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  • The Streets on Making "Easy Living"

    The Streets on Making "Easy Living" | ARTICLE

    With his third album, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, out this week, British rapper and garage pioneer the Streets (a.k.a. Mike Skinner) met up with Rolling Stone to talk about the record. The follow-up...

    April 27, 2006 1:39 PM ET
  • Jaheim Bumps Jack Johnson From the Top

    Jaheim Bumps Jack Johnson From the Top | ARTICLE

    R&B crooner Jaheim's third release, Ghetto Classics, took the top spot this week, selling 152,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. While his last two albums hit the Top Ten, this marks the first Number One for the...

    February 22, 2006 1:26 PM ET
  • Jack Johnson Tops Chart With Kids' Tunes

    Jack Johnson Tops Chart With Kids' Tunes | ARTICLE

    Jack Johnson's Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies, the soundtrack to the children's movie Curious George, topped the chart this week, with 163,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD features a combination of kids' songs and Johnson's signature,...

    February 15, 2006 1:05 PM ET
  • J Dilla Dead at Thirty-two

    J Dilla Dead at Thirty-two | ARTICLE

    Detroit hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Dee, a.k.a. J Dilla, died on Friday at the age of thirty-two. He had battled lupus for three years, recently touring Europe in a wheelchair, but he concealed the downturn in...

    February 13, 2006 12:06 PM ET
  • Q&A: Blink-182 Man Launches Angels

    Q&A: Blink-182 Man Launches Angels | ARTICLE

    When Tom DeLonge decided to leave Blink-182 last year, he was walking away from something huge. The band — along with another California trio, Green Day — spawned massive hits, and a slew of pop-punk disciples. As...

    February 9, 2006 5:08 PM ET
  • Manilow, Blige Top the Chart

    Manilow, Blige Top the Chart | ARTICLE

    Adult contemporary crooner Barry Manilow topped the chart this week with his American classics collection The Greatest Songs of the Fifties. The compilation, in the vein of Rod Stewart's successful Great American Songbook series, sold 156,000 copies,...

    February 8, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Radiohead, Tom Petty to Headline Bonnaroo '06

    Radiohead, Tom Petty to Headline Bonnaroo '06 | ARTICLE

    Alternative giants Radiohead and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to headline the fifth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 16th through 18th in Manchester, Tennessee. This will be...

    February 1, 2006 8:14 AM ET
  • Great White Manager to Plead Guilty

    Great White Manager to Plead Guilty | ARTICLE

    Heavy metal act Great White's former tour manager Dan Biechele, 29, will plead guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured 200. In exchange for...

    February 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Il Divo Top the Chart

    Il Divo Top the Chart | ARTICLE

    Il Divo's second effort, Ancora, topped the chart with 156,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a new high for the international classically trained boy band assembled by American Idol judge Simon Cowell: Their self-titled...

    February 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Destiny's Child Reunite for NBA

    Destiny's Child Reunite for NBA | ARTICLE

    Destiny's Child will reunite for a farewell performance at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in their native Houston on February 19th. The eight-time Grammy-winning R&B girl group, in what is being called their...

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Bonnie Prince Billy Plays the Nomad

    Bonnie Prince Billy Plays the Nomad | ARTICLE

    Known best for his dark, soulful indie-folk recordings under the name Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Will Oldham has actually worked on and off as an actor since the age of ten. Now the influential cult artist returns to the...

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Beth Orton Cozies Up to Strangers

    Beth Orton Cozies Up to Strangers | ARTICLE

    In the four years since Beth Orton released her last album, Daybreaker, the British singer-songwriter, despite the occasional acoustic gig, retreated from public view. But she never stopped working or traveling. Orton took an inspiring trip to...

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Nashville Pines for Dixie Chicks

    Nashville Pines for Dixie Chicks | ARTICLE

    When the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines made her infamous anti-Bush, anti-war comments almost three years ago, she exposed a shocking truth: Country music, as it turns out, is not 100 percent Republican. With radio stations across the nation...

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Jamie Foxx Stays on Top

    Jamie Foxx Stays on Top | ARTICLE

    In a much slower sales week, Oscar-winning actor turned singer Jamie Foxx topped the chart for the second consecutive week with his sophomore release, the R&B record Unpredictable, selling another 131,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This puts...

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • House of Freaks Killers Arrested

    House of Freaks Killers Arrested | ARTICLE

    Two men, 28, have been charged with the New Year's Day slayings of Bryan Harvey, singer/guitarist for the Eighties blues-based rock duo House of Freaks, as well as his wife and two young daughters. Ray J. Dandridge...

    January 9, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Jamie Foxx Tops the Chart

    Jamie Foxx Tops the Chart | ARTICLE

    Oscar-winning actor turned singer Jamie Foxx saw his second release, the R&B record Unpredictable, take the top of the chart in its second week out, with 200,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With nearly 800,000 CDs...

    January 4, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Obie Trice Shot in Detroit

    Obie Trice Shot in Detroit | ARTICLE

    Eminem protege Obie Trice was shot Saturday morning around 1 a.m. while driving along the Lodge Freeway in his hometown of Detroit. The hardcore rapper, 28, was struck by a bullet after someone in another car fired...

    January 2, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Blige, Foxx Conquer the Chart

    Blige, Foxx Conquer the Chart | ARTICLE

    R&B star Mary J. Blige hit a runaway career high during a strong final week of holiday shopping when her latest studio album, The Breakthrough, sold a massive 727,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Blige's third Number...

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • N.Y. Investigates Download Prices

    N.Y. Investigates Download Prices | ARTICLE

    New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has subpoenaed three major labels in an antitrust investigation into digital music download prices, according to reports. Warner Music Group stated on Friday that it was subpoenaed for information "concerning pricing...

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton John Marries

    Elton John Marries | ARTICLE

    Elton John, 58, and longtime partner David Furnish, 43, were married Wednesday in England, at Windsor's town hall, where Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in April. The much-publicized union took place on the first day on which...

    December 21, 2005 1:35 PM ET
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