1. Katy Perry Punches Her Prince, Hugs Inner Child in 'Wide Awake' Video

    June 19, 2012 12:25 PM EDT To say that Katy Perry has had a rollercoaster year would be an understatement. Though the pop superstar has had great success on the Billboard charts and took home trophies at the Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards and MuchMusic Awards this year, she also went through very…

  2. Madonna Kicks Off 'MDNA' Tour in Israel

    June 01, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Pop music star Madonna treated tens of thousands of ecstatic fans in Israel to the inaugural show of her "MDNA" world tour on Thursday, performing in a country where she has long claimed a special bond. The "Material Girl," a devotee of a form of Jewish mysticism known as…

  3. Leonard Cohen Announces Fall Tour of North America

    May 03, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's coming back. The 77-year-old singer-songwriter will launch the North American leg of his "Old Ideas" world tour with a Halloween show in Austin. The 20-date jaunt announced Thursday runs through Dec. 20 and includes 10 shows in his native Canada.…

  4. George Harrison's Widow Hopes Book Will Fill in Blanks Left by Scorsese Doc

    May 02, 2012 9:50 AM EDT George Harrison's widow Olivia hopes to add more perspective on the reticent Beatle with her new digital book, and fill in the blanks left by Martin Scorsese's recent documentary. Based on Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," the multi-touch…

  5. Leonard Cohen's Ex-Manager Guilty of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 11:00 AM EDT A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving the case that featured Cohen testifying that the tone of Kelley…

  6. Fashion Week Kicks Off: 10 Songs We Want to Hear on the Runway

    February 08, 2012 3:30 PM EST As New York Fashion Week kicks off today (Feb. 8), designers are making sure their fall/winter 2012 collections are just so, and that their runway shows have all the finishing touches. One crucial flourish: the runway playlist. Here are our picks for ten hot tracks we want to hear on the…

  7. Madonna Says Her Charity Plans 10 Schools In Malawi

    January 30, 2012 9:37 AM EST Nearly six years after it was created, Madonna's Raising Malawi charity is set to break ground on the construction of schools in the impoverished country, but they will be run by the local community, not the superstar's organization. According to organizers, work on the first school…

  8. Evanescence Unveils Mystical 'My Heart Is Broken' Video

    January 24, 2012 4:30 PM EST Evanescence returned on Tuesday (Jan. 24) with the second official video from their third, self-titled album. The clip for "My Heart Is Broken" finds frontwoman Amy Lee transfixed by a pocket of light in a world of darkness and decay. Directed by Dean Karr, the "Broken"…

  9. The 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011

    December 28, 2011 3:40 PM EST The artwork on an album cover ideally offers an iconic image while complementing the music on the disc underneath it. In 2011, there were a handful of shining examples of successful album covers; who could forget the understated black-and-white elegance of Adele 's "21," or the…

  10. Florence & The Machine Unveil Mysterious 'Shake It Out' Video

    October 04, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Florence Welch shakes out her demons at a secret masquerade ball in the music video for "Shake It Out," the second single from Florence + The Machine 's forthcoming sophomore album, "Ceremonials." Video: "Shake It Out," Florence + The Machine The video…

  11. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

  12. Reeve Carney on Inhabiting Jeff Buckley: 'He Had This Mystic Quality'

    August 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT After stepping into the spotlight in the title role of the ongoing Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Reeve Carney landed his first major film role when it was announced on Monday (Aug. 15) that he has been cast as Jeff Buckley in a still-untitled biopic about the…

  13. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm to Test New Material

    July 07, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Indie tastemakers and fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ Diplo premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, Carles of the blog Hipster Runoff posted a Twitpic invitation to #VIPfest, a Turntable.fm room promising …

  14. Journey Attempts 'More Stadium Rock Record' With 'Eclipse'

    June 10, 2011 1:40 PM EDT A clear idea for Journey 's new album, "Eclipse," led guitarist and co-founder Neal Schon to turn "downright belligerent" in the studio with his bandmates and co-producer Kevin Shirley. "I went in with not only confidence but I was... hard-headed about making…

  15. Billboard Bits: Gaga Fans Harass Black Keys Drummer, Coldplay Denies Plagiarism Charges

    June 07, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Drummer Attacked by Lady Gaga Fans on Twitter After the Black Keys ' Patrick Carney offered jokes comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna on two different occasions, Gaga fans turned vitriolic, sending a…

  16. Tim Robbins to Release First Album in July

    June 01, 2011 1:52 PM EDT Actor Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band will release their first album July 19 on 429 Records and tour North America beginning July 8. Robbins, who won a supporting actor Oscar for "Mystic River," has been active musician for decades, creating the music for his film "Bob…

  17. Flaming Lips Enjoying 'Freedom to F**k Around' with New Music

    April 01, 2011 7:00 PM EDT The Flaming Lips plan to release a lot of new music during 2011. Just don't expect it to all come out in conventional forms. In fact, the Oklahoma art rockers plan to make an art out of bringing their fresh material into the world. Already this year the group has released a limited…

  18. Conor Oberst: New Bright Eyes Album Will Be 'Rocking'

    December 16, 2010 3:45 PM EST Three years and a new decade have brought a new sound from Bright Eyes for the group's new album, "The People's Key." "I wanted to make a record that was modern-sounding and steer clear of some of my tendencies, melodically," group founder Conor Oberst tells…

  19. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citizens who remained "rational" under…

  20. Ke$ha Releases Alternate Video for 'Take It Off'

    October 07, 2010 4:20 PM EDT If you didn't get enough the first time , Ke$ha is delivering more "Take It Off" with an alternate music video, which the singer premiered today. Video: Ke$ha's "Take It Off," Ke$ha and Friends Version Ke$ha posted the second video, titled the "Ke$ha and…

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