1. 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…

  2. Paul McCartney Engaged to Nancy Shevell

    May 06, 2011 2:19 PM EDT P aul McCartney is engaged to his New York girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell, the former Beatle 's spokesman confirmed on Friday. McCartney's London based spokesman confirmed a report on People.com that the singer will wed Shevell, a New York-based businesswoman, in what will…

  3. 'Glee' Sneak Peek: New Directions Take On Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'

    May 03, 2011 3:31 PM EDT On tonight's (May 3) episode of "Glee," the New Directions are giving even more love to Fleetwood Mac -- specifically, the band's seminal 1977 album "Rumours." As previously reported , the "Rumours" episode will be "Glee's" first-ever…

  4. Chiller Theatre 2011: A Video Diary

    May 03, 2011 1:05 PM EDT Attendees of Chiller Theatre 2011 enjoyed, as billed, a "monster party." The bi-annual toy, model and film expo summoned more than 100 actors, musicians and vendors (as well as assorted costumed demons threatening unsuspecting guests) to the Hilton Parsippany in Parsippany, N.J.,…

  5. 'Glee' Goes Gaga For 'Born This Way,' Kurt Returns to McKinley High

    April 27, 2011 2:45 PM EDT On last night's (Apr. 26) supersized episode of " Glee ," McKinley High saw two major -- and well, related -- milestones: The glorious return of Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and the performance of Lady Gaga 's "Born This Way." It would have been simple to present …

  6. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for revealing Glee's own William McKinley…

  7. Jack White: Record Store Day Is a 'Beautiful Thing'

    April 17, 2011 1:49 PM EDT Music fans started lining up outside Jack White's Third Man Records shortly after midnight, vying for something special on Record Store Day. White was more than willing to accommodate them, opening his store a little early Saturday for vinyl enthusiasts. "Record stores are closing…

  8. Songwriter Defends Britney Spears For Not Demanding Co-Writing Credits

    April 06, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Songwriter Heather Bright, who penned tunes for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, is defending the singer after blogs criticized her for having no co-writing credits on the new album. Heather Bright Blog: "I would just like to address one thing! The media is talking trash about how…

  9. 'Glee' Cast, Matthew Morrison Score First Airplay Hits

    April 05, 2011 3:35 PM EDT Mirroring their fictional characters' pluck, the "Glee" cast and Matthew Morrison each collect their first entries on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary airplay charts, respectively. (All charts will be refreshed Thursday (April 7) on…

  10. Boney James Has New Team, Label and Album Post Car Accident

    March 27, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Last spring, Boney James was wondering if he'd ever play his sax again. As he sat in traffic on a Los Angeles highway, his car was rear-ended by a drunk driver. While the vehicle was totaled, James was lucky: He suffered a fractured jaw and lost two teeth. Almost a year later, James says…

  11. 'Glee' to Tackle Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours,' Paltrow and Chenoweth to Return

    March 17, 2011 5:38 PM EDT " Glee" co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy revealed plenty of secrets about the show's future during a panel at the Paley Center's Television Festival last night (Mar. 16), according to reports from TVLine . Fans who enjoyed last week's rendition of "…

  12. Update: 'Spider-Man' Musical Director Julie Taymor Replaced by New Creative Team

    March 09, 2011 11:57 PM EST "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced Wednesday that Julie Taymor will step down as director to make way for a new creative team. The troubled $65 million musical has been delayed for a sixth time and will now open in early…

  13. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  14. 'Glee' Gets Sick Over Ke$ha, Blames It 'On the Alcohol'

    February 23, 2011 12:10 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 22) episode of "Glee" was one big party, but was probably not suited to some of the show's younger Gleeks. When underage drinking becomes a problem at McKinley High, Principal Figgins declares "Alcohol Awareness Week" and commissions the New…

  15. Video: The 10 Most Popular 'Glee' Performances

    February 16, 2011 10:55 AM EST As "Glee" emerges as the all-time Hot 100 leader for most chart appearances , beating Elvis' record of 108 entries on the chart, let us take a minute to revisit the songs that led the cast to the top honor. Billboard presents the top ten most popular "Glee"…

  16. 'Glee' Salutes 'Fat Bottomed Girls,' St. Valentine With 'Silly Love Songs'

    February 09, 2011 1:38 PM EST Last night's (Feb. 8) Valentines Day episode of " Glee " had the McKinley High couples making up, making out and singing "silly love songs" to one another. Finn sets up a kissing booth in an attempt to steal another smooch from Quinn, and tension mounts between Kurt…

  17. 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Brings 'Thriller' to Football Fans

    February 07, 2011 11:45 AM EST Last night's (Feb. 6) highly-anticipated "Glee" was the show's biggest sports vs. music episode yet -- a smart move considering how many first-time viewers the show may have found in its coveted post-Super Bowl time slot. And in a move toward musical diversity, the episode…

  18. Heather Williams: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:43 AM EST Heather Williams Genre: Christian Singer/songwriter Heather Williams describes her songs as "conversations" from her life. Williams grew up in poverty and suffered abuse-even being chained to a tree as punishment-before her mother gave her away when she was 11. Living with her…

  19. Skrillex: Artists To Watch 2011

    January 24, 2011 11:40 AM EST Skrillex Genre: Dance DJ/producer SKRILLEX (nee Sonny Moore) specializes in rumbling, dissonant dubstep, the current favorite sound of the dance underground. But his music has a discernibly pop sheen, enough to win him high-profile remixes (Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas) and to catch the…

  20. 11 Country No. 11s For '11

    January 11, 2011 2:05 PM EST "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst." Adrian Moreira, RCA/J/Arista Records senior vice president/adult music notes the frustration associated with a No. 11 peak on a Billboard survey. "If you peak at No. 2, at least you can…

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