1. Brandy Involved In Fatal California Car Crash

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Brandy was involved in a four-car freeway crash last month that left a 38-year-old woman dead, California authorities said yesterday (Jan. 24). The cause of the mishap was under investi R&B singer Brandy was involved in a four-car freeway crash last month that left a 38…

  2. Ex-Jackson Lawyer Testifies About Videotaping

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (Jan. 23) that he has felt compelled to take extraordinary measures to ensure discussions with his clients remain private since he and the singe A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified yesterday (Jan. 23) that he has felt compelled…

  3. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals / Dec. 5, 2006 / New York (Town Hall)

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ryan Adams is going through a bit of a change. Like Cat Power, he's wearing a newfound sobriety on his sleeve, and thus throwing his world for a loop: a mid-life crisis, before hitting mid-life. Ryan Adams is going through a bit of a change. Like Cat Power, he's wearing a newfound…

  4. Shiny Toy Guns

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Ghosts? Which room?" we ask as she darts a look to me and pushes Carah Faye’s room key towards me. "This one." Tonight suddenly became a different sort of interesting. 7 december. 1000hrs. seattle, Wash. looms on the morning horizon, a short drive from our gig in Spokane…

  5. 'Hustle' And Flow

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When most people think of South Beach, it's supermodels and fashionistas and pastel-colored art deco buildings. But local Rick Ross' Miami is a lot more "Scarface" than "Miami Vice." When most people think of South Beach, it's supermodels and fashionistas…

  6. 'Round' Two

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," this week via Eminem's Shady Records imprint. Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," this week via Eminem's Shady Records imprint.…

  7. Billboard Bits: Apples In Stereo, Siren Fest, Ditty Bops

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apples In Stereo to open Strokes dates, initial lineup set for Siren Music Festival and the Ditty Bops plan cross-country bike tour. Veteran indie rock act the Apples In Stereo have been tapped to open for the Strokes on the last five dates of their North American headlining tour. The acts…

  8. Bambino CD Inaugurating Roc La Familia

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music imprint Roc La Familia. Reggaeton artist Hector "El Father" Bambino's debut album will be the first release on Def Jam's new world music…

  9. Bloc Party Grows Up On Sophomore Album

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bloc Party will follow its weekend performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival by hitting an Irish studio to record the follow up to its 2004 debut, "Silent Alarm." The band has spen Bloc Party will follow its weekend performance at the Coachella Valley Music &…

  10. Producer Rotem Rolls With Britney, Game, Mya

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Producer/songwriter Jonathan "JR" Rotem is working behind the boards on a number of upcoming projects for artists such as Britney Spears, the Game, Mya and Mobb Deep. Producer/songwriter Jonathan "JR" Rotem is working behind the boards on a number of upcoming projects for…

  11. Obie Trice Back For 'Seconds' On New CD

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second Round's on Me," May 30 via Eminem's Shady Records imprint. Production was supplied by Eminem, Alchemist, Freedwreck, JR Rotem and 9th W Detroit rapper Obie Trice will release his second album, "Second…

  12. Living Things

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a week or so lost, the road calls again and it's approached with a new attitude. April 9, Tempe, Ariz. (Hayden Square) I think I needed to kinda lose myself for a week. Traveling for almost six months straight kinda f***s with your head. At times I felt I was just drifting through…

  13. Mr. Smith Returns

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J returns this week with his 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith," the artist's given name. LL Cool J returns this week with his 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith," the artist's given name. The set features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine,…

  14. LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than two decades into his career, this artist continues to diversify, but keeps his head in the game. Grow. That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a single some 20 years ago, it seems to have become…

  15. The Living Things

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Back on the road in Detroit and another encounter with border patrol. DETROIT, FEB. 24: After two days off at the Holiday Inn catchin' up on a week's worth of sleep and finally eatin' a meal that you didn't have to finish in five minutes and wasn't Wonder Bread and…

  16. Jay-Z Chats With Fans About Music, Def Jam

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a variety of subjects during a live online chat yesterday, touching on everything from label artists Nas, the Def Jam president Jay-Z took time out of his busy schedule to address fan inquiries about a…

  17. LL Cool J Reveals 'Todd Smith' On New Album

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST March 21 has been set as the release date for LL Cool J's 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith." His first self-titled affair features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine, Freeway and Juelz S March 21 has been set as the release date for LL Cool J's 12th Def Jam…

  18. Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash / Feb. 2, 2006 / Detroit (State Theatre)

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend," Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robbie Takac told the crowd at the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash last night (Feb. 2) at Detroit's State Theatre. Cr "I understand there's a big football game in town this weekend…

  19. Billboard Bits: Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Santana, Hallyday, Obie Trice Santana is the first act confirmed to play the second Rock In Rio -- Lisbon festival, set for May 26-27 and June 2-4 at Bela Vista Park. The massive event was staged in Brazil in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and moved last year to Lisbon, where organizers say it…

  20. Rapper Obie Trice Shot In Detroit

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, Detroit police said. Someone in another car shot through the back window of 28-year-old Trice's…

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