"One tune to rule them all, one tune to find them…" Tolkien geeks take note: As part of Amoeba Music's "Sunday Sound Matinee" series, actor Elijah Wood — better known to most as Frodo Baggins of…
Derf Scratch, founding bassist for the notorious Los Angeles punk band Fear, died due to complications from a long-term liver ailment July 28 in Camarillo, Calif. He was 58.
Avenged Sevenfold's "Nightmare" noses Eminem's "Recovery" out of the No. 1 slot on the national album chart this week, as the Southern California metal band bows at the top of an otherwise static top…
Anybody want to make a Starbucks run? This week's chart is making me sleepy… Collabos Rule: "The Gates Mixed Plate," a collection of collaborations by rapper Tech N9ne issued under the imaginative…
Barbra Streisand will be honored by the Recording Academy as its 2011 MusiCares person of the year at its annual dinner and concert on Feb. 11.
Bobby Hebb, whose 1966 hit "Sunny" was a magnum opus of the era's sunshine pop, died in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 3 of cancer. He was 72.
Was Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" really "the first rock 'n' roll record?" That question will never be answered satisfactorily, but the 1951 song and its architect Ike Turner are being celebrated…
Elton John and Leon Russell will appear together and front their own bands at the Hollywood Palladium on Nov. 3, in support of their new collaborative album "The Union." Tickets for the show go on…
An eagle-eyed poster on the Bob Dylan news site Expecting Rain found an Amazon.com link to Sony Legacy's "The Original Mono Recordings," the as-yet-officially-unannounced boxed set of Dylan's first…
Variety's obituary for Mitch Miller, who died Saturday at 99, enumerates some of the achievements of Miller's musical career, as well as some of his lesser moments. (Peace, Sinatra fans.) But one…