Hoobastank's second album is done and due out Dec. 2 via Island, but it still has no name. "Everyday we go, 'OK, today's the day we will come up with a title,'" vocalist Doug Robb says while laughing. "Then the whole day passes and we say the same thing the next day."
American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill health in recent years, and had been hospitalized repeatedly in the months preceding his death. His wife of 35 years, singer June Carter Cash, died at 73 on May 15 following heart surgery.
2000 - Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine passes away at a New York hospital. The 66-year-old artist, perhaps best known for his 1970 hit "Sugar," had suffered a stroke two days earlier while he was in the city for a performance at the Blue Note nightclub.
Their first movie together bombed and they endured weeks of nasty headlines over his strip-club visit. Now Hollywood lovebirds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck say a media frenzy has forced them to postpone their wedding.
Although its members are busy with a variety of solo projects, No Doubt last week hit the studio with producer Nellee Hooper to record a cover of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" for inclusion on a forthcoming best-of album.
Raveonettes guitarist/songwriter Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com that had it not been for a trip to Los Angeles in January 1999, the buzz-worthy Danish duo may never have appeared on the musical horizon.
"Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for the past five weeks, and this week's boost sends the song up 5-2, a post it has reached in just six weeks on the tally.
A Nashville court has freed for release 150 "lost songs" recorded by country legend Hank Williams. The catalog was ruled to be the exclusive property of the singer's heirs -- son Hank Williams Jr. and daughter Jett Williams.
Kelly Osbourne has signed a multi-album recording contract with Sanctuary Records Group. The label will on Sept. 30 re-release her 2002 Epic debut "Shut Up" under the name "Changes," featuring a duet with her father, Ozzy, on the title track. The re-packaged album will also contain four bonus live cuts.