1. Jay Z Doc 'Made In America' Acquired by Phase 4 Films, Cinematic Release Planned for 2014

    November 11, 2013 1:46 AM EST If you missed Ron Howard's Jay Z concert documentary, "Made in America," on "Showtime," you'll have a chance to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 Films has acquired North American rights to the film, which aired on Showtime on October 11, and is planning a…

  2. Catch a Fire: Label Tweaks Formula for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack

    October 30, 2013 4:30 PM EDT In early October, executives from Republic Records were attending a film premiere and discussing the promotion of a soundtrack. As much as they were proud of the film receiving its Los Angeles debut that night-Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals"-and its Republic…

  3. Billboard Touring Awards: Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, P!nk and Bon Jovi Among Finalists

    October 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The top achievers in the touring world will be honored at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate, aka Baba Booey, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show, and set for Nov. 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Billboard Touring Awards Register…

  4. Muse Gets Up Close and Personal With New Concert Film

    October 17, 2013 9:36 PM EDT Muse frontman Matt Bellamy had to be more than just camera-ready for "Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium." The British rock band's new concert film was shot in 4K, which meant a whole new level of detail. "There's weird things like hair and stuff that you probably…

  5. Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

    October 17, 2013 12:10 AM EDT Hillary Clinton accepted the Elton John AIDS Foundation's first-ever Founder's Award at the organization's annual benefit in New York on Tuesday night. Although she was honored by the accolade, Clinton echoed a theme expressed by many of the stars in attendance: that there&…

  6. How Fred Armisen Teamed with The Clash for Funny Or Die

    October 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Ian Rubbish, a British punk character Fred Armisen introduced in his last season on “Saturday Night Live” this past spring, has teamed up with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon in a new video for Funny Or Die. The six-minute clip, called "The Last Gang In Town," was filmed…

  7. Scott Stapp, 'New Day Coming': Song Premiere

    October 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT The Creed frontman talks about "finding a message within the mess" for "Proof of Life," his first solo album in eight years Scott Stapp says life, and not all of it good, accounts for the eight-year gap between his new solo album, "Proof Of Life," and…

  8. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts Inks Publishing Deal, Says 'We're Getting Close' to New Album

    October 10, 2013 11:55 AM EDT In any career, change is inevitable. But, in the case of Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, it can be quite positive. The talented singer / musician / producer / writer recently inked a new worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis after a successful 13-year run with Sony-ATV.  "I…

  9. Muse iHeartRadio Backstage Q&A: New Concert DVD, 2014 Plans

    September 21, 2013 3:04 PM EDT In the midst of the band's iHeartRadio Music Festival performance Friday (Sept. 21), Muse took some time to talk to Billboard's Jason Lipshutz about touring, new music and an upcoming concert DVD. iHEARTRADIO PHOTOS Singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy expressed excitement at a concert…

  10. M.I.A., NFL in Legal Battle Over 2012 Super Bowl Performance

    September 19, 2013 10:10 PM EDT M.I.A. is "going to go public" with the NFL's quest for a $1.5 million settlement over her televised middle finger, her lawyer says. On Feb. 5, 2012, nearly 167 million TV viewers tuned in to Super Bowl XLVI to watch a matchup between the New York Giants and New England…

  11. CBGB Film Festival Lineup Announced

    September 18, 2013 6:45 PM EDT This year's CBGB Music & Film Festival will travel from the Bowery to Broadway with "CBGB" and "Broadway Idiot," the documentary on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and the making of the musical "American Idiot."  Taking place Oct. 8-13, about 60…

  12. Courtney Love Looks to Sue Ex-Attorney Over Bizarre Kurt Cobain Estate Fraud Claims

    September 18, 2013 2:07 AM EDT Courtney Love's unfettered love of social media has gotten her into much legal trouble over the years. In January, she is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly defaming her ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. The singer is charged with damaging the attorney'…

  13. Exclusive Premiere: Watch Budweiser-Sponsored Rihanna Documentary 'Half Of Me'

    September 17, 2013 7:01 PM EDT Phil Griffin-directed video focuses on Rihanna and her superfans in the U.K. and America Ron Howard’s “Made In America”  isn’t Budweiser’s only foray into documentary filmmaking. The beermaker is debuting “Half Of Me,” a documentary short chronicling Rihanna and several of her superfans…

  14. Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Tribute Album to Include Miguel, Hunter Hayes

    September 17, 2013 1:03 PM EDT Miguel, Hunter Hayes and John Grant are among the nine artists who have finished tracks for a "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" tribute album that is expected to be released next year, marking the 40th anniversary of the Elton John classic. "Hunter Hayes has done 'Yellow Brick…

  15. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc: Toronto Film Fest Movie Review

    September 07, 2013 12:14 PM EDT Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc, Ron Howard's team up with Jay Z, "Made In America," films a two-day music festival curated by the rapper and works to turn it into a youth-centered assessment of the health of the American Dream.…

  16. Daft Punk Sends 'Dance' Into Top 10 on Dance Chart, Gaga's 'Applause' Remains at No. 1

    September 06, 2013 6:07 PM EDT The duo follows "Get Lucky" with another Pharrell-featuring anthem. Plus, Lady Gaga reigns, Krewella debuts and dance vets Kylie Minogue and Howard Jones add to their chart histories. Daft Punk zooms into the top 10 of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Lose…

  17. Jay Z's 'Made In America' Doc Heading to Showtime

    August 30, 2013 12:50 PM EDT Showtime is in the Jay Z business. In keeping with its documentary push, the premium cable network has acquired Made in America, the star-studded documentary that chronicled Jay Z’s two-day music festival of the same name. The doc, which is directed by Ron Howard and executive produced by…

  18. Goodie Mob Breaks Down 'Age Against The Machine' Track-By-Track: Video

    August 27, 2013 11:44 AM EDT Cee-Lo Green also talks upcoming Goodie Mob reality show, 'The Cee Lo Life.' When you ask Cee Lo Green what took so long concerning the oft-delayed reunion album with his group Goodie Mob, he has to take a deep breath before answering. "I definitely would have done a better…

  19. Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' From Marvin Gaye's Family

    August 16, 2013 3:20 PM EDT In order to shield "Blurred Lines," the hottest hit of the summer, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. are going to court. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in California federal court by the trio against Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music, which owns…

  20. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    August 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: 55 Iconic Looks 'Madonna' at 30: A…

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