1. Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

    August 12, 2014 8:09 PM EDT Hollywood's icon of cool won two Tonys for best actress in a musical. Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has…

  2. Johnny Winter Receives Brotherly Tribute During Rock'n'Blues Fest

    August 01, 2014 12:17 PM EDT The public mourning for Johnny Winter officially began Thursday night (July 31) during the launch of this year's Rock'n'Blues Fest tour. Winter, who died on June 16 in Switzerland at the age of 70, was supposed to co-headline this year's edition of the annual package,…

  3. Newport Jazz Fest Founder Looks to the Future on 60th Anniversary

    July 27, 2014 11:02 AM EDT Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That's why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a third day of music…

  4. Aaliyah, 'Age Ain't Nothing But A Number' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 12:29 PM EDT The first of Aaliyah's three studio albums is a tease, an outlier and, above all, an annunciation. The rising R&B star was just 15 years old at the time of its 1994 release, and thanks to the risqué title and sultry way she sings these dozen songs, she manages to transcend spotty…

  5. Future Islands, Pusha T Added to Toronto's NXNE Lineup

    April 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Future Islands, Pusha T and AraabMUZIK top the bill for Toronto’s North By Northeast (NXNE), the fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Related Articles NXNE's Michael Hollett on Fest's Expansion, SXSW's…

  6. Devo's Gerald Casale Uncorks His Winery

    April 28, 2014 2:14 PM EDT Devo co-founder Gerald Casale equates the new wave rock scene of the late 1970s with the new wave food and wine scene occurring simultaneously in California. Devo was changing the world with "Mongoloid," "Jocko Homo" and "Whip It"; Chez Panisse was growing its…

  7. Canadian Singer Stompin' Tom Connors Dies at 77

    March 07, 2013 5:09 AM EST Canadian country-folk singer Stompin' Tom Connors, whose toe-tapping musical spirit and fierce patriotism established him as one of Canada's biggest cultural icons, has died, his promoter said Wednesday night. He was 77. Connors passed away from natural causes at his home…

  8. Madonna Swears at Smoking Fans in Chile

    December 20, 2012 8:42 PM EST Hers was the highest-grossing tour of 2012 -- but don't expect Madonna to play nice with her fans. As rain beat down on the stage of the open-air Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, the pop queen berated a small crowd granted access to her sound check for smoking…

  9. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  10. Kid Rock, 'Rebel Soul': Track-By-Track Review

    November 20, 2012 2:40 PM EST Kid Rock refers to "Rebel Soul," his ninth album, as "a greatest hits feeling record with all new songs." In other words, the 14-song set - recorded at Rock's home AllenRoadHouse studio and his rehearsal facility - The Warehouse - has the punk rock, the Southern rock,…

  11. Van Halen Tour Review: It's the Eddie Show

    February 21, 2012 10:30 AM EST 'Eddie Van Halen Is Better Than Any Pyrotechnic Special Effect' Kool & the Gang's Robert "Kool" Bell asked the sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills if it was ready to party. Then if it was ready for Van Halen. Then if it was ready for David Lee Roth. The…

  12. Snoop Dogg Launches New Cigar Brand

    January 12, 2012 3:50 PM EST Snoop Dogg is launching his own tobacco cigar line called, Executive Branch. "Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to travel the world and try all different types of tobacco products. During my travels throughout South America and the Caribbean, I was fortunate to encounter this…

  13. Florence + the Machine Debut New Songs at Creators Project

    October 17, 2011 2:20 PM EDT Brooklyn was alive with visionary music and art over the weekend, as Vice media and Intel brought The Creators Project to Brooklyn. Billed as "a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology," the Project's second annual run featured an array…

  14. Creators Project With Florence + the Machine, Karen O Comes to Brooklyn

    October 14, 2011 5:30 PM EDT This weekend, the Creators Project will descend upon Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood for a free two-day festival that will feature performances by Florence + the Machine , Justice, Four Tet, and Atlas Sound, as well as larger-than-life visual art installations, film screenings, panels, and…

  15. Murs & 9th Wonder, "Fornever"

    April 30, 2010 3:49 PM EDT While guest appearances on "Fornever"--the third collaboration between West Coast underground veteran Murs and ubiquitous former Little Brother producer 9th Wonder --include rappers Kurupt and Suga Free , both known for their gangster chops, Murs' subject matter is divided…

  16. Report: Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has early stage emphysema and her lungs have been damaged by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her father said in an interview published yesterday (June 22). Amy Winehouse has early stage emphysema and her lungs have been damaged by smoking crack cocaine and cigarettes, her…

  17. Rogue Wave

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Gibbard can throw a pretty mean curveball. With the poor weather following us almost everywhere we went, we were wondering if the storm clouds would follow us to Canada. We had no problems at the border (ask any band: almost every band has some horror story about getting stuck at the…

  18. Cash Money's Williams Arrested In Tennessee

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams was among 16 people charged with possession of marijuana yesterday (Nov. 27) in Tennessee after the RV they were riding in was pulled over by police for making an impro Rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams was among 16 people charged with…

  19. T.I. Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charges

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. pleaded not guilty to a trio of illegal weapons charges today (Oct. 19) in Atlanta and was ordered to be held in custody for another week by a judge who said he would consider releasing hi Rapper T.I. pleaded not guilty to a trio of illegal weapons charges today (Oct. 19) in…

  20. T.I. To Remain Jailed On Weapons Charges

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. was ordered today (Oct. 15) to remain in custody on federal weapons charges until a bail hearing later this week. The chart-topping rapper was arrested Saturday, hours before his scheduled perfor T.I. was ordered today (Oct. 15) to remain in custody on federal weapons charges until a…

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