1. Peaches Geldof Funeral Draws Famous Mourners

    April 22, 2014 6:14 AM EDT   Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman, Sarah Ferguson and musician and BBC music show host Jools Holland were among the mourners at Peaches Geldof's funeral on Monday. The ceremony was held on Easter Monday at lunchtime at the same church in Kent, England where the daughter of Bob…

  2. Enrique Iglesias' Emotional Life: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT No topic is off limits as the singer opens up about that strained relationship with Dad, Anna Kournikova, the recent death of his dog, and the pressure to keep building his empire. It's a rare occasion that Enrique Iglesias is actually at the offices of his Mr. 305 Productions in…

  3. First 'Jersey Boys' Movie Trailer Debuts

    April 18, 2014 12:57 PM EDT The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's highly anticipated film version of the hit Broadway musicalJersey Boys has debuted online. The clip begins with The Four Seasons singing under a street lamp and follows their rise to performing for cheering crowds. The trailer shows Bob Gaudio …

  4. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  5. Courtney Love Plays Totalitarian Leader in New Fall Out Boy Video: Watch

    March 07, 2014 8:56 PM EST Courtney Love is playing the role meant for her in “Rat a Tat,” the new video from Fall Out Boy’s album "Save Rock and Roll." As a hammer-wielding, bullhorn-blasting leader of an evil army of women bent on destruction, Love is featured in the ninth of 11 videos the band has created…

  6. Oscars Performances: 10 Awesome Academy-Awards Music Moments

    February 28, 2014 3:30 PM EST When the Oscars roll out the red carpet this Sunday (March 2), it will be a show whose musical oomph is heavy. This year's awards will be packed with singing from Pharrell Williams, Karen O., and U2. Oscar's Best Song Battle: Pharrell, U2, Karen O, 'Frozen' The…

  7. Frank Sinatra's Former Valet George Jacobs Dies at 87

    December 30, 2013 4:18 AM EST George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died. Jacobs' son, Snake Jagger, says his father died of natural causes in Palm Springs Saturday night. He was 87. Jacobs was working for Hollywood dealmaker Irving "Swifty" Lazar in 1953 when…

  8. Morrissey's 'Autobiography': 10 Things We Learned About Moz

    October 24, 2013 1:28 PM EDT key takeaways from Moz's tell-all, from his feelings about the Smiths and his first serious relationship to that time he was almost on "Friends." Published in the United Kingdom late last week, "Autobiography" is Morrissey's long-awaited life story,…

  9. Pearl Jam's 'Vs.' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Just days after the release of Pearl Jam's brand new 10th studio album, "Lightning Bolt," comes the 20th anniversary of its key sophomore set, "Vs," which hit record stores 20 years ago on Oct. 19, 1993.   Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder once told Spin he had…

  10. Ghostface Killah, ScHoolboy Q & More Take Over 2013 A3C Festival

    October 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT For five consecutive days (October 2-6), the A3C Festival gave Atlanta a stream of straight hip-hop in a variety of forms -- from live broadcasts of the Combat Jack Show to screenings of indie films like 'Rats & More.’ There were showcases for independent artists and bigger stages …

  11. Amazon Adventure: A Singer-Songwriter's Account Of Teaching … And Learning

    October 01, 2013 11:05 AM EDT Last year, Chart Beat spotlighted New York-based singer-songwriter Sarah J as she recapped the process, step by step, of what it's like to audition for NBC's "The Voice." This summer, Sarah undertook a different kind of mission: teaching music and more in the Amazon.…

  12. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain's…

  13. Drake Turns Killer in 'Hold On, We're Going Home' Video: Watch Here

    September 24, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Oddly enough, the most tender song on Drake’s new “Nothing Was the Same” album (out today), has gotten the gangster flick treatment. The Toronto artist released the video for his latest single, “How On, We’re Going Home,” recently and true to its synthy ‘80s sound, it’s set in 1985. Drake, …

  14. Michael Jackson's Top 50 Billboard Hits

    August 29, 2013 1:01 PM EDT In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, however, that entered him into the record books: As a solo artist, 13 of his singles went to No. 1 -- the most by a male…

  15. Singles Lady: Bonnie McKee Is Looking Out for Number One

    August 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT She's helped write some of the biggest multimillion-selling hits in recent history -- including four Hot 100 No. 1s for Katy Perry. But now Bonnie McKee wants to sell a few more for someone else: herself "Welcome to Casa de Bambi!" Bonnie Mc­Kee exclaims as she makes her way…

  16. Reba McEntire Talks Hall of Fame Career, New Museum Exhibit and What's Next

    August 10, 2013 9:30 AM EDT In preparation for the launch of the Country Music Hall of Fame's Reba: All The Women I Am exhibit, Reba McEntire quickly realized one thing. She hadn't thrown a lot of things away from her Hall of Fame career. "I am a pack rat, by nature, so I've been collecting these…

  17. Courtney Love Preps 'Blonde' Album, Says Memoir Won't Be 'Kissy-Telly'

    July 18, 2013 12:40 PM EDT Courtney Love is coming back -- with a new album, a book, a solo tour and even an appearance in a Fall Out Boy video.  Love, who's jettisoned the Hole name for her latest concerts, tells Billboard that she has "eight recorded songs right now" for an album, tentatively…

  18. Good Rats Singer Peppi Marchello Dies

    July 11, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Long Island rock legend Peppi Marchello, who for decades fronted The Good Rats, lovingly dubbed "the world's most famous unknown band," died on Wednesday of an apparent cardiac arrest. He was 68. The news of his death was first announced on the band's Facebook page ,…

  19. Cherry Poppin' Daddies, 'White Teeth, Black Thoughts': Exclusive Album Premiere

    July 08, 2013 9:31 AM EDT Frontman Steve Perry talks about the Oregon band's first full-on swing outing since 1997's "Zoot Suit Riot" Though he still likes to keep his music diverse, making Cherry Poppin' Daddies' first full-on swing album since 1997's "Zoot Suit Riot"…

  20. Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas & Timbaland Snapped in the Studio

    June 06, 2013 1:33 AM EDT If there was a competition for hip hop collaborations, then this would surely be the “Dream Team” -- Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas and Timbaland. The foursome have been snapped together in the studio, and they’re seemingly in good spirits as they pour over some tunes. The well-connected…

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