Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing rights organization BMI said. She was 77.
The first federal lawsuit stemming from the Feb. 20 fire at Rhode Island nightclub the Station was filed this morning (April 22) in U.S. District Court in Providence. The incident during a concert by Great White killed 99 people.
Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," while he cared for an older brother who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. A number of high-profile guests appear on "M.A.D.E.," including Jay-Z, Trick Daddy, and Donell Jones.
Well before she began work on her Grammy-winning debut album, Norah Jones spent a few months working with New York singer/songwriter Peter Malick, touring the Northeast U.S., and recording with his group. The results of that late 2000 pairing will be released on "New York City," a five-song EP by the Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones.
British pop group S Club ended months of speculation yesterday (April 21) with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at end of May. The six remaining members of the band -- Rachel Stevens, Bradley Macintosh, Tina Barrett, Hannah Spearritt, Jon Lee, and Jo O'Meara -- broke the news during a performance at London's Dockland Arena.
Ever evolving U.K.-based hip-hop/electronica artist Tricky has set a June 17 release date for his seventh studio album, "Vulnerable." The set will be released worldwide on the artist's own Brown Punk Records label through Sanctuary, except in the U.K. and Europe, where it will go through Epitaph.
In a major victory for record companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has sided with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in its ongoing lawsuit against Internet service provider Verizon Communications.