1. Natalia Kills' New York Fashion Week Diary: The Singer Recaps the HONOR Show and More

    February 14, 2014 2:55 PM EST Natalia Kills is one fiery dresser. The British dark-pop songstress makes wearing Versus Versace and Jeremy Scott a casual affair. So we tapped the edgy singer to be the latest fashion week correspondent for The Hook. From sitting front row at the Honor show to DJing the We the Urban party,…

  2. Lady Gaga Filming New Video at California Castle: Report

    February 12, 2014 7:12 PM EST Pop star filming unnamed music video at castle built by William Randolph Hearst Tourists are giving way to dancers as a production crew takes over Hearst Castle on the California coast, where Lady Gaga is shooting a big-budget music video. The San Luis Obispo Tribune says filming is taking…

  3. Pete Seeger's Friends, Fans Attend Unplanned Memorial Service

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best. More Seeger Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: 'He Brought Humanity Together With His Actions' Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to Go Ahead 'Guantanamera': Pete…

  4. John Cacavas, Composer for 'Kojak' and 'Hawaii Five-O,' Dead at 83

    January 31, 2014 5:05 PM EST Film and TV composer John Cacavas, whose scores include the television series "Kojak" and "Hawaii Five-O," died Jan. 28 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.  A member of ASCAP’s Board of Directors from 1993 to 2001, Cacavas began writing for television and then…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Honors ‘Great Friend’ Pete Seeger at South Africa Concert

    January 29, 2014 1:32 AM EST Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to the late Pete Seegerand Nelson Mandela with a reverent dedication of “We Shall Overcome” during the second night of his three-night stand in Cape Town, South Africa.  “I lost a great friend and a hero last night,” said Springsteen of the folk legend, who…

  6. Pete Seeger Taught Me We Only Move Forward When We All Pull Together

    January 28, 2014 9:48 AM EST A personal tribute to the legendary folk musician and social activist We stood in a line , our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the directions of the crew, we tugged that line hard, hand-over-hand, and the…

  7. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and presidents, performing mining camps, folk festivals…

  8. GRAMMY Party Live Blog: Friday

    January 24, 2014 11:57 PM EST Billboard is on the scene as chart-topping musicians and big-time industry execs celebrate GRAMMY week at L.A.'s most exclusive events The GRAMMY Awards may not be handed out until Sunday night (Jan. 26), but the GRAMMY-week parties are already in full swing. Stay tuned to this page as…

  9. Top 10 Biggest GRAMMY Upsets Of The Past 10 Years

    January 21, 2014 1:40 PM EST Esperanza Spalding, Bon Iver, Herbie Hancock and more artists who shocked the world with GRAMMY wins in the past decade. One of the more enjoyable reasons to watch the GRAMMY Awards each year is because of the shocking upset victories -- the artists, songs and albums in the running that…

  10. Italian Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies At 80

    January 21, 2014 1:03 AM EST Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors revered for developing a rapport with members of the world's leading orchestras while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80. Abbado died at home in Bologna after a long illness, said Raffaella…

  11. Herbie Hancock Named Harvard Professor of Poetry

    January 10, 2014 9:37 PM EST The jazz musician will give six lectures next month Herbie Hancock: Grammy winner, jazz icon -- and, soon, Harvard professor. The pianist and composer is Harvard University's 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry, Rolling Stone reports . He'll deliver six lectures next month as part of…

  12. Miley Cyrus Gets Moody For New Marc Jacobs Campaign

    January 09, 2014 12:19 AM EST Marc Jacobs has found his latest muse for his spring 2014 campaign -- and it's none other than Miley Cyrus. The moody ad, which Nylon magazine first spotted, features the "Wrecking Ball" singer sitting on sand, wearing a navy jacket with black embellishment, maroon shorts and…

  13. Jellyfish Entertainment's 'Winter Confession' Tops the K-Pop Hot 100

    December 20, 2013 8:45 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring PSY, VIXX, Super Junior, Wheesung, EXO and more. K-pop label Jellyfish Entertainment released its fourth annual holiday track "Winter Confession," and it debuts at the top of the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. "Winter…

  14. Petition Launched to Name Manhattan Corner 'Beastie Boys Square'

    December 18, 2013 5:10 AM EST A petition has been launched in Manhattan to honor the Beastie Boys by naming a Lower East Side corner after the rap trio. LeRoy McCarthy, the same man who unsuccessfully petitioned a community board earlier this year to name a Brooklyn corner for the late rapper Biggie Smalls, is now asking…

  15. Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive Kennedy Center Honors: Watch

    December 08, 2013 11:29 PM EST The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the…

  16. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  17. Holiday Gift Guide 2013: 25+ Pop Presents

    November 29, 2013 11:30 AM EST Thanksgiving is now a memory, and that means the 2013 holiday shopping season is officially underway. Rather than head to the store to pick up some forgettable, generic gift, we've got special music-related suggestions for all the many fans and listeners on your list. Among our…

  18. The Top 30 Jewish Musicians

    November 27, 2013 1:05 PM EST Christmas classics may vastly out-number Hanukkah hits, but there's been no shortage of Jewish artists that have topped the Billboard charts over the years. With Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, now is the perfect time…

  19. Cinderella's Tom Keifer, 'The Flower Song': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 26, 2013 3:00 PM EST Video comes from the singer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes" Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer just released his first ever solo album and Billboard has an exclusive premiere of the music video for "The Flower Song." Keifer says the song was inspired by his…

  20. American Music Awards 2013: 10 Moments That Made Us LOL, Clap, and Shake Our Heads

    November 25, 2013 1:40 AM EST Award shows are a prime oppourtunity for moments that will spark conversation on social networks and at water coolers alike for days to come. The 2013 American Music Awards were no different, with the expected acts (Hi, Gaga and Miley) giving us something to talk about. American Music Awards…

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