1. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 4:47 PM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.com gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best original score and song: Trent Reznor , A.R. Rahman …

  2. Watch: Kanye West Performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    November 25, 2010 7:27 PM EST K anye West played nice this Turkey Day, performing his song "Lost in the World," off his latest album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," atop a moving float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Video: Kanye West Performs "Lost in the World" During Macy&…

  3. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Stars Kanye West, Kung Fu Panda

    November 25, 2010 11:03 AM EST A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. As millions more watched the live broadcast…

  4. Kanye West, Jessica Simpson Performing at Macy's Parade

    November 02, 2010 3:15 PM EDT This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will have some big names to go along with the big balloons. Macy's on Tuesday announced the list of celebrity performers for the event later this month. It includes Kanye West , Jessica Simpson , Gladys Knight and Arlo Guthrie . Watch…

  5. Lil Wayne Ask Fans For Music Suggestions, Wants To Be In Greece

    October 13, 2010 1:27 PM EDT After previously announcing he wouldn't be able to write any more letters after going into solitary confinement, Lil Wayne has surprised his fans with yet another letter from jail. Posted today (Oct. 13) on his Weezythanxyou.com blog site, Weezy explains the rules for punitive…

  6. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Teases the 'Popular Kid,' RZA to Direct Russell Crowe

    September 15, 2010 6:07 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Strips, Teases Former Classmate Katy Perry held a surprise performance at her old high school yesterday (Sept. 14) and after stripping out of a cheerleader outfit into something more revealing, the 25…

  7. Punk Band Vandals Sued Over Logo

    September 10, 2010 8:06 AM EDT Hollywood trade newspaper Daily Variety is embroiled in heated litigation with California punk rock band the Vandals , whose bass player happens to be an attorney. The dispute began in 2004, when the Vandals released their 10th album, "Hollywood Potato Chip," which included the band…

  8. Jermaine Jackson Calls Chris Brown's MJ Tribute 'Spectacular'

    June 29, 2010 4:06 PM EDT A healthy debate is still being waged over whether Chris Brown's onstage meltdown during his BET Awards Michael Jackson tribute was real or exaggerated, but at least one celebrity is speaking out in support of the singer: Jermaine Jackson. Video: Jermaine Jackson talks Chris Brown Chris…

  9. RZA's 'Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix' Movie Trailer Debuts

    June 29, 2010 1:02 PM EDT "Fans of Kung Fu, this one's for you!" So begins the trailer for RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix," the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind's directorial debut. Video: RZA's "Wu-Tang Vs. the Golden Phoenix" Trailer The "brand new martial arts…

  10. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 3/06/10

    March 06, 2010 10:00 AM EST Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @iamlittleboots (Little Boots): Just saw a video of KRAZY…

  11. Raekwon Returns To Form With 'Cuban Linx...Pt. II'

    September 18, 2009 3:52 PM EDT J ay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" might be the week's No. 1 album, but the other major Sept. 8 hip-hop release, Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II," can still claim a victory. For three days during the week of its release, the Wu-Tang Clan member's…

  12. Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan Talks 'Popular Songs'

    September 16, 2009 9:47 AM EDT After adopting the name Condo Fu--s to release the all-covers record "Fu--book" (Matador) in March and scoring the Greg Mottola-directed film "Adventureland," Yo La Tengo 's studio album "Popular Songs" (which was released Sept. 8 on Matador) marks the band&…

  13. Woodstock At 40: Where Are They Now

    July 30, 2009 1:57 PM EDT Some are still active. Some are retired -- or semi-retired. And some aren't with us anymore. The performers of the original Woodstock Music & Arts Festival have traveled a variety of paths during the past 40 years. Here's a quick look at their current status: Joan Baez : Still…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2006 - Mariska Veres, singer for the Dutch group Shocking Blue, dies in The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 59. 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee,…

  15. Chart Beat Chat: The Jonas Brothers, 'Just Stand Up!,' Keith Urban And UB40

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss the Jonas Brothers, "Just Stand Up!," Keith Urban and more! THE COMPLETION PROCESS Dear Fred, First of all, thank you for always mollifying us chart freaks with answers about Billboard's chart policies! iTunes released four of the Jonas Brothers&…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts, including Larry Graham, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Richard Pryor, Dionne Warwick, Parliament Fu 2006 - Record executive Lou Wills, who helped Warner Bros. build a powerful lineup of acts,…

  17. Sophomore Annuals Album Due In October

    July 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock outfit Annuals will release its debut for Sony-distributed Canvasback Music, "Such Fun," on Oct. 7. Indie rock outfit Annuals will release its debut for Sony-distributed Canvasback Music, "Such Fun," on Oct. 7. The set was recorded in between the band's…

  18. Ten Minute Turns

    May 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Visual and audio art go hand in hand with Brooklyn's Ten Minute Turns. Visual and audio art go hand in hand with Brooklyn's Ten Minute Turns. Songwriting principals Alan Foreman and Roger Mason met while at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where "there were no other…

  19. Jack Black, Cee-Lo Go 'Kung Fu Fighting'

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jack Black and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo have teamed up for a cover of Carl Douglas' 1974 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" for the soundtrack to "Kung Fu Panda," an animated film in which Black stars. Jack Black and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo have teamed up for a cover of…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and more! YOU ARE THERE Hey, Fred. It's exciting to witness chart history [being made by] Mariah Carey and Madonna this week; Mariah's 18th No. 1 single ("Touch My Body") surpasses Elvis…

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