1. Ennio Morricone Regrets Not Writing Music for Clint Eastwood

    December 19, 2014 11:35 AM EST The legendary composer says he turned down the chance out of respect for Sergio Leone. Celebrated Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has revealed that he regrets turning down the chance of writing music for Clint Eastwood . Speaking to the BBC ...

  2. 'Jersey Boys,' Frankie Valli Surge On Billboard 200

    June 27, 2014 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 All things 'Jersey Boys' are red-hot, as two titles featuring the legendary sound storm the chart, with Valli and the 4 Seasons scoring their highest rank in decades The stage musical about Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons and its recently- ...

  3. First 'Jersey Boys' Movie Trailer Debuts

    April 18, 2014 12:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's highly anticipated film version of the hit Broadway musicalJersey Boys has debuted online. The clip begins with The Four Seasons singing under a street lamp and follows their rise to performing for cheerin ...

  4. Merle Haggard's 'Troubadour' Days Find Home in New Box Set

    November 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard are in luck this holiday season. German-based Bear Family Records has just issued "Troubadour" -- a four disc, 111 cut box set that features the entire recorded output of Haggard' ...

  5. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Marry in Italy

    October 19, 2012 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding took place in Italy this week, following a 10-month engagement and five year relationship. "It's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by ou ...

  6. Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel to Wed This Week: Report

    October 17, 2012 10:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake will be bringing sexy down the aisle this week, according to Us Weekly . The actor-musician and actress fiancee Jessica Biel will reportedly wed in southern Italy. "They are ready to get married," a source told the magazi ...

  7. Justin Timberlake: My Return To Music Will Be 'A Special Thing'

    September 20, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 He brought "SexyBack," but don't quite wait for Justin Timberlake to bring his music back - just yet. The singing superstar said his music-making process is fueled by life's experiences and making an album "is a really big d ...

  8. Al Schlesinger, Former NARAS Chairman, To Be Honored By National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals

    September 04, 2012 11:20 AM EDT The National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is holding a tribute dinner for Al Schlesinger, the entertainment lawyer, on Sept. 12 at the Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, California. Tickets cost $60, and are on sale here . Te ...

  9. Beyonce, Pitbull & Steven Tyler Cast in New Animated Film

    May 31, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce , Pitbull and Steven Tyler have all been cast alongside a star-studded group of actors in "Epic," a new animated film being produced by 20th Century Fox. Helmed by "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge, the 3D CG animated film h ...

  10. Flogging Molly's Dave King Bets on Detroit

    February 21, 2012 7:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Clint Eastwood isn't the only one thumping the drum for Detroit's changing fortunes. So is Flogging Molly's Dave King, who lives part of the year in the Motor City environs with his wife and bandmate Bridget Regan and who based the Ce ...

  11. Doritos, H&M, Chrysler Take Top Super Bowl Ad Honors -- Pepsi's Elton Ad Tops Music

    February 06, 2012 12:53 PM EST As Twitter reached record highs last night - 9,420 sports-related tweets per second, according to Twitter's blog - many brands clamored to lead the conversation in the ever-fickle social media-sphere. According to BrandBowl, a real-time analy ...

  12. Silver Screen Updates: Timberlake to Play Ball With Eastwood, Swift Not Starring in 'Les Mis'

    February 01, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 No surprise that Justin Timberlake is headed back to the silver screen, where he will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Warner Bros. film "Trouble With the Curve." Meanwhile, it looks like Taylor Swift will be staying away ...

  13. 12 No. 12 Country Hits for 2012

    January 17, 2012 7:05 PM EST 0 0 0 As 2012 gets underway, Chart Beat remembers songs that rose to No. 12 high points on Billboard surveys and, despite falling two spots shy of the top 10, remain cherished and notable. Last week, we recalled No. 12-peaking R&B/hip-hop hits, includ ...

  14. Brad Paisley 'This Is Country Music': Track-By-Track Review

    May 24, 2011 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country Music has sometimes been described as three chords and the truth, but leave it to Brad Paisley to demonstrate just how much more expansive the genre can be on his new album, "This is Country Music." Produced by his longtime collabo ...

  15. Alabama Returns To Country Songs Summit

    May 23, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 A labama returns to the top spot on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Songs chart, as Brad Paisley 's "Old Alabama," on which the group is featured, ascends 2-1. Alabama had last ruled Country Songs with "Reckless" ...

  16. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  17. Brad Paisley: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 08, 2011 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Brad Paisley and longtime friend/collaborator Chris DuBois wrote "This Is Country Music," they knew they'd penned more than a catchy title track. They had a blueprint. "The song itself is what inspired the album, which is th ...

  18. Brad Paisley: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley "This Is Country Music" April 19 One of the chart-topping hits from his last album was titled "Welcome to the Future." But the Country Music Assn.'s reigning entertainer of the year Brad Paisley decided to take ...

  19. Beyonce to Grace 'A Star Is Born' Remake, Clint Eastwood to Direct

    January 21, 2011 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 B eyonce is in talks to star in a of "A Star Is Born," while Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the film for Warner Bros. Warners has long been trying remake the movie, with Eastwood's due to be the fourth incarnation. ...

  20. Beyonce to Star in Clint Eastwood Remake of 'A Star Is Born'

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Clint Eastwood is in early negotiations to direct the long-gestating remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros. Eastwood and his producing partner Rob Lorenzo will likely produce along with Bill Gerber, Jon Peters and Basil Iwanyk. Warners has long ...

  21. That's How Country Boys (And Girls) Roll

    August 03, 2010 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 'GOOD' JOB, JERROD: Billboard's Country Songs chart, to be refreshed, along with all surveys, Thursday on billboard.com, sports several notable feats this week, beginning at the summit. Jerrod Niemann notches his first No. 1, as " ...

  22. Ne-Yo Suiting Up For 'Battle'

    September 09, 2009 8:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo is suiting up with Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley and Cory Hardrict for "Battle: Los Angeles," a sci-fi war movie. Jadin Gould, Bryce Cass and Joey King also have joined the cast, which includes Aaron Eckha ...

  23. May 31, 2009

    May 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Latin bandleader Tito Puente dies in a New York hospital as a result of complications from open-heart surgery. He is 77. 2000 – Singer Johnnie Taylor dies of a heart attack in Dallas. He is 66. 1998 – Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell confirms he ...

  24. Springsteen, Gabriel Snag Golden Globes Noms

    December 11, 2008 11:11 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce Knowles are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best original song category ...

  25. Springsteen, Beyonce Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce Knowles and Clint Eastwood are among the music-related nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live Jan. 11 on NBC. Springsteen was nominated in the best orig ...

  26. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York& ...

  27. DVD Looks Back On The Clash's 'Revolution'

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a relative flurry of films, DVDs and reissues to arise in the wake of Clash frontman Joe Strummer's death, fans are again being treated to another archival project in the form of the new DVD "Re After a relative flurry of films, DVDs ...

  28. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood are amon ...

  29. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  30. Vedder, Shakira Snag Golden Globe Music Nods

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eddie Vedder, Shakira and Clint Eastwood and are among the nominees in music categories for the 65th annual Golden Globe awards. Vedder is nominated with Michael Brook and Kaki King for best original score for "Into the Wild," and his so ...

  31. Country Legend Porter Wagoner Dies At 80

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks after being hospitalized with lung cancer. Wagoner was known for a string of country hits in the '60s, perennial a Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterda ...

  32. Bennett Plotting Jazz Album With Wonder

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following their Grammy Award-winning duet earlier this year, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder are hatching plans for a full-scale album collaboration. Bennett tells Billboard.com that he and Wonder are Following their Grammy Award-winning duet earlier ...

  33. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York& ...

  34. Ex-'Idol' Hudson Wins Best Supporting Actress

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson won the best supporting actress Oscar last night (Feb. 25) for her role in the hit film "Dreamgirls." Hudson, who had never acted before, thanked her Former "American Idol&qu ...

  35. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy ( ...

  36. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy wo ...

  37. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, so ...

  38. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Latin jazz legend Tito Puente dies on the operating table of a New York hospital as a result of complications following 12 hours of open-heart surgery. He is 77.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2004 - One of Fra ...

  39. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies o ...

  40. Foxx Wins Best Actor For 'Ray' Portrayal

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Foxx was also nominated for b Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at t ...

  41. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Fox ...

  42. Singers, Stars Stage Tsunami TV Benefit

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With Norah Jones singing "we're all in this thing together," movie and music stars contributed their talents for a hastily arranged benefit for tsunami victims televised live tonight (Jan. 15). The tw With Norah Jones singing "we ...

  43. John, Aussie Stars Pledge Tsunami Aid

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Bjork, Paul McCartney and such Australian stars as Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Kasey Chambers and the Finn Brothers are the latest acts to sign on for events to raise f Nearly four weeks after a deadly earthquake and ...

  44. Foxx, Spacey Earn Musical Globe Nominations

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awards, to be handed out Jan. 16. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey are among the actors garnering music-related nominations for the Golden Globe awa ...

  45. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop ...

  46. Eastwood: Soundtracks Should Have Score Focus

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned the fact that film soundtracks have moved away from conventional scoring to the use of songs during his keynote speech at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboa Actor/producer/director Clint Eastwood bemoaned ...

  47. Clint Dives Into Scoring For 'Mystic River'

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Clint Eastwood regularly has a hand in composing or assembling his movie soundtracks. And he was recently recognized for his efforts by the Henry Mancini Institute. But his highly praised new film, the ...

  48. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a n ...

  49. Actor/Musician Sheb Wooley Dies

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor in westerns like "High Noon" who also recorded the pop novelty song "The Purple People Eater," died yesterday (Sept. 16) in Nashville. He was 82. Wooley had suffered from Sheb Wooley, a veteran actor ...

  50. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 20 ...

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