1. Taylor Swift, Jay Z & Beyonce, Janelle Monae Shine At Met Gala

    May 06, 2014 2:15 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in fashion and the entertainment industry donned their best formal attire, including sweeping ball gowns and the white-tie-and-tails ensembles men were told to wear, at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday night (May 5). Met Gala Red Carpet Photos: See Who The Stars Are…

  2. Radio Host Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53

    July 28, 2013 8:22 AM EDT Radio and TV personality David "Kidd" Kraddick, the high-octane host of the "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations in national syndication, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53. The…

  3. Dorothy McGuire of McGuire Sisters Dies

    September 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son's home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen…

  4. Skatalites Bassist Lloyd Brevett Dead at 80

    May 03, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Lloyd Brevett, the upright bass player and founding member of the seminal Jamaican ska group The Skatalites, died this morning at Andrews Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew, Jamaica where he was being treated following a stroke and a series of seizures. He was 80. The Skatalites were the…

  5. Scars on 45's Debut Album: First Listen

    April 09, 2012 10:20 AM EDT "I suppose that it's the end of an era for us," Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose says just weeks before his band's self-titled debut arrives April 10 on Atlantic's Chop Shop imprint. For the better part of the past three years, the Bradford, England-based quintet…

  6. Mary Bragg Credits Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood For Songwriting Chops

    December 07, 2011 12:20 PM EST Long before he was part of popular country trio Lady Antebellum , Dave Haywood acted as engineer and producer for his friend, Mary Bragg. The two met in high school and started singing together their first week of college. With adjacent dorm rooms at the University of Georgia, Haywood and…

  7. Lefty Frizzell's Brother Looks to Change Singer's Wild Reputation

    November 21, 2011 2:20 PM EST There's no doubting that William Orville Frizzell was a hero. Better known as "Lefty," the singer - whose string of classic hits included "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time" and "Saginaw, Michigan," has influenced many artists of his time…

  8. Tim Robbins Talks Debut Album, 'Real Experience' of Live Shows

    July 12, 2011 3:45 PM EDT The first album from actor-director Tim Robbins grew out of an emotionally rough patch he was going through. Attempting to clear his head, Robbins retreated to his studio and penned 15 songs, which might have never seen the light of day had he not told producer Hal Wilner about them. "I…

  9. Billboard Bits: Kanye May Perform at NBA All-Star Game, Controversial Justin Bieber Quote Amended

    February 17, 2011 7:15 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kanye West To Perform with Rihanna at NBA All-Star Game? Kanye West may join Rihanna as a performer during the NBA All-Star Halftime Show this Sunday (Feb. 20). While West's appearance has not yet been…

  10. Madonna Injured In Hamptons Horsing Accident

    April 20, 2009 9:44 AM EDT A photographer who says he captured images of Madonna after she fell off a horse in the Hamptons over the weekend disputes the singer's account of how the accident happened. Madonna's spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg says the singer took the tumble Saturday when her horse was spooked by…

  11. Madonna Loses Adoption Bid In Malawi

    April 03, 2009 9:43 AM EDT Madonna will not be allowed to adopt a second child from Malawi, a 4-year-old girl named Mercy James, the African country's High Court ruled on Friday. The ruling will please campaigners who say authorities have given the singer special treatment. Malawi's government, which came…

  12. Crosby, Stills & Nash Ready To Hit The Studio

    February 02, 2009 1:07 PM EST With his "Reflections" box set coming tomorrow (Feb. 3), Graham Nash is looking ahead to mining the past on a number of other projects -- including a new Crosby, Stills & Nash covers album the trio is making with producer Rick Rubin. "I just had David and Stephen at my…

  13. The Billboard Q&A: Neil Young

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With his alternative-fuel equipped 1982 Mercedes parked in front, on this day Young was particularly excited, as Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced impeachment articles seeking the remo In the spring of 2006, Neil Young was just a year removed from a near-fatal aneurysm when he…

  14. Nash Looks Back With Extensive Boxed Set

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Looking back with an eye on the future is what Graham Nash has been up to these days. The rock veteran tells Billboard.com he's putting the finishing touches on a 65-song career-retrospective box set, Looking back with an eye on the future is what Graham Nash has been up to these days.…

  15. Spice Girls Kicking Off World Tour In L.A.

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls today (June 28) confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept secrets when they announced they would reunite for a world tour. The five-piece group will perform 11 dates in eight countri The Spice Girls today (June 28) confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept…

  16. Chart Beat

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST This week's examination of Billboard's chart stats is overwhelmingly country, with George Strait, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash all in the spotlight, along with hip-hop act D4L and late STRAIT TO NO. 1: A chart record that has stood unchallenged for almost 20 years…

  17. Hymns From My Heart

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to being the matriarch of a modern gospel dynasty (the Winans, BeBe & CeCe, Angie & Debbie), Delores "Mom" Winans is a wonderfully gifted artist in her own right. In addition to being the matriarch of a modern gospel dynasty (the Winans, BeBe & CeCe, Angie …

  18. Update: New York Dolls Bassist Dies

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the group's manager confirms to Billboard.com. He was 55. New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane died last night (July 13) in Los Angeles due to complications from leukemia, the…

  19. Violinist Isaac Stern Dies At 81

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died…