1. Ted Nugent on Running for President: 'Sure, Why Not?'

    November 04, 2013 9:19 PM EST He's teased it for months, but it appears Ted Nugent may be seriously considering -- if not fully preparing -- a bid for President of the United States. In an interview Monday with Detroit's WCSX, Nugent touched on his political aspirations. "I have threatened to run for…

  2. Ledisi Seeks ‘The Truth’ With New Album

    November 02, 2013 3:39 PM EDT “This is the fastest album I’ve ever done,” Grammy Award-nominated singer Ledisi says with a hearty laugh. “It usually takes me forever.” The Verve artist is talking about her upcoming seventh album, "The Truth."  Preceding its Feb. 11 release is lead single “I Blame You.”…

  3. Dylan Fest Set for New York and San Francisco

    October 24, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Dhani Harrison and Jason Isbell lead lineup of performers The folk music charity festival Dylan Fest has announced plans for a 13th consecutive New York showing, as well as its first ever stop in San Francisco. On Nov. 11 and 12, Dylan Fest will take on New…

  4. Eminem Returning to 'SNL' In November

    October 16, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Eminem will make his sixth trip to Studio 8H as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 2, NBC announced on Wednesday. The Detroit rapper's performance will hype his eighth studio album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," out Nov. 5, and viewers should expect to…

  5. Coldplay to be Honored for 'Hunger Games' Song at Hollywood Film Awards

    October 16, 2013 1:42 AM EDT For their hit song "Atlas" on the soundtrack to the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay -- composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland -- will receive this year's Hollywood…

  6. Dogfish Head Releasing Grateful Dead-Themed Beer

    October 09, 2013 10:06 PM EDT The Grateful Dead lives on with Cherry Garcia, an ice cream flavor offered by Ben & Jerry's that is named after Jerry Garcia, the band's late frontman. Now, the legendary rock band finds itself part of a drink -- an alcoholic beverage, at that. Delaware craft brewery Dogfish…

  7. John Lennon's Hollywood Star Defaced

    October 07, 2013 8:16 PM EDT When Gillian Lomax, who spent six years on radio KLOS's Breakfast with the Beatles, led her A Magical History Tour group to John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next to Capitol Records on Vine Street on Oct. 5, she discovered that vandals had besmirched it with…

  8. 'Kinky Boots' Kicks Up a Quick Profit on Broadway

    October 04, 2013 1:49 AM EDT Demonstrating once again that winning the Tony Award for best musical is a major asset at the box office, the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots has recouped its initial investment of $13.5 million in a remarkably swift 30 weeks of performances. Based on the 2005 Miramax film of the same name,…

  9. 'Star Wars' Theme Named Favorite Movie Soundtrack

    September 30, 2013 1:08 AM EDT The Star Wars theme has been named Britain's favorite movie soundtrack in a BBC poll. "With almost a quarter of the audience votes, John Williams’ 'Star Wars Theme' topped a list that spans 64 years of cinema soundtrack history," the BBC said. "Williams'…

  10. Linda Ronstadt Loses Voice, Stays Positive: 'I Got to Live Out My Dreams'

    September 25, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Talks motivation for writing a new memoir and why she decided to reveal she had Parkinson's disease: "If I didn't say anything people were going to say I'm drunk" Like many of her peers, part of Linda Ronstadt's motivation to write the just-published "…

  11. Liberace Biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' Wins Big at Emmy Awards

    September 23, 2013 5:01 AM EDT The Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” won three trophies at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. The HBO show took out the category for best TV movie and its lead Michael Douglas won for best actor, his first Emmy. In his acceptance speech,…

  12. Grace Jones Memoir Due Out Next Fall

    September 19, 2013 12:11 AM EDT Grace Jones, who once vowed she'd never write a memoir, has changed her mind. The model, actress, singer and Studio 54 legend has an agreement with Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out next fall. Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book…

  13. Billy Currington, 'We Are Tonight': Video Premiere

    September 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT The "Hey Girl" singer talks up his new album, "We Are Tonight" and gives Billboard a first look at his next video If, after listening to Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight" album you are singing along with the lyrics with a smile, then the singer…

  14. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum Embrace ACM Honors

    September 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT The Academy of Country Music paid a rare visit to Music City on Tuesday night for the 7th Annual ACM Honors show at the Ryman Auditorium. A program designed to salute those ACM Award winners who are not awarded during the CBS telecast this past April, the night was a balanced mix of winners…

  15. Liberace's Ex-Lover Dodges Jail Despite Failed Drug Test

    September 12, 2013 12:27 AM EDT An ex-lover of Liberace who was the subject of an HBO film on the life of the pianist got a lecture Wednesday from a judge who said he was not impressed with his "so-called celebrity status" but again agreed to spare him from prison time after testing positive for methamphetamine…

  16. Michael Bolton Talks Memoir, Hits and What 'Jack Sparrow' Has Wrought

    September 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Word is out," quipped Michael Bolton, "that I might have a sense of humor." The superstar singer who has sold out arenas was speaking Monday night in a much more intimate venue, the 92nd Street Y (92Y) on Manhattan's Upper East Side.    Bolton was describing the…

  17. Craig Morgan's 'Journey' Meant Revisiting Past Hits for New Album

    August 30, 2013 9:45 AM EDT In his decade-plus career, Craig Morgan hasn't covered any other artists on record. However, on his new album "The Journey: Livin' Hits" (Sept. 3), the singer re-imagines quite a few tracks that have been recorded before -- from himself. Morgan has re-cut six songs that…

  18. Liberace’s One-Time Las Vegas Mansion Sells For Just $500,000

    August 30, 2013 12:20 AM EDT A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer. The buyer - Martyn Ravenhill - closed the deal on Aug. 23 for $29,000 below its list…

  19. New Carole King Musical To Star Jessie Mueller

    August 12, 2013 11:38 PM EDT Jessie Mueller has nabbed a beautiful Broadway role - she'll be playing celebrated songwriter Carole King in a new musical about the woman who wrote such hits as "It's Too Late" and "You've Got a Friend." Producers said Monday that Mueller, who was last on…

  20. One Direction Wins Big, 'Glee' Triumphs at Teen Choice Awards

    August 11, 2013 11:54 PM EDT The boys of One Direction were among the night's biggest winners at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held Sunday (Aug. 11) in Los Angeles. The British boyband was the recipient of four different awards, including Choice Summer Tour, Choice Group, Choice Single ("Live While We&…

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