1. Who Is Katy Perry's Secret Super Bowl Guest? Vote!

    January 29, 2015 6:39 PM EST Katy Perry still has a few tricks up her multi-colored sleeve. At a press conference Thursday afternoon (Jan. 29), Perry promised sharks and lions at her Super Bowl halftime show. But more exciting than apparently getting real-life beasts to "Roar" with her is her promise that…

  2. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  3. 'Beautiful' Star Jessie Mueller Talks Carole King, Sara Bareilles & Recording an Album

    January 19, 2015 2:42 AM EST In 2011, Jessie Mueller was just another actress from the Midwest when she got cast opposite Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever . After nabbing a Tony Award nomination for the role (and her impressive scatting), she's become something of a fixture on…

  4. No Longer a 'Stepchild,' the Grammy Pretelecast Ceremony to Be Spiffed Up and Dubbed 'The Premiere'

    December 29, 2014 1:23 PM EST "You have to remember, there are... how many categories?" multiple-Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper says, attempting to describe her experience as the 2014 host of the annual Grammy pretelecast ceremony, during which the 70 or so awards not broadcast on the televised main show are…

  5. Watch Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Stipe & Others Salute Stephen Colbert with Song

    December 19, 2014 1:22 AM EST Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M’s Michael Stipe and Barry Manilow were on hand to give Stephen Colbert a big-time send-off Thursday night.  They were just a few in a dizzying cast of musicians, movie and media personalities, athletes and politicians who joined in for a celebratory round…

  6. 'The Wall' Turns 35: Roger Waters Revisits Pink Floyd's Enduring Rock Opus

    November 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Pink Floyd ’s The Wall -- a dark and enduring rock masterpiece that deals with personal alienation juxtaposed against a backdrop of war and government corruption -- has been presented in many formats over the years. First came the 1979 double album (co-produced by Bob Ezrin) that spent 15…

  7. Hozier and Taylor Swift’s Mutual Admiration Society and More Insider Scoop

    November 14, 2014 4:28 PM EST What’s Cooking With Hozier And Taylor Swift? Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier , has formed quite a mutual admiration society with Taylor Swift . In early October, 24-year-old Swift shared an Instagram of herself enthusiastically air-drumming along to Hozier’s performance of …

  8. Cyndi Lauper Calls on Tony Awards to Reinstate Axed Sound Design Category

    November 14, 2014 10:01 AM EST A Tony Award committee will look into the decision earlier this year to scrap the handing out of awards for best sound design. The decision to drop the honors for Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical was made in June by the Tony Awards Administration Committee, and…

  9. Grammy Awards Pre-Televised Ceremony Gets a New Name

    November 06, 2014 4:28 PM EST It's a war on hyphens as the Recording Academy announces a name change for its pre-televised event on music's biggest night. The Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony , where the bulk of the day's statues are actually presented, is now officially the Grammy Awards Premiere…

  10. 10 Things We Learned From Cyndi Lauper's Reddit AMA

    November 04, 2014 7:00 PM EST In 1984, Cyndi Lauper used her, well, unusual style to her advantage, releasing She's So Unusual , the first debut female album to land four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Lauper recently told Billboard the songs contained "were about empowering all us freaks. We stood up…

  11. 'Voice' Runner-Up Jacquie Lee Shares Christina Aguilera's Advice

    November 04, 2014 4:00 PM EST 'When you're on the road and meeting all of these new people, you sort of lose your sense of reality and who you can trust.' Voice runner-up Jacquie Lee is ready to compete in the post-reality show music scene, which is much more cutthroat than any televised talent…

  12. Dionne Warwick on Why Social Media Isn't Her Thing: 'I Don't Do Twitter, I Don't Do Twatter'

    November 04, 2014 12:21 PM EST Dionne Warwick , 73, has revisited her huge hit catalog many times, most recently on 2012's Now: A Celebratory 50th Anniversary Album . But for her latest dip into the past, Feels So Good (Oct. 27, Bright Music), she opted to let some famous friends do the curating, including Cyndi…

  13. Cyndi Lauper on Her Iconic 'She's So Unusual' Album: The Songs 'Were About Empowering All Us Freaks'

    October 28, 2014 1:44 PM EDT Women didn't always rule the Hot 100 . In 1984, female artists accounted for only four of the 20 songs to reach No. 1: Deniece Williams , Tina Turner , Madonna and Cyndi Lauper , a Queens-born singer with a four-octave range and a Day-Glo sense of style. Lauper's 1983 solo debut,…

  14. How Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' Influenced 'Miami Vice' Director Michael Mann -- and Lorde!

    October 27, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Michael Mann doesn't see what the big deal is. "I guess Miami Vice was a radical departure from everything else that was on TV at the time," says Mann, executive producer of the series. But the tricks Mann and others incorporated, including the prominent use of current music…

  15. A Look Back at 1984: All of Our Coverage

    October 24, 2014 5:49 PM EDT The political and social disquiet of 1984 was reflected in a widespread sense that everything was up for grabs: gender identity ( Boy George , Annie Lennox ), sexual roles ( Madonna , Prince ), even the definition of rock and roll itself ( Van Halen adding synthesizers on the 1984 album,…

  16. Sting Reflects on Life at 63, His Own Mortality and a ‘Possible Third Act’

    October 20, 2014 1:39 AM EDT "I wouldn't normally do this," said Sting , grinning mischievously as he ambled onstage following the curtain call at the Oct. 2 preview performance of his new Broadway musical, The Last Ship . "But it's my birthday, and I always sing on my birthday." To the…

  17. Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame

    October 16, 2014 2:57 AM EDT Tom Petty, Vince Gill , Cyndi Lauper , Elvis Costello and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame . The organization announced its 2015 nominees Wednesday. Other performers up for the honor are Gloria…

  18. Watch Cyndi Lauper & Sara Bareilles Team Up to Fight Pediatric Cancer With Song Mashup

    September 25, 2014 7:51 PM EDT Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles have teamed with Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb for a new video combining the their songs "True Colors" and "Brave" in a new video dedicated to raising money to fight pediatric cancer.  Watch Sara Bareilles Sing 'Smile' Over Emmys…

  19. Broadway Will Dim Lights for Joan Rivers After All

    September 09, 2014 3:58 PM EDT Cyndi Lauper & other celebs fought to reverse Broadway League's decision. In the end, Broadway's leaders saw the light -- and decided to turn them off. Joan Rivers' Funeral: Howard Stern Gives Eulogy & Audra McDonald Sings   The Broadway League, which represents theater…

  20. Here's Every Musical Guest on 'The Simpsons' in Chronological Order

    August 21, 2014 6:30 PM EDT If you're not watching FXX's 'Simpsons' marathon, that's a paddlin' The longest-running TV marathon in history kicks off on Thursday when FXX starts airing every episode of the longest-running scripted primetime TV series ever: The Simpsons. Yep, all 25…

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