1. Flavor Flav Cited By Police Over Fireworks Show

    July 06, 2014 10:42 PM EDT Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home. Stars Celebrate the Fourth of July 2014: Photos The reality TV star has been accused of setting off thousands of dollars' worth of illegal fireworks at his holiday party since…

  2. Hank Cochran, Mac Wiseman, Ronnie Milsap Named Country Hall Inductees

    April 22, 2014 1:56 PM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame announced the names of their 2014 class on Tuesday morning (Apr. 22), and the inductees reflect the diversity of the format's rich and varied history – with one of the format's all-time biggest artists who mined country with pop and R&B, a…

  3. Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal in Battery Case

    April 14, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in Clark…

  4. Chrissy Amphlett’s ‘I Touch Myself’ Reworked for Breast Cancer Campaign: Watch

    April 14, 2014 12:59 AM EDT The late Chrissy Amphlett’s iconic song “I Touch Myself” is enjoying an all-star makeover for an Australian breast cancer awareness campaign. The song, originally a hit in the early '90s for the rocker's band the Divinyls, has been covered by a cast of home-grown stars including…

  5. Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty to Speeding Charge

    January 28, 2014 7:29 PM EST Rapper was stopped earlier this month while traveling to his mother's funeral Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop earlier this month as he raced to his mother's funeral in suburban New York. State police said the rapper and reality TV star,…

  6. Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top No. 1s By Decade, Top No. 1 Artists & More

    January 13, 2014 3:06 PM EST In honor of country music's longevity and vaunted place in American cultural history, Billboard celebrates the 70th anniversary of the chart that's now known as Hot Country Songs by taking a look at the biggest No. 1 songs of each decade of the chart's history and the acts with…

  7. Flavor Flav Arrested in New York; Released to Attend Mom's Funeral

    January 09, 2014 5:13 PM EST New York State troopers arrested Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on Long Island Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license, but released the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member so he could attend his mother's funeral. According to a statement from the New York State Police,…

  8. Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare & Jack Clement Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

    October 28, 2013 9:23 AM EDT It was among the last words he spoke during his remarks last night at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony, but Kenny Rogers might have summed up the lasting power of being inducted into the exclusive club. As he was talking about the pride he took in sharing the moment…

  9. Rixton Spoofs Katy Perry, Robin Thicke in New 'Make Out' Teasers: Exclusive

    October 21, 2013 12:00 PM EDT YouTube specialists take on "Roar" and "Blurred Lines" in their debut clip. Rixton, a U.K. pop-rock group known primarily for its successful YouTube covers, is unveiling its original song "Make Out" with a music video that will satirize a whole bunch of…

  10. Spotlight On Bleona

    September 09, 2013 11:51 AM EDT From Albanian fests to Timbaland's studio, Bleona has U.S. success in her sights. Bleona Qereti is the most famous pop singer from the small European nation of Albania, where the press have likened her to Madonna, in her bold visual style and attitude. At the age of 14, the young diva…

  11. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The Gibson Brothers have steadily built one of the top careers in Bluegrass music – culminating in last year’s win for Entertainer of the Year. This afternoon's announcement of nominations for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards reflected their top-level status, as the duo…

  12. Nashville Legend 'Cowboy' Jack Clement Dead

    August 08, 2013 1:20 PM EDT "He became a giant figure in the business, establishing his own publishing company and recording studio" In a town where individuality might often be looked at as the exception rather than the rule, "Cowboy" Jack Clement was a true original who marched to the beat of…

  13. Chrissy Amphlett ‘Lane’ Moves A Step Closer

    August 05, 2013 4:22 AM EDT Visitors to Melbourne may soon get the chance to stroll down "Chrissy Amphlett Lane." The Australian city’s council has voted unanimously to name a laneway in the late singer’s honor. Amphlett died in April at the age of 53, having battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.…

  14. Dailey & Vincent Take the Ryman Auditorium Home: Live Review

    July 22, 2013 6:30 PM EDT If you look up the definition of sonic perfection, there just might be a picture of bluegrass super duo Dailey and Vincent. Simply put, there are no other acts in the format who do what they do with as much energy, zeal, and precision. Thursday, the Rounder recording artists made a stop at…

  15. Neal McCoy, 'Roll on Mississippi': Song Premiere From 'Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride'

    July 22, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Looking back on his career, Neal McCoy gives a lot of credit to the man who pushed him out into the spotlight as an opening act – Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. "He stands taller than anyone else in my career," McCoy told Billboard. "I've been…

  16. Flavor Flav's Las Vegas Felony Trial Set for September

    May 08, 2013 4:33 AM EDT A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife. A court spokeswoman says the case is set for Sept. 30 in Clark County District Court for the…

  17. Chrissy Amphlett, Singer With Australian Rockers Divinyls, Dies at 53

    April 22, 2013 5:19 AM EDT Chrissy Amphlett, the potent frontwoman of the Divinyls, the ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted group whose sexually-driven song “I Touch Myself” was a global hit in 1991, has died at her home in New York after a battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. The Divinyls…

  18. Flavor Flav Felony Case Heading for Las Vegas Trial

    April 10, 2013 10:16 PM EDT An evidence hearing was held on Wednesday as the MC faces charges of assault. Entertainer Flavor Flav is facing a trial on felony charges that he threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument. The 54-year-old former rap and reality…

  19. Darius Rucker Rolls 'Wagon Wheel' to No. 1 On Hot Country Songs

    April 04, 2013 5:35 PM EDT The song marks Rucker's sixth leader on the list. Plus, Blake Shelton bows atop Top Country Albums, Hunter Hayes reigns on Country Airplay and Taylor Swift starts 'Trouble' on country radio Darius Rucker ends a two-year absence from the top of Hot Country Songs, as "…

  20. Flavor Flav Jailed For Felony Charges

    October 17, 2012 2:10 PM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav is jailed on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancee and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife. Officer Bill Cassell says no one was injured before the arrest around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a…

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