1. 'Saturday Night Live' Actress Jan Hooks Dies at 57

    October 09, 2014 6:16 PM EDT Jan Hooks , best known for her work on Saturday Night Live , died on Thursday (Oct. 9) in New York at the age of 57, her representative, Lisa Lieberman, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter . No further details were immediately available. Jan Hooks Top 5 'SNL' Musical Moments On…

  2. Bon Jovi Tour Photographer David Bergman Talks Behind-the-Scenes Details of Traveling the World With the Band

    October 09, 2014 2:40 PM EDT Over the span of two world tours, photographer David Bergman had the best seat in the house as the tour photographer for one of the world's hardest working rock'n'roll bands --  Bon Jovi . The collected images -- culled from over 800,000 frames snapped of the band -- are now…

  3. Nicki Minaj Channels 'Pulp Fiction,' Talks Motherhood in 'Vogue Italia'

    October 09, 2014 1:10 PM EDT   Even as the ass jungle-themed "Anaconda" video continues to rack up views and parodies , fashion chameleon Nicki Minaj is moving on to a new look for the cover of Vogue Italia . Sporting a black bob that falls between Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction and Liza Minnelli in Cabaret ,…

  4. Allo Darlin' Talks Keeping Day Jobs, Writing Heartwarming New Indie Pop Record

    October 09, 2014 11:10 AM EDT We live in highly bloggable times where our favorite baby bands often grow up quickly. We Come From the Place (out Oct. 7 via Slumberland) is the third album from charming, still-under-the-radar indie poppers Allo Darlin’ making them old and grey in Internet years. Their sparkling sophomore…

  5. 'New York Is Music' Coalition Aims to Stimulate Empire State's Ailing Music Industry

    October 09, 2014 10:30 AM EDT About a year ago on a routine trip to Los Angeles, Downtown Music Publishing CEO Justin Kalifowitz noticed the music industry members he talked to out there -- managers, clients, lawyers -- said they hadn't been to New York in a while because they didn't need to. "The music…

  6. Here's Hilary Duff's Response to Aaron Carter Wanting Her Back: 'I Was Thirteen!'

    October 09, 2014 10:23 AM EDT Hilary Duff has the final word. For fans of a certain age, the Hilary Duff /Aaron Carter love saga has been fascinating to watch.  The two dated as teens circa 2002, and earlier this year Carter started tweeting about how much he missed her, sharing his hopes for trying to win her back. …

  7. Throwback Thursday: 20 Greatest Season 1 'Glee' Musical Moments

    October 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDT We were fans from the very first Journey cover. Fall TV is in full swing, and while we've managed to welcome back plenty of returning hits (Hi, Scandal and The Voice !), there's one television show that is sadly not going to be giving fans Broadway-pop karaoke covers of popular…

  8. iHeartRadio Soon Available on Android Wear Smartwatches

    October 08, 2014 9:31 PM EDT Taylor Swift , Ariana Grande , Calvin Harris and all the other favorite iHeartRadio artists will soon be available on your watch.  The digital radio service announced Wednesday it will have an app on Android Wear smartwatches next week on Oct. 15. This is the company's first move into…

  9. 'Ghostbusters' Reboot: What Woman Should Take On the Theme Song?

    October 08, 2014 5:07 PM EDT Who are they gonna call? Time to place a call: Ghostbusters is officially being rebooted with director Paul Feig and  Katie Dippold ( The Heat ) penning the script. "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star…

  10. Must-Hear Music Podcast: Weezer, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, Jessie Ware & More

    October 08, 2014 1:10 PM EDT It's an eclectic collection of songs on this week's Must-Hear Music podcast. We tackle a Ramones-inspired new track from Billboard cover star Charli XCX , a new Jessie Ware song, a deep cut from Flying Lotus ' You're Dead! album and the three-song "Futurescope…

  11. Nikki Sixx Focusing on Sixx:A.M.'s First Headlining Tour as Motley Crue Comes to a Close

    October 08, 2014 11:15 AM EDT After seven years and three albums, Sixx:A.M. will do its first tour as a headliner -- though fans will have to wait another six months for the experience. Wrestling Nikki Sixx's commitments to Mötley Crüe 's farewell tour and Guns N' Roses' demands for DJ Ashba, Sixx:A…

  12. Blake Shelton Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    October 08, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Country king Blake Shelton earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new release, Bringing Back the Sunshine , debuts atop the list. It was released on Warner Bros. Nashville Records on Sept. 30, and sold 101,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen…

  13. Report: Lawsuit Over iTunes Double-Billing Dismissed

    October 08, 2014 10:58 AM EDT A lawsuit against Apple claiming the company double-billed its iTunes customers has been dismissed. Courthouse News is reporting that the plaintiffs, Robert Herskowitz and Phoebe Juel , settled with the tech giant on Tuesday (Oct. 7). Related iTunes Launches 'Donate' Feature for…

  14. Hillsong United Wins Big at Dove Awards

    October 07, 2014 11:15 PM EDT Hillsong United  took tops honors Tuesday night (Oct. 7) at the Gospel Music Assn.’s 45th Annual Dove Awards, winning five Doves, including artist of the year and aong of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” “The song ‘Oceans’ has opened so many new doors and so many great…

  15. Wu-Tang Clan's Raps Not 'Woman-y' Enough for Drake

    October 07, 2014 8:59 PM EDT To have the Wu-Tang Clan on a remix of Drake 's Nothing Was the Same track "Wu-Tang Forever" sounds great in theory, but in practice it just didn't come together.  Wu-Tang Clan to Release 'A Better Tomorrow,' 20th Anniversary Record, with Warner Bros. Records…

  16. Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' Hits Real-Time Trending 140 Chart -- Is Hot 100 Next?

    October 07, 2014 7:06 PM EDT Fallon's collab with will.i.am blasts onto the real-time Trending 140, and 'Tonight Show' host has his eye on Hot 100 next. Could Jimmy Fallon 's dream to hit, if not conquer, the Billboard Hot 100 come true? On Monday, the host of NBC's The Tonight Show Starring…

  17. Jason Aldean's 'Old Boots, New Dirt': Track-by-Track Review

    October 07, 2014 4:12 PM EDT Jason Aldean 's Old Boots, New Dirt, the singer's sixth studio album (out Tuesday on Broken Bow Records) is a mixture of the party songs he has become known for -- but also shows a little bit more of an emotional and sensual side than listeners might be accustomed to. As much…

  18. Bryan Adams Talks Tackling The Beatles and The Beach Boys on New Covers Album ‘Tracks of My Years’

    October 07, 2014 3:22 PM EDT For Tracks of My Years (Verve), Bryan Adams ' first record in six years, the Canadian pop-rock star, 54, says he "fumbled my way through a bunch of covers." The LP, which also includes one original, is an homage to the classics that influenced the hitmaker -- whose legacy…

  19. Jason Aldean & Sam Hunt Chart New Path With R&B-Influenced Country

    October 07, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Billboard speaks with the genre-smashing songwriters behind bold new country hits. Mainstream country music is not always known for being sonically daring, but Jason Aldean' s "Burnin' It Down" and Sam Hunt' s “Break Up In A Small Town” represent something genuinely…

  20. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records (Again), Reveals Cancer Scare

    October 07, 2014 12:52 PM EDT On top of all the other tour-ending ailments he has faced in recent years -- bleeding ulcer, pneumonia, respiratory infection -- Morrissey now says in a Spanish-language interview that he's undergone cancer treatments and feels he may be at an age where he "should no longer be…

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