59 items by Marc W. Dolech

  • EMI to Cut Jobs, Artists

    EMI to Cut Jobs, Artists | ARTICLE

    London-based EMI, the world's third largest record company, announced that it will cut 1,500 jobs and one-fifth of its artist roster amid continued slumping sales.Among EMI's cuts will be the closing of two CD and DVD manufacturing...

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Prince Launches Online Store

    Prince Launches Online Store | ARTICLE

    Prince may have just signed a deal with major label Columbia Records, but that doesn't mean he's playing ball completely. The iconoclastic pop star -- who once characterized a previous record contract with Warner Bros. as "institutional...

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Van Halen Roll With Sammy

    Van Halen Roll With Sammy | ARTICLE

    It's official: Sammy Hagar is again the singer for Van Halen . . . at least for the band's upcoming summer tour. Van Halen announced twenty-eight North American dates, their first since singer Gary Cherone split in...

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bobby Brown Out of Jail

    Bobby Brown Out of Jail | ARTICLE

    Bobby Brown spent just one day of his ninety-day sentence in the Norfolk County House of Correction in Massachusetts before being released. The troubled R&B singer cinched his early release by paying more than $60,000 he owed...

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bobby Back in Clink

    Bobby Back in Clink | ARTICLE

    Upon his release from a Georgia jail on Monday, Bobby Brown told reporters that it would be the last time they saw him enter or leave a prison. Just two days later a Canton, Massachusetts, judge ordered...

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Aretha Recovering in Hospital

    Aretha Recovering in Hospital | ARTICLE

    Aretha Franklin is recovering in Detroit's Sinai-Grace Hospital after being admitted on Saturday for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.The Queen of Soul was returning home after a tour and complained that she wasn't feeling well. According...

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Rush Guitarist Charged

    Rush Guitarist Charged | ARTICLE

    After two rescheduled arraignments, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (born Alex Zivojinovich) was charged yesterday with two felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer in Naples, Florida.The charges stem from a New Year's Eve incident during...

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Buckethead Quits Gn'R

    Buckethead Quits Gn'R | ARTICLE

    Enigmatic masked guitarist Buckethead has left Guns n' Roses after four years of service.According to reports, Buckethead, whose name refers to the inverted Kentucky Fried Chicken tub he wears on his noggin, had grown tired of idle...

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Bono Goes Back to School

    Bono Goes Back to School | ARTICLE

    Bono has agreed to deliver the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania on May 17th in Philadelphia.The visit will be the U2 frontman's second address to a graduating Ivy League class. In June 2001, he appeared...

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Whitney Checks Into Rehab

    Whitney Checks Into Rehab | ARTICLE

    Whitney Houston has checked into an undisclosed drug rehabilitation facility for treatment. A statement from the R&B singer's publicist said that Houston thanks fans for "their support and prayers," but no further information was available.The news comes...

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Gwen Stefani Gets Dance Fever

    Gwen Stefani Gets Dance Fever | ARTICLE

    Gwen Stefani has finished five tracks for her solo debut, which she hopes to preview with a new single this summer. The No Doubt singer has sixteen songs written for the dance record and says she plans on...

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • PJ Harvey Readies New Set

    PJ Harvey Readies New Set | ARTICLE

    PJ Harvey has set a summer release for her sixth studio album, and first in almost four years.The yet-untitled record follows Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, and like that album finds Polly Jean Harvey...

    March 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • EMI Traps Danger Mouse

    EMI Traps Danger Mouse | ARTICLE

    EMI, the company that controls the Beatles' catalog, has issued a "cease and desist" order to an underground DJ who fused the Fab Four's "White Album" with Jay-Z's The Black Album. DJ Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton) took...

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • R.E.M. Offer "Stirling" DVD

    R.E.M. Offer "Stirling" DVD | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. are hunkered down in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, working on their fourteenth album, with plans for a release this fall. In the meantime, the band will offer Perfect Square, their first concert film in almost...

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Faith Evans Arrested

    Faith Evans Arrested | ARTICLE

    Faith Evans and her husband/manager Todd Russaw were arrested this week and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.The R&B singer and her executive husband were busted in Hapeville, Georgia, just south of Atlanta. The couple reside...

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Pleads Innocent

    Jackson Pleads Innocent | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson entered a plea of not guilty in a Santa Maria, California, courtroom today, to multiple charges of child molestation.Though hundreds of fans enthusiastically greeted Jackson upon his arrival to the courthouse, he was reprimanded by...

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Britney Weds, Annuls Marriage

    Britney Weds, Annuls Marriage | ARTICLE

    Britney Spears' label said she "took a joke too far" on Saturday morning when she married a childhood friend in a quickie ceremony in Las Vegas, only to file for an annulment a few hours later.Spears, 22,...

    January 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Jackson Says Police Hurt Him

    Jackson Says Police Hurt Him | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson said that he was "manhandled" by police during his arrest last month, suffering injuries to his arms, including a dislocated shoulder, that continue to cause him pain. Jackson spoke with 60 Minutes' Ed Bradley on Christmas day in...

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Who Return to Wight

    The Who Return to Wight | ARTICLE

    Thirty-four years after being banned from the Isle of Wight Festival, the Who will return as headliners for next year's edition, set to run June 11th through June 13th. David Bowie and the Stereophonics will also perform. In...

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Da Band's Dylan Jail Bound?

    Da Band's Dylan Jail Bound? | ARTICLE

    Though Dylan John, the Grenada-born reggae rapper in Bad Boy's Da Band credits the group with keeping him out of prison, his promotional work with the group might send him there anyway. "If it wasn't for Diddy, I would have...

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM ET