1. Quincy Jones Video Q&A: The Legend At 80

    March 14, 2013 4:06 PM EDT The maestro looks forward (and back). Q reflects on working with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and more, embracing a milestone birthday while his creativity continues apace. Stop. It’s the one concept Quincy Jones steers clear of while reflecting on his storied career on the eve of his…

  2. Quincy Jones' 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    March 14, 2013 3:23 PM EDT As Q turns 80, we rank the top 20 Hot 100 hits he's ever produced. Quincy Jones celebrates his 80th birthday today (March 14) and over his many fruitfull years in music, the legendary producer and musician has worked with countless greats including Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and…

  3. Depeche Mode Get Shout-Out as Sex Gods at SXSW Q&A

    March 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT Frontman Dave Gahan discussed past drug addiction and why the veteran band is at SXSW for the first time Just before the Mar. 26 release of Depeche Mode's 13th studio album, "Delta Machine," South By Southwest hosted a live Q&A with the band that gave insight into their…

  4. Depeche Mode Q&A: Dave Gahan Talks 'Delta Machine,' Massive Tour Plans

    March 08, 2013 3:25 PM EST "We're both in that place where we're in awe of life at the moment," says the Depeche frontman of working with bandmate Martin Gore. The release of a new studio album is business as usual for Depeche Mode, which has, like clockwork, issued a new full-length and embarked…

  5. Depeche Mode To Sit For First SXSW Interview

    March 06, 2013 5:50 AM EST Depeche Mode will give a rare conference appearance this March when they sit for an on-stage interview at South by Southwest. It’ll be the veteran British alternative rock group’s first visit to SXSW, and one of their first public outings since signing a worldwide deal last year with…

  6. Cher Signs Development Deal With Logo Network

    January 06, 2013 11:30 AM EST The actress and singer is working on a pilot script set in early 1960s Hollywood. Cher could be headed back to TV. More than 40 years after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premiered, Logo took the opportunity of Saturday's presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour to…

  7. Depeche Mode Announces New Album, Tour to Follow

    December 11, 2012 11:55 AM EST Depeche Mode has signed a new worldwide deal with Columbia Records and will release a new album in March 2013. The influential and critically acclaimed band, comprised of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, had previously spent its 30-year career with Warner Music…

  8. 'Smash' Casts Liza Minnelli for Season 2

    November 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST "Smash" is continuing to up the ante for its second season. The sophomore drama has tapped Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy winner Liza Minnelli to guest star as herself in a spring episode, NBC announced Tuesday. Minnelli will perform an original song from Marc Shaiman and Scott…

  9. 'Glee' Takes on 'Gangnam Style': Watch

    October 31, 2012 3:35 PM EDT First Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," now it's "Gangnam Style." "Glee" will continue to mine the latest in pop culture when the Fox musical covers global superstar PSY's Internet phenomenon during an episode slated to air toward the end of…

  10. Lesley Gore Leads 'You Don't Own Me' Lipsync Election PSA

    October 26, 2012 8:36 PM EDT Young women in fashion and entertainment -- including Alexa Chung, supermodel Karen Elson, fashion blogger/Rookie author Tavi Gevinson and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham -- are singing support for President Barack Obama's women's rights policies and asking women to vote for…

  11. 'Glee' Season 4 to Cover Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons

    September 06, 2012 9:15 AM EDT With "Glee" returning next week, the Fox dramedy offered loyal fans a first listen to the music from its fourth season premiere via Facebook on Wednesday. In addition to the previously reported cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," the "Glee" gang…

  12. Marvin Hamlisch's Impact: From Ragtime to Broadway Riches

    August 07, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Scott Joplin was a footnote in American musical history before Marvin Hamlisch got ahold of his ragtime music from the 1890s and early 20th century. Hamlisch arranged Joplin piano rags for "The Sting" to create a song-based score that connected with American audiences in a way…

  13. Top 5 Lollapalooza 'WTF?!' Moments

    August 01, 2012 4:00 PM EDT More than two decades into Lollapalooza's history, and there's no shortage of eyebrow-raising moments. Perry Farrell's formally touring, now Chicago-based fest started as alt-rock's time to shine -- a fact cemented by Rage Against the Machine and Courtney Love's…

  14. Weekly Chart Notes: Carly Rae Jepsen, Michael Jackson, Eric Church

    June 16, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Calling out some quirky chart feats as Carly Rae Jepsen tops the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Call Me Maybe.' A round-up of random facts in the wake of Carly Rae Jepsen now being chased by all the other boys (and girls and groups) on the Billboard Hot 100, where her "Call Me Maybe…

  15. Dave Gahan Talks Soulsavers, 'Punchier' Depeche Mode Songs

    May 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT D ave Gahan would love to be on the road with Soulsavers, the British production duo with whom he's just-released the album "The Light the Dead See." But there's the matter of this other band that he's in... Gahan is currently ensconced in New York with bandmates…

  16. 5 Cool Beach Boys Chart Facts

    May 25, 2012 12:20 PM EDT When "Kokomo" went to No. 1 in November 1988, it gave the Beach Boys the longest span of chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Some 24 years and four months had elapsed between the time "I Get Around" achieved pole position in 1964 and the coronation of…

  17. 'Once' Leads Tony Nominations, 'Spider-Man' Musical Snubbed

    May 01, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, got a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects. Two other musicals - "The Gershwins'…

  18. Jack White to Compose 'Lone Ranger' Score

    April 25, 2012 9:55 AM EDT Walt Disney Pictures has wrangled Jack White to compose the score for "The Lone Ranger." The studio announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning rocker will write, produce and perform the score for director Gore Verbinski's upcoming adaptation of "The Lone Ranger." "…

  19. Jason Mraz Is Focusing on Green Issues With New Album

    April 14, 2012 10:00 AM EDT How do you follow up the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 hit ever? For Jason Mraz , the answer is try and save the world. After "I'm Yours" lit up the Hot 100 with its easygoing ukulele licks and unapologetic optimism for a record 76 weeks ending in October 2009 (peaking at…

  20. 'Smash' Soundtrack Mixes Pop & Broadway Songs

    April 02, 2012 3:15 PM EDT NBC's Smash will build upon its previously released iTunes music on May 1 when the soundtrack to the Broadway drama is released. The official soundtrack will include 13 tracks, including original music created specifically for the NBC series by Tony and Grammy winners Marc Shaiman and…

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