1. TLC’s Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas Reflects On the 15th Anniversary of 'No Scrubs'

    April 10, 2014 11:54 AM EDT Here's the thing about deadbeat dudes: They're not going anywhere. In 500 years, when we're all living on Mars, the moon or wherever, some guys will still be acting like horny idiots, "hanging out the passenger side of his best friends' ride," trying to holler at…

  2. TLC Plans Reunion Tour, New Album

    April 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT In honor of the 20th anniversary of TLC , surviving members Tionne " T-Boz " Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas have a new album, a VH1 made-for-TV movie series, and a reunion tour in the works. A reunion tour may seem unfathomable without the group's late third…

  3. Johnny Preston, 'Running Bear' Singer, Dies at 71

    March 07, 2011 12:40 PM EST Johnny Preston, who had a No. 1 hit with the song "Running Bear" in 1960, died in Beaumont, Tex., on Friday (Mar. 4). He was 71. His death was confirmed by his son, Scott, who said Mr. Preston had bypass surgery late last year and suffered from lingering health problems. Johnny…

  4. Stars Lining Up For Jerry Wexler Memorial Celebration

    October 13, 2009 4:39 PM EDT Jerry Wexler, the man who coined the term "rhythm and blues," will get a first-class memorial sendoff on Oct. 30 in New York City. Wexler died in August 2008, and it's been hard getting everyone in the same place for his service. But his kids, Lisa and Paul, have chosen the…

  5. SPIN Mag Goes Crazy With Free 'Purple Rain' Tribute Album

    June 11, 2009 11:41 AM EDT SPIN magazine is going crazy with its July issue, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Prince's "Purple Rain" with a comprehensive oral history of the film and album and a free downloadable tribute that features nine bands doing song-for-song covers of the record's classic…

  6. Drive-By Truckers / May 15, 2008 / Music Farm, Charleston, S.C.

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. A lot of ground is covered at Drive-By Truckers shows these days. In addition to the band's typically roaring takes on lives, politics, the broken social contract, Southern and Northern identity, violence both domestic and…

  7. Looking Bright For The Truckers

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, "Brighter Than Creation's Dark," due Jan. 22 on New West, is extremely long. Nineteen tracks long, can't-burn-two-seconds-more-on-the-CD long First things first: the Drive-By Truckers' seventh record, …

  8. TLC's Chilli Inks With Akon's Konvict Muzik

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron's Konvict Muzik label, which is aiming to release her as-yet-untitled solo debut in mid-2007. The album will be distributed by Intersco TLC founding member Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has inked with Akron&…

  9. UPN Picks UP TLC Reality Series

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Titled "R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli," the project is aimed at resurrecting the R&B trio that was struck by tragedy in 2002 when member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash. UPN has given the go-ahead for a reality series starring the surviving members of…

  10. Stefani Gets A Lift From New Order, Eve, Dre

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and superstar producer Dr. Dre on her Interscope solo debut, "Love, Angel, Music, Baby." No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani gets a lift from members of New Order and OutKast, rapper Eve and…

  11. TLC Members Turn Attention To AIDS Prevention

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are on the road to support a worthy cause: HIV/AIDS education. Concert touring may not be in TLC's future, but Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "…

  12. Mariah, TLC Highlight 'Zootopia'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was Mariah Carey who was the belle of the ball. New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium…

  13. Ashanti To Open Mariah Tour

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. As previously reported , the 21-date trek…

  14. Mariah, Britney, More Added To 'Zootopia'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and Jewel have been added as performers for New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert, set for June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and Jewel have been added as performers…

  15. Jazz Great Nina Simone Buried

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France today (April 25) to bid farewell to jazz singer Nina Simone. Remembering her artistry and activism, hundreds of mourners crowded a church in Carry-Le-Rouet in southern France…

  16. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  17. TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live performance June 1 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. As reported yesterday, the event will be hel The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live…

  18. Body Of Coasters' Billy Guy Remains Unclaimed

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his body has not been claimed. Local entertainers and friends held a fund-raiser last night (Nov. 20) in Las Veg Billy Guy, one of the original members of the Coasters, has been dead since Nov. 5, but his…

  19. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion was tabled. "When Lisa passed, it was…

  20. TLC To Issue '3D' Tribute To Lopes

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar act TLC is set to release "3D" -- the group's fourth album and first since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes earlier this year. Due Nov. 12 via Arista, the album will b R&B superstar act TLC is set to release "3D" -- the…

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