1. Hooked: Madonna Resurrects the Cone Bra, Rihanna Gets Naked (Again)

    June 04, 2012 6:15 PM EDT Madonna Resurrects Gaultier-Designed Cone Bras for Her MDNA Tour Madonna's MDNA tour costumes have been revealed! The material girl reunited with designer extraordinaire Jean Paul Gaultier for a new take on an iconic look, with the cone bustier revived for her "Vogue"…

  2. Naomi Judd Gets a Radio Talk Show on SiriusXM

    June 01, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Naomi Judd's new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net and even the country star says with a laugh she isn't sure that's a great idea. "If you've been at a press conference, you know I've said things I haven't thought of -- whoa," Judd…

  3. 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…

  4. Jordin Sparks & Beth Ditto in V Mag: Photos

    May 10, 2012 5:45 PM EDT This month's patriotic, Ke$ha-covered issue of V Magazine -- which hits newsstands tomorrow (May 10) -- also spotlights the darling Jordin Sparks and Beth Ditto . Both female performers are shot in portraits that showcase their natural beauty. In the mag, Sparks opens up about her…

  5. Spotlight: Sarah Darling's 'Blackbird' Soars

    April 04, 2012 5:45 PM EDT Country Newcomer Working on Album With Producer Dann Huff During February's Country Radio Seminar, there was a very loud buzz around Music City concerning Sarah Darling . Currently in the studio wrapping up a new album, the year has been filled with one career highlight after the other…

  6. Band of Skulls Wonder: How Many Synchs Is Too Many?

    April 03, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Licensing was good for Britain's Band of Skulls and its 2009 debut album "Baby Darling Doll Face Honey." The song "Friends," of course, was a breakout from the "Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack, while the group's music was also heard on "Friday…

  7. Britney to 'X Factor'? Simon Cowell Says 'Wait and See'

    March 13, 2012 6:00 PM EDT As the hunt for the next "X Factor" judges continues, Simon Cowell continues to play coy on who will replace Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges table. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Britney Spears could be nearing a deal to make her reality series debut as a…

  8. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  9. Private Funeral Held for Davy Jones

    March 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST A private funeral was held for Davy Jones of The Monkees near his home in Florida on Wednesday, a spokesman told Reuters . Family members, including his wife and daughters, attended the small service. Remembering Davy Jones • SLIDESHOW: Davy's Life in Pics • Davy Jones Dead at 66 • Band&…

  10. Lionel Richie to Headline Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 07, 2012 12:00 PM EST Icon Tops Austin Bill That Includes The-Dream, Polica, Wallpaper. & More Hello, Austin. We have what you're looking for. Lionel Richie , whose timeless hits include "Easy and "Endless Love," will headline Billboard 's annual showcase at South by Southwest's…

  11. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

  12. Davy Jones Died in His Stable, Spokesperson Says

    March 02, 2012 8:13 PM EST The heart attack that killed Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones came while the singer was in his stable surrounded by his beloved horses. The star's spokeswoman, Helen Kensick, offered the detail Friday, two days after Jones died in Florida. She says Jones spent his final days surrounded by…

  13. 'American Idol': Meet Your Top 13 Singers

    March 02, 2012 10:00 AM EST Following two nights of performances from the male and female semi-finalists, "American Idol" returned Thursday night (March 1) to whittle the number of contestants down to 13. A few of the singers still standing may surprise you. That said, most won't. Though it was a night of…

  14. Ting Tings' Style Council

    February 29, 2012 4:20 PM EST Chart Article Style Council is a monthly series profiling music's new generation of fashion influencers. "I don't know if we're fans of super couture-type clothes, where it's all shoulder pads and fantasy wear," says Katie White, one half of U.K. darlings the…

  15. Carrie Underwood Rocks the Boat at CRS

    February 24, 2012 1:00 PM EST Countless seminars and panels, lunch with Alan Jackson, plus a cruise boat filled with some of Nashville's biggest artists and most promising upstarts -- all part of day two of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar (CRS). The panels, which covered such topics as sales and digital marketing,…

  16. Noise Pop: Flaming Lips, Bob Mould Salute Festival's 20th Anniversary

    February 21, 2012 5:20 PM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, a birthday a million squiggly guitar riffs in the making. "I don't think we ever thought that far ahead," producer Jordan Kurland told Billboard.com. "And then [when] we started…

  17. 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Hits: Swift, Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert, Decemberists

    February 13, 2012 5:50 PM EST Following plenty of rumors, the final tracklist for the much-anticipated "Hunger Games" soundtrack, produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett , has been released -- and it does not dissapoint. The soundtrack's first single, "Safe & Sound" from Taylor Swift and The…

  18. Amy Winehouse's Dad Accepts Grammy: 'We Shouldn't Be Here'

    February 12, 2012 11:05 PM EST One of the Grammy show's most poignant moments was one that TV viewers didn't see. All About the Grammys SLIDESHOW: Best of the Show SLIDESHOW: Red Carpet Highs • Winners List 2012 | Grammy Hub • Adele's Voice? No Problem • Chris Brown Makes Return When Tony Bennett received…

  19. Exclusive: Vivian Girls Go on Tour With Kate Spade

    February 12, 2012 3:50 PM EST The bubbly and fun fashion brand, Kate Spade, has recruited the effervescing indie group the Vivian Girls to kick off their pop-up shop during NYFW and tour with them across the USA. Seen + Heard at Fashion Week Click for Gallery On Friday evening (Feb. 10) the girls rocked out of a tour bus…

  20. MusiCares: Paul McCartney & His Songs Kick Off Grammy Weekend

    February 11, 2012 11:45 AM EST Neil Young, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Katy Perry's Hat Chip In to Honor Macca, Raise Millions The Recording Academy's biggest MusiCares gala in the 22-year history of the event occurred Friday when Paul McCartney and a cast of stellar musicians entertained 2,800 guests with a dozen…

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