1. Paris Fashion Week Roundup

    October 07, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The sun has set on Spring/Summer 2012 fashion weeks. Luxury and art was abound during this week of fashion in Paris and blossomed in the most decadent and pomp infused ways. Where else would you come across an all white carousel spinning with Louis Vuitton models? Here is our bite sized round…

  2. Katy Perry Is Flapper Chic in New Haircare Ads

    October 06, 2011 7:00 PM EDT The lady is a vamp. Katy Perry channels the Roaring Twenties in the new GHD at Sephora ad shot by the infamous David LaChapelle. Perry seduces in a pink fringe flapper dress, strands of pearls and a feather boa. Staring at these salacious ads one word comes to mind: Haute. The ads tell the…

  3. Jani Lane of Warrant Died of Alcohol Poisoning, Coroner Says

    October 06, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Acute alcohol poisoning has been determined to be the cause of death for Jani Lane , former vocalist of the successful 80s glam metal band Warrant , according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Lane, 47, was found dead last August 11 in a Comfort Inn motel in Los Angeles.…

  4. Billboard Bits: Black Keys Nix 'Blakroc 2,' Adele's 'Someone' Video Coming Thursday

    September 27, 2011 6:54 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Keys Have "No Plans" To Release "Blakroc 2" Despite a teaser trailer that hit the web earlier this month, the Black Keys have announced that there are no plans to release "Blakroc 2,…

  5. Johnnie Wright, Country Star & Kitty Wells' Husband, Dies at 97

    September 27, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Nashville lost one of its oldest links to Country Music's past with the passing of Johnnie Wright Tuesday morning (Sept. 27) at the age of 97. Wright, along with Jack Anglin, formed the duo Johnnie & Jack in 1939. The two created a unique sound that influenced many of Country Music&…

  6. Weekly Chart Notes: Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Mumford & Sons

    September 24, 2011 2:05 PM EDT MOVES LIKE BENNETT: Nevermind that young'un Mick Jagger. Tony Bennett isn't gathering any moss either. As previously reported , while Maroon 5 's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a third week at No. 1, Bennett becomes the oldest living artist…

  7. Alice Cooper Sticks With the Hits at 'Nightmare' Release Bash

    September 16, 2011 1:50 PM EDT "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper declared from the small stage of the Whisky A Go-Go Thursday where the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was celebrating the release this week of his "Welcome 2 My Nightmare." Flanked by guest guitarists Steve Hunter and Orianthi,…

  8. 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Book Excerpt: '1994'

    September 13, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Pearl Jam celebrates 20 years of music making this month with the 1-2-3 punch of Cameron Crowe's Sept. 20 March Pearl Jam announces its intention to keep ticket prices for its upcoming summer tour below $20. In doing so, the band challenges what it feels are unjust service fees being…

  9. Country's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Albums

    September 09, 2011 4:46 PM EDT From three members of the Country Music Hall of Fame to the current CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, there's a ton of reasons to be excited about this fall when it comes to music. A week-by-week look, starting with George Strait and including highly anticipated (likely) chart toppers…

  10. Bret Michaels Wants Stevie Nicks for Next Album

    August 29, 2011 5:00 PM EDT If Poison frontman Bret Michaels has his way, his next solo album, "Get Your Rock On," will be a guest-studded affair that will feature Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Stevie Nicks, possibly members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and younger groups such as Pop Evil and My Darkest…

  11. Nicole Scherzinger Preps U.S. Album Release: 'It's a Lot Deeper Than Pussycat Dolls'

    August 19, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Nicole Scherzinger , whose No. 1 U.K. single "Don't Hold Your Breath" was released in the U.S. on Aug. 16, says she has not yet found the song she will sing when it comes time to perform on Fox's "The X Factor" this fall. What she does know, however, is that it…

  12. Who's Who of Hair Metal React to Jani Lane's Death

    August 12, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The response to Jani Lane 's death in the glam-and-hair metal communities has been one of shock and disbelief, with former sunset strip denizens far and wide chiming in. Major artists ranging from Slash to Alice Cooper have lamented the loss, but we're also hearing from the where…

  13. Hot Tours: Bon Jovi, U2, Motley Crue

    August 05, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Bon Jovi tops the Hot Tours ranking with box office grosses reported from the June dates of the European leg of its Live 2011 Tour. Ticket sales from 10 markets generated over $38.6 million (US$) during the month, with attendance counts totaling 417,698 from 11 shows. The one city with a two…

  14. Dead At 27: Nine Artists Gone Too Soon

    July 23, 2011 6:11 PM EDT An uncanny number of musicians have passed away at age 27. Today (July 23), on the third anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, we reflect on some of the 27 Club's most notable talents. Amy, Kurt, Janis, Jimi and Jim may be gone, but none of them will be forgotten. Amy Winehouse …

  15. Katy Perry Postpones Tour Dates Due to Food Poisoning

    July 08, 2011 1:18 PM EDT Katy Perry has announced that two dates on her California Dreams summer tour will be postponed due to "an attack of food poisoning leading to severe dehydration." A message on the pop star's official website reveals that the concert at Chicago, Ill.'s Allstate Center…

  16. Four-Play: Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Rick Ross & Karmin

    June 24, 2011 4:20 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson stands her ground, Estelle and Rick Ross lap in a life of luxury, Lil Wayne and the Bawse get creative with their iPhones and Karmin cover another hip-hop classic. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Rick Ross and Karmin.…

  17. Coasters Singer Carl Gardner Dies at 83

    June 14, 2011 8:19 AM EDT Carl Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters , has died in Florida. He was 83. Gardner's wife Veta said her husband died Sunday at a Port St. Lucie hospice following a long bout with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia. Inducted into the Rock and Roll…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida after an extended illness. As a statement on the…

  19. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson Food Poisoned, Britney's Madonna Cover Leaks

    June 10, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson Hospitalized for Food Poisoning Jennifer Hudson was forced to skip her performance on CBS' "Early Show" this morning after a case of food poisoning struck the singer, who was…

  20. Q&A: Ozzy Osbourne On 'Blizzard' and 'Diary' Reissues, Black Sabbath Reunion Rumblings

    May 27, 2011 11:44 AM EDT There may be some Sony Music staffers who may want to forget the earliest days of Ozzy Osbourne's career, when he bit the head off a dove in a moment of inebriated exuberance. But a legion of fans still swears by his first two solo albums, 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz" and the…

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