1. Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Has Bladder Cancer, Cancels Terrapin Crossroads Shows

    October 17, 2015 11:16 AM EDT Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, according to a message posted on the Facebook page for Terrapin Crossroads, the restaurant and venue he owns in San Rafael, Calif. Dead & Company Giving Away 10,000 Concert Tickets Lesh is currently…

  2. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 'Badlands Here We Come': Exclusive Song Premiere

    November 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST Robinson puts Black Crowes on the back burner to focus on CRB, which will tour through 2014; As for the Crowes? "I don't see us getting any new music out right now" Chris Robinson hopes no one takes lightly the fact that the namesake of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's new…

  3. Black Crowes' Rich Robinson Signs Indie Deal, Preps New Album 'The Ceaseless Sight'

    November 20, 2013 10:00 AM EST For Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, the End is a new beginning. The artist has signed with Brooklyn indie label The End Records for his next solo album, "The Ceaseless Sight," which is due for release in Spring 2014. Robinson takes vocalist and songwriting duties on the set.…

  4. The Black Crowes Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Live Album

    December 26, 2012 5:15 PM EST The Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the "Lay Down with Number 13" trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser For the Time." The rock group, which has been silent since 2010, has plotted the first leg of the comeback run,…

  5. Exclusive: Young Jeezy Talks 'TM:103' Album and Clothing Line Expansion

    December 02, 2011 2:20 PM EST After countless delays, Young Jeezy promises "everything is done" on his fourth Def Jam studio album, "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition" (Dec. 20). "When I work on albums, I like to be focused. I want to appreciate the end result before I push it onto somebody,…

  6. Young Jeezy Previews 'A Hustlerz Ambition' Documentary in NYC

    November 30, 2011 2:10 PM EST Marrying Young Jeezy 's infamous ad-libs and raw verses paints a story of a man who's hustled against countless adversities to get to where he is now. But did you know the Atlanta rapper was struck with Bell's palsy while at a video shoot with Fabolous? Or the truth behind the…

  7. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

  8. Kate Hudson, Muse's Matt Bellamy Welcome Baby Boy

    July 11, 2011 10:17 AM EDT Kate Hudson is a mom again, and the father is another rocker. Hudson's rep said Sunday that Hudson and fiance Matt Bellamy, singer with the British band Muse , are new parents. Victoria and David Beckham Welcome Baby Girl Publicist Brad Cafarelli tells The Associated Press in an email…

  9. Kate Hudson, Muse's Matthew Bellamy Engaged

    April 27, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Kate Hudson and Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy are engaged, the actress announced on "The Today Show" this morning (Apr. 27). Hudson, who is pregnant with the rocker's child, showed off her engagement ring and told "Today" host Matt Lauer that the proposal happened…

  10. Kate Hudson, Muse's Matthew Bellamy Expecting a Baby

    January 12, 2011 1:19 PM EST Kate Hudson will soon be a rock 'n' roll mama again. According to recent reports, the actress and her beau Matthew Bellamy, frontman of British arena rock act Muse , are expecting a child this summer. Reportedly 14 weeks pregnant, Hudson has been dating the "Uprising"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Black Eyed Peas to Play Super Bowl Halftime in 2011?

    September 16, 2010 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl? The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Brooks blog. The group previously performed at…

  12. Black Crowes Hiatus Will Be 'Positive,' Says Chris Robinson

    July 08, 2010 12:15 PM EDT Unlike the group's split in 2002, Chris Robinson says the Black Crowes' "indefinite hiatus" after this year's 20th anniversary celebration is "a positive respite." "The real story is it's been five solid years of touring and three records and DVDs,…

  13. Ke$ha Trips Out in 'Your Love Is My Drug' Video

    May 13, 2010 11:26 AM EDT K e$ha can't be tamed, and the wild child-turned-pop singer makes it clear in the video for her latest single, "Your Love Is My Drug." Video: Ke$ha, "Your Love Is My Drug In the clip, Ke$ha wakes up in the desert after a surely 'shroom-fueled romp with her man and…

  14. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags that popped up at virtually every other…

  15. Black Crowes Double Down With 'Frost' And 'Freeze'

    June 12, 2009 8:57 AM EDT A double dose of the Black Crowes is slated for this fall, when the band returns on September 1 with "Before The Frost...". Fans who purchase the record will then be granted a unique download code, with which they can obtain a second Crowes record, "...Until The Freeze."…

  16. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be held in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium…

  17. Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows

    April 02, 2009 2:41 PM EDT The Jayhawks, the lauded Americana band originally from Minneapolis, are reuniting their mid-90s line-up for a pair of summer shows, with plans to play together more next year. The band is set to headline the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis on July 10, marking the first time the Jayhawks…

  18. The Black Crowes Mulling Next Album

    November 26, 2008 10:41 AM EST Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson says that he and brother Chris Robinson, the group's frontman, have "tons of songs around. Chris and I are always writing." They just have to figure out what to do with them. "We want to make another record" with the Crowes, the…

  19. Jennifer Hudson: The Triple Threat

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. Jennifer Hudson doesn't drink coffee. Doesn't like it, she says. Doesn't need it, counters her manager, Miguel Melendez. It's 6:20 a.m.…

  20. Jenny's New Jams

    September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While it took Rilo Kiley the better part of a decade to rise through the indie rock ranks, frontwoman Jenny Lewis proved an immediate force to be reckoned with her 2006 solo debut, "Rabbit Fur Coat." While it took Rilo Kiley the better part of a decade to rise through the indie rock…

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