1. Model Beckford Sues Diddy Companies

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Model Tyson Beckford, known for his ads for Ralph Lauren Polo, has sued companies owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, saying his image and likeness were used without his permission to promote a clothing line Model Tyson Beckford, known for his ads for Ralph Lauren Polo, has sued companies…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  3. O.A.R. Tells 'Stories' On New Studio Disc

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. Due Oct. 4, the set was…

  4. Babyface Is Back

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grown and sexy. The phrase aptly describes the audience that recently gathered for the taping of BET's forthcoming Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds special. It's also the title of the songwriter/producer's latest album. "…

  5. Q&A: Al Kooper

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Only 21 when he became famous for playing the signature organ riffs on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," Al Kooper has a list of credits that could fill this magazine. He started Blood, Sweat & Tears and discovered, signed…

  6. Bumbershoot Books 2005 Lineup

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Common, Devo, Trey Anastasio, Ani DiFranco, the New York Dolls, Dashboard Confessional and Talib Kweli are among the top acts confirmed for Seattle's 35th annual Bumbershoot arts festival. Common, Devo, Trey Anastasio, Ani DiFranco, the New York Dolls, Dashboard Confessional and Talib…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Babyface is honored by the state of Indiana, which renames a 25-mile stretch of federal highway (Interstate Route 65) as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." In conjunction with the honor 2004 - A segment of Interstate 85 is declared "The Alan Jackson…

  8. Bee Gees Plotting Tribute CD, Concert, Musical

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the sudden death of the Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb in 2003, his brothers Robin and Barry decided to cease performing under the group's name. But Robin has taken it upon himself to turn grie In the wake of the sudden death of the Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb in 2003, his…

  9. Luther Vandross Dies At 54

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two years ago as he was about to relaunch his career, died on Friday (July 1) in a New Jersey hospital, officia Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter Luther Vandross, who suffered a serious stroke two…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE MARIAH AFTERMATH Hi Fred, I love your column and hope it'll once again be included in the print edition -- til then I'll look forward to reading you online. And thanks for suggesting Carrie Underwood…

  11. Rhino Boxes Up '90s Favorites

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade less than six years in the rearview mirror. Following a template that has generated several prior collections, Rhino is compiling a grandiose box set surveying a decade…

  12. Vocalists Sue Lil' Kim For Breach Of Contract

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two vocalists who performed on rapper Lil' Kim's "La Bella Mafia" album are suing the Grammy-winning recording artist for breach of contract and demanding to be paid more than $100,000 each. Two vocalists who performed on rapper Lil' Kim's "La Bella Mafia…

  13. The Inc. Founder Seeking Separate Trial

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood friend. A hip-hop mogul charged in a racketeering case is seeking a separate trial from a notorious drug lord who is his co-defendant -- and childhood…

  14. Tunes

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 4 "D'Fused," Fuse Featured artist: Taking Back Sunday ("This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You)"). "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That. 1999 - Sony Corp. unveils…

  17. Mandela Hosts Second AIDS Benefit

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela, playing host to his second AIDS awareness concert on Saturday, told a crowd of 20,000 in George, South Africa, that women bear the brunt of the AIDS pand Former South African President Nelson Mandela, playing host to his second AIDS awareness…

  18. 10TunesOnTV

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 28-March 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 28 "Faith Evans Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Faith Evans ("Again"). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Joan Collins).…

  19. Twain To Develop Fragrance With Stetson

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. Shania Twain is the latest music superstar to toss her scent into the fragrance market. The Canadian country pop singer has entered into an exclusive agreement with Stetson Fragrances to develop and market…

  20. Nine Inch Nails Putting Best 'Hand' Forward

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nine Inch Nails have selected "The Hands That Feeds" as the first single from their highly anticipated new album, "With Teeth." Nine Inch Nails have selected "The Hands That Feeds" as the first single from their highly anticipated new album, "With Teeth.…

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