1. Spandau Ballet Calls SXSW Car Accident an 'Absolute Tragedy'

    March 13, 2014 7:00 PM EDT During a Q&A at South By Southwest on Thursday afternoon, Spandau Ballet addressed the fatal car accident of the previous night which resulted in two deaths and 23 people injured. SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Into Crowd Speaking to the crowd gathered at the Austin Convention…

  2. SXSW Car Crash: Suspect, Victim Identified

    March 13, 2014 6:52 PM EDT Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, has been identified as the driver who allegedly killed two people and injured 23 others during Austin’s SXSW festival Wednesday night. Related Articles Mowhawk, Cheer Up Charlie's Staying Open Following Crash Musicians Give Account of Fatal Incident SXSW…

  3. SXSW: Mohawk, Cheer Up Charlie's Staying Open Following Car Crash

    March 13, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Festival also launches SXSW Cares Fund for Austin victims. Following last night's deadly car crash outside of the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's on Austin's Red River Street, the planned South By Southwest shows at those two venues will be going on as scheduled on Thursday night…

  4. SXSW: John Doe of X, Kieran Leonard Give Accounts of Fatal Incident

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT "It seemed like he was deliberately swerving to try to hit people, sort of like a video game," Leonard says of the suspect Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River Street in Austin during South By Southwest.…

  5. SXSW Carries On in Wake of Fatal Crash; New Details on Victims, Suspect

    March 13, 2014 1:35 PM EDT UPDATE: Suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens Organizers of South By Southwest planned to carry on with all daytime events in the wake of last night's deadly car accident that left two dead and 23 injured. At a press conference at the scene on Thursday morning,…

  6. 3 Doors Down’s Todd Harrell Ordered to Serve Under House Arrest

    March 03, 2014 4:47 AM EST A Nashville judge on Friday ordered the bassist for 3 Doors Down to move from Mississippi to Music City, where he will be under house arrest until his trial on vehicular-homicide charges. The order comes after Robert Todd Harrell was arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge in Mississippi…

  7. Michael Jackson Fans Awarded Measly Damages for ‘Emotional' Trauma

    February 12, 2014 4:47 AM EST A French court has sided with five Michael Jackson fans who claimed they endured “emotional damage” after the artist’s untimely death. And they’ve been awarded a paltry sum of €1 ($1.36) for their troubles. The AFP news agency reports that 34 fans had sued Conrad Murray , Jackson’s doctor,…

  8. Rapper Shyheim Franklin Arrested After New Year's Day Hit-And-Run Death

    January 09, 2014 2:50 AM EST Hip hop artist Shyheim Franklin, a long-time ally of the Wu-Tang Clan, was reportedly behind the wheel in a New Year’s Day hit-and-run incident that left a 29-year-old bakery worker dead. The 36-year-old rapper turned himself in to police on Wednesday in connection with the New Brighton…

  9. The Everly Brothers' Phil Everly Dead at 74

    January 03, 2014 9:10 PM EST The vocalist passed away Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease January 4 / 2:15 PM EST: This article was updated with Don Everly's statement. Phil Everly, who made up one-half of iconic rock and country duo The Everly Brothers, has died. He was 74. According to the…

  10. Suspect Arrested In Killing of Doe B.

    December 30, 2013 1:40 PM EST Police have arrested a man on two capital murder charges in the fatal shooting of rapper Doe B. and a woman at an Alabama bar. Six others were also wounded. Montgomery police said Monday that 25-year-old Jason Quan McWilliams of Montgomery turned himself in the previous evening and that he&…

  11. Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed in Alabama

    December 28, 2013 9:50 AM EST :42 p.m.ET: This story has been updated with new information. Up-and-coming rapper Doe B, a member of Grand Hustle's Hustle Gang, was shot and killed in his home town of Montgomery, Ala. early Saturday. He was 22. His management confirmed the MC's death on Twitter. On…

  12. Britney Spears' Hits-Filled 'Piece of Me' Show Opens In Las Vegas: Live Review

    December 28, 2013 5:47 AM EST Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and more attend. It was a non-stop hits bonanza at the opening night of Britney Spears' "Britney: Piece of Me" show in Las Vegas on Friday night (Dec. 27). Spears' 24-song concert was the first of a planned 100 shows over the…

  13. Arguments Waived On Michael Jackson Doctor's Appeal

    December 18, 2013 1:12 AM EST Attorneys handling an appeal by the former doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson have waived oral arguments in the case, court documents filed Tuesday show. Defense lawyer Valerie Wass and Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. Wilson filed letters with the 2nd District…

  14. Garth Brooks Earns Ninth No. 1 Album, Britney Spears Debuts At No. 4

    December 11, 2013 10:57 AM EST Garth Brooks earns his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," jumps 3-1 in its second week.   The sizable package (which contains six CDs and two DVDs) is exclusively sold through Walmart,…

  15. Britney Spears, Jake Owen and 'Sound of Music' Set for Top 20 on Billboard 200

    December 06, 2013 7:09 PM EST As reported earlier, Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is the biggest new release of the week, and it's heading for a high debut on Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources forecast the album to sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on…

  16. Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Headed for Top Debut on Billboard 200

    December 04, 2013 3:25 PM EST Britney Spears' new album "Britney Jean" is on course to score the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the album, released on Dec. 3, might sell around 115,000 to 120,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday,…

  17. Is Britney Spears' 'Britney Jean' Really Her Most Personal Album? An Investigation

    December 04, 2013 12:30 PM EST A deep dive into the pop superstar's eight studio albums shows where her newest ranks on a "personal" level. When Britney Spears began setting up her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean," earlier this year, the word "personal" kept popping up. "I can…

  18. Parmalee Overcomes Near-Fatal Shooting With a 'Carolina' Climb to the Top

    November 28, 2013 12:00 PM EST Few bands have had a longer, rockier road to success than Parmalee. Shortly before signing with Stoney Creek Records after 10 years on the road, the band's drummer, Scott Thomas, nearly died when he was shot during a robbery. After he recovered, the group's debut single languished,…

  19. SISTAR's Hyorin Makes Solo Debut With 'One Way Love' & 'Lonely'

    November 27, 2013 5:45 PM EST The K-pop girl group leader lets her fluttery vocals take center stage for two safe, but satisfactory singles. After Hyorin landed K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1s with her girl group SISTAR , sub-unit project SISTAR19   and   a special solo single , the K-diva is finally making her proper solo debut,…

  20. Britney Spears, 'Britney Jean': Track-By-Track Review

    November 26, 2013 3:21 PM EST BRITNEY SPEARS Britney Jean Producers: Will.i.am, William Orbit, David Guetta Label: RCA Release Date: Dec. 3 On the eve of her 32nd birthday, Britney Spears is at a pleasant point in her career, and has little left to prove in the recording studio, or anywhere else. 2011's "…

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