1. 'Southpaw' Dedicated to James Horner

    July 21, 2015 10:29 PM EDT Composer James Horner left a handful of film scores completed when he died in a plane crash last month. One of the first of those final compositions is the score for the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing film Southpaw , which hits theaters on Friday. The Weinstein Company is honoring Horner with a card…

  2. James Horner's Death Ruled Accidental

    June 26, 2015 5:27 AM EDT A Southern California medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday that Oscar-winning composer James Horner was the pilot killed in a plane crash this week, and the death has been ruled an accident. The cause of Horner's death was blunt force trauma from the crash, said Ventura…

  3. James Horner's 10 Best Movie Scores, Ranked

    June 24, 2015 6:53 PM EDT When a plane crash near Santa Barbara claimed the life of James Horner on Monday, June 22, the world lost one of its greatest cinematic composers. From his career jump-starting work in the Star Trek films to his frequent collaborations with directors Ron Howard, Mel Gibson, Michael Apted and…

  4. James Cameron Pays Tribute to Composer James Horner: 'The Orchestra Loved Him'

    June 23, 2015 4:14 PM EDT I was doing a lot of thinking about James when I heard the news and I checked online. The beginning and end of his filmography are films that he did, or would have done, with me. It’s a curious bookend. We both started out on the same film in 1980, and his last listed films are the  Avatar …

  5. James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    June 22, 2015 11:44 PM EDT James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams , Braveheart and Titanic , for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. Gone But Not Forgotten: Musicians In Memoriam 2015 His death…

  6. Plane Registered to 'Titanic' Composer James Horner Crashes, Killing Pilot

    June 22, 2015 9:32 PM EDT The crash occured Monday outside of Santa Barbara and is currently being investigated. A plane, believed to have been registered to film composer James Horner , crashed Monday in a remote area 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, killing the pilot, CBS 2 reports .  The crash took place near the…

  7. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 3

    July 15, 2011 6:55 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. 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. PEN PALS, READERS…

  8. St. Andrews A Cappella Group Caught In 'Royal Romance' With Kate Middleton

    April 18, 2011 4:56 PM EDT "The Other Guys," an all-male Scottish a cappella group, are caught in a "Royal Romance" with princess-to-be Kate Middleton, who is set to marry Prince William on Apr. 29. The singing group is comprised of students at the University of St. Andrews, Kate and the Prince'…

  9. Randy Newman, T Bone Burnett Earn Oscar Nominations

    February 02, 2010 11:11 AM EST R andy Newman has been nominated twice for an Academy Award in the category for music (best original song). The singer-songwriter is nominated for "Almost There" and "Down in New Orleans," both of which he wrote for the animated Walt Disney feature "The Princess and…

  10. 'Glee,' McCartney, U2 Earn Golden Globe Nominations

    December 15, 2009 1:33 PM EST The hit Fox comedy/musical "Glee" earned four nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, it was announced today (Dec. 15), while Paul McCartney and U2 picked up one nod each for Best Original Song. Singer Justin Timberlake read the full list of nominees with actors John…

  11. The Classic Chillout Album

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstr The star-studded tracklisting on…

  12. McCartney, Sting, Enya Garner Oscar Nods

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb. 12) when the nominees for the 74th annual Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles. This year's best original Musicians and songwriters were not left out of the Hollywood hubbub this morning (Feb.…

  13. Sting, Armstrong Take Musical Golden Globes

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sting won the Golden Globe for best original song - motion picture last night (Jan. 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif., for "Until ...," from the comedy "Kate & Leopold." The U.K. superstar's "My Funny Sting won the Golden Globe for best original song - motion…

  14. Epic Preps 'The Classic Chillout'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte Church, the late Eva Cassidy, and Maxwell, will be found on "The Classic Chillout Album," due March 26 from Epic. The col Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte…