Jackson Judge Bars Computer Material

Jackson Judge Bars Computer Material

Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today (March 23) with an avalanche of sexually explicit magazines and videos seized from his home, but lost a bid to include adult material from Internet sites that was found on the pop star's computers.
Idol's Takes 'Playground' On Tour

Idol's Takes 'Playground' On Tour

With a well-received performance at Austin, Texas' South By Southwest music festival behind him, Billy Idol is readying for a full scale return to the road next month. He'll open a North American tour April 8 in Philadelphia and plans to remain out through a May 27 show in Atlantic City, N.J.
Comedian Testifies At Jackson Trial

Comedian Testifies At Jackson Trial

A comedian who gave $20,000 to the family of the boy accusing Michael Jackson of molestation testified today (March 22) that she received a tearful phone call from the boy's mother that led her to believe the family was being held against its will.
Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming compilation "Superstars Remixed," due May 10 from Sony BMG Strategic Marketing.
Costello's 'King' Receives Rhino Revamp

Costello's 'King' Receives Rhino Revamp

"King of America," the 1986 album that saw Elvis Costello ditch the Attractions and turn introspective and even rootsy, is the latest of the artist's catalog titles lined up for reissue via Rhino.
Shots Fired At London Nas Concert

Shots Fired At London Nas Concert

A concert by rapper Nas was stopped last night (March 21) after a gunman apparently opened fire in the London venue where he was performing. No one was injured in the incident at the Brixton Academy in south London, the city's Metropolitan Police force said.
Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

Roadrunner Plans 'All-Stars' Anniversary

With the independent hard rock label's 25th anniversary looming, Roadrunner Records won't just be issuing a slap-dash compilation of past glories.
Sparta Restless To Cover New Ground

Sparta Restless To Cover New Ground

Less than a year after Sparta's latest Geffen album, "Porcelain," hit stores, singer/guitarist Jim Ward is feeling reflective about the past and rebellious about the future.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - Police claim to find three envelopes of rock cocaine in rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's Range Rover when they stop him in Brooklyn for driving without license plates.
Beck's Back

Beck's Back

Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com.
Belle & Sebastian Compiles 'Old' EPs

Belle & Sebastian Compiles 'Old' EPs

Belle & Sebastian has rounded up all seven of its EP and single releases for the compilation "Push Barman To Open Old Wounds."
Ringtones, MySpace

Ringtones, MySpace

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