Associated Press

  1. Missing Music Producer Found

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hospitalized for observation. The nearly weeklong search for a Grammy-nominated producer ended Friday after a resident spotted the man sitting naked in a backyard creek, washing his jeans. The Topanga Canyon resident found a distraught Christian J ...

  2. Eminem Sued Over Tour Bus Accident

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT July mishap involved seven vehicles. A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Eminem, his bus driver and tour bus company seeking unspecified damages for a July accident involving seven vehicles in western Missouri. The lawsuit was filed in St. Louis ...

  3. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. Two former members of the rock band Guns N' Roses have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. The suit was filed Aug. 17 in federal ...

  4. Police: Missing LA Producer Called Friend

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last heard from on Aug 21. A Grammy-nominated music producer who has been missing since Sunday called a friend that day on his cell phone to say he was being chased by people with dogs, authorities said. Christian Julian Irwin, 48, of the Topanga ...

  5. MTV Adds Broadband Coverage for VMAs

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV's Video Music Awards are going broadband, expanding beyond television for a new take on the typically raucous ceremony along with "bonus" performances and other original online coverage, the chann MTV's Video Music Awards a ...

  6. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn Survives Shooting

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy winner was shot in temple. A man suspected of shooting Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn during an attempted carjacking was arrested after a 5 1/2-hour standoff with police. Cohn, who had a hit with the song "Walking in Memphi ...

  7. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  8. 'Little' Milton Campbell Dead At 71

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bluesman suffered a stroke on July 27. Mississippi bluesman Little Milton Campbell has died in a Memphis hospital from complications of a stroke, his publicist Carrie Newton confirms. Newton said Campbell, 71, died Thursday about 8:50 a.m. Newton ...

  9. Sony Slumps to Loss

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slashes Profit Outlook on Falling Sales, Restructuring Costs Sony Corp. announced its second quarterly loss in a row Thursday and slashed its profit outlook, highlighting the challenges Sony's new chairman faces as he tries to revive the comp ...

  10. Sony BMG Agrees to $10M 'Payola' Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the nation's biggest music companies, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, agreed Monday to pay $10 million and to stop paying radio station employees to feature its artists to settle an investigation One of the nation's biggest music co ...

  11. Jackson Sued Over Beatles Library Finances

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prescient Acquisition Group claims breach of contract. A financial company specializing in asset acquisition sued Michael Jackson on Monday, saying it is owed $48 million in fees for rescuing the singer's stake in the publishing rights to son ...

  12. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  13. Jazz Composer Tom Talbert Dead at 80

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged music for jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and Claude Thornhill, has died. He was 80. Talbert died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center i Tom Talbert, a self-taught pianist who arranged ...

  14. Parliament-Funkadelic's Ray Davis Dies

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Respiratory complications cited as cause. Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., according to his son, Derrick. He was 6 ...

  15. Lil' Kim Sentenced To A Year For Perjury

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Grammy-award winning rapper Lil' Kim ...

  16. Four Tops' 'Obie' Benson Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday at a Detroit hospital. He was 69. Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday ...

  17. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. H ...

  18. MTV Lends Support To Live 8 Concerts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Network to air live customized broadcasts July 2. MTV Networks' services will telecast live customized programming from the July 2 international Live 8 concerts, the broadcaster said today (June 23). The performances, featuring artists U2, Co ...

  19. Soul Asylum Bassist Karl Mueller Dies

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founded Soul Asylum with Dave Pirner and two others. Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller lost his battle with throat cancer and died Friday. He was 41. Mueller was due to have surgery the day he died, his friend, Maggie Macpherson said. His cancer ha ...

  20. Live 8 Plans Show With African Musicians

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Africa Calling' to be held in Cornwall, England. Organizers of the Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of poverty in Africa announced on Wednesday plans for a separate concert featuring African artists. The event, called Africa Calling, ...

  21. Best Buy Profit Soars 85 Percent

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First-quarter profits at Best Buy Co. Inc. leaped 85 percent, far ahead of analyst expectations, and the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer raised its guidance for the entire year. First-quarter profits at Best Buy Co. Inc. leaped ...

  22. Trent Reznor Awarded $2.95 Million

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A jury awarded Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor $2.95 million after finding his former manager breached his contract and acted fraudulently, a lawyer said Tuesday. A jury awarded Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor $2.95 million after findi ...

  23. Trent Reznor Awarded $2.95 Million

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Likely to top $4 million with interest. A jury awarded Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor $2.95 million after finding his former manager breached his contract and acted fraudulently, a lawyer said Tuesday. The jury in Manhattan federal court de ...

  24. Reznor Brings Lawsuit Against Former Manager

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NIN frontman testifies in court. Alternative-rocker Trent Reznor testified Monday against his longtime manager, saying he was stunned to learn in 2003 that despite millions of dollars in earnings by his band, Nine Inch Nails, he was left with as l ...

  25. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Set to star in new Nick Movies film. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. "I've noticed that kids, they're looking up to th ...

  26. Trumpeter Benny Bailey Dead At 79

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Funeral set for May 10. AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Trumpeter Benny Bailey, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton before he became a fixture on the European jazz scene, has died in his home in Amsterdam, friends said today (May 3). He wa ...

  27. Sirius To Offer 'Podcast' Show

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hosted by former MTV host Adam Curry. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. is latching onto the "podcasting" phenomenon, launching a show later this month that will feature a daily selection of the increasingly popular do-it-yourself audio progra ...

  28. Court Rejects RIAA Subpoenas

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Identities of students don't have to be revealed. A federal magistrate has ruled that two North Carolina universities do not have to reveal the identities of two students accused to sharing copyrighted music on the Internet. The music industr ...

  29. Rock Hall Of Famer Johnnie Johnson Dies

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Collaborated on hits with Chuck Berry. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Johnnie Johnson, a rock'n'roll pioneer who teamed with Chuck Berry for hits like "Roll Over Beethoven" and "No Particular Place to Go," died Wednesday (April 13 ...

  30. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers failed to answer questions and p LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has orde ...

  31. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  32. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judgment involves establishment of Death Row. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers fai ...

  33. Blockbuster Settles Over 'No Late Fees'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay about $630,000 to settle claims by 47 states and the District of Columbia that the nation's biggest movie rental chain deceived consumers with its "No Late Fees" cam PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Blockbus ...

  34. Sony Ordered To Pay In PlayStation Case

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immersion to get $90.7M. TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp.'s video game unit has been ordered to pay $90.7 million in damages to Immersion Corp. over a patent infringement lawsuit related to a controller for Sony's Play ...

  35. Crowded House's Paul Hester Found Dead

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House hanged himself in a park in southern Australia, an emergency services spokeswoman said today (March 28). SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The drummer from 1980s Australian rock band Crowded House ...

  36. Xzibit Copyright Suit Dismissed

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Plaintiff ordered to pay legal fees. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An aspiring Philadelphia songwriter faces a stiff penalty for filing a lawsuit in which he claimed that he created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album "Restless ...

  37. Foghat's Rod Price Dead At 57

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guitarist worked with Muddy Waters, others. WILTON, N.H. (AP) -- Guitarist Rod Price, founding member of the blues boogie band Foghat, died Tuesday after falling down a stairway at his home, a family friend said. He was 57. The London native' ...

  38. Ex-Johnny Cash Manager Saul Israel Holiff Dies

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Also guided Tommy Hunter, Statler Bros. NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) -- Saul Israel Holiff, a former concert promoter and Johnny Cash's manager for 17 years, has died at the age of 80. Holiff, who also managed Tommy Hunter and the Statler B ...

  39. Update: Lil' Kim May Face Years In Prison

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning hip-hop star Lil' Kim could face years in prison when she is sentenced in June for lying about a shootout outside a radio station. NEW YORK (AP) -- Grammy-winning hip-hop star Lil' Kim could face years in prison when she i ...

  40. Lil' Kim Convicted Of Perjury

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper beats obstruction charge. NEW YORK (AP) -- Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury investigating a shooting outside a radio station. She was convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruc ...

  41. James Brown Revue Member Lyn Collins Dies

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "Female Preacher," has died. She was 56. Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot early in James Brown's stage show a ...

  42. Update: Jackson Trial Resumes After Arrest Threat

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson arrived late to his child molestation trial Thursday to face a judge who threatened to arrest him and revoke his $3 million bail, but the judge took no action against the singer in ope SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson ar ...

  43. Sony To Bow Flash-Memory Audio Players

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market dominated by the iPod, the company that brought us the Walkman is coming out with a big lineup of portable music players. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Hoping to regain some of its luster in a market domi ...

  44. Usher, Alicia Lead Soul Train Awards

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to air week of March 12. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fresh off their Grammy success, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated the Soul Train Awards, each winning two individual honors and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo. R& ...

  45. Testimony Begins In Jackson Case

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement Tuesday (March 1) that authorities found no DNA evidence in the entertainer's bedroom to support child SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael J ...

  46. Accuser's Mother In The Jackson Jury Hot Seat

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jurors allowed evidence regarding her credibility. SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Jurors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial will be allowed to hear evidence that the accuser's mother had made allegations of improper touching against sto ...

  47. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta native who lived in ...

  48. Clear Channel: Stern Dispute Is Resolved

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits dropped by both sides. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other related to Stern's ouster from the radio giant's airwaves because of i ...

  49. Jackson Out Of Hospital

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson was recovering from flu symptoms and was in good spirits after a short hospital stay that prompted another delay in his child molestation trial, a doctor said. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson was recovering from flu sym ...

  50. Jackson Hospitalized En Route To Court

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Update: Singer has flu. SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson was taken to the hospital with the flu Tuesday morning, the judge in the singer's child molestation trial said. The development delayed jury selection a week. Judge Rodney Me ...

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