1. Barbra Streisand Belts Hits, Jabs Romney at Brooklyn Homecoming

    October 12, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center. Thursday night's three-hour show was Streisand's return to her hometown, where she's also performing Saturday on her "Back to…

  2. Justin Bieber to Appear on 'The Simpsons'

    August 22, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Springfield is about to get a lot more "swaggy": Justin Bieber announced yesterday that he will be making a cameo on the upcoming 24th season of "The Simpsons." "Just did a voice over for the SIMPSONS!!! #swaggy," the Canadian pop star tweeted (and then later…

  3. The Beat 8/8: Aguilera's 'Christmas,' Drake's Aaliyah Track, Pink's CoverGirl Gig

    August 08, 2012 4:29 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, August 8 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. dishes the latest…

  4. 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…

  5. Marvin Hamlisch, Composer, Dead at 68

    August 07, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli React to Loss of Film, Stage Legend Marvin Hamlisch, the legendary film and musical composer whose long list of credits include "The Way We Were," "The Sting" and "A Chorus Line," died Monday following a brief illness, his…

  6. Sting, Spektor, Groban Join Joshua Bell 'At Home'

    September 02, 2009 9:04 AM EDT Sting, Regina Spektor, Josh Groban and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti are among the guests who join violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on his new album, "At Home With Friends." The sixteen song set, which also features appearances by Dave Grusin and Anoushka Shankar, was born out of the…

  7. Ask Billboard: Instrumentals, Part 2

    July 31, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. MORE MORE THAN WORDS Thanks to all who posted comments below last week's…

  8. June 2, 2009

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rock pioneer Bo Diddley dies of heart failure in Archer, Fla., at the age of 79. 2006 – Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commits suicide in Sonoma County, Calif. He is 55. 2000 – Western swing pioneer Adolph Hofner dies at his home in San Antonio. He is 84. 1999 – Junior Braithwaite,…

  9. Beasties Rock NYC Benefit, Hit The Studio

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a charity show in conjunction with MTV and VH1. Proceeds benefited the Institute for Music The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona…

  11. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona…

  12. 49OnTV

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 4-10, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 4 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Chanticleer/Ettore Stratta (also scheduled: Cate Blanchett, Gisele Bundchen. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): 50 Cent, Eminem, Lloyd Banks, Cashis. "…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is indicted in New York Criminal Court on two assault charges stemming from the Dec. 1 stabbing of record executive Lance "Un" Rivera.<br c 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack,…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  15. Hart, Hollander Feted For Music Therapy Work

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Percussionist Mickey Hart and concert pianist Lorin Hollander will be honored at the third annual Music Has Power Awards Dec. 1 in New York. Presented by the Institute for Music and Neurologic Functio Percussionist Mickey Hart and concert pianist Lorin Hollander will be honored at the third…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  17. Sweet Smell of Success

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. It's hard to make a memorable cast album from a show most people would like to forget. Sweet Smell of Success soured critics when it opened on Broadway this spring, and this score makes the main…

  18. ABBA Musical Nabs Tony Noms

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for the ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced…

  19. Streisand, Springsteen Specials Among Emmy Noms

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox television and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's HBO special "Live in New York City" each pulled down six nominations for the 2001 Emmy Awards, Barbra Streisand's "Timeless" special for Fox…