1. Rock Pioneer Ike Turner Dies At 76

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogre-like image as the man who brutally abused former wife and icon Tina Turner, died today (Dec. 12) at his home in Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" goes straight to 2005 - Madonna adds a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  4. Spector Seeks New Legal Team For Retrial

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector is seeking a new legal team for his retrial on a charge of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, his attorneys told a California court today (Oct. 3). Phil Spector is seeking a new legal team for his retrial on a charge of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, his attorneys told a…

  5. L.A. Planning To Re-Try Spector For Murder

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The specter of Phil Spector will haunt Hollywood well into 2008. Yesterday (Sept. 26), the judge presiding over the legendary "Wall of Sound" producer's murder trial declared a mistrial after jurors i The specter of Phil Spector will haunt Hollywood well into 2008. Yesterday …

  6. Mistrial Declared In Phil Spector Murder Trial

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector ended in a mistrial today (Sept. 26) because of a deadlocked jury. The mistrial came on the 12th day of deliberations on whether Spector murdered actres The murder trial of music producer Phil Spector ended in a mistrial today (Sept. 26) because…

  7. Spector Judge's Move Seen To Invite Appeal

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jury deliberations in Phil Spector's murder trial remained suspended today (Sept. 20) as the judge struggled to help the deadlocked panel reach a verdict. Jury deliberations in Phil Spector's murder trial remained suspended today (Sept. 20) as the judge struggled to help the…

  8. Judge: No Lesser Charge In Spector Murder Case

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The judge in record producer Phil Spector's murder trial decided today (Sept. 19) not to allow the deadlocked jury to consider a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. The judge in record producer Phil Spector's murder trial decided today (Sept. 19) not to allow the deadlocked…

  9. Spector Jury Says It's At An Impasse

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector's murder trial told the judge today (Sept. 18) that the panel is at an impasse of 7 to 5, but he did not indicate which way it was leaning. "At this time I don' The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector's murder trial told the judge…

  10. Phil Spector Murder Case Goes To Jury

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The murder case against record producer Phil Spector went to the jury today (Sept. 10) after Spector's wife sparred with the judge over a gag order and Spector himself publicly denied he had criticize The murder case against record producer Phil Spector went to the jury today (Sept. 10)…

  11. Happenstance Leads Hargo To Phil Spector

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT He didn't know it at the time, but when 22-year-old songwriter Hargo sent his music to fellow admirer of John Lennon's catalog, it set off a string of events that earned him production contributions f He didn't know it at the time, but when 22-year-old songwriter Hargo sent his…

  12. Testimony Ends In Phil Spector Trial

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final day of testimony in Phil Spector's trial began dramatically, with the music producer's often-absent lead defense lawyer announcing that he was leaving the case. Bruce Cutler stood in court y The final day of testimony in Phil Spector's trial began dramatically, with…

  13. Lead Phil Spector Lawyer Leaves Case

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Phil Spector's often-absent lead lawyer, Bruce Cutler, announced today (Aug. 27) that he is leaving the music producer's murder case because of "a difference of opinion between Mr. Spector and me on s Phil Spector's often-absent lead lawyer, Bruce Cutler, announced today …

  14. Clarkson's Mother Testifies At Spector Trial

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The night before she died at Phil Spector's mansion, actress Lana Clarkson went shopping with her mother and bought seven new pairs of shoes, according to testimony prosecutors used to counter defense The night before she died at Phil Spector's mansion, actress Lana Clarkson went…

  15. Phil Spector Jurors Visit Crime Scene

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jurors visited Phil Spector's California mansion today (Aug. 9) to get a firsthand look at the place where actress Lana Clarkson died four years ago. Jurors visited Phil Spector's California mansion today (Aug. 9) to get a firsthand look at the place where actress Lana Clarkson died…

  16. Woman Refutes Testimony At Spector Trial

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A woman who said Lana Clarkson was her best friend for 20 years testified yesterday (Aug. 2) at Phil Spector's murder trial, refuting testimony by another witness that Clarkson was depressed around th A woman who said Lana Clarkson was her best friend for 20 years testified yesterday …

  17. Spector Defense Witness Grilled About Fatal Shot

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With her dying gasp after being shot through the mouth, actress Lana Clarkson may have breathed out blood that spattered on Phil Spector's jacket, a forensic pathologist testified yesterday (July 26) With her dying gasp after being shot through the mouth, actress Lana Clarkson may have…

  18. Judge Denies Motion From Spector Lawyers

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After losing a bid to dismiss murder charges against Phil Spector, defense attorneys pressed ahead in their attempts to show actress Lana Clarkson shot herself out of despair her career was fading. After losing a bid to dismiss murder charges against Phil Spector, defense attorneys pressed…

  19. Madam Interrupts Spector Murder Trial

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A well-known madam made a surprise appearance at Phil Spector's murder trial today (July 18) and the judge ordered her to keep quiet about anything related to shooting victim Lana Clarkson or the case A well-known madam made a surprise appearance at Phil Spector's murder trial today…

  20. Friend: Clarkson Was Depressed, Wanted To 'End It'

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just days before she died in the foyer of Phil Spector's Alhambra, Calif., mansion, actress Lana Clarkson said she was depressed and wanted to "end it," a close friend of Clarkson's testified today (J Just days before she died in the foyer of Phil Spector's Alhambra,…

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