1. Duncan Sheik on Scoring the Killer New Musical 'American Psycho'

    April 28, 2016 6:35 PM EDT Duncan Sheik and Benjamin Walker bring American Psycho to the stage “Flash your smile/Bare your teeth/They’ll never guess/What’s underneath” sing the chorus in American Psycho , the new musical based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis satirical novel which took a scalpel to the label-obsessed…

  2. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Roxette's 'Listen' Was Heard at No. 1

    November 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Twenty-six years ago, the Swedish pop duo scored its second Hot 100 topper – and made history. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mary J. Blige, the Beach Boys & Meat Loaf. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Nov. 2,…

  3. 'American Psycho' Musical Heading to Broadway

    July 23, 2015 7:52 PM EDT The musical based on the novel American Psycho is hoping to slay Broadway audiences. Producers said Thursday (July 23) that the show based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel will find a home in a yet-unnamed Shubert theater this winter, with previews starting Feb. 19. Benjamin Walker will play…

  4. 'American Psycho' Musical Off-Broadway Run Killed

    September 12, 2014 4:20 PM EDT The attempt by the American Psycho musical to come to New York isn't going smoothly. Kanye West vs. Huey Lewis: Whose 'American Psycho' Parody Is Better? The off-Broadway company Second Stage Theatre said Friday (Sept. 12) it will no longer stage the musical based on Bret…

  5. Darren Aronofsky to Direct Lou Reed, Metallica Video

    November 03, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Award-winning director Darren Aronofsky will direct a music video from the new Metallica and Lou Reed album, "Lulu." Best-known for his Oscar-nominated films "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler," Aronofsky will produce a video for the track, "Iced Honey."…

  6. Brian Wilson, The Roots, Chaka Khan Get Jazzy For Inaugural Blue Note Fest

    June 08, 2011 8:00 AM EDT With an already fantastic start featuring performances from Bobby McFerrin , George Porter Jr . and more, the first annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will continue with its wide-ranging lineup at NYC clubs through June 30. In addition to collaborating with an array of venues to showcase acts…

  7. Ask Billboard

    April 24, 2009 2:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. THE NUMBER 50, PART 1 Hi Gary, I love, love, love reading your Q&A column…

  8. 'Spring Awakening' Headed To Big Screen

    April 14, 2009 9:21 AM EDT McG is in talks to bring the Broadway rock musical "Spring Awakening" to the big screen, developing it with original book and lyrics writer Steven Sater. McG is attached to direct and would act as a producer. The project is not yet set up at a studio, though McG's Wonderland…

  9. Chart Beat

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Kanye West, Pink, Dolly Parton, Alicia Keys And More! KANYE, 50 CENT AND KENNY: The big news this week is the number of albums sold by the top three debuts on The Billboard 200. But since those sales figures are covered in other Billboard columns, let's focus here on the…

  10. Chart Beat

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses "High School Musical 2," "Hannah Montana," the Eagles and more! BACK TO 'SCHOOL': This week's album chart is all about "HSM2" and "HM2." "HSM2" is, of course, the soundtrack to the Disney Channel TV movie "…

  11. Chart Beat

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Maroon 5, Ne-Yo, Neil Sedaka and more! THE 'WONDER' YEAR: Maroon 5 will never forget 2007, the year the group achieved its first No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Nor will the members of the band ever forget how they achieved their first chart-topper: by breaking the…

  12. Sheik Juggling Broadway, Film Scores, Covers CD

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having conquered the Great White Way with "Spring Awakening," singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik's dance card is suddenly filled with more theater projects -- plus film prospects and a covers album. Having conquered the Great White Way with "Spring Awakening," singer…

  13. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

  14. Chart Beat Chat

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the Billboard Hot 100, longest-charting songs, disco/dance charts, Prince and more with readers. LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD Dear Fred, Recently I have become concerned about the accuracy of the Billboard Hot 100 with the advent of digital downloads. While the frequent turnover…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred chats with readers about charts, Madonna, digital downloads, Mary J. Blige and more. AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE 'REAL, REAL, REAL' THING Dear Fred, In Joel Whitburn's "Top Pop Singles" book, he sometimes lists the sales and airplay chart positions along with the…

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 ("Ain&…

  17. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band&…

  18. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  19. Fury and Spin

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jacob Zachary's debut sounds like a collection of basement songs from the boy next door, the quiet type who knows how to express his sincerest sentiments. Jacob Zachary's debut sounds like a collection of basement songs from the boy next door, the quiet type who knows how to express…

  20. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will…

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