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  • Beastie Boys "Massaging" 'Hot Sauce' Tracks for Fall Release

    Beastie Boys "Massaging" 'Hot Sauce' Tracks for Fall Release | ARTICLE

    Nine months ago, the Beastie Boys shocked fans with news they'd be putting their studio work and festival dates on hold so Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) could fight salivary gland cancer. Yauch is continuing treatments and feeling...

    April 30, 2010 12:50 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan's 'My Own Love Song' Tracks Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

    Bob Dylan's 'My Own Love Song' Tracks Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest | ARTICLE

    Renée Zellweger has showed off her singing onscreen in several films — tackling rock songs (Empire Records), Broadway show tunes (Chicago), and '50s big band pop (Down With Love) — but the prospect of performing Bob Dylan...

    April 27, 2010 9:08 AM ET
  • Billy Joel Onscreen: Piano Man Talks 'Shea' Documentary and 'Glee'

    Billy Joel Onscreen: Piano Man Talks 'Shea' Documentary and 'Glee' | ARTICLE

    It's been a month and a half since Billy Joel and Elton John's Face to Face tour ended, but Joel doesn't consider the break a hiatus. "What hiatus?" he says. "I've been off for four weeks. That's...

    April 27, 2010 8:31 AM ET
  • How Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Learned the Art of Collaboration

    How Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Learned the Art of Collaboration | ARTICLE

    They call him "little Hitler." That's because Omar Rodríguez-López – half of the brain trust behind the Mars Volta – likes to play dictator in the studio, obsessively controlling his fellow musicians' every move, every note. Or...

    April 23, 2010 8:20 AM ET
  • Despite Two New Tracks, Janet Jackson "Not Working on an Album"

    Despite Two New Tracks, Janet Jackson "Not Working on an Album" | ARTICLE

    Janet Jackson may have two songs in rotation — "Nothing" and her Pitbull team-up "Heartbeat Love" — but fans anxious to hear her follow-up to 2008's Discipline have a long wait ahead of them: Jackson tells...

    March 25, 2010 1:55 PM ET
  • LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on Scoring His First Soundtrack for "Greenberg"

    LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on Scoring His First Soundtrack for "Greenberg" | ARTICLE

    In Noah Baumbach's new film Greenberg, Ben Stiller plays a curmudgeon who's more likely to push people away than attract them. And that's precisely why LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, who wrote the soundtrack, likes the character so...

    March 19, 2010 12:19 PM ET
  • James Murphy Opens Up About "Crazy" May LCD Soundsystem LP

    James Murphy Opens Up About "Crazy" May LCD Soundsystem LP | ARTICLE

    What's the new LCD Soundsystem record like? "Boring!" raves James Murphy. Having just shipped off a last-minute addition for Shellac's Bob Weston to master, Murphy is completely exhausted by the as-of-yet-untitled May album — which he also...

    March 3, 2010 3:14 PM ET
  • Mary J. Blige on the Power of "Precious" and Her Nina Simone Biopic

    Mary J. Blige on the Power of "Precious" and Her Nina Simone Biopic | ARTICLE

    Mary J. Blige is certain that in two weeks, Mo'Nique will take home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role — and it's not just because her song "I Can See in Color" swells up...

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Alice Cooper on Loving Lady Gaga and His Broadway "Nightmare"

    Alice Cooper on Loving Lady Gaga and His Broadway "Nightmare" | ARTICLE

    Secret girl-pop fan alert: Alice Cooper is down with Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Pink and Katy Perry. "I think sometimes rock bands forget to have fun," he said at a pre-launch party in New York Thursday night for...

    February 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Gwen Stefani: No Doubt Are "Having Fun," Rocking '80s Hits in the Studio

    Gwen Stefani: No Doubt Are "Having Fun," Rocking '80s Hits in the Studio | ARTICLE

    Gwen Stefani's Fashion Week presentation Thursday at Milk Studios wasn't just a preview of her military and punk-inspired fall line for L.A.M.B. — it was also a sneak peek of what's brewing in the singer's head for...

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Salutes Elton John With Special Set at All-Star amfAR Gala

    Lady Gaga Salutes Elton John With Special Set at All-Star amfAR Gala | ARTICLE

    "I hate the snow. We can't do it if it snows." Taking inspiration from a would-be blizzard, Lady Gaga helped kick off Fashion Week at amfAR's New York gala to honor Elton John and benefit AIDS research Wednesday...

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Trial Goes to Jury

    Puffy Trial Goes to Jury | ARTICLE

    Despite all the disparate and conflicting testimony, assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos got the last word in the Sean "Puffy" Combs guns and bribery trial in his six-hour, methodical closing argument on Tuesday: "Justice cannot be bought."...

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Takes the Stand

    Puffy Takes the Stand | ARTICLE

    Sean "Puffy" Combs took the stand today in his own defense in the most anticipated moment of his weapons possession and bribery trial, testifying that he wasn't carrying a gun and never offered a $50,000 bribe to...

    March 1, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy's Defense Begins

    Puffy's Defense Begins | ARTICLE

    Though the defense has vigorously denied allegations in a New York Post article that prosecutors were investigating Sean "Puffy" Combs for witness tampering, the accusations appear to carry more weight, according to documents made public Wednesday. Although...

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Surprise Witness for Puffy?

    Surprise Witness for Puffy? | ARTICLE

    The prosecution rested its case in the Sean "Puffy" Combs trial, but even after three weeks of testimony, they may still call another witness -- Matthew "Scar" Allen, the man whose dispute with the rap mogul instigated...

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Prosecution Wraps Puffy Case

    Prosecution Wraps Puffy Case | ARTICLE

    Wardell Fenderson, the key witness for the prosecution's case against Sean "Puffy" Combs, continued his testimony today, with Combs' lawyer Benjamin Brafman trying to find inconsistencies in the driver's statements. For the most part, Fenderson stuck to...

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Driver Says Puffy Had a Gun

    Driver Says Puffy Had a Gun | ARTICLE

    The prosecution's key witness in the Sean "Puffy" Combs trial went on the stand today and gave damaging testimony on both the weapons possession and bribery charges against the rap mogul. Driver Wardell Fenderson, who took the...

    February 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Puffy Gun Found?

    Puffy Gun Found? | ARTICLE

    As the prosecution begins to wrap its case against Sean "Puffy" Combs, Anthony "Wolf" Jones and Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, more witnesses testified Wednesday about firearms spotted in and outside the Lincoln Navigator that carried Combs away from...

    February 15, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Judge Denies Puffy Mistrial

    Judge Denies Puffy Mistrial | ARTICLE

    For the second time in two weeks, the defense in the Sean "Puffy" Combs trial asked for a mistrial, following testimony today from a succession of police officers that laid a foundation for the bribery charge against...

    February 10, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Cop Says Puffy Tried Bribe

    Cop Says Puffy Tried Bribe | ARTICLE

    Though most of the testimony so far in the Sean "Puffy" Combs trial has centered on what happened inside Club New York on December 27, 1999, two police officers testified today as to what happened outside the...

    February 8, 2001 12:00 AM ET
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