1. Lady Gaga to Star in 'American Horror Story' Season 5

    February 25, 2015 11:37 AM EST Lady Gaga is joining the American Horror Story family. The Grammy winner has been tapped to star in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's FX anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Gaga -- aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta -- will make her series regular acting debut on the fifth…

  2. BMI Advises Pandora That Big Publishers Won't Be Withdrawing Licensing Rights

    November 05, 2014 9:25 AM EST For the past year, there's been an ongoing mystery in the music industry over whether Universal Music and Sony/ATV would withdraw their song catalogues from ASCAP and BMI. This is a big deal. Take the fuss over the decision on Monday by Taylor Swift to remove her works from Spotify.…

  3. Emmys 2014: And the Winners Are ...

    August 25, 2014 11:08 PM EDT The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony were handed out Monday (Aug. 25) night.  The awards were presented during a live NBC telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.   Seth Meyers served as host of the telecast.  During the show,  Billy Crystal paid tribute to his late friend Robin…

  4. 'American Horror Story' Adds Patti LaBelle to 'Freak Show' Ranks

    August 11, 2014 5:37 PM EDT She'll appear in four episodes of the FX anthology. Patti LaBelle is bringing her "New Attitude" to FX's American Horror Story.  The Grammy Hall of Famer has booked a four-episode stint on the anthology series from  Glee  co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk,  The…

  5. Stevie Nicks 'Would Love to Write Some Music' for 'Game of Thrones'

    February 18, 2014 7:11 PM EST Singer says she found solace in the show after her mother's death Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks found solace in HBO hit show "Game of Thrones" when her mother died, and she became such a big fan of the fantasy drama that she would like to write music for it. Related…

  6. Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac: Official

    January 13, 2014 6:54 PM EST Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac -- officially. The band's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has confirmed to Billboard that McVie has rejoined the band after departing the group in 1998. Rosenberg says that McVie "has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to…

  7. Stevie Nicks on Her 'Fantastic' 'American Horror Story: Coven' Cameo (VIDEO)

    January 08, 2014 7:49 PM EST While rock superstar Stevie Nicks appears in the latest episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" (airing Jan. 8 at 10 p.m.), don't expect to see Nicks add "actress" to her resume any time soon. "As far as being an actress?" Nicks tells…

  8. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is the gift of the gab, you need to be able to…

  9. Stevie Nicks to Appear on 'American Horror Story'

    November 12, 2013 8:13 PM EST Lily Rabe's Stevie Nicks-obsessed character on "American Horror Story: Coven" is in for a treat. The singer will guest star on an upcoming episode of the FX series. Creator Ryan Murphy revealed the guest spot news Tuesday over his official Twitter account. "Guess who&…

  10. Marvin Gaye's Family Sues EMI Over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

    October 30, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Marvin Gaye's family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the…

  11. Tupac Shakur's Mom Files Lawsuit Over Royalties

    September 26, 2013 2:45 PM EDT Afeni Shakur is demanding more than $1.1 million in royalties from the exploitation of her son's work. As the co-administrator of Tupac Shakur's estate, she filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in LA Superior Court against Entertainment One, reported to have purchased the catalogue of…

  12. Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol Foundation Settle Banana Album Dispute

    May 29, 2013 7:57 PM EDT The Velvet Underground and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts have split their differences over the iconic cover art for the 1967 album The Velvet Underground & Nico. The Andy Warhol-created artwork became the subject of legal controversy after reports circulated that the…

  13. 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' Soundtrack: Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Theophilus London Contribute

    September 26, 2011 4:55 PM EDT Bruno Mars , Christina Perri , the Joy Formidable and Theophilus London are the latest artists to soundtrack the saga of Bella and Edward by contributing song to the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" original soundtrack, whose full track list and artwork were revealed on Twitter on…

  14. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  15. Clarence Clemons Mourned by E Street Nation

    June 19, 2011 1:07 PM EDT A grateful Nation thanks him for his service. The E Street Nation -- a world-wide community wrapped around the nucleus of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band -- has lost its beloved Big Man, Clarence Clemons . "The whole E Street Nation is in mourning. This is an awful moment,"…

  16. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way': Track-By-Track Review

    May 23, 2011 6:00 AM EDT L ady Gaga's "Born This Way" album is her first as an international superstar -- and in her mind, as queen leader to a needy coven of "little monsters," outsiders who for one reason or another don't fit into the mainstream. Lady Gaga: The 'Born This Way'…

  17. Halloween Pop Star Costume Contest Winners

    October 29, 2010 1:33 PM EDT Halloween, easily the most rock 'n' roll holiday on the calendar, is almost here, and we knew there were many of you who were game to trick and treat the Billboard.com audience by showing off your ability to channel a particular pop star better than anyone else by submitting a photo…

  18. John Lennon Cover Song Contest Winners

    October 08, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Few people can truly be called music icons, but the late John Lennon is more than that: he's the quintessential rock legend. What better way to honor one of the world's greatest musicians than to show how his music lives on? As part of our celebration of his 70th birthday on Oct. 9,…

  19. Show Us Your Gaga Photo Contest: The Winner

    August 30, 2010 2:30 PM EDT Chart Article Want to check out the actual Lady Gaga's many looks? Have a look at our photo gallery: Chart Article SHOW US YOUR GAGA PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES SPONSOR Sponsor of the Show Us Your Gaga Photo Contest is Billboard.com. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or…

  20. Pink Floyd Wins Court Battle With EMI Label

    March 11, 2010 9:33 AM EST Rock band Pink Floyd on Thursday won a court battle with EMI in a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group's concept albums. The outcome of the other element of the legal tussle in London's High Court -- concerning the…

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