1. Susan Boyle Says Asperger's Diagnosis Was A Relief

    December 08, 2013 11:49 AM EST 'Asperger's doesn't define me.' Singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition. Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago,…

  2. Justin Bieber Apologizes to London Fans for Show Delay, Citing 'Technical Issues'

    March 05, 2013 9:56 AM EST Singer claims he was only 40 minutes late -- not 2 hours as parents claim -- but says, "There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset" Justin Bieber apologized Tuesday to his young fans - and their outraged, overtired parents - after they accused him of taking the…

  3. Second Amy Winehouse Investigation Confirms Alcohol Death

    January 08, 2013 9:05 AM EST Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after a period of abstinence, a second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled that the 27-year-old soul singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" and recorded a…

  4. 'The Bodyguard' Musical Opens in London to Rave Reviews

    December 06, 2012 2:00 PM EST Does "The Bodyguard" have the muscle to be a hit? A stage musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner has opened at London's Adelphi Theatre to a mixed critical reception - but universal praise for its big-voiced star. Reviewers raved Thursday…

  5. Metallica's 'Quebec Magnetic' DVD Captures 'Two Phenomenal Shows'

    October 25, 2012 10:50 AM EDT Guitarist Kirk Hammett talks concert film, 3D film, and the follow-up to "Death Magnetic." Though a couple of video projects -- including a 3D movie for next year -- are dominating Metallica 's time at the moment, the group is getting ready to start making some new musical…

  6. Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years, Talk Tour 'in the Works'

    July 12, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Mick Jagger may rethink the words he sang more than 45 years ago - "What a drag it is getting old." Thursday marks 50 years since Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones , and the group is marking its half-century with no letup in its productivity or rock &…

  7. Spice Girls Reunite To Announce 'Viva London' Musical

    June 26, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The Spice Girls reunited onstage Tuesday to announce details of a musical based on their songs - a tale of fame and female friendship that will open in London in the fall. The music of the 1990s "girl power" group is being revived in "Viva Forever," which tells the story…

  8. Amy Winehouse Coroner Resigns, New Investigation Possible

    February 01, 2012 12:40 PM EST The coroner who oversaw the inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse has resigned after her qualifications were questioned, her boss said Wednesday -- raising the possibility the investigation may have to be held again. Winehouse's relatives said they were still absorbing the implications…

  9. T.I. Talks About Addiction To Pain Killers, Seeking Eminem's Advice

    November 22, 2010 11:28 AM EST T.I. is the cover subject of Vibe Magazine's Dec./Jan. 2011 issue, and the recently-incarcerated rapper talks to the publication about his addiction to pain killers and going to Eminem for advice on kicking the habit, among other things. I've heard you mention how the good that you&…

  10. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  11. Sequel To 'Phantom Of The Opera' Opens In London

    March 10, 2010 7:58 AM EST Will the magic of the Phantom strike twice for Andrew Lloyd Webber ? The theater world will make its judgment after Tuesday's (March 9) premiere in London of "Love Never Dies," the sequel to Lloyd Webber's global hit "Phantom of the Opera." "Phantom" is…

  12. Rihanna, "Rude Boy"

    February 26, 2010 2:58 PM EST With "Rude Boy," Rihanna delivers her most provocative lyrics and perhaps most authentic-sounding single to date. The singer makes good use of the song's title -- an old Jamaican slang term for lawless males -- and relishes her role as antagonist. "Come here rude boy, boy,…

  13. Homme, Astbury, Autolux Join UNKLE's 'War'

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D, Autolux, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Jeordie White and the Duke Spirit are among the guests on the third UNKLE album, "War Stories," due July 24 Josh Homme, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Massive Attack's 3D,…

  14. Film, TV Actors Take The Mic On 'Unexpected Dreams'

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Moulin Rouge" star Ewan McGregor and "Desperate Housewives" principal Teri Hatcher are among the actors that have been tapped to put their own spin on famous tunes on "Une Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Moulin Rouge" star Ewan…

  15. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  16. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  17. The Executioner's Last Songs: Volumes 2 and 3

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It may seem ironic to choose murder, torture and lawlessness as themes for a compilation to benefit the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, but Jon Langford & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts It may seem ironic to choose murder, torture and lawlessness as themes for a compilation to…

  18. Dance and Dense Denso

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST To stay on the leading edge of a genre requires energy, aggression, and iconoclasm. To stay on the leading edge of a genre requires energy, aggression, and iconoclasm. Mexico City rap-metal quartet Molotov succeeds on all three counts with Dance and Dense Denso, its first album in four years.…