1. Jazz Guitarist Jim Hall Dead at 83

    December 10, 2013 7:51 PM EST Jim Hall, one of the leading jazz guitarists of the modern era, whose subtle technique, lyrical sound and introspective approach strongly influenced younger proteges such as Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, died early Tuesday at age 83, his wife said. Hall died in his sleep after a short illness…

  2. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  3. Joe Jonas' New York Magazine Confessional: Demi Lovato, Zendaya Coleman Respond

    December 04, 2013 4:42 AM EST This week, Joe Jonas opened up about sex, drugs and Disney Channel's definition of rock 'n' roll, and while he does explain the recent breakup of the Jonas Brothers and what kind of solo career he hopes to pursue next, he also repeatedly bashes the network on which the trio…

  4. Trace Adkins' 'Christmas Show' Tour Blends Music With Theatrical Elements

    November 30, 2013 5:32 PM EST Trace Adkins has been receiving some of the best reviews of his career as of late, due to his new Christmas release "The King’s Gift." A traditional collection of Yuletide tunes with a heavy emphasis on Celtic and Irish sounds, the singer tells Billboard he’s wanted to do such a…

  5. Mack Maine Charged with Assault in Oklahoma

    September 16, 2013 8:17 PM EDT The Young Money president faces felony charges following an alleged altercation on a tour bus. Oklahoma City prosecutors have filed felony charges against rapper Mack Maine following an alleged altercation with two women aboard a tour bus. The 33-year-old Maine, whose real name is Jermaine…

  6. Pharrell Williams Joins Rihanna's 'Styled to Rock' Competition Series

    May 15, 2013 6:01 PM EDT Singer-songwriter and designer Pharrell Williams will lend his fashion savvy to a new reality competition. Produced by Rihanna, Williams will serve as one of the mentors on Style Network’s “Styled to Rock,” a new competition series from that searches for the next trendsetting designer. 12…

  7. Grammys 2013 Preview: Album of the Year

    February 06, 2013 6:24 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned Album of the Year nominations for the 2013 Grammy awards. These five artistic statements are in the running for the Album of the Year honor at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10). Jump To: Record of the Year | Song of the…

  8. Songwriters Hall of Fame: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats

    October 08, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter among the honorees in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were…

  9. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  10. Rapper JoJo Killed Amidst Chief Keef, Lil Reese Feud

    September 05, 2012 8:53 PM EDT -year-old rapper JoJo was shot and killed in Chicago on Tuesday night, according to the Chicago Tribune . The MC, whose real name is Joseph Coleman, had been feuding with fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef and his crew in recent months, though his death earned little sympathy from the "I…

  11. Killing Joke Says Jaz Coleman Is 'Missing'

    August 01, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Killing Joke frontman Jeremy "Jaz" Coleman has gone AWOL as the veteran British group preps for a brief tour with The Cult and The Mission. The influential industrial band posted on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old singer is "missing" after "maligning both The…

  12. Rapper G. Dep Sentenced in 1993 Shooting

    May 08, 2012 8:17 PM EDT When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly 2-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience. He found out Tuesday what the consequences would be: 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction. A judge, prosecutors and even the jury…

  13. Track Review: Adam Lambert, 'Better Than I Know Myself'

    January 02, 2012 8:00 AM EST ADAM LAMBERT "Better Than I Know Myself" (3:36) Producers: Dr. Luke, Cirkut and Ammo Writers: Lukasz Gottwald, Joshua Coleman, Claude Kelly and Henry Walter Publishers: Kasz Money Publishing/Each Note Counts/Prescription Songs/ Traintracks Studio/Prescription Songs (ASCAP) Music…

  14. Nickelback Take on Haters: 'We Don't Hear Many Complaints'

    November 29, 2011 1:00 PM EST It's been a challenging fall for Nickelback . As the Canadian quartet prepared for the Nov. 21 release of its seventh album, "Here and Now" (Roadrunner Records), the band was named the No. 1 musical turn-off in a poll conducted by Tastebuds.fm, and found itself the target of an…

  15. Tony Iommi Throws Water on Black Sabbath Album Reports

    August 17, 2011 9:55 AM EDT You've had a bad summer, British news media. While it's not on par with the wiretapping scandal, metal fans are reeling (or for some, breathing a sigh of relief) with news that Black Sabbath will not be reuniting for an album and tour. Yet, at least. Legendary guitarist Tony Iommi…

  16. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "NPR&…

  17. Ronnie Dunn 'Scared to Death' of Launching Solo Career

    June 08, 2011 9:41 AM EDT Despite a superstar foundation from his 20 years in Brooks & Dunn , Ronnie Dunn says that he went into his new solo career "scared to death." "I think fear and insecurity are great motivators," Dunn, who released "Ronnie Dunn" on Tuesday (June 7), tells…

  18. G-Dep Pleads Not Guilty In '93 Murder

    January 14, 2011 11:29 AM EST After recently confessing to killing a man back in 1993, rapper G-Dep appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday (Jan. 13) and plead not guilty to second-degree murder. Charles Hamilton Arrested For Smacking Cop, G-Dep Confesses To Murder Dep, born Trevell Coleman, faces 25-years-to-life…

  19. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Skillz , born Shaquan Lewis, scores…

  20. 'Glee,' Rock Hall of Fame Win Creative Arts Emmys

    August 23, 2010 10:24 AM EDT "G lee," the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert and the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were big winners at Saturday's (Aug. 21) 2010 Creative Arts Emmys -- the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy event for technical categories, held at the Nokia Theatre in…

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