1. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

  2. M83 to Score Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

    June 29, 2012 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 M83 will provide the score for sci-fi film "Oblivion," according to The Playlist . "I've wanted to do soundtracks for so long," M83's Anthony Gonzalez told The Playlist. "Starting with such an ambitious project, es ...

  3. 'Rock of Ages': Tom Cruise Called Cameron Crowe for History Lesson

    June 11, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 At Hollywood Premiere, Cast & Crew Marvel at Actor's Transformation Into 'Sexy Rock n' Roll Monster' Hollywood transformed into an 80's version of The Sunset Strip on Friday as stars arrived for the premiere of "Roc ...

  4. Tom Cruise at Rock of Ages Premiere

    Tom Cruise at Rock of Ages Premiere

    June 11, 2012 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Cruise at Rock of Ages Premiere featuredVideo4 , Tom Cruise Videos Tom Cruise ...

  5. Def Leppard Rocks House of Blues for YouTube Webcast

    June 06, 2012 9:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Band Talks 'Rock of Ages' Film and Summer Tour Def Leppard performed a seven-song, 35-minute set of hits Wednesday afternoon at the West Hollywood, Calif., House of Blues that will be webcast at YouTube beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday. ...

  6. 'Rock Of Ages' Executive Music Producer Rates Tom Cruise's Vocal Skills, Oscar Potential

    May 09, 2012 7:45 PM EDT When it comes to re-recording classic hits, music producer Adam Anders has all but turned it into a science. As "Glee's" in-house maestro of sound (along with partner Peer Åström), Anders is tasked with reimagining songs by the like ...

  7. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave ...

  8. 'Rock of Ages' Trailer a Cheesy, A-List Strewn Romp

    December 14, 2011 8:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Warner Bros. released the first trailer for its movie musical Rock of Ages on Tuesday. The 1980s-set movie, directed by Hairspray helmer Adam Shankman, is an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical about a small-town girl (Julianne Hough) ...

  9. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards ...

  10. Mary J. Blige Discusses Sexual Abuse & Alcoholism on 'Behind the Music'

    July 26, 2011 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige has always been candid about her hardships, and her interview for VH1's "Behind the Music," which premiered Sunday (July 24), was no exception. The 40-year-old singer spoke about being molested at the young age of 5 yrs. ...

  11. Billboard Bits: First Tom Cruise 'Rock of Ages' Pic, Cee Lo Denies Homophobia Charge

    June 17, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Tom Cruise Rocks in First 'Ages' Look A photo of Tom Cruise playing the character Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Rock of ...

  12. Oprah: 10 Favorite Music Moments

    May 25, 2011 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 After 25 years of hosting and producing profound and thought-provoking episodes for the highest-rated program of it's kind in history, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' Orpah Winfrey is saying farewell. Oprah has had a range of tentalizing ep ...

  13. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  14. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as th ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour, Jack White/Danger Mouse Collab Hits Net

    March 31, 2011 7:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Wants Usher for Tour Britney Spears may have lost Enrique Iglesias as a touring partner this week, but she has other options in mind. "I think Usher & ...

  16. Tom Cruise To Star in 'Rock Of Ages' Film

    February 22, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Cruise will soon be belting some classic rock staples as the star of "Rock of Ages," an upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical which showcases popular rock songs from the 70s and 80s. According to NME , the actor will sta ...

  17. Billboard Bits: Pink Talks Baby Names, Bon Jovi Going on Hiatus

    November 30, 2010 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Reveals Top Choice for Baby Name When Pink announced on " Ellen " Nov. 17 that she was expecting a child, it didn't take long for the name game to beg ...

  18. 'Twilight,' Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera Shine at MTV Movie Awards

    June 07, 2010 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The hunks from "Twilight." A girl-on-girl kiss. Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera in skimpy costumes. The MTV Movie Awards were all they could be Sunday. Photos: MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet The irreverent pop-culture celebration, which hon ...

  19. Jay-Z, Beyonce Named Top-Earning Couple

    January 13, 2010 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment. The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning cou ...

  20. Ask Billboard: Janet Jackson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    March 20, 2009 11:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. LOVING THE '80s Hi Gary, I n ...

  21. F&TV Panel Reveals Music Selection Strategies

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST The first step to finding music for a new film is "to find who the key music decision makers are -- the directs or producers," according to GTM music supervisor Maureen Crowe, who spoke today (Nov. 14) at the Billboard/The Hollywood Repo ...

  22. Friends, Family Pay Tribute To Isaac Hayes

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes' legacy in Memphis could be measured in a single remark at his memorial service today (Aug. 18).The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes' legacy in Memphis could be The weight of soul singer Isaac Hayes&# ...

  23. 22OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 29 - June 4, 2006. 22OnTV 20060530_col_ontv Music-related TV listings for May 29-June 4, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 29 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): Snow Patrol (also scheduled: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson). “ ...

  24. 19OnTV

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 8 - 14, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 8 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey (also scheduled: Mary Cheney, Josh Lucas, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer). "TRL," MTV Featured artist(s): A.F ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Lohan Eyes 'Mission: Impossible" Role

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lindsay Lohan has a mission ... and she wants to accept it. The actress/singer says she has met with "Mission: Impossible III" director J.J. Abrams regarding the possibility of starring in the third i Lindsay Lohan has a mission ... and sh ...

  27. 'Ray,' Foxx Nab Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. The Ray Charles biopic will compete for a best picture Oscar while Foxx is c "Ray" and its star Jamie Fox ...

  28. Stone, Krall, Bocelli Set For Nobel Concert

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Patti Labelle and several Norwegian artists are confirmed to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to be held Dec. 11 in Oslo. Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Patti La ...

  29. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Con ...

  30. John, Taupin Sink Teeth Into Musical 'Lestat'

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop music icons Elton John and Bernie Taupin will create the music and lyrics for a Broadway musical version of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Lestat." Warner Bros. is developing the show as the first proje Pop music icons Elton John and Be ...

  31. Reprise Readies Enya Box

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four-disc box set, "Only Time * The Collection." Due Nov. 12 via Reprise, the 49-track set will be packaged in velvet and g The career of enchanting Celtic artist ...

  32. Britney Tops Forbes' Celebrity List

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its latest Celebrity 100 list. The 2002 list quantifies celebrity by combining earning power with star power, inc Using a formula that combines money and fame, Fo ...

  33. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arn ...

  34. R.E.M./Cher Duet Highlights Bono Tribute

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill highlighted the Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, held last Friday at t An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and s ...

  35. McCartney: New Album 'Simple And Satisfying'

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney says returning to his usual bass playing duties on his new album, "Driving Rain," was "simple and satisfying." As previously reported, the set, McCartney's first since 1999's "Run Devil Paul McCartne ...

  36. World Tunes In To Fundraising Telethon

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 60 million people in the United States watched music and film stars pay tribute to real-life heroes during an unprecedented benefit for victims of the terrorist attacks. The telethon was shown Nearly 60 million people in the United States wat ...

  37. More Celebs Join Relief Telethon

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting, and U2 have been added to the talent lineup for tonight's (Sept. 21) telethon benefitting the World Trade Center and Pentag Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Ve ...

  38. TV Networks To Simulcast Relief Benefit

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Uniting musicians, actors, and celebrities, the four biggest television networks will on Friday (Sept. 21) simulcast a special benefit for victims of last week's terrorist attack on the U.S. "America: Uniting musicians, actors, and celebri ...