1. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Henry Berthold "Spike" Robinson, a Britain-based American Saxophonist admired for his liquid tone and lyrical verve, dies at the age of 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Italian tenor Franco Corelli, one of opera…

  2. Dead Kennedys Cancel Appearance Over Sponsorship

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of an Oct. 29 Los Angeles show, citing sponsorship by Coors Brewing Company as the reason. The veteran punk group was to play along with Suicidal Tendencies, the Germ The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of an Oct. 29 Los Angeles show, citing sponsorship by…

  3. Billboard Bits: Luckett, DKs, 'Rings'

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on LeToya Luckett, the Dead Kennedys, and 'The Lord of the Rings.' Longtime fans of Destiny's Child can look forward to a February 2006 release from LeToya Luckett on Capitol Records. The long-anticipated album by Luckett, who was in the group from 1993 to 1999, will be…

  4. 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…

  5. Biafra Drops Suit Against Ex-Bandmates

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against his ex-bandmates. Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against his ex-bandmates. Thus stands a June 2003 California Appeals Court decision ordering Biafra and his label,…

  6. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  7. Reggae Veterans Spiff Up 'Dark Side'

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "Dub Side of the Moon," a song-by-song reggae/dub reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon." New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state prison in a New York court, after he failed to appear at an Oct. 1 hearing regarding the mandatory drug rehabili 2001 - Musician/poet Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced to one to three years in state…

  9. 'Rings' Scores Two Soundtrack Awards

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" earned the composer two honors at the second annual World Soundtrack Awards, held Saturday at the Flanders Film Festiv Howard Shore's original score for "Lord of the Rings: The…

  10. &

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Add Kristian Hoffman's name to the ever-growing list of tunesmiths setting out to establish themselves as recording artists in their own right. Add Kristian Hoffman's name to the ever-growing list of tunesmiths setting out to establish themselves as recording artists in their own…

  11. Jello Biafra Sues Dead Kennedys

    March 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST A rift between singer Jello Biafra and the members of his former band, Dead Kennedys, is growing wider with more legal action. Biafra's attorney has filed suit in Alameda (Calif.) Superior Court, alle A rift between singer Jello Biafra and the members of his former band, Dead Kennedys,…

  12. Neu!, Neu!2, Neu!75

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although never widely distributed outside its native Germany, legendary '70s Krautrock act Neu! has been credited with influencing everything from punk to electronica. NEU! Neu! Producer: Conny Plank Astralwerks 30780 Neu!2 Producer: Conny Plank Astralwerks 30781 Neu!75 Producer: Conny…

  13. Billboard Bits: Red Hot, Disturbed, Neu!

    March 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Red Hot Organization, Duke Ellington, Mary J. Blige, Roots, Tortoise, Black Star, Disturbed, Neu! The Red Hot Organization, in its 10th year of raising funds for AIDS awareness, has forged an alliance with Amazon.com, Billboard Bulletin reports. The e-tailer's new free download…

  14. Dead Kennedys Free To Dig Into Archives

    January 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST The former members of the Dead Kennedys say remastered albums and live releases from the defunct punk pioneers can be expected to hit the market as early as this spring. The flow of DK goods comes as The former members of the Dead Kennedys say remastered albums and live releases from the…

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