1. Kids Watch Lady Gaga Eat Paper, Are Understandably Confused

    June 14, 2011 2:40 PM EDT In the most recent "Kids React" YouTube video from the Fine Bros, kids react to something that has confounded most adults for years: Lady Gaga . The kids, ranging in age from 5 to 14, are shown a video of Gaga's interview with David Letterman (or "some guy," as one of…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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. In Wake of Osama Bin Laden's Death, New York Radio Turns Patriotic

    May 02, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Following the media-saturating news that U.S. forces had killed Osama Bin Laden yesterday , many New York FM radio shows this morning (May 2) reacted by airing pro-American songs and sentiments. Both adult pop WPLJ (95.5) and adult contemporary WWFS (Fresh 102.7) spun Lee Greenwood 's …

  6. Colt Ford Craves Country Rap Radio Hit with 'Every Chance I Get'

    May 01, 2011 8:02 AM EDT For those who still consider country rap an oxymoron, Colt Ford is working hard to change that perception with the May 3 release of his album "Every Chance I Get," which includes guest vocals by Tim McGraw , Charlie Daniels and Luke Bryan . "I am a country artist. I live the…

  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. Lady Gaga Leads MTV's O Music Award Nominations

    April 05, 2011 8:12 AM EDT L ady Gaga and Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator lead MTV's newly inaugurated O Music Awards with three nominations each. MTV announced Tuesday the categories and nominees for its new web-based awards show, a celebration of digital music. Categories include best fan cover, most viral…

  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. Five More '80s Teen Pop Stars

    February 01, 2011 2:45 PM EST After quite impressing the 15-year-old me by interviewing Debbie Gibson and Tiffany , as the singers promoted the Jan. 29 premiere of their tongue-in-cheek Syfy film "Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid," it dawned that fellow youthful artists enjoyed Billboard chart success alongside the pair…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Billboard Bits: Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark,' Madonna & Prince End Feud

    January 21, 2011 4:52 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Adam Lambert's New Album Might Be 'Dark' Adam Lambert says he's taking his time to avoid a sophomore slump on his follow-up to debut "For Your Entertainment." "I'm in talks,…

  15. 'Glee' Producer Calls Show's Grammy Nods 'An Incredible Achievement'

    December 07, 2010 4:43 PM EST The list of " Glee " achievements in 2010 got a little longer last week, when the hit musical series picked up two nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards. The "Glee" cast will face off against Paramore , Train , Sade and Maroon 5 for best pop performance by a duo or group…

  16. Video Ban: 30 Seconds to Mars Too Sexual For MTV

    November 30, 2010 2:00 PM EST Jared Leto and his arena rock outfit 30 Seconds to Mars have always produced cinematic music videos that strive to push the envelope, but this time they may have pushed too far. The band released a 13-minute video for its song, "Hurricane," to MTV yesterday (Nov. 29) only to be…

  17. Pre-'Glee,' Britney By-The-Numbers

    September 28, 2010 11:15 AM EDT B ritney Spears ' music infuses tonight's (Sept. 28) episode of Fox's "Glee," entitled "Britney/Brittany." The hour brings to the forefront the character of cheerleader Brittany, portrayed by Heather Morris. "When Brittany and the gang try to convince…

  18. 'Glee' Returns with Huge Ratings Win

    September 22, 2010 11:46 AM EDT The musical misfits of McKinley High were the darlings of the class of the 2009-2010 television season, and it appears that "Glee" will sustain its high note for its second season on Fox. Debuting on a new night and a new time -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. over its Fall 2009 timeslot of…

  19. Channeling Charted TV Themes

    September 21, 2010 11:05 AM EDT McKinley High School's most musical students began their sophomore year Tuesday (Sept. 21), as Fox's "Glee" began its second season (and drew grade-A ratings ). The "Glee" troupe performed versions of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys ' "Empire State of Mind,"…

  20. Not-Quite Title Cuts

    September 14, 2010 1:05 PM EDT A recent listen to Daughtry 's latest single, "September," revealed a lyrical treasure that's always fun to discover: an album's title within a song that's technically not quite a set's title track. The bridge to "September" sports the lyric that…

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