764 items by Andrew Dansby

  • Mistrial Declared in Sigel Case

    Mistrial Declared in Sigel Case | ARTICLE

    A Philadelphia judge declared a mistrial yesterday in an attempted murder case against troubled rapper Beanie Sigel. The thirty-year-old Sigel (a.k.a. Dwight Grant) was accused of shooting Terrence Speller, 26, in the foot and stomach last summer outside...

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Holds Off Prince, Mario

    Usher Holds Off Prince, Mario | ARTICLE

    While a chart-topping showdown between R&B's young and older guard seemed set, Usher's Confessions met its biggest challenge in five weeks, but not by Prince's Musicology, but instead Mario Winans' Hurt No More. Confessions sold 253,000 copies,...

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Elvis Comes Alive Again

    Elvis Comes Alive Again | ARTICLE

    A series of summer Elvis Presley reissues will be released this summer, as the King's label, RCA, marks the fiftieth anniversary of rock & roll's move to the mainstream.Though the King wandered into Sam Phillips Memphis Recording...

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • DMB Nix New York City Fest

    DMB Nix New York City Fest | ARTICLE

    The Dave Matthews Band's plan to host a two-day festival in the New York City metropolitan area for the July 4th weekend has fallen through. The group had spent months trying to organize the concert but claimed...

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Swaps Lawyers

    Michael Jackson Swaps Lawyers | ARTICLE

    Days before he's expected to be arraigned after a grand jury indictment on child molestation charges, Michael Jackson has cut loose his two attorneys and hired Thomas Mesereau Jr., who initially represented actor Robert Blake in his...

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Guided by Voices to Split

    Guided by Voices to Split | ARTICLE

    Guided by Voices are planning to split after releasing and promoting their new album, Half Smiles of the Decomposed, later this summer."I've always said that when I make a record that I'm totally satisfied with as befitting...

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Andrew W.K. Talks TV Show

    Andrew W.K. Talks TV Show | ARTICLE

    If you've ever faced a personal quagmire and wondered what Andrew W.K. would do in your boots, the answers could arrive as early as May 22nd, when his new advice show, Your Friend, Andrew W.K. launches on...

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Grand Jury Indicts Jackson

    Grand Jury Indicts Jackson | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson has been indicted by a Santa Barbara grand jury in his child molestation case, according to reports.The grand jury was conducted in private, with gag orders placed on both the prosecution and defense, to determine...

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Crushes Competition

    Usher Crushes Competition | ARTICLE

    Usher's Confessions sold another 302,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to spend its fourth week at Number One.With a wimpy set of new releases hitting stores last week, sales in the Top 200 nearly flatlined, dropping to...

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lil' Kim Trial Set for Fall

    Lil' Kim Trial Set for Fall | ARTICLE

    Lil' Kim (a.k.a. Kimberly Jones) will stand trial for eight felony charges on November 25th in New York City.The rapper, 28, was indicted last week and charged with conspiracy to commit perjury, obstructing justice and making false...

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Scialfa Sings New "Lullaby"

    Scialfa Sings New "Lullaby" | ARTICLE

    Patti Scialfa will release her second album, 23rd Street Lullaby, on June 15th. The set is the E Street Band singer's first solo recording since her debut Rumble Doll eleven years ago.Scialfa enlisted a pair of E...

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Mooney Suzuki Enter Matrix

    Mooney Suzuki Enter Matrix | ARTICLE

    New York City rock classicists the Mooney Suzuki will release their third album, Alive and Amplified, on August 10th. The group's follow-up to 2002's back-to-rock-basics Electric Sweat was curiously recorded with the hit-making production team the Matrix...

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher Tops 2 Million

    Usher Tops 2 Million | ARTICLE

    There really wasn't a primetime new release in record stores last week, though the way Usher's Confessions is selling, it wouldn't have mattered. The latest album by the R&B superstar sold 462,000 copies last week, according to...

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Lil' Kim Charged With Perjury

    Lil' Kim Charged With Perjury | ARTICLE

    Lil' Kim was charged today with conspiracy to commit perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements stemming from a February 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 radio station in New York City. Kim was indicted by...

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Manson's First Band Exhumed

    Manson's First Band Exhumed | ARTICLE

    Before Marilyn Manson painted his unsettling Portrait of an American Family, the shock rocker fronted the Spooky Kids, a trio with whom he would form the core of his chart-topping band. Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids,...

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Willie Takes on Standards, Twain

    Willie Takes on Standards, Twain | ARTICLE

    A collection of standards that Willie Nelson recorded live in the studio in 1997 will be released as Nacogdoches on April 29th. Though Nelson's classic 1978 collection of standards, Stardust sold more than 5 million copies, his subsequent...

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Colin Hay Gets to "Work"

    Colin Hay Gets to "Work" | ARTICLE

    For some, Colin Hay might have last been seen accompanied by a vegomite sandwich and a muscle-bound Brussels native during Men at Work's MTV-fueled heyday as Australian pop ambassadors. That troupe's run was short but packed: Three...

    April 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties Back With "Boroughs"

    Beasties Back With "Boroughs" | ARTICLE

    The Beastie Boys will break a six-year silence with the release of To the 5 Boroughs this summer.The Beasties began writing material in late 2001 and did most of the recording last year in their new New...

    April 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Buddy Holly's Guitarist Dies

    Buddy Holly's Guitarist Dies | ARTICLE

    Guitarist Niki Sullivan, who played rhythm guitar and sang background vocals in Buddy Holly's Crickets, died on April 6th; he was sixty-six. Born in Southgate, California, Sullivan and his family eventually found their way to Lubbock, Texas, where...

    April 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Joe Strummer Rocks "Again!"

    Joe Strummer Rocks "Again!" | ARTICLE

    Joe Strummer and his friend actor/filmmaker Dick Rude had initially planned to make a film about the former as a means of promoting his 2001 release, Global a Go-Go. Rude and his camera followed Strummer through some...

    April 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET