141 items by Christina Saraceno

  • Timothy White Dies

    Timothy White Dies | ARTICLE

    Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White died today at the magazine's New York offices; he was fifty years old. White returned to his office after lunch with a longtime friend and suffered a heart attack shortly before 3 p.m. He...

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty

    R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty | ARTICLE

    R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to twenty-one counts of child pornography in a Chicago court yesterday. The singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was indicted by a grand jury on June 5th. The charges stem from a videotape that authorities...

    June 27, 2002 12:00 AM ET
Bad Boy and Arista Part Ways

    Bad Boy and Arista Part Ways | ARTICLE

    P. Diddy has terminated the partnership between his record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, and its partnership with Arista Records. The split was described as amicable by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Arista President and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid, who made...

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Ratt Guitarist Succumbs to AIDS

    Ratt Guitarist Succumbs to AIDS | ARTICLE

    Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby died of AIDS yesterday. He was forty-one. Crosby had been living with the HIV virus for seven years and announced that he had AIDS last summer. Ratt was formed in 1983 by Crosby, singer Stephen Pearcy, guitarist...

    June 7, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Corgan Helps Bring Back Berlin

    Corgan Helps Bring Back Berlin | ARTICLE

    "I'm a pervert, I like watching," Terri Nunn says, laughing, succinctly explaining Voyeur, the title of Berlin's first album of new material in sixteen years. "There's a song that was a bonus track on the live record [Berlin Live: Sacred...

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Manson Bassist Ousted

    Manson Bassist Ousted | ARTICLE

    Marilyn Manson and bassist Twiggy Ramirez have parted ways. Ramirez had been with the Manson band for eight years, beginning with its 1994 release Portrait of an American Family, and he co-wrote some of Manson's biggest hits, including "The Dope...

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Hole Call It Quits

    Hole Call It Quits | ARTICLE

    After eleven years, three albums and much drama, Hole officially broke up on May 23rd. Founding members Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson announced the breakup in a statement. "I will always treasure the time we played together," Love said....

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Napster Gets New Life

    Napster Gets New Life | ARTICLE

    Three days after announcing their resignations, Napster Chief Executive Konrad Hilbers and founder Shawn Fanning have both rejoined the company, following an $8 million dollar bailout by Bertelsmann Entertainment Group. BEG owns several labels, including Arista Records and J Records, where...

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah Strikes New Deal

    Mariah Strikes New Deal | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey has signed a contract with Universal Music Group label Island/Def Jam, which will distribute Carey's future albums produced under her own, as-yet-unnamed label. The deal is reported to be for a minimum of three albums and worth $20...

    May 9, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • TLC Mourn Lopes

    TLC Mourn Lopes | ARTICLE

    On Friday, shortly after learning the news of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' death, TLC band mates Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas released a brief statement expressing their grief. "We had all grown up together and...

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Jewel Thrown From Horse

    Jewel Thrown From Horse | ARTICLE

    Jewel sustained a broken collarbone and a broken rib yesterday, when she was thrown from a horse at her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray's Texas ranch. The singer also suffered severe bruises but did not need to...

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Biggie's Family Sues Officers

    Biggie's Family Sues Officers | ARTICLE

    Five years after the murder of Christopher Wallace (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls), his widow, singer Faith Evans, and his mother, Voletta Wallace, and his two children have filed a wrongful death suit against the...

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Manson Goes "Gold"

    Manson Goes "Gold" | ARTICLE

    "We have now entered the Golden Age of Grotesque," announces Marilyn Manson on his official Web site, announcing the title of his next opus. The Golden Age of the Grotesque will be Manson's sixth studio album and...

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono Meets Bush

    Bono Meets Bush | ARTICLE

    Bono and President George W. Bush met in the White House on March 14th to discuss Bono's chief causes, the AIDS epidemic and financial assistance to poor countries. Bono explained the unlikely coupling of the rock star...

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Brandy Married

    Brandy Married | ARTICLE

    Twenty-three-year-old R&B sensation and television star Brandy has announced that she was married this past summer to producer and songwriter Robert Smith. "I've fallen in love with a very warm, gentle, understanding and focused person," Brandy said in...

    February 6, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah, Virgin Part Ways

    Mariah, Virgin Part Ways | ARTICLE

    After weeks of speculation, Virgin Records has reported that it has terminated its multi-album, multi-million-dollar contract with Mariah Carey. The negotiations were described as "amicable," and Carey said in a statement, "This is the right decision for...

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Linkin Park Have Year's Top Album

    Linkin Park Have Year's Top Album | ARTICLE

    Linkin Park's debut record, Hybrid Theory, was the best-selling record of 2001, according to SoundScan, the music industry's record keeper of sales for all music products. Hits like "One Step Closer" and "In the End" propelled the...

    January 4, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • U2, India.Arie Top Grammy Noms

    U2, India.Arie Top Grammy Noms | ARTICLE

    U2 grabbed eight major-category nominations to lead the field for the forty-fourth annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 27th. The veteran Irish band received nods for Record...

    January 4, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Clapton Ties the Knot

    Clapton Ties the Knot | ARTICLE

    Eric Clapton was married on New Year's Day to Melia McEnry, the mother of his six-month-old daughter Julie Rose. The nuptials came as a surprise to the couple's family and friends who had gathered at St. Mary...

    January 3, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 2001's Top Touring Act

    U2 2001's Top Touring Act | ARTICLE

    Having played eighty shows across the U.S. this past year, U2 are the top concert earners for 2001, bringing home $109.7 million according to concert trade publication Pollstar. The Elevation Tour was in support of last year's...

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM ET