1. Top 50 Movie Songs Of All Time

    February 27, 2014 4:45 PM EST In honor of the Oscars, we've ranked the biggest film songs to ever hit the Hot 100. Movies and music have been a natural combination ever since sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a side-splitting comedy, the…

  2. Deep Purple to Make Cameo in New Israeli TV Series ‘Atlantica’

    February 18, 2014 1:47 AM EST Legendary English rock band Deep Purple is set to make its Israeli acting debut in an upcoming local TV series. The new scripted series, Atlantica, revolves around an aspiring underdog rock band from Jerusalem, managed by a high-school history teacher played by popular Israeli comedian and…

  3. Madonna Apologizes For Racial Slur In Instagram Caption

    January 18, 2014 2:15 PM EST "There's no way to defend the use of the word," the singer writes after using the N-word. Madonna has issued a statement of apology after using the N-word in the caption of an Instagram photo of her son, Rocco Ritchie, on Friday (Jan. 17). The photo was a shot of the 13-year…

  4. Kid Rock: The Billboard Cover Story

    November 12, 2012 12:25 PM EST Long a holdout from iTunes, the Cowboy is finally taking a bite of the Apple with his new album, "Rebel Soul." "I've always said that there was going to be a day that we were on iTunes." It's Halloween, and Kid Rock is singing a different, and unexpected, tune.…

  5. Deep Purple to Rock Hall? Ritchie Blackmore 'Couldn't Care Less'

    October 11, 2012 2:10 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame beckons, but don't count on Ritchie Blackmore being there if Deep Purple is chosen to be one of its 2013 inductees. "Personally, I couldn't care less," the guitarist tells Billboard. "I would never go. I'm not really a fan of that…

  6. Deep Purple Keyboardist Jon Lord Dead at 71

    July 16, 2012 7:49 PM EDT Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71. A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary…

  7. Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley Footage Unearthed for New Doc

    June 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Folklorist Alan Lomax threw a house party at his New York City home in 1961 to fete the folk musicians -- Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson -- in town for a concert thrown by the Friends of Old Time Music. He wanted to mix it up a bit and invited blues musicians such as the…

  8. Bobby Vee Has Alzheimer's Disease

    May 01, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. "Needless to say it was a moment that stunned my family and myself to the core,"…

  9. Madonna Releases 'I F---ed Up' Off 'MDNA'

    March 19, 2012 9:35 AM EDT Early last week, song lyrics from a track on Madonna's forthcoming album "MDNA" surfaced, and many interpreted them as a swipe at ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Now the 53-year-old pop star has released a song written from the perspective of someone taking responsibility for a failed…

  10. Madonna, 'MDNA': Track-By-Track Review

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST Deluxe Explicit Album Bonus Tracks: "Beautiful Killer" A concept song, certainly. Madonna goes on about how there's a "gun in my mouth" and "maybe that's what you've been dreaming about" and "maybe I'll let you shoot me down." There&…

  11. Is Madonna Targeting Guy Ritchie on New Song 'I Don't Give A'?

    March 05, 2012 5:05 PM EST Is Madonna is taking cues from Taylor Swift ? The Material Mom appears to be Pulling A Swift by taking swipes at an ex in a new song, "I Don't Give A," off her upcoming album, "MDNA." Her apparent target: former husband Guy Ritchie, whom she divorced in 2008 after…

  12. Kid Rock Kicks It With Mitt Romney at Michigan Rally

    February 28, 2012 11:05 AM EST Detroit Native Sings 'Born Free' For Republican Hopeful For his Michigan finale, Mitt Romney wanted Kid Rock . The GOP presidential candidate, after all, begins and ends almost every event with Kid Rock's song "Born Free." So Romney's people reached out to Kid…

  13. 20 Rockin' Commercials You've Never Seen

    January 30, 2012 8:00 AM EST While we all gather 'round the television in the name of football for this Super Bowl Sunday, there's one part of the broadcast that's just as memorable as the game itself: the commercials. Last year's Bowl saw its fair share of memorable musical ads , from a claymation…

  14. Kid Rock, Church Giving Holiday Gifts in Hometown

    December 22, 2011 6:10 PM EST Kid Rock is teaming up with a Detroit church to give away hundreds of gift baskets and retail gift certificates to needy families in the area where he got his start and still calls home. The musician's nonprofit organization joined Hartford Memorial Baptist Church on Wednesday to…

  15. Madonna Stalker Detained Indefinitely: 'I'm Worried About My Children's Safety'

    October 25, 2011 10:05 AM EDT A man who managed to break into two of Madonna 's homes has been ordered to be detained indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital. A judge also banned Grzegorz Matlok, a Polish national who was previously deported, from coming within 300 feet of any of the pop star's properties. Matlok…

  16. Austin City Limits 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    September 18, 2011 2:18 PM EDT Though Day 2 brought humidity and a veritable downpour to the Austin City Limits festival, a sold-out crowd didn't seem to mind at all, donning ponchos and the sheets they brought as picnic blankets to shield themselves and listen on. Billboard was there for some of the best -- and worst…

  17. Madonna's 'W.E.' Receives Mixed Reactions at Venice Film Festival

    September 02, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Madonna's film "W.E.," which focuses on the relationship between King Edward VIII and the divorced American Wallis Simpson, has been panned by many but has also found some support from critics after premiering at the Venice Film Festival this week. The reviews range from…

  18. Shania Twain Duets With Lionel Richie on 'Endless Love': Watch

    June 14, 2011 1:55 PM EDT More than eight years after "Up" reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart, Shania Twain is back in the spotlight, recording a duet with Lionel Richie on her reality show "Why Not? with Shania Twain." Watch below, as Twain and Richie belt out Ritchie's duet with…

  19. Music's Next Great Biopics

    June 09, 2011 1:06 PM EDT No one wants to talk about a Marvin Gaye movie. Or one about Janis Joplin , or a Jimi Hendrix biopic. As film subjects go, they're problematic. Heirs to the Joplin and Hendrix estates have blocked films by withholding music and image rights. The pieces to the Gaye story are in so many…

  20. John Walker, Walker Brothers Singer, Dies at 67

    May 09, 2011 11:45 AM EDT John Walker, the American-born musician who was the frontman for the Walker Brothers , one of the most successful bands of Britain's Golden Age of rock 'n' roll, has died at age 67. Walker died Saturday of liver cancer, his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer, told The Associated…

Pages