1. Victims File Negligence Suit Over Club Fire

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit yesterday (July 22) in Providence Superior Court. Attorneys for 226 victims of the Station club fire in West Warwick, R.I., and their families filed a 70-count lawsuit…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ryan Cabrera and Eric Sardinas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. TAPPING TELEVISION'S OTHER SIMPSONS: With MTV's reigning royal family behind him…

  3. Biafra Clarifies Legal Position

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label dropped their remaining lawsuit against his old Dead Kennedys bandmates. Jello Biafra says frustration with the U.S. legal system is the reason he and his Alternative Tentacles label…

  4. Bobby Brown Posts Bond

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bobby Brown turned himself in to Atlanta jail officials last night (July 11) -- a few hours before a court-imposed deadline -- and was released after posting a $2,000 bond on charges he hit his wife, Bobby Brown turned himself in to Atlanta jail officials last night (July 11) -- a few hours…

  5. Bobby Brown Told To Turn Himself In

    July 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Bobby Brown must turn himself in to Atlanta jail officials by tomorrow (July 11) on charges he hit his wife, singer Whitney Houston. R&B singer Bobby Brown must turn himself in to Atlanta jail officials by tomorrow (July 11) on charges he hit his wife, singer Whitney…

  6. Judge Calls Jackson Prosecutor To Testify

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's prosecutor was ordered today (July 9) to testify at an upcoming hearing about how much he knew of the relationship between Jackson's former attorney and a private investigator before Michael Jackson's prosecutor was ordered today (July 9) to testify at an…

  7. Swiss Drop Marilyn Manson Inquiry

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities have dropped a criminal inquiry of U.S. shock rocker Marilyn Manson, launched after a religious group complained about his stage act. The Zurich district prosecutor's office said yes Swiss authorities have dropped a criminal inquiry of U.S. shock rocker Marilyn Manson,…

  8. Charges Against Jackson May Come This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child molestation case in which legal experts say prosecutors will need strong physical evidence to overcome questions Nearly a month after his arrest, Michael Jackson could be charged this week in a child…

  9. Documents Reveal Grim Spector Case Details

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Authorities responding to a 911 call at the home of record producer Phil Spector in February found a blood-spattered gun, broken teeth and the body of an actress who had been shot in the mouth, accord Authorities responding to a 911 call at the California home of record producer Phil Spector…

  10. Quannum Acts Plan Spring Tour, LP Bonanza

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com has learned. Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com…

  11. Police Search Michael Jackson's Ranch

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch today (Nov. 18). Authorities from the Santa Barbara (Ca.) County sheriff's and district attorney's offices served a Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's…

  12. Rapper Tray Deee Arrested In California

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in Long Beach, Calif., police custody Saturday after being arrested for allegedly shooting at people outside of a business. Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in Long Beach, Calif., police…

  13. The Tangled Web

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Digital Sales & Yesology. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS: Digital tracks are outselling physical singles by a growing margin, a sign that consumers are increasingly embracing the brave new world of Internet downloading…

  14. Hard

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The last time out, this soulful quartet hooked up with Nelly and nabbed a hit with the uptempo anthem "Where the Party At." Back for its fourth album—and first without the So So Def moniker &#x The last time out, this soulful quartet hooked up with Nelly and nabbed a hit with…

  15. Man Ordered To Stay Away From Spears

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Santa Monica, Calif., judge ordered a Japanese businessman to stay away from Britney Spears, ruling yesterday (Oct. 7) he was "was abnormally obsessed and fixated with Spears." A Santa Monica, Calif., judge ordered a Japanese businessman to stay away from Britney Spears, ruling…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs their hit "Little Goodbyes." 1999 - Shedaisy members Kelsi, Kassidy and Kristyn Osborn make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The trio performs…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time." He dedicates his award to his "dear late friend Timothy White." 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time…

  18. Mike Gordon Cleared Of Child Endangerment

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Charges of child endangerment and trespassing were dismissed today (Sept. 19) against Phish bassist Mike Gordon, a spokesperson for the Nassau County (N.Y.) District Court tells Billboard.com. Charges of child endangerment and trespassing were dismissed today (Sept. 19) against Phish bassist…

  19. Prosecutor Says C-Murder Shot La. Teen

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller). A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the…

  20. RIAA, ISPs Debate Over Subpoena Process

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from the music industry and Internet service providers yesterday (Sept. 17) debated the constitutionality of the Recording Industry Association of America's ... Representatives from the music industry and Internet service providers yesterday (Sept. 17) debated the…

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