1. Chart Moves: 'Nashville' Nets Year's Best Sales Week for TV Soundtrack on Billboard 200

    December 21, 2012 8:30 AM EST Billboard 200 On the Billboard 200 albums chart this week , Bruno Mars' second release, "Unorthodox Jukebox," arrived in the No. 2 slot, selling 192,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It surpasses the No. 3 peak of his 2010 debut ...

  2. Neil Finn Leaves Middle Earth, Resumes Work on Solo Album

    December 08, 2012 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 'The Hobbit' Soundtrack Arrives Dec. 11 ... Finn Says First Solo Album in 12 Years Coming in '13 Having wrapped work on "The Hobbit," Neil Finn has resumed work on his first solo album in 12 years, which he figures will be r ...

  3. Backbeat: Howard Shore, Siedah Garrett, Ludovic Bource, Other Oscar Nominated Composers, Songwriters Gather Before Big Day

    February 26, 2012 8:41 AM EST Oscar nominees, from left, Brett McKenzie, Ludovic Bource, Sergio Mednes, Siedah Garrett and Alberto Iglesias chat before offical photograohs are taken as the annual Society of Composers and Lyricists pre-Oscar party. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Most of t ...

  4. Michael Jackson No. 1 on Forbes' Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2010 4:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million, Forbes said on Monday. Jackson raked in more than the ...

  5. Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Black Star In 'Brutal Legend'

    September 28, 2009 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amid the din of all the other music-based games being released this fall comes a decidedly unique twist on the convergence between music and videogames: "Brütal Legend." Unlike the play-along focus of the "Guitar Hero" and " ...

  6. Jackson's Wingnut Films Sues Over 'Rings' Profits

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peter Jackson's production company, Wingnut Films Ltd., has sued New Line Cinema for allegedly withholding profits, including home video revenue, from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rin LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  7. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tena ...

  8. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä wi ...

  9. Lennox Song Heralds 'Rings' Return

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," due Nov. 25 from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks. Along with the 2002 Billboard Century Awa A new song by Annie Lennox is among th ...