Back catalog is often called the backbone of the record industry, and it showed plenty of spine in 2010.
The Dangerous Minds blog (sampled today, somewhat selectively, by The Daily Swarm) has dipped into Windy City artist and student of the arcane Plastic Crimewave's "The Secret History of Chicago…
For a third year, the Recording Academy will unveil the Grammy nominations with an hourlong concert special on CBS.
It always comes as a shock to learn that a film released in one's own lifetime is in need of restoration. But that's the case for Tony Silver's 1983 documentary "Style Wars." The picture was among…
There is some insight and a good deal of pure hooey in historian and Princeton prof Sean Wilentz's book "Bob Dylan in America," which Doubleday is publishing a couple of weeks hence. The New Yorker…
Sheryl Crow continues to work her recent album "100 Miles From Memphis" hard, and she's taking her promotional efforts to some unexpected places. The vocalist — seen here singing the national anthem…
Thirty-three years ago today, a friend called from Wisconsin asking if we'd heard that Elvis Presley had died. Above is a reminder of why we cared: a clip from Elvis' second TV appearance, on the…
Reversing the usual trend of rap labels signing with Interscope Records, G-Unit has exited Interscope for a distribution and marketing deal with struggling EMI Music's third-party arm EMI Label…
Herman Leonard died Saturday in Los Angeles at 87. He was not a musician, but a photographer who forged some of the most memorable images of musicians ever snapped. Jazz was his metier. He had moved…
Abbey Lincoln, who morphed from singer to firebrand during civil rights movement, died Aug. 14.