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  • Pumpkins Get Sued

    Pumpkins Get Sued | ARTICLE

    There's been lots of lawsuits in the music industry lately, but this one surprisingly doesn't involve disgruntled musicians who have been elbowed out of bands. Last week, TIG Insurance Co. sued the Smashing Pumpkins and their management company, Q Prime,...

    August 16, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Rave Death Raises Questions In Rural Community

    Rave Death Raises Questions In Rural Community | ARTICLE

    The death of a 20-year-old man who attended a rave in Boulder, Colo., last Saturday night has raised questions in the small mountain community. A young woman at the rave complained to security guards after Luis McIntire allegedly fondled her. The...

    August 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Crowes Fire Guitarist

    Black Crowes Fire Guitarist | ARTICLE

    Can you play guitar? Do you like hard, jammin' Southern Rock? Then the Black Crowes might be looking for you. With what they called "musical differences," the Crowes have fired Mark Ford, their guitarist since 1992, when he...

    August 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Wow Chicago

    Radiohead Wow Chicago | ARTICLE

    Living up to their reputation as one of the '90s best live bands, Radiohead proved that 10 times over Thursday night at Chicago's Riviera Theater. Don't believe us? Just ask some of the celebrities in attendance --...

    August 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Bumped By Bone Thugs

    Puffy Bumped By Bone Thugs | ARTICLE

    Speaking of Puff Daddy and the Billboard charts, his album, No Way Out was bumped out of the top spot when Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's sophomore project, The Art Of War, debuted at No. 1 after selling 394,000 copies during its first week...

    August 7, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Danko Gets Suspended Sentence

    Danko Gets Suspended Sentence | ARTICLE

    Following his arrest in early May for smuggling heroin into Japan, Rick Danko, singer and bassist for the Band, has been given a suspended sentence. Danko was on a five-show mini-tour in Japan when he received a package from his wife...

    July 26, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bank Sues Michael Jackson For $2.5 million

    Bank Sues Michael Jackson For $2.5 million | ARTICLE

    With all the money that he's got, you'd think Michael Jackson would remember to pay back his loans -- or at least hire someone to do it for him. But the King of Pop is now facing...

    July 19, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • U2: A Worldwide Sellout

    U2: A Worldwide Sellout | ARTICLE

    Coming off a hugely successful first leg of PopMart, it looks like the international leg will bring U2 even more money than the nearly 50 million dollars they grossed in the States. Many shows have already sold...

    July 16, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Once Again, Thriller Is Highest Selling Album In History

    Once Again, Thriller Is Highest Selling Album In History | ARTICLE

    Look for Michael Jackson back on top of the sales charts. His album Thriller has been confirmed by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. sales of 25 million units, according to Billboard. This moves Thriller...

    July 12, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • U2's PopMart Top Grossing Tour In First Half Of '97

    U2's PopMart Top Grossing Tour In First Half Of '97 | ARTICLE

    Someone's claiming that PopMart is a failure? Well whoever is doing the talking obviously isn't doing their homework. The numbers have come out for the highest grossing concert tours for the first six months of 1997 and...

    July 11, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Blues Guitarist Johnny Copeland Dead At Age 60

    Blues Guitarist Johnny Copeland Dead At Age 60 | ARTICLE

    Grammy-award-winning blues guitarist Johnny Copeland died July 3 due to complications from his eighth open-heart surgery. During his lengthy career, Copeland, nicknamed the "Texas Twister," had the honor to play with such music greats as Otis Redding and Big Mama Thornton, but...

    July 9, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Oasis Sues Radio Stations For Leaking New Single

    Oasis Sues Radio Stations For Leaking New Single | ARTICLE

    Yesterday JAMTV reported that Oasis was being sued by its former drummer, Tony McCarroll. Now the band is waging its own battle against three English radio stations that leaked the band's first single, "D'You Know What I...

    July 2, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Former Oasis Drummer Sues Band

    Former Oasis Drummer Sues Band | ARTICLE

    It looks like the Gallagher boys are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of being just like the Beatles. The Sunday Times reported that Tony McCarroll, former drummer for Oasis, is suing the band for one-fifth of their total earnings,...

    July 1, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Pumpkins Play Surprise Show In Chicago

    Pumpkins Play Surprise Show In Chicago | ARTICLE

    On the hottest day of the year, in the coolest city in the country, the biggest band in the world played a surprise show. Posing as the Audio Vanguard Association, the Smashing Pumpkins sold out the 500-person capacity Double Door in...

    June 25, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Corgan's Role In New Hole Album Up In Air

    Corgan's Role In New Hole Album Up In Air | ARTICLE

    Is Billy Corgan off the new Hole project? "At this point, no one is really sure what his role will be [in producing the new album]," said Jim Merlis, Hole's publicist at Geffen Records. Merlis admitted that the band hasn't even...

    June 18, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Autopsy Shows Buckley Was Sober At Time Of Death

    Autopsy Shows Buckley Was Sober At Time Of Death | ARTICLE

    An autopsy report from the Shelby County, Tenn.'s medical examiner's office has listed the death of singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley as accidental drowning. A drug test performed by the coroner came back negative and listed Buckley's blood alcohol level below that of...

    June 17, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Jeff Buckley's Body Found In Memphis

    Jeff Buckley's Body Found In Memphis | ARTICLE

    The body of missing singer Jeff Buckley washed up on shore Wednesday in Memphis. Passengers on the American Queen riverboat said they saw a body floating in the Mississippi River at the foot of Memphis' famous music row, Beale...

    June 6, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Jeff Buckley Still Missing

    Jeff Buckley Still Missing | ARTICLE

    Jeff Buckley, who disappeared May 29 while swimming in the Mississippi River outside Memphis, has still not been found. Lt. Maples of the Memphis Police Department on Saturday said that they are presuming him dead but that no body has...

    June 3, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan Hospitalized

    Bob Dylan Hospitalized | ARTICLE

    Influential folk rock singer Bob Dylan canceled a tour of Switzerland and the U.K. when he was hospitalized over the weekend with severe chest pains. Dylan, 56, was diagnosed with histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal condition that creates...

    May 29, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Tim Taylor Dies In Crash

    Tim Taylor Dies In Crash | ARTICLE

    Tim Taylor, lead singer of the indie-alternative band Brainiac, died early Friday (May 23) morning. Taylor was driving to his Dayton, Ohio, home when he lost control of his Mercedes. The car was moving at a fast pace when Taylor...

    May 28, 1997 12:00 AM ET
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