1. The Game Hit With Felony Charges After L.A. Melee

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Game was charged yesterday (June 4) in Los Angeles with making a criminal threat and possessing a firearm in a school zone. The felony charges against the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ja The Game was charged yesterday (June 4) in Los Angeles with making a criminal threat and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ween, The Rolling Stones And More

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release the five-song "The Friends" EP through its own Chocodog label. To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release…

  3. Police Seeking Fat Joe As Shooting Witness

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe may have witnessed a fatal shooting outside a popular South Beach, Fla., restaurant and police want to talk with him, authorities said today (May 30). Rapper Fat Joe may have witnessed a fatal shooting outside a popular South Beach, Fla., restaurant and police want to talk with…

  4. Banner Rebounds From 'Worst Year' With New Album

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's not because he hasn't been busy. Rather, he's been doing some soul searching. "2006 was the worst year of my life," Banner tells Billboard Although rapper David Banner has been quiet for a while, it's…

  5. Garage Rock

    April 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes "The Sopranos" forever, it will be remembered as the series that had the best music in the history of TV. The final nine of what will be the Big 86 begins. And on June 10, when HBO eighty-sixes …

  6. Exclusive: DJ Drama On The Future Of Mixtapes

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ Drama slouches in a leather seat at Billboard's New York office. Considering today's conversation, his first regarding his Jan. 16 arrest for racketeering, could g Baseball cap tilted to the front, DJ Drama slouches in a leather seat at Billboard…

  7. The Billboard Q&A: Lee Hazlewood

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career, Hazlewood has brought his own unique and irrepressible personality to the roles of artist, actor, songwrite Lee Hazlewood is one of a kind. Bridging country and pop music through a five-decade career,…

  8. Young Buck Arrested In Nashville

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Young Buck was arrested Friday on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous driving violation, police said. Rapper Young Buck was arrested Friday on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous driving violation, police said. The 25-year-old, whose real name is…

  9. Underground Garage

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Jack Black and Kyle Gass…

  10. Underground Garage

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left…

  11. Underground Garage

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted coolest new band by the Underground Garage listeners a few years ago (their fourth release "Strange Magic" will be out Nov. 21) their…

  12. Kiss To Continue Raiding Vaults For DVD Series

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST With the new "Kissology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection Vol. 1 1974-1977" lodged atop Billboard's Top Music Video chart, Kiss' Gene Simmons promises there's more where that came from. With the new "Kissology: The Ultimate Kiss Collection Vol. 1 1974-1977"…

  13. Rickie Lee Jones Inks With New West, Preps CD

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran vocalist Rickie Lee Jones has signed with New West Records, which will release her next album, "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard," on Feb. 6. Veteran vocalist Rickie Lee Jones has signed with New West Records, which will release her next album, "The Sermon on…

  14. Underground Garage

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted coolest new band by the Underground Garage…

  15. Underground Garage

    November 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the pride of Bikini Bottom spews forth our coolest song in the world this week, "Ridin' the Hook." Glub glub, baby: We're traveling to the Deep South this week. And I mean deep, as the…

  16. Underground Garage

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Wanna have some fun? Tune in to intheattic.tv for Rachel Fuller's Internet TV show. Fuller is a very talented…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  18. Chingy Bumps New Album Back A Week

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 via Slot-A-Lot/Capitol, one week later than originally scheduled. St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 via Slot-A-Lot/Capitol, one week later than…

  19. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  20. Youngbloodz Booked On Drug Charges In Atlanta

    June 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The two members of the rap group Youngbloodz and their 12-person entourage face drug and weapons charges after being stopped in Atlanta while on their way to a concert. Jeffrey Ray Grigsby, 29, who pe The two members of the rap group Youngbloodz and their 12-person entourage face drug and…

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