary Neil Young presented his final thesis -- an oddly altruistic sales pitch may be more accurate -- on a long-simmering project: the Pono music player. Young's presentation centered on the loss of the recording industry after the…

  6. Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    February 06, 2014 6:06 PM EST Paul McCartney is about as at home on the Hot 100 as an artist can be. From the Beatles' record-setting 71 singles on the Hot 100 chart to McCartney's nine post-Beatles No. 1s, his songs are all over the Billboard history books. The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits Now, in…

  7. The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 2:44 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store – a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carrying some bonus content, EMI has announced. The…

  8. Rachelle Spector Slams 'Phil Spector,' Releases 'Love' Song to Husband

    March 22, 2013 3:30 PM EDT Phil Spector's wife turns their love letters into a new EP … Talks HBO movie, premiering March 24: "They made no effort to really get to know my husband" Rachelle Spector, wife of legendary ‘Wall of Sound’ producer Phil Spector is releasing a single, "PS I Love You.…

  9. Lana Clarkson Publicist Pickets Screening of HBO's 'Phil Spector'

    March 15, 2013 5:09 AM EDT Friends of slain actress Lana Clarkson protested outside a screening of the HBO film Phil Spector on Thursday, charging the Al Pacino-toplined project with implying that she committed suicide. Clarkson was found dead in 2003 inside the Alhambra mansion of record producer Phil Spector, who…

  10. 'Phil Spector' Trailer Hits the Web

    February 06, 2013 5:42 AM EST HBO Films has released its first trailer promoting the upcoming Al Pacino-starring biopic on imprisoned record producer Phil Spector. In the clip, Pacino's Spector is shown in full flight, firing rounds into the ceiling of a studio, ranting in court and taking abuse from supporters of…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Maroon 5, Gotye, Flo Rida

    April 27, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa connect to Hot 100 history through 'Payphone.' M aroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa teaming up on "Payphone" turned out to be a good call. As the pop/rock band and rapper roar onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, the song ties with two others for the highest…

  12. Phil Spector Seeks Supreme Court Appeal

    December 16, 2011 8:22 AM EST A lawyer for imprisoned music legend Phil Spector is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his constitutional rights were violated by the trial judge. Attorney Dennis Riordan contends that Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler became a witness for the…

  13. Conrad Murray's Problems Mount: Lawsuits, Payments, Licensing Issues

    November 11, 2011 11:50 AM EST Jail time is not the only problem looming for the doctor convicted in Michael Jackson 's death. Lawsuits, medical licensing issues and possible payments to Jackson's family await. Some of the matters have been on hold since Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter…

  14. Richard Marx: 'The Playboy Club' Felt 'Doomed From the Start'

    October 21, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Richard Marx lost a high-profile gig when NBC canceled "The Playboy Club," for which he was serving as a music producer. But the singer, songwriter and performer -- who racked up eight Top 10 singles between 1987-94 and worldwide sales of more than 30 million -- isn't wanting…

  15. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his beginnings in Liverpool through his life…

  16. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

  17. 'American Idol's' Pia Toscano: 5 Theories Behind Her Elimination

    April 08, 2011 11:17 AM EDT I know what you're thinking: how did this happen? Why did Pia Toscano, the frontrunner of all "American Idol" frontrunners, get sent home in ninth place? And how is it that Ryan Seacrest didn't better prepare us for the outcome? Where was the buzz of a "shocker you…

  18. Rock Hall Inducts Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits

    March 15, 2011 9:10 AM EDT T om Waits went for laughs, Alice Cooper for shock value, Leon Russell was quietly humble and Neil Diamond may still be talking following their induction Monday into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The acts were joined New Orleans piano maestro Dr. John and "Wall of Sound" singer…

  19. Darlene Love on Rock Hall Induction: 'People Are Hiring Me Now'

    March 14, 2011 11:00 AM EDT D arlene Love says that her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been good for business. "Oh, yes, definitely," she tells Billboard.com. As the voice of the Phil Spector -produced holiday favorite "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," Love says she's "…

  20. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Dodges Assault Charges, Ricky Martin to Release Bilingual Album

    December 14, 2010 5:59 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Will Not Face Charges in Assault Case This past October, Justin Bieber was accused of punching a 12-year-old boy in the face during a laser-tag battle in which the alleged victim called Bieber a homophobic…

Pages