Coldplay didn't want predictable Christmas hit

2010-12-18 16:47:38

Coldplay banned children's choirs from their Christmas record.

Paul McCartney plays gig at tiny London club

2010-12-18 13:20:46

Former Beatle Paul McCartney played his smallest gig in more than a decade Friday in a bid to save a landmark London club faced with closure because of a steep rent increase.

Michael Jackson vs. Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift for No. 1 album

2010-12-17 07:39:32

Michael Jackson's first posthumous studio album is in a tight race for honors on next week's chart with reigning champ Susan Boyle and former queen Taylor Swift, according to early industry prognostications.

Duran Duran goes forward on new album by going back

2010-12-17 07:39:32

Duran Duran rose to fame in the 1980s with stylized videos that fueled the early MTV generation, and in recent years has sold out live shows by playing old hits such as "Hungry Like a Wolf" and "The Reflex."

Rapper DMX sentenced to one year in Arizona prison

2010-12-17 07:39:12

Troubled rapper DMX was sentenced to one year in prison by an Arizona judge on Thursday after admitting he violated his probation by drinking alcohol, court officials said.

Aretha Franklin tells JET magazine: 'I feel great'

2010-12-17 07:39:12

Soul legend Aretha Franklin says she feels "great" and is "piddling around the house" as she follows doctors orders to rest at home after surgery two weeks ago.

Jessie J named Critics' Choice at BRIT awards

2010-12-16 07:50:00

British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts.

Susan Boyle's 'Gift' keeps on giving atop chart

2010-12-16 07:50:11

Susan Boyle's "The Gift" racked up a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart Wednesday, while jailed rapper T.I.'s streak of chart-topping new releases came to an abrupt end.

Michael Jackson photo sells for just under $35,000

2010-12-15 07:56:12

A photograph of Michael Jackson posing as an Egyptian pharaoh sold for 26,000 euros ($34,880) Monday at an auction.

George Clinton sues Black Eyed Peas over sample

2010-12-14 14:11:43

George Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas.

Rapper Ja Rule faces prison after hiding gun

2010-12-14 08:14:55

Rapper Ja Rule pleaded guilty on Monday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and will serve two years in prison, authorities said.

Voice on Jackson album far from finished article

2010-12-14 07:56:16

Recordings of Michael Jackson's voice on a new album were far from the finished article and required considerable digital enhancement.