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Man Charged Over Theft Of John Legend's Luggage At Airport

The All of Me singer was at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday (23Mar17) when the incident occurred. John allegedly left his Louis Vuitton bag containing $30,000 (£24,000) Cartier Panther cufflinks, $500...

Eric Clapton Postpones Gigs Due To Bronchitis

The rocker's representative announced the news on social media on Friday (24Mar17), explaining Clapton has rescheduled dates at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Saturday (25Mar17) and Sunday (26Mar17) on doctor's orders....

Dion's Lost Album To Be Released After 52 Years

The Wanderer singer recorded the 15 tracks for Kickin' Child: The Lost Album in 1965, amid a squabble with bosses at his old label Columbia Records. The album was never released and...

Rapper Common To Perform With The National Symphony Orchestra

The Glory hitmaker will join the orchestra at The Kennedy Center on 22 March (17) for a special concert, which will be streamed free on Tidal, Okayplayer, and the Kennedy Center website for...

Black Eyed Peas To Release Graphic Novel

The rapper has written the futuristic Masters of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles, which centres on hip hop-loving main character, Zulu-X, who has to fight against an alien attack in Los Angeles,...

Rocker Sammy Hagar On The Hunt For New Band He Can 'Sponsor'

The rocker has made a fortune as a musician, tequila brand entrepreneur and restaurateur and now he wants to give back by helping an unsigned band make it big. Speaking to Billboard...

Sammy Hagar Persuaded Adam Levine To Turn His Back On Big Whisky Deal

The two musicians recently launched liquor Santo Mezquila after forming a friendship in Mexico, where they both have holiday retreats. "He (Levine) moved to Cabo and we ran into each other, and...

Elvis Costello To Be Honoured By Children's Music Charity

Bosses at Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organisation which provides instruments and teacher training to low-income schools, have chosen the musician as the honouree of their 2017 benefit event. Elvis, real name...

Adele Is Music Business Association's Artist Of The Year

The Hello singer will be feted for her career achievements at the Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee in May (17), according to Billboard. "Adele is a once-in-a-lifetime talent who has...

Tommy Page Dies Aged 46

Page, best known for his 1990 hit I'll Be Your Everything, was found dead on Friday (03Mar17). Editors at Billboard magazine, where Page worked as an associate publisher from 2011 to 2013,...

Chris Brown Denies Drug Abuse And Anger Issues Allegations

On Thursday (02Mar17), Billboard published a lengthy profile piece on the singer titled Chris Brown's Downward Spiral: Insiders Open Up About His Struggles With Addiction and Anger, in which various named and anonymous...

Teyana Taylor Launches Fitness Programme

The 26-year-old, who was the star of Kanye West's Fade video last year (16), has received much praise for her fit body after welcoming her daughter with husband Iman Shumpert in 2015....

Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles To Headline Inaugural New York And Los Angeles Festivals

The Classic East and Classic West concerts at Citi Field in New York and Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles will take place in July (17), according to Billboard, and promoters hope to make...

Bacilos Reuniting After 10-Year Hiatus

Bacilos split in 2007, but Jorge Villamizar, Andre Lopes and Jose Javier Freire are now planning to release a new single in April (17), according to Billboard. "Ever since we began...

Kodak Black Arrested In Florida - Report

Sources tell Billboard he was taken into custody for violating his probation, but the arrest details have yet to be confirmed. Kodak was sentenced to serve 120 days behind bars last year...

Nicki Minaj's Kmart Clothing Collection Discontinued

The Starships hitmaker unveiled her first collection of apparel and accessories in 2013, and continued to design items including dresses, tops, jeans, leggings, and outerwear for the store over the next few years....

Juan Gabriel Tribute Gig Organiser Thrilled With Hologram

Juanes, Jesse & Joy, and John Fogerty will be among the stars saluting the late singer at the Eternamente Juan Gabriel concert, but the highlight will be the beloved icon himself, back from...

Romeo Santos Works With Marvel For Cover Single Costume

The bachata singer was able to realise his superhero dreams by working with the comic book animators to come up with his look for Heroe Favorito (Favorite Hero), and Romeo reveals he was...

Lady Gaga's Teen Fan Still Stunned By Super Bowl Halftime Show Hug

Ally Bellini was picked to be part of the pop superstar's on-field set at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday (05Feb17), but she had no idea she'd get so close to the...

Marc Anthony Expanding Media Company With Talent Agency

The I Need to Know singer launched his media company in 2015 to help develop the careers of Latin artists and now he is adding a booking division to the company, according to...

Russell Simmons Selling Rushcard

Bosses at Green Dot have purchased the parent company of RushCard, UniRush, for $147 million (£117.7 million), according to Billboard. Simmons launched RushCard in 2003. In 2015, he was hit with...

Quincy Jones Royalties Lawsuit Heading To Trial

Jones sued estate officials and Sony Music Entertainment executives in 2013, seeking upwards of $10 million (£8.1 million).He claimed the defendants re-edited songs like Billie Jean and Thriller for the This Is It...

Keith Urban Forms Publishing Company

The country star has teamed up with songwriter/producer Ross Copperman and Universal Music Group Nashville (UMG) Vice President of A&R Joe Fisher to form Boom, according to Billboard. Urban has been working...

Jennifer Nettles Excited To See Christmas Through Son's Eyes

The Sugarland star is mum to four-year-old son Magnus and reveals the holidays have taken on a special meaning because the celebrations are no longer just about her. Magnus is beginning to understand more about...

Juan Gabriel's Family Hosting Tribute Concert

Eternamente Juan Gabriel will be held on 18 February (17) at the Foro Pegaso in Mexico and will be the first in a series of tributes planned in the country and around the...

Gospel Singer Joe Ligon Dies At 80

The Mighty Clouds of Joy frontman passed away on Sunday (11Dec16) in Georgia, according to Billboard. Ligon started the quartet in the 1950s in Los Angeles and the group's first album, Steal...

Lady Gaga Ends Feud With Madonna By Praising Her Awards Speech

The Material Girl star blasted the music industry for oppressing women and restricting their freedom in a rousing acceptance speech as she picked up the Woman of the Year prize at the New...

The Weeknd: 'I'm Addicted To Performing Live'

The Can't Feel My Face singer, who is preparing to go on tour next year (17), has now grown addicted to life on the road after a rocky start. The 26-year-old used...

Madonna Champions Freedom For Women In Blistering Awards Speech

The 58-year-old pop icon made the comments while accepting the Woman of the Year award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event on Friday (09Dec16). "I always feel better with something...

Noah Cyrus: 'I Expect To Be Compared To My Sister Miley'

The 16-year-old signed a record deal earlier this year (16) and last month (Nov16) she released her debut single, Make Me (Cry). Noah admits she was overcome with emotion when the track...

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