1. The Flaming Lips: 'Crazy' Enough To Set Guinness World Record?

    June 21, 2012 12:10 PM EDT Wayne Coyne Also Speaks on the FLips' 'Beautiful, Emotional' Next Album Wayne Coyne and his Flaming Lips bandmates have been told that their upcoming eight-stop, 24-hour road trip -- which, if successful, will break a Guinness world record -- is crazy. But it's not like…

  2. Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Announce Trio Album

    June 20, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore will pool their avant-garde powers for "YOKOKIMTHURSTON," according to SPIN . The collaborative album is due Sept. 25 on Chimera Music, with 14-minute single "Early in the Morning" out now. The previously…

  3. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on…

  4. Grammys 2012: 19 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 13, 2012 12:26 AM EST On a big night for Adele, she had a lot to say backstage -- as did the rest of the Grammy victors. Hear what you didn't see on the Grammy broadcast below. Adele's Big Night : While her millions of fans may have worried about her recovery from surgery, Adele called the procedure …

  5. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones , Matthew and Gunnar Nelson,…

  6. Yoko Ono to Introduce Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:20 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips ' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband and Jobs before the Lips perform "…

  7. Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

    October 09, 2011 7:20 PM EDT A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney , for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the columned building in 1969 when he…

  8. John Lennon Tribute Concert CD Out in November

    October 07, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Patti Smith , Jackson Browne , Meshell Ndegeocello, Bettye LaVette and Aimee Mann are among the artists featured on "The 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute, Live From the Beacon Theatre NYC," which is due out Nov. 15. Proceeds from the 15-track digital album will benefit the Japanese…

  9. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

  10. Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Seduces, Leona Lewis Performs & Yoko Ono Does Her Thing

    September 16, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The week of fashion, sparkle and diets of champagne and coffee has come to a close. As temperatures plummeted yesterday, the spring fashionistas fled the big, cold city in hopes of a warmer location for the upcoming fashion weeks. Some of the most anticipated shows of the season took to the…

  11. Richard Hamilton Dead: 'White Album' Designer and Pop Art Pioneer

    September 13, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Pop Art pioneer Richard Hamilton, best known for coining the name of the pop culture-heavy art movement and for designing the cover jacket for The Beatles' sprawling "White Album," has died in Britain of undetermined causes. He was 89. A gallery representing Hamilton said the…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Punk'd' Returns With Bieber Pranking Swift, Beach Boys 'Smile' Gets Release Date

    August 30, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Punk'd' Returns With Justin Bieber Pranking Taylor Swift MTV's revamped and reincarnated prank show "Punk'd" is back, and instead of Ashton Kutcher, each episode will feature a…

  13. The Nine Collaborative Albums To Top The Billboard 200

    August 18, 2011 7:15 PM EDT The pairing of star acts on an album isn't uncommon. Last year, Elton John and Leon Russell teamed for "The Union," which reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier in 2010, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troubadour" bowed at No. 4. In 2007, rocker…

  14. Yoko Ono Talks Dance Hits, Lady Gaga, John Lennon and Twitter

    July 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT In December 2010, the last time Yoko Ono was at Billboard, she was being honored for a whopping five consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart . With her just-released single "Talking To The Universe" climbing the same chart, the iconoclastic veteran artist took…

  15. Yoko Ono to Japanese Disaster Victims: 'We Are All Together'

    July 22, 2011 2:17 PM EDT Visiting her disaster-stricken homeland, Yoko Ono said Friday she wants to give fellow Japanese a big hug. Ono said she was deeply saddened by the devasation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 20,000 people dead or missing and touched off the worst nuclear…

  16. Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Coming to HBO in October

    July 13, 2011 6:30 PM EDT HBO has acquired the North American TV rights to Martin Scorsese's " George Harrison : Living in the Material World," and will air the documentary in two parts on Oct. 5 and 6. In the film, Scorsese traces Harrison's life from his beginnings in Liverpool through his life…

  17. Billboard Bits: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Reteam for CMA Awards

    July 11, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Co-Hosting CMA Awards for Fourth Time Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back together again in November. They've been picked to host the Country Music Association Awards…

  18. Billboard Bits: Xtina & Adam Levine Duet, Chris Colfer to Pen Young Adult Novels

    June 09, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera & Adam Levine Bring 'Voices' Together for Duet In her upcoming Us Weekly cover story, Christina Aguilera reveals that she and fellow "Voice" coach Adam Levine recorded a…

  19. 'Women Who Rock' Exhibit Opens, Features Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    May 13, 2011 8:49 AM EDT Dubbed "the meat dress," Lady Gaga's provocative ensemble from the 2010 MTV VMAs went down in history almost instantaneously, sparking public discussion over how, exactly, one wears an outfit made of raw meat. Now, in a new exhibit opening today (May 13) at the Rock and Roll…

  20. Billboard Bits: Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure

    April 12, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure R&B singer Keri Hilson and "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale are among the female celebrities to bare all in the latest issue of Allure. Hilson…

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