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  • Blondie Rock CBGB Rally

    Blondie Rock CBGB Rally | ARTICLE

    In an effort to save the legendary punk club CBGB, Blondie, Public Enemy and Gavin Rossdale's new band Institute rocked New York City's Washington Square Park Wednesday. The four-hour rally, which began at 3 p.m., was organized by...

    September 1, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Fireworks Salute Hunter S. Thompson

    Fireworks Salute Hunter S. Thompson | ARTICLE

    Fireworks containing the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson were fired into the sky above his home near Aspen, Colorado, last Saturday in a farewell ceremony to the late author and "gonzo" journalist. Along with family, several guests...

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Eminem Enters Rehab

    Eminem Enters Rehab | ARTICLE

    Eminem has been hospitalized and is undergoing treatment for dependency on sleep medication. The news of the Detroit rapper's habit comes just three days after he cancelled his European tour, which was set to begin September 1st...

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Babyface Gets Grown

    Babyface Gets Grown | ARTICLE

    Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds -- who's produced and written songs for Celine Dion, TLC, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton, to name a few -- says his first...

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher, Dion Salute Luther Vandross

    Usher, Dion Salute Luther Vandross | ARTICLE

    Usher, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Babyface, Patti Labelle, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx are among the artists contributing to So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross, due September...

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Ibrahim Ferrer Dies at 78

    Ibrahim Ferrer Dies at 78 | ARTICLE

    Ibrahim Ferrer of the Buena Vista Social Club died Saturday in Havana, Cuba, after a week-long bout with emphysema. The Afro-Cuban vocalist was seventy-eight years old. Ferrer was one of the founding members of the Cuban collective that...

    August 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Green Day Top VMA Noms

    Green Day Top VMA Noms | ARTICLE

    Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "American Idiot" earned the veteran punk rockers eight 2005 MTV Video Music Award nominations, more than any other act, including a nod for Video of the Year for "Boulevard." Gwen...

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Sheryl Crow Sings for Lance Armstrong

    Sheryl Crow Sings for Lance Armstrong | ARTICLE

    Sheryl Crow will release her new album, Wildflower, on September 27th. The title track was written for her boyfriend, champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. "[It] was inspired by Lance, as well as his three kids," Crow says of the...

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews, Neil Young Announce Farm Aid

    Dave Matthews, Neil Young Announce Farm Aid | ARTICLE

    Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will head to Chicago this year for Farm Aid. The twentieth-anniversary concert, to be held at the Tweeter Center on September 18th, will wrap a weeklong series of...

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Roots, Mos Def Rap for Rhinos

    Roots, Mos Def Rap for Rhinos | ARTICLE

    High-minded hip-hoppers the Roots and De La Soul teamed to support their horned friends in New York's Central Park on Tuesday night, headlining designer Marc Ecko's sold-out Save the Rhinos benefit concert. The event raised $150,000 to...

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Orgy Make a "Spectacle"

    Orgy Make a "Spectacle" | ARTICLE

    Orgy are recording their fourth studio album in singer Jay Gordon and bassist Paige Hayley's Los Angeles studio. The alt-metal band has already laid down four of the twenty songs they've penned for the follow-up to last...

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Carrie Underwood Tops Bo Bice as 'Idol'

    Carrie Underwood Tops Bo Bice as 'Idol' | ARTICLE

    Twenty-two-year-old Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood won the fourth installment of the American Idol competition at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre Wednesday night. She joins Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino as Idol champs, and is the first...

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Eyed Peas Back in Business

    Black Eyed Peas Back in Business | ARTICLE

    Black Eyed Peas characterize their fourth album, Monkey Business (due June 7th), as a great leap forward. "This record is blow-for-blow better than [2003's] Elephunk in the creativity, the substance and the groove," says frontman/producer Will.I.Am. "It's...

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Britney Spears Pregnant

    Britney Spears Pregnant | ARTICLE

    Britney Spears has put an end to the tabloid rumors that she is expecting a baby . . . by confirming them. Spears, who married husband Kevin Federline in September, announced yesterday that she is indeed pregnant....

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Chuck D, Flavor Flav Square Off

    Chuck D, Flavor Flav Square Off | ARTICLE

    Public Enemy made their name by protesting social injustice, but lately they have turned their attention to the actions of one of their own members. Last week, on behalf of the veteran hip-hop group, frontman Chuck D...

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Whitney Houston Back in Rehab

    Whitney Houston Back in Rehab | ARTICLE

    Whitney Houston was re-admitted into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility yesterday, a year after her last reported stay. Rumors of Houston's -- and husband Bobby Brown's -- drug addiction were initially sparked by Houston's arrest in January 2000...

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Game and 50 Say Sorry

    Game and 50 Say Sorry | ARTICLE

    Wednesday, on the eighth anniversary of the death of hip-hop legend the Notorious B.I.G., 50 Cent and the Game appeared together to put an end to their much-publicized dispute. The press conference, which took place at the...

    March 9, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • NYC's Hot 97 Under Fire

    NYC's Hot 97 Under Fire | ARTICLE

    New York's Hot 97 was the setting for two recent high-profile shootings, and now the radio station has become a target itself -- of artists and activists who charge that it promotes violence in the hip-hop...

    March 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
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