1. 'Phil Spector' Trailer Hits the Web

    February 06, 2013 5:42 AM EST HBO Films has released its first trailer promoting the upcoming Al Pacino-starring biopic on imprisoned record producer Phil Spector. In the clip, Pacino's Spector is shown in full flight, firing rounds into the ceiling of a studio, ranting in court and taking abuse from supporters of…

  2. Rolling Stones Start Up Reunion With London Blowout

    November 26, 2012 11:30 AM EST th Anniversary Kicks Off at O2 ... Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor Make Rare Cameos ... Mary J. Blige and Jeff Beck Guest Star ... 150 Minutes of Sweaty Rock n' Roll "It took us 50 years to get from Dartford to Greenwich," said Mick Jagger to 20,000 close friends on Sunday night, at…

  3. Hot Tours: Barbra Streisand Tops with North American Performances

    November 20, 2012 12:05 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 million at the box office from 10 concerts in nine…

  4. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Reunites With 'Blood' Director

    August 15, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Scores Soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' ... Album Out Sept. 11 While Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood seems busy enough recording albums and touring with his band, he still has time for his own musical endeavors. Nonesuch Records announced Tuesday that…

  5. Kenny G Files for Divorce

    August 13, 2012 9:22 PM EDT Kenny G is playing the final note on his marriage after 20 years. Court records show the musician filed for divorce Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The 56-year-old married Balynda Helene Benson-Gorelick in April 1992 and the former couple has a 14-year-old son. He…

  6. Madonna's Shoe Line Sells Out in London, Hits U.S. Shelves

    July 31, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Madonna's overwhelming success seems to have carried over into her latest venture: her Truth or Dare shoe line. The Queen of Pop has proven she knows a thing or two about shoes, as her soles have already sold out. Madge's line, housed in a pop-up shop in Selfridges' Oxford…

  7. Naomi Judd Gets a Radio Talk Show on SiriusXM

    June 01, 2012 10:55 AM EDT Naomi Judd's new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net and even the country star says with a laugh she isn't sure that's a great idea. "If you've been at a press conference, you know I've said things I haven't thought of -- whoa," Judd…

  8. Ed Helms: Bluegrass Ambassador, Tiger Bed Maker, 'Office' Optimist

    May 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Talks L.A. Bluegrass Situation, John C. Reilly's Great Voice & the 'Work Cut Out for Us' If 'The Office' Gets Another Season The 3rd annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation will be taking place this weekend. Conceived by Largo proprietor Mark Flanagan and comic actor Ed…

  9. Paul Williams Doc Headed for Theaters

    March 13, 2012 7:40 AM EDT The Paul Williams documentary will receive a theatrical release in June from Abramorama, the company that distributed "Pearl Jam Twenty," "Anvil!" and "Neil Young Trunk Show," director Stephen Kessler said Monday. Kessler's warm and engaging "Paul…

  10. Private Funeral Held for Davy Jones

    March 08, 2012 11:20 AM EST A private funeral was held for Davy Jones of The Monkees near his home in Florida on Wednesday, a spokesman told Reuters . Family members, including his wife and daughters, attended the small service. Remembering Davy Jones • SLIDESHOW: Davy's Life in Pics • Davy Jones Dead at 66 • Band&…

  11. Davy Jones Funeral: Surviving Monkees May Not Attend

    March 05, 2012 3:05 PM EST Micky Dolenz talks family's wish to have low-key burial, but says "I can see us getting together to do a memorial concert" The planned public memorials for the late Davy Jones may be where the surviving Monkees members give their goodbyes to their bandmate. Jones'…

  12. Davy Jones Died in His Stable, Spokesperson Says

    March 02, 2012 8:13 PM EST The heart attack that killed Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones came while the singer was in his stable surrounded by his beloved horses. The star's spokeswoman, Helen Kensick, offered the detail Friday, two days after Jones died in Florida. She says Jones spent his final days surrounded by…

  13. 'Glee' Recap: The One With Synchronized Swimming In It

    January 18, 2012 8:15 AM EST We return from "Glee's" winter hiatus and .... yeah. It was an episode, and the music was fine and things happened in the plot, but there really wasn't much to get excited about in "Yes/No" since we pretty much knew the answer to the big proposal question, at…

  14. Ask Billboard: Say Good 'Night' to Gaga's Streak?

    January 15, 2012 6:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We'll take a…

  15. Dick Clark: 40th New Year's Eve Bash to Feature Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber

    December 29, 2011 5:10 PM EST Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution. "New Year's Rockin' Eve," with Clark and Ryan Seacrest, pays…

  16. Suge Knight Producing Music for Suge Knight Documentary

    September 28, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Suge Knight will finally speak on the highs and lows of his life. Showtime will produce a feature-length documentary, tentatively titled " Suge Knight ," about the infamous co-founder of Death Row Records, according to the NY Times . Suge will not only speak on the rise and fall of…

  17. Michael Bolton: Recording Duets Album was 'Like Giving Birth 21 Times'

    July 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton says his latest album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection," was "like giving birth 21 times or something." And it wasn't initially planned as a duets album, either. Bolton tells Billboard.com that he was thinking duets would comprise "maybe half"…

  18. Lil Wayne Extends 'I Am Still Music' Tour

    May 09, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Peeps can't get enough of Weezy . The Grammy award winner will extend his 2011 North American tour, "I Am Still Music," through the summer. On the second leg of the tour, Lil Wayne will bring on board Rick Ross , Keri Hilson , Lloyd and Far East Movement . Before hitting the…

  19. Foo Fighters Rock 'SNL,' Dave Grohl Admires Helen Mirren's Cleavage

    April 10, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Just a few days before their "Wasting Light" album hits stores, the Foo Fighters took to "SNL" Apr. 9 to perform their single "Rope," and the set's closing track "Walk." Watch the band rock "Rope" here: And "Walk" here: Foo…

  20. Billboard Bits: Matthew Morrison to Duet With Paltrow on Solo Album, Bowie's Lost Album Leaks

    March 22, 2011 7:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee's' Matthew Morrison to Duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on Solo Album Matthew Morrison is set to duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on his self-titled solo album, out May 10. Morrison and Paltrow, who have…

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