141 items by Christina Saraceno

  • 2Pac Reaches Sales Mark

    2Pac Reaches Sales Mark | ARTICLE

    2Pac has proved to be as compelling an artist as ever with his latest posthumous release Until the End of Time going three times platinum (platinum marking sales of 1 million) according to the Recording Industry Association...

    June 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • RIAA Takes Aim at Aimster

    RIAA Takes Aim at Aimster | ARTICLE

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a copyright infringement suit against the Napster-like file-sharing service Aimster yesterday in a U.S. District Court in New York. The suit resembles the RIAA's litigation against Napster in that...

    May 25, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Aguilera Tries to Stop Demos

    Aguilera Tries to Stop Demos | ARTICLE

    Christina Aguilera filed a lawsuit on May 18th in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against the singer's one-time producers and New York City-based Warlock Records, among other defendants. The suit seeks cost of suit damages and...

    May 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Publisher Sues Garbage

    Publisher Sues Garbage | ARTICLE

    Publishers Helios Music Corporation has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Garbage. The suit, filed on May 11th in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, charges the members of Garbage -- Duke Erikson,...

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Waits, Newman Sue MP3.com

    Waits, Newman Sue MP3.com | ARTICLE

    Tom Waits, Randy Newman, and Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart filed a $40 million lawsuit against MP3.com on May 8th in Los Angeles citing copyright infringement. In question is MP3.com's service My.MP3. The suit alleges that MP3.com...

    May 9, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Arrested in U.K.

    R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Arrested in U.K. | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. 's Peter Buck was arrested in connection with an air rage incident in London over the weekend. The guitarist was on route from Seattle to London on April 21st when he allegedly assaulted two British Airways crew...

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Joey Ramone Dead at 49

    Joey Ramone Dead at 49 | ARTICLE

    Joey Ramone, leader of the legendary New York punk innovators, the Ramones, died on Easter Sunday of lymphatic cancer. Ramone was forty-nine. "Our beloved Joey Ramone passed away this afternoon at 2:40 p.m., in a hospital in...

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Dylan's Secret Wife Talks

    Dylan's Secret Wife Talks | ARTICLE

    One of Bob Dylan's former back-up singers Carol Dennis released a statement on Tuesday confirming that she and Dylan were married from 1986 to 1992. The six-year marriage resulted in a daughter Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, now fifteen...

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah Carey Inks Virgin Deal

    Mariah Carey Inks Virgin Deal | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey has signed a multi-record, multi-million dollar recording contract with Virgin Records, a subsidiary of EMI, exiting Columbia Records, her label of the past ten years. The details of the new deal have not been disclosed....

    April 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono Joins AIDS Fight

    Bono Joins AIDS Fight | ARTICLE

    Bono has joined a group of forty international organizations working to combat AIDS under the flag of the Global AIDS Alliance. The mission of the group is to lobby world leaders, pharmaceutical firms and financial lenders to...

    March 30, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Sued for Assault

    Puffy Sued for Assault | ARTICLE

    While Sean "Puffy" Combs acquittal on March 16th of gun possession and bribery charges stemming from a 1999 nightclub shooting at Club New York ended one serious legal battle for the rapper, several more remain, including the...

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Napster's Last Effort

    Napster's Last Effort | ARTICLE

    Napster Inc. has blocked the use of one million copyrighted files on their Web site. The file-swapping software maker announced the decision on March 2nd during a hearing in front of Judge Marilyn Patel in California. Judge...

    March 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Aerosmith Pump Up Sales

    Aerosmith Pump Up Sales | ARTICLE

    Who said rock & roll is for kids? Once again it's veteran rockers who are dominating the Recording Industry Association of America's certifications for February. This month it's Aerosmith, the Beatles -- no surprise there -- and...

    March 2, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem's Wife Files for Divorce

    Eminem's Wife Files for Divorce | ARTICLE

    Eminem's wife, Kim Mathers, filed for a divorce on March 1st in Macomb County Circuit Court in Michigan. Last August, following a tumultuous summer that began with Eminem's arrest for assault and weapons possession in June and...

    March 2, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Crowes Sue Lloyds of London

    Black Crowes Sue Lloyds of London | ARTICLE

    The Black Crowes filed a lawsuit against one of the biggest international insurance companies, Lloyd's of London, the underwriter of last year's Black Crowes tour with Jimmy Page. Before the tour began, both Page and the Crowes...

    March 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Napster's Next to Last Stand

    Napster's Next to Last Stand | ARTICLE

    Keeping good on its promise to fight the injunction the Ninth Circuit Court upheld against them on February 12th, Napster has filed a petition for rehearing of the decision that could shut the file-sharing software company down....

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Johnny Cash Recovering

    Johnny Cash Recovering | ARTICLE

    After being hospitalized with pneumonia on February 11th, Johnny Cash's condition has been upgraded from serious to satisfactory. Cash was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville after returning from his winter home in Jamaica. Pneumonia felled Cash twice...

    February 20, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Heals the Kids

    Michael Jackson Heals the Kids | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson made an appearance at New York's Carnegie Hall on Valentine's Day to launch the Heal the Kids Foundation. Jackson is chairman of the organization, whose purpose is "promoting nurturing relationships between parents and children and...

    February 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Metallica: Napster Still Bad

    Metallica: Napster Still Bad | ARTICLE

    Following the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the injunction against Napster on February 12th, Metallica, the file-sharing company's most vocal opponents, expressed their approval of the court's decision. "We are delighted that...

    February 14, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem and Elton to Duet at Grammys

    Eminem and Elton to Duet at Grammys | ARTICLE

    After weeks of speculation about whether Eminem would perform at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has finally confirmed his appearance and announced that the rapper will have some unlikely company onstage thanks to Elton...

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM ET