1. Marley Widow Wants Lauryn Hill For Biopic

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rita Marley is executive producing the first-ever biopic of her late husband Bob Marley, and if she has it her way, the reggae icon's daughter-in-law Lauryn Hill will portray her onscreen. Rita Marley is executive producing the first-ever biopic of her late husband Bob Marley, and if she…

  2. Spiritualized Unveils New Album Details

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spiritualized's first album in five years, "Songs in A&E," will arrive May 19 internationally and June 3 in North America via Fontana International/Spaceman Records. Spiritualized's first album in five years, "Songs in A&E," will arrive May 19…

  3. UMG Strikes Euro Deal For Jonas Brothers

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled album for Europe. Universal Music Group has struck a deal with Disney Music Group's Hollywood Records to license the Jonas Brothers' self-titled…

  4. MMW Plotting Three Records, Summer Camp

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feeling free from the confines of traditional label standards of write, release, tour, jazz-fusion trio Medeski Martin and Wood have slated three unique albums for 2008, with the material being writte Feeling free from the confines of traditional label standards of write, release, tour, jazz…

  5. Snoop Dogg

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what's working for the rapper-turned-singer these days. When Snoop Dogg hit CNN's "Larry King Live" Feb. 1, the segment may have brought into focus all of what…

  6. Latin Rock Getting Boost From Warped Tour

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters the Pinker Tones booked for the entire U.S. run, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's…

  7. Sasha & Digweed Plot First Tour Since 2002

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's not history-making like their previous outing, but DJ/producers Sasha and John Digweed are hitting the road together again this spring for the first time since 2002. It's not history-making like their previous outing, but DJ/producers Sasha and John Digweed are hitting the road…

  8. Beyonce Starring In Chess Records Film

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her resume. The 10-time Grammy winner has signed on to executive produce and star as Etta James in Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records" for Sony BMG Fi Beyonce Knowles is adding "executive producer" to her…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting…

  10. Rave On

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST "I wanted to make a very simple, minimal album with sparse instrumentation and a very intense vibe," vocalist/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner says of "Lust Lust Lust." "I wanted to make a very simple, minimal album with sparse instrumentation and a very intense vibe,"…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Collective Soul, Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something," Leona Lewis and more! THAT'S WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES US Hello, Fred, I have been listening to popular music nearly all my 63 years. My parents had 78 rpm records in the house…

  13. DMB, Panic, Mayer, Snoop Set For New Festival

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new…

  14. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from le Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank…

  15. Early Memories: The Grammy Awards

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys while staging its usual annual awards telecast, the show's producers created an ingenious plan: They'd lessen the pres Faced with the daunting task of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Grammys…

  16. Spears' Parents: Britney Is 'At Risk'

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Why was she released? That's the lingering question after Britney Spears was discharged from the hospital yesterday (Feb. 6) over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist and against the wishes Why was she released? That's the lingering question after Britney Spears was…

  17. Spears' Father To Remain As Conservator

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears to her father and an attorney until Feb. 14 and appointed a physician to evaluate her competence to make de A court commissioner today (Feb. 4) extended the temporary conservatorship of Britney Spears…

  18. Newsom Shines With Brooklyn Philharmonic

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish last night (Jan. 31) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, teaming up with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Joanna Newsom performed her critically acclaimed album "Ys" from start to finish…

  19. Spears Taken From Home In Ambulance

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears was taken from her Los Angeles home by ambulance early this morning (Jan. 31) and escorted to a hospital by more than a dozen police officers as two helicopters followed overhead. Britney Spears was taken from her Los Angeles home by ambulance early this morning (Jan. 31) and…

  20. Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Hitting 30 Amphitheatres

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill, will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. News of the tour was first reported earli The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill, will play 30…

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