1. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  2. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can t ...

  3. Selena's Widower Shows a Different Side of Singer in New Book

    March 18, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Perez, the widower of famed Mexican-American singing idol Selena, has written a book about his late wife, nearly two decades after she was murdered at the age of 23 by a woman who had served as president of her fan club. Why did it take him so ...

  4. Arcade Fire Premieres New 'Hunger Games' Song: Listen to 'Abraham's Daughter'

    March 02, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 The spring's most epic film -- "The Hunger Games" -- now has an equally epic closing-credits track from Grammy-winning indie rockers Arcade Fire , titled "Abraham's Daughter." Listen below. "Abraham's Daughter ...

  5. Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi Highlight The Hunger Games Soundtrack

    February 14, 2012 2:48 PM EST Fans awaiting the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate's adaptation of the extremely popular book by Suzanne Collins, now know what the world of Panem will sound like. The full soundtrack list was released, and, while it leans a bit on the ...

  6. Matisyahu Shaves Beard: 'No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar'

    December 13, 2011 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Some things in pop music just go together hand-in-hand: Lil Jon and his pimp goblet, Nicki Minaj and her neon wigs, and, until recently, Matisyahu and his long, religiously significant beard. But on Tuesday morning (Dec. 13), the socially conscious ...

  7. Matisyahu Prepping Two New Albums, Talks Movie Role

    July 05, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two new albums and a movie ensure that Matisyahu has a crowded near-future docket these days. The Hassidic singer and rapper, who released "Live at Stubb's, Vol. 2" in February, is taking "two very different directions" on t ...