1. 'Weird Al' Yankovic Name-Drops Tons of Celebrities in ‘Lame Claim to Fame’ Video (Watch)

    July 20, 2014 12:44 PM EDT Here’s a little-known fact about “Weird Al” Yankovic: “I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Kevin Bacon." 'Weird Al' Yankovic Aiming for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart At least that's what he claims in his celeb…

  2. New Clue Hints At Origins of Kurt Cobain's 'Come As You Are' Lyric

    March 27, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Charles R. Cross, author of the new book "Here We Are Now: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana," made an eye-opening discovery at his March 20 reading in Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.: the possible origin of a famous Cobain tune. A local resident brought to the reading…

  3. Ranking Trevor, Rap Reggae Pioneer, Dead in Road Accident

    August 08, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Ranking Trevor , an influential deejay or toaster, as Jamaican patois rappers were called during his 1970s heyday, died in the Olympic Gardens area of Kingston yesterday morning, Aug 7. According to reports, he was returning home from a dance when a collision with a car threw him off of his…

  4. Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' Reviewed

    October 28, 2009 8:29 AM EDT Looks like the world has missed one helluva concert. Whatever cynicism one might harbor about this Hail Mary piece of cinema -- which can be called the first concert rehearsal movie ever -- what this strange yet strangely beguiling film does is capture Michael Jackson , one of pop culture&…

  5. Artist Of The Year: Chris Brown

    December 30, 2008 11:21 AM EST "Chris is just coming out of the shower, so we'll call you back in a couple of minutes." There's no doubt that many young females (as well as older ones, as you'll read below) would give anything to hear Chris Brown's assistant say those words. Bursting out of…

  6. Sean Lennon Scoring Vampire Comedy

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sean Lennon will be scoring the indie vampire comedy "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead" starring Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki, Jeremy Sisto and Ralph Macchio. Sean Lennon will be scoring the indie vampire comedy "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead" starring…

  7. SINEAD O'CONNOR, "Throw Down Your Arms"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Whether you love her for creating some of the most challenging pop music in the last 20 years or hate her for ripping up a picture of the Pope on "Satuday Night Live," you can't say that Sinead O'Conn Whether you love her for creating some of the most challenging pop music…

  8. Nina Sky

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. The twosome's first single, "Move Ya Body"—a combination of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Mary J. Blige—began finding…

  9. Back to Basics

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. The success of dancehall veteran Beenie Man's recent single "Dude" has renewed interest in the artist. And it could not have come at a…

  10. Good 2 Go

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well, look no further than this red-hot dancehall debut by Jamaica's "Energy God." The album's lead single, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," exploded o Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well,…

  11. Too Hot For T.V.

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fights, feuds and cheesecake aside, "Making the Band 2" creation Bad Boy's Da Band really shines on its debut set. "Too Hot For T.V. Fights, feuds and cheesecake aside, "Making the Band 2" creation Bad Boy's Da Band really shines on its debut set. "Too…

  12. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

  13. Bittersweet

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a one-hit wonder. After the success of hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," many were ready to peg Blu Cantrell as a one-hit wonder. But Cantrell proves the…

  14. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  15. Beenie Man Whips Up Star-Studded 'Tropical Storm'

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man has teamed up with a host of guest artists, including Lil' Kim, So Solid Crew, and dancehall greats Sly & Robbie. Due Aug. 20 vi For his latest album, "Tropical Storm," Jamaican toaster Beenie Man…

  16. Cornershop Supplies 'Handcream For A Generation'

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" -- the Euro-Asian group's first album since the 1997 hit "When I Was Born for the 7th Time" -- is also its first for U.S. indie Beggars Banquet. In an unusual Cornershop's "Handcream for a Generation" --…