764 items by Andrew Dansby

  • Jazz Legend Elvin Jones Dies

    Jazz Legend Elvin Jones Dies | ARTICLE

    Drummer Elvin Jones, whose distinctive style helped define the sound of John Coltrane's classic quartet, died of heart failure in an Englewood, New Jersey, hospital; he was seventy-six. Jones was a larger-than-life figure, known among friends and fans...

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish to Play Vermont Fest

    Phish to Play Vermont Fest | ARTICLE

    Phish have secured the Newport State Airport in Coventry, Vermont, to host a two-day festival named after the town to close out their summer tour. The shows, the first time the jam band has hosted such a...

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Holds Off Country Star

    Usher Holds Off Country Star | ARTICLE

    Usher's Confessions sold another 228,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to spend its seventh week (out of a possible eight) at Number One. But the R&B singer just scraped by on this week's chart. Country music newcomer...

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Spector Arrested for Scuffle

    Spector Arrested for Scuffle | ARTICLE

    Troubled record producer Phil Spector was arrested on Friday for an investigation of misdemeanor battery after he and a chauffeur fought at Spector's Alhambra, California, mansion. Police arrested Spector and Tobie Wheeler at 10:15 a.m. and both men...

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Martin, Paltrow Have a Girl

    Martin, Paltrow Have a Girl | ARTICLE

    Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, gave birth to a baby girl, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, on Friday in a London hospital. The child weighed nine pounds, eleven ounces. "We are 900 miles over the moon,"...

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day Ready "Idiot"

    Green Day Ready "Idiot" | ARTICLE

    Green Day will release their next album, American Idiot this fall. The follow-up to 2000's Warning finds the punk pop trio again working with longtime producer Rob Cavallo. Idiot is culled from thirty-five songs that the group assembled...

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Manson Sues Spooky Kids

    Manson Sues Spooky Kids | ARTICLE

    Marilyn Manson has filed a lawsuit against a former bandmate and Empire Musicwerks to try and stop the sale of Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows, a collection of recordings he recorded years ago as a member of...

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton Walks "Peachtree Road"

    Elton Walks "Peachtree Road" | ARTICLE

    Elton John's announcement to an audience in the fall of 2001 that his Songs From the West Coast would be a swan song has proven false. Admittedly, John said weeks later on a radio show that he...

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Tops 3 Million

    Usher Tops 3 Million | ARTICLE

    Usher's Confessions might not scream Mother's Day gift, but the record enjoyed a sales increase in its third week, selling 267,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to return to Number One. The tally, up 5,000 from last...

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • R&B Singer Whitehead Killed

    R&B Singer Whitehead Killed | ARTICLE

    John Whitehead, who recorded the 1979 chart-topping anthem "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," was shot and killed in Philadelphia yesterday. The Philadelphia soul star was fifty-five. Whitehead and a mechanic friend were making repairs on Whitehead's SUV on...

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Willie Surgery Nixes Concerts

    Willie Surgery Nixes Concerts | ARTICLE

    Carpal tunnel syndrome turned out to be the one thing that could pull Willie Nelson off the road. The country music legend will have surgery to correct the painful condition caused by inflammation in the ligaments of...

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • System Ready to Record

    System Ready to Record | ARTICLE

    System of a Down are planning to enter the studio early this summer to record their third studio album. The set will be the follow-up to 2001's multi-platinum Toxicity, though since that album's release, they also issued...

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bobby Brown to Stand Trial

    Bobby Brown to Stand Trial | ARTICLE

    An Atlanta judge ordered troubled R&B singer Bobby Brown to stand trial on charges that he battered wife Whitney Houston during a domestic dispute in December. Brown must turn himself over to authorities in July for fingerprinting, and...

    May 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bowie, DMB Rescue Royalties

    Bowie, DMB Rescue Royalties | ARTICLE

    David Bowie, the Dave Matthews Band, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Dolly Parton and John Mellencamp are just a few of the thousands of artists who will receive payments from the major labels for unclaimed, unpaid royalties. The $50...

    May 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • D12 End Usher's Reign

    D12 End Usher's Reign | ARTICLE

    Eminem can turn most anything to gold, so it's no great surprise that despite a gaggle of lousy reviews and the dead weight of five less-interesting DJs his D12 troupe sold 545,000 copies of its second album,...

    May 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jagger Sings for "Alfie"

    Jagger Sings for "Alfie" | ARTICLE

    Mick Jagger and the Eurhythmics' Dave Stewart have collaborated on three new songs and the theme music for an upcoming remake of the classic 1966 film Alfie. The duo are planning to enter London's famous Abbey Road Studio...

    May 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Christina Scraps Spring Tour

    Christina Scraps Spring Tour | ARTICLE

    Strained vocal chords have forced Christina Aguilera to cancel her summer tour. The twenty-eight-city trek was scheduled to launch May 13th in Seattle, but Aguilera's doctors urged her to take the summer off to give her voice time...

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Grand Jury Charges Jackson

    Grand Jury Charges Jackson | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson was arraigned Friday in a Santa Maria, California, courtroom after a grand jury handed down a ten-count indictment, including four counts of committing lewd acts upon a minor. The grand jury's proceedings were held in early...

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • RIAA Files 477 More Suits

    RIAA Files 477 More Suits | ARTICLE

    The Recording Industry Association of America filed another 477 lawsuits against accused file sharers this week. Sixty-nine of the accused have allegedly been using university networks -- including those at Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,...

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Waits "Gone" in Mississippi

    Waits "Gone" in Mississippi | ARTICLE

    Tom Waits is recording a new studio album in an old Mississippi schoolhouse. Real Gone is slated for release this fall on Anti-, and will be Waits' first release since his pair of 2002 albums, Blood Money...

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET