1. Banks Wants to Perform for Aliens and Other Inside Scoop

    November 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST Banks Opens Up Corpse Bride  director  Tim Burton  might want to take a meeting with  Banks . The Goddess singer-songwriter (born  Jillian Banks ), 26, tells Overheard that she and her best friend have written a number of short stories based upon a character they call “Inside-Out Girl”…

  2. AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Receiving New Dick Clark Award, Pitbull's Hosting Skills & More

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST American Music Awards producer Larry Klein has worked on the long-running awards show for nearly 40 years, but when he organizes it each year, "I still feel like a kid," he admits.  American Music Awards Photos: 42 Years Of AMAs History “I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I’m…

  3. Carly Simon Remembers 'Truly Brilliant' Mike Nichols

    November 20, 2014 6:35 PM EST When Mike Nichols died at age 83 on Wednesday night, the entertainment community lost one of its brightest, funniest and most thoughtful voices. Carly Simon -- who provided unforgettable music for several of his signature films, including the Oscar-winning "Let the River Run" from…

  4. Mike Nichols' Marriage of Music & Movies: Nine Significant Moments

    November 20, 2014 6:15 PM EST Mike Nichols , the celebrated director, writer and comedian who died Wednesday at the age of 83, left a considerable mark in the marriage of music, musicians and visual images. He cast musicians as actors, giving several prominent ones their first major roles; opened two of his films to…

  5. Dave Appell, Songwriter for Chubby Checker, Dies at 92

    November 20, 2014 5:20 PM EST He co-wrote 'Let’s Twist Again' and 'Limbo Rock' and produced for Tony Orlando & Dawn. Dave Appell , the Philadelphia songwriter-producer behind such 1960s rock 'n' roll hits as "Let's Twist Again" and "Limbo Rock" from Chubby…

  6. Art Garfunkel Remembers Mike Nichols: 'He Was the Most Sparkling Man Among Us'

    November 20, 2014 4:23 PM EST Famed director  Mike Nichols died at the age of 83 this week, and friends and colleagues are remembering the famed director.  Mike Nichols, Director of 'The Graduate,' Dies at 83 Art Garfunkel , who appeared in Nichols' films  Catch-22  and  Carnal Knowledge and contributed…

  7. Beach Boys' Mike Love Writing a Memoir

    November 19, 2014 5:59 PM EST Mike Love , a founding member of the Beach Boys and lead singer on such hits as "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Little Deuce Coupe," has a book deal. Mike Love 'Upset' Over Direction Of Beach Boys Reunion & Tour Love has an agreement with Blue Rider Press for…

  8. Jeff Bates Embraces Conway Twitty Comparisons on 'Me and Conway' Album

    November 18, 2014 6:12 PM EST The vocal similarities between Jeff Bates and the late Conway Twitty have always been something of a double-edged sword. "It was a struggle at times," the singer tells Billboard . "On one hand, what a compliment. But, then someone would say, 'You know, you sound too much…

  9. Jeff Tweedy on Two New Wilco Releases: 'The Last Thing in the World I Wanted to Do Was to Listen Through All the Old Records'

    November 17, 2014 6:25 PM EST Though Wilco releases two major retrospectives this week to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Jeff Tweedy admits that he's not a guy who likes to celebrate the past.  "The last thing in the world I wanted to do was to listen through all the old records and all the old…

  10. Hollywood Film Awards: Winners List

    November 14, 2014 8:46 PM EST Robert Duvall and Keira Knightley are early winners Friday's  Hollywood Film Awards  saw  David  Fincher 's  Gone Girl  take home the top prize. Accepting the award, star  Ben Affleck  thanked his director for keeping the shoot cold during a controversial scene in which you (…

  11. Daniel Glass, Martin Bandier, Robb McDaniels and More Discuss the Launch of YouTube Music

    November 14, 2014 10:17 AM EST From very exciting to rectifying a wrong, responses to the music world's newest digital gramophone. Two days ago, YouTube announced the launch of its music streaming service. The wise move on Google and YouTube's part, however, was that this streaming service was simply an…

  12. Skylar Grey on Nicki Minaj Collaboration 'Bed Of Lies': 'It's a Nice Contrast to Her Other Singles'

    November 11, 2014 5:25 PM EST Skylar Grey is understandably exhausted. She is sitting at LAX after a ten-hour flight, waiting to go home following four whirlwind days in Glasgow bookended by her surprise appearance with MTV EMAs host Nicki Minaj . The two debuted Minaj’s new single, “ Bed Of Lies .” No stranger to…

  13. Carmen Electra Returns To Music: ‘I’m Learning So Much’

    November 10, 2014 5:27 PM EST After working with producer Bill Hamel on the single “I Like It Loud” in late 2012, Carmen Electra has returned with a new dance cut, “Around The World,” that the model/actress hopes will spark a prolonged musical run in the EDM world after originally being discovered as a singer in the…

  14. Fergie's 'L.A. Love (La La)' Video Has Chelsea Handler, Hilary Swank & More Bizarre Cameos

    November 10, 2014 4:42 PM EST Fergie 's second solo album doesn't drop until 2015, but the video for lead single "L.A. Love (La La)" is here! And it features a slew of entirely unexpected cameos. As Fergie rolls around California in her double-decker, Day of the Dead-themed party bus, she's…

  15. It-Girl Video Director Hannah Lux Davis Dishes on Working With Miley, Drake and Ariana Grande

    November 10, 2014 2:55 PM EST You may not know her name, but Hannah Lux Davis is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand music video directors. Fresh off her visuals for Ariana Grande and The Weeknd 's "Love Me Harder," the 28-year-old explains what it's like to work with some of pop's…

  16. Fergie: ‘I’m Sassy, But Not a Slut’

    November 10, 2014 2:06 PM EST It's been eight years since Fergie 's last solo album, The Dutchess . As much as the pop landscape has changed in that time, the now-wife of actor Josh Duhamel and mother of 14-month-old Axl is back on the Hot 100 with "L.A. Love (La La)," the first single off her…

  17. Big K.R.I.T. Delivers Best Work With 'Cadillactica': Track-by-Track Review

    November 10, 2014 1:44 PM EST Before Big K.R.I.T. releases an album, he puts his music through the car test. That is, once his project is complete, the 28-year old rapper/producer cues up his recorded compilation of songs and takes a four-hour drive from his Atlanta home and recording base back to his hometown of…

  18. Why Reddit to Richard Branson Are Betting Big on Crowdfunding

    November 07, 2014 3:00 PM EST This September, when rap super duo Run the Jewels announced preorder sales for their second album, RTJ2 , Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P included a few playfully absurd special options on RTJ’s website. In addition to the $1 million "Retirement Plan"…

  19. Hear the Full Version of Future & Drake's 'Never Satisfied'

    November 07, 2014 10:28 AM EST The track was cut short on Future's album because Drake didn't like his verse. When Future 's highly anticipated Honest album hit stores in the spring, one of the biggest collaborations -- between Drake and Future -- was strangely cut short, fading out before the two minute…

  20. Listen to Kurt Cobain's Unearthed 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape

    November 03, 2014 9:43 PM EST A mixtape Kurt Cobain created in 1988 has been given some new life online, offering fans another glimpse into the Nirvana frontman's psyche with a strange but enjoyable collection of music and sounds.  Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It&…

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