Richie Hayward, founding drummer of the funky Los Angeles rock band Little Feat, died Aug. 12 in Comox, British Columbia, Canada, after a year-long bout with liver cancer. He was 64.
Grab a look at a snazzy video press kit for Robert Plant's new album "Band of Joy," due Sept. 14 from Rounder Records. It's the ex-Led Zeppelin front man's first release since his 2007 duo project…
Instrument retailer Guitar Center is launching "Guitar Center Sessions," an interview/performance series featuring noted musicians, on DirecTV with a debut Aug. 21 episode featuring Peter Gabriel…
"Collaborations," a limited edition collection devoted to recordings by sitar master Ravi Shankar and his greatest pop music disciple, George Harrison of the Beatles, will be released by Rhino's…
As he stepped aboard World Fare's "busTAURANT" — a deluxe catering truck that parked, with some difficulty, in the heart of L.A.'s Miracle Mile on Wednesday afternoon — Alejandro Escovedo asked…
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.