Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is branching out again. The 31-year-old has co-written three fiction novellas that are based on members of his G-Unit. Tomes are published by MTV and Pocket.
Italy has introduced long awaited tax breaks to support emerging local recording artists in a move being cheered by Europe's indie music labels as a watershed in giving new talent a boost.
In their first year of eligibility, the alternative rock prototype R.E.M. and '80s hard rock progenitors Van Halen, have been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two bands will be joined…
Rocker Dave Matthews has signed to appear in an episode of Fox's "House." In the episode, set to air in March, Matthews will play a savant who was hit by a bus when he was 10.
Eric Clapton will become the latest rock legend to try to tap the growing Chinese market when he plays Shanghai this month.
When B.B. King left the Mississippi Delta region for Memphis in 1947, Harry Truman was president, the world was still spinning 78 rpm discs, television was just beginning to catch on, Elvis was a…
Bob Bakish has been appointed to the newly-created position of president, MTV Networks Intl.
New talent helped British music record its best year in nearly a decade during 2006.
"Rarely have I seen a musical film that I've liked," says Salonen, musical director and conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic. " 'Chicago' I enjoyed. It had real grit in it, and the characters felt more…
Jamison refuses to pick only one movie that might have changed her life. "I've got a whole list here!" she begins. "First off, any musical by Busby Berkeley," the director of the Alvin Ailey American…
In the L.A. Opera's recent production of "Manon," Netrebko updated the 18th-century French courtesan to a starstruck 1950s teenager trying to impersonate the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gina…