1. R.E.M. Recruits James Franco, Albert Maysles to Helm 'Collapse Into Now' Videos

    March 03, 2011 9:07 PM EST Every song on the new R.E.M. album, "Collapse Into Now," will be accompanied by a short film created by 11 different filmmakers, among them documentarian Albert Maysles and Michael Stipe himself. Actor James Franco directs two of the films, for "That Someone is You" and …

  2. Michael Jackson's Last Home Up for Sale

    August 04, 2010 10:53 PM EDT The Los Angeles mansion where Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest last year is up for sale, with an asking price of $28.9 million, celebrity property website The Real Estalker said on Wednesday. Jackson was renting the seven-bedroom French Chateau-style house, located in the swanky…

  3. Lil Wayne Set To Test How Jails Handle Celebs

    March 01, 2010 12:25 PM EST Lil Wayne may be a self-professed gangsta with the gunshot wound to prove it, but he's made plenty clear how he feels about doing time behind bars. "I'd rather be pushin' flowers," he raps in 2008's "A Milli," "than to be in the pen sharin'…

  4. Producer Rob Fusari Dishes on Lady Gaga, Beyoncé

    February 24, 2010 3:17 PM EST Amid the high-gloss mix of teen-pop Cyranos, R&B blue-chippers and top 40 auteurs on Billboard's Top 10 Songwriters list (see page 14), only one name prompted sheepish shrugs and subsequent Googling in the Billboard offices. Lady Gaga 's most devoted "little monsters"…

  5. Lady Gaga: The Billboard Cover Story

    August 07, 2009 11:56 AM EDT Sprawled on her bed in an Amsterdam hotel, Lady GaGa is channeling Lady Godiva-sans the horse. While the 23-year-old has famously worn everything from Kermit the Frog to a hat made to resemble the solar system, today she's rocking the one constant in her ever shifting wardrobe-underpants…

  6. Il Divo

    May 14, 2009 11:34 AM EDT <sub_headline>The quartet takes opera to the masses. <br /> </sub_headline> The opening chords are unmistakable. It's one of the most iconic British pop songs of the '80s, with some of the most peculiar lyrics ("Protect you from the hooded claw, keep the…

  7. Lady Gaga / May 2, 2009 / New York (Terminal 5)

    May 04, 2009 1:35 PM EDT “I never imagined that at a club in New York City, this many people would come,” Lady Gaga gushed to a screaming, sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 on Saturday (May 2), before adding with a smile, “But you still throw beer on me.” The New York club scene, and beer throwing, is nothing new to the…

  8. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  9. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  11. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z…

  12. R.E.M. Premieres New Video At New York Show

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Stipe thinks the music video is a "dead medium" -- but the R.E.M. singer still wants the band's songs to be accompanied by some kind of visuals. Michael Stipe thinks the music video is a "dead medium" -- but the R.E.M. singer still wants the band's songs…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - French songwriter Anna Marly dies in her house in Alaska…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  15. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his h Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues…

  16. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z announces that he will trek to several countries plagued by the world's water crisis for the MTV documentary "Diary of Jay-Z: 2006 - At a press conference at the United Nations Def Jam president Jay-Z…

  17. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held at London's Earls Court. 2006 - French songwriter Anna Marly dies in her house in Alaska…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>An early collection of Shania Twain's work - recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain - is released by Jomato Records. The set, "Beginnings (1989-90)," predates t 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour…

  19. 'Little' Women

    October 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop stars arrive by the dozens, but 15-year-old Joanna Levesque (JoJo for short) has all but bypassed the teenie-bop phase, crafting tunes that can dwell comfortably on both the pop and AC charts Teen pop stars arrive by the dozens, but 15-year-old Joanna Levesque (JoJo for short) has…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

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