1. Eminem Draws 1 Year Of Probation

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today (June 28) in a Pontiac, Mich., courtroom for a weapons charge authorities say stemmed from a dispute with a r Rapper Eminem (real name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III) received one year of probation today …

  2. DJs Fired For Spears/Timberlake Crash Rumor

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT DJs Keith Kramer and Tony Longo -- known on the air as Kramer & Twitch -- of rock station KEGL-FM Dallas have been fired for falsely reporting that Britney Spears was killed in a car crash that le DJs Keith Kramer and Tony Longo -- known on the air as Kramer & Twitch -- of rock…

  3. Farrakhan: Rappers Reflect Society

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Louis Farrakhan defended rappers who use foul language and graphically depict violence and sexuality, saying they are only reflecting society and the nation's "gangsta" government. But the Nation of I Louis Farrakhan defended rappers who use foul language and graphically depict…

  4. '80s Brit Popsters Team For Tour

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A veritable gold mine of a bill for any devotee of '80s British pop will hit the U.K. arena circuit in November. Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Nick Heyward, T'pau, Go West, and Heav A veritable gold mine of a bill for any devotee of '80s British pop will hit…

  5. Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Britney/Justin, Mozart

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Courtney Love's theft, Britney and Justin's shopping, and Mozart's poisoning. More than $100,000 in jewels and other items were stolen from Courtney Love's Vancouver hotel suite while she was on the set of a movie, her manager says. Among the items said to have…

  6. Dupri, Timbaland Honored In Atlanta

    June 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at the 14th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Atlanta, Billboard Bulletin reports. Earning kudos as publ Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland were honored last night (June 7) as songwriters of the year at…

  7. Dave Navarro Reveals Life Lessons

    June 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Navarro is clearly not used to facing the press. Settling down in a chilly Los Angeles conference room at Capitol Records to discuss "Trust No One" (due out June 19), his first solo recording, he Dave Navarro is clearly not used to facing the press. Settling down in a chilly…

  8. Powderfinger, Killing Heidi Top Oz APRA Awards

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) music awards, presented last night (May 28) at Sydney's Randwick Pavilion. Powderfinge Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing…

  9. Lives!

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT T. T. Graham Brown is a country balladeer with a boogie bluesman's heart, and he more than lives up to his sizable live rep with this collection of past hits and jukebox standards. Brown knows his way around a Delta rave-up, as demonstrated by the rollicking "Happy Ever After"…

  10. Slipknot Gets Haven In 'Iowa'

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot has put the finishing touches on its latest album, due July 17 from Roadrunner Records. Despite the innocent enough sounding name, "Iowa," these nine Midwestern aggro young men are promising Slipknot has put the finishing touches on its latest album, due July 17 from…

  11. Eminem, Marilyn Manson Get Their 'Way' On Duet

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and Marilyn Manson, two of pop music's most controversial figures, have paired up to record a hard rock version of "The Way I Am," a song originally featured on the former's sophomore Web/After Eminem and Marilyn Manson, two of pop music's most controversial…

  12. Hot Product

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Missy Elliott, R.E.M., Tool, Weezer, Depeche Mode, Buddy Guy, and more. 'Addicted' To Missy With the release this week of "Miss E ... So Addictive," her third set on The Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road…

  13. Sangre de un Don

    May 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Peru Negro was formed in 1969 in El Carmen, Peru, by Ronaldo Campos de la Colina as a means of preserving and developing Afro-Peruvian music. Peru Negro was formed in 1969 in El Carmen, Peru, by Ronaldo Campos de la Colina as a means of preserving and developing Afro-Peruvian music. Nowadays,…

  14. Original Duran Duran Lineup To Reunite

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15 years. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Andy Taylor have not recorded together since The original five members of Duran Duran are reforming for the first time in more than 15…

  15. Puffy In Talks For Jail Film Role

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is in final negotiations to play a convicted murderer in the film "Monster's Ball," opposite Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is…

  16. Marilyn Manson Asked To Cancel Denver Gig

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marilyn Manson, who was accused by some of influencing Columbine (Colo.) High School killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, has been asked to cancel a Denver appearance this summer. The church-affilia Marilyn Manson, who was accused by some of influencing Columbine (Colo.) High School killers…

  17. VH1 Ranks 'Thriller' As Greatest Video

    May 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a mini-movie that was more of a pop culture event than a mere music video, tops VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Videos." Michael Jackson's "Thriller," a mini-movie that was more of a pop culture event than a mere music…

  18. Bono, Geldof Seek To Drop The Debt

    April 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing support of Drop The Debt, a London-based organization committed to raising consciousness and encouraging cr U2 frontman Bono and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof today (April 27) announced their continuing…

  19. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and…

  20. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole…

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