1. Don Omar: Wisin & Yandel Are Breaking Up

    May 04, 2013 5:48 PM EDT Reggaeton star Don Omar said at his concert late Friday that the popular Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin and Yandel is breaking up. Accompanied by Yandel, Don Omar praised his future as a soloist. Manager Edgar Andino neither confirmed nor denied the announcement in an interview with…

  2. Usher Prepares for Film Role as Sugar Ray Leonard

    May 04, 2013 9:29 AM EDT Grammy-winning singer Usher believes his dancing skills will help him in his upcoming role as Sugar Ray Leonard in " Hands of Stone ," a new boxing film about the great brawler Roberto Duran . Usher said he has been preparing to play Leonard — a fighter with fast hands, smooth…

  3. Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

    April 04, 2013 4:10 PM EDT Roger Ebert, the ardent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who put his indelible thumbprint on the history of film criticism forged from spending a lifetime at the movies, has died, the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. He was 70. In early December, the most famous movie critic of all time…

  4. Dave Grohl's SXSW Keynote Urges Artists to Find Their Voice, Chides Negativity

    March 14, 2013 4:20 PM EDT Foo Fighters frontman cracks jokes about Bruce Springsteen, talks Nirvana's rise to fame and why he dropped out of school to play music: "I burned inside" "The musician comes first" was Dave Grohl's mantra during his keynote speech Thursday at South By…

  5. Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and More to Headline Latin Songwriters Gala

    March 11, 2013 3:25 PM EDT Rubén Blades, Cristian Castro, Natalie Cole and Draco Rosa are among the artists set to perform at the Latin Songwriters Hall of fame first induction gala. The black tie event, celebrating the rich past and current popularity of Latin song, will take place April 23rd at Miami's New…

  6. Mumford & Sons Win Top Prize at Fun.-filled Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2013 11:34 PM EST Artists responsible for two of the biggest-sellers of 2012 were rewarded with Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Staples Center, a rare moment in which public taste and the ballots of Recording Academy voters were in sync. CLICK FOR WINNERS Fun. was named best new artist and their "We…

  7. Black Keys, Drake, Gotye Among Grammys Pre-Telecast Winners

    February 10, 2013 7:57 PM EST The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach had three Grammys in his possession before the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast began Sunday night. Auerbach was named producer of the year, non-classical, and the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" was named best rock song and "El Camino"…

  8. Dido Ends Hiatus, Debuts 'Girl Who Got Away' Songs in London

    February 01, 2013 6:50 PM EST "I won't take so long with the next one," she says at exclusive concert previewing her first album since 2008 Dido made a triumphant live return in London Thursday night (Jan. 31), performing an exclusive acoustic set to invited guests and media at a private members'…

  9. Paul Dano to Play Young Brian Wilson in Upcoming Biopic

    January 18, 2013 11:15 AM EST Paul Dano will step behind the mic to star in Love & Mercy, River Road's unconventional biopic of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.   Meanwhile, Atticus Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score to The Social Network, is in talks to compose the film's…

  10. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  11. 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Playlists: Songs for Bella, Edward & Jacob

    November 15, 2012 7:30 PM EST With "Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" hitting theaters across the U.S. on Friday (November 16), Twihards are grabbing bags of popcorn, voting Team Edward or Team Jacob, and preparing to watch as the epic series reaches its conclusion. In honor of what is sure to be a blockbuster…

  12. Juan Luis Guerra Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    September 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT A slew of Latin artists, from pop star Ricardo Arjona to Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and rockers Carla Morrison and Juanes , are nominated for Album of the Year for the 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards, airing live Nov. 15. The avalanche of names…

  13. MNDR: Style Council

    August 23, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Chart Article "It's not really that different from when I was a teenager," says Amanda Warner, front-woman of MNDR, concerning her style. "I've always been a tomboy, so I don't really worry about hair, makeup and those things." Touting a wardrobe consisting…

  14. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's…

  15. Pink Premieres French-Themed 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' Video: Watch

    July 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Just call her Madame Pink . The pop star debuted the video for "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" on Thursday, with the black-and-white video paying homage to vintage French cinema. The palette's broken only by red wine -- spilled on Pink's unfortunate lover. The video, directed by…

  16. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Releases First Single With New Band

    June 22, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Sonic Youth fans were in a tizzy in November when rock's longtime king and queen, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon , announced they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. But just because Sonic Youth is now on an "indefinite hiatus" doesn't mean the music is going…

  17. Mickey Hart Travels Across the Universe on 'Mysterium Tremendum'

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mickey Hart has tapped into the sounds of the universe and the heart of the Grateful Dead for his latest band's first album, "Mysterium Tremendum." The percussion virtuoso tells Billboard.com that he built the songs from the 12-song set from celestial sound waves captured by…

  18. Country Hall Highlights Bakersfield Sound

    April 06, 2012 5:00 PM EDT There was something about the California sound of country music. It sparkled on the airwaves as much as the flamboyant stage attire that the artists who made the music wore on stage. For a while, it seemed like there was somewhat of a tug-of-war between the music scene there, and the one in…

  19. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  20. Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies at 64

    March 05, 2012 7:15 AM EST Gave Sammy Hagar His Big Break: 'It's a Shame to Lose Ronnie,' Red Rocker Says Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and helped launch the career of Sammy Hagar, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, says Montrose died Saturday at his home…

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