1. Rihanna's Violent 'Man Down' Video Condemned by Parents Television Council

    June 02, 2011 7:15 AM EDT A new Rihanna music video, in which the singer guns down a man in retaliation for an apparent sexual assault, was condemned on Wednesday for encouraging young women to turn to violence. "Man Down", which debuted on the Black Entertainment TV (BET) network on Tuesday, shows Rihanna…

  2. Stevie Nicks Shares Songwriting Stories at Star-Studded L.A. Show

    May 27, 2011 2:30 PM EDT At a packed Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 26) where the audience included Lindsey Buckingham , Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon and Andy Garcia, Stevie Nicks took advantage of a rare night in which musicians who worked on her first album in a decade, "In Your Dreams,…

  3. Pete Townshend To Tell 'Crazy Story' in 2012 Memoir

    May 18, 2011 2:48 PM EDT A long-awaited memoir by British rock guitarist and the Who songwriter Pete Townshend will be finished and published by next year, book publisher Harper Collins said on Tuesday. The 65-year-old musician, idolized since rising to prominence with The Who in the 1960s, said in a statement…

  4. Las Vegas Billboard Music Awards Trip: Meet The Winner

    May 11, 2011 5:08 PM EDT Chart Article The Billboard Music Awards -- and the huge stars who are up for all of the honors -- will be coming to everyone live from Las Vegas on May 22 on ABC. Billboard and Las Vegas are excited to give away the music trip of a lifetime: one lucky fan and a guest has not only won a…

  5. Mac Attack: Five Fleetwood Mac Solo Hits

    May 10, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Billboard charts this week are set to incur a Mac attack. Fleetwood Mac 's "Rumours" is primed to re-enter the Billboard 200 , possibly within the top 30, while the band's Stevie Nicks could crash the top 10 with "In Your Dreams," her first studio album since…

  6. Press Play: Jesse Boykins III, Kevin Cossom, Joe, Musiq Soulchild and Erin Christine

    April 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Billboard's the Juice is invading your Beats by Dre headphones with the latest tracks, leaked or just realeased. Today's playlist is heavy on emoness. Check out the Juice's playlist featuring Jesse Boykins III , Musiq Soulchild , Joe , Kevin Cossom and Erin Christine. Artist:…

  7. Madonna's Charity Not Being Investigated by FBI, Says Spokeswoman

    April 06, 2011 10:22 AM EDT A spokeswoman for Madonna said on Tuesday that neither the singer nor a charity she backs in Malawi is being investigated by the FBI. Some recent unsourced media reports have said that an international education charity the singer backs, Success for Kids, is being investigated by FBI agents…

  8. Ricky Martin Honored at GLAAD Awards Ceremony

    March 20, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Latin pop star Ricky Martin was honored by media group GLAAD for his work as a role model at a gala held on Saturday where he urged people to spread gay rights throughout Latin America. "I just want to be free. I can say, today I am free," the Puerto Rican singer said at New York&…

  9. Young the Giant, Gregory Brothers Kick Off Billboard's SXSW Showcases

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT While Austin locals perfected their bank shots on the ground floor of Buffalo Billiards pool hall last night (Mar. 17), six buzzed-about rock bands packed the venue's upper level and kicked off Billboard's series of SXSW 2011 showcases . SXSW: Billboard Showcase Photos California…

  10. J. Lo Tightens Up on 'American Idol' Nashville Auditions

    January 28, 2011 1:06 AM EST They don't call it Music City for nothing. On Thursday night, "American Idol" auditions returned to Nashville for only the second time and brought out plenty of top-notch talent, along with a few moments of comic relief, naturally, starting with chirping dental assistant…

  11. Teena Marie Honored by Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah at Memorial Service

    January 11, 2011 7:29 AM EST Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. are among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service. Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celebrated Marie's life Monday at Forest…

  12. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Special Cancelled

    December 31, 2010 2:04 PM EST The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate. The show, "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael…

  13. 'Spider-Man' Actress Quits Show: Report

    December 28, 2010 2:03 PM EST In the latest disappointment for the ambitious Broadway production of "Spider-Man," one of the lead actresses who suffered a concussion during its first preview performance is quitting the show. Natalie Mendoza, who plays the villainess Arachne and is the second lead female role…

  14. DMX Moved To Mental Health Unit

    December 28, 2010 11:21 AM EST It was only a matter of time... DMX has been moved to a mental health unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex facility, Alhambra, where he is serving his latest prison term. The Year in Arrests: 2010 DMX was sentenced to a year in jail on Dec. 16, after he pleaded guilty to violating the…

  15. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 3:00 PM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," Rick Miramontez, said producers met with…

  16. DMX Sentenced to One Year in Arizona Prison

    December 16, 2010 12:28 PM EST Troubled rapper DMX was sentenced to one year in prison by an Arizona judge on Thursday after admitting he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, court officials said. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was on probation for attempted aggravated assault and using a fake name to…

  17. Update: DMX Denied Bail, Still in Jail

    November 24, 2010 2:50 PM EST An Arizona judge on Wednesday denied bail for rapper DMX , keeping him jailed on charges that he violated probation by using drugs, court officials said. The 39 year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested Thursday for probation violations that included using cocaine and…

  18. Patti Smith Wins Book Award

    November 18, 2010 8:52 AM EST Patti Smith was among the major winners of the U.S. National Book Awards for her memoir "Just Kids," choking up with tears before urging book publishers not to let technology kill traditional books. Smith, a 63-year-old American singer songwriter and poet, turned emotional as she…

  19. Michael Jackson 'Hold My Hand' Duet with Akon Debuts

    November 15, 2010 1:11 PM EST The first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released on Monday to good initial reviews and expectations of strong digital sales. "Hold My Hand," a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and record producer Akon in 2007 and was leaked in…

  20. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry to Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

    November 10, 2010 3:29 PM EST K aty Perry and Justin Bieber will perform at a show to announce the Grammy nominations, organizers for the top music awards said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Bieber and Perry, whose song "California Gurls" has been among the top U.S. pop hits of the year, will be joined on stage…

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