1. Dueling Narratives Surround Suge Knight in Deadly Run-in

    January 31, 2015 11:48 AM EST As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder , dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law. Suge Knight: A Timeline of His Legal Troubles Sheriff's deputies said he hit and…

  2. Author Pamela Des Barres' Tribute to Kim Fowley: 'He Had Faith in Humanity and We Constantly Disappointed Him'

    January 30, 2015 5:00 PM EST The Runaways svengali and L.A. scenester Kim Fowley, who died of cancer Jan. 15, is remembered by his friend of nearly 50 years, 'I'm With the Band' author Pamela Des Barres You know how some moments are burned into your psyche like an eternal Technicolor snapshot? I was a 17…

  3. Suge Knight Being Interviewed by L.A. Officers After Fatal Hit & Run

    January 30, 2015 5:55 AM EST After a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, Calif., Suge Knight is being interviewed by officers, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department announced early Friday morning (Jan. 30). The Death Row Records co-founder's whereabouts were unknown fullowing the incident, in which Knight…

  4. Cops On Lookout for Suge Knight After Fatal Hit & Run

    January 30, 2015 12:39 AM EST Suge Knight was behind the wheel of a fatal hit & run incident on the set of a movie shoot, his lawyer has confirmed. And it would appear law enforcement officials have launched a manhunt to find the rap mogul.  Police were called to Compton on Thursday in response to an accident…

  5. Rod McKuen's Surprising Chart History: From Frank Sinatra to Madonna

    January 29, 2015 10:27 PM EST Rod McKuen , a prolific poet and songwriter who died at age 81 on Thursday (Jan. 29), made a name for himself in the '50s, but his surprising career stretched to not long before his death, as he worked with artists from Frank Sinatra to Madonna . McKuen won a Grammy Award for best…

  6. 'Empire' Recap, Episode 4: 'False Imposition'

    January 29, 2015 3:58 PM EST Every episode of Empire makes me ask a lot of questions, some of them loudly at the television. I'm that type of TV viewer who talks to the screen. I know nobody on the show is about to break the fourth wall and turn in my direction to answer. Also, Twitter is a mess during that hour…

  7. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  8. 'Cabaret' Legend Joel Grey Comes Out As Gay

    January 28, 2015 1:04 PM EST Broadway legend Joel Grey was married for 24 years and raised two children, including Dirty Dancing 's Jennifer Grey, but the 82-year-old actor is just now going public with his sexuality. "I don't like labels," Grey said, "But if you have to put a label on it, I&…

  9. Check Out Dr. Dre's New Protégé

    January 28, 2015 4:39 AM EST Dr. Dre has another asset to show off. The multi-millionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of N.W.A. and production mastermind/hip hop svengali who helped launch the careers of Eminem , Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar , is now working closely with Justin Mohrle , a 23-year-old white rapper and…

  10. Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

    January 27, 2015 5:49 PM EST Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph Stanley & Friends, and the singer told Billboard that he's very humbled to be working with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain. …

  11. The Bellowing, British Blues of 'Budapest' Singer George Ezra

    January 27, 2015 12:35 PM EST When it comes to what aspects of musical Britannia have worked best on American soil in recent years, blue-eyed R&B has traveled well ( Adele , Amy Winehouse ), and so have acoustic-strumming lads ( Ed Sheeran ). But what would happen if you somehow combined the soul-man stirrings of…

  12. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  13. Rising R&B Singer Wash Talks 'Can't Trust Thots'

    January 26, 2015 5:02 PM EST opened with a bang for R&B singer Wash , who earned his first Billboard credit with "Can't Trust Thots." The French Montana -assisted track first arrived on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 in December, topping out at No. 8 on multiple days. Tomorrow&…

  14. Cuban Reggaetón Singer Who Fled U.S. Flaunts Bling, Gets Arrested in Havana

    January 26, 2015 10:56 AM EST Gilbert Man is wanted for credit card fraud in Florida -- could the artist's arrest signal a new era of cooperative law enforcement with Cuba? Gilberto Martinez Suarez , a Cuban reggaetón singer who calls himself Gilbert Man , posted on his Facebook page that he was "Doing…

  15. Kid Cudi Dishes on His Deleted Male-on-Male Kissing Scenes in New Film 'James White'

    January 25, 2015 10:59 AM EST James White , which premiered Friday (Jan. 23) on the second day of the Sundance film festival, is a hard-hitting drama that takes an unflinchingly close-up look at a twenty-something New Yorker enduring his father's death, his mother's cancer and deep personal demons. Click…

  16. Shania Twain to Release New Live Album, 'Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas'

    January 23, 2015 8:00 PM EST Shania Twain will release a new live album this year, capitalizing on her Las Vegas residency for a live set called Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas that will include a deluxe edition 18-track CD and DVD. Watch Shania Twain's Anti-Family Violence PSA Video The album will be out…

  17. D'Angelo's 'Voodoo' at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 23, 2015 4:53 PM EST Some music comes armored in myth -- Brian Wilson 's Smile sessions, My Bloody Valentine 's Loveless , Nas ' Illmatic . In these cases, the stories of all-star personnel, torturous recording sessions, or delayed release dates are almost as important as the actual songs. D'…

  18. Meet Brooklyn Club Producer Brenmar, Freshly Signed to Fool's Gold and Ready for Center Stage

    January 23, 2015 4:03 PM EST The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Chicago producer -- and former chess champion -- released his new EP, 'Award,' on Fool's Gold this week. There's a lot you might not know about Brenmar , one of this year's breakout producers whose new EP, Award , is out this week on Fool'…

  19. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  20. Mike Tyson Discusses 'Intense' Madonna Collaboration, Benito Mussolini's 'Street Swag'

    January 23, 2015 11:05 AM EST As revealed earlier this week when Madonna unveiled the track list to Rebel Heart , the pop superstar's upcoming studio album will feature an appearance from boxing legend Mike Tyson , who appears on the song "Iconic" alongside Mage and Chance The Rapper . In a new interview…

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