1. Paul Williams Talks and Sings About Songwriting, Documentary, Muppets and - Briefly- Daft Punk at SXSW

    March 14, 2012 7:52 PM EDT Singer-songwriter/ASCAP president Paul Williams isn't quite the household name he was at the peak of his career, decades ago, when he was a fixture on late-night TV and was busy getting nominated for - and winning - Academy Awards for soundtr ...

  2. 'The Artist,' 'Man or Muppet' Win Music Oscars in Music-Snubbing Year

    February 27, 2012 12:37 AM EST In a year in which the Academy Awards appeared to not give a hoot about film music -- no musical performance during the show, just two nominees for Best Song -- they proceeded to reward a film in which the only dominant sound WAS music. Just two n ...

  3. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 27, 2012 12:03 AM EST The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original song trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Su ...

  4. Bret McKenzie's 'Man or Muppet' Wins Best Song Oscar

    February 26, 2012 11:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Ludovic Bource's Music for 'The Artist' Takes Best Original Score The man behind "Man or Muppet" in "The Muppets" now has an Oscar. Bret McKenzie beat an uncrowded field of two nominees to earn the best original so ...

  5. Bret McKenzie on 'Muppet'-less Oscars: 'It's a Shame'

    February 08, 2012 1:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Original Song Nominee Talks Oscars & 'Muppets,' Plus Future of Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie is up for a best original song Oscar later this month, not that "Man or Muppet" (from "The Muppets") will be ...

  6. Exclusive: 'The Muppets' Soundtrack Song List

    October 10, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords has four original songs in the Disney film "The Muppets," which features special appearances by Feist , Joanna Newsom and Nathan Pacheco. Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack Nov. 21. McK ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears in the Studio with Will.i.am, Roots Playing Grammy After-Party

    February 09, 2011 7:31 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney in the Studio with Will.i.am, Collaborating with Ke$ha? Along with producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, Britney Spears announced on Twitter yesterday she was workin ...

  8. Watch: Muppets Remix Kanye West's 'Monster'

    January 04, 2011 5:33 PM EST 0 0 0 When Kanye West & co. rap about nightmarish beings in "Monster," it's doubtful that they had the Muppets in mind. However, a fan video remixing West's posse cut has hit the Web, combining Jim Henson's fuzzy creatures and ...

  9. Taking Peaks, Part 4: Nos. 25-1

    January 26, 2010 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 51 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 a ...

  10. 'Fraggle' To Rock Big Screen With Ahmet Zappa

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Henson's "Fraggle Rock" is coming to the big screen. The 1980s cult hit TV show is being developed by Ahmet Zappa -- younger son of Frank Zappa -- into a full-length live-action musical fantasy st Jim Henson's "Fraggle R ...

  11. Gorillaz / April 2, 5, 2006 / Harlem, N.Y. (Apollo Theatre)

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first night of a multi-date stand can either be a rousing success or a total train wreck. In the case of Gorillaz's run at New York's Apollo Theatre, it was a little bit of both. How would they pu The first night of a multi-date stand ...

  12. Ask Billboard

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Pussycat Dolls and Grammys. EMANCIPATION FOR 'MIMI' Keith, I have a question regarding Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi", which was a Grammy nominee for album of ...