1. Foxy Says Ear Problem Warrants Early Jail Exit

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper Foxy Brown, serving a year-long prison term stemming from an assault charge, has asked a New York judge for early release to treat an ear condition she fears could threaten her hearing. Rapper Foxy Brown, serving a year-long prison term stemming from an assault charge, has asked a New…

  2. Sigel Gets Day In Jail On Probation Violation

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in contact with a convicted felon. Beanie Sigel was found guilty Wednesday of a second probation violation for taking a trip to Atlantic City, N.J., and for being in…

  3. Uncle Kracker Still Tweaking 'Happy Hour'

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A "more than frustrated" Uncle Kracker has been doing some more recording for his long-delayed fourth album, "Happy Hour," which he turned in a full year ago but likely won't come out before the middl A "more than frustrated" Uncle Kracker has been doing…

  4. Revised Chart Policy Lands Eagles At No. 1

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' first new studio album in 28 years, the Wal-Mart exclusive "Long Road Out of Eden," takes a short route to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after Billboard revised a significant chart policy tod The Eagles' first new studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out of…

  5. Winehouse To Appeal Fine In Pot Bust

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse will appeal a fine for marijuana possession, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case. Amy Winehouse will appeal a fine for marijuana possession, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the…

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Radiohead, chart lovers, "American Idol" contestants and more! THE 'RAINBOWS' CONNECTION Fred: You've certainly heard by now about Radiohead's plan to sell its new album "In Rainbows" as a pay-what-you-want download. While…

  7. Labels Win First P2P Consumer Trial

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Twelve jurors in Minnesota decided unanimously this afternoon that single mother Jammie Thomas is liable for infringing 24 recordings she shared over peer-to-peer service Kazaa. The verdict for $222,0 Twelve jurors in Minnesota decided unanimously this afternoon that single mother Jammie…

  8. Phil Spector Murder Case Goes To Jury

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The murder case against record producer Phil Spector went to the jury today (Sept. 10) after Spector's wife sparred with the judge over a gag order and Spector himself publicly denied he had criticize The murder case against record producer Phil Spector went to the jury today (Sept. 10)…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  10. Spector Defense Witness Grilled About Fatal Shot

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With her dying gasp after being shot through the mouth, actress Lana Clarkson may have breathed out blood that spattered on Phil Spector's jacket, a forensic pathologist testified yesterday (July 26) With her dying gasp after being shot through the mouth, actress Lana Clarkson may have…

  11. Consequence Snags DMC For Video, Preps New CD

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the video for "Uncle Rahiem," the new single from his G.O.O.D. Music debut album, "Don't Quit Your Day Job," Queens rapper Consequence snagged Run-D.M.C.'s DMC to play the role of the semi-fiction For the video for "Uncle Rahiem," the new single…

  12. Late Live Earth Call Up For Gogol Bordello

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has invited Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello's self-styled "bandleader and agent provocateur," and Sergey Ryabtsev, the New York gypsy punk act's violinist, to perform with her at Live Earth tomorr Madonna has invited Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello's self-styled "…

  13. Ex-Spector Attorney Held In Contempt Of Court

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT An ex-defense attorney for Phil Spector was declared in contempt of court today (June 18) after she tearfully refused to testify that she saw a defense expert in the murder case pick up possible evide An ex-defense attorney for Phil Spector was declared in contempt of court today (June 18)…

  14. Wilco: In The Comfort Zone

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's Irving Park. This expansive place could use a paint job and some new rugs, but it's cozy in a way that makes you feel like y The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's…

  15. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead Rock Hall's '07 Class

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into th Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop…

  16. Anastasio Pleads Not Gulity To Drug Charges

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio pleaded not guilty today (Feb. 27) in Ft. Edward, N.Y., to drug charges stemming from a Dec. 15 traffic stop and was released on bail. The former Phish frontman, of Richmond, Vt., is ch Trey Anastasio pleaded not guilty today (Feb. 27) in Ft. Edward, N.Y., to drug charges…

  17. WHITE SISTER

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST More mindless action in the Shane Scully series (Vertical Coffin, 2004, etc.), with our hero adrift in the wild world of rap. More mindless action in the Shane Scully series (Vertical Coffin, 2004, etc.), with our hero adrift in the wild world of rap. What's an LAPD homicide dick doing…

  18. The Fray To Live On The Road Through Summer

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Fray will be on the road through summer in support of their breakout Epic debut, "How To Save a Life," which has spawned two top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Guitarist Joe King tells Billboar The Fray will be on the road through summer in support of their breakout Epic…

  19. Staind Taking A Break To Recapture Heaviness

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST It will be a while before Staind returns to the scene. Following the release of the new compilation "The Singles: 1996-2006," frontman Aaron Lewis tells Billboard.com that the Massachusetts quartet is It will be a while before Staind returns to the scene. Following the release of…

  20. Underground Garage

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Jack Black and Kyle Gass…

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