Marc Schneider

Contributing Editor

Donna Summer: Her Life and Career in Photos

Rock Hall Regrets Donna Summer Snub

It's a topic that's impossible to ignore when discussing the accomplishments of Donna Summer, who died Thursday of cancer: Why is the legendary singer not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Katy Perry Wants a 'F---ing Vacation' After Next Single

Katy Perry Wants a 'F---ing Vacation' After Next Single

Katy Perry has been a very busy pop star over the past two years, scoring five Hot 100 No. 1s off her 2010 effort "Teenage Dream" and another topper in February with "Part of Me," off the "Complete Confection" collection. She'll try to do it again with "Wide Awake," which hits radio later this month. "I swear, after this song, I'm taking a fucking vacation," Perry said following her acceptance speech for artist of the year the NARM Music Awards on Thursday (May 10).
'Tapestry' Photographer Jim McCrary Dies

'Tapestry' Photographer Jim McCrary Dies

Jim McCrary, who was behind the camera for hundreds of album covers including an iconic one for Carole King, but who soured on rock photography following an encounter with a young Michael Jackson, died last month at age 72.
Pitbull Studying Will Smith as 'Blueprint' for Crossover Success

Pitbull Studying Will Smith as 'Blueprint' for Crossover Success

The blockbuster-to-be "Men in Black III" hits theaters May 25, but fans already have a theme song to the movie in Pitbull's single "Back in Time." The superstar told us at the Billboard Latin Music Conference that he's embraced the opportunity to be a part of the film, and is looking to Will Smith as a "blueprint" on how to transition from music to the big screen and beyond.
Bob Dylan Remembers Levon Helm: 'My Bosom Buddy...One of the Last True Great Spirits'

Bob Dylan Remembers Levon Helm: 'My Bosom Buddy...One of the Last True Great Spirits'

Bob Dylan and the Band had a thrilling musical relationship, but with the death of drummer Levon Helm on Thursday, it's the personal connection that Dylan remembers. "He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation," Dylan wrote on his official website on Thursday. "This is just so sad to talk about."

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