1. Dave Brubeck, Jazz Piano Great, Dead at 91

    December 05, 2012 12:20 PM EST Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of heart failure after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology…

  2. Gary Allan Offers Free Song With Sandy Donation

    December 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST Many people in the northeast section of the United States have been affected by the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, and those events have moved country star Gary Allan beyond words - so he's trying to help with his music - and video. The clip for his latest single, "Every Storm …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Faith Evans Talks 'R&B Divas' Show & Companion Album

    September 28, 2012 3:25 PM EDT In a climate dominated by pop, dance and hip-hop, it can be hard out there for an R&B artist. And that doesn't include life issues like addiction, abusive relationships and financial hardships. But in life-as onstage-the show must go on. That's the premise behind "R&B…

  6. 'Glee Recap: Makeovers, Sexy Dances and Sarah Jessica Parker

    September 28, 2012 8:45 AM EDT This week it's all about makeovers on "Glee," the forced kind as well as the transformations that come with age, experience and wisdom. On the surface, Sam and Brittany need to be made over to run for student council, Rachel needs to ditch her Ohio duds and get New York-ified -…

  7. Owl City Embraces Collaborations for 'Midsummer Station' Album

    August 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Owl City's third album, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," arrived in June 2011 on Universal Republic and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. It sounds swell, but overall sales (143,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) proved disappointing, especially compared…

  8. 615 Spotlight: JT Hodges Ready to Launch Debut Album

    August 15, 2012 5:00 PM EDT JT Hodges is enjoying life right now -- as well he should. The performer is less than a week away from the release of his self-titled debut for Show Dog -- Universal. It's a release that has a lot of people excited for its' diverse collection of soulful ballads, uptempo cuts and…

  9. 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…

  10. Stevie Wonder to Divorce Wife of 11 Years

    August 03, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris, TMZ is reporting. According to divorce documents, Wonder and his wife of 11 years have been separated since 2009. Citing irreconcilable differences, Wonder is seeking joint custody of the couple's two sons,…

  11. Roger Waters: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 24, 2012 9:45 AM EDT Rock Innovator Talks 'Wall' Tour, Now One of the Biggest Moneymakers in All of Music In stark contrast to the wildly successful tour he began in September 2010, Roger Waters today is a man who has transcended walls, or boundaries of any type. Calling on a travel day before the June…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Kitty Wells, Country Trailblazer, Dies at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells , the original "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran the gamut -- from 78 RPM to digital downloads, and in…

  15. Gary Allan's Next Album Will Be 'Super Rock, Super Up'

    June 26, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Country star Gary Allan is "deep into" his ninth album, and after tackling tough emotional terrain on 2007's "Living Hard" and 2010's "Get Off on the Pain" (both Top 5 on the Country and Billboard 200 charts) he promises this one will take a more…

  16. Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City Team Up for 'Good Time' Summer Anthem: Listen

    June 20, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Following the May release of his "Shooting Star EP," Owl City has veered in a sprightlier direction, teaming up with current pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen on "Good Time." The song, which Owl City premiered via his SoundCloud account on Wednesday (June 20), is set to drop…

  17. Bonnaroo Sunday: 10 Things Seen & Heard

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT The overcast weather on the final day of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival felt like a giant natural hangover. Music fans, weary from three days of full-throttle listening experiences and a night of jamming to the Red Hot Chili Peppers , D'Angelo andpicked up the upstart artist…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. Owl City Exclusive: Listen to 'Shooting Star'

    May 10, 2012 6:31 PM EDT Adam Young Aims to Build Excitement With EP Ahead of Fourth Album Owl City's fourth album isn't due until summer, but Adam Young isn't making people wait that long for new music. On May 15, the Minnesota pop auteur will release "The Shooting Star EP," a four-song…

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