Courtney Love is embroiled in a bitter custody fight with her late husband's mother over the welfare of 11-year-old Frances Bean Cobain. According to the New York Daily News, Love and Wendy O'Connor, the mother of Love's late husband Kurt Cobain, got into an altercation after a Tuesday custody hearing in Los Angeles.
Mexican music reigned last night (Oct. 23) at the second annual MTV Video Music Awards Latino America, with alternative rock band Molotov taking home four awards, including video of the year for its incendiary clip "Frijolero." Up-and-coming countrymate Natalia LaFourcade followed closely, taking three awards from the event at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Fla.
After years of making fashion statements as a diva, Patti LaBelle is about to launch her own clothing line. From Nov. 6, the first collection from the Patti LaBelle line will be sold exclusively through TV shopping channel HSN.
Veteran hard rock quartet Metallica has canceled its South American tour, due to kick off tomorrow (Oct. 25) in Buenos Aires. In a statement posted on the band's official Web site, the cancellation is blamed on exhaustion and injury. Says guitarist Kirk Hammett, "This is the first time in our 22-year history that Metallica have cancelled a tour, and we are beyond disappointed.
Bringing down the consumer's cost of music CDs will stem the tide of illegal downloading, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 13,180 voters, 73% said lower prices will encourage fans to purchase new releases rather than seek out the songs illegally online.