1. Jazz Pianist Paul Smith Dies at 91

    July 03, 2013 1:17 AM EDT Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat "King" Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91. Publicist Alan Eichler tells the Los Angeles Times that Smith died Saturday at a Torrance ...

  2. 3OH!3 Didn't Try To Overthink New Album

    October 24, 2012 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 "We just kept writing and didn't think too much about the type of music we were creating," says Sean Foreman about upcoming album "Omens." For its fourth album, "Omens," the dance-pop duo 3OH!3 opted to "go ba ...

  3. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  4. Savannah Outen: Battle of the Bands 2012 Northwest

    May 16, 2012 1:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article Northwest Savannah Outen beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the northwest region. She has the road to Las Vegas now and you can watch her roadtrip videos roll in on the video player on this page ...

  5. Groundbreaking Jazz Manager John Levy Dies at 99

    January 23, 2012 9:54 PM EST ALTADENA, California - John Levy, the first prominent African-American personal manager in the jazz or pop music field, whose clients included Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, has died at age 99. Devra Hall Levy posted on his website that her husban ...

  6. Theophilus London Steps Out of Rap Mold With 'Timez'

    July 18, 2011 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The video for "Last Name London," the first single from Theophilus London's debut album, "Timez Are Weird These Days," bears a striking resemblance to the video for Michael Jackson's "Jam." The biggest differe ...

  7. Il Volo Transitions from Italian TV to 'American Idol'

    May 18, 2011 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's a long way from Italian TV to "American Idol." But when they take the "Idol" stage on May 19, the members of teenage tenor act Il Volo will have made that trek in just two years. With a single serendipitous performance ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani Covers Elle's Women in Music Issue, Beastie Boys Release New Single

    April 06, 2011 7:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Gwen Stefani Covers ELLE's Women in Music Issue In ELLE's Women in Music issue hitting newsstands April 12, Gwen Stefani appears on the cover and in a portfolio ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: A Madge-ical Week For 'Glee'

    April 29, 2010 4:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 NEW DIRECTIONS: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 18, 1989, Madonna 's "Like a Prayer" soared in as the Hot Shot Debut at No. 38. 21 years, one month and three weeks later, the song makes its second Hot 100 appearance, again as the ...

  10. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion a ...

  11. Natalie Cole Gets New Kidney

    May 21, 2009 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhythm and blues singer Natalie Cole, who has been battling Hepatitis C, received a new kidney in Los Angeles and is resting comfortably, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Cole, the 59-year-old daughter of R&B legend Nat "King" Cole, ...

  12. Sony BMG Names Creative Chief For Content, DVDs

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec of Nat'l Geographic Channel moves to role. Andrew C. Wilk has been named chief creative officer of content, DualDisc and DVD at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He reports to Andrew Lack, CEO of Song BMG, and will be based in New York. Wilk ...

  13. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aaron Neville Force Of 'Nature' Anyone who recalls Aaron Neville's rendition of "Star Dust" on Rob Wasserman's 1989 album "Duets" or Neville's cover of "These Foolish Things" on his own 1993 col ...

  14. Aaron Neville Explores The 'Nature' Of Standards

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Anyone who recalls Aaron Neville's rendition of "Star Dust" on Rob Wasserman's 1989 album "Duets" or Neville's cover of "These Foolish Things" on his own 199 ...

  15. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after ...

  16. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video ...