1. Brian Wilson Sets U.S. Tour

    March 05, 2015 7:43 PM EST Brian Wilson will support his new album No Pier Pressure with a U.S. tour that will hit more than 15 U.S. cities. Former Beach Boys  bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will join Wilson and his band.  The tour starts June 18 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif., and is currently…

  2. Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Going on 'Dr. Phil'

    March 05, 2015 5:40 PM EST The Dr. Phil shows says it will air an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown. In a release, the show quoted Gordon's mother as saying that her son feels guilty because he tried but failed to help Brown breathe after finding…

  3. David Crosby Shares What He Really Thinks About Kanye, Neil Young & More in Latest Twitter Spree

    March 05, 2015 3:42 PM EST David Crosby has quietly become one of the most open chatterboxes on Twitter , replying to fans' questions, theories and remembrances with honest responses delivered in marathon online sessions.  Prior to Thursday's (March 5) start of a Crosby, Stills & Nash tour of Asia, Crosby…

  4. Songwriter Equity Act Re-Introduced to Congress

    March 04, 2015 5:31 PM EST As expected, the Songwriter Equity Act has been reintroduced in both houses of Congress today. The legislation -- introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.), is aimed at amending two sections, 114 and 115, of the Copyright Act to, hopefully, achieve better…

  5. Fuse Media Announces Launch of FM, New Music-Focused Network

    March 04, 2015 2:21 PM EST The company behind the Fuse and NUVOtv networks will launch in the fall a new network, to be called FM, with music at its core and a focus on up-and-coming, young talent. Programming will be announced at a later date. Fuse Media announced the new network today (Mar. 4), alongside programming…

  6. Mike Epps Starring in 'Uncle Buck' TV Show

    March 03, 2015 8:35 PM EST The comedian is taking on the John Candy role from the 1989 John Hughes movie. ABC has tapped Mike Epps to take on the role played by John Candy in a TV version of the 1989 comedy Uncle Buck , The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Based on John Hughes' movie about a childish man who…

  7. 'Boogie Nights' Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

    March 03, 2015 3:42 PM EST An 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' picture disc is on tap next. Universal Music Enterprises is continuing its rollout of soundtracks on vinyl with the March 10 release of a O Brother, Where Art Thou? picture disc, the film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors and Silence of the Lambs .…

  8. A Fine Frenzy's Alison Sudol Digs into a Major Acting Gig, Talks Balancing Her Two Careers

    March 03, 2015 2:46 PM EST Alison Sudol , 30, who has recorded three albums as A Fine Frenzy and has a new music project due this year, makes her highest-profile appearance as an actor in USA network's 10-episode series Dig. Sudol, whose pink-dyed hair and tattooed neck has been used to promote the series, plays…

  9. Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs

    March 03, 2015 12:40 PM EST From Girls Aloud to SWV to Electrik Red, check out Billboard's editorial countdown of underappreciated girl group tracks. Most casual pop fans can rattle off a few of the biggest girl group hits of all time -- the classic cuts by the Supremes , TLC , Destiny's Child and more --…

  10. Exclusive: A.R. Rahman Sets First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    March 02, 2015 8:00 AM EST A.R. Rahman will start his first North American tour since 2010 in Huntington, N.Y., at the Paramount on March 21. The Oscar-winning composer will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will stop May 28 at the Beacon Theatre in New York and Nokia…

  11. Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' Tickets Offered for $116,000 on Secondary Market

    March 02, 2015 5:34 AM EST The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well show has sold out in minutes, but Deadheads with deep pockets are still in with a chance. Stubhub is offering tickets for the three-day show with a top-price at $116,000 (and change), down to the "cheap-seats" at a touch under $1,350.…

  12. Grateful Dead Final Shows With Trey Anastasio Officially Sold Out

    March 01, 2015 1:56 PM EST The Grateful Dead Fare thee Well concert, set for Chicago's Soldier Field July 3-5, is officially sold out. After being blown away by mail order ticket requests and VIP experience demand, producers of the concert saw general public on-sales through Ticketmaster blow out in…

  13. Music Stars Remember Former NBA Player Anthony Mason on Social Media

    February 28, 2015 2:39 PM EST Anthony Mason, the NBA power forward who played from the 1990s through the early 2000s, is being remembered by the music community following his death. Former Knick Anthony Mason has died at the age of 48. http://t.co/fXAM0m7g0a pic.twitter.com/RwONEk2zS0 -- NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks)…

  14. 'Motown 25' Revisited: 10 Things to Know About the 1983 TV Special

    February 27, 2015 9:00 AM EST The special will re-air Saturday on PBS stations as part of a national pledge drive. The special that introduced TV viewers to Michael Jackson 's moonwalk and the Temptations and Four Tops ' vocal battle will air on 300 PBS stations on Saturday as part of a national pledge drive.…

  15. Exclusive: Robert Glasper's Next Experiment Is a Return to Jazz

    February 24, 2015 9:00 AM EST Pianist covers songs by Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead & more on upcoming album 'Covered.' Pianist Robert Glasper , whose last two albums have resulted in Grammy wins, returns to performing jazz with his acoustic trio on his next Blue Note album Covered. It will be released June 16.…

  16. The Story Behind 'The Wrecking Crew' Documentary About L.A. Session Musicians: 'The Most Expensive Home Movie Ever

    February 23, 2015 3:24 PM EST Ten years after Denny Tedesco shot the first frames of his film about Los Angeles session musicians of the 1960s, he hit the point of no return. The film had to be made. "(Director) John Sayles told a friend of mine there is a line where you cross and there's no turning back,"…

  17. 'The Voice' Season 8 Preview: The Pros & Cons

    February 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST One of the riskiest and most rewarding of any audition in The Voice 's previous seven seasons occurs Monday night at the end of the two-hour season debut: A 15-year-old farmer sings a song from the public domain and wows the coaches despite his style falling far outside the known ranges…

  18. Backstage at the Oscars with John Legend & Common

    February 23, 2015 1:19 AM EST After winning the Oscar for original song , Common and John Legend continued to talk politics, duty and "Glory" backstage. "To be a storyteller," Common told the press, "you got to be able to speak the truth, you've got to be able to absorb life and take in life…

  19. Oscars 2015: Common & John Legend March Off With Best Song

    February 22, 2015 11:51 PM EST Plus: Alexandre Desplat takes home best original score for 'Grand Budapest Hotel.' Politically and historically aware speeches from Common and John Legend received the biggest ovation of the first two and half hours of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Oscars 2015 The rapper and…

  20. Oscars 2015: Predicting the Best Original Score Category

    February 20, 2015 3:27 PM EST Can Alexandre Desplat finally win an Oscar after eight nominations? Will the Academy continue to shower love on first-time nominees? Will Hans Zimmer return to the podium for the first time in two decades? Oscars 2015: See All Our Coverage These questions will be answered Sunday when the…

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