Up-And-Comer Voices New Billy Joel Song

Billy Joel has broken his self-imposed retirement from pop for the second time in a year, but he'd almost rather you didn't know that. The second new Joel-penned single since his last pop album, 1993's "River of Dreams," is called "Christmas in Fallujah" and hits iTunes Dec. 4.

Morrissey Suing NME For Defamation

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his views on immigration in Britain.

Items From Vandross’ Home To Be Auctioned

From a Picasso charcoal drawing to diamond watches, mink coats and crystal vases, Luther Vandross lived large.

Snoop Dogg, EPMD Bolster J.A.M. Awards

The first annual J.A.M. Awards took place last night (Nov. 29) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with multiple artists paying tribute to the late Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C.

Ghostface Thinking ‘Big’ With Albums, Book

Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "Fishscale" and "More Fish" before starting work on his new "The Big Doe Rehab," due Tuesday (Dec. 4) via Def Jam.

Akon Charged In New York Fan-Tossing Case

Akon is facing criminal charges after a fan said she suffered a concussion when the hip-hop star tossed a teenager off the stage and onto her in the concert crowd.

Kanye, Akon Help Jackson Revisit ‘Thriller’

As expected, Michael Jackson will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic "Thriller" album with a new edition of the set, due Feb. 12 via Epic/Legacy Recordings. It will include remixes by Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am, plus rare and unreleased material from the time period.

Perry, W.K. Make Unlikely Recording Team

Dub-reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry says his new album, titled "Repentance" and tentatively slated for release in May by Los Angeles-based Narnack Records...

Sarzo Remembers Quiet Riot’s DuBrow

Rudy Sarzo and Kevin DuBrow's musical relationship stretched across four decades in Quiet Riot.

Radiohead Sketches Out European Tour Dates

Radiohead has revealed a wealth of information on its Web site about its summer European tour, but in typically cryptic fashion, has withheld most specific dates and venues.

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