1. Kanye West Talks Fashion, New Music, 'SNL' on 'Late Night' Appearance

    February 26, 2014 1:47 AM EST The year 2013 was full of both new music and overarching controversy for Kanye West, who released a critically lauded No. 1 album in "Yeezus" but consistently made headlines for his reputation transcending his music, from comments made o ...

  2. Italian Composer Ennio Morricone: I'll Never Work With Tarantino Again

    March 15, 2013 7:43 PM EDT ROME – Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian composer and conductor who has written many of the most recognizable film scores in history, says he will never again work with director Quentin Tarantino because he "places music in his films wi ...

  3. Frank Ocean Debuts New Song 'Wise Man': Listen

    December 23, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Early this morning (Dec. 23), Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr page to release a new song titled, "Wise Man." The song was recorded for the soundtrack to "Django Unchained" (Dec. 25) but unfortunately didn't make the cut. &quo ...

  4. '12-12-12' Concert: Our Favorite Tweets

    December 13, 2012 12:58 AM EST Five-plus hours is a long concert, no matter who's playing. But like many others, we watched the entire thing on multiple screens - from Springsteen to Paulvana. Here's an alternate take on the night, containing our favorite Tweets from ...

  5. RZA Talks Kanye West Collabo, Co-Signs Joey Bada$$, Kendrick Lamar

    November 12, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 When Robert " RZA " Diggs was pillaging old kung-fu flicks as a New York teen, he never imagined he'd one day be directing one. Since producing the landmark "Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers" (Loud) in 1993 and spawning the le ...

  6. RZA Says Directing 'Iron Fists' Was His 'Most Challenging Job To Date'

    October 18, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As for a full-blown Wu-Tang reunion, the rapper/producer says, "You just never know with us, man." The upcoming action-adventure film "The Man With The Iron Fists" not only allowed Wu-Tang Clan majordomo RZA to flex his muscles i ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. RZA's 'The Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys

    August 28, 2012 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pusha T, Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, and more are also featured on the film's soundtrack. RZA 's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists," is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The mov ...

  9. Kim Dotcom Doc Co-Produced by Donovan Leitch, Biography By Neil Strauss In the Works

    May 09, 2012 11:53 AM EDT Kim Dotcom, the indicted founder of shuttered file-sharing service Megaupload, is to be the subject of a documentary and biography, according to friends and business associates of the colorful ex-hacker. Actor-producer Donovan Leitch and Alex Mard ...

  10. RZA Talks Headphone Line, Movie-Making, Wu-Tang's Future

    December 09, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop world is currently flooded with high-end headphones, but personal audio's latest player ought to bring the ruckus. Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA debuted his first headphone line this week, Chambers by RZA, a collaboration with Swedish ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated ...

  12. A Tribe Called Quest Doc Director: 'I Really Didn't Want to F**k This Up'

    January 24, 2011 4:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Nearly two decades after making his film debut at Sundance in the indie drama Zebrahead -- and returning subsequently in countless indie films -- actor Michael Rapaport is back in Park City with his first effort as a documentary film director. In &q ...

  13. POTW: Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez

    January 22, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Katy Perry kicked it with Facebook creator/founder Mark Zuckerberg, Nicki Minaj donned a gumbi wig, Justin Bieber played dress up, Christina Aguilera made kissy faces, Jennifer Lopez got her behind "Off The Floor" for a picture, Prince and ...

  14. My Chemical Romance Get 'Dangerous' in 'Na Na Na' Video

    October 14, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jersey rockers My Chemical Romance have always had a flair for the dramatic in their music videos , not to mention for creating elaborate concepts around their albums. The band stays true to these aesthetics in the music video for "Na Na Na (Na ...

  15. Extreme Makeovers: Billboard Charts Edition, Part 1

    October 12, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 In recent years, from songs performed by "American Idol" contestants to tracks that have spurred the "Glee" cast's assault on Billboard's record books , inventive remakes have regularly infused the Hot 100. Most notably ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Katy Perry Teases the 'Popular Kid,' RZA to Direct Russell Crowe

    September 15, 2010 6:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Katy Perry Strips, Teases Former Classmate Katy Perry held a surprise performance at her old high school yesterday (Sept. 14) and after stripping out of a cheerleader out ...

  17. Lady Gaga And Beyonce's 'Telephone' Video Premieres

    March 11, 2010 11:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Lady Gaga and Beyoncé unveiled the video for their "Telephone" collaboration on Thursday night (Mar. 11), and it more than measures up to the hype. Directed by Gaga's "Paparazzi" video helmer Jonas Akerlund, the "Teleph ...

  18. Simon Cowell Thinks A Woman Will Win 'Idol'

    February 19, 2010 7:33 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon Cowell believes a woman is likely to win his final season on "American Idol." The acerbic British judge told a teleconference Thursday (Feb. 18) he thinks one of the 12 women among the ninth season's 24 semifinalists has a good ...

  19. Brian Setzer Sings Cinematic On 'Lonely Avenue'

    November 16, 2009 12:46 PM EST 0 0 0 B rian Setzer 's new album, "Songs From Lonely Avenue," was inspired by film noir themes from the '40s and '50s. Now he'd love to see someone make a movie based on the record. "I'd love Quentin Tarantino to ta ...

  20. Quentin Tarantino's Glorious Film Soundtracks

    August 21, 2009 1:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's the critical night for the heroine of your comedic-noir-World War II film, the evening when she unspools her plan to burn the leaders of the Third Reich to a crisp during a premiere at her Parisian movie theater. As the director, the quest ...

  21. Quentin Tarantino's Glorious Film Soundtracks

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's the critical night for the heroine of your comedic-noir-World War II film, the evening when she unspools her plan to burn the leaders of the Third Reich to a crisp during a premiere at her Parisian movie theater. As the director, the que ...

  22. Adam Lambert Gets 'Wild' On 'Idol' As Judging Format Changes

    April 15, 2009 6:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacrest explained: "We're working in teams tonight, so we make it in on time." Judge Simon Cowel ...

  23. Simon Says: Five Hints About 'Idol' '09

    December 17, 2008 2:03 PM EST 0 0 0 In a conference call with reporters this morning (Dec. 17), surly-as-ever "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell revealed some highlights for the forthcoming eighth season of the show, which begins Jan. 13 on Fox. And don't worry Paula -- ...

  24. RZA: 'Bobby Digital' To Live On In Comics, Films

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It took RZA seven years to get back to Bobby Digital. Now, if he has his way, we'll be seeing a lot more of the character. It took RZA seven years to get back to Bobby Digital. Now, if he has his way, we'll be seeing a lot more of the char ...

  25. West, Winehouse, Rihanna Grab MOBOs

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Last night's 12th Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards, which took place at London's O2 Arena, was filled with a number of twists including a winner's diatribe against urban-music lyrics and a surprise appearance by Amy Winehouse. Wi ...

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    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 9 - April 15, 2007. MONDAY, April 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae, Leah Rimini. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Good Charlotte ...

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    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 2 - April 8, 2007. MONDAY, April 2 Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Beyoncé, Kevin Spacey. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," SYN Featured Artist(s): Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Man Group, Joey Fatone. "B ...

  28. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Da ...

  29. 13OnTV

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 26 - April 1, 2007. MONDAY, March 26 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Tim McGraw. "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): Good Charlotte, Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff. "The Late Show With Dav ...

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    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Mar. 19 - Mar. 25, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 19 "TRL" MTV Featured artist(s): Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Fergie. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Joss Stone (also featured: Berni ...

  31. James Blunt, T.I. Bolster Grammy Performance Lineup

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Multi-nominees singer/songwriter James Blunt and rapper T.I. are among the new additions to the roster of performers for Sunday's (Feb. 12) Grammy Awards. Multi-nominees singer/songwriter James Blunt and rapper T.I. are among the new additions ...

  32. 45OnTV

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 6-12, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 6 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Delbert McClinton. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Sugarland, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora (also sched ...

  33. Billboard Bits: 'Iconoclasts,' Tony Bennett, Sound Tribe Sector 9

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season of the Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts." Paul Simon, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season o ...

  34. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  35. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights ...

  36. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  37. 'Blade' Soundtrack Wields Wu-Tang Members

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon appear on several songs on the hip-hop-driven "Blade: Trinity" soundtrack, due Nov. 23 via New Line Records. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, O ...

  38. Ashanti, Latifah Off To Muppets' 'Oz'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." In addition, Qu ...

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    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Rich ...

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    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Requ ...

  41. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: V ...

  42. Wu-Tang's RZA Signs To Sanctuary

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The RZA -- rapper, "supreme abbot" and head production guru of the Wu-Tang Clan -- has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sanctuary Records Group. His solo debut as RZA, "Birth of a Pri The RZA -- rapper, "supreme ...

  43. RZA, Isaac Hayes Fit 'Bill' Soundtrack

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maverick Records has set a Sept. 23 release for the soundtrack to the first volume of Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Kill Bill." The first half of the film, which is being released in two parts, will Maverick Records has set a Sept. 2 ...

  44. Iglesias Slates Film Debut In 'Mexico'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias will make his feature acting debut in Robert Rodriguez's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Columbia Pictures/Dimension Films co-pro Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias w ...

  45. New Found Glory A Quick 'Hit' On MCA

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields for punk music. But it is in this affluent community that pop/punk band New Found Glory began to take shape and is The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., does ...

  46. New Found Glory A Quick 'Hit' On MCA

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., doesn't look like the growing fields for punk music. But it is in this affluent community that pop/punk band New Found Glory began to take shape and is now The suburban sprawl of Coral Springs, Fla., ...