Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays when she developed a case of the flu.
Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage. Tonight (Dec. 31) in major cities around the U.S., there will be plenty of artists performing for revelers. Among the highlights: Metallica in Las Vegas, Paul Oakenfold in Los Angeles, Aretha Franklin in Chicago and Gov't Mule in New York.
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Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.
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Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

Earl Slick Makes 'Zig Zag' Return

Considering that he has recorded with two of rock's biggest legends, it's sort of strange to hear renowned guitarist Earl Slick relay that for the better part of the 1990s he completely stopped playing music.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Macmichael dies after a battle with lung cancer. He is 51. Macmichael formed Cutting Crew in 1985 with English vocalist Nick Van Eede, and the new group quickly scored a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 entry with "(I Just) Died in Your Arms," from its 1986 album "Broadcast."
Sheriff Denies Jackson Abuse Claim

Sheriff Denies Jackson Abuse Claim

The Santa Barbara County (Calif.) sheriff denied Wednesday that Michael Jackson was roughed up by jailers, saying he was asking the state attorney general to investigate the pop star's claims.
Coroner's Tests Inconclusive On Elliott Smith

Coroner's Tests Inconclusive On Elliott Smith

Tests to determine whether Elliott Smith was murdered or committed suicide were inconclusive, a Los Angeles coroner's spokesman said yesterday (Dec. 30). The 34 year-old singer/songwriter died Oct. 21 in a hospital after his live-in girlfriend found him in their apartment with a stab wound to the chest.
Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the event will also feature a musical tribute to late country icon Johnny Cash, who kept a home in the area for many years.
Kirkwood Arrested For Assault

Kirkwood Arrested For Assault

Cris Kirkwood was arrested yesterday (Dec. 30) in Phoenix, accused of assaulting a guard at a local post office. The 43 year-old former Meat Puppets bassist has been charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon at a federal facility.
Arrest In Soulja Slim Murder Case

Arrest In Soulja Slim Murder Case

New Orleans police said they have arrested a man in the November fatal shooting of rapper Soulja Slim. The 26 year-old artist, whose real name was James Tapp, was killed Nov. 26 on the front lawn of a two-story duplex he purchased for his mother in the city's Gentilly neighborhood. He was shot at least three times in the face and once in the chest.
Be A Pepper: Reba, Smokey In Ad Campaign

Be A Pepper: Reba, Smokey In Ad Campaign

Continuing its "Be You" campaign, soft drink Dr. Pepper will again tap music stars for its 2004 television advertising plans. Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Smokey Robinson, B2K, Ana Gabriel and Patricia Manterola will all appear in new spots premiering in the coming months.

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