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  • Backstage at the VMAs: Britney Basks in Her Wins, Brand Condemns Sex, Linkin Park Rate the Night

    Backstage at the VMAs: Britney Basks in Her Wins, Brand Condemns Sex, Linkin Park Rate the Night | ARTICLE

    MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand's controversial, rapid-fire comedy had the press room buzzing last night, and the British comic defended himself after the ceremony. "I feel a bit bad that I kept talking about their...

    September 8, 2008 9:13 AM ET
  • George Clinton Celebrates 67 Funky Years With Chili Peppers, Sly Stone

    George Clinton Celebrates 67 Funky Years With Chili Peppers, Sly Stone | ARTICLE

    Last night George Clinton proved you don't have to be young to have fun in Hollywood. The Parliament-Funkadelic legend celebrated 67 colorful years on Planet Funk at Zune in L.A. with a bevy of babes in the...

    July 23, 2008 1:39 PM ET
  • Slash Joins the Sunset Strip Festival to Honor L.A.'s Rich Rock History

    Slash Joins the Sunset Strip Festival to Honor L.A.'s Rich Rock History | ARTICLE

    Although Los Angeles' Sunset Strip is most infamous for the rock & roll debauchery of the '80s when bands like Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue and Poison roamed the L.A. streets in leather and hairspray, the Strip...

    June 30, 2008 11:20 AM ET
  • My Coachella: Love and Rockets

    My Coachella: Love and Rockets | ARTICLE

    So, David J. of Love and Rockets — Coachella, Lollapalooza, and European festivals, what about a new album? "There are no plans for any record, but we were approached a couple of weeks ago by a big...

    April 27, 2008 6:22 PM ET
  • My Coachella: Kate Nash

    My Coachella: Kate Nash | ARTICLE

    "This is my first Coachella and I'm surprised it's even hotter than Big Day Out in Australia!," Kate Nash told us backstage by her trailer Saturday afternoon. "It's so L.A. here, but you gotta love it even...

    April 27, 2008 5:21 PM ET
  • My Coachella: MGMT

    My Coachella: MGMT | ARTICLE

    Moments after MGMT's Saturday show in the Mojave tent, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden told us that they might need to"learn how to play for a large crowd." Why is that? "We're just not ones for stage...

    April 27, 2008 6:32 AM ET
  • Mick Jones, Kelly Osbourne, Others Prepare for Coachella

    Mick Jones, Kelly Osbourne, Others Prepare for Coachella | ARTICLE

    The 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts in a few hours, and the anticipation for the three-day event is palpable. "I'm going for Kraftwerk," explains Kelly Osbourne, who is an annual attendant at the fest....

    April 25, 2008 1:10 PM ET
  • Original Jane's Addiction Lineup Reunite to Rock Awards Show

    Original Jane's Addiction Lineup Reunite to Rock Awards Show | ARTICLE

    It was the reunion that rock fans thought they'd never see. All four members of Jane's Addiction — Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Eric Avery — reunited on the stage for the first time in...

    April 24, 2008 11:00 AM ET
  • A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Pharcyde Lead Rock the Bells 2008

    A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Pharcyde Lead Rock the Bells 2008 | ARTICLE

    A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul, Rakim and a reunited Pharcyde lead the 2008 Rock the Bells Festival, the annual touring hip-hop event that last year featured a reunited Rage Against the Machine....

    April 22, 2008 4:22 PM ET
  • Motley Crue Unveil Crue Fest Summer Tour, New LP and Video Plans

    Motley Crue Unveil Crue Fest Summer Tour, New LP and Video Plans | ARTICLE

    In what can only be dubbed the loudest press conference on Earth, the four original members of Motley Crue unveiled plans for their first ever Crue Fest national rock tour and their first studio album together in...

    April 16, 2008 8:55 AM ET
  • Aretha Franklin Makes Them Sweat

    Aretha Franklin Makes Them Sweat | ARTICLE

    Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby feted MusiCares Person of the Year Aretha Franklin over Grammy weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The vibe was stuffy, and not because of the high-powered guests:. Ms. Franklin always insists...

    February 11, 2008 12:35 PM ET
  • Behind the Scenes at the Grammys: Paramore, Beyonce, Mika, Aretha Franklin, More

    Behind the Scenes at the Grammys: Paramore, Beyonce, Mika, Aretha Franklin, More | ARTICLE

    The red carpet at the Grammy Awards this year was a bit like a bad acid trip: 500 feet of crimson carpet, a group of scary-looking Sgt. Pepper's dancers with freaky makeup, an Amy Winehouse lookalike working...

    February 11, 2008 10:44 AM ET
  • 50 takes on Ja in "Beef"

    50 takes on Ja in "Beef" | ARTICLE

    "It's not like I got a rap beef with this nigga," 50 Cent says of his feud with Ja Rule in the new hip-hop documentary Beef, the first in a series of five films. "I just don't like him...

    August 1, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Revolver Unload in L.A.

    Revolver Unload in L.A. | ARTICLE

    Velvet Revolver -- the supergroup featuring Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, former Guns n' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' guitarist Dave Kushner -- made their live debut last night at...

    June 20, 2003 12:00 PM ET
  • STP Record New Song

    STP Record New Song | ARTICLE

    The Stone Temple Pilots, by most reports defunct, recently recorded a new song, "All in the Suit That You Wear," for greatest hits collection due November 4th on Atlantic Records. "It rocks," says frontman Scott Weiland, who insists the band's hiatus...

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Weiland to Front Gn'R Band

    Weiland to Front Gn'R Band | ARTICLE

    After two recorded songs and months of speculation, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland confirmed that he will be the singer for the band featuring former Guns n' Roses members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). According...

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Sues Motown

    Michael Jackson Sues Motown | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson, reportedly in serious financial trouble, is attempting to put some money back in the bank by suing his former label Motown Records and its parent company Universal Music Group. Jackson claims that Motown, the label he...

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Nirvana Pay Back Killing Joke

    Nirvana Pay Back Killing Joke | ARTICLE

    Twelve years after Nirvana borrowed heavily from Killing Joke's "Eighties" to create "Come as You Are," the reunited U.K. band is borrowing the defunct Seattle band's drummer to make its first studio album in seven years. Dave Grohl...

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Janet Sued by "Stalker"

    Janet Sued by "Stalker" | ARTICLE

    Janet Jackson has been sued for a second time by Eric Leon Christian, who is the man accused of stalking her in 1997. In November of that year, Jackson obtained a restraining order against him for allegedly harassing and assaulting...

    April 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Snoop "Slapp'd" With Lawsuit

    Snoop "Slapp'd" With Lawsuit | ARTICLE

    Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) was slapped with a lawsuit Tuesday for allegedly using an answering machine message by an unnamed man in his song "Pimp Slapp'd" from 2002's Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. A man identified...

    March 26, 2003 12:00 PM ET
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