EMI has just announced a massive John Lennon reissue campaign for October. The most interesting title of the lot is a new edition of "Double Fantasy," the 1980 album Lennon recorded with his…
EMI Music will commemorate the 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth in October with a flight of new releases.
Antibalas, the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat unit that has served as the house band for the musical "Fela!" during the Tony-winning show's off-Broadway and Broadway runs, is pulling up stakes for a series…
In about two weeks' time, thousands of Beatlemaniacs will trek to the Hollywood Bowl for the venue's July 9-11 "Beatles Celebration," with the Bowl Orchestra supporting Patti Austin, Rob Laufer…
Pete Quaife, founding bassist for the '60s British Invasion quartet the Kinks, has died, according to a BBC report. He was 66.
It's somewhat surprising that more people haven't viewed this astonishingly crisp YouTube video of Michael Jackson (singing live!) and his brothers in their prime, performing their first big hit…
The late founding Kinks bassist Pete Quaife was almost the group's lead guitarist — according to Dave Davies' autobiography, Quaife lost a coin toss and was relegated to the rhythm section. The…
A group of 18 artists will be presented with lifetime achievement awards from the National Endowment For the Arts on Friday. Yes, Philip Glass, the Marsalis family, blah blah blah. And let's hear…
Composers Bruce Broughton and Dennis McCarthy received special honors from ASCAP at the performance rights group's Film and Television Awards ceremony Thursday at the BevHilton.
As noted in a previous SoundCheck post, Rhino Handmade is reissuing a complete version of L.A. punk forefathers the Germs' final show at the late, lamented Starwood on Dec. 3, 1980, days before lead…