1. Sigel's Attempted Murder Trial Gets Underway

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just weeks after leaving federal prison, rapper Beanie Sigel was back in Philadelphia court yesterday (Sept. 21) defending himself on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded Just weeks after leaving federal prison, rapper Beanie Sigel was back in Philadelphia court…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Diana Ross is held in police custody at London's Heathrow Airport for several hours following an incident involving a member of the airport's security staff. Ross is arrested then cautio 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting…

  3. Linkin Park's Shinoda Rears Fort Minor

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park principal Mike Shinoda will unveil his side project, Fort Minor, with the upcoming album "The Rising Tied." Linkin Park principal Mike Shinoda will unveil his side project, Fort Minor, with the upcoming album "The Rising Tied." Due Nov. 22 via Linkin Park'…

  4. Mellencamp, Miles Among Rock Hall Nominees

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock veteran John Mellencamp is among the nominees for a new class of inductees at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious F Rock veteran John Mellencamp, jazz legend Miles Davis and rap pioneers Grandmaster Flash …

  5. Cassidy Murder Charge Reinstated In Philly

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Philadelphia judge reinstated a first-degree murder charge against rapper Cassidy (real name: Barry Reese) in connection with an April ambush shooting that left one person dead and two wounded. A Philadelphia judge reinstated a first-degree murder charge against rapper Cassidy (real name:…

  6. Tedeschi Shares Her 'Hope And Desire'

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire." Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire." Due Oct. 11 as the first release in a new deal with Verve Forecast, the…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Police announce that Miguel Dega, president of Spain's biggest indie label, Max Music, has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and the attempted murder of his former partner, Ricardo 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country…

  8. Ray Charles' Sound Engineer Cleared

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound engineer who was accused of stealing master recordings from the late Ray Charles valued at $8 million, officials A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound…

  9. Nouvelle Vague Ready For Debut U.S. Tour

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. French duo Nouvelle Vague will embark on its first U.S. headlining tour starting this weekend in New York. The group is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collins and Olivier Labaux…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. DID DONNA OR DIDN'T DONNA? Dear Fred, In reference to your article about artists that have held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on The Billboard Hot 100, I vaguely recall Donna Summer doing this same thing with "Bad Girls" and …

  11. QOTSA's Homme Collapses In Germany

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapsed after a Monday show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapsed after a…

  12. Blues Veteran R.L. Burnside Dies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, died today in a Memphis hospital. He was 78. Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  13. Billboard Bits: Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Simpson/Lachey, Trife Da God, Baker The National Football League will pay tribute to the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks via Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's performance of "America the Beautiful" prior to that day's game between the Chicago…

  14. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant Ahead of the Oct. 18 release of her sophomore Geffen album, "I Am Me," Ashlee Simpson has begun confirming North American tour dates. The trek will begin Sept. 21 in Portland and run through Oct. 9 in New Orleans. This week, Simpson will…

  16. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards last night (Aug. 28) in Miami. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>It is announced that Billy Joel has postponed the fall leg of his current world tour due to recurring throat problems.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "…

  18. BT Rolls With Tommy Lee, Plots New Projects

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran dance/electronica maven BT hasn't released an artist album since 2003's expansive "Emotional Technology," but a new project is in the offing. Veteran dance/electronica maven BT hasn't released an artist album since 2003's expansive "Emotional…

  19. CHART BEAT

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Hilary Duff, Elvin Bishop and Jody Watley. LUCKY NUMBER : Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (Island) hits the 13-week mark as the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to…

  20. No Depression Surveys Decade Of Alt-Country

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No Depression magazine. Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No…

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