Hendrix Drummer Buddy Miles Dies At 60

Buddy Miles, who co-founded and played drums in Band Of Gypsys with Jimi Hendrix, passed away yesterday (Feb. 26) in Austin, Texas, at the age of 60. A cause of death has yet to be announced.

Ja Rule Can’t Post Bail For Friends

A judge in New York says Ja Rule can't post bail for co-defendants in a gun possession case -- and she wants the duo to come up with their own money.

Winehouse Wants To Postpone Hearing

Amy Winehouse's lawyer has asked a Norwegian district court to postpone a hearing for the British singer/songwriter, who is accused of drug possession.

MMW Plotting Three Records, Summer Camp

Feeling free from the confines of traditional label standards of write, release, tour, jazz-fusion trio Medeski Martin and Wood have slated three unique albums for 2008, with the material being written and developed during three separate tours.

Johnson’s ‘Static’ Prevails Again On Album Chart

Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. Despite a 42% slip in sales, the Brushfire effort stays above the 100,000 mark, moving 105,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The Verve Books Spring U.S. Shows

The Verve has scheduled its first U.S. shows in nearly a decade in conjunction with its late April appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. The group will play in Las Vegas on April 26 and in New York on April 28-29.

Spice Girl Mel C Finds ‘Time’ For New Album

With the Spice Girls reunion tour having wrapped in Toronto last night (Feb. 26), Melanie C is resuming her solo career with her fourth album, "This Time." The set is due April 8 via her own Red Girl imprint.

Timberlake, Reed, Joel To Induct Rock Hall Class

Justin Timberlake, Lou Reed, Billy Joel and Ben Harper are among the big names who've signed up to induct members of the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class next month in New York.

Billboard Bits: Eddie Vedder, Get a Life Tour, CMT Awards

For each of the sold-out shows, five pairs of second-row seats and an autographed, limited-edition poster are up for bid through March 7.

Augustana Sounding ‘Sweet’ On Sophomore CD

Augustana will look to move to the next level with its sophomore album, "Can't Love, Can't Hurt," due April 29 via Epic.

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