Justin Bieber, U2 on new album to aid Japan

2011-03-22 10:12:05

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber Irish rockers U2 are among the artists being featured on a digital-only album being rushed out by Universal Music to raise funds for Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims.

Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night awards banquet

2011-03-21 16:08:13

Actor and musician Kevin Costner performs during the Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night awards banquet in Scottsdale

Bob Geldof pleads for rock's future at SXSW keynote

2011-03-21 11:29:51

Bob Geldof thinks that rock 'n' roll, which he called "America's great cultural gift to the world," might be over. And during his keynote address on Thursday at South By Southwest, he wasn't merely talking about the Internet and its impact on the industry.

Billy Ray Cyrus files papers to stop divorce

2011-03-21 10:44:12

Billy Ray Cyrus submitted an order of dismissal in Tennessee on March 11 - just five months after he and wife Tish had requested their marriage be legally dissolved - in which he has agreed to foot the bill for the legal work already carried out.

Hitting the right note

2011-03-21 10:42:57

Virtuoso violinist Analiza Ching makes heads turn when she walks in London. Not only is her music captivating, she also looks vivacious and dresses fashionably.

Randy Quaid performs 'Star Whackers' song

2011-03-21 10:18:18

First he ran from the star whackers. Now Randy Quaid has taken to a Vancouver concert stage to blast them in song with his backup band, The Fugitives.

Making new Strokes album 'awful'; reviews to rescue

2011-03-21 10:17:27

The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi called making the band's new album "Angles" "just awful," but despite a fractious recording process most critics seem pleased the New York rockers are finally back.

Pink Floyd founder Barrett put painting before pop

2011-03-18 11:12:57

He helped create one of rock's greatest bands, but the late Syd Barrett always considered himself a painter before a Pink Floyd founder.

Snoop Dogg, Bjork to star at Manchester Festival

2011-03-18 11:12:42

Rapper Snoop Dogg and Icelandic singer Bjork will be among the stars at this year's Manchester International Festival opening on June 30.

Taiwan Composer Chen Chih-yuan Dies

2011-03-18 11:01:12

Renowned Taiwan legendary composer Chen Chih-yuan passed away at the age of 62 in Taipei after losing a seven-year-long battle with cancer on Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2011.

Art Garfunkel hopes for Simon & Garfunkel 2011 tour

2011-03-18 10:43:17

Art Garfunkel said his voice is "slowly coming along" and predicted that he'll be able to hit the road again with Paul Simon soon -- possibly even before the end of the year.

Country singer Ferlin Husky dies at 85

2011-03-18 09:43:11

Country music great Ferlin Husky, a pioneer in both the hard-twang Bakersfield and lushly produced Nashville sounds, died on Thursday at age 85.