1. Courtney Love Ordered to Pay $96K in Twitter Defamation Case

    April 08, 2014 7:20 PM EDT Here's incontrovertible proof that Courtney Love is as unique as they come: On the same day that the singer got a victory in court by denying a new trial to one person she allegedly defamed on Twitter, a judge ordered her to pay nearly $96,000 to a second person she allegedly defamed on…

  2. ScHoolboy Q, 'Oxymoron': Track-By-Track Review

    February 25, 2014 12:13 PM EST On his 2012 independent release "Habits & Contradictions," ScHoolboy Q was dangerous -- and not in the boasting-about-your-guns type of way, but in the I-love-drunk-driving type of way. He was fiendish and self-sabotaging, sinking into the simple indulgences of sex, money…

  3. Pusha T Sets North American, European Tour Dates

    January 16, 2014 2:25 PM EST Pusha T is embarking on a victory lap following the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, "My Name Is My Name": the GOOD Music rapper will spend the first half of 2014 on the road, as a headlining performer and as support on 2 Chainz's 2 Good To Be T.R.U. trek. After…

  4. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  5. Pusha T Announces, 'Clipse Working on New Album'

    January 07, 2014 4:35 PM EST Pusha takes to Facebook to confirm rumors sparked by a photo of the Neptunes he tweeted Jan. 2 Long-running rumors of a Clipse reunion just got a lot more credible. Yesterday (Jan. 7) evening, Pusha T posted "Clipse working on a new album" to his official Facebook page , linking to…

  6. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first…

  7. Richie Sambora On Rejoining Bon Jovi In 2014: 'I Would Think About It'

    December 12, 2013 5:12 AM EST For 30 years, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora lived his life on the rock 'n' roll treadmill of writing, recording, and touring until 2013 when the Woodbridge, NJ native did the unimaginable: he quit. “We were the hardest working band in the world, man,” he tells The Hollywood…

  8. Black Flag Singer Ron Reyes Fired Mid-Show

    November 27, 2013 2:30 PM EST Black Flag's controversial reunion has taken a rather unbelievable turn: Ron Reyes, the group's Canada-based singer, has revealed through a Facebook post that he was kicked offstage and out of the reformed group by his band mates during a performance in Australia earlier this week.…

  9. Pearl Jam's 'Vs.' at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    October 18, 2013 3:55 PM EDT Just days after the release of Pearl Jam's brand new 10th studio album, "Lightning Bolt," comes the 20th anniversary of its key sophomore set, "Vs," which hit record stores 20 years ago on Oct. 19, 1993.   Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder once told Spin he had…

  10. Pusha T Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Clipse MC?

    October 04, 2013 1:38 PM EDT Eghck! Answer these 12 questions to see how much you know about the "My Name Is My Name" star. Next Tuesday (Oct. 8), Pusha T releases his long-awaited solo debut, "My Name Is My Name," through Kanye West's GOOD Music imprint. Pusha has been hustling hard with the…

  11. The Seed: Meek Mill, T-Pain, No Malice & More New Music

    August 18, 2013 7:00 PM EDT With his signature auto-tune and penchant for strip clubs in tow, T-Pain returns with the twerk-ready, B.o.B-featured, "Up Down (Do This All Day)." The Mike WiLL Made It-produced cut is the lead single off his upcoming "Stoicville: The Phoenix." It's his first album…

  12. Boston Founder Can Sue Widow of Late Singer

    May 14, 2013 5:00 PM EDT A defamation lawsuit filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer was reinstated Tuesday by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The lawsuit was filed by Tom Scholz, who founded the band in the 1970s with lead singer Brad Delp. Delp…

  13. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  14. Insider Tips: 'Glee' Spoilers, Firefly 2013 Afoot, Flying Lotus & Pusha T Albums

    July 27, 2012 11:29 AM EDT Chart Article The hot days of midsummer are here, but don't let that keep you from fresh insider music information. For the rest of beach season, Billboard.com is bringing you a weekly heads-up of music-related suggestions, tips, and key recommendations -- all designed to keep you in the…

  15. Courtney Love Brushes Off 'Disgruntled' Ex-Assistant's Lawsuit

    July 11, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Claims Hole Rocker Asked Woman to Falsify Legal Docs Courtney Love 's publicist is disputing claims by the rocker's former assistant that she is owed unpaid wages and was subjected to unethical requests such as instructing her to hire a hacker and…

  16. 50 Cent & Oprah Winfrey Bury the Hatchet

    June 14, 2012 8:50 AM EDT Oprah Winfrey and 50 Cent have ended their six-year feud. The talk show host and the rapper sat down for an interview on OWN's Oprah's Next Chapter to sort out their differences. Among them, Winfrey said she had taken offense when 50 -- whose real name is Curtis Jackson -- once said…

  17. Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Says He's Out of Reunion Gigs

    May 15, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Bill Ward will not be joining Black Sabbath for this year's performances, the drummer confirmed in a letter to fans on his website . The lengthy, emotional note explained that Ward had been asked to participate "minimally" at the band's Download Festival set in the UK in…

  18. Game Could Owe Police $15 Million in Documentary Lawsuit

    March 09, 2012 11:05 AM EST A North Carolina appeals court has determined that the Game , the rapper and actor born as Jayceon Taylor, and Bungalo Records, owe $5 million and possibly more to five North Carolina police officers over a bonus feature on a documentary called "Stop Snitchin' Stop Lyin." Game…

  19. Clipse's Malice Changes Name To 'No Malice'

    March 06, 2012 2:50 PM EST Malice, one-half of Virginia coke-rap duo Clipse , has made the ultimate sacrifice to showcase his newfound outspokenness about religion: he has officially changed his name to "No Malice." On Tuesday (Mar. 6), the rapper (real name: Gene Thornton) posted on Twitter , "R.I.P. …

  20. Pusha T Talks 'Fear of God II,' His Top Five 2011 Singles

    November 07, 2011 2:15 PM EST Although he's lately been working with a slew of marquee rappers while branding himself as a solo artist, Pusha T says that he's come a long way since his days in Clipse , when he was reluctant to collaborate with anyone. "Musically, we were snobs," the rapper tells…

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