1. SXSW: Lady Gaga Plays Offbeat Set, Tells Fans 'You Don't Need A F--king Record Label'

    March 14, 2014 4:33 AM EDT “I paid [her] $2.5 million, I better hear ‘Alejandro,’” said one dissapointed Doritos executive, whose request went unfulfilled The humor of playing Austin’s most prominent barbeque joint was not lost on Lady Gaga. For her headlining performance ...

  2. Brian McManus Named Village Voice Music Editor

    September 17, 2012 4:16 PM EDT The Village Voice today announced the hiring of Brian McManus as its new music editor, according to a post on the New York City alt-weekly's blog . He starts a week from today on Sept. 24. McManus replaces Maura Johnston who was let go by Vil ...

  3. Backbeat: Capitol Theatre Debuts With Sold-Out Bob Dylan Concert After Lavish Restoration

    September 05, 2012 3:32 PM EDT The renovated Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on opening night. (Photo: Jem Aswad) One of the more welcome developments in the concert industry over the past several years has been the revival of many classic theaters, ranging from the U ...

  4. The Beach Boys: Surf's Up, Again

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 Two Fender representatives approach Al Jardine during an interview to talk guitars. They have 1962 reissue Jaguars to give to Jardine and the man who briefly replaced him in the Beach Boys, David Marks, for that day's rehearsal at Center Staging ...

  5. Mary J. Blige Talks 'Being Real' and Beyonce Collaboration

    November 29, 2011 10:55 AM EST 0 0 0 It's no secret Mary J. Blige portrays her life, good and bad, in her songs. "When life is real it's not going to be smooth," the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul said onstage at the New York Time's Times Talks event on Monday (Nov. 28) ...

  6. Grammy TV Audience Biggest in Six Years

    February 01, 2010 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 A popular and eye-popping mix of stars like Beyonce , Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga drew a TV audience of 25.8 million Americans to the Grammy Awards -- the biggest TV audience for the telecast in six years, according to preliminary television ratings ...

  7. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday , it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puer ...

  8. Porcupine Tree Fans Snatch Up 'The Incident'

    September 25, 2009 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 On paper, Porcupine Tree is a band whose success is a little puzzling. The progressive rock act's songs are lengthy, complex works that almost defy commercial arplay. Band leader Steven Wilson refuses to give away his music and ensures his CDs ...

  9. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1 ...