1. Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies

    September 26, 2012 10:05 AM EDT With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about. "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once…

  2. Black Keys' Patrick Carney Weds in Nashville

    September 18, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has gotten married. The rock drummer married Emily Ward on Saturday at the home they share in Nashville. The Keys' publicist says the couple was joined by about 350 family and friends for the back-yard ceremony. Comedian Will Forte officiated. Ward wore a…

  3. Skrillex, Owl City Add to 'Wreck-It Ralph' Score by Henry Jackman

    September 13, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Skrillex , AKB48 , Owl City and the team behind "Pac-Man Fever," Buckner & Garcia, are providing original music to the animated Disney feature "Wreck-It Ralph." Henry Jackman has scored the film, which Disney will release Nov. 2. Skrillex wrote the game-play music,…

  4. Hal David, Songwriting Legend, Dead at 91

    September 01, 2012 7:30 PM EDT With Burt Bacharach, Wrote Slew of Hits Including "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "That's What Friends Are For," "What's New, Pussycat" Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for…

  5. Hooked: Lana Del Rey's New H&M Ads, Azealia Banks' Racy Mag Cover

    August 20, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Get Hooked and check out Lana Del Rey's new H&M advertisements, see Azealia Banks' controversial Dazed cover, find out what role Alicia Keys will have on "America's Next Top Model" next season, get the details on Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's potential new…

  6. Bonnie Raitt 'Knocked Out' By 'Slipstream,' Comeback Success

    August 01, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Promises shorter wait for next album (for which she hopes to "find something to write about") Nearly four months after its release, Bonnie Raitt considers "Slipstream," her first new album in seven years, a success -- and a surprising one at that. "I honestly never…

  7. Azealia Banks Unleashes 19-Track 'Fantasea' Mixtape

    July 12, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Upstart NYC rapper Azealia Banks has followed her four-song "1991" EP with a massive, 19-track mixtape, "Fantasea," which was released online on Thursday (July 12). Originally titled "Fantastic" and given a July 4 release date, "Fantasea" gathers a…

  8. Rihanna To Star in U.K. Reality Show: Video

    July 11, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Rihanna's latest interest takes her to the wonderful world of reality! It's long been rumored that the "We Found Love" singer would be hosting a fashion reality show, but now it's finally official. Ri-Ri is signed on to executive produce and appear on the new style…

  9. Joe Bonamassa's 'Simply Blues' Strategy Pays Off on 'Driving'

    June 23, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Joe Bonamassa says it was time to get back to "simply blues" for his latest album, "Driving Towards Daylight," even though he wouldn't necessarily call it a pure blues album. "Every one of my records has a word associated with it," Bonamassa, who released…

  10. Bobby Bare Has Deja Vu at Historic Studio

    June 06, 2012 6:20 PM EDT It was a scene that made country legend Bobby Bare have a little bit of déjà vu. After all, he had been here before -- many times. "Shame On Me," "Detroit City," "500 Miles Away From Home," and so many others from his RCA years were all recorded at the label'…

  11. Prince Harry Gets Crown ... on U.K. Albums Chart

    June 05, 2012 9:45 PM EDT For just the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 title. For only the second time in the history of the Official U.K. Albums Chart, a member of the British royal family is heard on a No. 1 album. This time,…

  12. Public Enemy's Two New Albums Will 'Talk to Each Other,' Says Chuck D

    May 23, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Public Enemy plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its recording career not only by dipping deeply into its past -- 1987's "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" -- during its concerts but also by unleashing a wealth of new music. Frontman Chuck D tells Billboard.com that the iconic rap…

  13. Doug Dillard, Banjo Great Who Crossed Genres, Dies at 75

    May 17, 2012 3:15 PM EDT The bluegrass, folk and country rock worlds are in mourning today with the death of banjo player Doug Dillard at the age of 75. A spokesman told AOL's country blog, The Boot , that Dillard died Wednesday in Nashville following a lengthy illness. Along with his brother Rodney, the…

  14. 'Glee' Recap: A Not Very Special Episode

    May 02, 2012 9:40 AM EDT "Glee" missteps this week with an attempt to cram actual pertinent plot and unnecessary Very-Special-Episode preaching in a mishmash of themes and topics. It might be a coincidence that the show returns to more musical theater songs this week, a mainstay of the weaker early season…

  15. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis Announce 14-City U.S. Tour

    April 23, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Three of the biggest names in Latin music-salsa singer Marc Anthony, romantic balladeer Marco Antonio Solis and pop vocalist Chayanne-are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will take them to 14 cities, the trio announced during a press conference at the American Airlines Arena. The tour, called …

  16. Bound for Glory: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert an Inspired Tribute

    April 16, 2012 5:15 PM EDT The Woody Guthrie centennial celebration landed in Los Angeles for a weekend of scholarly discussions and a sold-out, 3-1/2 hour concert that ended with a most unlikely sight -- more than 2,000 people pogo-ing while singing Guthrie's best-known song, "This Land is Your Land."…

  17. Bob Henry, Producer of Pioneering 'Nat King Cole Show,' Dies at 92

    March 21, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Helmed Variety Shows for Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and The Carpenters, Among Others Bob Henry, a producer and director of television variety shows including "The Nat King Cole Show" and "The Flip Wilson Show," has died. A Tuesday statement from the Pageant of the…

  18. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  19. Simon Cowell Talks 'X Factor' Firings, Plays Down Mariah & Beyonce Rumors

    February 08, 2012 9:55 AM EST Also in New Interview, Takes a Swipe at 'The Voice': 'How Many Records Have They Made?' Simon Cowell has some explaining to do, and he's never been one to mince words. The X Factor creator and judge spoke at length about the bloodbath at occurred on Monday, Jan. 30,…

  20. Silver Screen Updates: Timberlake to Play Ball With Eastwood, Swift Not Starring in 'Les Mis'

    February 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST No surprise that Justin Timberlake is headed back to the silver screen, where he will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. film "Trouble With the Curve." Meanwhile, it looks like Taylor Swift will be staying away from the film world for a little while…

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