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British Journalist Peter Jones Dead At 85

The writer passed away on 10 July (15), according to Billboard.com. Jones began his journalism career at the Portsmouth Evening News in 1948 and worked under the pseudonym Pete Goodman for...

Late Mexican Singer Joan Sebastian Scores Triple Album Success

The beloved star died at his ranch in Guerrero, Mexico last week (13Jul15) after a long battle with bone cancer, and fans have paid tribute to their hero by buying his music....

Joan Jett Unaware Of Manager Rape Accusation

Fox, former member of the Jett-fronted 1970s rock band, told The Huffington Post that Kim Fowley assaulted her after a roadie insisted she take a Quaalude pill. Fox also claimed that Jett, and...

Rapper Yg In Car Crash After Shooting Incident

The Who Do You Love? MC, real name Keenon Jackson, was leaving a recording studio in the early hours of 12 June (15), when an unidentified gunman shot three bullets into the rapper's...

J. Balvin Pulls Out Of Miss USA Performance Over Donald Trump Remarks

Balvin announced he would not be part of the 12 July (15) show on Wednesday (24Jun15) - even though it was set to be his first performance on mainstream U.S. television. The...

Eddie Van Halen Plays Down Michael Anthony's Contribution To The Band

Fans and former frontman Sammy Hagar, who performs with Anthony in Chickenfoot, have been campaigning for Van Halen to reinstate the bassist for years and now the guitar great has revealed why he...

Eddie Van Halen: 'I Started Drinking And Smoking When I Was 12'

The reformed alcoholic admits he would often show up to school in the ninth grade bombed, and one science teacher took him aside and gave him some sage advice. He tells Billboard...

Twenty One Pilots Score First Us Number 1 Album With 'Blurryface'

Indie pop duo Twenty One Pilots are celebrating their first ever US Number 1 album, after the group’s second major label record Blurryface entered at the top of the Billboard 200. It sold 146,000 copies...

Booze And Boyfriends Brought Florence Welch To The Verge Of A Summer Breakdown

The 28 year old tells Billboard magazine a planned summer rest turned into a nightmare when she was suddenly faced with all the things that were wrong with her life, and she returned...

Daddy Yankee Named Musical Director For Tech Brand

The Gasolina hitmaker announced his new venture at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami, Florida on Tuesday (28Apr15), revealing he will produce music for the company's global #IAmMetro advertising campaign....

Taylor Swift And Sam Smith Score Multiple Nominations For Billboard Music Awards

The nominations have been released for the annual Billboard Music Awards, and it’s Taylor Swift and Sam Smith who lead the field, with both artists in the running for five of the six biggest prizes....

Joan Jett: 'Hall Of Fame Needs More Women'

The I Love Rock 'n' Roll hitmaker, who is set be recognised at the Cleveland, Ohio institution's annual induction ceremony later this month (Apr15), is urging bosses behind the Hall of Fame to...

Pitbull Splits From Longtime Manager

The I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) hitmaker, real name Armando Perez, recruited Charles Chavez of Latium Entertainment to oversee his career in 2007, but the pair has since amicably ended its...

Carlos Santana To Give Keynote Speech At Billboard Latin Music Conference

The guitar icon has been chosen to give a speech at the 26th annual event in Miami, Florida on 29 April (15). Santana will be part of a "Legends" question and answer...

Wale Opens Up About Battle With Depression

The Pretty Girls hitmaker is preparing to release his new record, The Album About Nothing, on Tuesday (31Mar15), but the tracks on the album delve into some of Wale's darkest secrets. In...

Drake Sued By Movie Distributors

Executives of distribution company SpectiCast filed a lawsuit shortly before Drake's Homecoming: The Lost Footage was due to play in U.S. and U.K. cinemas for one night only on Thursday (19Mar15), according to...

Julie Andrews: 'Gaga Called Me Before Oscars Tribute To Make Sure I Was Ok'

Andrews admits she never met the pop star before walking out onstage at the Academy Awards last month (Feb15), and the two women only had the briefest chats backstage at the Dolby Theatre...

Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" A Smash Hit

Miley Cyrus's twerking on the MTV Video Music Awards and her naked ride on a wrecking ball in the video promoting her latest CD may have launched a protest campaign from religious conservatives and brought...

French Towns Ban Posters For Award-winning Gay Movie

France may have become the latest country to legalize gay marriage, but posters for an award-winning movie showing two men kissing have been taken down in two French towns, St. Cloud and Versailles, following protests...

Billboard Music Awards Soar In Ratings

He was roundly booed after performing twice and receiving two awards, but Justin Bieber was no doubt a significant factor in ABC's telecast of the Billboard Music Awards drawing its best ratings in 12 years...

Bestiality Billboard For Australian Tv Channel Yanked

Australian billboard advertising for the Foxtel arts channel Studio has been ordered taken down by Foxtel which acknowledged that the scene featured in the ad -- a man simulating sex with a pig -- was...

Cbs's Success Validates Redstone's Strategy

When National Amusements chief Sumner Redstone decided to split his media conglomerate Viacom in two eight years ago, many analysts questioned his judgment, if not his sanity. The large company, which would retain the Viacom...

Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard's Rising Star Of 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard's Rising Star of 2012. The 26-year-old singer has been honoured with the accolade - which has previously been awarded to Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga by the publication...

Avril Lavigne Album Almost Ready

Avril Lavigne is putting the finishing touches to her new album. The 'Complicated' singer has been working with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger - now her fiance - on her fifth album, and is currently at the...

One Direction Defeat 'One Direction' In Band Name Battle

British boy band One Direction are allowed to keep their name. The 'What Makes You Beautiful' hitmakers - who are made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson -...

One Direction Settle Name Dispute

British boy band One Direction are allowed to keep their name following a legal dispute with an American group bearing the same moniker.The 'One Thing' hitmakers - made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam...

Tatanic , Facebook, And Times Square Unite

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Sony on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans...

Gwen Stefani To Marry Again?

Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale are secretly planning to tie the knot again to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.A friend of the singer, 42, told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Gwen and Gavin...

No Doubt Make 'The Album Of Our Lives'

No Doubt have made ''the album of our lives''.The 'Don't Speak' hitmakers are confident their first record in eleven years, 'Push and Shove', is worth the wait and are ''so proud'' of the finished product....

Jordin Sparks Can't Believe Whitney Houston's Dead

Jordin Sparks still can't believe that Whitney Houston is dead.The former 'American Idol' winner will make her big-screen debut this month in 'Sparkle', starring alongside the late singer.Jordin first heard the bad news while preparing...

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