1. Music Stars Remember Former NBA Player Anthony Mason on Social Media

    February 28, 2015 2:39 PM EST Anthony Mason, the NBA power forward who played from the 1990s through the early 2000s, is being remembered by the music community following his death. Former Knick Anthony Mason has died at the age of 48. http://t.co/fXAM0m7g0a pic.twitter.com/RwONEk2zS0 -- NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks)…

  2. Scarlett Johansson's New Band Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order

    February 26, 2015 12:54 AM EST Scarlett Johansson's newest music venture is not getting off to an auspicious start. The actress' band The Singles , which debuted its first song last week, has been hit with a cease-and-desist order, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The cease-and-desist was filed by a…

  3. Listen to Scarlett Johansson's Confectionery Pop Song 'Candy'

    February 20, 2015 8:43 PM EST Scarlett Johansson seems to have developed a taste for sweets, at least when it comes to music.  After wading through denser stylings perviously, the actor and occasional singer has released a new song she called "super-pop," backed by a sort of super group of lady musicians. …

  4. Tommy Ramone’s Death: The Music World Reacts on Twitter

    July 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT As news broke of Ramones drummer and last surviving founding member Tommy Ramone’s death on Friday at the age of 65, the music world paid tribute via social media. Tommy Ramone, Ramones Drummer, Dies at 65 Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in 1949, formed the Ramones with singer Jeffrey…

  5. How to Do the Montauk Music Scene, Where Willie Nelson, Courtney Love and More Rock

    May 20, 2014 3:05 PM EDT From Sky Ferriera to 'SNL'-style karaoke, what's new and noteworthy on the laid-back tip of Long Island. From local concerts at Gosman's Dock to big-name headliners at the Surf Lodge, the scene in Montauk has made the formerly sleepy fishing village practically synonymous…

  6. 25 Movie Stars Turned Musicians

    February 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST First we watched them on the big screen, many of them -- like Kevins Bacon and Costner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp -- reaching mega-star success. But that wasn't enough. No, these movie stars-turned-musicians wanted to express themselves with a mic or a guitar, parlaying their…

  7. Anthony D'Amato Signs With New West, Drops 'Ludlow': Exclusive Video Premiere

    November 25, 2013 2:00 PM EST Anthony D'Amato has a way with words. The folk singer has crafted a sideline as a publicist, working with some of the leading lights of rock and pop. Now, having signed a recording deal with New West, D'Amato is keen to break through as an artist in his own right. This fall, D'…

  8. Bob Seger, Kid Rock, The Killers Top Inaugural Orlando Calling Fest Lineup

    July 21, 2011 8:00 AM EDT Rockers both modern ( Kid Rock , the Killers , the Raconteurs ) and classic ( Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band , the Doobie Brothers ) along with a smattering of country, blues, folk, R&B and hip-hop artists will be performing at the inaugural Orlando Calling festival Nov. 12-13 at…

  9. Ask Billboard: Actors, Actresses On Billboard Charts

    December 06, 2010 12:05 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated each week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. We're featuring…

  10. Ozomatli Talks Gay Marriage, Electrocution on 'Fire Away'

    April 16, 2010 1:42 PM EDT For a band that's been around 15 years, Ozomatli has proved it's still open to change. The Latin fusion collective signed with a new label -- Mercer Street/Downtown Records -- in March 2009 to release its fifth studio album, "Fire Away," due April 20, after releasing its…

  11. WRXP Holiday Extravaganza w/ Phoenix, Passion Pit / December 2, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 8:02 PM EST New York rock radio station 109.1 WRXP gave its listeners a good reason to be jolly on Wednesday night when it brought Phoenix, Passion Pit, Jack's Mannequin and Manchester Orchestra to Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom for its second annual Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by DJ and…

  12. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Get Together For 'Break Up'

    July 28, 2009 10:19 AM EDT An afternoon nap amidst a bout of insomnia about three years ago was the impetus for "Break Up," a new song cycle of duets by Pete Yorn and actress Scarlett Johansson that's due out Sept. 15. Yorn tells Billboard.com that "after I kind of dozed off one afternoon for a few…

  13. Pete Yorn, "Back and Fourth"

    July 24, 2009 5:39 PM EDT Pete Yorn's songwriting has grown considerably since his 2001 debut album, "Musicforthemorningafter," where many fans discovered the New Jersey-based artist's music through placements on youth-aimed television shows and films. The songs on his fourth full-length, "…

  14. Zee Avi

    June 09, 2009 7:37 PM EDT Zee Avi didn’t set out to become an internet sensation, let alone land a record deal, when she first signed up for a YouTube account in 2007. She was just looking show off her jazzy vocals and acoustic guitar licks to a few fellow music geeks. “I went on there without any expectations or…

  15. Scarlett Johansson, Pete Yorn Ready 'Break Up'

    May 26, 2009 10:26 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn's 2009 is shaping up as a very busy year. After his fourth album "Back and Fourth" hits stores on June 23, he's scheduled to release a Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot-style duets record with actress/singer Scarlett Johansson this fall. Entitled…

  16. Coldplay Taps Pete Yorn For Tour Opener

    April 03, 2009 11:58 AM EDT Coldplay has chosen Pete Yorn to open for the band on more than a dozen dates of its spring tour. As previously reported , Yorn is returns to active duty on June 23 with the release of his Mike Mogis-produced "Back and Fourth," his first album since 2006's 'Nightcrawler.…

  17. Rock Veterans Guest On New Say Anything Album

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Members of My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Rainer Maria, Saves The Day and the Alkaline Trio can be heard on Say Anything's upcoming album, "In Defense of the Genre," Members of My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday,…

  18. Fire Critically Injures Two At Austin City Limits

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out this afternoon (Sept. 14) at the Austin City Limits Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. Thick, black smoke could be seen for Two people were critically injured and two others hurt after a fire broke out this…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Glen…

  20. Crowded House Taps Yorn For Summer Tour

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Crowded House will tour North America for the first time in more than 10 years, beginning Aug. 4 at Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass. The recently reunited Aussie rock troupe has tappe As expected, Crowded House will tour North America for the first time in more than 10 years,…

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