1. Tenacious D Announces New Album, 'Rize of the Fenix'

    February 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST Tenacious D , the mock-rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will release its third album and first effort in six years, "Rize of the Fenix," in May. "Fenix" follows the group's 2001 self-titled album, which featured funny-but-actually-awesome-and-well…

  2. No Host at MTV VMAs Looks Like a Plan B

    August 25, 2011 1:45 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it was a mess. Proceeding without a host for…

  3. Lauren Alaina & Carrie Underwood to Duet on 'Idol' Finale, More Performance Spoilers

    May 25, 2011 9:25 AM EDT If part one of the "American Idol" finale left you a little underwhelmed, season 10's two-hour second act shows much more promise, if not for the duets alone. THR has learned of some very interesting pairings in store for tonight's show, airing live from L.A.'s Nokia…

  4. Beastie Boys' Star-Studded 'Make Some Noise' Video Premieres

    April 21, 2011 11:33 AM EDT B eastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch's long-awaited short film, "Fight For Your Right Revisited," has finally surfaced -- in an abridged form as the group's new video for "Make Some Noise." Serving as an elaborate prequel to the group's hugely…

  5. Steve Martin Shows His Range On Second Bluegrass Effort

    March 15, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Successful actors looking to expand their creative scope into music generally have their recording efforts met with skepticism. But Steve Martin 's 2009 collection, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five String Banjo," earned the veteran actor not only a Grammy but the respect of…

  6. Billboard Bits: Exclusive First Look at Taylor Swift on 'Phineas & Ferb,' Gaga Reveals Song Titles

    February 10, 2011 6:10 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Exclusive First Look: Taylor Swift to Appear on Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' Show As pictured in Billboard.com's exclusive first look photo, Taylor Swift will be a guest star on an upcoming…

  7. Conan and Jack Black's Dueling Guitar Solos: Who Cheated?

    December 23, 2010 12:18 PM EST A calm chat between Conan O'Brien and Jack Black turned into epic guitar showdown when the actor and Tenacious D frontman stopped by "Conan" on Wednesday (Dec. 22). After talking about XBox and Black's new movie, "Gulliver's Travels," things got heated at…

  8. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Make 'Fight' Film, Warped Tour Bands Announced

    December 08, 2010 6:29 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Making Short Film With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys , who continues to battle cancer, will write and direct a short film inspired by the band&…

  9. Jack Black, Jason Segel Release Holiday Song, Animated Video

    December 07, 2010 4:07 PM EST As the holiday season approaches, Christmas songs are coming out of the woodwork. Funny guys (and co-stars of the upcoming comedy "Gulliver's Travels") Jason Segel and Jack Black released their own take on classic carols today (Dec. 7). Video: Jason Segel and Jack Black, "…

  10. Charlotte Church Heading 'Back' to U.S. in 2011

    November 04, 2010 9:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after her last U.S. release, 24-year-old Welsh singer Charlotte Church will issue sixth studio album "Back to Scratch" in the States in early 2011. The disc, Church's first album to arrive in the U.S. since 2001's "Enchantment," was produced by…

  11. 21 Under 21: Miranda Cosgrove

    September 23, 2010 11:48 AM EDT No. 14: Miranda Cosgrove Birthdate: May 14, 1993 (age 17) Why She's Hot: Miranda Cosgrove learned a lot from the "School of Rock" … and by that, we mean the 2003 Jack Black comedy where she made her film debut. After breaking out on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh…

  12. Bonnaroo 2010 Kicks Off With Conan, Kings of Leon, Chromeo & Daryl Hall

    June 12, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Nas brought "Distant Relatives" to Tennessee, Kings of Leon ruled the mainstage and the National put another exclamation point what is quickly becoming the band's best summer yet, but the first full day of Bonnaroo 2010 belonged to a…

  13. Comedians Play Rock Stars at Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:07 AM EDT Comedians were living out their rock star (or bluegrass star) dreams throughout the first full day of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. And they showed they can carry a tune, too. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moments Conan O'Brien started the day with a…

  14. Miranda Cosgrove Makes 'Sparks Fly' With Top 10 Debut

    May 07, 2010 3:22 PM EDT While most fans recognize 16-year-old Miranda Cosgrove as the star of the hit Nickelodeon show "iCarly," the teen idol is branching out and discovering her own voice musically. "Sparks Fly," her breezy pop album debut on Columbia Records, bowed at No. 8 this week on the…

  15. Rush Documentary Wins Tribeca Audience Award

    May 03, 2010 3:50 PM EDT Tribeca Film Festival attendees have selected the rockumentary " Rush : Beyond the Lighted Stage" for the fest's 2010 Heineken Audience Award. Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's Canadian feature received the $25,000 award Saturday night at the TFF Wrap Party in Chelsea's…

  16. Meat Loaf Brings 'Teddy Bear' To America

    May 03, 2010 2:44 PM EDT M eat Loaf is hoping that "Hang Loose, Teddy Bear" will have a life beyond its musical incarnation. The 13 songs on the new album, which comes out May 11 in North America, are companion pieces to a short story written by screenwriter director Kilian Kerwin about a wounded soldier…

  17. Steve Martin Preps Follow-Up To Grammy-Winning 2009 Album

    April 13, 2010 2:38 PM EDT Buoyed by the Grammy Award-winning success of his 2009 album "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo," Steve Martin ready to record another one. Martin tells Billboard.com that he and his touring group, the Steep Canyon Rangers , are planning to hit the studio in August with…

  18. Grammy Weekend Begins with Neil Young Tribute

    January 31, 2010 10:17 AM EST Neil Young sat in the audience as 20 of his best known songs were performed on stage. Elton John , James Taylor , Dave Matthews and more than a dozen other artists launched Grammy weekend with performances honoring Young as the MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual event celebrates an…

  19. Obama Salutes Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck At Kennedy Center

    December 07, 2009 7:55 AM EST Nearly 40 years ago, a Kenyan father was visiting his son in Hawaii and took him to his first jazz concert. The boy was Barack Obama and the performer was jazz great Dave Brubeck . "I've been a jazz fan ever since," the president said Sunday, crediting the pianist and composer…

  20. Ozzy's Got Game, Lady Sovereign Gets Booked

    September 29, 2009 4:57 PM EDT In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Ozzy Osbourne stars in the video game Brutal Legend, which draws on heavy metal imagery and lyrics and features more than 100 metal songs. Also appearing in the game, out on Oct. 13, are Jack Black, Rob Halford of Judas…

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