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‘Life of Pi’ Composer Mychael Danna on Joining Short List of Oscar Music Double Nominees

The “Life of Pi” composer is up for best original song and best original score at this year’s Academy Awards.


Inside David Bowie’s Stealth Comeback: Q&A With Tony Visconti

During much of the past two years, Tony Visconti has been “walking around the streets of New York with my headphones,” listening to the music that became “The Next Day,” David Bowie’s first new album in 10 years. With Bowie himself choosing not to do interviews for “The Next Day,” Visconti has become the voice of the album — and, not surprisingly, he has plenty to say about it.


PSY Brings Hammer, Video Actors in for ‘Finale’ of ‘Gangnam Style’

Has America seen the last of “Gangnam Style”? Korean rapper PSY performed the song that spawned a billion YouTube views during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on Monday night in NYC — an occasion he has called the song’s U.S. “finale.”


Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square, Kisses Harry Styles on New Year’s Eve: Watch

Swifties crowded around their tubes to watch Taylor Swift rock Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with her pop-perfect performance. But it was her encounter with One Direction’s Harry Styles that has gossip bloggers a flutter.


‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Wins Monday Night, Draws Most Viewers Since 2000

ABC took another New Year’s Eve ratings crown on Monday night, besting all networks in adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (10.7 million).


Kanye West’s Style: Why You Should Love His Wild Stage Threads

Kanye West’s Style: How I learned to stop snickering and love the rapper’s wild stage outfits.


Jay-Z, The Bullitts to Score ‘The Great Gatsby’

Jay-Z is confirmed to compose the score to ‘The Great Gatsby,’ alongside The Bullitts.


Greyson Chance Tells ‘Truth’: Eyes Two Releases in 2013

Greyson Chance is gearing up for two album releases in 2013, but first he’s going to perform new single “Sunshine & City Lights” for the first time on U.S. TV during ABC’s “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”


Green Day Sets Live Return: Billie Joe Armstrong ‘Getting Better Everyday’

Following a tough few months that has included canceled concert dates and a rushed album release schedule, Green Day has set the date for their live return. The band’s first concert since September will be March 28 in Chicago, followed by ten more dates through mid April.