1. Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil Patrick Harris Into a Bona Fide Rock Star

    June 07, 2014 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stephen Trask is adamant. "It's not stunt casting!" the composer affirms over and over about bringing the musical ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to Broadway with headliner Neil Patrick Harris. "There are plenty of people that if we ...

  2. German DJs Protest GEMA's Proposed Tax on Digital Music Collections

    April 09, 2013 2:20 PM EDT Hundreds of German DJs demonstrated last week in front of the local offices of the German collection society GEMA in Dortmund and Munich against what they consider new and unfair DJ licensing fees. In Dortmund, the demonstration was spontaneous ...

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  5. Fun. to Headline Trevor Project Event: Exclusive

    June 14, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie pop trio Fun. will be the musical performer for this year's "Trevor Live" event , hosted by LGBTQ organization the Trevor Project in New York City. "We are honored to be supporting the Trevor Project in every way we can,&qu ...

  6. Public Enemy Headlining Movement Electronic Music Festival

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rap legends Public Enemy will preview their upcoming album "Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp" at this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival held over Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The troupe will join Chica ...

  7. Billboard Bits: 'Yakety Yak' Singer Dies, 'Glee' Wants Springsteen

    June 13, 2011 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Yakety Yak' Singer of The Coasters Dies Carl Gardner, lead singer of '50s group the Coasters, passed away Sunday (June 12) in Port St. Lucie, Florida afte ...

  8. NBC Orders Music-Heavy Fall Lineup after 'The Voice' Success

    May 15, 2011 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 NBC is banking on musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for "The Playboy Club." The new Broadway-themed "Smash" will take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season. Music will ...

  9. 'American Idiot' Movie in the Works

    April 13, 2011 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idiot," the Broadway musical based on Green Day's acclaimed album of the same name, is finding a home at Universal. The studio is in negotiations to pick up the screen rights and has set Michael Mayer, the director of the st ...

  10. Melissa Etheridge 'Having a Blast' Performing in 'American Idiot'

    January 31, 2011 4:25 PM EST 0 0 0 M elissa Etheridge says she's having a "blast" getting in touch with her punk side. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter will play drug dealer St. Jimmy in the hit Broadway musical based on Green Day 's rock opera, &qu ...

  11. Melissa Etheridge to Step Into Armstrong's 'American Idiot' Role

    January 18, 2011 3:22 PM EST 0 0 0 M elissa Etheridge is about to get in touch with her punk side. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer will temporarily step in for Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong while he takes a break from performing in his Broadway musical , "American I ...

  12. The Decemberists Let 'King' Songs Come Naturally, Eye Stage Musical

    December 08, 2010 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 While The Decemberists have their hands full in the coming months with the Jan. 18 release of their sixth album "The King is Dead," fans could see a Decemberists-penned Broadway musical from the Portland folk-rockers in the future. "P ...

  13. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to Join 'American Idiot' for 50 Shows

    November 30, 2010 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Billie Joe Armstrong apparently liked his Broadway debut in "American Idiot" - he's signed on to return for 50 performances. Producers said Tuesday the Green Day frontman will reprise the role of St. Jimmy in the punk rock musical tha ...

  14. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Makes 'American Idiot' Debut

    September 29, 2010 2:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 G reen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong showed off his acting chops on Broadway last night (Sept. 28) while making his debut in the band's musical, "American Idiot." After announcing the acting gig last weekend, Armstrong kicked off ...

  15. Plastikman, Inner City, Model 500 To Play Detroit Techno Fest

    March 11, 2010 9:16 AM EST 0 0 0 Rare live performances by Plastikman, the pioneering house music group Inner City and Juan Atkins' Model 500 will highlight this year's Movement Electronic Music Festival, the annual Memorial Day Weekend bash in downtown Detroit. The three ...

  16. Green Day's 'American Idiot' Heads To Broadway

    January 06, 2010 8:04 AM EST 0 0 0 The musical stage show adaptation of Green Day 's "American Idiot" (Reprise/Warner) is moving to Broadway in the spring. It will open at St James Theatre on April 20, with previews in March. Casting for the production has not yet been ...

  17. Q&A: Green Day's Punk Opera

    April 30, 2009 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Above: Green Day's video for "Know Your Enemy," the first single from new album "21st Century Breakdown," due worldwide on May 15 Green Day returns this month with a rock opera that's thrashtastic enough for its old fan ...

  18. Green Day's 'American Idiot' To Be Stage Musical

    March 30, 2009 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day's "American Idiot" is headed from disc to stage. Michael Mayer, the Tony Award-winning director of "Spring Awakening," is adapting the trio's 2004 concept album -- which sold 12 million copies worldwide and wo ...

  19. Green Day's 'American Idiot' To Be Stage Musical

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's "American Idiot" is headed from disc to stage. Michael Mayer, the Tony Award-winning director of "Spring Awakening," is adapting the trio's 2004 concept album -- which sold 12 million copies worldwide and ...