1. Houses of the Holy: Where the Music Biz Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays

    September 23, 2014 1:59 PM EDT Tonight we're gonna party like it's 5775. Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva (Founder’s Church of Religious Science, 3281 W.…

  2. 'Love & Mercy' Stars John Cusack & Paul Dano on How They Became Brian Wilson

    September 19, 2014 4:50 PM EDT The film about the Beach Boys mastermind premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It wasn't just the script that got actors John Cusack and Paul Dano excited about playing Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson in director Bill Pohlad 's new film, Love & Mercy …

  3. Lionsgate Nabs Beach Boys Biopic 'Love & Mercy'

    September 10, 2014 3:36 PM EDT The film made its world premiere Sept. 7 at the Elgin Theatre Lionsgate/Roadside has acquired North American rights to Bill Pohlad 's Beach Boys biopic  Love & Mercy . A source pegs the deal at $3 million. John Cusack , Paul Dano , Elizabeth Banks  and Paul Giamatti star in the film…

  4. Brian Eno Addresses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Passionate Letter on David Byrne’s Website

    July 30, 2014 7:44 PM EDT Brian Eno has shared his feelings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a passionate letter that has been published on David Byrne’s website. “I received this email last Friday morning from my friend, Brian Eno,” Byrne wrote on his site. “I shared it with my office and we all felt a great…

  5. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Is Third 'Bangerz' Single

    December 06, 2013 2:00 PM EST Miley Cyrus' last two singles, "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball," were two of the biggest songs of 2013 -- and the 21-year-old is betting on a tender love ballad to continue her winning streak. "Adore You," the opening track on Cyrus' "…

  6. Miley Cyrus 2.0: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT In control of her sound and image, Miley is mixing hip-hop edge with country twang, and storming the Billboard Hot 100 with "We Can't Stop" This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. "This is the worst spot to stand."…

  7. Columbia to Release 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Soundtrack on June 18

    May 22, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Columbia Records will release the soundtrack for the documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom" on June 18, four days after the film opens theatrically. The movie chronicles the lives of background singers, starting with Darlene Love, moving through Merry Clayton and Claudia Linnear,…

  8. Paul Dano to Play Young Brian Wilson in Upcoming Biopic

    January 18, 2013 11:15 AM EST Paul Dano will step behind the mic to star in Love & Mercy, River Road's unconventional biopic of Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.   Meanwhile, Atticus Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score to The Social Network, is in talks to compose the film's…

  9. Asher Roth Calls Def Jam Deal 'A Win-Win for Everybody'

    November 22, 2011 12:50 PM EST Asher Roth tells Billboard.com that signing to Def Jam Recordings, a deal that was officially announced on Tuesday (Nov. 22), marks a "win-win for everybody" as he preps the March release of his sophomore album, "Is This Too Orange?" "The music industry has changed…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Won't Work With Bieber, Rihanna Chained In 2nd 'S&M' Lawsuit

    June 24, 2011 7:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Won't Work With Justin Bieber In his July/August XXL cover story, Lil Wayne said that despite persistent requests from Bieber, he won't work with him on a song. "That's my n-gga, but I…

  11. Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Sue To Stop Runaways Tribute Album

    June 10, 2011 8:45 AM EDT NEW YORK - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and 1970s bandmate Cherie Currie sued Thursday to try to stop the June 28 release of "Take It or…

  12. Dionne Warwick, the Shirelles Sue 'Baby It's You' Broadway Producers

    April 28, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The producers of a new Broadway musical about the 1960s girl group the Shirelles have been hit with a lawsuit charging them of pilfering the names and likenesses of the original members. Singer Dionne Warwick , who is also portrayed in the show "Baby It's You", joined the legal…

  13. Update: Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Announce Joint Tour Dates

    February 16, 2011 10:00 AM EST Following their show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae will team up for a North American co-headlining tour. The retro-pop singer and R&B songstress will embark on the joint trek, dubbed Hooligans in Wondaland, in May and June, beginning May 4 in New…

  14. Underground: Oren Lavie Works His Charm

    February 25, 2010 4:57 PM EST When your first-ever music video receives accolades from the likes of The Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay , you know you're doing something right. This is what happened to Oren Lavie. Featuring stop-motion animation of a girl traveling throughout her day while still seemingly asleep on her…

  15. Kurt Cobain Biopic Moving Ahead

    February 18, 2010 11:24 AM EST The rookie director of the Oscar-nominated drama "The Messenger" is in negotiations to rework the screenplay for Universal Pictures' untitled Kurt Cobain project. Oren Moverman is also set to direct the film about the late frontman of grunge group Nirvana . Screenwriter David…

  16. Chart Beat Thursday: Avett Brothers, Susan Boyle, Lil Wayne

    January 07, 2010 5:45 PM EST FOLK TALES: Billboard's Folk Albums chart sports its first non-holiday No. 1 since its launch at the beginning of December. The Avett Brothers ' "I and Love and You" lifts 3-1, as the list's sole previous leader, Bob Dylan 's "Christmas in the Heart,"…

  17. Death Row Records Moving Into Movie Production

    August 18, 2009 5:55 PM EDT Newly-resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins ("Flashpoint…

  18. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 21, 2009 1:23 PM EDT John Fogerty 's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1973 solo debut,…

  19. John Fogerty Enlists Springsteen, Eagles For New Blue Ridge Rangers

    July 20, 2009 3:00 PM EDT John Fogerty's "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again," a new collection of Fogerty recordings of some of his favorite classic songs, is set for release Sept. 1 on Fortune Son/Verve Forecast. The album, recorded under the guise of the mythical group of his 1972 solo debut,…

  20. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 19, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this year, to be the worldwide administration…

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