1. Cher, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons Among Celebs Backing Ban On Dolphin Hunt

    February 05, 2014 11:42 PM EST A group of American celebrities and other activists want President Barack Obama to refuse to sign an international trade agreement until Japan bans the capture and slaughter of dolphins in the fishing town of Taiji. Backing the effort are Oscar-winning performers Sean Penn, Cher, Susan…

  2. Hollywood Stars Join Kelly Clarkson's Holiday Special

    November 20, 2013 11:26 PM EST NBC says Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those joining Kelly Clarkson's holiday special. The special, titled "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale," is also set to include country stars Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Trisha…

  3. William Shatner Gathers Stellar Line-up for Prog-Rock Set 'Ponder the Mystery'

    October 03, 2013 2:09 AM EDT William Shatner, 82, who startled Star Trek fans by recording tunes like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on his 1968 debut "The Transformed Man," will release a new album -- his fifth -- on Oct. 8. “Ponder the Mystery,” a prog-rock effort with Billy Sherwood of Yes,…

  4. Johnny Winter Eying All-Star Guitarists for 'Roots' Sequel

    August 03, 2012 7:16 PM EDT Johnny Winter plans on staying true to his "Roots" for his next album. After scoring raves for last year's "Roots" albums, which featured 11 blues staples recorded with guests such as Winter's younger brother Edgar along with Derek Trucks, Blues Traveler's…

  5. Juno Awards: Feist, Michael Buble Win Big in Canada

    April 02, 2012 10:30 AM EDT A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Susan Lucci losing streak; Martin Solveig & Dragonette's "Hello" beat Deadmau5 for Dance Recording; Feist was named Artist of the Year; Canadian's beloved Blue Rodeo were inducted into the…

  6. William Shatner Boldly Talks Broadway, Music & 'Tambourine' Debacle

    February 02, 2012 8:40 PM EST The incomparable William Shatner is coming to Broadway in mid-February with his one man show wonderfully titled "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It." The octogenarian (nearing 81) "Star Trek" captain and veteran TV actor talked to Billboard.com about the "…

  7. Items From Michael Jackson's Final Home Fetch $1M at Auction

    December 19, 2011 9:30 AM EST The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he continued to tally the totals Saturday after…

  8. CMT Awards: Hank Jr. Walks Off, as 5 Stars Honored

    November 30, 2011 9:20 AM EST Brad Paisley fully endorses the format of the CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Paisley was one of five country music stars honored Tuesday night during a taping of the second annual event, joining Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift. He loved the idea of already…

  9. Peter Frampton Talks Anniversary Tour, William Shatner Collaboration

    May 29, 2011 11:29 AM EDT P eter Frampton says "Frampton Comes Alive," which turns 35 this year, "seems like a long time ago" in his life for a variety of reasons. "I get these 12-year-old, up-and-coming guitar players on Facebook or at the shows who want to get some pointers," Frampton…

  10. Johnny Winter Taps All-Star Lineup for 'Roots' Album

    April 03, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It should be no surprise that Johnny Winter 's next album finds him playing the blues. But on "Roots," due out later this year, he's playing other people's blues. The veteran guitarist, singer and bandleader's first studio album in more than seven years finds him…

  11. Cee Lo's 'Lady Killer' Inspiration: James Bond and Austin Powers

    November 10, 2010 1:15 PM EST As he rolls out his third solo album , "The Lady Killer," Cee Lo Green is already eyeballing the future of his other musical concerts. Green tells Billboard.com that there will "absolutely" be a third Gnarls Barkley album, though before that he plans to rejoin his hip-hop…

  12. William Shatner Covers Cee Lo's 'F**k You' on 'Lopez Tonight'

    November 05, 2010 12:05 PM EDT We've seen our fair share of Cee Lo Green covers recently, but without a doubt, William Shatner's is the best. Captain Kirk, who's still kicking it at 79 years old, took to George Lopez's stage on Wednesday (Nov. 3) to say "F**k You" -- to censors, and to, you…

  13. Ben Folds Teams with Author Nick Hornby for New Album

    September 02, 2010 5:20 PM EDT B en Folds says that an "instinct to collaborate and make music with people who aren't necessarily musicians" led to "Lonely Avenue," an teaming with Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and author Nick Hornby that's due out Sept. 28 on Nonesuch. "There'…

  14. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary cl 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed…

  17. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly Furtado. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC…

  18. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly & AJ. "The Late Show With David…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  20. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Tom Waits (also scheduled: Kate…

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