MC Hammer Hits With WB Comedy Series

MC Hammer Hits With WB Comedy Series

MC Hammer has teamed with writer-producer Devon Shepard for a comedy series project for the WB Network to star the former rapper. The project falls under MC Hammer's script deal with the network, which he signed following his stint on the WB reality series "The Surreal Life."
Cuban Pianist Ruben Gonzalez Dies

Cuban Pianist Ruben Gonzalez Dies

Cuban pianist Ruben Gonzalez, who gained fame playing with the Buena Vista Social Club in recent years, died yesterday (Dec. 8) in his Havana home, his wife Eneida Lima said. He was 84.
Stars To Salute Sting

Stars To Salute Sting

A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary as the MusiCares person of the year. The Feb. 6 gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Costello, Dido, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Rufus Wainwright.
Osbourne Recuperating In Intensive Care

Osbourne Recuperating In Intensive Care

Ozzy Osbourne is recuperating in intensive care today (Dec. 9), temporarily unable to speak, after a quad bike accident fractured several bones.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Ashanti takes home a leading eight awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and female artist of the year for her self-titled debut album and the hit single "Foolish," at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Badu Plans 'Underground' Tour

Badu Plans 'Underground' Tour

Erykah Badu has slated a 2004 U.S. theater tour to kick off with a Feb. 3-4 stand in New Orleans. The trek is scheduled to run through a March 18 show in Memphis, with Floetry joining the tour Feb. 5 in Houston.
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station and Petrol Records.
Stars To Ring In New Year With Dick Clark

Stars To Ring In New Year With Dick Clark

Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas are among the artists pegged to perform Dec. 31 on ABC-TV's Dick Clark-hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The annual year-end celebration will be split into three portions, each laden with musical performances.
THE TANGLED WEB

THE TANGLED WEB

Music-Related Issues & Destinations: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station & More
Pixies DVD A Go, Tour Plans Unknown

Pixies DVD A Go, Tour Plans Unknown

While reports that the Pixies will reunite for concerts in 2004 remain unconfirmed, Billboard.com has learned there are two archival projects in the works.
Indictments Issued In Rhode Island Club Fire

Indictments Issued In Rhode Island Club Fire

A Rhode Island grand jury issued criminal indictments today (Dec. 9) as a result of the Feb. 20 fire ignited by a pyrotechnics display at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., during a performance by Great White. The inferno killed 100 people, including Great White guitarist Ty Longley, and injured about 200 others.

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