1. Hear Aretha Franklin Cover Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'

    September 29, 2014 5:31 PM EDT The Queen is back, and she has her sights set on reworking one of the biggest hits of the decade. On Monday (Sept. 29), Aretha Franklin debuted her cover of Adele 's "Rolling in the Deep" on YouTube, her first single since 2011. The Queen of Soul's version is the lead…

  2. Aretha Franklin’s ‘Great Diva Classics’ Due Oct. 21

    September 28, 2014 10:21 PM EDT Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia,…

  3. Exclusive: Clive Davis Says Aretha Franklin Is 'On Fire' on New Album of Diva Classics

    September 18, 2014 7:10 PM EDT Following news Aretha Franklin is preparing a new album for release before the end of the month with Clive Davis overseeing production, there's great anticipation over what the legendary soul singer has put together with the help of Clive Davis' oversight.  Aretha Franklin Album…

  4. Megadeth Pulls Out of Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise

    September 10, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Most cruises are relaxing. Motörhead's upcoming Motörboat cruise -- advertised as "the Loudest Boat in the World" -- will not be one of them. Unfortunately, one headlining group won't be able to add to the din: Megadeth has pulled out of the event because frontman Dave…

  5. Exclusive: Steve Aoki on 'Neon Future,' Working With Fall Out Boy & Trying to Live Forever

    August 28, 2014 5:23 PM EDT The superstar DJ also explains hooking up with Guitar Center for "The Greatest Feeling on Earth" campaign When you're Steve Aoki -- one of the planet's highest-paid, hardest-working DJs -- life is understandably quite busy. But unlike many other workaholic musicians, it&…

  6. Usher, Nicki Minaj Re-Team On Pharrell-Produced 'She Came To Give It To You'

    July 08, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Usher and Nicki Minaj had a hit in 2010 with "Lil Freak," and Pharrell Williams produced "Twisted," one of the strongest cuts on Usher's 2012 album "Looking 4 Myself." On "She Came To Give It To You," the three artists team up, with startlingly…

  7. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    June 25, 2014 9:00 AM EDT A look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the…

  8. Gloria Estefan's 'On Your Feet' Musical Coming to Broadway

    May 21, 2014 12:32 AM EDT Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio hope to have the musical based on their life dancing on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday "On Your Feet!" will premiere in Chicago next summer before landing at a Nederlander theater in the fall of 2015. Jerry Mitchell, who directed …

  9. I Am the Avalanche, 'Wolverines': Album Premiere

    March 11, 2014 12:00 PM EDT New York's I Am the Avalanche rumbles on with a new studio album, "Wolverines," out March 18. Produced by the band’s drummer Brett "The Ratt" Romnes, “Wolverines” is Avalanche’s third set and the most recent since 2011's “Avalanche United.”  Having rocked…

  10. Oscars 2014: Pink Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' With 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

    March 02, 2014 11:22 PM EST Pink had a memorable Oscar debut, paying tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The singer took the Academy Awards stage Sunday following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg to perform one of Judy Garland's most memorable songs, "Somewhere Over the…

  11. Toni Braxton Reunites With 'Musical Husband' Babyface on Duets Album: Q&A

    February 04, 2014 11:05 AM EST "We broke up and got back together," Braxton says of Babyface. The R&B duo talks "Love, Marriage & Divorce" with Billboard They first sang together on the 1992 R&B/pop hit "Give U My Heart" from the "Boomerang" soundtrack. Now Toni…

  12. Musicians Mourn Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

    February 02, 2014 4:20 PM EST Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. He was 46. According to the The Hollywood Reporter , the actor was found dead in a New York apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was found with a syringe in his left forearm, with two envelopes nearby that police say appear to…

  13. Van Halen's '1984' At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    January 09, 2014 3:40 PM EST Who could have imagined that a synthesizer, and not a guitar, would put Van Halen over the top? But that was indeed the case when the first blast of Oberheim OB-Xa announced the arrival of "Jump" and the quartet's leap into the rock superstar strata with the album "1984,…

  14. Beyonce, Beyonce: Track-By-Track Review

    December 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST "I see music," Beyoncé said in a video on her Facebook page, dubbed "Self-Titled, Part 1," just minutes after her surprise announcement of "Beyoncé," her fifth album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a…

  15. Dick Dodd, Drummer for the Standells, Dies at 68

    December 02, 2013 5:07 AM EST Dick Dodd, a Mouseketeer who went on to become a member of the Standells, the garage rock pioneers who recorded the Boston sports anthem "Dirty Water," has died. He was 68. Dodd, who also sang and played drums with the surf band the Bel-Airs (the 1961 instrumental "Mr. Moto…

  16. Deana Carter Goes All In: If New Album Doesn't Succeed, 'I Will Go Down Smiling'

    November 26, 2013 2:01 PM EST On "Cyber Monday," Dec. 2, Deana Carter will release her first disc of all-new music since 2005. The digital release of "Southern Way of Life" is something that the country singer says she is very excited about, and also a project that reflects several years of living. …

  17. JFK Helped Vaughn Meader Win Chart-Topping Popular Vote

    November 22, 2013 11:05 AM EST In 1962-63, the comedic John F. Kennedy impersonator crowned the Billboard 200 for three months with parody album 'The First Family' As the nation observes the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, music fans can remember that in…

  18. Jennifer Hudson Lands Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    November 18, 2013 3:53 AM EST This week, Jennifer Hudson became the first American Idol alum to earn a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award and Grammy winner was accompanied by her husband and son as she accepted the award on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Music legend and record executive Clive Davis was on hand…

  19. Lady Gaga, 'ARTPOP': Track-By-Track Review

    November 05, 2013 5:43 PM EST 0 While most mainstream musicians care deeply about both the details of their music and the way that music is presented to the world, Lady Gaga is the hardest-working artist in pop music because she makes absolute certain that every inch of her craft evolves and innovates. Her…

  20. Halloween Ear Candy: 25 Fright Night Tracks from Steve Aoki, Charli XCX and more

    October 31, 2013 1:30 PM EDT We asked 25 DJs for their spookiest, creepiest, darkest Halloween tracks-the tunes they play at an October 31st gig. Some of their answers may surprise and scare you a bit, too. Charli XCX Marilyn Manson: “Tainted Love” "Because it's awesome and it’s one of the best music videos…

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