Richard "Scar" Lopez, who scored a national top 40 hit with Cannibal and the Headhunters' 1965 version of "Land of a Thousand Dances," died July 30 of lung cancer in Garden Grove, Calif.. He was 65.
Michael Been, former front man for the Northern California rock band the Call, died after suffering a heart attack Aug. 19 at Pukkelpop Festival near Hasselt, Belgium. He was 60.
Well-traveled Los Angeles songwriter, guitarist and producer Kenny Edwards died Aug. 18 in Southern California, according to the musician's website. He was 64 and had been battling prostate cancer…
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. A New York PR firm sent along some verbiage today about a new album, "If a Band Plays in the Woods…?" by the band Philistines Jr. SoundCheck's…
Maggie Gyllenhaal has started to talk up a biopic about Bill Monroe in which she would co-star with her hubby Peter Sarsgaard. Happily, T Bone Burnett ("Walk the Line," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?")…
With Mick huddling with Scorsese and Keef wrapping his autobiography, Ronnie Wood decided to get off his bum and make a solo record. Eagle Records will issue the Stones guitarist's "I Feel Like…
A joker no longer, Steve Miller is setting up shop as artist in residence this fall at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, according to the singer-guitarist's label…
EMI Group's balance sheet improved in the fiscal year ended March 30, as the financially troubled U.K. music company announced revenues up 5.2% to $2.6 billion over fiscal 2009 in an annual report…
Eminem's "Recovery" reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the U.S. album chart last week, as four new releases popped into the top 10.
Soundtracks a Go Go: Soundtrack albums were making a lot of noise near the top of the U.S. album chart this week. Sony's "Eat, Pray, Love" set, already a chart item thanks to heavy merchandising at…