1. Oasis Tour Documentary Heading To DVD

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on DVD Oct. 29 internationally. Oasis' 2005 world tour is chronicled in the documentary "Lord Don't Slow Me Down," due on DVD Oct. 29 internationally. Directed by…

  2. London Court Says Diddy Breached Name

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs had breached an agreement with a London-based record producer not to use the alias "Diddy" in Britain. However, the judgment st A British court ruled on Wednesday that U.S. rap star Sean "Diddy…

  3. Organist Suing For 'Whiter Shade' Copyright

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over authorship of one of the decade's most iconic songs. Two former '60s rock stars appeared before a music-loving judge today (Nov. 13) in London for a showdown over…

  4. Brand New Balances 'Devil,' 'God' On New Album

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label debut, "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me." The Interscope set hits stores Nov. 21 and was produced by the band Long Island quartet Brand New embraces polar opposites on its upcoming major label…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ray Davies, Kotche/Cline, Wax On Radio/The North Atlantic

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award during the performing rights organization's annual London awards, to be held Oct. 3 at the Dorchester Hotel. Kinks frontman/co-founder Ray Davies will be honored with the prestigious BMI Icon award…

  6. Crooked Fingers' Bachmann Heads 'To The Races'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann will release his first solo album, "To the Races," Aug. 22 via Saddle Creek. Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann will release his first solo album, "To the Races," Aug. 22 via Saddle Creek. Bachmann wrote the material for the 10…

  7. Billboard Bits: Pearl Jam, Eric Bachmann, Cursive

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form of “Life Wasted,” the first video directed by visual artist Fernando Apodaca. The clip is av Pearl Jam has unveiled its first music video since the 1998 clip for “Do the Evolution” in the form…

  8. 'Open' All Night

    May 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "We've experimented a lot more with sounds and odd instruments we've never used and pushed ourselves as far as we can but the essence of what we are is still the same," frontman Gary Lightbody says. Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, "Eyes Open,"…

  9. Margot & The Nuclear So & So's Band Together

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT So what do you call an ensemble that plays singer/songwriter tunes with an indie bent that are too smart for top 40? The Bowery Ballroom in New York has a large stage for a 600-capacity venue, giving bands ample room to move during a show. But the space was still a squeeze for the eight-piece…

  10. Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt / March 19, 2006 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Southpaw)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake colleague Archer Prewitt during a tuning break last night (March 19) in Brooklyn, N.Y. The crowd cracked up, but only because P "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake…

  11. Snow Patrol Makes New Album Date

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The 11-track set features a duet between frontman Gary Lightbody and singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright on "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" as well as guest appearances from Posies/Big Star principal Snow Patrol will release its next studio album, " Eyes Open ," May 1…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt Kanye West has been chosen to reinterpret the classic "Mission: Impossible" theme song for the third installment in the Tom Cruise-starring film franchise, which opens May 5 in U.S. theaters. The theme was previously performed by the U2…

  13. Ashanti Files Lawsuit Over Early Demos

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. Multi-platinum artist Ashanti filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 27 over the unauthorized release of demos recorded more than eight years ago. The complaint,…

  14. Chef Shouts For Scientology

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Isaac Hayes performs at the International Association of Scientologists charity ball. Isaac Hayes performs Oct. 30 at the International Association of Scientologists charity ball concert at Saint Hill Manor in England. The event also included appearances by actors John Travolta and Anne…

  15. Update: D'Angelo Okay After Virginia Car Crash

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond, Va., hospital after being injured during a Sept. 19 car accident. According to a statement from the Virginia State Poli Vocalist D'Angelo (real name: Michael Archer) has been released from a Richmond,…

  16. Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis / Sept. 12, 2005 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl) An Oasis performance in the year 2005 is like having sex or eating pizza. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. Gone is the heyday of the group's lean and muscular swagger that launched it into stardom more than 10…

  17. D'Angelo Heading To J?

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist D'Angelo is said to be on the move. According to sources close to the artist, J Records has acquired his contract from Virgin, which issued his two studio albums. R&B vocalist D'Angelo is said to be on the move. According to sources close to the artist, J…

  18. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis 'Truth' Be Told Oasis attempts to recapture its mid-'90s Britpop glory days with "Don't Believe the Truth," due this week via Big Brother/Sony internationally and Epic in North America. The album is led by the single "Lyla," which went to No. 1…

  19. Rosa Parks, OutKast Settle Lawsuit

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the group of wrongly using her name in a song title, her guardian said yesterday (April 14). Rosa Parks and rap duo OutKast have settled a lawsuit in which the civil rights pioneer accused the…

  20. D'Angelo Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eugene Archer, better known as R&B star D'Angelo, has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of alcohol after a January traffic stop. Michael Eugene Archer, better known as R&B star D'Angelo, has pleaded guilty to possession of…

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