232 items by Alex Mar

  • U2 Play Surprise NYC Show

    U2 Play Surprise NYC Show | ARTICLE

    U2 shot a video for "All Because of You," the second single from their new album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, playing the song live aboard a flatbed cruising from the Upper West Side down Broadway...

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 Play Traveling NYC Show

    U2 Play Traveling NYC Show | ARTICLE

    U2 performed songs from their new album on a flatbed truck cruising through New York City today, en route to a free performance at Brooklyn's Fulton Ferry State Park at 3 p.m. How to Dismantle an Atomic...

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Vines Man Has Asperger's

    Vines Man Has Asperger's | ARTICLE

    Craig Nicholls, frontman of Australian rockers the Vines, revealed today in a Sydney courtroom that he has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Nicholls was addressing assault charges for allegedly kicking a photographer...

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ja's Manager Arrested

    Ja's Manager Arrested | ARTICLE

    The federal case against Irv Gotti's Def Jam-affiliated Inc. label (formerly Murder Inc.) is gaining steam. Yesterday, twenty-nine-year-old Ron "Gutta" Robinson, the manager of the label's star rapper Ja Rule, was arrested on charges of conspiring to...

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem's "Encore" Scores

    Eminem's "Encore" Scores | ARTICLE

    Eminem's fourth album, Encore, sold a whopping 711,000 copies in a mere three days to top the charts. While most records are released on a Tuesday and ring up six days' worth of sales, Encore was rushed...

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Dre in Vibe Awards Brawl

    Dre in Vibe Awards Brawl | ARTICLE

    Fighting broke out at last night's taping of the second annual Vibe Awards when an unidentified man approached Dr. Dre's table and punched him. The bodyguards of the rap impresario -- who was being summoned to the...

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ian Brown Comes Up Roses

    Ian Brown Comes Up Roses | ARTICLE

    Ian Brown, former singer of the influential British rockers the Stone Roses, has yet to match his near-legendary status in the U.K. here in the States. But with his new solo album, Solarized, set for U.S. release...

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ludacris Puts On "Light"

    Ludacris Puts On "Light" | ARTICLE

    Before he became the reigning king of the Dirty South, Ludacris was a local sensation, evolving from a popular Atlanta radio DJ into an independent recording artist with mega-producer Timbaland on speed-dial. In just a few years,...

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • DJ Rupture Loads "Powder"

    DJ Rupture Loads "Powder" | ARTICLE

    Mix master DJ Rupture -- known for his three-turntable mix tapes that crisscross New York hip-hop, Kingston dancehall, London garage and Algerian rai -- has taken his sounds to a new level with Special Gunpowder, an all-original...

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • System of a Down Play Two

    System of a Down Play Two | ARTICLE

    Southern California hard rockers System of a Down will release a double album in two parts, six months apart. Hypnotize is due early next year, and Mesmerize will hit late next summer or early fall. The band...

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Now 17 Reigns Supreme

    Now 17 Reigns Supreme | ARTICLE

    Now That's What I Call Music! 17, the latest hits collection featuring Black Eyed Peas, Beastie Boys and Ashlee Simpson, sold 407,000 copies this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to top the charts. A Perfect Circle...

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Chesney, McGraw Top CMAs

    Chesney, McGraw Top CMAs | ARTICLE

    Kenny Chesney took home top honors at the thirty-eighth annual Country Music Awards last night at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The veteran singer won Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for his When the...

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Inc. Bookkeeper Indicted

    Inc. Bookkeeper Indicted | ARTICLE

    The case against Irv Gotti's Def Jam-affiliated Murder Inc. (now the "Inc.") continues. The rap label's bookkeeper, Cynthia Brent, was indicted on Monday by federal prosecutors on charges of laundering over $1 million in drug money. Brent...

    November 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Faces New Accuser

    Jackson Faces New Accuser | ARTICLE

    New Orleans resident Joseph Thomas Bartucci Jr. is suing Michael Jackson for sexual assault and battery based on an alleged May 1984 incident when Bartucci was eighteen. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in New...

    November 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Chemical Bros Push Button

    Chemical Bros Push Button | ARTICLE

    The Chemical Brothers will release their fifth studio album, Push the Button, on January 25th. The record's first single -- due January 18th -- is titled "Galvanize," featuring vocals by rapper Q-Tip. The duo -- Ed Simon and Tom Rowlands --...

    November 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Tommy Lee Tells All

    Q&A: Tommy Lee Tells All | ARTICLE

    When Motley Crue burst onto the scene in the early Eighties, they took rock theatrics and fast living to a new level. The Crue quickly became one of the era's mightiest hair-metal bands, and the cover of their major-label debut,...

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Tori Wraps "Beekeeper"

    Tori Wraps "Beekeeper" | ARTICLE

    After two years out of the spotlight, singer-songwriter Tori Amos is wrapping up her eighth album, The Beekeeper, due February 22nd. Amos experiments with vintage organs, a gospel choir and Afro-Cuban drums, on tracks such as "Ribbons Undone," "Sleeps with Butterflies" and...

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rod Stewart on Top Again

    Rod Stewart on Top Again | ARTICLE

    Rod Stewart is in the Number One spot for the first time in twenty-five years. His latest standards album, Stardust . . . The Great American Songbook: Volume III, sold 240,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But...

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Springsteen Joins Kerry

    Springsteen Joins Kerry | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen is set to join the Kerry-Edwards campaign for three events leading up to the November 2nd presidential election. The rocker will speak and perform one or two songs at stops in Madison, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Ohio, on October...

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Simpson Singes Live

    Ashlee Simpson Singes Live | ARTICLE

    Pop starlet Ashlee Simpson is trying to move past her recent lip-syncing debacle on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Last night at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas, host Carson Daly introduced the pop singer's performance as "Live,...

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET