1. Penn Badgley Talks Becoming Jeff Buckley In 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' at Tribeca Premiere

    April 24, 2013 7:30 PM EDT "Greetings From Tim Buckley," a new film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday, is a biopic of famed 90s rock singer Jeff Buckley -- just not in the traditional sense. Rather than chronicling his most famous period (the rel ...

  2. Jeff Buckley Musical Could Grace Broadway Stage

    April 11, 2013 5:34 AM EDT The Old Globe in San Diego will open its 2013-14 season in the fall with "The Last Goodbye," a musical conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that reimagines the conflicted love story against a s ...

  3. Cary Elwes to Direct Biopic On The Who's Manager Kit Lambert

    December 14, 2012 1:39 PM EST The life -- and death -- of Kit Lambert, famed rock impresario and manager of The Who, is coming to the big screen with all the music and drama that entails, courtesy of producer Orian Williams and actor Cary Elwes, who will be making his director ...

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  5. Virile Videos Rely On Music For Hits

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Films' music-focused promotional clips are proving just as powerful online as they were on MTV decades ago. After years of lackluster efforts in using music to generate lines at the box office, film studios are starting to wake up again to th ...

  6. MTV's Van Toffler on How the Beastie Boys Revolutionized Music Videos

    May 09, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Much was said and written about Adam Yauch last week. The Beastie Boys member's death came as a huge shock to fans and even music industry veterans, who've seen more than their share of premature exits in the last 20 years, among them Ku ...

  7. Leonard Cohen Announces Fall Tour of North America

    May 03, 2012 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's coming back. The 77-year-old singer-songwriter will launch the North American leg of his "Old Ideas" world tour with a Halloween show in Austin. The 20-date jaunt announced Thursday runs through Dec. 20 and ...

  8. Mike Doughty Opens 'Book of Drugs,' Says J.Lo & Music Thieves Saved His Life

    December 07, 2011 4:40 PM EST 0 0 0 On His Soul Coughing Music: 'I Think It's Really, Really Bad' Mike Doughty's 2011 was not bad, not bad at all. The veteran singer/songwriter saw his latest collection of hypnotic, wistful, sometimes absurd acoustic-based missives ...

  9. Reeve Carney on Inhabiting Jeff Buckley: 'He Had This Mystic Quality'

    August 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 After stepping into the spotlight in the title role of the ongoing Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Reeve Carney landed his first major film role when it was announced on Monday (Aug. 15) that he has been cast as Jeff Buck ...

  10. Billboard Bits: Adam Levine Criticizes 'Idol,' John Mellencamp Finalizes Divorce

    August 15, 2011 6:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Maroon 5's Levine Slams 'American Idol' In a new interview with Out Magazine, Maroon 5 leader and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine calls his reality ...

  11. Amy Winehouse: Will Unreleased Material Ever Reach Fans?

    July 28, 2011 6:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say. The soul diva, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead of unknown causes at he ...

  12. 20 (and 11) Songs About New Year's

    December 30, 2010 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 To paraphrase Adam Sandler in "The Chanukah Song," there are a lot of Christmas songs out there, but not too many songs about New Year's. Actually, there are. To help ring in 2011, here are 20 songs about the new year ... plus 11 more ...

  13. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Love' Is The Answer For Todrick Hall

    March 10, 2010 8:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. --- I have to say, the song spoilers that leaked this afternoon made me super excited for to ...

  14. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, k.d. lang

    February 25, 2010 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported , the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha 's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1. The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Pea ...

  15. Chart Beat Thursday: 'Hope' Helps Haiti

    January 28, 2010 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 HIGH 'HOPE': If an album is going to set a sales record, best that its proceeds go to charity . "Hope for Haiti Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to reign in the chart's hist ...

  16. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jac ...

  17. May 29, 2009

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 1999 – The remains of Iron Butterfly’s Philip Taylor Kramer are found in at the bottom of Decker Canyon near ...

  18. Ask Billboard: Fleetwood Mac, Kristinia DeBarge, Chicago

    May 15, 2009 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Hi Gary, I wa ...

  19. Jeff Buckley 'Grace' Live Footage Compiled

    March 12, 2009 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Buckley's fame and popularity continue to spread 15 years since the release of his celebrated debut, "Grace," and more than a decade after his untimely death. In celebration of his legacy and the album's anniversary, on June ...

  20. Leonard Cohen To Release First Album Since 2004

    February 13, 2009 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen will release "Live in London," his first new album in five years, on March 31 via Columbia. The set was culled from his July 17, 2008, performance at London's 02 Arena during his world tour la ...

  21. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster ...

  22. Alexandra Burke Is 'X Factor' On U.K. Charts

    December 22, 2008 10:32 AM EST "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke had her U.K. Christmas No. 1 single confirmed yesterday (Dec. 21), as her version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) debuted at the top with sales of 576,000 units to ...

  23. 'Hallelujah' Double On U.K. Chart

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, winner of TV music talent show "The X Factor," has scored the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with "Hallelujah" (Syco) while Jeff Buckley's version of the Leonard Cohen song is at No. 2. Burke sold 576,000 copies acc ...

  24. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take Tha ...

  25. Chart Beat Chat

    November 26, 2008 2:28 PM EST 0 0 0 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Hello Fred, I'm afraid it might get lost in the shuffle but it certainly was a milestone at the time. But it is just 10 years since the Hot 100 dropped its rule of commercial availability. On Dec. 5, 1998, the Hot 100 featured ...

  26. Q&A: Il Divo

    Q&A: Il Divo

    October 24, 2008 8:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Popera group Il Divo talks with Billboard about their upcoming album "The Promise," what it's like working in the studio, and why they're the one and only. Barbra Streisand , Frankie Goes To Hollywood , exclusive , Jeff Buckley , ...

  27. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  28. Chart Beat Chat

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Death Cab for Cutie, gay and lesbian artists, David Cook and more! MAKE ROOM FOR CUTIE Death Cab for Cutie claims its first No. 1 album with "Narrow Stairs" and no write-up in Chart Beat? That achievement is ce ...

  29. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and bla ...

  30. David Cook Triumphs On 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid deafening applause, David Cook was crowned the seventh "American Idol" last night (May 21) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. The 25-year-old Blue Springs, Mo., native earned 56% of the record 97.5 m Amid deafening applause, David Co ...

  31. Q&A: Jason Castro of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dreadlocked 20-year-old Jason Castro's rendition of everything from Neil Diamond's "Forever in Blue Jeans" to a popular version of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" has helped earn him a place in the final Dreadlocked 20 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world& ...

  33. Chart Beat Chat

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Sheena Easton, Kristine W, Juanes and more! WHICH CAME FIRST, THE 'MORNING' OR THE 'MODERN'? Hi Fred, I love your Chart Beat column. This week you stated that Sheena Easton was the second solo female ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," Usher's "Love In This Club" and more! 'HALLELUJAH' CHORUS Hi Fred, For anyone who still has doubts that "American Idol& ...

  35. Nothin' But A 'Good Time' For Alan Jackson

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Good Time," giving the singer his 12th chart-topper on Top Country Albums ... Flogging Molly notches its highest-charting album and its biggest sales week ever ...

  36. Madonna, Mellencamp Lead Rock Hall's '08 Class

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, British Invasion pioneers the Dave Clark Five and instrumental rock legends the Ventures were inducted into th Pop superstar Madonna, heartland rocker John Mel ...

  37. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2008

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This week, a new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Madonna and Leonard Cohen are joining the ranks alongside legends like the Beatles and the Ramones. Billboard.com takes a look at -- and A new set of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers is bein ...

  38. The Royal Albert Hall Project / Jan. 12, 2008 / New York (World Financial Center)

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In 1966 at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan famously plugged in with a band called the Hawks (soon to become the Band) and was met with hisses, boos and curses of "Judas." Luckily, the crowd at N In 1966 at London's Royal Al ...

  39. Maroon 5, Rihanna Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (Octone/A&M) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 3), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z snagged a th Maroon 5's &q ...

  40. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  41. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and black culture activist, dies in Chicago from complications from a blood infection in the lower spine. He is 78. 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., singer, composer, lyricist, playwright and bla ...

  42. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 makes a grand re-entrance with a smash Hot 100 hit and a new album, Ozzy Osbourne gets down the business with his first new release since 2001, Erasure returns to synth-pop and Fiction Plane The second Beggars Banquet album from New York in ...

  43. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. A 2005 - Performances from some of the world& ...

  44. Jeff Buckley Saluted With Best-Of, DVD

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To mark the 10th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley's death, Columbia/Legacy will on May 22 release a single-disc best-of and a DVD of the documentary "Amazing Grace." To mark the 10th anniversary of singer/songwriter Jeff ...

  45. Various Artists / Came So Far For Beauty: An Evening Of Leonard Cohen Songs / Oct. 5, 2006 / Dublin (The Point)

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment of riches contained in the blue chip Leonard Cohen songbook, the four-hour running time of this tribute show to the septuagenarian singer seemed like too Despite an all-star cast and the embarrassment o ...

  46. Buckley Bound For Biopic Treatment

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late musician Jeff Buckley is getting the biopic treatment. Writer-director Brian Jun, whose "Steel City" was nominated for the grand jury prize at January's Sundance Film Festival, will write and dir Late musician Jeff Buckley is get ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap come back from the dead at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival.<br clear="no 2004 - Soprano saxophon ...

  48. This Day in Music

    May 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Rolling Stones launch the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour, performing in front of 80,000 enthusiastic fans in an open-air concert in Stuttgart, Germany.<br clear="none" 2005 - Oscar Brown Jr., ...

  49. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Singer/actress Vanessa L. Williams gives birth to a daughter in New York. The child, Sasha, is the first for Williams and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Rick Fox.<br clear="none"/><br 2005 - Performance ...

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