November 28, 2004 |
Does the music business need a David Stern? The National Basketball Assn. commissioner took swift and strict action against the players involved in the recent brawl with fans in Detroit. His message in suspending Indiana Pacer star Ron Artest -- the most flagrant offender -- for the rest of the season at a cost to Artest of nearly $5 million in lost salary, was a clear one of zero tolerance for such behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2004 |
A rap artist suspected of stabbing a man at this week's Vibe awards ceremony surrendered to Santa Monica police detectives Friday. David Darnell Brown, 23, who records under the name Young Buck, faces assault and attempted murder charges in connection with the stabbing of Jimmy James Johnson, 26. Authorities believe Brown stabbed Johnson during a melee that broke out just before rap star and record producer Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2004 |
Santa Monica police named a young rap entertainer Tuesday as the suspect in a stabbing during a melee at the Vibe music awards. David Darnell Brown, 23, was sought in the attack Monday night on Jimmy James Johnson, 26, of Los Angeles, who remained in stable condition Tuesday, police said. Brown is better known to rap fans as Young Buck, a member of the G Unit, a rap collective that has been among the hottest names in pop music.
October 19, 1999 |
The magazine industry is abuzz about who will buy Vibe, Spin and Blaze now that Miller Publishing Group has put its prized music publications on the selling block. Since the Los Angeles-based publishing company hired investment banker Salomon Smith Barney to explore a deal, a Chicago investment firm and the former president of Vibe/Spin Ventures have emerged as potential buyers of the hip, urban magazines. Some say Miller Publishing Chairman Robert L.
November 13, 1997 |
Among the losing bidders for Petersen Publishing last year was Robert L. Miller, an expansion-minded executive who helped create such magazines as Vibe and Martha Stewart Living during a 23-year career at Time Inc. You won't find Miller licking his wounds, though. With backing from a prominent investment firm, Miller last month scooped up six sports magazines--more than doubling the size of his Los Angeles-based media company.
July 25, 1997 |
A new pop culture magazine aimed at young males is set to compete with the likes of Rolling Stone and Details when it hits newsstands next year, its publisher said Thursday. Bob Guccione Jr., who co-founded Spin magazine in 1985 and sold it last month, told Reuters he is now working on a magazine called Gear, which he envisages will be the first step in a diversified publishing empire. The first two issues of Gear, beginning September 1998, will be quarterly, and then it will become a monthly.