1. 'American Idol' Final Four Talk Song Choices, Challenges and Drake

    April 29, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Candace Glover, Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison told reporters that they had an inkling that something was up during the most recent "American Idol" results show, especially given the fact that the judges had failed to use their save on Janelle Arthur the week…

  2. Bruno Mars Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 06, 2013 9:35 AM EST "Unorthodox Jukebox," along with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist," receive bumps from Amazon MP3 pricing. As forecasted last week , Bruno Mars claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "Unorthodox Jukebox" jumps one slot to…

  3. Justin Timberlake Scores First UK No. 1 Since 'SexyBack'

    March 04, 2013 9:01 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" became his first solo U.K. No. 1 single for six-and-a-half years on Sunday's new sales charts, as Emeli Sandé's "Our Version of Events" stayed atop the album survey. Timberlake's one previous chart-topping single in the…

  4. Atoms for Peace, Hillsong United Headed for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    March 02, 2013 10:45 AM EST Next week's No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums seems certain to be Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," thanks to some unorthodox sale pricing by Amazon MP3. As reported on Wednesday , the set was offered for a one-day-only price of $1.99 on Feb. 26. Sources indicate…

  5. Remembering Whitney Houston: Dave Grohl, Miguel and More Laud 'Amazing' Voice

    February 10, 2013 1:41 PM EST The red carpet was buzzing with artists and executives at the Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala which celebrated the nominees, remembered Whitney Houston and honored Antonio "L.A." Reid. Those who walked the red carpet shared their fondest memories of Houston who died Feb. 11 of…

  6. 'American Idol' Judge Mariah Carey: 'We're Putting the 'Fun' Back in Dysfunction'

    January 08, 2013 5:05 PM EST "American Idol" officially kicked off on Tuesday morning at the 2013 TCA in Pasadena. That's where new judges Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban took the stage to face the critics -- and there were plenty of them: those who had stuck by the show for more than a decade,…

  7. Iron Butterfly Bassist Lee Dorman Dies at 70

    December 21, 2012 8:07 PM EST Authorities say Lee Dorman, the bassist of psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly , has died at age 70. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning. A coroner's investigation is under way, but foul play is not…

  8. Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace Sets Album Release: Report

    November 05, 2012 10:25 AM EST Atoms For Peace, the side project of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, has reportedly set a release date for its debut full-length. According to Radiohead At Ease (via Pitchfork ), the band's first album will be titled "Amok" and be released on Jan. 28, 2013, through XL Recordings…

  9. Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Feud a 'Joke,' Says 'Idol' Source

    October 04, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Is it a publicity stunt or the sort of bitter animosity that could derail America's most-watched show? With the arrival of on-set video showing "American Idol" judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey practically at each others' throats, the show's fans are mulling that…

  10. Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track

    August 03, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Chart Article Def Leppard, 'Hysteria' At 25 On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of "Hysteria." by Gary Graff Hard as…

  11. Mariah Carey to Judge 'American Idol'

    July 23, 2012 3:20 PM EDT Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excited to be joining 'Idol,'" Carey said on a…

  12. Charlie Sheen Addresses 'American Idol' Judging Rumors

    July 17, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 'I Could Be Helpful and Give These Kids Some Guidance,' the 46-Year-Old Actor Told Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' Last week the Internet was abuzz over rumors that Charlie Sheen might join "American Idol" as a judge. Nigel Lythgoe also fanned the flames when he…

  13. Radiohead's Thom Yorke Hints at Jack White Collaboration

    June 09, 2012 4:25 AM EDT Near the end of Radiohead 's triumphant headlining set at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, frontman Thom Yorke gave a special shout-out to Jack White , and hinted at an upcoming collaboration between the two alt-rock veterans. "This song is for Jack White," Yorke…

  14. Jimi Hendrix's Andre 3000 Biopic a Go, Without Estate's O.K.

    May 10, 2012 7:50 PM EDT It's official: John Ridley will direct a bio-film about the late Jimi Hendrix , who'll be played on screen by the musician Andre Benjamin , better known as OutKast's Andre 3000. Ridley also has written the original screenplay for the project, titled "All Is By My Side.…

  15. 'American Idol' Top 11: Bad Song Choices and Disqualifications

    March 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Jermaine Jones, the proclaimed "gentle giant" who was brought back to the show after being eliminated prior to the semifinals, was announced Wednesday night (March 14) to be off "American Idol" -- for good this time. His elimination follows the revelation of a previously…

  16. Jay-Z Rocks SXSW in Hit-Heavy Concert

    March 13, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Jay-Z , rapper/mogul/Blue Ivy's dad, played one of the most anticipated SXSW events Monday night, with a set list heavy on hits and at least partially crowd-sourced. In addition to soliciting fan feedback for his set, Jay-Z at times let the crowd at the Moody Theater in Austin take over…

  17. 'Idol' Hollywood Week Begins: A Whole Lot of Ups & Downs (Literally)

    February 09, 2012 11:40 AM EST Soooo... how about the ending of last night's "Idol"? It wouldn't have mattered if the performances on last night's first edition of Hollywood Week had featured the most talented crop of young singers the show had ever seen (for the record: it didn't), all thanks…

  18. Ty Herndon Drops 'Stones' in Return to Country Music

    January 17, 2012 7:00 PM EST 'What Mattered Most' Singer Preps New Album, Talks Changing Scene in Nashville A few months ago, FUNL Music's Sheila Shipley Biddy - the genius who signed such acts as Lee Ann Womack --began working with an established act. However, it had been a few years since the artist had…

  19. Radiohead Releasing New, Familiar Tracks

    December 12, 2011 12:20 PM EST Radiohead will release a pair of new (yet familiar) songs Dec. 19, according to the fan site Radiohead At Ease . "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase," both recorded during the sessions from the band's 2011 album, "King Of Limbs," have both popped up in Radiohead…

  20. Sinead O'Connor to Wed for Fourth Time

    December 07, 2011 6:15 PM EST Sinead O'Connor 's publicized and colorful search for a "wham-bam" lover man has snagged the singer a fourth husband, she announced on her website on Wednesday. The "Nothing Compares 2 U" star gave one day's notice that she'll marry boyfriend Barry…

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