99 items by Augustin K. Sedgewick

  • Vandross Awake, Responsive

    Vandross Awake, Responsive | ARTICLE

    R&B singer Luther Vandross is awake and responding to questions for the first time since suffering a debilitating stroke almost two months ago. According to his J Records spokeswoman, the singer started showing real improvement at the end of last...

    June 6, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Post Songs Online

    Radiohead Post Songs Online | ARTICLE

    Two weeks before the release of Hail to the Thief, Radiohead have posted four finished tracks from the much-leaked album on their Web site, capitolrecords.com/radiohead. Available for streaming are the album's first single, "There There," "A Punch Up...

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Weiland Hit With Drug Charge

    Weiland Hit With Drug Charge | ARTICLE

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office filed charges against Scott Weiland today, two days after the singer was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Weiland will face one count of possession of a controlled substance, according to the Glendale area...

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Barry White Suffers Stroke

    Barry White Suffers Stroke | ARTICLE

    According to his daughter, singer Barry White is in good spirits as he continues his recovery from a stroke that affected his speech and the right side of his body. The fifty-eight-year-old soul icon suffered the stroke earlier...

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • June Carter Cash Dies

    June Carter Cash Dies | ARTICLE

    June Carter Cash, daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter and wife of Johnny Cash, died just after six o'clock last night in Nashville; she was seventy-three. Carter Cash had been in critical condition since undergoing surgery to replace a heart valve...

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Dre to Pay $1.5M for "High"

    Dre to Pay $1.5M for "High" | ARTICLE

    A federal jury in Los Angeles recommended Tuesday that rapper and producer Dr. Dre pay a British music publishing company $1.5 million for appropriating parts of the 1980 Fatback hit "Backstrokin'" for "Let's Get High," from Dre's album 2001. The songs...

    May 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Townshend Charge Dropped

    Townshend Charge Dropped | ARTICLE

    After an investigation that lasted nearly four months, police in London cleared Pete Townshend yesterday on charges that he downloaded child porn from the Internet. Computer equipment seized by officials from Scotland Yard at the time the Who guitarist's arrest in...

    May 7, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Feds: Murder Inc. Had 50 Shot

    Feds: Murder Inc. Had 50 Shot | ARTICLE

    Irv Gotti may be CEO of rap label Murder, Inc., home of Ja Rule and Ashanti, but, according to a newly released I.R.S. affidavit, it is notorious New York drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff who is calling the shots. Among...

    May 5, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • RIAA Settles With Students

    RIAA Settles With Students | ARTICLE

    The Recording Industry of Association of America settled its lawsuits against four college students accused of running file-sharing networks yesterday. Under the out-of-court agreements, none of the four students will admit guilt, but all will pay settlements valued between $12,000 and...

    May 2, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Roth Singing Break-in Blues

    Roth Singing Break-in Blues | ARTICLE

    Three a.m. last Saturday morning, David Lee Roth awoke to "branches breaking, sticks cracking and a thud that sounded like a bowling ball dropping fifteen feet" coming from the lawn outside his house in Pasadena. "It's all doctors and lawyers in...

    May 1, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Vandross Minimally Responsive

    Vandross Minimally Responsive | ARTICLE

    Grammy-winning singer Luther Vandross is neurologically "minimally responsive" almost two weeks after suffering a stroke at his Manhattan home. He hasn't opened his eyes or spoken since the April 16th stroke, according to his representatives, and it may be "some time"...

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Morrison Family Sues Doors

    Morrison Family Sues Doors | ARTICLE

    The parents of late Doors singer Jim Morrison filed a lawsuit against the members of the current reincarnation of the band in Los Angeles Wednesday. They're alleging that keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger -- original Doors currently touring with...

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Sinead Quits Music Biz

    Sinead Quits Music Biz | ARTICLE

    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor plans to retire after the release of the live DVD Goodnight, Thank You. You've Been a Lovely Audience in July. "I seek no longer to be a 'famous' person, and instead I wish to live a...

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Madonna Site Hacked

    Madonna Site Hacked | ARTICLE

    Only days after Madonna tried to combat illegal trading of songs from her American Life album, out today, by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her Web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs...

    April 22, 2003 12:00 PM ET
  • TLC Plan Return to Stage

    TLC Plan Return to Stage | ARTICLE

    Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas will perform as TLC at New Jersey's Giants' Stadium June 1st, their first concert together since bandmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras last April 25th. A spokesperson...

    April 18, 2003 12:00 PM ET
  • Bono Sings for Iraqi People

    Bono Sings for Iraqi People | ARTICLE

    U2 frontman Bono will team with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti for a concert to aid Iraqi civilians uprooted by the war. The event, the tenth edition of Pavarotti's annual benefit, is scheduled for the tenor's hometown of...

    April 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica to Headline Reading

    Metallica to Headline Reading | ARTICLE

    Metallica, Linkin Park and Blur will headline Britain's biggest summer music festival, the three-night, two-city 2003 Carling Weekend. Blink-182, the White Stripes and System of a Down lead the main stage undercards for the event, which runs...

    April 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Strokes, Rapture on NYC Comp

    Strokes, Rapture on NYC Comp | ARTICLE

    The Strokes' sardonic "New York City Cops" will finally see U.S. release on Yes New York, a compilation that documents the recent resurgence of New York rock. Along with a live version of "Cops," the other unreleased nugget on the...

    April 7, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Tracks Thieved

    Radiohead Tracks Thieved | ARTICLE

    The unreleased Radiohead songs circulating on the Internet since this weekend aren't album cuts, according to Jonny Greenwood. In a new post on the band's Web site, the guitarist says the material pirated from Hail to the...

    April 3, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties Play for Jay

    Beasties Play for Jay | ARTICLE

    The Beastie Boys will play a benefit for the family of late Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay April 25th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Slotted in one day before their appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music...

    April 2, 2003 12:00 AM ET