1. Stringfellow Feeling 'Disciplined' On New Album

    January 27, 2009 4:04 PM EST In between Big Star reunions, R.E.M. tours and fronting the Posies, Ken Stringfellow re-emerges this spring as part of the rock quartet the Disciplines, comprised of three-fourths of defunct Norwegian band Briskeby. Stringfellow says "fate" led him to this project, citing the Posies…

  2. Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Dead At 60

    January 06, 2009 10:32 AM EST Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead this morning (Jan. 6) at his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to local police. He was 60. Ann Arbor Detective Bill Stanford tells Billboard.com that police were called to Asheton's house early this morning by Dara Hytinen, his personal…

  3. Singer, Broadway Star Eartha Kitt Dies

    December 25, 2008 9:30 PM EST Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81. Andrew Freedman said Kitt, who was recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, died…

  4. Cheech & Chong Get Animated

    December 16, 2008 12:21 PM EST As the reunited Cheech & Chong's stand-up tour Light Up America fires out nationwide, Big Vision Entertainment said it will produce an animated film featuring the duo with Chambers Bros. Entertainment. The two companies have acquired animated film rights to the classic Cheech and…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in Fort Laude 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  7. Janet Jackson Resumes Tour In D.C.

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson took the stage to exploding fireworks, clouds of smoke and the sounds of some early hits last night (Oct. 15) in Washington, D.C., in her first concert since she was sidelined for two we Janet Jackson took the stage to exploding fireworks, clouds of smoke and the sounds of some…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - Trey Anastasio begins an 18 consecutive hour DJs stint on Sirius Satellite Radio for "Trey Day, Vol. 2." 2006 - British alternative rock trio Muse and…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - California country singer Wesley Tuttle dies of heart failure at a nursing home in Sylmar, Calif. He is 85. 2003 - DMX guest stars on an episode of the UPN sitcom "…

  10. Plant/Krauss, Iron & Wine Star At ACL Festival

    September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As temperatures soared well into the 90s, American roots music reigned supreme on the second day of Austin City Limits festival (Sept. 27), with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Iron & Wine, Shar As temperatures soared well into the 90s, American roots music reigned supreme on the second…

  11. Barker Has Surgeries For Burns Suffered In Crash

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite several surgeries for burns over his torso and lower body, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is trying to stay positive after a South Carolina plane crash that killed four, including two Despite several surgeries for burns over his torso and lower body, former Blink-182 drummer…

  12. George Michael Apologizes After Drug Bust

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Michael apologized to fans yesterday (Sept. 21) and promised to "sort himself out" after his arrest and caution by police for possession of drugs. George Michael apologized to fans yesterday (Sept. 21) and promised to "sort himself out" after his arrest and caution…

  13. Crew Suspected Blown Tire In Barker Crash

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The doomed crew piloting a Learjet that crashed on takeoff, killing four people and injuring Travis Barker and DJ AM, thought a tire blew as they hurtled down the runway and struggled unsuccessfully t The doomed crew piloting a Learjet that crashed on takeoff, killing four people and injuring…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Portastatic

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be a year filled with highlights for Mac McCaughan. Not only did the prodigious North Carolina musician welcome a second child into his family this year, but he's also seeing Merge, It's shaping up to be a year filled with highlights for Mac McCaughan. Not…

  15. Nine Inch Nails / Aug. 27, 2008 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trent Reznor presented all sides of NIN's eclectic personality during this show of the aptly-named "Lights in the Sky" tour -- a gig that was as much audio-video mind-trip as it was rock 'n' roll spec Trent Reznor typically lets his music do the talking, but the Nine…

  16. Sixx Speaks Out For National Recovery Month

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sixx remains hot on the topic of recovery and is considering other methods to help spread awareness about National Recovery Month and the Mental Health Parity Act. Last September, Nikki Sixx's harrowing memoir of addiction, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service and a f 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by…

  18. New Metallica Album To Arrive On A Friday

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, "Death Magnetic," will be released worldwide off-cycle on Friday Sept. 12. No reason was given for the switch from a traditional Monday/Tuesd Like its predecessor "St. Anger," the new Metallica album, …

  19. Kanye West, NIN Bring Lollapalooza To A Close

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3) in Chicago's Grant Park, with the former regaling his hometown crowd with hit after hit and the latter band off Kanye West and Nine Inch Nails closed Lollapalooza 2008 in grand fashion Sunday (Aug. 3…

  20. Cheech & Chong Plan First Tour In 25 Years

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. Comedy duo Cheech and Chong will reunite for their first tour in more than 25 years, beginning Sept. 12 at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. More than…

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