1. Poison Guitarist Headed To Jail

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille has been sentenced to 80 days in jail in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille has been sentenced to 80 days in jail in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated. DeVille, whose…

  2. H.I.M. Turning On 'Dark Light' In Fall

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until recently, Finnish goth/metal quintet H.I.M. has been one of the most above-ground underground bands in America. Until recently, Finnish goth/metal quintet H.I.M. has been one of the most above-ground underground bands in America. While three of its albums have been released here, the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  5. Seminal New York Punk Tracks Compiled

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the reverberations of which are still being felt today. New York's punk rock and new wave scene in the mid-to-late 1970s laid the foundation for a musical revolution, the…

  6. B&E: H.I.M.

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: H.I.M. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. THE INFERNAL MAJESTY OF IT ALL: Since it first hit Scandanavian audiences in 1996, Finnish…

  7. Wooden Leather

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been laughed at. A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been…

  8. Nappy Roots Return With 'Wooden Leather'

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Nappy Roots couldn't have picked a more appropriate lead single than "Roun' the Globe" to introduce their Atlantic sophomore set, "Wooden Leather." The success of the act's 2002 debut, "Watermelon, Chicken …

  9. South By Southwest Diary: Day Four

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Four Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  10. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  11. 'N Sync, Usher, Ashanti Dip Into 'Disneymania'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among the artists who have contributed tracks to Walt Disney Records' "Disneymania" album. Due Sept. 17, the collection finds 15 notable pop 'N Sync, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Anastacia, and Usher are among…

  12. Fans Of Nappy Roots Savor 'Gritz'

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's hard not to like the Nappy Roots. With their easygoing personalities and live show, the Bowling Green, Ky.-based sextet of Big V, R. Prophe It's hard not to like the Nappy Roots. With their easygoing personalities and live…

  13. Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Nappy Roots offer plenty of Southern hospitality on their major-label debut, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The Bowling Green, Ky. The Nappy Roots offer plenty of Southern hospitality on their major-label debut, Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The Bowling Green, Ky.-based sextet—Skinny…

  14. Nappy Roots Pay Homage To Southern Heritage

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is seeing the light of day. The sextet's long-awaited debut, "Watermelon, Chicken, and Gr Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based…

  15. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  16. Museum Celebrates Link Between Cars, Music

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will launch its Cars & Guitars of Rock 'n' Roll exhibit with a gala Thursday night (June 14). The show -- which features 30 cars and 75 custom guitars The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will launch its Cars & Guitars…

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