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51 items by Gil Kaufman

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005: The Pretenders

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005: The Pretenders | ARTICLE

    A trio of English men fronted by an expat American woman from Akron, Ohio, singing moody rock songs in the midst of the British punk explosion? When the Pretenders formed in London in 1978,...

    March 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    Unintended victims of the Jackson case include the raft of lookalikes who make a living imitating the King of Pop's signature looks and moves. Vegas-based Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz said that bookings are slipping since the allegations...

    February 3, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    The Barrett-Jackson auto auction company has postponed the sale of Michael Jackson's 2001 Bentley Arnage Red Label, which was expected to fetch more than $150,000. The car, which bears Jackson's signature on its roof and those of...

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    CBS and the New York Times continue to exchange barbs over the paper's assertion that 60 Minutes paid $1 million to secure Ed Bradley's December 28th interview with Michael Jackson. 60 Minutes boss Don Hewitt wrote in...

    January 7, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Cris Kirkwood Shot

    Cris Kirkwood Shot | ARTICLE

    Former Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood is in the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix after being shot in the abdomen by a post office security guard on Friday afternoon. According to an FBI spokesperson, Kirkwood, 43, got into...

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    Just two days after being charged with seven counts of child molestation, Michael Jackson held a huge party at his Neverland Ranch over the weekend. The pop singer invited more than 600 guests for a "homecoming" event...

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • More Deny Beatles Reunion

    More Deny Beatles Reunion | ARTICLE

    Three days after an Internet auction site began offering what it claims is an erased tape of a secret 1976 Beatles reunion, the owner of the Los Angeles studio in which the band allegedly convened called the...

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Cure Go Heavy on New Album

    Cure Go Heavy on New Album | ARTICLE

    The Cure are recording their twelfth album in London with producer Ross Robinson, best-known for his work with new-metal bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot. "We are trying to get a heavier sound than we've been associated with in the...

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Apple: Beatles Tape "Bollocks"

    Apple: Beatles Tape "Bollocks" | ARTICLE

    The Internet site momentsintime.com is auctioning an erased tape from what it claims was a secret Beatles reunion. The acetate, which features five hand-written song titles, is alleged to have been recorded at Los Angeles' Davlen Studios...

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    They're not rushing out to buy his Number Ones album, but fifty-eight percent of people polled by Gallup think Michael Jackson should continue making music. Fifty-one percent said they thought the sex abuse allegations were probably true,...

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beatles Credit Feud Continues

    Beatles Credit Feud Continues | ARTICLE

    The ongoing songwriting credit battle between Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney was recently rekindled when Ono once again left the former Beatles' name off the song "Give Peace a Chance." First released by the Plastic Ono Band in...

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    As Michael Jackson awaits next week's scheduled charging on multiple counts of child molestation, the Smoking Gun uncovered a shocking document. The Web site reported on Tuesday that a confidential investigation by the LAPD and child welfare...

    December 9, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Michael Jackson Watch

    The Michael Jackson Watch | ARTICLE

    Embattled pop star Michael Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned January 9th on multiple counts of child molestation, but the fact is that he still hasn't been officially charged with a crime. Santa Barbara County District Attorney...

    December 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Rockers Honor Tony Thompson

    Rockers Honor Tony Thompson | ARTICLE

    One month after his death at age forty-eight from renal cell cancer, former Chic drummer Tony Thompson will be remembered at a December 16th benefit/fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles. Among those scheduled to...

    December 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Phantom Planet Go Dark

    Phantom Planet Go Dark | ARTICLE

    During the eighteen-month tour to support their second album, The Guest, Phantom Planet adopted an inspirational motto to keep them focused: "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." Nicked from a Daft Punk song title, the motto also helped shape the radically different sound...

    December 3, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Willa Ford Toasts Girl Power

    Willa Ford Toasts Girl Power | ARTICLE

    On her second album, tentatively titled Sexysexobsessive and due early next year, Willa Ford mixes Christina Aguilera's dance-influenced raunch with Pink's confessional pop. The set's first single, "A Toast to Men," transforms a salty sorority chant into a female-empowerment anthem. "I was...

    December 2, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson TV Special Canned

    Jackson TV Special Canned | ARTICLE

    In the wake of police issuing a warrant for Michael Jackson's arrest on multiple counts of child molestation, CBS announced that it has postponed the TV special Michael Jackson Number Ones, which was to air November 26th."Given...

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Handcuffed Jackson Booked

    Handcuffed Jackson Booked | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson surrendered to Santa Barbara Police on Thursday and was booked on multiple counts of child molestation.Jackson -- dressed in a black suit, his hands handcuffed behind him -- was swiftly fingerprinted, had his mug shot...

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Spector Charged With Murder

    Spector Charged With Murder | ARTICLE

    Ten months after actress Lana Clarkson was fatally shot at his Los Angeles home, record producer Phil Spector has been charged with her murder. Spector, who has been free on $1 million bail since shortly after the...

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Prince, Browne Make Rock Hall

    Prince, Browne Make Rock Hall | ARTICLE

    In an about face from last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which saluted such punk and New Wave acts as the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Police, this year's crop of inductees is...

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM ET
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