51 items by Gil Kaufman

  • Jackson Faces Molestation Rap

    Jackson Faces Molestation Rap | ARTICLE

    Santa Barbara County, California authorities have issued a warrant for Michael Jackson's arrest on multiple charges of "lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under fourteen." Each of the charges carries a sentence of three to eight...

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Arrest Warrant Issued

    Jackson Arrest Warrant Issued | ARTICLE

    Tuesday, the same day that seventy Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies and district Attorney's office investigators swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch with search warrants, officials also reportedly issued an arrest warrant for Jackson. The search began at...

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Microsoft to Open Music Store

    Microsoft to Open Music Store | ARTICLE

    Microsoft Corp. will unveil its own online music store next year, setting up a battle of the giants with its longtime rival Apple's iTunes store. Short on details, Lisa Gurry, MSN Group Product Manager, said in a...

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Police Raid Jackson Ranch

    Police Raid Jackson Ranch | ARTICLE

    Dozens of Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies armed with warrants swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley ranch Tuesday morning to search the compound. The officers arrived at the gated ranch at 8:30 a.m. to conduct the searches, which...

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Country Legend Gibson Dies

    Country Legend Gibson Dies | ARTICLE

    Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Don Gibson, who penned such country staples as "I Can't Stop Loving You" and "Oh Lonesome Me," died Monday in Nashville of natural causes. He was seventy-five.Born Donald Eugene Gibson on...

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Beta Band Go Pop on New CD

    Beta Band Go Pop on New CD | ARTICLE

    Scotland's Beta Band recorded their upcoming album four times before finally getting it right this summer, when they tracked a fifth and final version."Our first album [The Beta Band] was written in the studio," singer Stephen Mason...

    November 7, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Warren, Snoop, Nate Dial 213

    Warren, Snoop, Nate Dial 213 | ARTICLE

    Rapper Warren G is about to release a blizzard of projects, including an album that reunites him with his boyhood rhyming pals, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg. Reviving their 213 moniker (in honor of their Long Beach area code), the three...

    November 5, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Evanescence Tour Loses Moody

    Evanescence Tour Loses Moody | ARTICLE

    Evanescence co-founder and guitarist Ben Moody unexpectedly dropped off the band's current European tour. Following an October 21st date in Stockholm, Moody did not join the group for a string of four dates in Germany. A spokesperson for the goth rock...

    November 3, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Judge Orders Weiland to Detox

    Judge Orders Weiland to Detox | ARTICLE

    Following Scott Weiland's arrest for driving under the influence on Monday, a judge ordered the Velvet Revolver singer to immediately enter a live-in detox program for violating his probation. Weiland was arrested early Monday morning for a misdemeanor charge of driving...

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Weiland Arrested for DUI

    Weiland Arrested for DUI | ARTICLE

    Just one week after a Los Angeles judge said Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland could remain free as long as he stays clean, the troubled rocker was arrested for driving under the influence.Weiland was arrested by the...

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Lennon Musical in the Works

    Lennon Musical in the Works | ARTICLE

    Yoko Ono has given her approval for a Broadway musical based on the songs of John Lennon. With the working title The Lennon Project, the musical would draw from more than thirty of Lennon's solo songs as...

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Hell on Earth Show Banned

    Hell on Earth Show Banned | ARTICLE

    A Florida judge issued a temporary injunction on Thursday banning the metal group Hell on Earth from performing their "suicide" show within St. Petersburg city limits on Saturday. The move came after the band's leader, Billy Tourtelot, insisted that his...

    October 3, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish Bassist Gordon Cleared

    Phish Bassist Gordon Cleared | ARTICLE

    Phish's Mike Gordon was cleared of child endangerment charges this morning, more than a month after the bassist was found alone with a nine-year-old girl in a boathouse during a concert by the Dead at Jones Beach...

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Florida Band to Stage Suicide

    Florida Band to Stage Suicide | ARTICLE

    Florida industrial rockers Hell on Earth are planning to host an on-stage suicide during their October 4th show at St. Petersburg's State Theater. A terminally ill member of a euthanasia society, whose identity and condition have not...

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Wesley Willis Dies

    Wesley Willis Dies | ARTICLE

    Wesley Willis, the energetic 6'5", 300-pound Chicago street musician who parlayed whimsical, spartan keyboard odes to his favorite products and indie rock musicians into a cult following, died on Thursday night at a hospice in Illinois; he was forty. The garrulous...

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Phish's Mike Gordon Arrested

    Phish's Mike Gordon Arrested | ARTICLE

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon, 38, was arrested Monday, August 11th, on charges of child endangerment after he was found with a nine-year-old girl in a secluded boathouse during a show by the Dead in Jones Beach, New York. According to a...

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Iha Steps into Perfect Circle

    Iha Steps into Perfect Circle | ARTICLE

    When former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha got an email a month ago from A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel asking if he'd like to audition for the group, the last thing on Iha's mind was joining another band. "I really didn't...

    August 8, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • American Music Club Re-Open

    American Music Club Re-Open | ARTICLE

    Nearly a decade after what singer Mark Eitzel terms a "pretty friendly breakup," the members of San Francisco's American Music Club have reunited and are in the midst of recording a new album. "We're pretty different now," says Eitzel of...

    July 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Boston Sue Artemis

    Boston Sue Artemis | ARTICLE

    With his lawsuits threatening to outnumber his album releases, Boston leader Tom Scholz has revved up the litigation machine again and is suing his label, Artemis Records, for more than $4 million. Scholz filed suit in New York on Tuesday,...

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Slash Welcomes Weiland

    Slash Welcomes Weiland | ARTICLE

    Now calling themselves "Velvet Revolver," Scott Weiland and former Guns n' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum are ready to begin recording their debut album. Weiland, best-known for fronting Stone Temple Pilots, told Rolling Stone last month that he...

    June 5, 2003 12:00 PM ET