1. Robin Williams Dead at 63, Suicide Suspected

    August 11, 2014 7:41 PM EDT The Oscar-winning actor and comedian had been recently battling severe depression. Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. Robin Williams' Death: Music Stars React on Twitter The full statement is below. On…

  2. Ohio State Fires Leader of Viral Marching Band

    July 24, 2014 10:33 PM EDT Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. Jonathan Waters had led the…

  3. ScHoolboy Q Concert Shooting: Cops Have No Leads

    June 25, 2014 1:02 AM EDT Investigators haven't been able to develop a description of a gunman who opened fire on an SUV carrying rapper ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater near Denver. ScHoolboy Q Concert Shooting: Dispatch 911 Audio Released Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman…

  4. ScHoolboy Q Concert Shooting: Dispatch 911 Audio Released

    June 24, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Police scanner audio from the shooting involving ScHoolboy Q last Thursday (June 19) has been released, via TMZ . In the calls between dispatchers and the police, one can hear police say that eight cop cars were en route to the scene and were "rifle ready." A dispatcher mentions two…

  5. Weezer's 'Blue Album' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    May 09, 2014 2:25 PM EDT Roughly a month after Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide , bummed-out rocker kids everywhere met a new potential hero. His name was Rivers Cuomo, and he was a Connecticut-born L.A. transplant with a fetish for melody and secret love of cheesy metal. He worshipped Nirvana but also shredding…

  6. Damon Albarn Goes It Alone: 'I Drive Myself To The Edge of Insanity Most Days'

    April 25, 2014 4:29 PM EDT The Grammy winner behind Blur, Gorillaz and much more plumbs his dark side for his first solo album. Sitting on a deceptively uncomfortable sofa in the inner sanctum of his West London studio, Damon Albarn is recounting the often torturous creative process that led to his long-awaited solo…

  7. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  8. B.B. King Heckled at Bizarre St. Louis Show

    April 07, 2014 4:27 PM EDT Some St. Louis music fans are singing the blues after an erratic weekend performance by 88-year-old guitar legend B.B. King led to a stream of early departures and audience catcalls. Concertgoers say King's rambling Friday night set at the Peabody Opera House included only a handful of…

  9. Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, Found Dead at 50

    March 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT The frontman for gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar has died. Police have confirmed earlier reports that Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening. The singer was 50. A Richmond police spokesperson told CBS 6  and the…

  10. Parahoy! Day 1: Paramore Rock the Norwegian Pearl Out to Sea

    March 08, 2014 10:00 AM EST The lyrics of Paramore's "Daydreaming" might as well be changed to "daydrinking all of the time." "How many of you here have ever been on a cruise before?" asks Tegan & Sara' s Tegan Quin midway through the duo's 9 PM set on Parahoy!'s…

  11. Reggae Artist Frederick Hibbert Launches $20 Million Injury Lawsuit

    August 27, 2013 4:24 AM EDT Grammy-winning reggae musician Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing several organizations after he was injured during a May concert in Richmond. Hibbert has filed the $20 million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc.…

  12. Chris Brown Suffers Seizure: Report

    August 09, 2013 5:54 PM EDT Earlier today (Friday, August 9) singer Chris Brown reportedly suffered a seizure at a Hollywood recording studio. According to TMZ , the Los Angeles City Fire Department rushed to the Record Plant recording studio in Hollywood after 1 am, after 911 dispatchers received a call that Brown…

  13. Dispatch Call Reveals Details of Paris Jackson's Suicide Attempt

    June 11, 2013 9:08 PM EDT Paramedics were dispatched to Paris Jackson's home on a report that the 15-year-old had taken 20 Motrin pills and cut herself with a kitchen knife, audio of an emergency dispatch released Tuesday shows. The Los Angeles County Fire Department released audio of a call describing the need…

  14. Judge Orders Inquiry in Paris Jackson Wellbeing

    June 08, 2013 5:43 PM EDT An investigation into Paris Jackson 's well-being has been ordered by a judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson 's three children, court records show. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered an investigator to look into Paris Jackson's health, education…

  15. Frederick Hibbert, Leader of Toots and the Maytals, Injured At Show

    May 20, 2013 5:22 AM EDT Officials say the leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond. Police said Sunday the man has been charged with aggravated assault. Authorities have not identified him. The Richmond Times…

  16. Inc. and Autre Ne Veut Slow Things Down at Downtown Fest

    May 12, 2013 4:00 PM EDT It was a night of filtered lights and oblique love songs. at Saturday's (May 11) Downtown Music Festival -- a young, Downtown Records-owned event that dispatches emerging artists across Manhattan’s Lower East Side -- two leading lights of a new wave of R&B offered alternative…

  17. Kid Cudi, 'Indicud': Track-by-Track Review

    April 16, 2013 1:17 PM EDT Many were introduced to Kid Cudi as Kanye West’s dedicated hook man. Cudi assisted with writing and vocals on Kanye’s 2008 Auto-Tune detour, "808s & Heartbreak," before signing to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and releasing "Man on the Moon: The End of the Day" and …

  18. Michelle Shocked's Tour Vanishes Following Anti-Gay Comments

    March 19, 2013 7:40 PM EDT UPDATE: Audio of Shocked's entire "rant" has leaked. Listen here . Michelle Shocked has gone silent after a homophobic rant at a San Francisco concert Sunday night that has left her without a U.S. tour. Ten out of eleven of her upcoming concert dates have been…

  19. Country Singer Mindy McCready Dead of Apparent Suicide at Age 37

    February 17, 2013 9:52 PM EST Mindy McCready -– the striking blonde country artist whose turbulent life echoed the lyrics of many of the songs she sang -– died Sunday afternoon of an apparent suicide at the age of 37. The Cleburne County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office stated that officers were dispatched to the singer’s home…

  20. Chuck Berry Looks to Record, Admits Future is 'Very Dim'

    October 28, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Pays Tribute to 86-Year-Old Icon Still rockin' at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago. "And as soon as I can get someone to guide me - and I do know a little about the business - I want to…

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