1. Michael Jackson's Legal Problems May Outlive Him

    June 26, 2009 2:15 PM EDT Superstar singer Michael Jackson will be remembered for a lot of things, from hit records to a galvanizing stage presence to his enormous personal troubles. But lately the King of Pop had become the King of Litigation, having been sued by royalty, veterinary hospitals, lawyers, "she'…

  2. Trent Reznor Spurs Tom Morello To Kick Out Jams With New Band

    May 29, 2009 8:35 AM EDT A surprise invitation from Trent Reznor resulted in Street Sweeper Social Club -- the new group formed by Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, the Nightwatchman) and the Coup's Boots Riley -- getting an earlier than expected public airing. "We were finishing mixing our…

  3. Scorsese To Direct Frank Sinatra Biopic

    May 13, 2009 6:19 PM EDT Frank Sinatra is finally getting his biopic, directed by no less a celebrity profiler than Martin Scorsese. Universal Pictures has acquired "Sinatra," a script by "Field of Dreams" screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson with Scorsese attached to direct. Mandalay Pictures'…

  4. April 29, 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich dies in a Moscow cancer hospital. He is 80. 2007 – Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. 1999 – Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits…

  5. November 22, 2008

    November 22, 2008 2:36 PM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2001 - Jazz impresario Norman Ganz dies in Geneva, Switzerland, of cancer. He…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los 2005 - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly…

  7. McCain Fights Back Against Jackson Browne

    November 20, 2008 2:21 PM EST John McCain may have lost the presidential election to Barack Obama, but his campaign seems absolutely determined not to lose to Jackson Browne. The singer/songwriter sued McCain in August after the Republican candidate used his song, "Running on Empty," in a campaign commercial…

  8. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 2:06 PM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. The album, which was debuted for fans at New York and Los Angeles listening parties earlier this week, has already…

  9. Guns N' Roses' 'Democracy' Streaming On MySpace

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace ahead of its Sunday (Nov. 23) release exclusively via Best Buy. Guns N' Roses is streaming its long-awaited Black Frog/Geffen album "Chinese Democracy" on MySpace…

  10. McCain Fights Back Against Jackson Browne

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST John McCain may have lost the presidential election to Barack Obama, but his campaign seems absolutely determined not to lose to Jackson Browne. The candidate has filed two motions as part of Browne's John McCain may have lost the presidential election to Barack Obama, but his campaign…

  11. Frank Zappa Drummer Jimmy Carl Black Dies

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's the Mothers of Invention, has died at age 70. Jimmy Carl Black, drummer, vocalist and self-anointed "Indian of the group" of Frank Zappa's the Mothers of Invention, has…

  12. Mates Of State Prep Fifth Album, Tour

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic pop duo Mates Of State will return May 20 with "Re-Arrange Us," the group's fifth album since 2000 and second for Barsuk. Eclectic pop duo Mates Of State will return May 20 with “Re-Arrange Us,” the group’s fifth album since 2000 and second for Barsuk. Fans will notice…

  13. Dwele 'Sketches' New Album For June

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. The G-1-produced …

  14. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E…

  15. Dwele Savors Grammy Nod, Preps New Album

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Dwele says he's "on schedule, pretty much" for his third album, the follow-up to 2005's "Some Kinda...," which he hopes to release in late March on Koch. R&B singer Dwele says he's "on schedule, pretty much" for his third album,…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly Clarkson triumph, each taking two trophies away from the 33rd annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los 2005 - Tim McGraw, the Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Destiny's Child and Kelly…

  17. IFPI Makes File-Trading Site OiNK Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kennedy's comments came in the wake of a two-year investigation by the IFPI and its U.K. affiliate the BPI into the activities of oink.cd, described by the IFPI as a major player in the black market f Music critics beware: the IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based…

  18. Mates Of State Get Busy On Fifth Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mates Of State are eight songs deep into writing a new record, due in early 2008 via Barsuk. The as-yet-untitled effort will be the husband-wife duo's fifth set, and follow-up to 2006's "Bring It Back Mates Of State are eight songs deep into writing a new record, due in early…

  19. Victimless 'Crime'

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans of singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega's literary folk-pop ballads have gone six years without a new batch, a wait that finally comes to an end this week with "Beauty & Crime," the first fruit of Fans of singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega's literary folk-pop ballads have…

  20. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most…

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