Lenny Kravitz Forms Label

Lenny Kravitz Forms Label

Lenny Kravitz has formed Roxie Records, an imprint named for his late mother, Roxie Roker, that will be distributed through Warner Bros. He remains signed to Virgin Records as a recording artist and will release a new studio album, "Funk," in the fall, according to a spokesperson.
Lips Nailed For Cat Stevens Song Similarity

Lips Nailed For Cat Stevens Song Similarity

The Flaming Lips have been forced to turn over publishing royalties to Cat Stevens as part of a settlement in which Stevens (real name: Yusuf Islam) alleged that the Lips' song "Fight Test" bore a very close resemblance to his early '70s track "Father and Son."
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes items on Beyonce Knowles, Steve Winwood, and John Mellencamp, and his weekly trivia challenge.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde.
Andrew W.K. Takes On The 'Wolf'

Andrew W.K. Takes On The 'Wolf'

Party friendly rocker Andrew W.K. has dubbed his sophomore Island album "The Wolf." The new set will arrive on Sept. 9 in North America and a day earlier internationally.
Grokster Blasts RIAA Anti-Piracy Tactics

Grokster Blasts RIAA Anti-Piracy Tactics

The Recording Industry Association of America's plan to sue individuals for distributing "substantial amounts" of music files on peer-to-peer networks isn't likely to change consumer behavior, critics of the initiative charge.
Rapper Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Battery

Rapper Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Battery

Rapper Mystikal pleaded guilty yesterday (June 26) to charges that he forced his hairstylist to perform sex acts on him and two bodyguards. Mystikal (real name: Michael Tyler) had been charged with aggravated rape, which carries a sentence of life in prison if convicted. He agreed to plead guilty to extortion and a sexual battery charge.
Yoakam 'Splits' The Difference

Yoakam 'Splits' The Difference

Country music star/actor Dwight Yoakam has been added to the cast of Hyperion Pictures' independent feature "Three Way Split."
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50.

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