1. Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making 'Noise in My Head,' Aerosmith & 'Idol,' Johnny Depp & More

    May 03, 2011 12:52 PM EDT It's a sunny day in Laurel Canyon, and Steven Tyler is shouting, "Author! Author!" before he heads to work to hear the "American Idol" contestants sing a bunch of Carole King songs. There's reason for his ebullience, of course; besides his stint as an "…

  2. Charlie Sheen Redeems Self in Second New York Show

    April 11, 2011 8:46 AM EDT After bombing in New York on Friday night, Charlie Sheen returned to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday and received two standing ovations. "The show is entirely different from Friday night," TMZ wrote in its play-by-play of Sheen's sixth stop on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth…

  3. Tony Bennett Taps Amy Winehouse for 'Duets II,' Due in September

    March 25, 2011 2:13 PM EDT T ony Bennett will sing alongside a laundry list of pop stars -- including the reclusive Amy Winehouse -- on "Tony Bennett: Duets II," the follow-up to his 2006 release "Duets: An American Classic." Winehouse, Lady Gaga , Carrie Underwood and Michael Buble will all…

  4. Tommy Lee Developing Travel Series for Syfy Network

    March 22, 2011 8:01 AM EDT Tommy Lee has gone from studying in college to studying the world. The former Motley Crue drummer is developing "Culture Shock With Tommy Lee," an investigative travel show for Syfy,The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Monday. Following NBC's six-episode run of "Tommy Lee Goes…

  5. 'Glee' Star Chris Colfer Reacts to Golden Globe Nominations

    December 14, 2010 5:13 PM EST Chris Colfer couldn't have been more excited to pick up his first Golden Globe nomination for supporting actor, for his performance as teen Kurt Hummel on Fox's sophomore hit "Glee." The actor said the dramedy's success was "like the Soviet Union: it's…

  6. Quincy Jones Looks Back with All-Star Tribute Album

    November 15, 2010 11:10 AM EST Reflecting on his game-changing career, industry legend Quincy Jones says there's one memento he especially treasures. It's a picture Duke Ellington signed in 1973 after Jones had wrapped his first TV production: a CBS special in tribute to the pioneering jazz pianist/composer. The…

  7. Quincy Jones ' Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Track-By-Track

    November 04, 2010 12:35 PM EDT The name of Quincy Jones ' latest, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra," doesn't betray the depth of music's past, present and future its 15 tracks embody. On the album, due Nov. 9, the legendary producer and musician reinterprets several of the hits and collaborations he's…

  8. Amy Winehouse Song for Quincy Jones, 'It's My Party,' Leaks

    November 02, 2010 6:58 PM EDT A my Winehouse's first new recording in four years has hit the web: "It's My Party," a cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 original that will appear on Quincy Jones soon-to-be released compilation album "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Amy Winehouse, "It's My Party…

  9. 'Social Network' Trailer Lands Record Deal for Scala & Kolacny Brothers

    October 01, 2010 12:15 PM EDT The two-minute trailer for David Fincher's "The Social Network" features shots of alcohol-filled college parties, scantily clad teenage girls and Justin Timberlake -- seemingly the perfect recipe for a light teen comedy. Yet as a cover of Radiohead 's "Creep"…

  10. Sara Bareilles Sings from the 'Heart' At L.A. Show

    September 30, 2010 10:26 AM EDT Judging from her recent No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart, Sara Bareilles has quite a following. And while chart position says a lot about broad consumer appeal, she is much more than the typical studio musician who can sell albums. Tuesday's sold-out show at the Orpheum…

  11. Amy Winehouse Sings Again on Quincy Jones Album

    September 08, 2010 4:14 PM EDT A my Winehouse is making music again. Quincy Jones says the five-time Grammy winner's first new track in years will appear on his forthcoming album, "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra." Winehouse has been known more for her personal problems than her music in recent years, and hasn't…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bieber Director Drops Out, Joe Perry Slams Steven Tyler

    August 04, 2010 7:29 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Bieber Biopic Director Drops Out Davis Guggenheim has reportedly backed out of directing Justin Bieber's upcoming 3D biopic. According to Deadline, the filmmaker -- who is known for directing "An…

  13. 10 Awesome & Awful Lollapalooza Moments

    August 04, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Since kicking off in 1991, Lollapalooza has had its fair share of ups and downs. With a comfortable residence in Chicago's Grant Park and an all-star 2010 lineup that includes Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, Lollapalooza is set to produce even more rock memories this year. Before…

  14. Stereo Total, "Baby Ouh!"

    June 01, 2010 10:06 AM EDT Stereo Total 's newest release, "Baby Ouh!," serves up the French-German electro-pop duo's biggest helping of kitsch and quirk to date. But band members Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring might've gone overboard this time around. With a recurring carnival-like theme,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Lady Gaga, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Greg Dulli and More

    February 18, 2010 7:05 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Lady Gaga wants to put jimmy hats on her fans' little monsters as she joins with fashion designer Jeremy Scott to promote his Proper Attire line of prophylactics. "It's not…

  16. Taking Peaks, Part 1: Nos. 100-76

    January 05, 2010 4:25 PM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  17. Rob Zombie Tour Goes On Despite "Hellbilly 2' Album Delay

    October 28, 2009 9:04 AM EDT R ob Zombie decided to push back the release date of his "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" album because "everything was turning into a chaotic mess." Zombie's fourth solo studio album -- and the sequel to his 1998 solo debut -- was originally slated to come out on Nov. 17. But he…

  18. Jennifer Hudson Christmas Special Slated

    October 07, 2009 11:16 AM EDT Former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson is coming home to television for the holidays with a primetime music special slated to air on ABC. "Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas" will air in December and feature the singer-actress reliving her childhood…

  19. Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Black Star In 'Brutal Legend'

    September 28, 2009 1:31 PM EDT Amid the din of all the other music-based games being released this fall comes a decidedly unique twist on the convergence between music and videogames: "Brütal Legend." Unlike the play-along focus of the "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" franchises, "Brütal…

  20. Feist Joins Kings Of Convenience In New York

    September 11, 2009 12:40 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Leslie Feist made a surprise appearance last night (Sept. 10) at Kings Of Convenience 's sold-out show at New York's Bowery Ballroom, joining the Norwegian duo for the songs "The Build-Up" and "Know How." Feist sang "The Build-Up"…

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