256 items by Colin Devenish

  • Rimes Becomes "Woman"

    Rimes Becomes "Woman" | ARTICLE

    LeAnn Rimes' latest triumph This Woman -- which debuted at Number Three this week -- was aided by her ability to reach back to an era that ended before she was born. "I was inspired by a lot...

    February 3, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Grace Slick Remembers Spencer Dryden

    Grace Slick Remembers Spencer Dryden | ARTICLE

    When Spencer Dryden succumbed to cancer Tuesday, San Francisco rock legends Jefferson Airplane lost the drummer who kept time for them during their pinnacle: from their 1967 classic Surrealistic Pillow album through gigs at the three landmark...

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Bread's James Griffin Dies

    Bread's James Griffin Dies | ARTICLE

    Academy Award-winning songwriter James Griffin died from lung cancer Tuesday at his Tennessee home. He was sixty-one. A founding member of Seventies soft-rock hitmakers Bread, Griffin won an Oscar in 1971 for co-writing the Carpenters smash "For All...

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden Dies

    Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden Dies | ARTICLE

    Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden died Tuesday at his home in Petaluma, California, after a battle with colon cancer. He was sixty-six. "It feels like Janis [Joplin] said, 'Take another little piece of my heart,'" Jefferson Airplane singer...

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • D'Angelo Busted for Drugs

    D'Angelo Busted for Drugs | ARTICLE

    Neo-soul star D'Angelo was arrested Sunday and charged with drunken driving, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance (believed to be cocaine) after police pulled him over in a suburb of his hometown of Richmond,...

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Ashlee Simpson Booed at Orange Bowl

    Ashlee Simpson Booed at Orange Bowl | ARTICLE

    While a new year has begun, Ashlee Simpson hasn't exactly put the old one behind her. Last night at Miami's Orange Bowl, the singer -- who was widely mocked after a technical problem revealed she was using...

    January 5, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Led Zeppelin Earn Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    Led Zeppelin Earn Lifetime Achievement Grammy | ARTICLE

    Led Zeppelin, Jerry Lee Lewis and the late Janis Joplin are among those slated to be honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys on February 13th at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The other recipients...

    January 4, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Hank Garland Dead at 74

    Hank Garland Dead at 74 | ARTICLE

    Innovative guitarist Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland, who played on recordings by Elvis, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, died of a staph infection Monday night at a hospital in Orange Park, Florida. He was seventy-four years old. Born outside...

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Motown's Perren Dead at 61

    Motown's Perren Dead at 61 | ARTICLE

    Grammy-winning producer Freddie Perren died December 16th at his Southern California home after a protracted illness. He was sixty-one years old. While part of the Motown Records production group the Corporation, Perren helped write and produce the Jackson...

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • John Doe Finds His Blues

    John Doe Finds His Blues | ARTICLE

    Though known as both a founding member of Los Angeles punk band X and, later, a rootsy solo artist, John Doe's Forever Hasn't Happened Yet, due March 22nd, is his unabashed love letter to the blues. "Current music...

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Buck Charged With Assault

    Buck Charged With Assault | ARTICLE

    Rapper Young Buck was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, stemming from an incident at the Vibe Awards in November where police allege he stabbed a man during a brawl. Born David Darnell Brown,...

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Erasure's Bell Has H.I.V.

    Erasure's Bell Has H.I.V. | ARTICLE

    Andy Bell, singer for British pop duo Erasure, has announced he is H.I.V. positive in a posting on the band's official Web site. "I found out I was H.I.V.+ in June 1998 when I had a bout of...

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Anselmo Mourns Dimebag

    Anselmo Mourns Dimebag | ARTICLE

    Phil Anselmo broke his silence about the death of his former Pantera bandmate "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott with a videotaped statement released to the media this week. Abbott and three others were killed when a gunman charged the...

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • ODB Died of Drug Overdose

    ODB Died of Drug Overdose | ARTICLE

    An autopsy of rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard reveals his death by heart attack was due to "intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and [the painkiller] Tramadol," according to Grace Burgess, a spokeswoman for the New York...

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Beatle's Sis Turns Agent

    Beatle's Sis Turns Agent | ARTICLE

    Louise Harrison, sister of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, is embarking on a career in artist management at the tender age of seventy-three. Although Harrison hasn't previously worked in management in a formal capacity, she once actively...

    December 9, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Idol Goes to the "Devil"

    Idol Goes to the "Devil" | ARTICLE

    Billy Idol will release Devil's Playground, his first album of new material in more than a decade, on March 22nd. Tracks on the thirteen-cut LP include "Super Overdrive" and "World Coming Down," with the first single, "Scream,"...

    December 6, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Butch Walker Breaks Out

    Butch Walker Breaks Out | ARTICLE

    Butch Walker has spent the past couple years writing and producing hits for everyone from Avril Lavigne to Simple Plan. But this fall, the former Marvelous 3 frontman is focusing on promoting his own album, Letters, on...

    December 2, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Melvins Go to the Movies

    Melvins Go to the Movies | ARTICLE

    The Melvins will take the stage of UCLA's Royce Hall Saturday night to accompany three films by Cameron Jamie. The collaboration began in 2000, when San Fernando native Jamie inserted the band's eighteen-minute 1992 song "Lysol" into...

    December 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M. Reissue Warner Catalog

    R.E.M. Reissue Warner Catalog | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. will reissue their entire Warner Bros. catalog on February 15th, with each two disc set including the original album and a bonus DVD featuring the record remixed in 5.1 surround sound, as well as unreleased documentary...

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Mariah Takes on New Name

    Mariah Takes on New Name | ARTICLE

    Mariah Carey's new album, The Emancipation of Mimi, will arrive in stores March 22nd and feature guest spots from Snoop Dogg, the Neptunes, Kanye West and Jermaine Dupri. In a post on her Web site, Carey lamented...

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET