1. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  2. Sundance 2014: Nick Cave Performs at '20,000 Days on Earth' Premiere Party

    January 22, 2014 2:46 AM EST The line moved very slowly into Main Street's Downstairs Monday night, with a colorful bunch of characters trying to prove they were on the list for a party celebrating "20,000 Days on Earth." Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's unconventional music doc stars Nick Cave,…

  3. Buena Vista Social Club Plots Farewell Tour

    November 07, 2013 5:30 PM EST The global Cuban phenomenon will say "Adios" with world tour in 2014-2015 Buena Vista Social Club, which began as a group of Cuban senior citizens who rose to global stardom after being recruited by Ry Cooder for a historic recording session in Havana, will reportedly say "…

  4. Katy Perry Launches Colorful Faux Eyelash Collection

    December 07, 2012 8:30 PM EST Katy Perry has teamed up with Eylure again and released another set of false eyelashes. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2012 • WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry • PHOTOS: Women in Music Highlights • WiM HUB: Photos, Videos and Latest Headlines • SWAG: Win a Women in Music VIP Gift Bag • Letter From Billboard'…

  5. Katy Perry's 'Woman of the Year' Acceptance Speech: Video

    December 03, 2012 6:40 PM EST Katy Perry was honored on Friday at Billboard's Women in Music event, along with Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and dozens of the most powerful women in music. Accepting her Woman of the Year award, the "Part of Me" superstar thanked those that helped her when she was "…

  6. Katy Perry on 'Smurfs 2' and Her Film Future: 'I Want to Transform'

    December 02, 2012 9:00 AM EST From her chart-topping hits to her "Part of Me" 3D film, Katy Perry , Billboard's Woman of the Year , has been everywhere lately. But in her film career, the singer-actress is looking forward to going under the radar. Katy Perry: Woman of the Year BUY THIS ISSUE | SUBSCRIBE…

  7. Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen Honored at Billboard's Women in Music Event

    November 30, 2012 6:25 PM EST "I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women," Katy Perry said Friday during her "Woman of the Year" acceptance speech at Billboard's Women In Music 2012 luncheon. "I don't really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I…

  8. Katy Perry Q&A: Billboard's Woman of the Year 2012

    November 30, 2012 12:00 PM EST Sitting back on a comfy sofa at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, What was your first reaction to being chosen Billboard's Woman of the Year? I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year [laughs].…

  9. Billboard's Women In Music 2012

    November 29, 2012 6:00 PM EST _ _ Chart Article _ _ Katy & Carly Rae Honored At Women In Music Billboard's Nov. 30 event feted Woman of the Year Perry and Rising Star Jepsen. _ Katy Perry: The Billboard Cover Story Read Perry's Q&A from the Women in Music issue of Billboard magazine. _ Carly Rae Jepsen:…

  10. Billboard's Women In Music 2011

    December 02, 2011 6:20 PM EST _ _ Chart Article _ _ Taylor & Nicki Honored at Billboard's WIM Event 'Woman Of The Year' Swift and 'Rising Star' Minaj feted 12/2 in New York. _ Our Woman of the Year Speaks: Taylor Cover Story In our new Q&A, the 21-year-old Swift talks inspiration, feminism…

  11. Elvis Death Anniversary Marked By Graceland Vigil

    August 16, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Candles flickered in the balmy night as thousands of Elvis Presley fans filed silently by his grave during a vigil at Graceland, marking 33 years since the American icon died. Elvis admirers from around the world descended on Elvis' former home Sunday night to attend an annual…

  12. Billboard Bits: DNC Music, Buena Vista Social Club, Wii

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. are expected to unite for the cause and perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in…

  13. Buena Vista Social Club's Oramas Dies At 95

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored for his saucy ballads and one of the last remaining stars behind the acclaimed "Buena Vista Social Club" album, died today (March 27) at age 95, Cuban state radi Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored for his saucy ballads and one of the last…

  14. Buena Vista Singer Pio Leyva Dies In Cuba

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died today (March 23) of a heart attack in Havana. He was 88. Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died today (March 23) of a heart…

  15. Burnett Juggles Films With Album, Anthology

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The movies have been very good to T Bone Burnett, but he's scratching his record-making itch again. The lanky Texas-born musician-producer was barracked at the Village Recorder in…

  16. Flor de Amor

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Omara Portuondo, the 73-year-old Cuban chanteuse best-known for her appearances with the Buena Vista Social Club (and an unforgettable turn in Wim Wenders' film of the same name), steps out on her own Omara Portuondo, the 73-year-old Cuban chanteuse best-known for her appearances with…

  17. The Very Best of Skip James

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT From Bentonia, Miss., blues original Nehemiah "Skip" James was a difficult, haunted man who was torn—like many Southerners, black and white—between the Devil's music and God's word. From Bentonia, Miss., blues original Nehemiah "Skip" James was a difficult,…

  18. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  19. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  20. Talking Heads Pop Out Of Box

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records/Warner Archives has set a Nov. 11 release date for "Once in a Lifetime," a box set condensing the career of punk/pop iconoclasts Talking Heads. The three-CD, one-DVD set was compiled wit Rhino Records/Warner Archives has set a Nov. 11 release date for "Once in a…

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