1. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  2. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  3. Backbeat: Jakob Dylan Plays Farm Aid Event, Says New Wallflowers Album On The Way

    April 24, 2012 2:11 PM EDT Jakob Dylan performed at "An Evening with Farm Aid" in Manhattan and afterward said a new Wallflowers album is due to arrive in September, the band's first set of new songs since 2005. (Photo Copyright: Ebet Roberts) "I was at ...

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: In a Billy Joel State of Mind

    March 22, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a world where pre-packaged musical artists are becoming more and more prominent every year, there's something to be said for staying true to oneself, as a certain "American Idol" contestant did on Wednesday night (Mar. 21). Phillip ...

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Down to 42 in Sin City

    February 17, 2012 10:40 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second straight year, "American Idol" rolled in to Las Vegas for a few days of sun, fun and... oh yeah, cuts. Lots and lots of cuts. Perhaps it's the way the producers have set up some of this season's clips, but the elev ...

  6. 'American Idol' Group Round: Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 16, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Finally, some singing! Following the most disease-stricken episode "Idol" has ever seen , the show returned Wednesday (Feb. 15) with that all-important element that sets this competition apart from, say, a straight-up reality show: talent. ...

  7. 'American Idol' Regains Some of Its Swagger at Texas Auditions

    January 27, 2012 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 Finally -- that's how you do it, "Idol." After a string of ho-hum episodes, the show came out guns a-blazin' in Galveston, Texas. For the first time since last Thursday's Pittsburgh auditions, we saw contestants (Skylar, Bay ...

  8. Yaaawn: 'Idol' Underwhelms in San Diego - Plus Jim Carrey's Daughter Auditions

    January 23, 2012 11:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Miss the third audition round of "American Idol" Sunday night after the NFL's NFC Championship Game went into overtime? It's OK. You didn't miss much of anything. In what was one of the most lackluster "Idol" episo ...

  9. 'American Idol' Premiere: The Good, The Bad, The Strange of Savannah Auditions

    January 19, 2012 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 It was business as usual for "American Idol" judges Randy, Jennifer and Steven during last night's eleventh season premiere. The Savannah, Ga. auditions exuded the same general theme the show has been repping since season ten: less sn ...

  10. 'American Idol' Season 10 Tour Dates Announced

    April 28, 2011 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" season 10 is gearing up to take the show on the road this summer. The "American Idols Live!" tour kicks off July 6 in West Valley City, Utah and will hit 45 dates before wrapping up September 9, in Rochester, N.Y. ...

  11. 'American Idol' Top 5 Austin Auditions, from Casey Abrams to Janelle Arthur

    February 03, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were able to uncover a slew of talented singers -- some single, others paired with their significant other -- when "American Idol" headed to Austin on Wednesday night (Feb. 2). Country music ...

  12. 'American Idol' Top 5 New Orleans Auditions, from Jacee Badeaux to Jovany Barreto

    January 20, 2011 11:00 PM EST 0 0 0 S teven Tyler , Jennifer Lopez , Randy Jackson and the rest of the "American Idol" crew headed south for the New Orleans round of auditions last night, and while no performers were as spectacular as Yoji "Pop" Asano from the New ...

  13. Producer Storch Hobbled By Debt, 'Mismanagement'

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Just a few years ago, Scott Storch was one of the top producers in pop music, living in a $10.5 million mansion on an exclusive Miami island, driving a phalanx of luxury cars and dating the likes of P Just a few years ago, Scott Storch was one of th ...

  14. Aerosmith Relishes 'Icon' Status (continued)

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Part two of Billboard.com interview with Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton. What can you tell us about the show Aerosmith is doing in Japan at the end of June? Well, this show in Japan is the finale of the World Cup, which outside of America is beyond g ...

  15. Buffalo Springfield Boxed

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Working with Neil Young in choosing material for the new four-disc Buffalo Springfield boxed set "was like watching a home movie and visiting your therapist at the same time," Stephen Stills says, bef Working with Neil Young in choosing ma ...

  16. Billboard Bits: Little Steven, Sigur Ros, Henry Rollins

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Little Steven, Sigur Ros, and Henry Rollins E Street Band member Little Steven Van Zandt has taken a 50% stake in New York garage-rock label Cavestomp! Records. Label founder Jon Weiss says the guitarist and "Sopranos" co-star will ...