1. Amy Winehouse: Moby Remembers Her Final Performance

    July 25, 2011 6:15 PM EDT "After our show in Serbia I wish I'd been able to help Amy. I'm sorry." Moby posted this tweet on the evening of July 23, hours after news broke that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment. The popular DJ and dance-pop hitmaker was ostensibly the last…

  2. Amy Winehouse's Albums & Singles Headed Back to Billboard Charts

    July 25, 2011 4:16 PM EDT The late Amy Winehouse 's breakthrough album "Back to Black," as well as a number of her singles, are staging a return to the Billboard charts this week. The new Billboard 200 albums chart -- which will be revealed on Wednesday (July 27) and reflects the sales tracking week…

  3. Amy Winehouse Found Dead At Home In London

    July 23, 2011 1:25 PM EDT Amy Winehouse , the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Photos: Amy Winehouse's Through the Years Winehouse shot to fame in 2006 with the album "Back to…

  4. Drake Performs, Garth Brooks Inducted at Songwriter Hall Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 8:51 AM EDT The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony is always a remarkable evening. It's an unusual combination of low-key attitude and high-wattage starpower; at its core, the event is a trade-awards show like ones in the advertising or appliance industries -- except, of course, some of the…

  5. 'Glee' Star Naya Rivera to Release Solo Album

    June 07, 2011 9:01 AM EDT Although often outshined by her castmates on the Fox hit "Glee," Naya Rivera is surprising fans by being one of the first to announce a record deal with Columbia Records. Teresa LaBarbera Whites, senior VP of A&R at the label, confirmed the news, noting that Rivera will begin…

  6. Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Dies

    April 26, 2011 1:19 PM EDT P hoebe Snow , a bluesy singer, guitarist and songwriter who had a defining hit of the 1970s with "Poetry Man" but then largely dropped out of the spotlight to care for her disabled daughter, has died. Snow, who was nominated for best new artist at the 1975 Grammys, died Tuesday…

  7. R.E.M. Recruits James Franco, Albert Maysles to Helm 'Collapse Into Now' Videos

    March 03, 2011 9:07 PM EST Every song on the new R.E.M. album, "Collapse Into Now," will be accompanied by a short film created by 11 different filmmakers, among them documentarian Albert Maysles and Michael Stipe himself. Actor James Franco directs two of the films, for "That Someone is You" and …

  8. Diddy Sued for $1 Trillion, Blamed for 9/11

    January 28, 2011 11:07 AM EST A woman has filed a $1 trillion lawsuit against Diddy (real name: Sean Combs), alleging that he caused 9/11, put her child in the hospital and stole a poker chip worth "100 zillions of dollars." Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks is seeking a restraining order against the mogul, which a…

  9. 'Glee' Producer Calls Show's Grammy Nods 'An Incredible Achievement'

    December 07, 2010 4:43 PM EST The list of " Glee " achievements in 2010 got a little longer last week, when the hit musical series picked up two nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards. The "Glee" cast will face off against Paramore , Train , Sade and Maroon 5 for best pop performance by a duo or group…

  10. 'Glee' Dances Its Way Through Sectionals With 'Time Of My Life'

    December 01, 2010 12:56 PM EST "G lee " was full of tension this week, as the New Directions prepared for Sectionals. Mr. Schue decided to shake things up by reminding everyone that other members of the club can sing besides Finn and Rachel (we approve of this decision) and also make things more interesting for…

  11. Ray Charles and Johnny Cash 'Lost' Duet Surfaces

    October 22, 2010 3:10 PM EDT The discovery of letters involving two icons of American music- Johnny Cash and Ray Charles -has led to the release of a "lost" duet the two recorded nearly 30 years ago. "Why Me, Lord?," written by Kris Kristofferson , was recorded by Cash and Charles in 1981 but never…

  12. Amy Winehouse Eyes January for New Album Release

    July 15, 2010 12:56 PM EDT After years of keeping her fans waiting, Amy Winehouse has promised that she'll release a new album by January of next year. "The album will be six months at the most," Winehouse told Metro UK , who caught up with the singer this week at the London premiere of the film "…

  13. Amy Winehouse Gives Surprise Performance at Mark Ronson's London Gig

    July 07, 2010 8:05 PM EDT A my Winehouse surprised fans attending Mark Ronson 's gig at London's 100 Club on Tuesday night (July 6), joining the producer onstage to perform a song. Wearing a low-cut black leotard that revealed a lacy white bra, the troubled singer took the stage with Ronson -- who produced…

  14. The Ray Charles Foundation Carries On Philanthropic Goals

    May 27, 2010 5:56 PM EDT When Ray Charles died on June 10, 2004, he left behind not only a treasury of American music, but the resources to help the less fortunate, through the work of the Ray Charles Foundation. The charity launched in 1986 as a corporation called the Robinson Foundation for Hearing Disorders, and…

  15. Six Key Ray Charles 80th Birthday Happenings

    May 27, 2010 5:45 PM EDT Several events are being held to honor the life and legacy of Ray Charles in this year that marks the 80th anniversary of his birth on Sept. 23, 1930. Rare & Unseen Ray Charles Photos | Charles: The Legend Charles on the Charts | Charles Charity 1. RayCharles.com has relaunched. Enhanced…

  16. Lights, "The Listening"

    October 09, 2009 3:14 PM EDT Canadian singer Valerie Poxleitner looks like a pop star and writes songs like a pop star, but her name didn't make her sound like much of a pop star. A quick change to the snappier moniker Lights , though, and she's ready to actually be a pop star, at least as evidenced by her…

  17. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the…

  18. March 16, 2009

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Daniel MacMaster, former lead singer of Bonham, dies of pneumonia at a hospital in Ontario, Canada at the age of 39. 2008 – Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert, 62, is found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Police say his death was…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented du 2006 - Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th…

  20. Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse, "Valerie"

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a bummer that following ubiquitous hit "Rehab" and multiple Grammy Award wins, Amy Winehouse appears relegated back to triple A radio. It's a bummer that following ubiquitous hit "Rehab" and multiple Grammy Award wins, Amy Winehouse appears relegated back to…

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