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…
Phelps "Catfish" Collins, the '70s guitar monster who powered James Brown's J.B.'s and Parliament-Funkadelic in tandem with his brother Bootsy, died Friday (Aug. 6) in Cincinnati. His passing…
Scripps Networks Interactive's acquisition of a majority stake in the Travel Channel looks to be a winner so far. Scripps reported second quarter revenue gains on Monday of 32% to $516 million…
Best Associated Press story of the day: Pee-wee Herman (a/k/a actor-comedian Paul Reubens) has trekked to the annual motorcycle rally at Sturgis, S.D., to recreate his famous biker-bar dance in the…
Bad Religion's lead singer Greg Graffin is a brainy guy. Over the course of the L.A. punk-pop band's three-decade history, he's found time to collect a Ph.D in zoology from Cornell University and a…