1. Death Row Close To Court Takeover

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight skipped a court-ordered appearance at a hearing about his assets Saturday, setting the stage for courts to take control of his Death Row Records label. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight skipped a court-ordered appearance at a hearing about his…

  2. Country Star Buck Owens Dies

    March 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the sound of country music with hits like "Act Naturally," and helped introduce the genre to mainstream America on the long-running TV show "Hee Buck Owens, the flashy "rhinestone cowboy" who shaped the…

  3. Q&A: The Police's Stewart Copeland

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that was more than two decades ago. So how do you refresh your memory? For the Police's Stewart Copeland, there was a You spent a half-dozen years in one of the most popular bands in the world -- but that…

  4. Rod Stewart Ordered To Pay $3 Million

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has ordered Rod Stewart to pay a Las Vegas casino more than $3 million for a canceled show in December 2000. A federal judge has ordered Rod Stewart to pay a Las Vegas casino more than $3 million for a canceled show in December 2000. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered the…

  5. Led Zeppelin 1968-1980: The Story Of A Band And Their Music (continued)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin may have disbanded in 1980, but the band's legacy lives on. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham always insisted that the music they made, onstage or in the studio, w Plant has self-confessedly had a long fascination with what is often termed '…

  6. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  7. Fall Out Boy Readies First Headlining Arena Tour

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. It has been a slow and steady climb to Chicago rock group Fall Out Boy's first North American headlining arena tour. The best new artist Grammy nominees' major…

  8. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  9. Dulli Goes Direct To Indie Stores

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has experienced life on an indie label and life on a major. Now he is finding that an artist may not need a label at all. Former Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli has experienced life on an indie label and life on a major. Now he is finding that an…

  10. HIP HOP MATTERS: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop music and culture is (again) at a crossroads, we're told: it can either redefine its legitimacy or continue to be a pawn in the corporate machine. Hip-hop music and culture is (again) at a crossroads, we're told: it can either redefine its legitimacy or continue to be a pawn…

  11. Sufjan Stevens / Sept. 15, 2005 / Chicago (Metro)

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sufjan Stevens / Sept. 16, 2005 / Chicago (Metro) "We're going to try something we've never tried in this city before," said a modest Sufjan Stevens midway through his set. "The human pyramid." And with that, he and his band the Illinoisemakers, all dressed like…

  12. 'Lennon' Musical To Close On Broadway

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Lennon," the musical about the life and music of John Lennon that earned dismal reviews, will close just six weeks after it opened on Broadway. "Lennon," the musical about the life and music of John Lennon that earned dismal reviews, will close just six weeks after it…

  13. Billboard Bits: Lambchop, Omarion, White Stripes

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Lambchop, Omarion, White Stripes Lambchop teams with Nashville electronica duo Hands Off Cuba on the appropriately named EP "CoLab," due Oct. 11 via Merge. The project finds the two acts enmeshed in each other's music; opener "Prepared" was penned by Lambchop…

  14. Casino Exec Testifies In Stewart Case

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should return $2 million he was paid for a December 2000 Las Vegas concert he never performed. The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment said yesterday (Aug. 29) that Rod Stewart should…

  15. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>Mindy McCready, Kenny Chesney, Jason Sellers, Ray Vega, Sara Evans, Ricochet's Heath Wright, Skip Ewing and Kippi Brannon join catalyst Randy Owen for a special "We Are the World"-style 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane…

  16. Stewart Appears In Court Over Vegas Cancellation

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to "defend my honor" in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by one of the city's resorts. Rod Stewart appeared in federal court yesterday (Aug. 23) in Las Vegas, saying he was there to …

  17. CD Compiles Clinton's Favorite Tunes

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. Fans of former President Bill Clinton will soon be able to enjoy some of his favorite recordings in the comfort of their own home. "The Bill Clinton…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  19. Ozzy Retiring As Ozzfest Headliner

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that this will be his final year headlining his Ozzfest festival. The almost 10-year-old hard rock trek, which launched in 1996, has always included Osbourne as a show clos Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that this will be his final year headlining his Ozzfest festival…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Mariah Carey uses her celebrity status to try to help police find a missing 13-year-old girl. The Grammy award-winning singer joins the family of Christina Williams at a Beverly Hills, C 2003 - Skip Battin, former bassist for the Byrds and other notable country-rock…

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