Two victims of suicide bombings at a rock festival in Moscow have died from their injuries, bringing the death toll to 15, including the two women who detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies, a city health official said. Of 59 people injured, 38 remained hospitalized, five in critical condition, ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
2001 - Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil is found dead at his home in Summerland Key, Fla., apparently of natural causes. He is 64. Neil was best known as the writer of "Everybody's Talkin'," which became the theme of the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy."
In a time of musical segmentation and stratification, there remains a place where artists of all genres can play on common ground: "Sesame Street." In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal -- and seminally hip -- children's show, Legacy/Sony Wonder will on Sept. 2 release the three-CD boxed set "Songs From the Street."
Hip-hop artist Beanie Sigel posted bail and was released from jail Saturday after he was charged with shooting and injuring a man outside a Philadelphia bar. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, surrendered to police late Thursday after returning to Philadelphia from a concert in Camden, N.J., where he performed with rapper Jay-Z.
Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) is at work on three projects: the follow-up to "The Eminem Show" and new releases from Obie Trice and D12, who are signed to his Shady Records label. Songwriter Luis Resto, with whom Eminem and Jeff Bass shared an Oscar for "Lose Yourself," tells Billboard that when Eminem is in Detroit, "[he] and I work together every day."
2002 - Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility is found dead in his car on Chicago's southwest side. He is 71. He has a single gunshot wound to his head and his death is ruled a suicide.