1. Madonna Wins 'Vogue' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 18, 2013 7:27 PM EST A lawsuit claiming that Madonna and producer Robert "Shep" Pettibone illegally sampled a tune on her 1990 international hit "Vogue," has been resolved with a ruling favor of the defendants. The original lawsuit was filed in July by VMG Salsoul, the copyright owner of a…

  2. Surprised Kool & the Gang Is Van Halen Opener? So Are They

    February 08, 2012 5:00 PM EST K ool & the Gang plan to celebrate plenty of good times on the road with Van Halen in the coming weeks -- even if the rest of the world seems to think it's an incredibly odd pairing. "We're not that worried about it," co-founder Robert "Kool" Bell tells…

  3. Phil Collins Talks Motown Covers Album, Genesis' Future

    September 14, 2010 2:00 PM EDT It's a rainy day in New York, and London-born, Switzerland-based Phil Collins is making the most of his time stateside. The 59-year-old singer/songwriter/drummer has brought his two youngest sons with him for a summer vacation. They've visited the Alamo in San Antonio-collecting…

  4. Big Star's Jody Stephens Remembers Andy Hummel, Ponders Band's Future

    July 20, 2010 2:50 PM EDT In the wake of Big Star bassist Andy Hummel's death earlier this week, the surviving members in the current incarnation of the legendary cult band are pondering an appropriate way to continue performing the group's music. "It's music we all really love to play, and we love…

  5. Massive Attack Prove New Album Was Worth The Wait

    February 19, 2010 5:29 PM EST The gaps between Massive Attack albums may widen as the enigmatic British act's career span lengthens. But fans' patience, however, has clearly kept pace. Massive Attack's much-delayed "Heligoland" (Virgin/EMI)-only the fifth studio album of a two-decade career,…

  6. Massive Attack To Return With Huge World Tour

    May 21, 2009 2:37 PM EDT Massive Attack vocalist and musician Robert "3D" Del Naja has revealed plans for a huge world tour to support the release of their long-anticipated fifth album out in October via Virgin/EMI. The British electronic act has already confirmed more than 40 dates in the U.K. and Europe,…

  7. My Bloody Valentine, Cure Close Out Coachella

    April 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded Sunday with a series of challenging, dissonant sets that saw the avant-garde take center stage on the event's final day of music. From My Bloody Valentine's wall of noise and Public Enemy's sonic sculptures to Devendra…

  8. Phish Gets Funky At Second Reunion Show

    March 08, 2009 2:24 PM EDT Phish wasted no time getting funky on Saturday (March 7) at the second of three reunion concerts this weekend at Virginia's Hampton Coliseum. Proggy keyboards, a mix of '90s-era material and covers of the Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll” and the Beatles “A Day in the Life” were…

  9. The Billboard Q&A: Def Leppard's Joe Elliott

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? An album with a title like "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge" begs the question: what's a Sparkle Lounge? According to Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, it was a…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. REMEMBERING LUTHER Dear Fred, I expect many will write about the passing of Luther Vandross this week. A friend just e-mailed me with the miserable news, which must have just broken as the Billboard Web site doesn't mention it yet. I was really…

  11. R. Kelly's Lawyers Fight Charges

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Attorneys defending R&B star R. Kelly against child pornography charges have filed a host of motions, including one contending the alleged victim could have been old enough to legally consent to s Attorneys defending R&B star R. Kelly against child pornography charges have filed a…

  12. Will Smith, Wife Forge Family Comedy Series

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing a new comedy series for UPN called "All of Us," and the couple plans to keep it in the family. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing…

  13. Ex-Gunners Still Searching For Singer

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "The Project" -- the yet-to-be-officially-christened group of original Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum -- is still auditioning singers, but there's some sti "The Project" -- the yet-to-be-officially-christened group of…

  14. R. Kelly Arrested In Florida On Porn Charges

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22) in Florida on additional similar charges after investigators said they found 12 photographs of a nude girl R. Kelly, already facing child pornography charges in Illinois, was arrested today (Jan. 22)…

  15. Massive Attack Get With The 'Program'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering U.K. trip-hop act Massive Attack has tapped Sinead O'Connor to provide vocals for two tracks on the group's forthcoming album, the long-awaited follow-up to 1998's "Mezzanine" (Virgin). Pioneering U.K. trip-hop act Massive Attack has tapped Sinead O'…