1. Gucci Mane Sentenced To Year In Prison

    November 13, 2009 3:57 PM EST Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in jail on Thursday (Nov. 12) for probation violation, according to his lawyer. Mane pled guilty to assault in 2005 for attacking a nightclub promoter. Last September, he was sentenced to a year in jail for failing to fulfill his court-ordered 600…

  2. Beyonce's 'Single's: Viva Variety

    November 10, 2009 3:57 PM EST When Beyonce released her latest album, "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," she stated on her official web site , "I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious…

  3. U2's Rose Bowl Show Breaks Attendance Record

    October 30, 2009 8:09 PM EDT It took 22 years but U2 has broken its own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by one headliner. The band's 360 Tour played the Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl on Oct. 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 -- the highest attendance on record for one U…

  4. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET's recently launched CENTRIC Network. Taping…

  5. Hot Tours: Springsteen, U2, Metallica

    October 22, 2009 11:28 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen tops the Hot Tours rankings this week with totals from his five concerts at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. grossing $22.5 million in ticket sales. The shows were the final concerts to be held at the stadium, scheduled to be demolished next year after the opening of…

  6. Rod Stewart "Soulbook" Video Q&A

    October 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT Rod Stewart brings a splash of color to the staid surroundings of the Beverly Hills Hotel. He's wearing a blue striped shirt, a white business suitcoat with thick red trim and blue Converse slip-ons-a look that combines nautical and vaudeville, which seems perfectly fitting for Stewart,…

  7. Hot Tours: U2, Taylor Swift, Ruben Blades

    October 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT U2 and its "360 Tour" tops the Hot Tours ranking for a fifth week during it's worldwide run, grossing over 22 million from four sold out shows reported by Live Nation. U2 's top concert during the most recent reporting week is a sellout at FedExField in Landover, Md. The…

  8. Soulja Boy Arrested After Vacant House Video Shoot

    October 09, 2009 12:32 PM EDT Police say rapper Soulja Boy was charged with obstruction after telling officers that people gathered at an abandoned Georgia house were shooting a music video. Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said Friday that when officers arrived Wednesday night to investigate complaints, almost half…

  9. Cartel Mounts Comeback After 'Bubble' Bust

    October 05, 2009 1:55 PM EDT In the spring of 2007, Georgia rock band Cartel seemed like it was on the right track: Its debut album was selling briskly, and when it was presented with the opportunity to star in an MTV show, "Band in the Bubble," the group figured it would be a great next step. Alas, that wasn&…

  10. Yo La Tengo, "Popular Songs"

    September 11, 2009 3:25 PM EDT Following the scattershot pop of 2006's "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass," Hoboken, N.J.-based indie rock act Yo La Tengo returns with a more focused collection full of lush instrumentation and bittersweet lyrics. "Popular Songs" offers nine darkly…

  11. Michael Buble To Unleash 'Crazy Love' In October

    August 27, 2009 8:44 AM EDT Canadian singer Michael Bublé is releasing his first album featuring original material since 2007, his label announced this week. Entitled "Crazy Love," after a 1970 Van Morrison tune of the same name, the album is due Oct. 13 on 143/Reprise Records. Bublé recorded "Crazy Love…

  12. Zac Brown Band, "Toes"

    August 18, 2009 10:24 AM EDT Zac Brown Band 's third single follows a similar arc of chart success as the group's previous hits, "Chicken Fried" and "Whatever It Is," just as it offers a well-worn imagery. On "Chicken Fried," the band conjured up comfort food and "a pair of…

  13. Les Paul: Original Guitar Hero

    August 13, 2009 8:47 PM EDT Legendary guitar and recording innovator Les Paul, 94, died Aug. 13 from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. A key pioneer in electric guitar sounds, responsible for developing and lending his name to what many consider rock'n'roll's definitive…

  14. Jessie James, "Jessie James"

    August 11, 2009 3:26 PM EDT Judging by some of the song titles ("Guilty," "My Cowboy," "Wanted") on her self-titled debut, one could say that 20-year-old Georgia newcomer Jessie James lives up to her name as the female version of the American outlaw. The standout track "Bullet"…

  15. Colt Ford Turns Heads With Countrified Hip-Hop Album

    August 04, 2009 11:22 AM EDT "Most country folks sing, but I couldn't so I'm rapping." So says Colt Ford on the title track from his album, "Ride Through the Country" (Average Joes Entertainment). An intriguing amalgam of country lyrics laced with hip-hop beats, the album is No. 6 on…

  16. Collective Soul Pulls 'Rabbit' From Its Hat

    August 04, 2009 10:51 AM EDT Like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Weezer before them, Collective Soul finds itself wresting with a bit of confusion over its new album title. A rabbit is on the cover of its latest album, "Collective Soul (Rabbit)," due out Aug. 25. It's the Georgia band's eighth studio…

  17. Chart Beat Wednesday: Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Billy Currington

    July 22, 2009 2:29 PM EDT HOT & COLDPLAY: Coldplay heats up the Triple A radio airplay chart, where "Life in Technicolor ii" takes over the top spot. The song is Coldplay's eighth No. 1 on the chart, lifting the band into a second-place tie with Dave Matthews Band, whose "Funny the Way It Is…

  18. Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

    July 19, 2009 1:49 PM EDT A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show. In Rock's case it was a reflective song called "In Times Like These" that he performed as the…

  19. Kid Rock, Alice In Chains, Skynyrd Rock Detroit

    July 19, 2009 1:18 PM EDT A pair of home town stadium concerts over the weekend gave Kid Rock and a couple of his support acts an opportunity to showcase new material for the 40,000 fans who attended each show. In Rock's case it was a reflective song called "In Times Like These" that he performed as the…

  20. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and…

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