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  1. Ross on Radio: The Song Of Summer That Almost Wasn't

    September 24, 2012 6:43 AM EDT In their story on Carly Rae Jepsen and social media's role in helping break her "Summer Song of 2012," the New York Times credits Justin Bieber with helping anoint what was "a minor hit in Canada" when he first heard it. I ...

  2. New E! Show 'Opening Act' Offers YouTube Talent Opening Slots for Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rod Stewart, Others

    April 30, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe ("American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") is teaming up with E! for new music reality series, "Opening Act," which debuts July 9 at 10p E.T./P.T. on the NBC Universal cable network. E! will formall ...

  3. Bruno Mars Heads Back to Grammys With Smeezingtons

    February 08, 2012 8:33 AM EST Songwriting and production team the Smeezingtons (from left) Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Ari Levine (WireImage). LOS ANGELES (AP) - A whiteboard hangs on the wall of the tiny Hollywood studio used by the Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars' producti ...

  4. Phish, Elton John Lead Hot Tours With Biggest Box Office Numbers

    January 23, 2012 2:00 PM EST Legendary jam band Phish tops Hot Tours with ticket sales totals reported from its traditional year ending run of concerts at the partially refurbished Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band played the arena to close out 2011 with sellou ...

  5. The Green Bring Hawaii to the Top of Reggae Chart

    November 15, 2011 7:00 AM EST Incorporating drum and bass driven grooves, nuanced harmonies and the positive vibrations that have made Jamaican reggae an internationally embraced music since the early 1970s, Hawaiian band The Green's sophomore album "Ways & Means ...

  6. A Tribe Called Quest Documentary by Michael Rapaport to Hit Theaters

    April 27, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest , "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest." The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New Yo ...

  7. Philadelphia Orchestra to Declare Bankruptcy

    April 18, 2011 6:45 AM EDT The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra. Board chairman Richard Worley said memb ...

  8. Fergie Joins 'X Factor' Contenders As Producers Have 'Nightly Arguments,' Simon Cowell Says

    April 08, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is in the running for a judge's spot on the upcoming U.S. version of "The X Factor," but creator Simon Cowell said on Thursday that producers were still juggling dozens of names for the TV talent show. ...

  9. Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies

    August 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Fr ...

  10. Color Me Badd Singer Arrested For Domestic Abuse

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Authorities say a singer with the 1990s R&B band Color Me Badd has been arrested in Hawaii following a fight with his wife. Honolulu police say 40-year-old Bryan Abrams was arrested Tuesday (July 20) after getting into an argument with his wif ...

  11. Kennedy Center Honors Bruce Springsteen, Dave Brubeck

    December 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With a little help from Carol Burnett, a new star from the hit TV show "Glee" and other top entertainers, political Washington is saluting five of the nation's top artists with the Kennedy Center Honors this weekend. A surprise list ...

  12. Beach Boys, Sex Pistols, Blondie Members Onboard For 'Rock And Roll'

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Members of the MC5, Devo, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Beach Boys are among those participating in the Rock and Roll Experience, which will launch its inaugural five-day fantasy camp Oct. 7 in Honolulu. The fan ...

  13. Jury Rules Against South Korean Star Rain For $8 Million

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop star and actor Rain and his managers were ordered to pay a Hawaii promoter more than $8 million in damages for canceling a 2007 concert in Honolulu. A federal jury found Rain, his agency JYP Entertainment Co. and two South Korean ...

  14. Pop Star Rain Testifies About Canceled Concert

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop star and actor Rain says he had every intention of performing in Hawaii and other U.S. states, but a series of abrupt concert cancellations were out of his control. The 26-year-old appeared in U.S. District Court in Honolulu in a ...

  15. Foreigner Launches Air Guitar Contest with AARP

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AARP, the advocacy group for those over the age of 50, announced that it is holding an air guitar and lip-synching contest with the band Foreigner. The competition is a new addition to the group's sponsorship of Foreigner's current U.S. ...

  16. Underoath Gets 'Lost In Sound' On New Album

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Underoath will release its fourth studio album, "Lost in the Sound of Separation," on Sept. 2 via Seattle-based independent label Tooth & Nail/Solid State. The rock act will support the forthcoming set with a busy international touri ...

  17. White Stripes Cancel Fall U.S. Tour

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have abruptly canceled their fall U.S. tour, after it was revealed that drummer Meg White "is suffering from acute anxiety and is unable to travel at this time." The trek was to have begun tomorrow (Sept. 13) in Albuque ...

  18. Super D Inks Exclusive Label Deals

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Super D, which last month beefed up its indie distribution operation with the hiring of Tim Hinsley as GM, has been moving to enhance its label roster. The Irvine, Calif.-based company has signed three labels for exclusive U.S. distribution: Honol ...

  19. Rain Postpones Arena Dates

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean pop singer Rain has postponed most of his remaining U.S. arena summer concerts due to production scheduling conflicts, a spokesperson tells Billboard.biz. An official statement from Rain's (real name: Jung Ji-hoon) management is ...

  20. With No Album On Horizon, Pearl Jam Touring For Fun

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the studio to follow-up last year's self-titled album for J, but the group couldn't pass up a series of "pretty cool offers" on the live front this summer, guitarist Mike M ...

  21. U2 Roars Back With Help From Pearl Jam, Kanye

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reschedule dates previously postponed. U2 has rescheduled a host of dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan that were postponed this spring due to an unidentified serious illness within the immediate family of a band member. Pearl Jam and Kanye ...

  22. U2 Postpones Last Ten Dates Of Vertigo Tour

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Family illness cited. U2 has postponed the final 10 dates of its Vertigo '06 tour in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. In a statement, promoters the Next Adventure and Michael Coppel Presents jointly blamed it on the illness of an imm ...

  23. Motley Crue Extends Tour Into 2006

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trek resumes Feb. 10 in Columbus, Ga. Having racked up an improbably successful reunion tour this year, Motley Crue is heading back on the road in 2006. The hard rock quartet will close out the year with a Dec. 31 New Year's Eve show in Aubur ...

  24. Internet2 A Pirate's Cove

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The motion picture studios and music companies launched a new attack on Internet piracy April 13 when they filed hundreds of lawsuits against university students across the country, accusing them of s WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...