1. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Deceased Slipknot Bassist's Doctor

    August 01, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Three months after Dr. Daniel Baldi was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, an Iowa judge has dismissed another lawsuit filed against Baldi by Gray's widow, according to the Des Moines Register . Brenna Gray filed suit against Baldi in…

  2. Peaches Geldof Killed By Heroin Overdose, Coroner Confirms

    July 23, 2014 9:48 AM EDT Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Roger Hatch said 25-year-old Geldof took a fatal dose of high-purity heroin shortly before she was found dead at her home south of…

  3. The Gaslight Anthem Sets Summer Release Date For Fifth Album ‘Get Hurt’

    June 16, 2014 3:03 PM EDT New Jersey rock band the Gaslight Anthem has announced that its fifth album, “Get Hurt,” will be released on Aug. 19 through Island Records. The Gaslight Anthem Readies First Major-Label Debut The new set follows the group’s 2012 major-label debut, “Handwritten,” which peaked at No. 3 on…

  4. Slipknot, Drummer Joey Jordison Part Ways

    December 13, 2013 9:04 PM EST The metal act's drummer had been with the band since its inception in 1995. Slipknot is without its founding drummer, Joey Jordison. According to a post on the metal act's website , the band and Jordison have gone their separate ways after nearly two decades together. Precise…

  5. Coroner: Cory Monteith Died of 'Intravenous Heroin Use' and Alcohol

    October 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The final report from the B.C. Ministry of Justice issued Wednesday confirms the late "Glee" star's death was accidental, and not due to fatal injury, illness or disease. The late "Glee" star Cory Monteith died of a mixed drug cocktail involving "intravenous…

  6. Album Review: Dr. John, 'Locked Down'

    April 03, 2012 8:00 AM EDT DR. JOHN "Locked Down" Producer: Dan Auerbach Nonesuch Records Release Date: April 3 Decades of albums that precede Dr. John's newest release, "Locked Down," mostly fit in two categories: celebrations of either New Orleans or pre-rock'n'roll songwriters. The…

  7. Rolling Stones Honored at Carnegie Hall

    March 15, 2012 2:05 AM EDT Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, David Johansen and Peaches (Among Others) Spend the Night Together Glen Hansard of The Swell Season was more than halfway through his deconstructed version of the woman-suppressing "Under My Thumb" at the "Music of the Rolling Stones"…

  8. Track Review: Bruno Mars, 'It Will Rain'

    October 26, 2011 8:00 AM EDT BRUNO MARS It Will Rain (4:17) Producer: The Smeezingtons Writers: Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine Publishers: Various Summit/Chop Shop/Elektra/Atlantic Bruno Mars 's latest single, "It Will Rain," expands on the darker insecurities first seen in the singer's Hot…

  9. Mick Jagger's New Group SuperHeavy Unveils Music

    July 01, 2011 9:03 AM EDT Details about the Mick Jagger - Dave Stewart supergroup SuperHeavy have been released slowly and the first public introduction of the music was almost as cagey. Jagger, Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone , reggae artist Damian Marley and film composer A.R. Rahman gathered to speak about the…

  10. Slipknot Replaces Deceased Bassist Paul Gray

    March 14, 2011 11:45 AM EDT S lipknot have decided to stay "within the family" to find a touring replacement for bassist Paul Gray, who died of an accidental overdose last May. Donnie Steele, who served as an original guitarist for the hard rock group, will fill in for Gray for Slipknot's upcoming 2011…

  11. Slipknot Bassist Died Of 'Accidental' Overdose

    June 22, 2010 7:59 AM EDT The bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot died of an "accidental" overdose of morphine and fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute, police in Iowa said as autopsy results were released. Paul Gray, 38, was found dead on May 25 at a hotel near Des Moines, Iowa, the…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie…

  14. The Billboard Q&A: Tomas Young

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed in Iraq, has drawn the attention of such superstar acts as Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Tom Morello, as well as the filmmakers of "Body of War." No The story of Tomas Young, an American soldier paralyzed during combat in Iraq, has…

  15. 'Working' For A Living

    February 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kinks frontman Ray Davies' second solo album, "Working Man's Cafe," arrives in the U.S. this week via New West/Ammal. The set has been out since October internationally. Kinks frontman Ray Davies' second solo album, "Working Man's Cafe," arrives in the…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert at New Yor 2006 - Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun dies at New York's Weill Cornell…

  17. New West/Ammal Snags Ray Davies Album

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST New West/Ammal has secured Ray Davies' second solo album, "Working Man's Cafe," for U.S. release, Billboard has learned. New West/Ammal has secured Ray Davies' second solo album, "Working Man's Cafe," for U.S. release, Billboard has learned. The album,…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a centu 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie…

  19. Rapper Beanie Sigel Back In Court

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A judge extended Beanie Sigel's supervised release after the rapper was questioned in federal court about a positive drug test and association with convicted felons. A judge extended Beanie Sigel's supervised release after the rapper was questioned in federal court about a positive…

  20. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital from injuries sustained in an earlier ATV crash, Ozzy Osbourne has…

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