Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio today (Nov. 13). He was 35. The artist, whose real name was Russell Jones, had complained of chest pains before collapsing at the Manhattan studio, according to a statement from his label, Roc-A-Fella Records.
Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You're the Top" will find a lot to quibble about with this five-disc salute to the Great White Way, "Broadway: The American Musical." Where's "Lady in the Dark," "The Cradle Will Rock" or "Sweeney Todd"? But those folks are missing the point.