Few Beatlemaniacs who witnessed the Beatles' U.S. apotheosis on "The Ed Sullivan Show" can fail to be excited anew by footage from the band's 1964-65 appearances on the CBS variety show. It's…
Exiting a long-standing relationship with troubled EMI Music, indie imprint S-Curve Records has inked a new distribution pact with Universal Music Distribution.
Warner Bros. Records is offering two bonus tracks from Hans Zimmer's score for Christopher Nolan's hit pic "Inception" at www.inceptionscore.com. The tracks, "Projections" and "Don't Think About…
Eric Levin, owner of Atlanta's wonderful independent store Criminal Records, also heads up the Alliance of Independent Media Stores, a coalition of indie retailers. Levin sends out a weekly…
Chris Dedrick, who led the cult pop vocal unit the Free Design before moving on to a successful career composing for film and TV in Canada, died Aug. 6 in Toronto.
The orchestral indie rock band the Arcade Fire notches its first No. 1 album this week, as "The Suburbs" fends off Eminem's still-potent "Recovery" to conquer the top of the U.S. album chart.
As the Crowes Fly: Those hard-rockin' hemp-smokin' Black Crowes bound onto the album chart this week with "Croweology," which enters at No. 13 with 21,000 moved, good for honors outside the top 10…
While it appears we'll have to wait a while for anyone to address the long-running conflicts in the Middle East musically, a couple of ambitious releases out this month look back at music inspired by…
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, a defining guitarist of '70s funk via his work behind James Brown and in Parliament-Funkadelic, died Aug. 6 in Cincinnati of cancer. He was 66.
Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones have been joined at the (very) hip since the director's 1973 breakthrough pic "Mean Streets" (above), in which Harvey Keitel's character Charlie makes a very…