1. Big Game, Big Pay? A Look at Music's Use in Sports

    January 29, 2015 5:09 PM EST The Seahawks jam to the Verve 's "Bittersweet Symphony" and have big love for Macklemore . The Patriots favor Ozzy Osbourne 's "Crazy Train" and Bon Jovi 's "This Is Our House." Before the Barnum-esque spectacle of the Big Game are the songs that…

  2. A Dining Guide for L.A. Concertgoers, from Food Guru Jonathan Gold

    January 29, 2015 1:02 PM EST The source music heard in City of Gold , Laura Gabbert's examination of the food culture of Los Angeles that Jonathan Gold has been writing about for 30 years, charismatically echoes the culinary sprawl of the city. A 17th-century tune written for viola da gamba, Snoop Dogg , the Germs…

  3. Let Jeff Bridges Put You to Sleep in Snoozy Super Bowl Ad

    January 29, 2015 10:46 AM EST The Dude wants you to get a restful sleep tonight… and to help some great kids along the way! That's right, we've got another WTF-caliber Super Bowl commercial for you, but this one has a great message, and hey, we could all use a better night's sleep, right? "I like…

  4. Shonda Rhimes' New Show: 6 Musical Do's & Don'ts

    January 29, 2015 9:00 AM EST Who's ready to get emotional with their television?  When it was announced this week that a pilot was ordered from Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland, we were already pretty excited. The Catch is reportedly "a thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned.…

  5. Classical Crossover Star Katherine Jenkins on Going Back to Her Roots: 'Musically I've Come Full Circle'

    January 28, 2015 3:23 PM EST It is just over ten years since Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins released her debut studio album and embarked on the journey that would take her from school music teacher to multi-million selling classical crossover star. "It feels just like yesterday," says Jenkins looking…

  6. Cute Puppy Stars in Budweiser Super Bowl Ad With Horses & Cover of 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)'

    January 28, 2015 12:10 PM EST The Super Bowl ads are starting to come in, and boy, do we have a cute one. It involves a very adorable puppy, Clydesdale horses, and some acoustic balladry. In other words, it's a minute of television advertising glory that you can cuddle up to long after the Super Bowl comes and goes…

  7. Who Will Play The Next 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows? An Educated Guess

    January 27, 2015 5:15 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake seem like locks... but what about 5SOS and Miley Cyrus? Here are the 10 best bets for the next 10 Super Bowls. Guessing next year's Super Bowl halftime performer is a relatively easy task: after all, there are only a handful of current artists…

  8. With Real Internet Banned, Everyday Cubans Make Their Own Covert Network

    January 27, 2015 9:05 AM EST Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet…

  9. Broadway Braces for Bad Weather

    January 26, 2015 10:29 PM EST Broadway theaters are shuttering as a snowstorm blasts Times Square. The Broadway League said all plays and musicals will be closed on Monday, a traditionally quiet night with only a few shows available. No firm decision about Tuesday has been made. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250…

  10. Rising R&B Singer Wash Talks 'Can't Trust Thots'

    January 26, 2015 5:02 PM EST opened with a bang for R&B singer Wash , who earned his first Billboard credit with "Can't Trust Thots." The French Montana -assisted track first arrived on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 in December, topping out at No. 8 on multiple days. Tomorrow&…

  11. 'Glee' Music Recap: The Hurt Locker Pt. 1

    January 24, 2015 10:05 AM EST If you'd told me last week that during last night's Glee we'd have Sue hypnotizing Sam to break up the coaches so that she could finally, once and for all, ruin Will and Rachel's lives, that would seem like par for the course with respect to Sue's increasingly…

  12. Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, Electronic Pioneer: An Appreciation

    January 23, 2015 7:19 PM EST As far as Edgar Froese was concerned, there was a difference between making electronic music and making music with electronic instruments. And both with Tangerine Dream and on his own, he preferred to be thought of as doing the latter. "We don't like what we do to be called '…

  13. Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Announce World Tour

    January 23, 2015 5:14 AM EST Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just introduced the Walkman. The performers announced a world tour of duo piano concerts on Thursday. It kicks off…

  14. Music Supervisors Guild Honors 'Nashville,' 'Begin Again, 'Fault in Our Stars'

    January 22, 2015 2:40 PM EST The film and television divisions of 20th Century Fox were honored Jan. 21 at the fifth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with the supervisors behind shows such as Nashville and Reign , and the films The Fault in Our Stars and Begin Again . Fox shared the film studio award with…

  15. Malcolm-Jamal Warner on His Grammy Nom, Next Album & 'Love-Hate Relationship With Hip-Hop'

    January 21, 2015 5:31 PM EST He may remain best known for playing Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show , but Malcolm-Jamal Warner is hardly living in the past. Grammy Awards 2015: All Our Coverage Fresh off a Grammy nomination for his spoken-word contribution to Robert Glasper 's Black Radio 2, Warner spoke with…

  16. 'American Sniper' Has Country Stars & Movie Stars Arguing on Social Media

    January 21, 2015 5:24 PM EST The movie American Sniper set attendance records for a film opening in January, and with that high profile comes controversy. After Seth Rogen and Michael Moore tweeted their thoughts about the film, country singers Blake Shelton and Craig Morgan took to social media to voice their support…

  17. New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight Competing on 'Amazing Race'

    January 20, 2015 5:04 PM EST On Tuesday (Jan. 20), CBS announced the 11 teams that will compete on the next season of The Amazing Race -- including a New Kid on the Block . As previously revealed, the 26th season of the reality competition will feature 11 new teams of "dating duos," but with a twist: Six…

  18. How Dropping Gas Prices Have Helped the Live-Music Industry Save Big

    January 20, 2015 4:01 PM EST Acts that have been out pounding the road through the fall into the new year have received an unexpected holiday gift, as decreases in prices at the pump are saving the touring industry at large millions of dollars over the past several months. The cost of fuel has been dropping since June…

  19. Grateful Dead Reunion Q&A: Bob Weir & Trey Anastasio on How It All Came Together

    January 16, 2015 6:48 PM EST The news of the Grateful Dead 's potential final three shows performed with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in the Jerry Garcia role on July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago has Deadheads and Phish phans abuzz. "This is going to be big fun," Bob Weir tells Billboard…

  20. Exclusive: Grateful Dead to Reunite, Jam With Trey Anastasio for Final Shows

    January 16, 2015 9:30 AM EST In a match made in hippie heaven, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Dead's last performance with Jerry Garcia , who died in August 1995, was…

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