1. Michael Travis, Liberace's Costume Designer, Dies at 86

    May 04, 2014 4:59 PM EDT Michael Travis, the costume designer who created the outlandish and flamboyant outfits for Liberace's stage extravaganzas, died Thursday at his home in Studio City. He was 86. Liberace Biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' Wins Big at Emmy Awards Travis recently had been hospitalized…

  2. 5 Seconds of Summer To Play Billboard Music Awards

    May 02, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Australian pop-punk phenomenon 5 Seconds of Summer will perform live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, to be held May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! 
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  3. Michael Jackson's Billboard Cover: 5 Things We Learned About the New Album

    May 02, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's new cover story focuses on the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson , going behind the scenes with the super-producers who sifted through nearly two-decades of MJ's studio outtakes in an attempt to produce what they hope will be a posthumous hit record, "…

  4. Rihanna Wins Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 11:55 PM EDT The first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards hit Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, celebrating the year’s biggest pop stars and paying tribute to the musical culture of the City of Angels. Rihanna — one of the biggest stars actually on hand — took home four awards, more than any…

  5. Usher Helps Debut Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good' at iHeartRadio Music Awards

    May 01, 2014 10:43 PM EDT Usher brought his best dance moves to Thursday's iHeartRadio Music Awards with the global debut of "Love Never Felt So Good," a new-old Michael Jackson track that appears on the late star's upcoming album.  Rihanna Wins Big at iHeartRadio Music Awards The tribute to the…

  6. Pharrell, Janelle Monáe Perform at YouTube's 'Brandcast' Upfront Event

    May 01, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Just two years ago, YouTube touted a lineup of premium content from traditional-media players and Hollywood talent (an investment valued at over $100 million) to pitch advertisers on buying TV-quality content online. But at YouTube (and Google’s) 2014 “Brandcast” upfront presentation to…

  7. Paul Goddard, Bass Player With Atlanta Rhythm Section, Dies at 68

    May 01, 2014 4:23 AM EDT Paul Goddard, the bass player and a founding member of the stylish Southern rock band the Atlanta Rhythm Section, died Tuesday of cancer in Atlanta, the group's manager, Len Fico, told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 68. Goddard performed on such ARS hits as “So Into You,” “Imaginary…

  8. Mariah Carey Announces 14th Album, 'Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'

    May 01, 2014 12:12 AM EDT Mariah Carey has unveiled the title, cover, release date and tracklist for her 14th album, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse,” which arrives at digital and physical retail on May 27. Carey, who appears on the cover of this week’s magazine, told Billboard that the album took its title…

  9. Hans Zimmer on Creating the Music of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' With Pharrell, Johnny Marr

    April 30, 2014 4:54 PM EDT "The first day [in the studio] was hard," Zimmer says. "It was chaos because I had too many people in the room" One of the first requests Hans Zimmer received from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb was for a fanfare. Zimmer's initial response? …

  10. Jay Z's 'They Don’t Love You No More' Verse Refuted By Major League Lacrosse

    April 30, 2014 2:00 AM EDT "Mr. Carter would not last one minute on a lacrosse field during a match" Jay Z and Drake's beef is currently being played out in the Brooklyn Nets-Toronto Raptors NBA playoff series, although it took an unexpected twist into another sport when the DJ Khaled's posse cut …

  11. New Kids On The Block Series Coming To TV Guide Network

    April 30, 2014 12:32 AM EDT TV Guide Network has gone ahead and ordered a New Kids on the Block docuseries. “Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block” is an eight-episode effort that follows a weeklong "vacation of a lifetime" where fans spend time at sea with members of the 1980s boy band. If that's not all…

  12. Note From Kurt Cobain's Wallet Scorning Courtney Love Released by Seattle Police

    April 29, 2014 7:28 PM EDT Twenty years after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered dead in his Seattle home, police have released a note found in his wallet that was kept private until now.  The note, which was obtained by CBS , mocks the rock idol’s vows with his then-wife Courtney Love, adding further…

  13. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill & French Montana Featured On DJ Khaled's 'They Don't Love You No More': Listen

    April 29, 2014 12:53 PM EDT DJ Khaled set the Twitter ablaze yesterday (April 28) when he released his single, "They Don't Love You No More." With French Montana on the hook, the Mike Zombie-produced track features Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill addressing those who feel a way about their success. Listen…

  14. Conor Oberst: The Ex Boy Wonder of Indie Rock Moves to a Major Label

    April 28, 2014 6:23 PM EDT At 34, Conor Oberst would still prefer to never grow up. But a major label is okay Conor Oberst lives with ghosts. They lurk in the jukebox at the bar near his East Village apartment, and howl on the radio at home in Omaha, Neb. At just 34, the shape-shifting singer-songwriter has been…

  15. Outkast Returns to Georgia for CounterPoint Fest

    April 28, 2014 10:44 AM EDT Despite the wet and muddy conditions, the energy was high for Outkast's performance in their home state at the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival. Organizers suspended the festival due to heavy rain and inclement weather, pushing Outkast's set back more than an hour Sunday night…

  16. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mondays. It's the day after Easter, and…

  17. 'Supermensch' Shep Gordon Talks Maui Parties, Rap Music and Dishes Management Advice At Tribeca

    April 28, 2014 6:22 AM EDT Shep Gordon is a man who got punched by Janis Joplin while she was making love to Jimi Hendrix, shared custody of his cat with neighbor Cary Grant and smoked pot many times with Willie Nelson – just a few of the compiled stories that make up the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep…

  18. Swizz Beatz Goes Back To School

    April 28, 2014 12:04 AM EDT Kasseem Dean, better known as Swizz Beatz, the multitalented record producer/songwriter and husband of Alicia Keys, has been accepted to Harvard Business School’s nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program, the same one attended by Antonio "L.A." Reid at the behest of…

  19. Clay Aiken Faces Tough Challenge For Seat In Congress

    April 27, 2014 11:53 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress. Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers has…

  20. Moogfest 2014: Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, FlyLo, Janelle Monae Hit Asheville

    April 27, 2014 1:16 AM EDT Moogfest feels like a Philip Dick fan convention soundtracked by a heavy, relentless bass line. The weird and wired festival kicked off in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon with perhaps its least exciting event: a panel with Moog Music CEO Mike Adams, the Mayor of Asheville and others,…

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