James Brown Pardoned For Crimes In S.C.

James Brown Pardoned For Crimes In S.C.

James Brown had plenty of reasons to feel good yesterday (May 20) as South Carolina officials pardoned the soul legend for his past crimes in that state. Brown, who served a two-and-a-half-year prison term after a 1988 arrest on drug and assault charges, and was convicted of a drug-related offense in 1998, was granted a pardon by the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk.
Our Lady Peace Leads MuchMusic Video Nominees

Our Lady Peace Leads MuchMusic Video Nominees

With six nominations, Our Lady Peace leads the list of nominees for Canada's 14th annual MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA). Close behind is fellow rock act Treble Charger with five, while Chantal Kreviazuk, Matthew Good, Shawn Desman, and Swollen Members are tied with four nods each. The awards will be handed out June 22 at the MuchHeadquarters in Toronto.
Sting Professes 'Sacred Love'

Sting Professes 'Sacred Love'

Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," will be released Sept. 23 in North America by A&M/Interscope and a day earlier internationally.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Coldplay, Santana & Michelle Branch, and Michael Jackson.
White Stripes Take 'Elephant' On Tour

White Stripes Take 'Elephant' On Tour

The White Stripes have rolled out plans for a six-week North American summer tour, beginning June 13 in Mountain View, Calif. The Detroit duo has shows on tap through July 23 at New York's Central Park SummerStage, with support to come from hometown rock act Whirlwind Heat. The Stripes are currently in Europe and will play Hamburg tonight (May 20).
The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Charity ticket auctions and Epitonic.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You Want to Play the American"), which was considered the Italian anthem of that era.
THE TANGLED WEB

THE TANGLED WEB

The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Charity ticket auctions by such acts as Coldplay, and free music site Epitonic.

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