87 items by Jessica Robertson

  • Britney Spears Delivers Baby Boy

    Britney Spears Delivers Baby Boy | ARTICLE

    Britney Spears gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, according to US Weekly. Spears, 23, and husband Kevin Federline, 27, arrived at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center shortly before 6 a.m. The singer...

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Stevie Nicks Joins Deep Dish

    Stevie Nicks Joins Deep Dish | ARTICLE

    While electronic duo Deep Dish -- Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi -- were playing a new instrumental track off their recently released second album, George Is On, for a friend in their studio, she found herself...

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Kanye West Blasts Bush

    Kanye West Blasts Bush | ARTICLE

    Kanye West unleashed an anti-Bush tirade at NBC's A Concert for Hurricane Relief Friday, ignoring the teleprompter and proclaiming, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The Grammy-winning rapper said, "I hate the way they portray us in...

    September 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • John Mayer,  Neil Young Join Katrina Benefit

    John Mayer, Neil Young Join Katrina Benefit | ARTICLE

    John Mayer, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Dashboard Confessional, Kid Rock, Melissa Etheridge, Paul McCartney, Motley Crue, Brian Wilson, Goo Goo Dolls, Audioslave, Maroon 5, Good Charlotte, Common, Simple Plan, Lynyrd...

    September 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Diddy, Jay-Z, More Donate to Katrina Cause

    Diddy, Jay-Z, More Donate to Katrina Cause | ARTICLE

    Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Omarion, Common and Juvenile are joining the BET telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief, spearheaded by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, airing Friday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m. The artists join a lineup...

    September 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • R.L. Burnside Dead at 78

    R.L. Burnside Dead at 78 | ARTICLE

    Blues legend R.L. Burnside died today, September 1st, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He was seventy-eight. Born in Harmontown, Mississippi, Burnside became one of the perennial forbears of the Delta blues, with his thick, rhythmic slide...

    September 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Fats Domino Missing

    Fats Domino Missing | ARTICLE

    Three days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, rock legend Fats Domino is missing, according to his longtime agent. Al Embry, who has worked with Domino (born Antoine Dominique) for twenty-eight years, told the Associated Press that he...

    September 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • DMB, Usher Lead Katrina Benefits

    DMB, Usher Lead Katrina Benefits | ARTICLE

    The Dave Matthews Band, Usher, Green Day, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, John Mellencamp, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Rob Thomas, David Banner and Gretchen Wilson are among the artists performing for a Hurricane Katrina relief concert which will be...

    September 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Moog Innovator Dies at 71

    Moog Innovator Dies at 71 | ARTICLE

    Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers opened the door for the musical evolution of electronica, died yesterday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, at the age of seventy-one. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in April...

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Fiona Apple Returns

    Fiona Apple Returns | ARTICLE

    Fiona Apple will release her long-delayed third album, Extraordinary Machine, on October 4th. "Now that my album is finally finished, I am very, very excited to have people hear what we did," Apple said in a statement....

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Lee Ann Womack Gives More

    Lee Ann Womack Gives More | ARTICLE

    With the release of her sixth album, There's More Where That Came From, early this year, multiple Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack kissed-off her pop crossover status with a roots-based, gin-soaked, bona fide country album. The effort...

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Motion City Soundtrack Get Committed

    Motion City Soundtrack Get Committed | ARTICLE

    When Blink-182 singer/guitarist Mark Hoppus mentioned to tourmates Motion City Soundtrack that he was interested in producing their second album, the Minneapolis rockers thought it nothing more than backstage banter. But on the last night of Blink's...

    June 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Undertones Get New Kicks

    Undertones Get New Kicks | ARTICLE

    Soon after the Ramones stripped rock & roll down to unassuming two-minute, three-chord anthems in New York City, Irish punk pioneers the Undertones did the same in beer-soaked, smoke-filled pubs across the Atlantic. Fueled by singer Feargal...

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Lollapalooza Coming Back

    Lollapalooza Coming Back | ARTICLE

    After being cancelled last year due to poor ticket sales, Lollapalooza will return this summer. However, the former traveling festival will be stationary this year, taking place July 23rd and 24th in Chicago's Grant Park. ...

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Dinosaur Jr. Roam Again

    Dinosaur Jr. Roam Again | ARTICLE

    The original members of Dinosaur Jr. will reunite after fifteen years apart for their first national television appearance. The indie rockers will perform on CBS' The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on April 15th. ...

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Foghat's Rod Price Dies

    Foghat's Rod Price Dies | ARTICLE

    Rod Price, lead guitarist and founding member of British rockers Foghat, died Tuesday in Wilton, New Hampshire, after suffering head trauma from an accidental fall down a stairway. He was fifty-seven years old. Born...

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Robert Cray Turns "Twenty"

    Robert Cray Turns "Twenty" | ARTICLE

    Robert Cray takes aim at the Bush administration in the title track to his fourteenth album, Twenty, due May 24th. "'Twenty' is the way I feel about the move into Iraq instead of going after Osama Bin...

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Go-Betweens Swim "Oceans"

    Go-Betweens Swim "Oceans" | ARTICLE

    While wandering down a London street in between recording sessions last year, Grant McLennan -- one-half of Australian songwriting duo the Go-Betweens -- happened upon the title of the band's new album. "There was...

    March 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Head Finds God, Quits Korn

    Head Finds God, Quits Korn | ARTICLE

    Korn guitarist and founding member Brian "Head" Welch has left the band, citing religious reasons for the departure. Welch made the announcement Sunday in an on-air interview with Bakersfield, California, radio station KRAB-FM. "I had...

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Organist Jimmy Smith Dies

    Organist Jimmy Smith Dies | ARTICLE

    Legendary jazz organist Jimmy Smith died Tuesday night from natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to his spokesperson. He was seventy-nine years old. Smith revolutionized the use of the Hammond B3 in modern jazz and...

    February 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET