1. Michael A. Hoey, Producer, Director & Elvis Screenwriter, Dies at 79

    August 19, 2014 7:13 PM EDT Michael A. Hoey , who wrote the screenplays for a pair of  Elvis Presley films and was the architect behind the 1966 cult science-fiction movie The Navy vs. the Night Monsters , has died. He was 79. Hoey, the son of English actor  Dennis Hoey -- who played the bumbling Inspector Lestrade in…

  2. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    August 12, 2014 8:09 PM EDT Hollywood's icon of cool won two Tonys for best actress in a musical. Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has…

  3. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  4. Neon Hitch Shows Who's 'Betta' with First No. 1 Solo Hit

    March 16, 2012 4:00 PM EDT After scoring a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as a guest vocalist on Gym Class Heroes ' "Ass Back Home" (which has climbed as high as No. 12 and is now No. 16), British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch notched her first No. 1 as a solo artist last week when her debut single, …

  5. Track Review: Neon Hitch, 'F--k You Betta'

    February 19, 2012 10:00 AM EST NEON HITCH "Fuck U Betta" (3:23) Producer: Benny Blanco Writers: Neon Hitch, Benjamin Levin, Lauren Christy Publisher: various Reprise Records Neon Hitch is no stranger to collaboration: with a guest spot on Gym Class Heroes' latest hit "Ass Back Home," and…

  6. Katie Melua, "The House"

    August 27, 2010 7:37 PM EDT After three albums that established her as a successful British female artist, no one can blame Katie Melua for staying the course. On her new album, "The House," Melua changes up dramatically, parting amicably with longtime collaborator Mike Batt and enlisting new producer William…

  7. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 1:56 PM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the record. Melua's fourth album is released by Dramatico May 24 in the U.K.…

  8. Aussie Rocker Billy Thorpe Dies

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today at Sydney's Vincent Hospital, after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. In the early '70s, Thorpe and his blues/rock band The Aztecs were the bigg Australian rock icon Billy Thorpe died earlier today (Feb. 28) at Sydney's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  10. Phair Play: Liz Indulges In The Major Label Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long ago the artist was fighting to get off the label. A critic's darling from the start, Capitol had expected the photogenic Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long…

  11. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair 'Phair' Enough Liz Phair's acclaimed early work for Matador was marked by oddball melodies and frank, conversational lyrics, best captured on her lo-fi 1994 Matador debut "Exile in Guyville." But that same combination failed to edge Phair toward superstardom…

  12. Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to be turned into a movie. Paramount Pictures has optioned the song and hired "ER" writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to Avril Lavigne's hit single "Sk8er Boi" is going to…

  13. The Matrix Gets Entangled With Bowie, Phair

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album, will be doing some production work on David Bowie's upcoming album. Matrix member Lauren Christy tells Billboard.com tha The Matrix, co-writers and producers of much of Avril Lavigne's …

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 29-Aug. 4, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Pet Shop Boys, Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, Coral, Ashanti, Coldplay. "VH1 All…

  15. Avril Lavigne's Music Takes Hold With 'Let Go'

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'm starting to make a big name for myself," exclaims Canadian skater-punk princess Avril Lavigne with wonderment. Indeed, with the artist's multi-format Arista single "Complicated" making inroads at top-40…